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Edgar Jenkins Vickery fonds
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MS-2-308, SF Box 36, Folders 27-40
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5 cm of textual records (16 folders)
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Edgar J. Vickery was born in 1862 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, to John and Mary Vickery. Orphaned young, at the age of fourteen he went to sea as a cabin boy. In 1887 he opened a book and stationary shop in Yarmouth and, later, The Book Room on Barrington Street in Halifax. He also operated a circulating library, charging 2 cents per day or 10 cents per week. He married Mary Katherine Dudman in 1888, with whom he had four children. Vickery died in 1939.
Fonds was accessioned by the Archives in 1978; custodial history is unknown.
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Fonds comprises primarily Vickery's business correspondence with authors and publishers. There are also several letters to Katherine Vickery Kay regarding the Yarmouth Historical Society.
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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.
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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Edgar Jenkins Vickery fonds, MS-2-308, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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