Fonds MS-2-308, SF Box 36, Folders 27-40 - Edgar Jenkins Vickery fonds

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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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  • 1904-1958 (Creation)

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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.

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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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  • English

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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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July 2012

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  • Box: SF Box 36