Fonds MS-2-308 - Vickery family fonds

Recollections of Starr House : [poem]

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Vickery family fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • Variations in title: Formerly known as Edgar Jenkins Vickery fonds.

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  • 1904-1963 (Creation)
    Vickery family

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5 cm of textual records (16 folders)

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Biographical history

Edgar Jenkins Vickery married Mary Katherine Dudman (daughter of William Dudman and Susan Martha Starr) in 1888. Together they had four children: John Edgar Vickery (1890), Herbert Bradford Vickery (1893), Mary Frances Vickery (1898), and Katherine Starr Vickery (1903). Mary Frances Vickery married John Edwin Goudey in 1921 and Katherine Starr Vickery married Arthur Kay.

Custodial history

Fonds was accessioned by the Archives in 1978 (accession 1978-002). Custodial history is unknown. Accession 1978-002 included eight inscribed books that the University Archives transferred to Special Collections on January 18, 2023.

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Fonds includes a small portion of Vickery's business correspondence with authors and publishers. Fonds also includes several letters to Katherine Vickery Kay regarding the Yarmouth Historical Society.

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  • English

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Archival material does not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.

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Special Collections holds an autographed collection of Canadiana assembled by Vickery. This collection includes eight books acquired by the University Archives in 1978 (accession 1978-002) and transferred to Special Collections in 2023.

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No further accruals expected.

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