Fonds MS-10-1 - Roscoe Alfred Fillmore fonds

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Roscoe Alfred Fillmore fonds

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48 cm of textual records (3 boxes)

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Custodial history

The fonds was donated to Dalhousie University by Roscoe Fillmore's daughter, Rosa Skinner, in 1977 (Accession No. 1977-052).

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Fonds consists of fiction, non-fiction and poetry manuscripts, a notebook, leaflets and periodicals, newspaper clippings, and a hardcover copy of The Growing Question, a gardening book published by Fillmore in 1957. Materials relate to Fillmore's interests in horticulture and political activism.

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The fonds is arranged into five series:

  • Clippings, leaflets, and periodicals
  • Roscoe Alfred Fillmore's personal correspondence
  • Manuscripts
  • Personal papers of Roscoe Alfred Fillmore
  • Photographs
    Files in each series are listed alphabetically by title.

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  • Multiple Languages

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English. Some correspondence contains notes in Russian.

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See the Charles MacDonald fonds (MS-2-349) for the records of one of Roscoe Fillmore's longtime associates in Centreville, Nova Scotia. Also see the Roscoe Fillmore Memorial Picnic Organizing Committee fonds (MS-10-10) for records related to the semi-annual picnics held in Fillmore's honour.

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No further accruals are expected.

General note

Preferred citation: [Identification of Item], Roscoe Fillmore fonds, MS-10-1, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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August 2011

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This fonds description comes from the <a href="">Dalhousie University Archives Catalog</a>. The complete, original description is available there.

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