Fonds 1055 - John Burgon Bickersteth fonds

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UTA 1055


John Burgon Bickersteth fonds


  • 1913-1983 (Creation)

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0.22 m of textual and graphic records and moving images (3 boxes)

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John Burgon Bickersteth was appointed Warden of Hart House in 1921 and continued in this position until his retirement in 1947. He retired to Canterbury, England, where he was born in 1888. He died February 1, 1979.

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Fonds consists of 2 series

B2001-0018: Records documenting John Burgon Bickersteth, Warden of Hart House (retired 1947). Includes mainly correspondence as well as reports, published addresses, manuscripts, photographs and films. 1919-1958.

B2005-0013: Personal records of former Warden of Hart House, J. B. Bickersteth. Includes personal correspondence with family, friends, politicians, colleagues at University of Toronto including Robertson Davies as well as other academic institutions, mainly following his retirement; speeches, arrangements for his 90th birthday celebration dinner at Hart House. Also includes correspondence and other papers relating to Hart House memorial on his death and matters relating to his estate. 1913-1983.

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