Fonds BC 1473 - Harold Escott fonds

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Harold Escott fonds

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CA UBCSP BC 1473

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  • 1919-1974 (Creation)
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    Escott, Harold Edward

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1.5 m of textual records;20 photographs

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(1881-1979)

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Harold Escott was born in Great Britain. During his lifetime he recorded his experiences and those of the world around him. He served in India after World War I and moved to Canada, becoming a gardening enthusiast, poet and Coquitlam resident.

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The fonds consists of photographs, diaries, correspondence, poetry and prose manuscripts, press clippings and notes reflecting Escott's observant and participatory nature. Diaries consist of comments of daily major news events (1919-1973), notes on personal experiences and comments on local events. The poetry manuscripts include both original and transcribed works. Photographs depict Stanley Park and other area of Vancouver.

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Inventory available. Online Finding Aid

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BCAUL control number: UBCSP-256

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