Collection MGG4 - Elmer Wilcox and Keith Ingersoll natural history Collection

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Elmer Wilcox and Keith Ingersoll natural history Collection

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  • Textual record

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CA GMA MGG4

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  • [n.d.] - 1993 (Creation)
    Creator
    Ingersoll, L. Keith
  • 1900-1982 (Creation)
    Creator
    Wilcox, Elmer

Physical description

30 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

(1900-1982)

Biographical history

Elmer Wilcox (1900-1982) was born on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick. He loved his home, and spent many hours photographing its birds, flowers, and unique rock formations. Around 1962, Elmer and L. Keith Ingersoll (d. 1993) began a collection of natural history materials. Together they were the force behind the building of the Grand Manan Museum in 1967 to display their collections. Both men held positions on the Museum Board and worked in the museum on displays.

The collection continues to grow as articles are donated by curators, archivists, and board members as new research is published.

Name of creator

([n.d.] - 1993)

Biographical history

L. Keith Ingersoll and Elmer Wilcox were responsible for creating a collection of natural historical materials (which they began to assemble around 1962), and were largely responsible for the creation of the Grand Manan Museum in 1967. Keith became a well-known historian, newspaperman, author, museologist, teacher, and friend of many. Additionally, he served on the Museum Board and worked on museum displays. After leaving Grand Manan, Keith worked for the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John.

Custodial history

The Elmer Wilcox and Keith Ingersoll natural history collection was created by both men in their positions as curators at the Grand Manan Museum. The files were collected and preserved as part of their work.

Scope and content

The collection contains correspondence and publications about the geology, ornithology and biology of Grand Manan and particularly the marine invertebrates. There is also material relating to conservation. Some of the correspondence discusses the display of natural history specimens in a museum. There are also brochures, pamphlets and books from various natural history organizations, published between 1853 and 1995.

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Immediate source of acquisition

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Arrangement by Archivist.

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  • English

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No restrictions.

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Available upon request.

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Further accruals are expected

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