Fonds F01252 - Ernest Cockburn Kyte fonds

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Ernest Cockburn Kyte fonds

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CA ON00239 F01252

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  • 1906-1976 (Creation)
    Kyte, Ernest Cockburn

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1 m of textual records, 6 photographs

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Ernest Cockburn Kyte was born in Cardiff, Wales in 1876. He began his library career at the age of eighteen, gaining wide experience by cataloging the private collections of the Duke of Marlborough at Blenheim, the Earl of Veralum of St. Albans and Earl Cadogan at Bury St. Edmonds. In 1927 Mr. Kyte came to Canada from the post of Librarian, the Royal Library at Sandringham. From 1928 to 1947 Kyte was chief Librarian, Queen's University Library. He was an early advocate of a National Library for Canada and a founding member of the Bibliographic Society of Canada. Mr. Kyte died in 1971 at Peterborough.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, personal memoranda and assorted printed material. The manuscripts include lectures, articles, short stories, poetry and radio broadcasts. Topics include literature, Canadian history and, the library profession. The personal material includes biographical material.

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Donated by E.C. Kyte - 1968 Donated by Mrs. E.C. (Anne) Kyte - 1972 Donated by Marguerite Lee -1987


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  • English

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Public domain

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No further accruals are expected

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