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Fuller Sisters fonds
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the provenance of the fonds.
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[ca. 1912-1919]. (Creation)
- Fuller Sisters
Physical description area
11 cm of textual records and other material.
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Name of creator
The Fuller family were from Sturminster Newton, Dorset England. The three sisters of the family, Dorothy, Rosalind and Cynthia, performed traditional English, Scottish and Irish folk songs in Victorian costume; their brother Walter acted as their manager. From 1913 to 1917 the sisters toured American towns and cities, especially in the Eastern and Midwestern United States. During this period Walter Fuller was based in New York City. Walter Fuller was married to Crystal Eastman (feminism activist and sister of Max Eastman, author and activist). At the end of the First World War, Walter Fuller returned to England.
Source: McLeods Books. “The Fuller Sisters in U.S.A.” (booksellers’ description).
Available for consultation upon request in collection accession file.
The material was retrieved from the attic of the Eastman summer home on an unknown date, and was sold by McLeod’s books (Vancouver) to Phillip Thomas on an unknown date. The collection was then donated to UBC Library to form part of the Phillip J. Thomas Popular Song Collection.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of textual and graphic material related to the activities of the Fuller siblings as traveling musicians, particularly during their American tour from 1913 to 1917, including correspondence, financial documents such as contracts and receipts, and photographs and drawings from their tours. Fonds also includes printed material such as programs and sheet music which the Fuller family had printed and sold.
Fonds is arranged into series according to the type of documentation: Correspondence, Business and concert documents, Sheet music and lyrics and Photographs and drawings.
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The arrangement into groupings and files by the manuscript seller
has been retained.
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Inventory available. PDF document attached.
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No further accruals are expected.
Photograph identifier: BC-2141
Fonds contains 11 cm of textual records; 10 photographs : b&w; 14 drawings : pencil and ink; 7 paintings : watercolour.