Title and statement of responsibility area
Thomas Wicks fonds
General material designation
- Textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
[ca. 1854-1947] (Creation)
- Wicks, Thomas P.
Physical description area
- 0.06 m of textual records
- 10 photographs (includes 1 daguerreotype and 2 ambrotypes)
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Thomas Wicks was born in La Cola, Quebec. In 1882 he signed on an as apprentice on sailing ships and landed in B.C. in 1883. Christened Skookum Tom by the Coast Indians, he lived near Alert Bay. From 1903-1907 he lived in Vancouver, but returned to Alert Bay, serving there as a police officer. In 1911 he married Kate Curling. He helped raise money for the Alert Bay Mission Church. In 1916 he served in the Pioneer Battalion overseas. After the War he farmed in the Chilliwack district, a highly successful market gardener. Briefs were prepared on the operation of the farm for presentation to committees for returned soldiers farms in Britain. In 1938 he moved to Nanaimo.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of correspondence and personal papers, relating to farming ventures, 1931-1947; a letter concerning the Alert Bay Mission Church, 1913; a letter to Wicks from MacKenzie King, 1946; the manuscript of Wicks autobiography; several photographs of members of the Wicks family and Ned Fregonne.
Immediate source of acquisition
Presented by T.P. Wicks in 1939-1942.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Photographs have been separated for preservation purposes.