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Erskine Clifton York Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0643

Scope and Contents

Collection relating to the circus career of "Yorkie the Clown", and restaurant owner from Camden, Maine. Includes correspondence, clippings, and memorabilia.

Dates

  • 1839-1955

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Kept at Fogler Library's off-site storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on literary rights available in the library.

Biographical Note

Born in Rockland in 1892, Erskine York began his career as "Yorkie the Clown" in 1926. He worked with Charlie Sparks Circus, Hagenback Wallace, Walter L. Mains, Cole Brothers, and Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey Circuses. He left the circus in 1933 and opened "Yorkie's" restaurant in 1944.

Extent

2 linear feet (1 box)

15 folio items

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection relating to the circus career of "Yorkie the Clown," and restaurant owner from Camden, Maine. Includes correspondence, clippings, and memorabilia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Erskine York in 1969.
Title
Guide to the Erskine Clifton York Papers
Status
Box And Folder List Available
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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University of Maine
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