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David Bickersteth Magee photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 268

Scope and Contents

Collection includes 15 photographs of Victorian personalities, including Charles Dickens, John Ruskin, Queen Alexandra, and some of the child friends of Charles Dodgson. Dated approximately 1860-1940.


  • approximately 1860-1940


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsiblity of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

David Bickersteth Magee was born June 18, 1905, in Gargrave, England to John Arthur Victor Magee and Gwendolen Georgiana Frances Mary Wilson. In 1925, he immigrated to the United States. He married Dorothea Wilder on October 1, 1931, in San Francisco, California. He worked throughout his life as a bookseller, often traveling back and forth between the United States and England. He died July 17, 1977, in San Francisco, California. David Bickersteth Magee (1905-1977) was a rare book dealer in San Francisco, California. He was the owner of Magee Book Shop.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Photographs were assembled by David Magee, of David Magee Antiquarian Book, prior to their purchase by Brigham Young University. During processing they were separated out from related print and manuscript materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; David Magee; 1976.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also the David Bickersteth Magee collection of Victorian and Edwardian manuscripts (Vault MSS 355).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton; June 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy.

Register of David Bickersteth Magee photographs
Under Revision
Abe Austin
2012 February 23
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States