Photo: E.D. Hicks II, 1885
Scope and Contents
The Edward Dickson Hicks collection, 1798-1979 is comprised of letters, farm records, legal contracts, photos, drawings, receipts, newspaper articles, and account books of or relating to the members of the Hicks family. It also includes various artifacts from E.D. Hicks II’s experience in the California Gold Rush and E.D. Hicks IV’s time serving in World War I. Much of the content consists of personal correspondence between relatives. There is also a significant amount of material relating to the management of Devon Farms and the various organizations E.D. Hicks II, E.D. Hicks IV, and William Hunter Giers Hicks were involved in. Overall, this collection offers insight into the lives of the members of this family and their contributions to and involvement in the Nashville community. The collection spans over four generations of Hicks. The large majority of the materials pertain to E.D. Hicks II and his immediate family, with a significant amount of material on E.D. Hicks IV and his family as well. Very little content directly relates to E.D. Hicks I and III.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Collection: 6.25 Linear Feet (5 Paige boxes)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository
Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States