The Resource Labrador odyssey : the journal and photographs of Eliot Curwen on the second voyage of Wilfred Grenfell, 1893, edited by Ronald Rompkey

Labrador odyssey : the journal and photographs of Eliot Curwen on the second voyage of Wilfred Grenfell, 1893, edited by Ronald Rompkey

Label
Labrador odyssey : the journal and photographs of Eliot Curwen on the second voyage of Wilfred Grenfell, 1893
Title
Labrador odyssey
Title remainder
the journal and photographs of Eliot Curwen on the second voyage of Wilfred Grenfell, 1893
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ronald Rompkey
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A religious, well-educated Victorian, Eliot Curwen takes us into the heart of the colonial society he encountered. His journal provides insights into its pervasive sectarianism, the tawdry political world of St John's, the rudimentary conditions aboard the fishing schooners, and the poverty of the Labrador "livyers," the permanent white settlers who had intermarried with the Inuit. He provides fresh details about the lives of the Moravian Brethren, the first missionaries to the Native population, and comments on the wildlife, the natural environment, and the general disposition of the countryside. Curwen's candid remarks about Grenfell reveal details about the young missionary and social reformer not found elsewhere. The introduction and annotations by Ronald Rompkey, Grenfell's biographer, establish the historical, political, and social contexts of the journal. Rompkey has included official letters and reports from Grenfell and other members of the expedition to supplement Curwen's rather private account, as well as numerous photographs taken by both Curwen and Grenfell to publicize their work."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
971.8/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1137
LC item number
.C87 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
McGill-Queen's/Hannah Institute studies in the history of medicine, health, and society,
Series volume
3
Label
Labrador odyssey : the journal and photographs of Eliot Curwen on the second voyage of Wilfred Grenfell, 1893, edited by Ronald Rompkey
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxvii-xxxix) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn884280423
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxix, 231 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773565746
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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22573/ctt12k7pvs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35873528
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884280423
  • pebcs0773565744

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