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TitleCaptain Cartwright and his Labrador journal
AuthorCartwright, George, 1739-1819
PublisherDana Estes & Co.
Place of PublicationBoston, Mass.
DescriptionFollowing several years as a captain in the British Army, in 1766 George Cartwright became a first lieutenant on the Guernsey and sailed to Newfoundland with the future Governor, sailing around the northeast coast. His next trip to the island was in 1768, as part of an expedition to establish relations with the Beothuks. In 1770 he moved to Labrador to begin business as an entrepreneur and trader, and started to cultivate a very good relationship with the natives of Labrador. During the sixteen years he spent living in Labrador, Cartwright kept a journal; this is the abridged version of that diary: "...I [Charles Townsend] have reproduced the Journal without any changes... omitting only the unimportant details and the mass of repetition." (preface) -- Includes a poem "Labrador: a poetical epistle" (p. 363-372). With an introduction by Wilfred Grenfell.
SubjectBeothuk Indians
Frontier and pioneer life--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador
Hunting--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador
Labrador (N.L.)--Description and travel
ContributorsGrenfell, Wilfred Thomason, Sir, 1865-1940
Townsend, Charles Wendell,1859-1934 (editor)
Physical Descriptionxxxiii, 385 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill., map (1 folded sheet)
NoteIncludes reproduction of title page of original edition, Newark, Eng., 1792, with title: "Journal of transactions and events, during a residence of nearly sixteen years on the coast of Labrador; containing many interesting particulars, both of the country and its inhabitants, not hitherto known." (p. 1.)
Bibliography NoteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador
Time Period1770-1786
Local Call NumberFF 1040 C2
Resource TypeBook
FormatImage/jpeg: Application/pdf
Record NumberCNS-B0263
CollectionCentre for Newfoundland Studies - Digitized Books.
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Centre for Newfoundland Studies
SourcePaper text held in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies
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