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Hettasch Family
TitleHettasch Family
Scope and Content of FondsThe Hettasch family papers consists of a small amount of material collected and used by Paul - Hettasch and his son, Siegfried Hettasch, while serving as - Moravian missionaries in Labrador during the years 1898 to 1985 as well as church related material - collected by Siegfried during his retirement in Ontario. The bulk of - the collection consists of material used for Sunday church services: sermons, prayers, hymns and orders - of service. There is also correspondence which deals with the - history of the Moravian mission stations in Labrador, the history of the Moravians in general and some - related Labrador material. There are photographs showing - church buildings, landscapes, and portraits and a small number of postcards. There is a diary, written in - German, kept by Siegfried relating three trips he had taken: a - bicycle trip from Holland to Herrnhut, Germany; a trip to St. Anthony, and a camping trip. There are a few - items which were obviously "inherited" by Siegfried Hettasch - such as an account of the final days in Hebron in 1959 when the community was abandoned, possibly - written by an RCMP officer, and the 1841 Hebron annual report. - This collection is important to those researchers interested in Labrador history, Moravian history, aboriginal - history, built heritage, Inuktitut and German - languages, and early settlement in coastal Labrador.
Author of Finding AidLinda White
Date of Finding Aid1998
Resource TypeFinding Aid
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
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