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Jeffers, George William
TitleJeffers, George William
Scope and Content of FondsThis collection contains only a small portion of the papers of George Jeffers, who as a teacher, scientist and writer, must have amassed a large body of materials in his lifetime. Some of his papers were dispersed in an estate sale in Virginia sometime after his death; there whereabouts are unknown, nor is there any knowledge of other papers in an archive in Virginia or some other American institution. - - The largest items contained in this collection are two studies on the capelin, the small food fish which spawns on the coasts of Newfoundland each spring. Both were written by Jeffers, one as his doctoral dissertation for the University of Toronto in 1931.The collection also contains photographs of capelin, capelin fishing and fishermen, probably from the Conception Bay area where Jeffers grew up. There are several other photographs, clippings, two pieces of correspondence and some miscellaneous items, all related to Newfoundland. - - This collection should prove beneficial to those interested in the capelin and in Jeffers study of these important links in the food chain.
Author of Finding AidRiggs, Bert, 1954-
Date of Finding Aid1997
Resource TypeFinding Aid
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
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