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The new Labrador papers of Captain George Cartwright /
introduced and edited by Marianne P. Stopp.
imprint
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2008.
description
xii, 256 p. : ill. (some col.), facsims., map, plans, ports. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0773533826, 9780773533820
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imprint
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2008.
isbn
0773533826
9780773533820
catalogue key
6519348
 
Gift; Arthur Smith; Apr. 2009.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-250) and index.
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"Represents some unique perspectives at a time in Canadian history when the first attempts at permanent settlement in the North blurred the lines between explorer, adventurer, and entrepreneur." Tim Borlase, Memorial University
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Summaries
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Captain George Cartwright's papers provide instructions for living and subsisting in 18th century Labrador and valuable new historic information.
Main Description
Captain George Cartwright (1739-1819), an English merchant who spent time in Labrador between 1770 and 1786, is best known for the fascinating account of his experiences provided in his Journal of Transactions and Events during a Residence of nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador (1792). In recent years more of his papers have been discovered and stand alongside his journal as important source material for the early colonial period in the Atlantic region. Transcribed from original documents and extensively annotated by Marianne Stopp, the new papers deal with practical matters such as how to build a house in a sub-arctic climate, the best methods of sealing, trapping, and salmon fishing, as well as merchant rivalries and trade with Aboriginal groups. Cartwrights papers are of value for what they tell us about early methods and materials; Stopps detailed introduction provides a history of Cartwrights Labrador and discusses these new papers with respect to early architecture, ethnohistory, material culture, and Inuit studies.
Main Description
Captain George Cartwright (1739-1819), an English merchant who spent time in Labrador between 1770 and 1786, is best known for the fascinating account of his experiences provided in his Journal of Transactions and Events during a Residence of nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador (1792). In recent years more of his papers have been discovered and stand alongside his journal as important source material for the early colonial period in the Atlantic region. Transcribed from original documents and extensively annotated by Marianne Stopp, the new papers deal with practical matters such as how to build a house in a sub-arctic climate, the best methods of sealing, trapping, and salmon fishing, as well as merchant rivalries and trade with Aboriginal groups. Cartwright's papers are of value for what they tell us about early methods and materials; Stopp's detailed introduction provides a history of Cartwright's Labrador and discusses these new papers with respect to early architecture, ethnohistory, material culture, and Inuit studies.
Main Description
New Labrador Papers of Captain George Cartwright presents new documents written by Captain George Cartwright (1739-1819) that stand alongside his famous journal as important source material for the early colonial period in the Atlantic region. An English merchant in Labrador between 1770-86, Cartwright published a fascinating account of these years in A Journal of Transactions and Events during a Residence of nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador (1792). The new Cartwright papers add to this work with material of a more specific nature such as instructions for trading, for building houses, sealing, and trapping, and with further information on subjects ranging from the early Inuit, the southern Labrador caribou herd, eighteenth century medicines, the original portrait of George Cartwright, and a second portrait of an Inuit woman. At a technical level, the papers are of value for what they tell us about early methods and materials. They are also important primary sources for research in early architecture, ethnohistory, material culture, and Inuit studies.
Main Description
New Labrador Papers of Captain George Cartwrightpresents new documents written by Captain George Cartwright (1739-1819) that stand alongside his famous journal as important source material for the early colonial period in the Atlantic region. An English merchant in Labrador between 1770-86, Cartwright published a fascinating account of these years inA Journal of Transactions and Events during a Residence of nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador(1792). The new Cartwright papers add to this work with material of a more specific nature such as instructions for trading, for building houses, sealing, and trapping, and with further information on subjects ranging from the early Inuit, the southern Labrador caribou herd, eighteenth century medicines, the original portrait of George Cartwright, and a second portrait of an Inuit woman. At a technical level, the papers are of value for what they tell us about early methods and materials. They are also important primary sources for research in early architecture, ethnohistory, material culture, and Inuit studies.
Table of Contents
"Observe Everything and Carefully Enter All": An Introduction to Labrador and the Life of Captain George Cartwright
The Labrador Writings of George Cartwrightp. 3
Human Settlement in Labradorp. 8
An Account of George Cartwright's Lifep. 24
A Description of the New Cartwright Papersp. 34
Historical Relevance of the New Cartwright Papersp. 44
The New Cartwright Papers
Additions to the Labrador Companionp. 83
Index for Goodsp. 192
Memorandum for Wp. 200
The Correspondencep. 206
The Loose Papersp. 228
Notesp. 237
Bibliographyp. 243
Indexp. 251
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