Collection APL 040 - Edgar Richardson collection

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Edgar Richardson collection

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CA Them Days APL 040

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  • 1972, 1981 (Creation)

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0.5 cm textual records

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(1972, 1981)

Biographical history

Edgar Richardson (1878-1974) worked in a lobster canning factory owned by Will Harding from the age of 14 on an island in the Labrador region. He later moved to Sable River, Nova Scotia where, in 1972, he shared stories of his life on the Labrador coast with his neighbor W. Chris Robart who transcribed them.

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Collection consists of correspondence from W. Chris Robart to THEM DAYS concerning Edgar Richardson (1981); Transcript of Reminiscences of Edgar Richardson (in his 94th year) as told to Chris Robart (1972). Covering dates of material: (1892-1902).

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Donated by Chris Robart in 1981


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Original in possesion of Chris Robart

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No restrictions

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Much material in THEM DAYS Archives has copyright protection. Researchers must obtain permission from copyright holders before publication in any form.

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Originally this story was thought to be fictional as there was never a lobster factory in Labrador. However it pertains to a lobster factory on the Canadian Labrador - (ie Quebec North Shore)

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  • English

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