Collection APL 063 - Henry Gordon collection

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Henry Gordon collection

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CA Them Days APL 063

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  • 1918, 1919 (Creation)

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1.0 cm textual records

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Biographical history

Rev. Henry Gordon (1887 – 1971) was born in England and educated at Keble College in Oxford. He was ordained a Church of England priest in 1911, and volunteered to go to Labrador as a missionary four years later. While in Labrador, Rev. Gordon’s parish stretched some 320-km from southern Batteau to Cape Harrison. Rev. Gordon stationed himself in Cartwright where he kept a journal in which he recorded details concerning the life and hardships of the people he served. His diary, covering the years 1915 to 1925, was published by the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador under the title, ‘The Labrador Parson’. While in Labrador Rev. Gordon recognized the need for a public boarding school for the children, and through fundraising, established the Labrador Public School in 1920 at Muddy Bay.

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Scope and content

Collection consists of Henry Gordon’s diary of the Spanish Flu epidemic (1918), handwritten and typewritten copy by Doris Saunders; photocopies of correspondence between: Clara Ashall and the Colonial and Continental Church Society (1918), Henry Gordon and the Colonial and Continental Church Society (1918), and Clara Ashall and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (1918) regarding the hiring of Miss Ashall as a schoolteacher at the Labrador Public School.

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File 1 acquired by THEM DAYS. File 2 copied from Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador


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Originals stored elsewhere

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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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  • English

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