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J. Garth Taylor fonds
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CA NL0051 PL29
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- J. Garth Taylor
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J. Garth Taylor was born in Cobourg, Ontario, in 1941 and received his Ph. D in anthropology from the University of Toronto in 1968. From 1968 to 1974 he was associate curator in the Ethnology department. He has taught at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and had been employed at the National Museum of Man (later renamed the Canadian Museum of Civilization), Ottawa. Dr. Taylor has done field studies in several native communities, both in the Arctic and subarctic, and has carried out extensive historical research in museums and archives, in addition to being a published author.
Scope and content
Collection consists of articles and papers written by Garth Taylor entitled: "Structure of early contact Labrador Eskimo social units (1968); "William Turner's Journeys to the Caribou Country with Labrador Eskimos in 1780" (1969); "Guns for the Eskimos" (1970); "Moravian Mission Influence of Labrador Inuit, Subsistence" (1776-1830); "Indian-Inuit Relations in Eastern Labrador, 1600-1976" (1979); "Inuit Lands Cessions in the 18th Century: Recent Contributions to the Literature" (1979); "An Eskimo Abroad, 1981- his Diary and Death" (1981); "Eskimo Legends Gathered on the Coast of Labrador During the Summer of 1968"; "The Umiak in Labrador (circa 1980); "The Two Worlds of Mikak" (1983); "Eskimo Answers to an 18th Century Questionnaire" (1972); "Brothers to the Inuit" (1986); "Inventory of Eskimo Ethnographical Collections from the Canadian Eastern Arctic" (no date); "The Arctic Whale Cult in Labrador" (1985); "The Labrador Inuit Kashim (Ceremonial House) Complex" (circa 1990); A book review by Robert McGhee of "Labrador Eskimo Settlements of the Early Contact Period" by Garth Taylor (1975); and from THE BEAVER the articles: "The Birth of an Industry" by Clarence Birdseye (1941); "The Grand Falls" by Alan Cooke (1958); "A Woman's Way" by Alan Cooke; "North West River" by D.M. LeBourdais (1963); "Exploration of Unknown River in the Labrador" by Gillies Ross (1964); "The First Europeans in America" by Gwyn Jones (1964); "A Trapper's Tilt" by William Cochrane (1966); and from AMONG THE DEEP SEA FISHERS the articles: "Mud Lake, Winter Hospital" by Dr. Harry Paddon (1914); "The Humanness of the Liveyere" by T. Smyth Flinn (1915); "A Summer at Indian Harbour" by Henry Kingsley Blake (1916); "People and Things and the Future of Labrador" by Harry L. Paddon (19250; "The Mission's Most Northerly outposts" by Harry L. Paddon (1926); "Yale-Grenfell School for North West River" by an unidentified author (1926); "Dr. Paddon Reviews the Summer's Work at North West River" by an unidentified author (1972); "The Grand Falls of the Labrador" by Varick Frissell (1927); "Radio in the Arctic" by D.J. Lesser (1927); "The Boarding Home at North West River" by Elizabeth Criswell (1927); "Why work in the Labrador is worthwhile" by Dr. Harry Paddon (1927); two letters to the editor from Dr. Harry Paddon and Mina Paddon (1916); and from OUTING the articles: "Camping in a Labrador Snow-Hole" and "The Truth About Fox Farming" both by Clarence Birdseye (circa 1914); from GEOGRAPHICAL BULLETIN the articles: "Population Distribution of the Labrador Coast, Newfoundland" by W.A. Black (1956); "Landforms and Topography of the Lake Melville Area, Labrador, Newfoundland" by Weston Blake Jr. (1956); from THE CANADIAN MAGAZINE the articles: "The Liveyeres: Labrador's Permanent Population" (1912) and "An Eskimo Patriot" (1918) both by W. Lacey Amy; From DATELINE LABRADOR the articles: "The Pastors of the Valley" by an unidentified author (1965) and "The Glory of the Goose" by Corporal A.D. Burden (1965); A letter from Garth Taylor to Doris Saunders regarding material he sent to her (1990) as well as the articles: "Journey of Br. F.W. Riderknecht to the Settlers, South of Hopedale, in the Winter of the Year 1873", from the Moravian Periodical Accounts; "A Journey to the Grand Falls of Labrador" by Henry G. Bryant, from the Bulletin of the Geographical Club of Philadelphia (1894); "An Exploration of Southeastern Labrador" by Henry G. Bryant, from the Bulletin of the Geographical Club of Philadelphia (1913); "The Liveyeres of Labrador" by Victor Rousseau, from Chambers' Journal (1920); "Goose: Key Air Base" by David K. Findlay, from MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE (1943); "Main Street of the Labrador" by Adelaide Leitch, from ATLANTIC GUARDIAN (1949); "Aksunai" by Erwin C. Miller, from the CANADIAN GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL (1955); "Labrador -- 1933" by James Canning, from THE NEWFOUNDLAND SURVEYOR (1960); "The Goose Bay Story" by Vera Ayling, from THE ATLANTIC ADVOCATE (1964); "The Moravians in Labrador, (1771-1805)" by J.K. Miller, from THE POLAR RECORD (1971); "Moravian Mission Influence on Labrador Inuit Subsistence; 1776-1830" by J. Garth Taylor, from APPROACHES TO NATIVE HISTORY IN CANADA; Papers of a conference held at the National Museum of Man, (1977); In Addition: Chapter XXI from WHERE THE FISHERS GO: The Story of Labrador by P.W. Browne, entitled "Forest and Stream" (1909); Chapter 1 of a Department of Mines (Canada) Geological Survey by A.P. Coleman (1921); and a section from the book Le Noveau Quebec, entitled "Indians of Nouveau-Quebec" by John J. Honigmann (1961).
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by J. G. Taylor (1979-1990).
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Originals and some photocopies of originals which are stored elsewhere.
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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
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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THEM DAYS publications; LIBRARY: "Labrador Eskimo Settlements of the Early Contact Period", "Canoe Construction in Cree Cultural Tradition", "Eskimo Answers to an 18th Century Questionnaire".
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