Colección APL 191 - Kate and Elliott Merrick collection

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Kate and Elliott Merrick collection

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  • Textual record

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of collection

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CA Them Days APL 191

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  • 1982, 1986, 1987 (Criação)

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1.0 cm textual records

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Historia biográfica

Kate (Austin) and Elliott Merrick, Kate: (1895-1989), Elliott: (1905-1997). Kate Austin, originally from Australia, worked in Labrador as a nurse in the 1920s and 1930s. World War one influenced her decision to become a nurse, as it was an ideal occupation for travel and adventure. After being trained as a nurse, Kate left her family to work in France and later left France for Labrador in search of a more rugged experience. Elliott was the author of "Northern Nurse", a collaboration between husband and wife depicting Nurse Kate's experience in Labrador, as well as 7 other books and countless additional stories in magazines. Elliott was born into an affluent family in Montclair, New Jersey on May 11th, 1905. He worked with his father's firm, The National Lead Company for almost a year before travelling to Labrador as a volunteer with the Grenfell Mission. Following his time as a WOP (worker without pay) he stayed in Labrador as a schoolteacher in North West River where he met and courted Kate Austin. After the couple had been married and were expecting their first of three children they moved to New Jersey and later to a farm in Vermont, where the book "Northern Nurse" took shape. Kate died in 1989 at age 94 and Elliott died in 1997.

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Alcance y contenido

Collection consists of correspondence from Kate Merrick to THEM DAYS (1982); article by Elliott Merrick as appeared in THEM DAYS Vol. 9.4 entitled "The Kyle comes to Indian Harbour" (1984); newspaper articles from THE DAILY NEWS entitled: "Kate's Unforgettable Christmas" (1982); article from the NATIONAL FISHERMAN'S YEARBOOK 1982 entitled "Indian Harbour Vigil" (1982); article from NEWFOUNDLAND SHOWCASE (THE DAILY NEWS) entitled "Forgotten Nurse of Labrador" (1982); correspondence between Elliott Merrick and THEM DAYS concerning Merrick's manuscript entitled "War Comes to Hamilton Inlet" (1986-1987); Elliott Merrick's manuscript "War Comes to Hamilton Inlet"; copy of newspaper article from INTELLIGENCE REPORT entitled "Years Do Not Dim Memory of Attack" (1986). The material covers the years 1929-1945, 1982, 1986 & 1987.

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Origen del ingreso

Donated by Kate and Elliott Merrick in 1982 (191/1), 1986-1987 (191/2).


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Ubicación de los originales

Some originals and some photocopies of originals stored at THEM DAYS

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No restrictions

Condiciones de uso, reproducción, y publicación

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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Idioma de descripción

  • inglés

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