Collection APL 191 - Kate and Elliott Merrick collection

Zone du titre et de la mention de responsabilité

Titre propre

Kate and Elliott Merrick collection

Dénomination générale des documents

  • Document textuel

Titre parallèle

Compléments du titre

Mentions de responsabilité du titre

Notes du titre

  • Source du titre propre: Title based on contents of collection

Niveau de description



CA Them Days APL 191

Zone de l'édition

Mention d'édition

Mentions de responsabilité relatives à l'édition

Zone des précisions relatives à la catégorie de documents

Mention d'échelle (cartographique)

Mention de projection (cartographique)

Mention des coordonnées (cartographiques)

Mention d'échelle (architecturale)

Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

Zone des dates de production


  • 1982, 1986, 1987 (Production)

Zone de description matérielle

Description matérielle

1.0 cm textual records

Zone de la collection

Titre propre de la collection

Titres parallèles de la collection

Compléments du titre de la collection

Mention de responsabilité relative à la collection

Numérotation à l'intérieur de la collection

Note sur la collection

Zone de la description archivistique

Nom du producteur

Notice biographique

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.

Historique de la conservation

Portée et contenu

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.

Zone des notes

État de conservation

Source immédiate d'acquisition

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


Langue des documents

Écriture des documents

Localisation des originaux

Some originals and some photocopies of originals stored at THEM DAYS

Disponibilité d'autres formats

Restrictions d'accès

No restrictions

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

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

Instruments de recherche

File lists and subject indexes are available

Éléments associés


Éléments associés


No further accruals are expected

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Zone du numéro normalisé

Numéro normalisé


Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description du document

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles ou conventions


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression


Langue de la description

  • anglais

Langage d'écriture de la description


Zone des entrées