Fonds - Samuel J. Broomfield Fonds

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Samuel J. Broomfield Fonds

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  • 1909-1936 (Creation)
    Broomfield, Samuel J.

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: Samuel J. Broomfield (1852-1938) was born in Groswater Bay and lived in Jack Lane Bay, Hunt's River, Big Bay and Davis Inlet, among other parts of Labrador. He was a trapper and warden throughout his life. In 1912, he wrote a letter to King George V congratulating him on his coronation and sending him a present of a handmade sealskin pouch. This letter was publicized in English newspapers. Broomfield married Eliza Learning (1858-1927) from Paradise River. They had 4 sons and 6 daughters and also raised a grandson, John.

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Fonds consists of correspondence from Buckingham Palace, his son Abram, Department of Agriculture and Mines in St. John's, Game and Inland Fisheries Board of Newfoundland, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Zenith Radio Corporation in Chicago; business receipts from Hudson's Bay Company; a sworn affidavit from the records of the Privy Council concerning the Labrador Boundary dispute (1909); 2 poems written by Broomfield; miscellaneous newspaper clippings

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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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Broomfield Genealogy file; THEM DAYS Vol 3, No. 3; photograph collection: Samuel Broomfield

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