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- DescriptionCaptain George Cartwright (1739-1819), an English merchant who spent time in Labrador between 1770 and 1786, is best kwn for the fascinating account of his experiences provided in his Journal of Transactions and Events during a Residence of nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador (1792). In recent years more of his papers have been discovered and stand alongside his journal as important source material for the early colonial period in the Atlantic region. Transcribed from original documents and extensively antated by Marianne Stopp, the new papers deal with practical matters such as how to build a house in a sub-arctic climate, the best methods of sealing, trapping, and salmon fishing, as well as merchant rivalries and trade with Aboriginal groups. Cartwright's papers are of value for what they tell us about early methods and materials; Stopp's detailed introduction provides a history of Cartwright's Labrador and discusses these new papers with respect to early architecture, ethhistory, material culture, and Inuit studies.
- Author BiographyMarianne P. Stopp is an archaeologist who has researched the history and prehistory of Labrador for over twenty-five years.
- Author(s)George Cartwright,Marianne P. Stopp
- PublisherMcGill-Queen's University Press
- Date of Publication09/06/2008
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationMontreal
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintMcGill-Queen's University Press
- Content Note27 drawings 4 tables and 9 photographs
- Weight585 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine661 mm
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