EMBLEM OF NEWFOUNDLAND1930S PORTFOLIO WRITTEN FOR W T GRENFELL WITH 2 MAT COVER

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 10, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND EARLY GRENFELL PIECE. CIRA 1930. THIS HAS TWO GRENFELL MATS MEASURING 8 1/2" X 11 1/2" USED FOR FRONT AND BACK COVERS. INSIDE IS A HAND WRITTEN PORTFOLIO OF THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE INUIT THAT LIVED IN NEWFOUNDLAND AT THAT TIME . THE PORTFOLIO WAS WRITTEN BY THE HEALTH RANGERS, A GROUP OF CHILDREN FROM THE GREEN ISLAND COVE SCHOOL. ASSEMBLED AND PRESENTED AS A GIFT TO SIR WILFRED GRENFELL. THERE ARE 21 PAGES OF HAND WRITTEN TEXT, INCLUDING THE HISTORY OF NEWFOUNDLAND, HOW AND WHAT THEY HUNT, THE PROCESS OF THERE CHIEF INDUSTRY OF COD FISHING AND THE GENERAL WAY OF LIFE FOR THE PEOPLE LIVING THERE. TWO HAND DRAWN MAPS, AND THREE PAGES OF HAND MADE CLOTHING MADE OF GRENFELL CLOTH, ALSO A PAGE OF 4 STAMPS. THIS IS NOT A PRISTINE BOOKLET BUT IS IN DECENT SHAPE FOR ITS AGE. THE LAST PAGE IS MISSING THE BOOTS & SLIPPERS. A SCARF IS MISSING. THE PAGES HAVE SOME EDGE FRAY ESPECIALLY THE FIRST AND LAST. THE BACK MAT IS MISSING SOME STITCHES AROUND THE ICEBERG ( AS SEEN IN PHOTO ). BUT OVERALL THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND UNIQUE HISTORICAL PIECE OF GRENFELL HISTORY.

THE FIRST PARAGRAPH READS ( DEAR SIR WILFRED, WE MADE A PORTFOLIO AND SENT TO AUSTRALIA AND WE SHOWED IT TO MISS CURRANT - THE FLOWER'S COVE NURSE. SHE WAS DELIGHTED WITH IT AND ASKED US TO MAKE ONE FOR YOU. SHE THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN
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