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History Expeditions & Discoveries

Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador

by (author) Mina Benson Hubbard & Sherrill E. Grace

McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
May 2004
Expeditions & Discoveries
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In 1903 Hubbard's husband, Leonidas, starved to death on his cartographic and ethnographic expedition to Labrador. Hubbard decided to complete her husband's work, becoming a skilled explorer and cartographer in her own right. She set out in July 1905 and with the help of George Elson, a Métis guide who had been employed by her husband on the original trip, and three other guides completed her expedition in record time with significant results, including completing the first accurate map of the Labrador river system, thus correcting the earlier map that had led to her husband's death. Her original photographs and the map are reproduced in this volume.

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Sherrill E. Grace is professor, English, University of British Columbia, and the author of Inventing Tom Thomson and Canada and the Idea of North. She is currently working as a consultant on a film about Mina Benson Hubbard.

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Sherrill E. Grace is professor of English, University of British Columbia, and the author of Inventing Tom Thomson.

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