LYDIA CAMPBELL

  • Sketches of Labrador Life

Lydia Campbell was born in 1818, and died in 1905. According to the foreword by Tony Williamson in the 1980 printing of her memoirs, Lydia Campbell’s writings represent the first published writings of a native Labrador resident. She was the direct descendant of one of the earliest European settlers in Hamilton Inlet who married an Eskimo woman, whose lineage goes back thousands of years on coastal Labrador. She represents the beginning of a literate, independent and self-sufficient group of pioneers who made their home in Labrador.

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