By Lydia Campbell with a foreword by Doris Saunders and art and craft of Labrador chosen by Diana Dabinett
Sketches of Labrador Life came into existence in 1894, when Rev. Arthur Waghorne gave an exercise book to seventy-five-year-old Lydia Campbell, asking her to write her down memories. He subsequently had them published in the St. John’s Evening Telegram. They were again published in booklet form in 1980 by her great-great granddaughter, Doris Saunders, publisher of Them Days magazine. This current publication contains the original manuscript, along with a selection of photographs from the archives of Them Days. Diana Dabinett, best known for her watercolors and silk paintings, has chosen work from Labrador artists to complement the text.