Dr. Grenfell To Give Lecture in Holyoke

by Laurel | December 5th, 2013

Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell

Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell, About 1910

Will Speak in High School Hall the 15th and Show Moving Pictures

Holyoke, Dec. 3. — Dr. Wilfred T. Grenfell, world famous Labrador doctor to the deep sea fishermen, recently knighted by King George of England, will speak in high school hall Thursday evening, the 15th. For a generation Dr. Grenfell has been one of the world’s heroes in this courageous devotion along the bleak northern coasts.

When Sir. Wilfred, as Dr. Grenfell has now become, went to Labrador in 1892, he found the straggling line of white and half-breed villages along its shores poverty stricken and demoralized. Off its shores were the Newfoundland, Canadian and American cod fishing fleets, for the most part equally poverty-stricken, and often swept by disease. The story of his accomplishments and the ministrations is a remarkable one. He will tell his story here in his kindly manner, illustrating it with moving picture films.

1941 Newfoundland Postage Stamp honoring Wilfred T. Grenfell

1941 Newfoundland Postage Stamp honoring Wilfred T. Grenfell

Note: If you are interested in reading more about Wilfred T. Grenfell, Check out Archive.org where you can find The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador; a Boy’s Life of Wilfred T. Grenfell ([c1922]) and other titles available in PDF as well as Kindle and EPUB formats.



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