Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason, Sir, 1865-1940

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English medical missionary.

From the description of Letter, 1914, Apr. 26 : Dr. Lee. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 31674044

Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell was a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador. Horace Parker Chandler was a real estate broker, journalist, editor, and publisher, of Boston, Mass.

From the description of Wilfred Thomason Grenfell letter and photographs, 1909 Dec. 25. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 708399045

Epithet: author and medical missionary in Labrador

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001150.0x0003c2

Wilfred Grenfell was a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador from 1892-1940. He was an author and a member of Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen. Grenfell established the Labrador Medical Mission and the International Grenfell Association.

From the description of Wilfred Thomason Grenfell papers, 1855-1986 (inclusive), 1892-1940 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702179796

From the description of Wilfred Thomason Grenfell papers, 1855-1986 (inclusive), 1892-1940 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122555959

From the guide to the Wilfred Thomason Grenfell papers, 1812-1986, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Grenfell was born in Parkgate, Cheshire, England in 1865. He was educated at Oxford University, the University of London, and London Hospital. In 1884 he entered the medical service of the Royal National Missionary to Deep Sea Fishermen as a surgeon. In 1892 he began 40 years of service to the Eskimos, Indians, and fishermen of Labrador, raising money by writing books and giving lectures. In 1912 he founded the International Grenfell Association. Largely because of his efforts to improve living conditions in Labrador, hospitals, hospital ships, nursing stations, orphanages, schools, and industrial centers were established in the area. He died in Charlotte, Vt. in 1940.

From the description of Papers, 1907-1939. (New Hampshire Newsp Project). WorldCat record id: 42929109

Wilfred Thomason Grenfell was born in Cheshire in 1865, he studied at Marlborough and Queens College Oxford. In 1892 he visited Labrador and set up a hospital there in 1893. He died in 1940

From the guide to the Wilfred Grenfell collection, 1902-1916, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)

Ten of the books are written by or about Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, MD, (1865-1940) who retired to Charlotte, Vermont, in 1932, after spending 40 years working in Northern Newfoundland and the coast of Labrador. An English doctor and knighted by King George V, Sir Grenfell was a medical missionary who established hospitals, schools, an orphanage, and co-operatives, improving the health care, education, and economic standards of many of the coastal inhabitants. The books focus on his life and his observations of the difficult living conditions that he worked to improve from 1892 to 1932. In 1931, Dr. Grenfell and his wife, Lady Anne Grenfell, opened the well known Dog Team Tavern, in Middlebury, Vt., as a tea house and shop. Their goal was to establish another source to benefit the people of Labrador and Newfoundland by selling their handicrafts. The not-for-profit, registered Canadian Charity, Grenfell Historic Properties, St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, continues the mission effort today.

The collection also includes an autobiography, entitled Arctic Doctor, by Dr. Joseph P. Moody, a "physician, explorer and photographer," who spent from 1946-1949 and 1950-1954 as a medical officer for the Canadian Department of Health and Welfare in the Canadian East Arctic. He and his wife and young daughter lived at their home base in Chesterfield on the Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, Canada, the west coast of Hudson Bay. He describes their experiences in the arctic with the Inuit.

From the description of Wilfred T. Grenfell books, 1911-1966. (Vermont Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 756838526

Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1865-1940) was an English physician, author, and missionary who promoted child welfare work and built several hospitals and orphanages in Labrador and Newfoundland, Canada.

Wilfred Thomason Grenfell was born on February 28, 1865 in Parkgate, England. He attended London Hospital Medical School in 1883. While in London Grenfell decided to join the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fisherman. The organization sent him to Newfoundland in 1892. While there, Grenfell built several hospitals and established both schools and orphanages for the children of the region. On a return trip from England, Grenfell met Anne Elizabeth Caldwell MacClanahan and the couple wed on November 18, 1909. Together they had three children, Wilfred Thomason, Jr., Kinloch Pascoe, and Rosamond Loveday. Grenfell was made a Knight Commander of St. Michael and St. George in 1928. He died in Vermont on October 9, 1940.

From the guide to the Wilfred Thomason Grenfell Drawing, Undated, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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creatorOf Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason, Sir, 1865-1940. Letter to Miss Blanche F. Randolphe from Sir Wilfred Grenfell [manuscript] 11 March 1938. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960, 1892-1958 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Henry Adams autograph album, 1833-1939. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Henry Knox Sherrill Papers, 1859-2003 Yale University Divinity School Library
creatorOf Wilfred Thomason Grenfell Drawing, Undated Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Blackburn, Joyce. Joyce Blackburn papers, 1965-1999. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Wilfred Grenfell collection, 1902-1916 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason, Sir, 1865-1940. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Love family papers, 1872-1958 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Greeley, Hugh Payne, 1884-. Hugh Payne Greeley papers, 1910-1920 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Crump, Mary Alletta, 1887-1970. Papers 1916-1970. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason, Sir, 1865-1940. Papers, 1907-1939. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason, 1865-1940. Wilfred Thomason Grenfell papers, 1855-1986 (inclusive), 1892-1940 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Sayre, Francis Bowes, 1885-1972. Reminiscences of Francis Bowes Sayre : oral history, 1952. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Harris, Elizabeth Merwin Page, 1889-1969. Elizabeth Page Harris papers, 1808-1978 (inclusive), 1907-1969 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf WRENCH PAPERS. Vol. IV. 1928-1937. ff. 348. 350 x 250mm.includes:ff. 5, 61 Enoch Arnold Bennett, author: Letters to Sir Evelyn Wrench from Enoch Arnold Bennett: 1928-1929: Signed. f. 6 Bernard Richard Meirion Darwin, sportswriter and essayist; son o..., 1928-1937 British Library
referencedIn Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Edwards, Herbert Threlkeld, 1900-1977. Papers, 1900-1977 (bulk 1926-1961). University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Wilfred Thomason Grenfell papers, 1812-1986 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Sherrill, Henry Knox, 1890-1980. Henry Knox Sherrill papers, 1776-1985 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Badger, Theodore L. Theodore L. Badger papers, 1913-1980 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason, Sir, 1865-1940. Letter, 1914, Apr. 26 : Dr. Lee. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Clarence Birdseye (AC 1910) Journals Collection, 1910-1916 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason, Sir, 1865-1940. Wilfred Thomason Grenfell papers, 1855-1986 (inclusive), 1892-1940 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Papers of the Howe-Richards family, 1840-1950. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason, Sir, 1865-1940. Wilfred Thomason Grenfell letter and photographs, 1909 Dec. 25. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Love family. Love family papers, 1872-1958 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Francis Bowes Sayre Papers, 1861-1967, (bulk 1915-1961) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Frissell, Lewis Varick, 1903-1931. Lewis Varick Frissell papers, 1917-1970 (bulk 1925-1931). Library of Congress
creatorOf Freeman, Ethel Hale. Ethel Hale Freeman papers, 1882-1917. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Beatrice Farnsworth Powers Papers MS 125., 1887-1969 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Elizabeth Page Harris papers, 1808-1978 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Harding, Dorothy Sturgis, 1891-1978. Papers, 1921-1976. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Sherrill, Henry Knox, 1890-1980. Sherrill family papers, 1859-2003 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Papers, 1886-1941. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Taylor, William J. (William Johnson), 1861-1936. Letters, 1892-1933. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason, Sir, 1865-1940. Wilfred T. Grenfell books, 1911-1966. Vermont Historical Society
referencedIn Ethel Hale Freeman Papers RG 42., 1882-1917 Smith College Archives
creatorOf Wilson, Susan Colston, 1895-1981. Papers of Susan Colston Wilson [manuscript], 1862-1970 (bulk 1880-1945). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1870-1963. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Forbes, Alexander, 1882-1965. Letter, 1931 Feb. 17, Boston, to Prof. W.H. Hobbs, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan
creatorOf Donaldson, Norman Vaux, 1892-1964. Grenfell Mission speech, 1960. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Wilfred Grenfell collection, 1902-1916 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Dog Team Tavern (Middlebury, Vt.). Dog Team Tavern memorabilia, 1935-1987. Sheldon Museum Research Center
referencedIn Letters and family papers, 1783-1957. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sayre, Francis Bowes, 1885-1972. Papers of Francis Bowes Sayre, 1861-1961. Library of Congress
referencedIn Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Powers, Beatrice Farnsworth. Beatrice Farnsworth Powers Papers, 1887-1969. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Mary Alletta Crump Papers MS 37., 1916-1970 Sophia Smith Collection
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associatedWith Forsyth, Chester Hume, 1881- person
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correspondedWith Frissell, Lewis Varick, 1903-1931. person
associatedWith Greeley, Hugh Payne, 1884- person
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associatedWith Lee, Frederic S. (Frederic Schiller), 1859- person
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associatedWith Wheelock, Louis. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador
Labrador (N.L.)
Nunavut
Labrador (N.L.)
Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador
Labrador (N.L.)
Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador
Keewatin (Nunavut)
Labrador (N. L.)
Subject
Physicians
Science and medicine
Missionaries, Medical
Medical care
Bookplates--Collectors and collecting
Physicians--Correspondence
Missionaries
Authors, English
Ventilation
Missionaries' spouses
Missions
Occupation
Physicians
Authors
Missionaries
Physicians--Newfoundland and Labrador
Medical missionary
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Birth 1865-02-28

Death 1940-10-09

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