SIR WILFRED T. GRENFELL - INSCRIBED ORIGINAL ART SIGNED 1933 - HFSID 287175
Sale Price $450.00
WILFRED GRENFELLHis original inscribed drawing of a ship sailing in northern waters, drawn on the blank flyleaf of a book fragment, and matted with additional pages of the book, including title page and a printed photo of Grenfell. Accompanied by an intact but unsigned hardcover copy of his autobiography Original Art inscribed and signed: "Greetings from/Labrador -/by Wilfred T. Grenfell/to Rex Auchincloss/1933", 6¼x9½, matted to 8½x11¼. The mat can be opened to show the title page for this book, Forty Years for Labrador, by Grenfell, and additional pages, including a printed photo of him. Edges damaged and stained from what appears to be a fire. Accompanied by his unsigned autobiography, A Labrador Doctor . Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. Corners worn; otherwise, fine condition. British missionary Sir Wilfred Grenfell (1865-1940) was a surgeon on a hospital ship that served the North Sea fisheries and was a member of the Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen. In 1892, he went to Labrador, founding hospitals, orphanages and other social services as well as fitting hospital ships for the fishing grounds. Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Newfoundland, is named for him. Two items.
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