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The Greenspond Letter, Vol. 03, No. 01, January 1996

Greenspond Historical Society
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  • The Greenspond Letter - A Journal Dedicated To The History Of Greenspond
  • Is Published Four Times A Year
  • The Magazine Features Articles On All Aspects Of Greenspond History And Culture
  • And Includes Interviews
  • Biographies
  • Articles
  • Stories
  • Poetry
  • Genealogy And Photographs
  • Design
  • Literature


THE GREENSPOND LETTER Volume 3, Number 1 January 1996 Skating on Greenspond Harbour PhotograplJ courtesy of tlJe Centre for Newfoundland Studies Archives, Memorial University of Newfoundland In This Issue A History of Greenspond At Home With Elsie Phillipps Greenspond's Neighbours: Pinchard's Island Sealing List for the Year 1880 Correspondence of John Sainsbury Lots of Photos{ THE GREENSPOND LETTER Table of Contents Letter from the Editor 2 History of Greenspond by Ralph Wright 4 18th Century Greenspond 13 Greenspond Neighbours: Pinchard's Island 14 Sealing List for 1880 16 Correspondence of John Sainsbury, 1903 and 1923 , 18 Names of Schooners that went to the Labrador Fishery , 20 At Home With Elsie Phillipps 21 The Greenspond Letter - a journal of the history of Greenspond through poetry, prose, photographs, and interviews. Greenspond is an island situated ·on the northwest side of Bonavista Bay. It was first settled over three centuries ago in the late 1690s, by people from the West Coqntry of England. Greenspond is one of the oldest continuously inhab- ited outports in Newfoundland. In 1698 Greenspond was inhabited by 13 men, women and children. By 1810, the population was 600 and by 1901 the popula- tion had risen to 1,726. Greenspond was one of the major settlements in New- foundland. It was an important fishing, shipping and commercial centre and was called "The Capital of the North". The Greenspond Letter is published four times a year in January, April, July and October. Subscription rates are $20.00 per year. Please address all cor- respondence to: Linda White 37 Liverpool Avenue St. John~s, Newfoundland Canada Ale 3B4 1 Volume 3, Number 1, January 1996 2 THE GREENSPOND LETTER Letter from the· editor Welcome to the January issue of The Greenspond Letter. As you can see there is a new format for this issue, Weldon Bonnell, a student at Memorial University of Newfoundland, conceived and designed this new layout, In addition, the pho- tograph

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