History of the Bible Churchmen’s Missionary Society – First 25 years

Bible Churchmen's Society College in Bristol

The history of the Bible Churchmen’s Missionary Society, now Crosslinks, from 1922-1947. The book includes several photographs and maps showing the locations of the mission stations in India, Iran, Ethiopia, Uganda, Canada, Morocco and Burma. Reproduced by kind permission of the copyright holder Crosslinks. This PDF can be used for free educational purposes, but not sold for profit without written permission from the copyright holder.

W.S. Hooton & J. Stafford Wright, The First Twenty-Five Years of the Bible Churchmen’s Missionary Society (1922-47). London: Bible Churchmen;s Missionary Society, 1947. Hbk. pp.242. [Click to visit the download page]

Contents

  • Foreword, by the Rev. Daniel H.C. Bartlett, M.A., D.D

    Authors’ Preface

  1. A New Church Society
  2. Early Days and Small Beginnings
  3. Consolidation and Extension
  4. The Colleges
  5. Another Contindent Entered
  6. Stubborn Strongholds of Antichrist
  7. The Most Troubled Land
  8. Thrusting Outward in the Burma Field
  9. Gatehring up the Threads
  10. The Falling Star of Ethiopia
  11. China’s Two Suns
  12. Rays in India’s Darkness
  13. Bright Sky in Burma
  14. A Constellation and Single Stars
  15. The Young Crescent
  16. The Lights of Home
  17. Remote from the Battle Fronts
  18. Threatened, but not Touched
  19. Disorganization in Africa
  20. China Still in the Throes
  21. “A People Scattered and Peeled”
  22. Testing Times at Home
  23. Building Waste Places
  • Epilogue, by the Rev A.T. Houghton
  • Appendices
  • Index

Foreword

This history has been entrusted· to one who did not take part in those inner councils which germinated and eventually directed the life of B.C.M.S., but who watched with sympathetic interest from an independent position the founding of a new Society based upon the wholehearted acceptance of the trustworthiness of the Word of God written and the Word of God Incarnate.

And the object of this history is simply to give Glory to God without Whose enablement and guidance the whole effort would have expired ignominiously. But Divine Grace manifested in the gift of a practical Faith engendered a “don’t-careism” concerning the things of Time, so necessary to the launching of a new witness to Truth amidst almost universal opposition….

History of the Church Missionary Society by Eugene Stock – 4 Vols

Eugene Stock [1836-1928], The History of the Church Missionary Society. Its Environment, Its Men and Its Work, 4 Vols. Eugene Stock’s comprehensive History of the Church Missionary Society runs to 2,740 pages and 4 Volumes. My thanks to the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide for providing a set of these volumes to scan. These titles are in the pubic domain.

Eugene Stock [1836-1928], The History of the Church Missionary Society. Its Environment, Its Men and Its Work, 4 Vols. London: Church Missionary Society, 1899-1916. Hbk. pp.504 + 659 + 912 + 665. [Click to visit the download page for this set]

Table of Contents, Volumes 1-3

  • Preface
  • Author’s Preface
  • Outline of the Work
  1. The Great Commission
  2. Missions Before the Reformation
  3. Missions After the Reformation
  4. The Eighteenth Century and the Evangelical Revival
  5. Africa and the East – Waiting
  6. The Missionary Awakening
  7. The New Society and its Early Struggles
  8. The First Missionaries
  9. Africa and India: Struggle and Victory
  10. Forward Steps
  11. Rousing the Country: The Associations
  12. C.M.S. and Other Societies
  13. Sierra Leone: The White Man’s Grave; The Black Man’s Life
  14. The Finished Course
  15. India: Entering the Opened Door
  16. Insular Missions: New Zealand, Ceylon, West India, Malta
  17. The Eastern Churches: Reports for their Revival
  18. The Outlook After Twenty-Five Years
  19. The Personnel of the Period
  20. The Environment of the Period
  21. India: Changes and Development
  22. India: Progress of the Missions
  23. The Negro on Both SIdes the Atlantic, Enslaved and Free
  24. Greek, Copt, Abyssinian, Zulu, Maori, Australian, Cree
  25. Henry Venn; And Survey of Men and Things
  26. The Society and the Church
  27. The Colonial and Missionary Episcopate
  28. New Zealand: The Bishop, the Colony, and the Mission
  29. New Enterprises in Africa: Niger Expedition, Yoruba Mission East Coast
  30. The Opening of China
  31. The Society’s Finances
  32. The Jubilee
  33. The Environment: Church Developments – Anglican
  34. The Environment: Church Developments – Evangelical
  35. The Society at Home
  36. Some Recruits from the Universities
  37. Islington College and its Men
  38. Church Organization: The Church of New Zealand
  39. West Africa: Three Missions and Three Bishops
  40. East Africa: The Missionaries and the Explorers
  41. Jerusalem and Constantinople: Jew, Turk, Christian
  42. India Under Dalhouse; and the Missions in the North
  43. India: The Missions in the South
  44. India: The Punjab – For England and For Christ
  45. India: The Mutiny – Its Victims and its Lessons
  46. India: The Great Controversy – Neutrality or Christianity?
  47. India: Missions After the Mutiny
  48. Ceylon’s Isle
  49. China: In Time of War and Tumults
  50. The Great Lone Land
  51. An Anxious Period: In the Society, and in the Church
  52. The Period: More Church Developments
  53. Salisbury Square
  54. Candidates of the Period
  55. The Native Churches: Self-supporting, Self-governing, Self-extending
  56. Ebb-Tide in Africa
  57. The Niger and its Black Bishop
  58. The Islands: Mauritius and Madagascar
  59. India: Rulers and Bishops of the Period
  60. India: Babus, Brahmos, Borderers
  61. India: Agencies Evangelistic and Pastoral
  62. India: Death and Life
  63. India: A Flag for Christ in the Punjab
  64. China: New Mission and Old
  65. The Land of the Rising Sun
  66. Lands of the Utmost West: Manitoba; Metlakahtla
  67. New Zealand: War, Apostasy, Fidelity
  68. Henry Venn’s Latter Days
  69. The Environment: Church Movements
  70. The Environment: Evangelistic and Spiritual Movements
  71. The Society: Missions, Men, Money
  72. The Society: Home Influence and Organization
  73. Africa: The Flowing Tide Again: Ilala – and After
  74. Uganda: The Call and the Response
  75. The Crescent and the Cross: Missions in Mohammedan Lands
  76. India: Dioceses of Calcutta and Bombay
  77. India: Diocese of Lahore
  78. India: Diocese of Madras
  79. India: The Hill Tribes
  80. India and Ceylon: The Bishops and the Society
  81. The Far East: Advance in China and Japan
  82. The Far West: The Church among the Red Indians
  83. The Epoch of 1880-82
  84. The Environment: Ecclesiastical, Controversial, Spiritual
  85. The Society A New Era of Progress
  86. Three Memorable Years. 1885, 1886, 1887
  87. Controversies Within and Attack from Without
  88. Recruits of the Period: Men and Women
  89. High Hopes and Sore Sorrows: West Africa and the Niger
  90. High Hopes and Sore Sorrows: East Africa and Uganda
  91. British East India; The Company, The Government, and the Missions
  92. India: The Men and their Work
  93. India: Some Features, Episodes, Incidents, and Controversies of the Period
  94. Lands of Islam: Egypt, Palestine, Arabia, Persia
  95. In the Indian and Southern Oceans: Ceylon, Mauritius, New Zealand
  96. China: Onward, Inward, – and Upward
  97. Japan: The Nation, the Mission, the Church
  98. The Red Indian Missions: Patterns of Zeal and Triumphs of Grace
  99. Missions at Congresses and Conferences
  100. Seven Years of the Policy of Faith
  101. The Church, the Society and the Cause
  102. The Society: Candidates, Controbutions, and the Three Years’ Enterprise
  103. The Four Years Abroad: Africa
  104. The Four Years Abroad: Asia
  105. In Memoriam
  106. Repice, Circumspice, Prospice

Romance of the Labrador by Sir Wilfred Grenfell

SIr Wilfred Grenfell [Public Domain image from Wikipedia]
SIr Wilfred Grenfell [Public Domain image from Wikipedia]
Sir Wilfred Grenfell’s history of the land and peoples of Labrador in Canada. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy to scan. This book is now in the Public Domain.

Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell [1865-1940], The Romance of Labrador. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1934. Hbk. pp.306. [Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

Prologue

  1. The Pageant of the Rocks (The Stage Is Set)
  2. The Pageant of the Indians (The Curtain Rises)
  3. The Pageant of the Eskimo (The “Innuit” Arrive)
  4. The Pageant of the Vikings (“Winged Hats And Dragon Ships”)
  5. The Pageant of the Big Four (The Kaleidoscope Shifts) Columbus, Cabot, Cortereal, and Cartier)
  6. The Pageant of the French (“Le Coq Se Trouve Dans Le Nouveau Monde”)
  7. The Pageant of the English Occupation (The Lion’s Share)
  8. The Pageant of the Unitas Fratrum (Peaceful Penetration)
  9. The Undersea Pageant. (“Oh, Ye Whales and All That Move in the Waters”
  10. The Pageant of the Three Kings (Of Sub-Arctic Waters)
  11. The Pageant of the Soil (Phanerogams and Cryptogams)
  12. The Pageant of the Animals (“The ‘Little Brothers’ of the ‘Labourer’s Land’ “)
  13. The Pageant of the Air (Winged Victory)
  14. The Pageant of Forty Years and After

Prologue

This book is an attempt to record the scientific and historic facts about Labrador, as far as they are known. It is the “audi alteram partem” of a medical man, who has spent much of the past forty years on those coasts, and who admires greatly Mussolini’s dictum,” We must not be proud of our country for its history, but for what we are making of it to-day.”

When the word ” Labrador ” is mentioned, men shrug their shoulders and shiver as automatically as, when the definition of a spiral staircase is asked, they twist their right forefinger up into ascending whirls. [Continue reading]

Down North on the Labrador by Wilfred Grenfell

Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell [1865-1940], Down North on the LabradorA collection of stories from Wildred Grenfell’s career as a missionary on the Labrador Coast. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy of the book to digitise. This title is in the Public Domain.

Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell [1865-1940], Down North on the Labrador. London: James Nisbet & Co. Ltd., 1912. Hbk. pp.229. [Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

  1. The Silver Fox
  2. The Regeneration of Johnnie Elworth
  3. How Jimmy Hampton Made Good
  4. A Venture In Economics
  5. Given To Hospitality
  6. Remedy For Worry
  7. On His Beam Ends
  8. A Partial Conversion
  9. The Sources of Pleasure
  10. Suzanne
  11. “Brin”
  12. Rube Marvin’s Confession
  13. “The Spars of the Rose of Torridge

Chapter 1: The Silver Fox

The capture of a fox would not be considered a matter of extreme importance in most countries, but in Labrador it may be and has been more than once the event of a lifetime. If the fox is red, or white, or blue, or cross, or patch, even in Labrador it means little enough, but if it is a silver, and especially if it be black beyond the shoulders, then it looms very large on the horizon of a northern settler’s economy.

And Anthony Dyson had really caught one. Yes, there it was. He had just taken it out of his “nonny” bag, and it lay on the floor of his humble home, a mass of frozen hair and ice. A solid ball like a real Christmas cake, only with dark black hairs protruding through the frosting. For the ice must be thawed off carefully, not to injure the beautiful long hairs. The veriest tenderfoot would not try to knock it off with a tomahawk, as from a common skin. [Continue reading]

History of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel

Georgiana M. Forde [1849/50-1923/1934], Missionary Adventures. A Simple History of the S.P.G.The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (S.P.G) was founded in 1701 as an overseas missionary organisation of the church of England. Georgiana Forde provides us with a short history of the mission in which 15,000 men and women served. The Wikipedia article provides a useful summary here. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy to scan. This book is in the public domain.

Georgiana M. Forde [1849/50-1923/1934], Missionary Adventures. A Simple History of the S.P.G. London: Skeffington & Son, 1911. Hbk. pp.205. [Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

  1. The Great Commission – Founding of the S.P.G. – The Discovery of America – The English Settlers in North America in 1607 – Princess Pocahontas – The Pilgrim Fathers – Slavery in the New World – The Rev. George Keith, the first S.P.G. Missionary – Perils of a Sea Voyage – Treatment of Negro Slaves
  2. The Rev. T. Barclay, Missionary to the Red Indians – Queen Anne visited by Red Indian Chiefs – Savage Warfare-War between the French and English in North America – The English victorious under Wolfe in 1759 – The Rev. J. Wesley an S.P.G. Missionary – The American Church asks in vain for Bishops – Revolution in the United States – Independence declared July 4th, 1776.
  3. 40,000 “United Empire Loyalists” settle in Canada and the S.P.G. Missionaries accompany them – Bishops consecrated for the United States – Rev. Charles Inglis in 1787 consecrated Bishop of Nova Scotia: our first Colonial Bishop – Travelling in Canada – The Story of the Shepherd Lad
  4. Newfoundland – The Bermuda Islands – West Indian Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes – Barbados and Codrington College – Jamaica – Diocese of Nassau – Confirmations in the West Indies-Diocese of Antigua – Trinidad – The Asphalte Lake – List of West Indian and South American Dioceses
  5. The. Panama Canal-Vasco Nuneo de Balboa – British Honduras – The Mosquito Indians – The Mahogany Cutters – British Guiana – The Rev. W. H. Brett – S.P.G. Missions to Redmen, East Indians, and Chinese
  6. The First Missionary to Africa, the Rev. Thomas Thompson – The First Black Clergyman, the Rev. Philip Quaque – The West India Church Mission to West Africa – The Rev. W. H. Leacock founds the Rio Pongo Mission – Mohammedanism – Chief Richard Wilkinson’s Story – Foundation Stone laid of Fallangia Church – Rev. W.L. Neville’s Ministry – Conversion of the Devil-man and the greatest Slave-dealer
  7. South Africa – Cape Town and the Rev. Henry Martyn – The first Bishop for South Africa consecrated in 1847 – Bishop Gray’s Visitations and Death – The Wreck of the “Birkenhead,” 1852 – The Bishoprics or Grahamstown and Natal founded – Mother Cecile-The Railway Mission – The Church Order of Ethiopia – Colenso, First Bishop of Natal, 1854 – Bloemfontein made a Bishopric, 1863. A diocese without a single church
  8. Chaka and the Zulu Nation – Bishop Colenso and King Panda – Persecution – The Zulu War: Defeat at Isandhlwana – St. Augustine’s, Rorke’s Drift – Archdeacon Waters, founder of the Church in Kaffraria – Bishop Key of Kaffraria – A Missionary’s Letter – Diocese of Pretoria – The Rand, and the Community of the Resurrection – The Diocese of Mashonaland-Diocese of Lebombo – The Cape de Verde Islands – St. Helena-Ascension – Tristan d’Acunha – Madagascar and Mauritius
  9. The East India Company – St. Thomas and the Syrian Church – The Five Chaplains-Parliament grants W. Wilberforce’s Request for Bishops – Calcutta and her first Bishops – Caste – Bishopric of Madras and Alfred Basil Wood – Bishopric of Bombay-Father Goreh – Lahore and Bishop French – Delhi and its first Christian Church – Burmah and Dr. Marks – The Andaman and Nicobar Islands – Chota Nagpur and the Kols – Tinnevelly and Nazareth – Ceylon
  10. Siam – The Malay Peninsula and Singapore – Borneo, Mr. James Brooke, and Dr. McDougall – The Story of Igoh – China – The Boxer Rising and the S.P.G. Martyrs – Corea: How Christianity first reached Corea – Japan – The Day of Intercession for Foreign Missions, 1872 – The Six Japanese Dioceses – The “Nippon Sei Ko Kwai,” or the Holy Catholic Church of Japan
  11. The first European Peopling of Australia – Bishop Broughton – 1851, the Golden Year – Towns, Bush, Back Country, “Never, Never, Land” – Tasmania – New Guinea – New Zealand and its first Bishop
  12. John Coleridge Patteson, first Bishop of Melanesia – Norfolk Island – Pitcairn Island – Bishop Patteson martyred – Commander Goodenough murdered – Memorial Cross to Bishop Patteson – Bishop John Selwyn and the little Savage – Fiji and the Bishop of Polynesia – The Hawaiian Islands and American Missionaries – Henry Obookiah – Queen Kapiolane and the Goddess of Fire – S.P.G. Mission to the Chinese – Bishop Selwyn’s Diocese sub-divided into Nine

What Christ Means to Me by Sir Wilfred Grenfell

Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell [1865-1940], What Christ Means to MeSir Wilfred Grenfell recounts the story of his conversion and how this led to him becoming a missionary in Canada. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy of the book to scan. This title is in the Public Domain.

Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell [1865-1940], What Christ Means to Me. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1926. Hbk. pp.125. [Download the complete book in PDF]

Foreword

When various friends invited me to put on record what Christ means to me, I realised that to make a mere bald statement would be meaningless. In any other line of activity, such would be rightly rated as valueless. Man knows us, and God judges us, by our record, and we can only know ourselves or what anything has meant to us, by that same gauge. Facts are still the most trustworthy and verifiable things we know of, especially recent historical facts. Such a record calls for more time and more length than a mere category of what ‘I believe’; but to my mind it is the only way possible that would carry any conviction.

Certainly, in surgery such a course alone would satisfy the governing body of the College and be acceptable as a credential on which to base action.

This is my only apology for the following booklet. Some of it may have been written previously. The conditions of incessant travel under which tills record has been made, have prevented my consulting previous books. The best I can hope is that the details of long past events will do justice to my memory by tallying, and that in any event, friends will understand and deal generously. [Continue reading]

James Johnston’s Biography of Grenfell of Labrador

SIr Wilfred Grenfell [Public Domain image from Wikipedia]
Sir Wilfred Grenfell [Public Domain image from Wikipedia]
I am pleased be able to upload James Johnston’s 1908 biography of Sir Wilfred Grenfell, the noted missionary to Labrador. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy of the book to scan. This volume is in the Public Domain.

James Johnston [1819-1905], Grenfell of Labrador. London: S.W. Partridge & Co. Ltd., n.d. Hbk. pp.192. [Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

Introductory Note

  1. Dr. Grenfell’s Ancestry and Early History
  2. The Labrador Peninsula
  3. Eskimo Race and Customs
  4. Pioneering Enterprise
  5. The Fisher Folk of Labrador
  6. Romantic Sea Voyages
  7. Simple Life·Stories and Tragedies
  8. Dr. Grenfell and Little Children
  9. Salvation By Reindeer
  10. Achievement and Expansion
  11. Grenfell and Moody
  12. Literary Activities and Deputation Visits
  13. Honours and the Man

Preface

I have much pleasure in acceding to the Author’s request that I should write a few lines by way of to his Life of Dr. Grenfell.

It is twenty years since Dr. Grenfell was appointed Superintendent of the work being carried on by the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen in the North Sea and elsewhere round the shores of the British Isles, and from the day he gave himself to the cause of the fishermen his life may be said to have been one long, ceaseless effort to uplift and help the men whose lot he has made his own, and whose perils and hardships he has ever since been sharing.

The Labrador Branch of the Society’s work now claims Dr. Grenfell’s undivided attention, and from June to November he is engaged in cruising about in the little hospital steamer “Strathcona” between the Straits of Belle Isle and Cape Chidley for the purpose of carrying healing and comfort to the dwellers upon those inhospitable, ice-bound shores. In winter he prosecutes the same kind of work with komatik and dog teams. It is the great love he bears these brave men of the North, and his large-hearted sympathy with the stress and hardship of their lives, which leads him to endure for their sake what to most men, reared under similar circumstances, would prove an altogether insupportable existence. [Continue reading]

Wilfred Grenfell’s A Labrador Doctor

Sir Wilfred Grenfell [Public Domain image from Wikipedia]
Sir Wilfred Grenfell [Public Domain image from Wikipedia]
This is probably the book Sir Wilfred Grenfell is best remembered for, telling of his life as a missionary on the Labrador coast. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy to scan. This book is the Public Domain.

Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell [1865-1940], A Labrador Doctor, 11th ed., 1938. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1920. Hbk. pp.351. [Download complete volume in PDF]

Contents

  1. Early Days
  2. School Life
  3. Early Work In London
  4. At The London Hospital
  5. North Sea Work
  6. The Lure of the Labrador
  7. The People of Labrador
  8. Lecturing and Cruising
  9. The Seal Fishery
  10. Three Years’ Work in the British Isles
  11. First Winter at St. Anthony
  12. The Co-Operative Movement
  13. The Mill and the Fox Farm
  14. The Children’s Home
  15. Problems of Education
  16. “Who Hath Desired the Sea?”
  17. The Reindeer Experiment
  18. The Ice-Pan Adventure
  19. They That Do Business in Great Waters
  20. Marriage
  21. New Ventures
  22. Problems On Land and Sea
  23. A Month’s Holiday in Asia Minor
  24. The War
  25. Forward Steps
  26. The Future of the Mission
  27. My Religious Life
  28. Ten Years After

Index

Preface

I have long been resisting the strong pressure from friends that would force me to risk having to live alongside my own autobiography. It seems still an open question whether it is advisable, or even whether it is right-seeing that it calls for confessions. In the eyes of God the only alternative is a book of lies. Moreover, sitting down to write one’s own life story has always loomed up before my imagination as an admission that one was passing the post which marks the last lap; and though it was a justly celebrated physician who told us that we might profitably crawl upon the shelf at half a century, that added no attraction for me to the effort, when I passed that goal.

Thirty-two years spent in work for deep-sea fishermen, twenty-seven of which years have been passed in Labrador and northern Newfoundland, have necessarily given me some experiences which may be helpful to others. I feel that this alone justifies the writing of this story.

To the many helpers who have co-operated with me at one time or another throughout these years, I owe a debt of gratitude which will never be forgotten, though it has been impossible to mention each one by name. Without them this work could never have been. [Continue reading]

Tales of the Labrador by Wildred T. Grenfell

Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell [1865-1940], Tales of the LabradorA collection of stories from missionary life in Labrador by Wilfred Grenfell. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy of the book to scan. This title is now in the Public Domain.

Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell [1865-1940], Tales of the Labrador. London: James Nisbet & Co. Ltd., 1916. Hbk. pp.240. [Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

  • That Christmas in Peace Haven
  • Sainte Anne De Beaupré
  • The Christmas Voyage of the Handy Lass
  • The Gifts of Poverty
  • Paingo, The Lonely One
  • The Northern Chief
  • Uncle ‘Lige’s Story
  • White Fox
  • Three Eyes
  • The Luck of the Little Rover
  • Kommak the Innuk

That Christmas in Peace Haven

Our country has long been called the land of cods, fogs, and dogs. We are glad of the first, we are sorry about the second, and we are divided about the third. The first give us our food and clothing; the second much of our resourcefulness and nerve; the third our winter fun and firewood, but also, alas, a great amount of trouble. They kill any domestic animals we may try to keep; they destroy any gardens we laboriously tend-if once they succeed in get-ting in over the palisades: thus they are a real source of menace to our needed vegetable-supply; and they disturb our sleep and the peace of mind that plays so much larger a part in human life than most of us recognize. But Providence, which always gives compensation for loss, has blessed us with the most peaceful country in the world. [Continue reading]

Adrift on an Ice-Pan – Sir Wilfred Grenfell

Sir Wilfred Grenfell [1865-1940], Adrift on an Ice-PanWikipedia provides this very helpful summary of the career of Sir Wilfred Grenfell (28 February 1865 – 9 October 1940):

The Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen sent Grenfell to Newfoundland in 1892 to improve the plight of coastal inhabitants and fishermen. That mission began in earnest in 1893 when he recruited two nurses and two doctors for hospitals at Indian Harbour, Newfoundland and later opened cottage hospitals along the coast of Labrador.

The mission expanded greatly from its initial mandate to one of developing schools, an orphanage, cooperatives, industrial work projects, and social work. Although originally founded to serve the local area, the mission developed to include the aboriginal peoples and settlers along the coasts of Labrador and the eastern side of the Great Northern Peninsula of northern Newfoundland.

For his years of service on behalf of the people of these communities he was later knighted by the King in 1927.

Redcliffe College has very helpfully provided me with copies of several of his books. In this one he recounts one of his adventures off the Labrador Coast. This title is in the Public Domain.

Sir Wilfred Grenfell [1865-1940], Adrift on an Ice-Pan. London: Jarrolds Publishers, 1910. Hbk. pp.92. [Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

Biographical Sketch

Adrift on an Ice-Pan