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Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Society Lecture: The Mysterious Lambert de Boilieu by Robin McGrath 

March 30, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us online on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. (7:00 p.m. ADT) for this month’s NLHS lecture:

The Mysterious Lambert de Boilieu by Robin McGrath 

Recollection of Labrador Life was first published in England in 1861 by Lambert de Boilieu, then reprinted with editing and notes by Thomas F. Bredin by Ryerson Press in 1969. The work has been widely accepted as a memoir of life at Battle Harbour in the 1850s, and is frequently cited in popular and academic articles. However, research about the book and its author clearly indicated that no such person as de Boilieu existed by that name, and many of the events described could not have happened in the 1850s, if at all. Using various documents, including court records, Dr. Robin McGrath makes a tentative identification of the true author of the book and attempts to clarify his motivations for presenting fiction as fact.

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Presented by the Newfoundland & Labrador Historical Society

Uli Brown
Office Manager
Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Society
P.O. Box 23154, Churchill Square, St. John’s, NL   A1B 4J9
(709) 722-3191


March 30, 2023
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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