Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Newlander’s Cure: A Review

Steven Nolan’s reviews William Vaughan’s book “The Newlander’s Cure”.  The introduction to William Vaughan’s Newlanders Cure gives the reader a significant clue as to what is to follow. The line, “I am married both to the Muses and Newfoundland,” tells us … Continue reading

Posted in Early medicine, Early Newfoundland, Travel

Edward Wynne’s “The Brittish India or A Compendious Discourse tending to Advancement” (circa 1630-1631)

By Barry Gaulton.   IN 1620, SIR GEORGE CALVERT (later, the first Lord Baltimore) purchased a tract of land on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula. This newly acquired property, on which he hoped to establish a permanent English settlement, was formerly owned by … Continue reading

Posted in Early Newfoundland, Edward Wynne, Ferryland