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Author Name:    GIBBONS, Simon). HATFIELD, Leonard F. PETERS, Arthur, foreword

Title:   Simon Gibbons : First Eskimo Priest : The Life of a Unique Clergyman and Church Builder. First Edition.

Publisher:    Lancelot Press, Hantsport, 1987, ISBN:0889993467 

Seller ID:   6125

(GIBBONS, Simon). HATFIELD, Leonard F. Simon Gibbons : First Eskimo Priest.The Life of a Unique Clergyman and Church Builder. Hantsport, Nova Scotia : Lancelot Press, (1987). First Edition. Pp (3),2-83,(1), + 8 p. photos. 8vo, trade paperback. Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 4382. Gibbons' early days in Labrador and Newfoundland are covered in the first three chapters : Early Beginnings, The Orphanage Story, and Teacher & Layreader (pp 9-22). For a brief account of Gibbons (1851-1896) see Hatfield's article in DCB:XII pp.363365. "Born in Labrador, raised in an orphanage and educated in Kings College in Windsor, Gibbons became a travelling missionary, priest and church builder in Nova Scotia. From his journeys on snow shoes through the backwoods of Cape Breton to his fund-raising trips to London, England, Leonard Hatfield explores both the facts and legends surrounding this most inmteresting man." from the rear cover. Foreword by Arthur Peters. Chapters : 1. Early Beginnings; 2. The Orphanage Story [St. John's]; 3. Teacher & Layreader; 4. Briefly at Kings; 5. A Cape Breton Mission [Victoria County - Baddeck, Neil's Harbour, Ingonish, &c ]; 6. The Collection for the Saints;; 7. Building Churches in Cape Breton; 8. His Finest Hour; 9. The Second Parish [Lockeport, Shelburne County - Jordon Falls, &c]; 10. His Last Parish [St. George's, Parrsboro, Cumberland County ]; 11. The Gibbons Touch; 12. "We Must Needs Die"; 13. He Ever Lives. Very good. 9.00


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