Sir Wilfred Grenfell
Dr. Wilfred T. Grenfell was an enthusiastic and vibrant man, who combined a passion for social reform with an intense enjoyment of life. As well as a doctor and surgeon, he was a preacher, photographer, Justice of the Peace, seaman, cartographer, writer, lecturer, artist. He conducted religious services on the Labrador, served as a magistrate for the Newfoundland government, raised funds through lecture tours, frequently utilizing with his own photographs, and published extensively on northern Newfoundland and Labrador, some illustrated with his own whimsical drawings. Grenfell became a figure of international stature, whose popularity was enhanced by an widely-publicised incident in 1908, in which Grenfell survived a night on drifting ice.
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