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This Distant and Unsurveyed Country: A Woman's Winter at Baffin Island, 1857-1858

Biography / Memoir

By: W Gillies Ross

258 pages, B/w photos, illus, maps

McGill-Queens University Press

Hardback | Sep 1997 | #83694 | ISBN: 0773516743
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Margaret Penny set off in 1857 aboard her husband's ship, the whaler Lady Franklin, and became the first European woman to winter at Baffin Island. Incorporating her journal, the author provides a unique perspective on arctic whaling and the interaction of Inuit with European culture.


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