A summer in Labrador: The Diary of James Craig Potter, MD.

Presentation: Thursday, February 26, 2015

Photo Credit: MG 158-170.1. Mary Sophie Stevens, Dr. James Craig Potter, and Philip Hodges

Photo Credit: MG 158-170.1. Mary Sophie Stevens, Dr. James Craig Potter, and Philip Hodges

The International Grenfell Association (IGA) actively advertised for volunteers to work with Dr. Wilfred Grenfell’s Mission on the Labrador – Newfoundland coast. One of the young volunteers that responded was James Craig Potter one of the many qualified volunteers (called “workers without pay” or “wops”).

James Craig Potter, MD, volunteered with the International Grenfell Association at Battle Harbour during the summer of 1920. As a young man he maintained a diary that is now in the collection of the Rooms Provincial Archives.

His diary is a bound copy of the letters he sent to his mother, women’s rights activist and physician Marion Craig Potter.

Archives technician Beverly Bennett from the Rooms Provincial Archives presents the story of his first impressions of Newfoundland and Labrador and his early medical experiences.

This FREE presentation is open to the PUBLIC.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 (TODAY)

The Rooms Theatre

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.