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Author:  Allan Jacobs [ October 6th, 2008, 7:03 pm ]
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Hubbard bibliography.

1. In addition to the material listed below, I've run across academic Hubbard material with restricted access; pity. And there's other material out there not worth listing here.
2. This is an ongoing effort to list sources for Hubbard/Wallace/Elson material. Please inform me if you run across something suitable.
3. Google Books omit some pages.
4. Wallace published 27? books, at least 9 with a Labrador/Quebec connection, most of them fiction;
Troy Gipps's site used to list them. Most Hubbard/Wallace scholars cite only Lure and Trail.
5. Wallace's Back to the Labrador Wilds, which describes his 1913 trip to Hubbard's last camp, was not published in his lifetime. Rudy Mauro has made it available; the link is given below.

Biographical entries.
Ed note: Only first-found entries listed.
Wikipedia entry for Dillon Wallace (1863-1939). Son of Dillon Wallace, father of Dillon Wallace.
Wikipedia entry for Leonidas Hubbard (1872-1903).
Arctic Profiles entry for George Elson (ca 1875 - ca 1950).

Books and articles, non-fiction.

Buchanan, Roberta; Anne Hart and Bryan Greene. The Woman Who Mapped Labrador: The Life and Expedition Diary of Mina Hubbard. McGill-Queen’s University Press (2005). ... PR8-IA1,M1

Cooke, Alan. A Woman's Way. The Beaver, Summer 1960, Vol. 40, No. 1, Outfit 291, pp40-45.
Ed comment: A highly judgemental summary of the 1903 and 1905 expeditions, weighing in heavily in support of Mina Hubbard, and against Dillon Wallace.

Davidson, James West; and John Rugge.[/b] Great Heart: The History of a Labrador Adventure. Penguin Viking, New York (1988); McGill-Queen’s Press (2006).
Ed comment: A classic, written by paddlers familiar with the area.
Google Books. ... lt#PPA1,M1

Hubbard, Mina. A Woman’s Way Through Unknown Labrador.
William Briggs, Toronto (1908); John Murray, London (1908); A C McClurg, Chicago (1908).
Ed comment: Account of her 1905 expedition to Ungava Bay; I have read that it contains her husband's journal.
1. Project Gutenberg
2. Edited by Sherrill Grace. McGill-Queen’s University Press (2005).
Google Books: ... lt#PPP1,M1
Reviewed by Alison Dyer in The Beaver October/November 2008, Vol. 88, No. 5, pp 48-49.

Mauro, Rudy G. Dillon Wallace of Labrador. The Beaver, Summer 1975, Vol. 55, No. 1, Outfit 306, pp 50-57.
Ed comment: Another account of the 1903 and 1905 expeditions and also Wallace's of 1913, prompted by Cooke's article, less judgemental than the latter. It includes a few paragraphs on the Mauro-Wallace 1973 trip to Hubbard's last camp (next entry).

Mauro, Rudy G. The Search for Hubbard’s Rock.
In 1973, Mauro and Dillon Wallace III located Hubbard's last camp and refurbished Wallace's inscription, almost illegible after 60 years. They returned in 1977 and affixed a plaque to the stone.

Schubert, Philip. Letters to the Granddaughter: The Story of Dillon Wallace of the Labrador Wild. Retracing the extraordinary trips in the North and the remarkable life of the author of "Lure of the Labrador Wild".
Comments on the book:
To order the book:

Wallace, Dillon. The Lure of the Labrador Wild. Fleming N Revell, New York (1905).
Ed comment: Account of the failed 1903 expedition with Leonidas Hubbard and George Elson.
1. Kessinger Publishing (2004). ... ,+Dillon#1
2. Google Books. ... &ct=result
3. ... llace.html
4. Project Gutenberg
5. eBook Giant ... rador-Wild

Wallace, Dillon. The Long Labrador Trail. Fleming H Revell, New York (1907).
Ed comment: Account of his 1905 expedition to Ungava Bay.
Ed comment: I don't understand why some sources classify the book as Fiction.
Kessinger Publishing. ... ,+Dillon#1
Google Books (date given as 1917?). ... lt#PPP1,M1
Project Gutenberg
Abacci Books
eBookTakeAway ... on_wallace

Wallace, Dillon. Back to the Labrador Wilds.
Ed comment: Wallace’s 1913 expedition to Hubbard’s last camp.
Edited by Rudy Mauro. ... wilds.html
Ed note: Thanks to Troy Gipps Library.

Books and articles, fiction.

Clayton, Klein. Challenge the Wilderness: The Legend of Georg Elson. Wilderness Adventure Books, Fowlerville (1988).
Ed comments:
My copy is dated "February, 1988"; the web lists later versions.
Written by a paddler, who invented most of the dialogue, it is less scholarly than the other books. Indeed, it is classified as "Fiction" at Open Library, and the publishing page gives “Many of the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, …”
Nevertheless, it is referenced in Sherrill Grace’s article, which I cannot access in full: Biography, Volume 24, Number 1, Winter 2001, University of Hawai’i Press. ... grace.html

Silvis, Randall.
Ed comment: Having read neither, I cannot comment on the content of either book, especially on differences in content.
1. North of Unknown: Mina Hubbard’s Extraordinary Expedition into the Labrador Wilderness. Lyons Press, Guilford (2005).
Google Books. ... #PPA262,M1
2. Heart So Hungry: The Extraordinary Expedition of Mina Hubbard Into the Labrador Wilderness.
Vintage Canada (2005).
Ed comment: Christopher Moore (in Making It Up: The Fictions of Biography, The Beaver, December 2004 - January 2005, Vol. 84, No. 6, pp50-51) quotes the preface as calling the book "A hybrid of fact and fiction".

Related material

Philip Schubert library.
Ed comment: Philip’s library is a treasure trove for those interested in the Hubbard story; it contains also descriptions of his paddling innovations.
He spent a decade or so several paddling and hiking through the area traversed by Leonidas Hubbard, Dillon Wallace and George Elson in 1903 by Mina Hubbard and Elson in 1905, and by Wallace in 1905. His progress through 2005 is described on pages 6-8 of his Che-Mun article: ;
he paddled the upper George in 2006.
Not coincidentally, page 9 of the same Che-Mun issue contains Michael Peake’s review of The Woman Who Mapped Labrador: The Life and Expedition Diary of Mina Hubbard. Roberta Buchanan, Anne Hart and Bryan Greene, McGill-Queens Press (2005).
Philip's recent update of Retracing ... (Item 1 below) includes details of his 2008 trip down the George.
For the convenience of the reader, I give explicit links to some other material at Philip's site.
1. Retracing the Hubbard and Wallace Saga.
2. Hubbard Rock.
3. Innu Portage.
The ancient portage below Seal Lake on the Naskaupi.
4. Naskaupi canoe trip (link given also in NL Resources and Updates).

Troy Gipps library.
Another treasure trove of Hubbard-related links and articles. Here is material not mentioned explicitly above.
1. Outing Magazine, Vol. XLV, March 1905, No. 6, by Caspar Whitney. THE LEONIDAS HUBBARD, JUN., EXPEDITION INTO LABRADOR.
2. The Hubbard Expeditions (Labrador Heritage Society, North West River). ;
3. Virtual Museum of Labrador.
4. Dillon Wallace: Our Dad.

Kermit's library.

Archival Treasures, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Drawn by the Lure of Labrador.
Brief summary (link found at Jane Collins Academy site): ... 4_labrador

Hubbard Memorial Expedition.
Author: Brad Bassi.
The expedition followed the Susan River route from North West River to Ungava Bay.
Much original material is reproduced at

Pratt, Alexandra J. Lost Lands, Forgotten Stories: A Woman's Journey to the Heart of Labrador. Eye Books (2005). Ed note: Retracing part of Mina Hubbard’s route.

Location of Michikamau Lake.
The lake was obliterated by the Smallwood Reservoir and it doesn't appear at Toporama. The location is shown in Lester Kovac’s map at ... sKovac.pdf
and also in the sketch in
Davidson, James West and John Rugge. Great Heart: The History of a Labrador Adventure.

Author:  Philip Schubert [ January 5th, 2013, 8:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hubbard Bibliography

CCR has done an excellent job in providing links to the different parts of my website as I retraced the lakes and rivers of the Hubbard and Wallace Saga over the past decade or so. I have now drawn on my colour photos and maps, coupled with research in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies Archives, to publish a biography on the fascinating life of Dillon Wallace. It includes an introduction by his granddaughter, Amy McKendry, and is now available. Information on it can be be found at:

Author:  Allan Jacobs [ January 6th, 2013, 7:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hubbard Bibliography

Thanks, Philip, for the wake-up call!
I'll get onto it after I finish updating NL Resources and Route Information, maybe in a week.
And thanks even more for the continued service to the paddling community in your documentation of this topic; but for you, the information would likely have remained out of public view for all time.

Author:  Allan Jacobs [ January 7th, 2013, 7:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hubbard Bibliography

Done, I hope; please let me know if it's not OK.

I see that formatting is necessary to bring the presentation up to CCR standard; will do this when I find time.

Yours in paddling, Allan

Author:  Philip Schubert [ January 7th, 2013, 9:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hubbard Bibliography

Dear Allan,

Thanks for the addition to the Hubbard Library regarding my biography. It is perfect.

With best regards, Philip

Author:  Allan Jacobs [ January 10th, 2013, 7:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hubbard Bibliography

Missed your presentation at WCS 2011 :( :( :(
Glad to see that you will attend WCS 2013; looking forward to your presentation with Amy.

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