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Skapti Arason fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS SC 154
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]

The fonds consists of a copy of a memoir by Skapti Arason, one of the first Icelandic settlers in Manitoba. The seven-page memoir tells of Skapti's immigration to Canada, his subsequent travels to Manitoba, the settling of the Icelandic community on the western shore of Lake Winnipeg and the founding of the town of Glenboro. The Icelandic Department of the University of Manitoba has an Icelandic version of the same memoir. It is not known who translated the memoir.

Arason, Skapti