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* "Actors bring the arctic to Toronto." Toronto Star, October 21, 1976, p.F04. On the Bruce Valpy play "John Hornby" at Theatre Pass Muraille.
* Adachi, Ken. "Compelling tale of a slow death." Toronto Star, June 21, 1980, p.H04. Review of Edgar Christian Death in the barren ground, 1980.
See: "Please don't Blame Dear Jack ... I Loved him ... he Loved me. Very seld[om] is there true Love between 2 men!"
* "Arctic's ruthlessness is starkly disclosed in diary of its victim: document of young Edgar Christian is epic tale of privation and death." Toronto Daily Star, December 28, 1929, p.1,4. (Reprinted Toronto Star, August 9, 1987, p.A8, see Privation ...)
* Baker, Peter. Memoirs of an Arctic Arab: a free trader in the Canadian North, the years 1907-1927 / Peter Baker. Saskatoon, SK: Yellowknife Pub. Co., 1976. 207 p. See: "The tradegy of John Hornby," p.194-196.
* Baxter, John "Book reviews: Death in the barren ground." Dalhousie Review. 62(2) (Summer 1982): 325-327.
* Berton, Pierre (1920-2004). Pierre Berton papers at William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, McMaster University Library - Box 36 (Second accrual), Research Notes for The mysterious north; Box 372 (Eleventh accrual). "My country (TV Scripts)," F.1 folder on "The Legend of John Hornby."
* Berton, Pierre. The mysterious north / Pierre Berton. Toronto, Ont.: McClelland and Stewart, 1956. 345 p. See section on Hornby/Christian, p.331-333,340.
* Blanchet, Guy Houghton (1884-1966). "An exploration into the Northern Plains north and east of Great Slave Lake, including the source of the Coppermine River [several parts]." Canadian Field Naturalist 38: 183-187, December 1924; 39: 12-16, January 1925; 30-34; February 1925; 52-54; March 1925. See also Waldron p.viii; Whalley (The Legend) p.265.
* Blazing Paddles. Thelon River : the Barrenlands, July 14, 1994. Picture Captions - Top left to bottom right, day 10 - July 13, 1994. Site: http://www.blazingpaddles.on.ca/trip_reports/thelon/pic3.htm (Viewed Feb. 22, 2003)
"The grave marker of Edgar Christian who starved to death in a small cabin on the banks of the Thelon during the winter of 1925. Eccentric English explorer John Hornby led the expedition which ended in tragedy for the three adventurers that tried to overwinter in this rugged land. The remains of this cabin provided the solution to one of the north's most intriguing mysteries."
* Blazing Paddles. Thelon River canoe trip, day 10 - July 13, 2001. Site: http://www.blazingpaddles.on.ca/trip_reports/thelon_2001/day10.htm (Viewed Feb. 22, 2003)
"Our destination for tonight is near the site of John Hornby's cabin. Hornby was an eccentric English explorer who came to this area in 1925 in the company of his 18 year old cousin Edgar Christian and family friend Harold Adlard. All three died of starvation because they arrived too late for the caribou migration which they were relying on to supply them with food. Edgar kept a diary of the tragedy that make for very compelling reading. On our last trip, I brought excerpts from the diary which we read in our tent. You could feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end as Edgar's last tragic words spilled from the pages."
* Bryant, Mike W. "A little R&R: rest, repairs and teachers." Yellowknifer, August 18, 2000, p.A1. Little content.
"We found John Hornby's cabin. He was an eccentric British guy who thought he was God's gift to the bush."
* Christian, Edgar. Death in the barren ground / Edgar Christian. Edited by George Whalley. [Ottawa]: Oberon Press, 1980. 192 p.
Includes suppressed letters with "I Loved him he Loved me. Very seld[om] is there true Love between 2 men!" p.162
"Dear mother ... He Loves [loved] you & me only In this world & tell no one else this but keep it & believe." p.162
Originally published as Unflinching: a diary of tragic adventure. London: J. Murray, 1937.
* Christian, Edgar. Long trek to slow death. Aberdovey, Wales: Bron Dirion Hotel,  Site: http://www.brynaerau.gwynedd.sch.uk/Ardal/Edgar.htm (Viewed Feb. 22, 2003)
"In 1926, Edgar Christian's body was found with two of his fellow travellers. It was said that one of his comrades was his mother's cousin, John Hornby, and the other, just a friend, Harold Adlard ... "
Christian, Edgar. Das tapfere herz: Tagebuch eines verlorenen Kampfes. [Unflinching, a diary of tragic adventure / Edgar Christian]. Stuttgart: Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, 1938. 132 p. Translated by Friedrich Hundt.
* Christian, Edgar. Unflinching, a diary of tragic adventure / Edgar Christian. With an introduction and conclusion by [Miss] B. Dew Roberts and a preface by Major Hon. J.J. Astor, MP. London: John Murray, 1937. 156 p.
* Christian, Edgar. Unflinching, a diary of tragic adventure / Edgar Christian. With and introduction and conclusion by B. Dew Roberts and a preface by Dr. Henry C. Link. New York; London: Funk and Wagnalls Co., 1938. 159 p. Same content as 1937 edition.
* Clarke, C.H. Douglas. "On Hornby's trail: the Thelon Game Sanctuary, 1934-42." p.91-100. In Living explorers of the Canadian Arctic. The historic symposium of Arctic scientists, explorers and adventurers: Toronto, 1978. Edited by Shirley Milligan and W.O. Kupsch. Yellowstone, NWT: Outcrop, the Northern Publishers, 1986. 302 p.
See "[Hornby] seemed to have a need to be thought of as tough, to the point of ostentatiously courting hardship..." p.91
* Clement, Lesley D. "Staging the North: twelve Canadian plays." Canadian Theatre Review. 105 (Winter 2001): 72-73. Site: http://www.utpjournals.com/product/ctr/105/staging03.html (Viewed Mar. 25, 2002)
Review of book of the same title, edited by Sherrill Grace, Eve D'Aeth and Lisa Chalykoff, [Toronto?]: Playwrights Canada Press, 1999. Includes Lawrence Jeffery's Who look in stove.
"gripping story of the ties that develop between the three men as they sort out their relationships with their parents and discover the ability of communication over that of stoical reserve to nourish the soul and, metaphorically, the body." p.1
* Common, Robert M. "Soviet satellite debris hits area and recalls tragic Hornby drama of 1927." Canadian Geographic. 97(1) (August-September 1978): 8-17.
Refers to the Jack Hornby area of the Thelon River, NWT. (See Kindle photographs).
"Old-timers had warned Hornby repeatedly not to take two greenhorns into such savage country; others urged him to buy supplies before he left, but Hornby was confident that they would reach the Thelon before the annual migration of the caribou ..." p.9
* Cranton, James. "Pathos-as-praxis in the 'Legend of John Hornby.'" English Studies in Canada. 21(3) (September 1995): 301-319.
Cranton uses the lines from the Christian diary: "I know why now and Jack alone ... I loved him he loves me. Very sel[dom] is there true love between 2 men!" p.305, but deals more with Hornby's behaviour and his "processive action of tragedy" in the edition prepared by George Whalley.
Critchell-Bullock, James (J.C.). (1889?- ) "An expedition to sub-Arctic Canada, 1924-1925." Canadian Field Naturalist. 44 (1930): 53-59,81-87,111-117,140-145,156-162,187-196,207-213; 45 (1931): 11-18,31-35. (James Critchell-Bullock committed suicide.)
See also: October 1, 1937 letter to Wilfred F. Christian "I made three trips with Hornby ... He utterly despised, for some reason, Government expeditions, Police patrols, and any party that went into the country with a view to avoiding hardship. That was why other old-timers were scared of travelling with him." (Pelly (Thelon), p.173)
"The pride of the man [Hornby] was so immense, and his affection for your son was, from what friends how met them both have told me, so real that the whole show must have been torture." (Pelly p.173)
"Hornby should never have taken Adlard, whom I knew well. Adlard wanted to come with us, and Hornby would have taken him, but for the fact that I put my foot down. He was a first class lad, but only in civilization. The opinion of some people was that a crash he had with the R.A.F. had affected him." (Pelly p.174)
Critchell-Bullock, James. The Explorer's Journal (New York), Autumn 1928. Obituary for Hornby
Critchell-Bullock, James. Unpublished diary, 1924-1925 / James Critchell-Bullock. See: Waldron (1931), p.xiii; Official report for Ottawa and his entry for Hornby in Encyclopedia Arctica (unpublished); and Canadian Field Naturalist, 1930, 1931.
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