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* Schaefer, Robert J. Great Slave Lake to Aberdeen Lake. [np: Robert Schaefer, 2003] Site: http://web.infoave.net/~shippw/bobschaeferthelonjournal1970a.htm (Viewed 2003)
"July 24 - We continued on and had lunch near the ruins of Hornby's cabin. From the river you see the three crosses marking the graves; you don't see the cabin until you climb up there. After passing the cabin, the trees get much thinner, and the terrain is quite flat, although the river has steep banks ..."
"The cabin was built in the autumn of 1926 by John Hornby and two friends, who intended to spend the winter there living off the land. Due to the lack of game, they all starved during the winter. Their bodies were discovered a couple of years later,together with a journal which one of them had kept. The cabin is mostly broken down now, the walls standing about four feet high."
* "'Snow Man' is epic tale of grim northern waste: true story of Horny [Hornby] and Bullock ranks with best." Toronto Daily Star, April 11, 1931, p.4. On Malcolm Waldron's book Snow man, and Bullock.
* Shipp & Mo's Thelon River expedition. "Tragedy, Muskox and White Wolves." [np: Shipp Webb, 2002?] The grave of Edgar Christian ... Site: http://www.shippw.homestead.com/MuskoxWhiteWolvesThelon7~ns4.html (Viewed Feb. 22, 2003)
* Somerville, Henry. "English father proud of dead son's courage in wilds of Dominion: parents treasure last letter of Harold Adlard, who perished with two others." Toronto Daily Star, October 17, 1929, p. 25.
"last letter too personal for public quotation."
Staging the North: twelve Canadian plays. Edited by Sherrill Grace, Eve D'Aeth and Lisa Chalykoff. Toronto: Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 1999. 502 p.
See preview: On Staging the North Sherrill E. Grace, Department of English, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, September 1998.
site: http://www.english.ubc.ca/FACULTY/Grace/rev_staging.htm (Viewed Sept. 19, 2005)
* Steffens, Daneet. "Another intrepid Brit bites the dust." Globe and Mail, April 20, 2002, p.D11.
Review of Clive Powell-Williams Cold burial. Claims that Hornby was Christian's "uncle," no mention of Christian's two letters where "love" of Hornby is mentioned.
* Stevenson, John. "Death in the Barrens: in the summer of 1926, three men ventured into the Barren Lands of the Northwest Territories on a prospecting trip ... two years later their bodies were discovered." Canadian West. 9(1) (January-March 1993): 18-25.
* Stewart, H. "John Hornby (1880-1927)." Arctic. 37(2) (June 1984): 184-185. Site: http://www.aina.ucalgary.ca/scripts/minisa.dll/144/proe/proarc/se+arctic,+v.+37,+no.++2,+June+1984,*?COMMANDSEARCH (Viewed Feb. 1, 2003)
"Most likely, had the manner of Hornby's passing and the final depletion of strength and energy not been so dramatically and poignantly chronicled in Edgar Christian's diary, Hornby would only be a minor footnote in the history of subarctic travel."
* Taber, Rhett. Clarke-Thelon Rivers trip, Clarke-Thelon Rivers trip Northwest and Nunavut Territories, Canada. [np: Rhett Taber, 2001]. See Day 9, July 16, 2001. Site: http://home.mn.rr.com/jeggles/journalpr.pdf (Viewed Feb. 1, 2003)
* "Teil 13: Middle Thelon/Hornby Point/Beverly Lake." Site: http://www.nordkurier.de/canada/tagebuch13_e.htm (Viewed Mar. 25, 2002, not working 2005)
"His second journey of 1926-27 with Edgar Christian and Harold Adlard proved fatal for the three Englishmen, because the underprovisioned group had speculated to be able to hunt caribous here but tragically enough for them, the herd had already passed by on their spring migration north with the result that the three men starved to death."
* Thelon River trip 2001: Edgar Christian's grave at Hornby Point. Image 16 of 71. Site: http://www.superactiondog.com/thelon/Dscn4890.html (Viewed Feb. 22, 2003)
* Thelon River 2001 - Bildespesial #2 [np: Friluftsliv, 2001] Site: http://villmarkssida.no/article.php?sid=231 (Viewed Feb. 22, 2003)
"Vinteren 1926-27 overvintret Hornby, Edgar Christian og Harold Adlard i ved Thelon. John Hornby hadde vært flere vintre i Canada, og hadde rykte på seg for å dra ut med svært sparsommelig utrustning. Flere ganger hadde han bare så vidt overlevd. Denne gangen gikk det galt. Det viste seg at villreinen ikke var i området om vinteren, og de sultet i hel en etter en. Edgar Christian klarte seg helt til sommeren begynte å vende tilbake til landet, men døde i starten av Juni- bare noen dager før han skulle fylt 19 år. Restene av hytta, og korsene på gravene deres står der enda."
* Traeholt, Carl. "Across the Canadian North West Territories." [np: Carl Traeholt, 2001?] Site: http://www.educentral.com/tracks/article3.htm (Viewed Mar. 25, 2002, not working 2005) 8 p.
"John Hornby: With him was a 26 year old friend of his as well as his 17 year old nephew. Unfortunately, the three of them came too late for the caribou migration and failed to get sufficient food supplies for the long arctic winter. They struggled in vain and all perished of starvation. The last one to die was Hornby's nephew, Edgar Christian, who made it until late May, when the summer and the abundance of game was to return again. He wrote a diary which he left in the ashes of the oven. It was found 2 years later by the RCMP." p.3
* Valpy, Bruce. "Hornby." (The complete play by Bruce Valpy.) Canadian Theatre Review. 73 (Winter 1992): 60-76.
See also item on music for the play composed by Pat Buckna at Maryhill Consulting Inc Site: http://maryhill.com/hornbig.htm
* Valpy, Bruce. "Learning the hard way in the far far North: declaring a culture off-bounds a facist idea." Canadian Theatre Review. 73 (Winter 1992): 39-41.
"My theatrical saga began after re-reading the final pages of the published diaries of Edgar Christian, an 18-year-old British boy of the upper middle class. Edgar had been lured across the ocean in 1927 by his uncle Jack Hornby ..." p.39
Van Tighem, Kevin; MacDonald, Jake; Struzik, Ed; Callan, Kevin; Marriner, Paul. "Canadian North. Read any good books ... in the last 25 years? Just in case you missed them, we offer a selection of 25 of the best books on Canada's outdoors from the past quarter century." Outdoor Canada. 25(5) [26(5)] (Summer 1998) : 107-112. 25th Anniversary Issue
* Waldron, Malcolm Thomas. Snow man / Malcolm Thomas Waldron. London (Eng): Jonathan Cape, 1931. 285 p.
"Heavily romanticized" claims Powell-Williams, p.263; "Somewhat romanticized" claims Whalley (Death), p.97; see Whalley note p.335.
Waldron, Malcolm Thomas. Snow man: John Hornby in the barren lands / Malcolm Thomas Waldron. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1931. 292 p.
Based on the diaries and records of James C. Critchell-Bullock.
* Waldron, Malcolm Thomas (1903-1931). Snow man: John Hornby in the barren lands / Malcolm Waldron ; with a new introduction by Lawrence Millman. New Yor : Kodansha International, 1997. 292 p. (Also Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997)
* Waldron, Malcolm. [Unsigned review of Snow man: John Hornby in the barren lands. Introduction by Lawrence Millman. Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997. 294 p. Reprint of Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1931.] Arctic 53(1) (March 2000): 81-82.
"Millman calls Hornby 'eccentric' and 'evanescent' and even 'heroic.' He avoids the oft-used descriptor 'a madman.'"
* Warwick, L.H. (Larry). "A Thelon summer: from June 24 to August 8, 1997 - Canoeists: Jack Oliphant, 63, and Larry Warwick, 59." Site: http://www.goodyeardriveforgold.com/che-mun/thelon.html (Viewed Feb. 1, 2003, not working 2005)
"Tom has an impressive library of northern books. He even has a few rare copies, Tyrrell's Across the Sub-Arctics of Canada (an incredible book of adventure), Unflinching: A Diary of a Tragic Adventure by Edgar Christian and George Whalley's The Legend of John Hornby. We spent many glorious hours browsing through them."
* "Was with Hornby in arctic region: Captain J.C.C. Bullock to speak in Toronto." Toronto Daily Star, April 22, 1931, p.1.
* Wayling, Thomas. "Bodies interred after 2 years in aged cabin: John Hornby and his companions are given Christian burial." Toronto Daily Star, October 2, 1929, p.21.
* Wayling, Thomas. "Complicated will case recalls Thelon tragedy: estate of English explorer who died with companions puzzles public administrator." Toronto Daily Star, October 11, 1929, p.1-2.
* "We find Jack Hornby's cabin ... June 28 - July 20 2002 Clarke Thelon River Trip log." Site: http://rkgroff.tripod.com/riverweb/tlog.htm (Viewed Feb. 1, 2003)
* Weaver, Robert. "Arctic diary of death chronicles human ordeal." Toronto Star, January 19, 1963, p.27.
On George Whalley's The legend of John Hornby.
* Whalley, George. "The last journey." In Stories from the Canadian North. Edited by Muriel Whitaker. Edmonton, AB: Hurtig Publishers, 1980. p.121-138.
Whalley, George. The legend of John Hornby / George Whalley. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1962. (Reissued in Toronto 1977) 367 p.
The Queen's University Archives (Kingston, ON) has the George Whalley papers (1934 -1985).
* Whalley, George. The legend of John Hornby / George Whalley. London: John Murray, 1962. 367 p.
Edgar had 2 brothers, 3 sisters; Hornby "dangerous," p.251; warnings of Blanchet p.258; Hornby "more than eccentric," p.265; "He misrepresented himself to me," p.264
"I loved him he loves me. Very seld[om] is there true love between 2 men." Christian's letters, p.309
See also Death in the barren ground
Whalley, George. "The legend of John Hornby." Tamarack Review, 1957
* "Where three starved." Toronto Daily Star, October 17, 1929, p.25.
York, Thomas. Snowman: a novel / Thomas York. Toronto; Garden City, N.Y : Doubleday Canada, 1976. 244 p. "Heavily romanticized."
* Zaslow, Morris. The opening of the Canadian North, 1870-1914 / Morris Zaslow. Toronto; Montreal: McClelland and Stewart, 1971. 339 p.
"The region northeast of Great Slave Lake ... was occupied almost continuously from 1908 by ... J.C. Melvill, the wealthy hunter and traveller; Jack Hornby, the romantic ill-starred misfit; Stefansson, the ambitious, headline-hunting anthropologist and Anderson, the naturalist, popping in and out; the Douglas party - George M, ... August Sandberg ... D'Arcy Arden, the hunter and trapper." p.247 [See Bibliographic essay, p.300-321]
* Zimmerman, Cynthia. "Drama 1999." University of Toronto Quarterly. 70(1) (Winter 2000/2001), 17 p. Site: www.utpjournals.com/product/utq/710/drama217.html (Viewed May 17, 2003, not working 2005)
Review of Staging the North, with Lawrence Jeffery's "Who look in stove."
* Zinovich, Jordan. "What really happened? (Legends of the western Canadian Arctic)." Up Here. 5(1) (January-February 1989): 15-16,41-45.
What really happened to Arctic men on the barrens?
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