Ornithology W.E. Clyde Todd Return Home
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Carnegie Museum's history of expeditions to the Far North begins with W.E. Clyde Todd. Todd had been interested in the Arctic for years, but had never had the resources to mount an expedition. When he came to the Museum in 1901, he was thrilled and immediately pulled together his first trip. Amazing as it seems, it was not just the wildlife of the Arctic that was unknown; in 1901, large areas of the map were still incomplete:

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"Although it lies right at our doors and just beyond the outskirts of civilization and settlement in northeastern America, Labrador still remains a land of silence and mystery . . .

"Here was an immense area of country, stretching from Labrador and the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the east to Lake Winnipeg on the west, whose natural history was known more by inference than by fact . . ."

Photo: W.E. Clyde Todd ready to hit
the trail in 1901.

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