Baldur : óháð vikublað [Transl: Baldur: An Independent Weekly] - Icelandic-Canadian Newspaper, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada : Published 1903-1910

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Title: Baldur : ˇhß­ vikubla­ [Transl: Baldur: An ...


PUBLISHER: Gimli, Manitoba, 1903-1910. NUMBER OF ISSUES: One run/set comprising 8 consecutive issues 27, 29, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39 from the first year. CONDITION: All issues in Very Good+ except fror No. 35 of sept, 1903 which has a closed tear with no loss of text. Virtually no edgewaer and no folding or chipping. CONTENTS/SUBJECT MATTER: This weekly newspaper was printed in the Icelandic language in Gimli, Manitoba from 1903-1910 (we offer here a run of 8 issues ony from a single year). It was published weekly at Gimli, Manitoba, the centre of Icelandic settlement in Canada. It served as a regional newspaper for New Iceland (like its forerunner, Framfari). [It was continued by the periodical Gimlunger - 1910-1911). Baldur included news reports, poems by leading Icelandic-Canadian writers, editorials, letters to the editor, official government announcements; reports of local politics and cultural endeavours, educational material on subjects such as agricultural techniques and advice, and advertisements (many illustrated) that reveal much about transport, commerce, and business activities in New Iceland. DESCRIPTION: Almost all issues are four pages in length; a few are comprised of 2 pages. Dimensions for this run are 34 X 28 cm. SUBJECTS: Icelandic-Canadian Periodicals, Newspapers; Vestur-Íslendingar; Politics; Government; Poetry; Icelanders. AVAILABILITY: AMICUS shows a set at the University of Manitoba. Even individual copies of this newspaper are rare in the area where they were first printed. Bookseller Inventory # 34594

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