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Folklore Collection of Torfhildur Þorsteinsdóttir Hólm

    This collection relates to Torfhildur Þorsteinsdóttir Hólm (1845-1918) who emigrated from her homeland of Iceland to Canada in 1876, where she lived for 13 years. During that time, she collected folklore in the newly established settler reserve of New Iceland. She was the only woman to compile a major collection of Icelandic folklore in the nineteenth century and the only folklore collector to collect material from immigrant informants in the early Icelandic settlements in Canada. Many of her informants were also women who were recent immigrants to Canada.

    Original source name : Torfhildur Þorsteinsdóttir Hólm skáldkona-þjóðsagnasafn
    English translation : Folklore Collection of Torfhildur Þorsteinsdóttir Hólm
    Creator : personal fonds
    Document- type 2 : personal
    Reference number : Lbs 3983 4to
    Language(s) : Icelandic
    Geographical coverage : Canada
    Time range : 19thc.
    Year(s) : 1876-1889
    Theme 1 : art and culture
    Theme 2 : experience of migration
    Link to the item in the catalogue :
    Publication(s) : Finnur Sigmundsson, Þjóðsögur og sagnir (Reykjavík: Almenna bókafélagið, 1962).
    Archive name : Landsbókasafn Íslands—Háskólabókasafn
    Archive name (English) : National and University Library of Iceland
    Archive address : Arngrímsgötu 3, 107 Reykjavík, Iceland
    City : Reykjavík
    Country : Iceland
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