Findings/Trouvailles

Findings/Trouvailles, edited by the award-winning author Douglas Hunter, presents an intriguing piece of the Canadian past that has been discovered by a member of the Champlain Society. Each month will offer a new surprise: an archival document, a piece of correspondence, a baptismal record, an old newspaper report, film footage, a work of art, an object of material culture. The Findings will be the subject of a learned discussion (in either official language) that, in the typical style of Champlain Society publications, will illuminate the content and context of the new “find”. Contributions will be informed, but not necessarily scholarly. Findings/Trouvailles will provide Champlain Society members with a way to share their passion for the people of the past and explain how these artifacts speak to them. The items need not be in a Canadian collection, but will enhance our understanding of Canadian history.

Editorial Committee: Tina Adcock, Patrice Dutil, Douglas Hunter, Stacy Nation-Knapper

For more information on how to become a contributor to “Findings/Trouvailles”, contact Mr. Hunter at findingscs@icloud.com.


Discovery of the Baptismal Certificate of Samuel de Champlain by Janet Ritch (October 2013)

Fighting in “The Hundred Days,” France, August 1918 by J.L. Granatstein (November 2013)

Kootenay Pelly and Spokane Garry: Indigenous Students at the Red River Mission School by Stacy Nation-Knapper (December 2013)

“The History of Mr Radison’s Transactions”: William Yonge’s Letter, 1692 by Germaine Warkentin (January 2014)

A Discussion on the Future of Canada: The Cahan-Bourassa Correspondence of 1911-1912 by Patrice Dutil (February 2014)

“We Want Our Land”: A 1976 Stó:lō Land Claims Negotiations Comic by Madeline Knickerbocker (March 2014)

“World’s Series Hockey Game Knocked Out by Influenza”: The 1918 influenza pandemic and the abandoned Stanley Cup final of 1919 by Douglas Hunter (April 2014)

Franklin Relics, Then and Now: Canadian Arctic Sovereignty on Display by Tina Adcock (May 2014)

Étienne Brûlé : Bourgeois parisien par Danièle Caloz (Septembre 2014)

Étienne Brûlé: Paris Bourgeois by Danièle Caloz (September 2014)

The David Thompson Memorial Fort: An Early Attempt to Make a Tourist Attraction Out of Western Canadian History by Ben Bradley (October 2014)

The 1839 Memorial of Jacob Franks for services during the War of 1812 by Peter Davis (November 2014)