Icelandic Manuscripts...

Original letters, journals, documents, and unpublished reminiscences are frequently valuable sources of historical information - as well as intriguing glimpses into the past.   These manuscripts are frequently the only existing record of people, events, circumstances, and cultural activity.

The Eyrarbakki Icelandic Heritage Centre preserves hundreds of manuscript items ranging from 18th Century chant-ballads to the original Constitution of New Iceland, penned in 1877.   Included in this collection are original letters written in both Iceland and North America, 19th Century documents, ship's contracts, ledgers, poetry, and manuscript volumes.

Whether you are curious to know the nature of handwritten Icelandic material in your possession or are seeking an archival home for manuscript items that have survived the years, your inquiries are welcome.   Consult with no obligation:

Nelson Gerrard
Box 925, Arborg, Manitoba R0C 0A0   Canada