Refilling the grave, Unknown [Dr. Harry Ebbs?], 1956-09-30, Algonquin Park Archives, APMA 6738, From left to right: Jack Eastaugh, William Little, Leonard Gibson, Frank Braucht. In his 1970 book, "The Tom Thomson Mystery", William Little does not provide the exact date his group dug at the Mowat cemetery site. His narrative of the events, along with reports in the "Globe and Mail" and "Toronto Star", place the likely date of the dig as Sunday, September 30
During the 1950s, William Little, an administrator of an Ontario reformatory, began to explore the questions surrounding Thomson’s death. Compelled by a suspicion that some important aspects of the story remained unconsidered, Little engaged in a rather unorthodox research method which resulted in a significant amount of new testimony and material evidence being brought forward.
As comparison of the documents in this section with those in other areas of Interpretations will show, the methods used by researchers can differ greatly, and can lead to distinctly different types of findings. How the research method might help to shape the findings, however, is a critical concern you will have to address.
Newspaper or Magazine Articles
- Don Delaplante, Long a Mystery of Art World: Body May Answer Riddle of Tom Thomson’s Death, The Globe and Mail, October 10, 1956
- M. R. Dixon, I Buried Tom Thomson, No Foul Play, Toronto Daily Star, October 12, 1956
- Regina Leader-Post, Ex-Undertaker Says He Exhumed Tom Thomson’s Body, Regina Leader-Post, October 12, 1956
- Regina Leader-Post, Author Did Not Know Artist , Regina Leader-Post, October 16, 1956
- Kelso Roberts, Algonquin Park Bones Not Those of Thomson, Toronto Daily Star, October 19, 1956
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