Mark Robinson and Blodwen Davies, Mark Robinson's responses to Blodwen Davies’ questions, Sept. 4, 1930

[See also Mark Robinson, Letter to Blodwen Davies, Sept. 4, 1930.]

Q: Did the Bletchers aid in the search for Thomson?
A: They did on the lake. They did not search in the woods as far as I know.

Q: What part of the lake or woods did they cover in the search?
A: Canoe Lake to Tea Lake Dam

Q: Did the make any attempt to direct the search?
A: No. they were very quiet in every way.

Q: Do you remember where Thomson went to try to enlist?
A: Toronto and Kearney

Q: Do you remember what the defect was that prevented his enlistment?
A: I do not but expect it was his feet.

Q: Was there anything wrong with his heart?
A: There may have been but I scarcely think so as he could throw up his canoe and go uphill over portages without any trouble.

Q: How deep was the water in which Thomson was found?
A: About 30 feet

Q: How far was it from shore?
A: 125 yards

Q: Was his fishing rod and line found?
A: No

Q: Do you think it was his own line which was wound around his ankle?
A: It might have been his own line but not his regular fishing line.

Q: Did you see a mark on his forehead and if so what was it like?
A: A slight bruise over the left eye brow.

Q: Were his paddles found?
A: One was found tied in this canoe for portaging.

Q: Was his knife or anything else missing from his person?
A: Not as far as I know.

Q: What kind of pole did he use, steel or wood?
A: He used both steel and bamboo rods.

Source: Library and Archives Canada/Bibliotheque et Archives Canada, MG30 D38 'Blodwen Davies fonds', Vol. 11, Mark Robinson and Blodwen Davies, Response to Blodwen Davies’ questions, September 4, 1930. Notes: Originals withdrawn from circulation. Copies available on microfilm C-4579

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