Monday, 9 July 2012

Table of Content for NADM

A Table of Contents for Never a Dull Moment submitted to NMAI about 1960
NEVER A DULL MOMENT By A. Hyatt Verrill, List of Chapters
Chapter I- When I was a Boy
Chapter II- Vacationing in Maine
Chapter III- Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia
Chapter IV- Summer Vacation in Gloucester
Chapter V- Portland Character
Chapter VI- Winter Sports in New England. Ice Cutting
Chapter VII- Boyhood Memories. Hobbies and Inventions
Chapter VIII- Uncle “Wash” an Inventor
Chapter IX- Youthful Ambitions and Interests
Chapter X- Interesting Pets
Chapter XI- Bows, Arrows and Quarter-Staffs
Chapter XII- Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and Indians
Chapter XIII- Impersonating an Indian
Chapter XIV- Dangerous Pastimes
Chapter XV- Summer Vacation at Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Chapter XVI- The Good Old School Days
Chapter XVII- Summer Camping in the White Mountains
Chapter XVIII- We Didn’t Believe in Ghosts—But
Chapter XIX- Youthful Memories
Chapter XX- A Cracked Skull and Love for Boats
Chapter XXI- To Dominica. My First Expedition
Chapter XXII- Dominican Hardships and Adventures
Chapter XXIII- Hazardous Tide Observations. Freak’s Boarding House. Fancy Shooting
Chapter XXIV- Honeymoon in Colorful Costa Rica
Chapter XXV- Costa Rican Characters
Chapter XXVI- Drawing. Taxidermy. Commercial Photography & “Autochrome” Process. Trip to Bermuda and Dominica
Chapter XXVII- 1902-1906 Mining Sulphur in Dominica. A Steward on Ship
Chapter XXVIII- I Discover the Supposedly Extinct Solendon Paradoxus
Chapter XXIX- Writing Books and Doing Ethnological Work
Chapter XXX- Great Snakes. Ethnological Work. Carlos is “Buried”
Chapter XXXI- A Voyage In The Wake Of The Buccaneers
Chapter XXXII- Exploration and Ethnological Work in Central America
Chapter XXXIII- I Visit and Study the Boorabees
Chapter XXXIV- An Expedition into Guaymi Country
Chapter XXXV- I Attend a Guaymi Ceremonial Dance and Become a Member of the Tribe
Chapter XXXVI- An Expedition into Cocle Indian Country
Chapter XXXVII- Peru and Politics
Chapter XXXVIII- An Expedition into the Interior of Peru
Chapter XXXIX- Back in Panama to Excavate the Cocle Site. Tick Poisoning.
Chapter XL- An Interesting Trip to England. I Meet Royalty. I Return to South America for Archaeological and Ethnological Work. Back to England
Chapter XLI- Search for the Golden Book of the Mayas
Chapter XLII- Galleon Salvaging Expedition to Silver Shoals
Chapter XLIII- Modelling Sea Creatures. Working with Williamson. Book Writing. Back to Silver Shoals Under Difficulties. Ruth. Suwanee River Treasure Hunt was Exciting
Chapter XLIV- My last years in Florida and Two More Trips
Chapter XLV- Coincidence was an Important Factor in My Life. Why?

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As an armed forces brat, we lived in Rockcliff (Ottawa), Namao (Edmonton), Southport (Portage La Prairie), Manitoba, and Dad retired to St. Margaret's Bay, NS.
Working with the Federal Govenment for 25 years, Canadian Hydrographic Service, mostly. Now married to Gail Kelly, with two grown children, Luke and Denyse. Retired to my woodlot at Stillwater Lake, NS, on the rainy days I study the life and work of A. Hyatt Verrill 1871-1954.