Isaac’s family was from Burnt Head (an abandoned community now part of Cupids, Nfld.) which is approximately 3 miles from ‘The Dock’ by boat. My family tradition is that the Newells of Burnt Head and ‘The Dock” are related with a common ancestor in the 18th century. I have not established the common ancestor but Philip Newell [aka Noel] my ggg grandfather who settled in the ‘The Dock’ and Isaac who settled in Burnt Head around the same time may have been brothers or cousins.
Copied from: Newell Collection is a Coleridge Scholar’s Dream By Bert Riggs and Dr. Martin Howley
From the files of The Gazette Mar 23, 1995.
See this paper for a discussion of his poetry and his collection of poetry.
RE: National Convention
Source: The Newfoundland National Convention, 1946-1948: Reports and papers
edited by James Hiller, Michael Harrington.