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.
Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador, volume 4
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.