Woman Disappears on SI Expedition

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Anne Hilda Abraham disappears in the area of Ramah Bay, Labrador, while on an archeological-geological expedition led by Curator William W. Fitzhugh of the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology. Abraham reportedly became separated from a companion and was never found. A memorial service was held for her on September 9, 1976.


  • Abraham, Anne Hilda
  • Fitzhugh, William W. 1943-
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


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Torch, 10/1976, p. 8

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August 6, 1976


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