Ellesmere Land

Ellesmere Land

 

a region in central Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, extending from Baumann Fjord and Makinson Inlet in the south to Bay Fjord and Buchanan Bay in the north. The region was named after the English political and cultural figure F. Egerton, earl of Ellesmere.

References in classic literature ?
From the cut of her sharp-pointed hood, and the long diamond pattern of her white deer-skin leggings, they supposed she came from Ellesmere Land.
When he and the girl went north to Ellesmere Land in the year of the Wonderful Open Winter, he left the picture-story with Kadlu, who lost it in the shingle when his dog-sleigh broke down one summer on the beach of Lake Netilling at Nikosiring, and there a Lake Inuit found it next spring and sold it to a man at Imigen who was interpreter on a Cumberland Sound whaler, and he sold it to Hans Olsen, who was afterward a quartermaster on board a big steamer that took tourists to the North Cape in Norway.