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Various, interviewed by Robert E. Allen


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This is an arbitrary collection of accessions created in June 2014 containing interviews that focus on hunting, trapping, poaching, and recreational fishing. There are 123 series in NAFOH that relate to the topic, but 18 belong solely to this collection.


  • 1959-2008

Conditions Governing Access

For digitized items free from access restrictions, we are working to upload this material (pdfs, mp3s, jpgs) for public access but it is an ongoing project. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, contact Special Collections (


From the Collection: 18 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


NA0005 Various, interviewed by Robert Allen for CP 180, fall 1963, Beal’s Island, Machias area, Wesley, Crawford, Northfield, Maine. Informants include Greta Lenfesty, Dot Hanscom, John Bacon, Carl Day, Ralph Hayward, Maude Cates, and George Daggett. Paper deals with stories of Wilbur Day and George Magoon, poachers; how Calvin Graves killed two game wardens for trying to shoot his wife’s dog; wolf stories; story of Mary Wood, a tramp; table tipping; story of a bloodstopper; cure for bad cold; short jokes; three folksongs; place name: Breakneck Hill; story of Bill Bancroft with the George Washington hairdo. Text: 45 pp. paper

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States