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Robert N. Golding, interviewed by Virginia Pottle


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

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From the Collection: 18 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


0323 Robert N. Golding, interviewed by Virginia Pottle for CP 180, fall 1963, Perry, Maine. Accession consists of two tapes that are composites of an earlier recording made in 1960 and 1961; a biographical sketch of the narrator; a catalog of the contents; and a transcript. Golding, Pottle’s father, a hunter, fisherman, farmer, guide, and master storyteller, tells tall tales (oxen, sheep dog that could count, fishing); jokes (reckless driver, boardinghouse fare, wives, mother-in-law, drunks, snorer); songs (Pennsylvania Tramp, Si Hopkins); anecdotes about local characters including Hal Bowden, Tom Cleland, George Magoon, Wilbur Day, Johnny Summers, Owen Frith, George and Clementine Lincoln, Mr. Newcomb, Frank Atwin, Alfred Boyden, George Bugby, Tom Bugby, Lew Boyden, Ross Cox, Walter Morrison, Frank Jones, Earl Bonness, Tom Hibbard, Dr. V. G. Simkhovitch; stories about hunting, trapping, and other encounters with bear, wildcats, moose, porcupines; Candlemas Day beliefs; buried treasure; sporting camps and sports. Text: 169 pp. paper with transcript. Recording: T 0246 - T 0247 / CD 0031 - CD 0032 3 hours.

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