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Robert Lindsay Smallidge, interviewed by C. Richard K. Lunt


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.


  • Creation: 1959-2008

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From the Collection: 18 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


2970 Robert Lindsay Smallidge, interviewed by C. Richard K. Lunt, September 28, 1963, at Smallidge’s home in Northeast Harbor, Maine. Smallidge talks about Sally Somers, her background and powers; Sally’s marriage; Sally’s familiar (a cat); first settlers on Fernald’s point; Jones Tracy’s dance hall; stories about Jones Tracy, including story about the porgy kettle and the mosquitoes; various hunting stories; making wooden decoys; discusses John Brown stories and tells two, which he says antedate Jones Tracy stories. One of a series of interviews conducted by Richard Lunt in 1963 and 1964 which served as the basis for Lunt’s UMaine M.A. thesis. Some material was also published as “Jones Tracy: Tall Tale Teller from Mount Desert Island” (Northeast Folklore, Vol. X). Recording: mfc_na2970_cd0852_01 - mfc_na2970_cd0852_08 39 minutes

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