Folk songs and poetry, 1870, 1931, and undated.


Payne, Abigail J. Folk songs and poetry, 1870, 1931, and undated.

Folk songs and poetry, 1870, 1931, and undated.

A collection of typewritten Wisconsin folk poems and songs, mostly dealing with lumbering accidents, consisting of two versions of Abigail J. Payne's 1870 poem "The Fatal Oak," one with an introduction by Mrs. J. S. Earll; wood songs "On the Banks of the Little Eau Pleine" by William Allen and "Geary's Rock," accompanied by a 1931 letter by Bert E. Walters discussing the origins of the songs; and a rally song "Welcome Hoard," ca. 1888, composed in honor of W. D. Hoard's run for governor of Wisconsin.

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Earll, J. S., Mrs. (person)

Allen, William E. (person)

William Allen of Rondout, N.Y. was the father of Julia Allen, the wife of William Henry Channing, Unitarian minister, and of Frances Allen, the first wife of Jared Sparks, Unitarian minister, historian, and president of Harvard. From the description of William Allen family correspondence, 1802-1872 (inclusive), 1802-1850 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612366337 Julia McWade Blazer and Harriet McWade Allen were the daughters of William McWade, who came to B...

Hoard, W. D. (William Dempster), 1836-1918 (person)

Walters, Bert E. (person)

Payne, Abigail J. (person)