Collection American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

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    1 NAME Ethelda Stoddard Richardson TOPIC Study of Folklore in the Berkshires Colrain Page 1 Mass [?] In one of the numerous sections of Colrain, lives an unusual old fellow separated from the community by his eccentricities and by his own choice. Yet he sees almost everyone in whole town in his work which he has done since he was a boy and everyone ...

    • Contributor: Richardson, Ethelda Stoddard - Faulkner, Lyman
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Page 2 of [In one of the numerous sections]

    2 sizes. It lines the walls of the old sheds, roof high in some places and only one tier in other places. Small chips and sawdust have raised the level of the ground floor somewhat but a glance shows most of the largest chips picked up meticulously for use in kindling their fires. The house has a rather deserted air in the winter for ...

    • Contributor: Richardson, Ethelda Stoddard - Faulkner, Lyman
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Page 3 of [In one of the numerous sections]

    Page 3 of [In one of the numerous sections]

    3 and the surrounding towns. They are old "Yankees", kept pure by choice and still immensely proud of the fact that they are "thoroughbreds" and Protestants. The Faulkners were among America's first settlers. As Mrs. Cooper said of them, "I don't believe they landed on Plymouth Rock but they weren't too much later." In South Acton, Mass., stands the original old house of the ...

    • Contributor: Richardson, Ethelda Stoddard - Faulkner, Lyman
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Page 4 of [In one of the numerous sections]

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    4 group of states out of a section of country that could well have [beaten?] less hardy settlers and freedom-seekers. We can trace their growth and lineage definitely along the Connecticut River working upward. They do not sink to obscurity even to this generation. People know and remember them. Speak to many people and they will say. "Jerry Faulkner? Know him well. Fine fella!" ...

    • Contributor: Richardson, Ethelda Stoddard - Faulkner, Lyman
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Page 5 of [In one of the numerous sections]

    Page 5 of [In one of the numerous sections]

    5 their line English. Jerry had several children but only a boy, Leon and two girls lived. One of the girls, Cora, is the only one living now. She hasn't made very much of her life, having married two unworthy men - according to the standards of the Faulkners who as they say "were pretty wellup." "Shep" Faulkner had a son Jerry and a ...

    • Contributor: Richardson, Ethelda Stoddard - Faulkner, Lyman
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Page 6 of [In one of the numerous sections]

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    6 to keep respect and maintain themselves in their own way. Next they moved to what was known as the "old Henry Jason" place" past the old cemetery on the Mountain. David worked in the grist mill in town so they gradually moved closer to his work. They next moved to where Bolton Gleason now lives, to the old Lapierre place, then to where ...

    • Contributor: Richardson, Ethelda Stoddard - Faulkner, Lyman
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    7 and Blanche Faulkner (Cooper). Lyman doesn't know whether or not he'll go if is too far away. He isn't the "visiting" type anyway, anymore than his folks were. They were "brought up to be very choice of their friends." Mrs. Cooper said she never played with a French child until after she was twelve or thirteen. This was mainly because they were Catholic ...

    • Contributor: Richardson, Ethelda Stoddard - Faulkner, Lyman
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material