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John Minear Origins: Child Ballads in 18th c. America? (170* d) RE: Origins: Child Ballads in 18th c. America? 24 Mar 12

Here is an "Index to the Known Oral Sources of the Child Collection" by Kenneth Thigpen, Jr. at the Folklore Institute, Indiana University. Unfortunately, he does not give any dates, nor does he identify who benefited from these sources. One will have to go back to Child again and sort it out from the numbers (Argh!) I do recognize a few of the names now. By "oral" he means either recited or sung, by an individual, mentioned by Child. Here is the link:

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