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Thread #48893   Message #1545687
Posted By: John Minear
19-Aug-05 - 10:57 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Limber Jim
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Limber Jim: History & Lyrics
I'm a little late on this, but I just discovered this very important piece of information and I thought that it was only appropriate that it be posted here as well. Fletcher Collins was the the man who originally collected the only known version (so far) of "Limber Jim".
Subject: Obit: Fletcher Collins, folklorist and scholar
From: lamarca - PM
Date: 10 May 05 - 12:09 PM

I am sad to report the passing of Fletcher Collins, Jr. on May 6, 2005, at the age of 98. Dr. Collins was an eminent scholar, teacher, and collector of folksong and folklore, who had a long, rich life. Here is his obituary from the Mary Baldwin College website: