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Thread #28934 Message #363066
Posted By: Sandy Paton
25-Dec-00 - 09:43 AM
Thread Name: William Main Doerflinger 1909-2000
Subject: RE: William Main Doerflinger 1909-2000
One of the first printed collections I ever bought was Doerflinger's Shantymen and Shantyboys, and about 45 or 50 years later, he signed it for me at one of the Pinewoods gatherings in Falls Village, CT. He then encouraged me to get the new (paperback) edition, as he had made some significant changes. That will explain, JoeClone, why you found two copies of the book in the guest room shelves when you were here. He was a remarkable scholar and, perhaps even more important, a classic gentleman. His work enlightened and enriched us all.