The Frank C. Brown Collection of NC Folklore

The Frank C. Brown Collection of NC Folklore

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DIVFrank C. Brown organized the North Carolina Folklore Society in 1913. Both Dr. Brown and the Society collected stores from individualsaa€”Brown through his classes at Duke University and through his summer expeditions in the North Carolina mountains, and the Society by interviewing its membersaa€”and also levied on the previous collections made by friends and members of the Society. The result was a large mass of texts and notes assembled over a period of nearly forty years and covering every aspect of local tradition./divThe well-known reference to a patch of aquot;blue sky big enough to make a Dutchman a pair of pants, aquot; etc., is treated under No. ... South: Puckett, 518 (if there is enough blue sky in the west to make an old womana#39;s apron it will aquot;fair offaquot; [Negro] ) a€” Kentucky: Thomas, No. ... 554 (if the sky brightens after a rain and there is sufficient blue in the north to make a shirt for a sailor, the weather will become clear) ; No.

Title:The Frank C. Brown Collection of NC Folklore
Author:Newman Ivey White, Wayland D. Hand
Publisher:Duke University Press - 1977-04-29


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