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A look at Hadlyme, Connecticut--my home town / Laura Lee Luther, 1975

 Item — Box: 28, Folder: 8
Identifier: FA 1 Item 300

Scope and Contents

Submitted by BYU student Laura Lee Luther for her January 1971 English 391 class. About the hereditary folklore and traditions as told by New England natives about traditional Hadlyme, Connecticut. Contains a cover essay, informant abstracts, and informant's items. Items include a letter from Laura Lee Luther's father about his life growing up in Hadlyme, from his one-room schoolhouse to his memories of WWI and his everyday life, her father's college diary on his daily impressions, the history behind the name of Hadlyme, her great grandmother's boys in the civil war, a house and property in Hadlyme that was bought before the American Revolutionary War from the Indians, Dr. Jonathan Morgan's massive barn and how he made spectacles for Teddy Roosevelt, the history behind the location of the cemetary and Dr. Morgan's grave, the actor who originally played Sherlock Holmes and his stone castle in Hadlyme, an old spelling chant, weather proverbs, folk cures and remedies, various histories about Hadlyme and more.


  • 1975

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21 photographs

1 volume (46 pages) ; 28 cm

Language of Materials



Missing consent forms.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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Brigham Young University
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