Stewiacke). DEYARMOND, E.M. DEYARMOND, E.M. PARKER, S.M., foreword poem
Title: Leaves from the Whip-handle Tree. signed + ALS
Seller ID: 83576
(Stewiacke). DEYARMOND, E.M. Leaves from the Whip-handle Tree. N.pl.: n.pub, 1974. First Edition,. Pp (6),7-121,(1). With 19 b&w photos as well as other illustrations in the text. 8vo, pale orange card covers.
Foreword poem by S.M. Parker.
Historical sketches of the Stewiackes & the Stewiacke Valley. Early mills, sleigh bells, blueberries, Joseph Howe in Musquodoboit, etc.
Part I. Reverie :
Ghost Settlements [Smithfield, Stewart Hill Colchester County], - What's In a Name - Flashback Notes - The Old Country Shore - Sleigh Bells and Buggy Wheels - Harvest Excursion - Building a Manse - A Nurse With Honors - "Marjorie" or the Dumbells - Transformation - The Mill That Was Here, And Is Not - Early Mills - A Love Letter from the Sky - Family Bibles - Meetin's and the Meetin' House - The Cross On Your Ballot - Christmas Cards Ring in the Changes - Memory Lingers On - Prophecy in 1900 - A House Was Moved - Scrap Book Sketches - Leaves in the Wind (poem) - Firsts in the Stewiacke Valley - Samuel Cox (1842-1923) - Martin S. Fulton (1876-1963) - William Dunlap (1830-1907) - Creelman Cox (1861-1926) - Esther Cox (1860-1912) - Joseph Howe in Musquodoboit - A Century of Presbyterianism (1815-1915) - Middleton, 150 Years - Tales of a Railway - Branches of the W.I.N.S. [Women's Institute of Nova Scotia] - Remembering; The Farmer Long Ago - Among the Blueberries in 1912 - Robin's Here, No He's Gone (poem) - From Blazed Trails to Wide Highways - The John Fisher Male Chorus - Nova Scotia in 1878 - Picnics Here and There - Grandma's Autograph Album - In Memoriam, Lotta Love Letters - Fantasy.
Postscripts for the Whip-handle Tree : Errors and Omissions - Folklore in Rhyme - Household Hints of Yore - A Big Fish - Signs and Superstitions - Cheerful Chatter - Some Old Sayings - Chaff from the Old Mill - Ye Olde Party Line.
Bump to bottom right corner of volume, else very good. Signed and inscribed by Deyarmond on the title page with an autographed letter signed laid in at front. 40.00