The House Carpenter


The House Carpenter


Two leaves, typewritten on the front sides. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. There are several lamination-related creases throughout the document. There are staple holes at the upper left corner of each sheet. There is a minor tear at the center lower edge. There is a significant tear at the right lower edge of the first leaf. There is a minor tear at the lower right corner of the first leaf. There are several moderate stains of unknown origin throughout the document. There is a "5" handwritten in pencil at the upper left corner. There are two textual corrections, one handwritten in black ink and the other in pencil.


Ballads, English
Ballads, Scots
Adultery -- Songs and music
Ocean travel -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

The House Carpenter (Said an Old True Love). Forsaken House Carpenter. The Ship Carpenter


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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