Carolyn Roush Collection ["Phil Blood's Leap"]

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1044 (local)
2003 (Date acquired)
1900 - 1910 (Predominant dates)
1870 - 1880 (Date created)
Collection consists of one item, a handwritten manuscript copy of the popular 19th century poem by Anglo-Scottish poet, essayist, and playwright, Robert Buchanan (1841-1901) entitled "Phil Blood's Leap: A Tale of the Gold Seekers," penned in ink on letterhead of the Centre Hall Hotel (Centre Hall, Pennsylvania) with printed date "190—". The poem is ascribed to Buchanan at the end but there is no indication of who wrote it out or the exact date. "Phil Blood's Leap" (action set in frontier Texas and describing a chase and fight between Phil Blood and an Indian) was one of several of Buchanan's pieces that were widely published and often used for recitations and entertainments in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The 43 stanzas are written on 11 sheets, utilizing both sides. —Gift of Carolyn Roush in 2003.
Creator and/or Contributor
Carolyn Roush (donor), Robert Williams Buchanan (creator)
1 (folder)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
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Temporal Coverage
1900 - 1910 (No exact date, but document contains printed date "190—.")
Geographic Coverage
Texas (state) (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)
Pennsylvania (state) (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)
Preferred Citation
Western Folklife Center Archives
Related Entities:
Carolyn Roush (donor)
Robert Williams Buchanan (creator)
Related Subjects:
Robert Williams Buchanan (subject)