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By Ralph Lee Smith

This booklet describes the restoration of the Appalachian dulcimer's misplaced background, tracing the dulcimer's roots in a German software, the scheitholt; describing the early historical past of the scheitholt and the dulcimer in the USA, and outlining the advance of designated dulcimer types in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky. This totally revised and improved version presents additional info concerning the instrument's historical past sooner than the Civil battle and discusses traditions and kinds which are nonetheless being found and documented.

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C. Dec 17, 1968 Dear Mr. Smith Thank you for your letter regarding who made your old Dulcimer. After making a few phone calls I contacted Edna Shepherd now remarried who was the wife of Frank Glenn the man who made your Dulcimer. She recalled the name of Abraham as the man they Had Shipped a number of Dulcimers to. Hope this answers your questions. Whenever you are in this area Drop by to see me. Thanks Sincerely Edd R. Presnell I then contacted Edna Shepherd myself and drove down to western North Carolina to visit her.

Dec 17, 1968 Dear Mr. Smith Thank you for your letter regarding who made your old Dulcimer. After making a few phone calls I contacted Edna Shepherd now remarried who was the wife of Frank Glenn the man who made your Dulcimer. She recalled the name of Abraham as the man they Had Shipped a number of Dulcimers to. Hope this answers your questions. Whenever you are in this area Drop by to see me. Thanks Sincerely Edd R. Presnell I then contacted Edna Shepherd myself and drove down to western North Carolina to visit her.

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