Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 11:43:52
From: Katharine Anderson <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Query for CRVT list
For a research project
on the history of herbalism in Vermont, I'm looking for information about
herbalists, midwives, root doctors and Indian doctors who either lived or
practiced in Vermont from the 17th century to mid-20th century. Of
particular interest: what they were known for, where and when they were
practicing, their background, plants they used, role in their
communities, sources for more info.---End of Forwarded Message---
Another interest is folk remedies of plant origin used by or attributed
to Vermonters, immigrants or Native Americans in our area, past or
present. Also patent medicines for people or animals produced or widely
used in Vermont.
Molly Ocket was a well known healer in northern Vermont, New Hampshire
and Maine. Does anyone know specific plants or remedies she used, or
details about her healing methods?
Adele Dawson was another Vermont herbalist. If anyone has clues about how
she learned about herbs, or stories about her as an herbalist, I would
love to talk to you.
If you have more than you want to write down, please know that I would be
more than glad to call you or come for a visit. Just send me an email at
<[log in to unmask]> with information on how to best contact you.
Names of people to contact who may not get email would also be