Byron-Curtiss, A. L. The Life and Adventures of Nat Foster, Trapper and Hunter of the Adirondacks
Byron-Curtiss, A. L. The Life and Adventures of Nat Foster, Trapper and Hunter of the Adirondacks
Byron-Curtiss, A. L. The Life and Adventures of Nat Foster, Trapper and Hunter of the Adirondacks
Byron-Curtiss, A. L. The Life and Adventures of Nat Foster, Trapper and Hunter of the Adirondacks
Byron-Curtiss, A. L. The Life and Adventures of Nat Foster, Trapper and Hunter of the Adirondacks

Byron-Curtiss, A. L. The Life and Adventures of Nat Foster, Trapper and Hunter of the Adirondacks

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Byron-Curtiss, A. L. The Life and Adventures of Nat Foster, Trapper and Hunter of the Adirondacks. Boonville, N.Y.: The Willard Press, 1912.

Brown pictorial wrappers, 5 1/4 x 7 3/4, some edge-wear with small chip bottom right front corner. Portrait of the author, illustrated, 217 clean and unmarked pp. A bit tatty and bumped. Fair. Paperback.  [4341] 

Arthur Leslie Byron-Curtiss (1871-1959) was a young Episcopal clergyman in 1892, sent to the wilderness mission of Forestport, NY, in the southern Adirondacks. He became enthralled with the people and the mountains, and bought a camp at North Lake. His companionship with the people, his joining in their antics and customs, and his writing about their history, earned him the nickname "The Bishop of North Lake."

Nathaniel Foster (1766-1840), pioneer hunter and trapper in the Adirondacks, acquitted at trial for killing a Mohawk Indian near Old Forge, N.Y. In 1787 at a tavern in St. Johnsville, clad in buckskins, he gave his name as "Leatherstockings." Foster is thought to be the model for James Fenimore Cooper's "Hawk-eye" in his Leatherstocking Tales.

No. 6859 in Plum, Adirondack Bibliography.