PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON
W. A. Bradley was Secretary-Treasurer of the Beaverkill Trout Club from 1910 to 1929; the club had 43 members at the time of this publication. A brief but detailed section of reminiscences is followed by early photographs of sport along the Beaverkill before World War I, including a shot of author George M. L. La Branche in mid-cast. Each photograph is captioned in a fine hand which Bruns speculates is that of "Lady B.", pictured on p. 19. There are also photographs of trout fishing in Maine and in other points in New York State, and of the author and his friend Charlie Campbell (president of the club 1910–1923) fishing for Atlantic salmon in Newfoundland. Campbell was the friend who first brought Bradley to the Voorhees homestead in 1908, and with Bradley formed the Beaverkill Trout Club. Campbell's motto was "It's better just a little farther on." These recollections were evidently composed in 1927 (for a speech to the club, to judge from the text) and expanded for publication here.
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