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For March 1998 . . .

This month:   From 1909, enjoy a humorous monolog by Cal Stewart as he presents Uncle Josh's Letter From Home.


Uncle Josh's Letter From Home
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 10111
Category Talking
Title Uncle Josh's Letter From Home
Performed by Cal Stewart
Circa April 1909
Announcement "Uncle Josh Weathersby gets a letter from home, by Mr. Cal Stewart.  Edison record."

Cal Stewart (1856-1919) recorded dozens of humorous stories of his Uncle Josh Weathersby's [mis]adventures in hometown Punkin Centre and onward as Uncle Josh experienced the urban wonders of New York City.

In 1903, Stewart published his collection of Uncle Josh's Punkin Centre Stories which included many of the texts of his most popular monologs.   Click here to view an online version of Uncle Josh's Punkin Centre Stories courtesy of the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia.  

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