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lamarca Obit: Fletcher Collins, folklorist and scholar (5) Obit: Fletcher Collins, folklorist and scholar 10 May 05

I am sad to report the passing of Fletcher Collins, Jr. on May 6, 2005, at the age of 98. Dr. Collins was an eminent scholar, teacher, and collector of folksong and folklore, who had a long, rich life. Here is his obituary from the Mary Baldwin College website:

In my day-job life, I am a biologist at the National Human Genome Research Institute. NHGRI's Director is the renowned geneticist, Dr. Francis Collins, one of Fletcher's four sons. Dr. Collins (the geneticist) is well known within NHGRI for his acoustic (and sometimes electric) guitar playing, and he regularly writes parodies of folksong with scientific jokes....

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