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Thread #140911   Message #3246245
Posted By: Lighter
28-Oct-11 - 03:25 PM
Thread Name: Child Ballads: US Versions
Subject: RE: Child Ballads: US Versions
Draufield seems not to be a place. If it's a surname, it's extraordinarily rare.

Maybe it's a misprint for "Dranfield," a village near Sheffield. Any correspondence printed in 1853 must have been based on a handwritten, and conceivably hard-to-read, original.

Buit that's only a guess.