Smith, Edmund (1900 - 1967)

Genre: General Fiction, Non-Fiction

Edmund Ware Smith was born in Plantsville, CT, raised in Newton, MA and lived in Maine on Mattagamon Lake in Baxter State Park and in South Bristol.

He was editorial director for the Ford Times for over 17 years and contributed to other magazines such as Field and Stream. He was best known for his "One-Eyed Poacher" stories. Smith and artist Maurice "Jake" Day were good friends and members of "Jake's Rangers" (named for Day), a group of outdoorsmen, which also included Justice William O. Douglas. Day illustrated some of Smith's books.

Selected Bibliography

  • The One-Eyed Poacher and the Maine Woods (1955)
  • New England's Last Wilderness : the Valley of the Wassataquoick (1956)
  • A Treasury of the Maine Woods (1958)
  • For Maine Only (1959)
  • Along Thoreau's Canoe Trail (1959)