C. Edwin Francis collection

All the books from the Flyfisher Foundation/Flyfishers’ Club of Oregon are under the series titles in our online catalog “Fly Fishing collection ( Multnomah County Library)”.  At present there are 316 entries.

The list of notable acquisitions made possible from the funds provided by the Flyfisher Foundation:

  • Atlantic Salmon: salmo salar/ etchings and wood engravings by Alan James Robinson; essays by Stephen Bodio and Ted Williams; calligraphy by Suzanne Moore (deluxe edition; signed by all with original watercolor drawing): Easthampton, MA: Cheloniidae Press, 1988
  • Mayflies of the Driftless Region: wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec; with identifications by Clarke Garry; Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 2005; signed by artist, limited edition.
  • A treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an angle, by Dame Juliana Berners; Chelsea, England: Ashendene Press, 1903; originally published in 1496.

Trout, by Ray Bergman; fly plates in full color painted by Dr. Edgar Burke, photography of fly tying by Charles S. Krug; limited signed edition; Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1938.

Anyone is welcome to visit this collection ( the archives need advance notice as they are located in a secure location elsewhere in the building).  Everyone who uses the collection during the libraries open hours must register at Central Library’s Periodical Desk with a photo ID.  The libraries open hours are: Tuesdays 3:30-7; Wednesdays 2:30-5:30; Fridays 10-2; and Saturdays 1:30-5:00.