MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada

R. Sheaves of Port aux Basques

Another victim of Leach's bad handwriting, Reginald Sheaves has appeared as "R. Skanes" in the files of the Leach collection. Reginald Thomas Sheaves (b. Sept. 1897) was married to Florence and lived in Port aux Basques. He and Lewis Savery both attended St. James Anglican Church in the community of Channel. From Sheaves, Leach collected two songs, "Two Little Girls in Blue" and a version of "The Squid Jigging Ground."