I Googled the author, Annie Trumbull Slosson. She, it turns out, was considered a significant author in the 'regionalism' movement of the late 19th century. Slosson devoted much of her time to entomology later in life, especially after 1886. In 1892, she was one of the founding members of the New York Entomological Society (and its first female member), and it met for some time in her home in Gramercy Park in New York City. She died there in 1926.
If you click here or on the title of this post, you can read this wonderful book. The story of a simple fisherman and the lessons he learned and lived, all very clear to anyone blessed enough to cross his path!!
Noted angling story teller, Henry Van Dyke said this about Fishin' Jimmy:
The loveliest of all her simple narratives is that which I have chosen to stand near the end of this book,--a kind of benediction on anglers.