About this Issue
Note from the Editors
Richard Palmer's Commercial Sailing on the Finger Lakes begins this issue. Richard Palmer lives in Tully, New York. He is a transportation history enthusiast.
Donovan Shilling recounts the story of locomotive 999 and the speed record it set 100 years ago this month, which will be commemorated on May 9 at the Rochester and Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. Don Shilling is active in that museum's work.
This issue contains the last installment from Josephine deZeng's diary, which we began serializing in February 1992. We also present information about her family from records at the Geneva Historical Society. Mrs. Eleanore Clise, archivist for the society, supplied information about the deZeng and deLancey families. Warren H. Smith informed us that Edward deLancey, Joesphine deZeng's husband, was a nephew of James Fenimore Cooper.
We present the first essay of a series about the Hammmondsport Glen by Thomas Cornell. Tom Cornell teaches courses in the history of science at R.I.T.
Herbert Wisbey tells the story of Edward H. Rulloff s life and sensational trial with a follow-up on the Wilder Brain Collection at Cornell University. Dr. Wisbey was founding director of the center for Mark Twain Studies at Quarry Farm.
Warren Hunting Smith contributes another chapter from his book The Misses Elliot of Geneva. Mr. Smith lives in Geneva, and wrote about it in his book An Elegant But Salubrious Village.
We present another excerpt from Ansel McCall's address at the Bath Centennial held in 1893.
Bill Kauffman concludes his essay about Walter Edmonds. Bill Kauffman lives in Genesee County and writes about upstate authors and places.
John Rezelman description of The Evolution of the Present Day Barn, the final installment of his history of barns, concludes this issue. John Rezelman lives in Bath.