September 1994

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Note from the Editors

The first article in a series by Paul S. Worboys on the Chautauqua movement in America begins this issue. This account previously appeared in the Mendon-Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel. Paul Worboys lives in Honeoye Falls and is an active supporter of the Honeoye Falls-Mendon Historical Society Museum. His story about the circuses that used to visit Honeoye Falls was in the July 1994 issue. Paul Worboys supplied the newspaper advertisement for the Redpath Chautauqua. Donald Castle of Bath photographed the Athenaeum Hotel in Chautauqua several weeks ago and furnished the two pictures on the back page.

Thomas Cornell concludes his series of essays about the connection between the Iroquois attitude toward the earth and their stories with Grief and Thanksgiving. Last year Tom Cornell's essays about the Hammondsport Glen were in our May through September issues.

September, 1826, diary of Cornelius Younglove. Leonard Wood has transcribed and preserved many of the diaries of his ancestors who settled and lived in Pleasant Valley.

We continue The Misses Elliot of Geneva by Warren Hunting Smith with the first part of Chapter XVII. He wrote this book when he was 34. It was published by Farrar & Rinehart in 1940 and later printed by the W. F. Humphrey Press in 1947. Warren Smith wrote about the W. & T. Smith Nursery Company that was started by his grandfather, Thomas Smith, and his brothers in Geneva in our August 1993 issue.

Next Issue

In October, The Branchport Connection, from Verne Marshall's The Roses of Geneva. Henry Rose and his brother John Nicholas Rose were members of the Rose family who lived in Branchport. Henry built Hampstead and John Nicholas built Esperanza.

Herbert A. Wisbey's The Lady in Granite, an account of the legend of a woman's face that some people see on a tombstone in Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan, will be in the next issue.

Also in the October issue will be more stories by Robert V. Anderson about personalities who lived around the Hammondsport end of Keuka Lake when he was growing up before and just after the second World War.

The conclusion of Chapter XVII from Warren H. Smith's The Misses Elliot of Geneva will appear in the October issue.

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