October 1994

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Note from the Editors

Verne M. Marshall's biography of Henry Rose who built a large house near Branchport, New York, begins this issue. It is from a chapter in Dr. Marshall's new book, The Roses of Geneva. A biography of Henry's brother John Nicholas Rose, who built Esperanza near Branchport, will appear in a future issue. Dr. Marshall has lead a group of volunteers in Geneva to restore the Washington Street Cemetery.

Robert V. Anderson writes about people (or were they characters?) he saw and knew as a boy when his family had a cottage near the southern end of Lake Keuka. Dr. Anderson wrote A Keuka Cottage Boy that appeared in our May 1994 issue. He is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Utica College of Syracuse University.

The legend of a woman's face on a tombstone in Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan is retold and examined by Herbert A Wisbey, Jr. Dr. Wisbey has had a long interest in New York State history and folklore. He was head of the department of History and Political Science at Keuka College for 10 years before going on to Corning Community College and then to Elmira College in 1965.

Paul S. Worboys presents the second article in his series on the Chautauqua movement in America. Mr. Worboys lives in Honeoye Falls. His account previously appeared in the Mendon-Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel. Turn to the back page to see reduced-size reproductions from an announcement for a Redpath circuit Chautauqua appearance in Honeoye Falls, from the collection of Paul Worboys, and of programs for a Swarthmore Chautauqua performance in Bath, from the collection of Steuben County Historian, Richard Sherer, who found them in the attic of the McCay-Balcom house in Bath.

The concluding part of Chapter XVII from Warren Hunting Smith's The Misses Elliot of Geneva is in this issue. Dr. Smith, who lives in Geneva, wrote a history of Geneva and used Elkanah Watson's comment about Geneva, "An elegant but salubrious village," as his book's title. It was published in 1934 when he was 28 years old.

Next Issue

In the November issue will be the first of Richard Palmer's two-part story about the Bath and Hammondsport railroad and its steam locomotive, Old Number 11. He has sent many pictures for inclusion. Robert Koch's account of the Canandaigua Treaty will coincide with the bicentennial of that event.

There will be another installment from Paul Worboy's Chautauqua series, and the beginning of another chapter from Warren Smith's The Misses Elliot of Geneva.

The November issue will again feature Cornelius Younglove's diary. He didn't write in his diary for the whole month of October, 1826. He must have been too busy.

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