April 1996

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Note from the Editors

Robert V. Anderson begins a three-part series on the Kelsey-Harvey brickyard that was located in Auburn, New York. His wife's family ran the brick making business for many years, and she inherited a trunkful of papers that reveal much of the history of the enterprise and of the development of Auburn. The Andersons live in New Hartford, New York. Bob is emeritus professor of political science at Utica College, Syracuse University. His article Sunday Travel Blue Laws appeared in the February 1996 issue.

John Rezelman recalls the formerly widespread pastime of school-age boys with pocketknives, Mumbledy-Peg. John would like former players who have different versions of the game, or accounts of matches to write him at 117 Haverling Street, Bath NY 14810. In our February through December 1995 issues, John commented on the diary of Kanona farmer T. N. Smith.

Richard Palmer's review of the newspaper account by Charles P. Cole of his visit to the Gettysburg battlefield in July of 1863 continues in this issue. Dick Palmer wrote "The Auburn Road: A Study in Early Engineering" that appeared in the January, 1996, issue. He lives in Tully, New York, and is editor of the Camillus Advocate.

The final selection from Letters to Suzanna by Barbara Bell, Peggety's Pot, recalls many of the expressions used by people of pioneering times.Only eleven of the 40 chapters in the book have been reprinted here. To get the book and read them all send $15 plus $4 for mailing to 3460 County Route 28, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Barbara Bell is Reading Town and Schuyler County Historian.

The third essay from Thomas D. Cornell's new series Searching for the American Revolution. Tom tells us about his conversations with his grandmother and the way that he organized the notes that he wrote up of the stories she told him of her work. Tom Cornell teaches history of science courses at R. I. T. and lives in Rochester.

Part two of Floyd Greene's reminiscences continue in this issue. Floyd wrote his memories for his daughters and their children.

This issue concludes with short accounts of the three people to be inducted into Steuben County Hall of Fame in 1996: Arba M. Blodgett, Stanley M. Clark and Konstantin Frank

Next Issue

Our May issue will feature Stories of My Grandmother's Early Life in Allegany County by J. Terrence O'Herron. There will be an update on the Bluff Point ruin in an article by David Robinson. Continuing will be another essay by Thomas D. Cornell, more from the Autobiographical Sketches of Floyd G. Greene, and the second installment from the account of the Kelsey-Harvey brickyard in Auburn by Robert V. Anderson.

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