The Glass Factories of Cleveland and Bernhards Bay, New York

Webmaster’s Note:  The following essay was written by Andrew Henry on May 5th, 1978.  The original document found in the CHS archives did not include the citations page that originally accompanied Andrew’s paper.  However, I have kept his original citations within the text for reference.  The original document included several hand-penciled corrections.  If these corrections […]

Foster & Cramp Documents

The society has recently received an outstanding collection of letters, photos and documents ranging from the 1820s to 1920s.  As we near completion of the scanning and archiving process, I’d like to share a sampling with you. Below is a letter from William Foster to Ellen, dated September 3, 1892.  Italics within the letter and […]

1866 – 1867 Oswego County Directory

I recently came across a hard copy of Child’s Oswego County Business Directory for 1866-1867.  I’ve transcribed the references to Bernhard’s Bay, Cleveland and Constantia for inclusion in the CHS archive.  The excerpts with page references are noted below. —- gmsc Child’s Gazetteer and Business Directory of Oswego County, N.Y. 1866-1867, Northshore Extract Index to Advertisements P.6, Claim Agents, Henry Garbor, Cleveland – p.115 P.7, Glass Works, Caswell & Company, Cleveland – p.124 P.7, Insurance Agents, Henry Garbor, Cleveland – p.115 P.7, Lawyers, Henry Garbor, Cleveland – p.115 Oswego County Officers P.9, District Attorney, William H. Baker, Constantia Post Offices and Postmasters P.10, Bernhard’s Bay, Elmore R. Crandell P.10, Cleveland, Peter Vandenberg P.10, Constantia, Henry A. Baker Publisher’s Notices: Miscellaneous Advertisers […]

Fostering Information from Across the Pond

In late August, I received our first response from “Across the Pond”.  In response to our post on William H. Foster (, Anthony Derek Nowers writes: Hi Gary William H. Foster 1813-1893. I have just found the Northshore Notes Web site, quite by chance when researching my own surname. What a wonderful and detailed study […]