Charles Williamson promoting civilization in the wilderness
by
 
Toaspern, Annette.

Title
Charles Williamson promoting civilization in the wilderness

Author
Toaspern, Annette.

Personal Author
Toaspern, Annette.

Physical Description
1 video disc (1 hr. and 9 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
Title from disc surface.
 
June 19, 2018, filmed by Jerry Lange.
 
Presented at the Modest Bedient Memorial Library in Branchport, NY by Annette Toaspern

Abstract
"In 1792, Charles Williamson arrived here from Scotland to manage the former Phelps and Gorham Purchase lands. As the land agent for Sir William Pulteney, Williamson cleared the wilderness, built roads, established communities, a postal system, a newspaper, in a period of ten years. The infrastructure he put into place is still evident. Part of his compensation was the "southern half of Bluff Point" where he built White Hart Farm, the first house at the tip of the Bluff. Annette Toaspern has done a phenomenal job of researching the activities of Charles Williamson, documenting them with photos of original ledgers, drawings, maps, etc. Her talk is fascinating with lots of facts and resources."--Cover

Subject Term
Building -- Local.
 
Civilization -- Local.

Genre
DVD-Video discs.

Added Author
Toaspern, Annette
 
Lange, Jerry.

Added Corporate Author
Modest Bedient Memorial Library
 
Barrington History Group.
 
Dundee Area Historical Society.


LibraryCopyCall NumberMaterial TypeStatus
Branchport - Modeste Bedient Memorial Library1DVD 974.747 CEducational VideoStandard shelving location
Dundee Library1LH 170Video or DVDLocal History
Hammondsport - Fred and Harriett Taylor Memorial Library1DVD 2552Video or DVDDVD
Penn Yan Public Library1DVD D 718Video or DVDDue 2/22/19
Pulteney Free Library172 - LH DVDVideo or DVDVideo