Town of Wilmington, Essex County, New York, Transcribed Serial Records, Volume 18: Wilmington Newspaper Transcriptions, 1831-1889 – Harold E. Hinds, Jr. and Tina M. Didreckson. This volume is the eighteenth in a series devoted to presenting a transcription of the surviving serial manuscript records for the town of Wilmington, Essex County, New York, in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains. Unfortunately, no village or hamlet in the Town of Wilmington ever produced a newspaper. Wilmington was dependent on coverage in regional newspapers. Only scattered issues of the regional newspapers, the Keeseville Herald (KH) and the Keeseville Argus (KA), survive from the 1830’s. By far the most significant regional newspaper was the Essex County Republican (ECR). Only scattered issues of the ECR survive for the 1840’s through 1869. Even for the 1870-1900 period there are significant gaps. Genealogists and family historians will appreciate the wealth of abstracted information regarding the Town of Wilmington and its inhabitants. For any given item, this volume supplies the name of the newspaper, its date and number of the newspaper issue, and the page and column number where the item appeared. In addition, all names are abstracted and entered under “Name Mentioned.” A description of the item is provided, and in many cases the item is categorized under a general subject and/or a type of event. In order to facilitate locating items of interest regarding a general subject we have grouped items in the following subjects: Accidents, Agriculture, AuSable River, Business, Census, Church, Civil War, Court, Crime, Donations, ECR, Education, Elections, Entertainment, Fire, Fuel, Gossip Column, Gossip Columnist, Health, History, Holiday, Home Improvements, Housework, Hunting and Trapping, Industry, Iron Works, Judicial, Letter to the Editor, Lot for Sale by Sheriff, Lumbering, Maple Sugar, M.E. Church, Medical, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Miscellaneous Accounts, Notch House, Politics, Real Estate Transactions, Recreation, Religion, Relocation, Starch, Tabular Statement, Taxes, Tourism, Transportation, Visits, Weather, Whiteface Mountain, and Wilmington Pass. The entries have been transcribed as presented; the original spelling has been maintained. A full name index adds to the value of this work. 2012, 8½x11, paper, 244 pp.
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