Bookshelf

Bookshelf provides descriptions and notices of recent publications on Pennsylvania subjects.

George Rosenkrans and the Grampian Band has been written by Fred E. Long, a past president of the Blair County Historical Soci­ety. The biography of this Pennsylvania composer, assisted by a grant from the Historical Foundation of Pennsylvania, is available for $3 from the author at 5508 Colclesser Ave., Altoona 16601.

 

Sandra Rambo Walker has produced another work for the Oral Traditions Project, Courthouse, Lewisburg 17837. Country Cloth to Coverlets: Textile Traditions in 19th Century Central Pennsyl­vania will certainly appeal to weavers, collectors and historians because of the impact of the state upon weaving traditions else­where. The price ls $8.50.

 

From The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography pub­lished by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania comes the new book Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families. Family history articles have been excerpted in their entirety from the PMHB and printed together, yielding a volume totaling nearly 1,000 pages with an index containing some 20,000 entries. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 111 Water St., Baltimore, MD 21202 handles the book for $35, plus $1 for handling. (Md. residents add 5% sales tax.)

 

Beginning in January 1982, Mennonite Family History, a new quarterly publication featuring the genealogy and family history of persons with Mennonite, Amish and Brethren origins in Europe, will be available. Subscriptions are $12.50 per year and can be ordered by writing the periodical at Box 171, Elverson 19520.

 

Chester County (Pennsylvania) Bibliography has been prepared by Dr. Robert E. Carlson, professor of history at West Chester State College and chairman of the Chester County Tricentennial. Over 3,000 entries are included in the compilation. Orders for the $18 volume, plus 6% sales tax to Pa. residents and $1 for hand­ling, should be sent to the author at 843 Church Ave., West Chester 19380.

 

The Erie County Historical Society, 417 State St., Erie 16501, has available two books relevant to the history of northwestern Pa. Admiral Denys W. Knoll, past president of the society, has com­pleted a 30-page booklet entitled Perry’s Victory on Lake Erie ($2.25). Erie, Chronicle of a Great Lakes City, by Ed Wellejus, is the most recent book released on the city itself. The illustrated work, published by Windsor Publications, Inc., is 144 pages long and priced at $17.95. Both can be purchased from the society. Pa. residents please include 6% state sales tax.

 

A 48-page book entitled Pennsylvania’s Landmarks: From the Delaware to the Ohio includes more than 100 photos with stories of over 35 historic sites throughout Pennsylvania. Copies can be ordered by mailing a check or money order for $2 (plus 6% sales tax) to Applied Arts Publishers, Box 479, Lebanon 17042.