History Mailbox

Mailbox features classified advertisements related to Pennsylvania history.

Mrs. Arnold Fink, Route 1, Box 40, Lanmark, Ill. 61046 is interested in information about James W. Coleman, born October 15, 1857. Coleman was orphaned and had two older brothers, Benjamin and Cyrus, according to Mrs. Fink. She believes the brothers lived in the vicinity of Berlin, Pa.


Mrs. Walter C. Stefka, Jr., 26400 Strawberry Lane, West­lake, Ohio 44145 is searching for The History of Chester County, Pennsylvania with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches by J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope. The book was published, she noted, in 1881 in Philadelphia by Louis H. Everto.


Inquiries for “Canal Parties” can be directed to John C. Knox and Sons, P.O. Box 388, Lewistown, Pa. 17044. In­formation about American Canals, the bulletin of the American Canal Society, can be obtained from William H. Shank, P.E., 809 Rathton Road, York, Pa. 17403. Shank is ACS vice-president, secretary and production editor.


The Brownsville Historical Society wants to make a col­lection of photographs of Nemacolin Castle and Historical Society events. Any persons having photographs are asked to have copies made and to drop them off at the Castle or at the Chamber of Commerce, 1 Water Street, Brownsville, Pa.


A quarterly magazine of local history, Milestone, is being published by the Department of Public Relations of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation. Information regarding subscriptions can be obtained by writing Denver L. Walton, 968 Chapel Road, Monaca, Pa. 15061.