Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Garland, Joseph

  • Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Garland, Joseph
  • Garland, Joseph, Interviewee
  • Brayton, Linda, Interviewer
  • 3 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • The following names and terms were used in this interview:Dr. Joseph Garland, George Garland, Harvey MacKay, Thomas Niles, Daniel Rogers, John Kimball Rogers, Admiral Cuevera, Colby Canby Commission, That great Patillo, Publishers' Weekly, Cape Ann Advertisers, Irene Norton at The Essex Institute, Howard Blackburn, Herb Kenney, Jim Connolly, Lean Novello, Mayor Alper, Bill Sibley, Niles vs Patch, Randall Maciver, Cecelia Beaux, Piatt, Prentiss, Leonard, The Great Republic, Ben Butler, Gen. Winfield Scott.
  • Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians; Interviewer(s):Linda Brayton (7/13/1978).
  • TRACKS:CD 122: Mr. Garland's background, connections with Gloucester - the Return of the Native -- Beginnings as a writer, thoughts on motivation -- Research involved in Mr. Garland's writing - the importance of establishing roots -- - working with librarians, delving into old newspapers in the cellar of Sawyer Free Library -- Discovery of Howard Blackburn's journal in collection of author Jim Connolly's papers, establishing a card file -- Research on Eastern Point - an example of a fishing expedition that paid off -- Comments on Gloucester's fishing industry, praise for Lena Novello of the Fishermen's Wives group -- Problems faced by the fishermen, the waterfront -- Tourism in Gloucester, revival of the fishing industry -- Pollution in Gloucester Harbor - The Bubbler -- Life on Eastern Point - comments on its exclusiveness and on the concept of public right of access to beaches -- CD123: Eastern Point exclusiveness (cont'd.) -- Beauty and character of Eastern Point - its people, its life styles -- Comments on preservation of Gloucester's heritage -- Quarrying as part of Cape Ann heritage -- Gloucester - a great place to live.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 07-13-1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


Garland, Joseph, Interviewee and Brayton, Linda, Interviewer, “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Garland, Joseph,” NOBLE Digital Heritage, accessed June 20, 2021,


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