Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Fosberry, Charles F.

  • Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Fosberry, Charles F.
  • Fosberry, Charles F, Interviewee
  • Brayton, Linda, Interviewer
  • Masters, David, Interviewer
  • 4 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • The following terms and names were used in this interview: set a beer, John Nagle,Finnan haddie (haddock), Bill King, roller-polo team, Colonial Arms, Purdy - George and Alfred, Lake Marlin, Dr. Proctor, Homans, Fernwood Lake Ice Co., Pavillion, William Dennet,Jerome McDonald, Bert Chisholm.
  • Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians; Interviewers: Margaret Fosberry (2/20/1978).
  • CD11 TRACKS: 1. Background, Little River, Freeman House, Stanwood House, William Homan -- 2. C.P. Clark, Fort-- 3. Isinglass factory, N.E. Fish, Co., Griffin Coal Co. -- 4. Cunningham and Thompson, E.K. Burnham's mail order -- 5. Geary - grocery store -- 6. Spar yard -- 7. Boynton's Coal Co. -- 8. 99c store, Odd Fellow's Hall, Davis Bros. --9. Bottling of beer, Bluenose (Nova Scotia fishermen), Gray's Hardware, Belmont Hotel -- 10. Drummers, Chisholm's Jewelry, compasses11 - Puritan House Hotel, Surfside, Old Babson House -- 12. Schools Mr. Fosberry attended, neighbors, reservoir, teachers -- 13. Work for ice company, West Gloucester stone watering trough -- 14. Sports - teams visiting Gloucester -- 15. Tourism in Gloucester, work at the Surfside, effect of automobile -- 16. Steamships from Boston, the Colonial Arms, electric cars -- 17. Restaurants, entertainment and social activities -- 18. Mr. Fosberry's fishing experiences on gill netter during World War II.;CD 12 TRACKS: 1. Fishing during World War II (cont'd) -- 2. Storm of 1978 -- 3. Driving teams, shipping to Boston (via trucks, railroad, boats) -- 4. Celebrations, parades, LePage's glue -- 5. Businesses in Rockport Granite Co., spar-making, flag pole carried to Worcester -- 6. Fire at Post Office Square -- 7. Rest house under City Hall -- 8. Changes seen, Ellery House, Old Stone Jug -- 9. People to be remembered, Colonel Pew and Captain Horton -- 10. J. Pierpont Morgan's steam yacht beats the war vessels -- 11. Art, Mr. Fosberry's sister Mabel's work -- 12. Fosberry family's move to Gloucester -- 13. Grandfather's immigration from Sweden mother's background -- 14. Short St. Hospital, the lady doctor -- 15. Mr. Fosberry meets his wife.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


Fosberry, Charles F, Interviewee, Brayton, Linda, Interviewer, and Masters, David, Interviewer, “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Fosberry, Charles F.,” NOBLE Digital Heritage, accessed December 5, 2020,


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