Brewing was certainly a big business then, and Albanians in 1832 consumed a quarter of their own production. While I know of nothing in print, I did collect term papers and the like when I was Albany County Historian. Those files can be accessed through the Albany County Hall of Records, 518/447-4500. Ask for County Archivist Craig Carlson or Deputy Director Patty Bryce.

As for works on the Albany Irish, there was a thesis done at SUNY-Albany by a person named Rowley, about 30 years ago, that may help, and at the Albany Institute of History and Art there is a paper on Albany's ethnicity done by Jack Hotchkiss. You might also try NYS Assemblyman Jack McEneny, also a former Albany County Historian, for some leads.

>>> cassidy <[log in to unmask]> 06/25 10:18 AM >>>
Does anyone know of any books about the Irish living in Albany about
1840-65; also any works dealing with distilleries in Albany in the same


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