General Slocum Disaster 1904
What do a  ship disaster  and the Orlando Public Library have in common?The steamship General Slocum burned on 15 June 1904 off North Brother Island, New York. Newspaper articles about the tragedy which took the lives of over 1000 persons i ... Read more
Autobiography of Captain Charles L. Albertson
 The Autobiography of Captain Charles L. Albertson provides a glimpse into the life of retired Police Inspector Charles Albertson of New York City, who  has ties to Orlando and the history of the Orange County Library System.Captain Albertson, f ... Read more
Captain Albertson Painting
Captain Charles L. Albertson, a retired police inspector of New York City, and a winter resident of Orlando, had for many years been collecting books at his home in Waverly, New York. In November 1920, Captain Albertson offered his collection to the city ... Read more