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Charles L. Albertson

 

The articles (Images and Documents) here provide a visual look at the world of  police Captain Charles L. Albertson when he worked for the New York Police Department in the early 1900s. His hand typed and hand written autobiography provides information on his life in the NYPD and first hand accounts of crimes.

The most in depth look at  the life of Captain Charles L. Albertson  spans most of the  front page of  the January 19, 1906 edition of The  Waverly Free Press, the local news paper from  his  hometown. 
 

The news of  Captain Charles L. Albertson’s death  here in Orlando on 28 October 1932  was  published in the Orlando Morning Sentinel 29 October 1932 front page.

Finally, the obituary  of Captain  Charles L. Albertson  was published in the Orlando Morning Sentinel 30 October 1932 page Two A. 

His name no longer graces the entrance to the now Orlando Public Library (part of the Orange County Library System), but he will forever be regarded as the man who’s gift of books and vertical files forever changed Orlando and her residents for the good.

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Albertson Library Interior 001
Interior photograph from the Albertson Public Library.
Albertson Library Interior 002
Interior photograph from the Albertson Public Library.
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Albertson Plaque
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Albertson Library Interior 003
Interior photograph from the Albertson Public Library.
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Interior photograph from the Albertson Public Library.
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Interior photograph from the Albertson Public Library.
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Interior photograph of the Albertson Public Library.
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Albertson Library Interior 008
Interior photograph from the Albertson Public Library.
Albertson Public Library - Orlando Public Library
This is an original painting by James Stoll and is part of the Orlando Remembered display case located  on the 4th floor...
Captain Albertson Painting 1
Captain Albertson Painting
Charles L. Albertson Plaque
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General Slocum Disaster
The remains of the General Slocum paddlewheeler being towed to the landing at Riker's Island, New York circa June 25, 1904. The...
General Slocum Disaster
Coroner O'Gorman and Inspector Charles Albertson (Albertson Public Library) shown on the landing at North Brother Island circa June 25, 1904 at...
General Slocum Disaster
The remains of the General Slocum paddlewheeler being towed to the landing at Riker's Island, New York circa June 25, 1904. The...
General Slocum Disaster
Photographer A. E. Dunn 1838 7th Avenue, New York. Photo of police, coroner and others on the shore of North Brother Island retrieving...
General Slocum Disaster
Photographer G. E. Stonebridge, 4143 Park Avenue, New York. Photo of Left to right: No. 2 Captain William Dean, No. 3 Inspector Charles...
General Slocum Disaster
Photo by G. E. Stonebridge, 4143 Park Avenue, New York. Photo of Cororner O'Gorman, Inspector Albertson and others on the landing at North...
General Slocum Disaster
What does the sinking of a paddlewheeler in New York have to do with the Orlando Public Library?   Photographer G. E. Stonebridge, 4143...
Captain Charles L. Albertson Dies
Mentioned: Captain Charles L. Albertson, Charles Albertson, Florida Sanitarium, Albertson Public Library, Mrs. Lillian Albertson, Lake Jennie Jewell.
Captain Charles L. Albertson circa 1905
Photograph of Charles L. Albertson published in the January 19, 1906 edition of The Waverly Free Press.
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Autobiography of Captain Charles L. Albertson

"The Autobiography of Captain Charles L. Albertson", a retired Police Inspector of New York City, and a winter resident of Orlando, who  had for many years been collecting books at his home in Waverly, New York and in November 1920,  offered his collection to the City of Orlando, on the condition that it furnish a suitable building to house it.

The contract between the city of Orlando and Captain Albertson provided that Orlando would accept the gift of the Albertson collection and furnish the library building; that the library should be known as the Albertson Public Library; that Captain Albertson should be Advisory Superintendent of the Library throughout his lifetime; and that Orlando should suitably maintain the Library.


Portrait of Captain Charles L. Albertson

Portrait of Captain Charles L. Albertson, whose personal library donation to the City of Orlando helped to create the Albertson Public Library, now the downtown Main Library of the Orange County Library System.


Captain Charles L. Albertson - Memorial Resolution

This is a resolution passed by the Albertson Public Library Board honoring Captain Charles L. Albertsson for his vast contributions to the Library. The resolution was passed soon after his death.


Captain Charles L. Albertson - Family Biography Entry

The Family Biography Entry of Captain Charles L. Albertson in the "History of Waverly, New York."


Captain Charles L. Albertson Obituary

 
Mentioned: Captain Charles Albertson, Eiselstein Funeral Home, Reverend P. M. Smock, College Park Baptist Church, Waverly New York, Albertson Public Library, Lake Jennie Jewel, Mrs. Lillian Albertson, Lewis Albertson, Caroline Stewart Albertson, Addie M. West, Lewis Albertson, Earl Albertson, Dacie Albertson, Lillian N. Barnum, Charles L. Albertson, Waverly American Legion, Albertson Memorial Building, Elmira NY Chapter Sons of the American Revolution.


Charles Albertson Donating Books - Nov. 1921

Front page story - Charles Albertson donating books to city to form library.

The article is featured on the front page along with accounts of the festive Veterans Day celebrations around town.

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Albertson Donating Books - Evening Reporter Star masthead 11 November 1921

Article announces Charles L. Albertsons offer of his book collection to the city to form a library.


Library Opens - Evening Reporter Star masthead 8 November 1923

Evening Reporter Star masthead from 11 November 1923  announcing the opening of the Albertson Public Library.


Evening Reporter Star article 8 November 1923
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Waverly Free Press - Albertson Library - Waverly, N.Y.

The Albertson Library (Waverly, NY) is featured on the entire front page of the Waverly Free Press. The Press takes the reader room by room listing most of the titles on the shelves in the Library located in one of Captain Albertson's homes.  This is historical for our own Orlando Public Library as these are most likely some of  the works that were part of the collection donated by Captain Albertson  to create the Albertson Public Library in Orlando.


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