Thursday, February 02, 2012

H. R. Sweny

A handful of images known publicly were taken in the dark, early morning hours, when the State Capitol fire apparently at its peak, by a neighbor who happened to be talented amateur photographer.
The New York American paid $25 for the first print of Henry Roy Sweny image

SIMON SCHERMERHOORN'S RIDE. February 8/9 1690. Writ from facts and traditions as set down in ye old records of ye Massacre of Skinnechtady, and in commemoration of Symon Schermerhoorn's ride to save ye inhabitants of Albany from ye French and Indians. [Hardcover] Henry Roy). (Sweny (Author)

Through the Tall Pine's Top: A Vision of the Old School (1910) Harry Roy Sweny, Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2010 - 22 pages

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Amasa Junius Parker, Jr.
He was a Democratic member from Albany County of the New York State Assembly in 1882. He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1886 to 1887, and from 1892 to 1895 (17th D. 86-87 and 92-93; 19th D. 94-95).
He was a trustee of Union College and the Albany Law School.[1] He was active in the National Guard of New York and was a colonel in command of the Tenth Division during the breakup of the Albany Railroad Strike of 1877.[2]

April 24, 1896, New York Times,
A DAY'S WEDDINGS. Sweny-Parker.
ALBANY, April 23.--Miss Louisa Parker, oldest daughter of Gen. Amasa J. Parker, and Harry Roy Sweny, only son of the late Capt. Alfred Sweny, were married in St. Peter's Church this afternoon by the Rev. Dr. Battershall. The bride was given away by her brother Amasa J. Parker, Jr. Dr. C. C. Schuyler of Plattsburg acted as best man. There were no bridesmaids. Lewis R. Parker, Dr. Frederick Cox, R.V. , D.W. Walsh, and Harry Whiting Garfield were the ushers

The Yale banner, Freshman 1885 Harry Roy Sweny 149 College Street, Albany

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