Stamford, Connecticut – A Bibliography – C

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Refers to the index of names and subjects covered by individual bibliography items.


  1. C., C. C. (Crane, Catherine C.) “Success in the suburbs: Or how Combustion Engineering grew out of its city place, found space in the suburbs and created conditions promoting productivity and profitability.” Interiors. 1973 Sep; Vol. 133 (No. 2) pp. 114-115; ISSN: 0020-5516.
Notes: Published by Whitney Publications, Inc., New York, New York.            
Location: AzFU, AzTeS, AzU, CLSU, CLU, CtB, CtH, CtNh, CtNlC, CtS, CtU, CtW, CtWtp, CtY, CU-S, DCU, DeU, DLC, DSI, FTaSU, GA, GASU, GMW, GU, IaU, ICarbS, ICU, IDeKN, ILS, InLP, KMK, LNT, MBSi, MH, MNS, MoU, N, NbU, NBU, NcGU, NFQC, NGcA, NhD, NIC, NjR, NNU, NRU, NSyU, OAkU, OAU, OO, OU, PP, PPi, PPiC, PPiU, PPT, PU, TxCM, TxDN, TxDw, TxU, Vi, WU.       White (p. 5).
The reasons for establishing Combustion Engineering’s corporate headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.
  2. Cahn, William. The story of Pitney-Bowes. New York, New York: Harper and Brothers, Publishers; 1961; x, 262 pp., illus., ports., footnotes, index, d.w., 22 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE STORY OF / PITNEY- / BOWES /   / by William Cahn /   / Harper and Brothers, Publishers, New York”
Location: Ct, CtB, CtFaU, CtH, CtHi, CtNb, CtNc, CtNhH, CtNhHi, CtS, CtSHi, CtSU, CtU, CtY, DLC, MB, MH-BA, NcU, NIC, NjP, NN, NNC, PP.             Parks (No. 8563).     
History of Pitney-Bowes, manufacturer of postage meters and mailing equipment. Details not only the origin and rise of this corporation, but their concern and generosity to the Stamford community at large.
  3. Cahoon, Herbert. The Overbrook Press bibliography, 1934-1959. Stamford, Connecticut: Overbrook Press; (1963); ix, 101 pp., [7] folded leaves of plates, illus. (some col.), facsims. (some col.), index, 28 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE / OVERBROOK PRESS / Bibliography / 1934-1959 / COMPILED BY / HERBERT CAHOON / FOREWORD BY / FRANK ALTSCHUL / [printers’ mark of The Overbrook Press] / THE OVERBROOK PRESS / Stamford, Connecticut”       
”Addenda 1959-1963″ : pp [87]-94.     Colophon reads: “One of 150 copies.”
In addition to the bibliography, it also includes a history of this important private press, which was located on the Overbrook Farm, home of Frank Altschul, in Stamford, Connecticut.
  4. Callahan, Ann E. The promise of a hospital. Wallace, Brian. Stamford, Connecticut: St. Joseph Medical Center ; 1992; (x), 86 pp., illus. color & b/w., ports., table of contents, 34 cm. 
Notes: Imprint on p. 86 reads: “Andy Glad Graphic Design: Andy Glad, Janet Klinko. Printing: Pro Color, Brookfield, CT. Typography: Graphic Image, Milford, CT.         Published to commemorate the “50th Anniversary, 1942-1992,” of St. Joseph Medical Center.”     Title on spine reads: “The Promise Of a Hospital: The History Of St. Joseph Medical Center.”     Note on p. (v) reads: “The title phrase is taken from a 1939 speech in which Father Nicholas Coleman declared his intention to make good on “the promise of a hospital” for the growing city.’                                                                                       
Location: Ct, CtBSH, CtDar, CtFaU, CtS, CtSHi.             Parks-Additions (No. 1094).
  5. Cameron, Kenneth Walter. Ammi Rogers and the Episcopal Church in Connecticut 1790-1832 ; his Memoirs and documents illuminating historical, religious and personal backgrounds. Hartford, (Connecticut): Transcendental Books; (1974); 138 leaves, illus., 29 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “AMMI ROGERS AND / THE EPISCOPAL / CHURCH IN CONNECTICUT / (1790-1832) / HIS MEMOIRS AND DOCUMENTS ILLUMINATING / HISTORICAL, RELIGIOUS AND PERSONAL BACKGROUNDS / EDITED BY / KENNETH WALTER CAMERON / [printers’ ornament] / TRANSCENTENTAL BOOKS – DRAWER 1080 – HARTFORD 06101″   For references to St. John’s Episcopal Church of Stamford, Connecticut and its Rector, Rev. Ammi Rogers, see: “The Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church as interpreted by the pro-Rogers Parish in Stamford, Connecticut”, leaves 99-113..
Location: AAP, AzU, CLSU, CLU, CoDU, CoU, Ct, CtB, CtDab, CtH, CtHi, CtHT, CtMW, CtS, CtStr, CtU, CtWB, CtY, CU-S, DeU, DLC, FTaSU, FU, GASU, GEU, GU, IaAS, IaU, ICarbS, ICN, ICIU, ICU, IDeKN, IdU, IMacoW, InU, KU, KWiU, LNU, MCE, MeB, MeU, MH, MiKW, MiU, MnU, MoKU, MoU, MtU, MU, NBuU, NcD, NcU, NcWsW, NhU, NIC, NjMD, NjP, NjPT, NjR, NmU, NNC, NNG, NRU, OAkU, OAU, OClW, OKentU, OkS, OrCS, OT, OTU, PPiU, PU, PV, ScU, TSweU, TxArU, TxDa, TxHR, TxLT, TxWB, UU, ViBlbV, ViW, VtU, WHi, WMUW, WNa, WU.       Parks (No. 1473).             
For additional information on Ammi Rogers, see Dexter (vol. 4, pp. 686-690). 
Abstract: “The most painful matter to engage the Diocese of Connecticut during the episcopate (1797-1813) of Abraham Jarvis, Seabury’s successor, was the case of the Rev. Ammi Rogers, which not only disturbed the hierarchy of the Episcopal Church and divided loyalties within Connecticut, but also supplied the common people of New England with a fireside legend as interesting in its way and almost as popular as the often-reprinted captivity narratives involving the Indians and early settlers. It, too, stressed conflicts, retaliations, concrete episodes and a dash of scandal – pouring over the whole a garnishment of religion and piety that stirred the hearts of household readers. In fact, Ammi Rogers deliberately added religious instruction for the fireside as an appendix to the later editions of his Memoirs so that the injured merit which he claimed might have an effective backdrop. The diocesan who became the ogre in his story was, doubtless, a factor in its popularity in a Yankee New England that still detested bishops and that had successfully withstood their invasion of these shores from 1620 until 1785! Rogers had a double claim to interest and sympathy. He was indubitably the hero of his own tale (which passed through so many as nine editions – probably more) and he was in his life-style an engaging person, a successful clergymen (when given an opportunity to function – and not infrequently), and a man capable of attracting ardent loyalties as long as he lived. (On the other hand, because of long-continuing ill health, Jarvis was dour and precise, and his high office cut him off from popular sympathies.) One marvels that the battle between the two men continued for nearly half a century – long after the Bishop’s death in 1813.

In setting forth the so-called ‘facts’ in this gathering of papers, I feel that the complete truth will evade the reader. The one act of indiscretion imputed to Rogers’s early manhood and even his passing off as genuine a testimonial signed by a proxy – lamentable as we may regard both deeds – do not seem to justify the Bishop’s resolute antipathy for his erstwhile protégé. Psychological differences – impossible now to calculate or explain – must have operated in both men at the start and deepened with the years. The moderates of the early nineteenth century who assumed that both Jarvis and Rogers ‘had their good points’ were possibly right. Valuable and good works can be attributed to both. Each, moreover, had a son and a grandson to enter the ministry. One cannot avoid an awareness of a tragic pattern in all that took place, however, manifested in part by the great waste of their energies, talents and possibilities. Whatever may be one’s subjective judgment, the Diocese experienced the almost disastrous impact of the Rogers affair and feared that it might never actualize Seabury’s hope for it in the life of the American Church.” Kenneth Walter Cameron, leave 3.   (Copyright 1974 by Kenneth Walter Cameron. Reproduced with permission of the Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, 1335 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105.)
  6. Cameron, Kenneth Walter. Anglican experience in revolutionary Connecticut and areas adjacent. Hartford, (Connecticut): Transcendental Books; (1987); 320 leaves, [1] leaf of plates, ports., illus., facsims., maps, bibliography, index, 29 cm.   
Notes: Title page reads: “ANGLICAN EXPERIENCE / IN REVOLUTIONARY / CONNECTICUT / AND AREAS ADJACENT / By / KENNETH WALTER CAMERON /       / HARTFORD / TRANSCENDENTAL BOOKS – BOX A, STATION A – 06106”           For references to St. John’s Episcopal Church of Stamford, Connecticut and its Rector, Rev. Ebenezer Dibble, see leaves 17, 23, 29-30, 36-37, 45, 51-53, 67-70, 74, 77-79, 81- 82, 94, 96, 102-104, 108-109, 113-115, 119, 128, 145, 238, 257, 284, 288,   
Location: Ct, CtB, CtHi, CtHT, CtU, CtY, DLC, MH-AH, MWA, NjPT. 
Abstract: “An even more eloquent report of suffering appears in [Ebenezer] Dibblee’s “Memorial” of Oct. 31, 1783, to Sir Guy Carleton, who was assisting the emigration of Loyalists from New York.”

”The memorial of the Subscriber Humbly Sheweth: — That your memoralist having been long a Missionary of the Venerable Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts to the Church of Stamford and Greenwich, two of the westernmost Towns in the late Happy Colony–now State of Connecticut; hath in an early period of the late unhappy times had two out of three of his sons obliged to flee for safety under Royal protection. Your memorialist’s eldest son, Fyler Dibblee, about Christmas, 1776, forseeing the storm and resigning his commission as Captain of the Militia, fled under the Royal Banner to escape the violence threatened his person, and left a wife and five children who were soon turned out of doors and your memorialist obliged to take them under his care till the next Spring, when they were sent in a destitute condition to your memorialist’s son at Long Island. Thank God they now, thro’ favor of the [English] Government and your Excellency’s pious and most charitable concern for the poor Loyalists, are settled at St. Johns River [in New Brunswick] to their unspeakable satisfaction. Your memorialist’s third son, Frederick Dibblee, in whose behalf your memorialist begs leave to address your Excellency, was honored with a Degree in King’s College, New York, the last Graduation in May, 1776. In November following he was transported to Lebanon in the easternmost part of Connecticut with about 18 or 20 more of your memorialists Parishioners, chiefly heads of families, for the important reason of their suspected Loyality to their Sovereign and refusing to take up arms in opposition to his government. Your memorialist was obliged to maintain his son there till the Spring (March), when he was sent home by the humanity of Governor Trumbull. In April, 1777, when the King’s Troops went to Danbury, his life was threatened for refusing to take an active part against his lawful Sovereign and he was obliged to flee to this Brother Fyler at Long Island.   ……. Ebenezer Dibblee. New York, October 31, 1783.”                         Kenneth Walter Cameron, leaves 53-54.   (Copyright 1987 by Kenneth Walter Cameron. Reproduced with permission of the Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, 1335 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105.)
  7. Cameron, Kenneth Walter. An Anglican library in Colonial New England : the collection of Henry Lloyd, esq., of Boston and Lloyd’s Neck, Long Island inventoried. Hartford, (Connecticut): Transcendental Books; (1980); 35, 54, [22], leaves, 47, [6] leaves of plates : illus., ports., 29 cm. 
Location: Ct, CtHi, CtHT, CtSHi, CtU, CtY, DLC, ICN, InU, KyLoS, MB, MCE, NBuU, NcD, NcU, NGvP, PPU, WMUW.
The title-page represents only the first group of leaves. Succeeding leaves include reprints of various items concerning the early history of religion in New England and illustrations from Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s progress.
Abstract: “In the late seventeenth century and early eighteenth, while the Lloyd family was consolidating its holdings at the Neck, no Anglican parish existed in New York City or on Long Island, though from 1679 onward British chaplains on government vessels held occasional services in the chapel of Fort James on Manhattan. Though by 1700 Trinity Church had been organized thereon, devout members of the Lloyd family found nearer spiritual advantages across the Sound at Stamford, where Church of England services were conducted by S. P. G. missionaries on an occasional basis beginning as early as 1705, and regularly after St. John’s was organized as a parish on Dec. 2, 1742. After 1748, a short sail from Lloyd’s Neck across the water to Stamford gave the Lloyds access to the ministrations of the Rev. Ebenezer Dibblee, the first resident S. P. G. missionary in that Connecticut town. The Papers tell us that members of the Lloyd family gave lands to St. John’s, lent it money in emergencies, served as vestrymen and wardens, and eventually provided it with a large parish library, the subject of this volume. Because his long life permitted him to minister to that family in Stamford and Long Island both before and after the Revolution, Dibblee must be considered a spiritual, cultural and even political referent, who contributed to the integrity and identity of the family for over a half century. Not only did its members cross the Sound to worship in his church, but he also frequently visited the Neck, solemnizing marriages, praying at the bedside of the ill, and interring the dead. In due time, of course, Hempstead and Oyster Bay had Anglican religious stations accessible to those Lloyds not actually resident in Stamford or unable to take to their boats, but Stamford remained the spiritual center for all of them.
When, that same year [1792], possibly through [Samuel] Peter’s intercession, Henry Lloyd broke his silence, [Ebenezer] Dibblee reported from Stamford, Feb. 5, 1793: ‘I lately received a kind letter from Henry Lloyd Esq. in which he Speaks most respectfully of you, and of your benevolent disposition & kind Services to me — Believe me, it will ever be had in grateful remembrance. He makes no mention of his once intended benefaction of a valuable Library to this Ch.h. of which I hoped to see the completion; and a Select number (of books) given for the use & Benefit of the Rector of St. John’s Ch.h for the time being upon Divinity.   Having long experience[d] the adverse Dispensations of providence, in family troubles; alleviated, but not wholly removed, I most heartily compassionate his aged afflicted brother, in the late death of his Son John Lloyd, and Son in law Doctor Coggiel.’ Lloyd, meanwhile, had not forgotten his promise. In its final state his collection comprised a few family books (one formerly owned by his wife), new books selected in London, second-hand books from the libraries of deceased Anglican clergymen, books presented to Lloyd during his London sojourn (among them three tracts by Samuel Peters), and miscellaneous handbooks and histories. I suspect that the numerous items from the library of the Rev. James MacSparran [or McSparran] had been imported from Rhode Island, where that famous missionary had died in 1757. Names in the autographed inscriptions and on the bookplates will suggest other sources, some of them offering proof that a few of the volumes in the present inventory could not have been a part of Lloyd’s original gift in 1795 but must have been added after its arrival in Stamford. In any event, even with losses and additions the present ‘Henry Lloyd Library of St. John’s, Stamford,’ now located in the Archives of the Diocese of Connecticut in Hartford, is a memorable eighteenth-century theological collection offering the student evidence of the reading habits of the Anglican clergy before and immediately following the American Revolution.”     Kenneth Walter Cameron, leaves 3, 17.   (Copyright 1980 by Kenneth Walter Cameron. Reproduced with permission of the Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, 1335 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105.)
  8. Cameron, Kenneth Walter, Editor. The Church of England in pre-Revolutionary Connecticut: new documents and letters concerning the loyalist clergy and the plight of their surviving church. Hartford, (Connecticut) : Transcendental Books; 1976; 350 leaves, (3) leaves of plates, illus., 29 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN / PRE-REVOLUTIONARY / CONNECTICUT / NEW DOCUMENTS AND LETTERS CONCERNING THE / LOYALIST CLERGY AND THE PLIGHT OF / THEIR SURVIVING CHURCH / Edited by / KENNETH WALTER CAMERON / [cut of a church] / TRANSCENDENTAL BOOKS – DRAWER 1080 – HARTFORD 06101”       For references to St. John’s Episcopal Church of Stamford, Connecticut and its Rector, Rev. Ebenezer Dibble, see leaves 51-53, 67-68, 72-73, 75-77, 79-80, 83-86, 88-89, 93, 98-99, 101-103, 106, 109-110, 112, 117-118, 120, 124-125, 128, 132-133, 138-141, 145, 151, 154-158, 165, 173, 175-176, 180, 184-187, 189-192, 194-200, 209-218, 223-226, 230-231, 237-238, 241-242, 246-247, 267, 284-287.               Location: Ct, CtB, CtBris, CtDab, CtGre, CtMil, CtS, CtStr, CtU, CtWB, CtY, DLC, MH, NjPT, NNC.       Collier (pp. 81, 238).       Parks (No. 326).
Abstract: “The first significant collection of early papers on the Anglican tradition in Connecticut was issued in two small volumes in 1863 under the title, Documentary History of the Protestant Episcopal Church … in Connecticut, edited by Francis L. Hawks and William Stevens Perry. Its importance for historians during the past one hundred and fourteen years cannot be overemphasized. No Anglican study of Colonial times or of the earliest parishes has escaped its influence. Produced during the Civil War under distressing conditions and high costs, it is a remarkable example of the best scholarship of that period, whatever may be its limitations by modern editorial standards. One laments, of course, the fact that it printed only excerpts instead of complete letters and that it provided no index of names, places, institutions and subjects; but the scope and quality of its contents attest to the historical acumen of its compilers, who knew exactly what was required in their day to advance the cause of historiography then and now.
Though an independent work, the present volume, the only large collection of early Anglican papers to appear in more than a century, may be regarded as extending “Hawks and Perry” and supplementing it. Benefiting from modern editorial techniques and committed as far as resources have permitted to the editing of complete manuscripts, it is indebted principally to the resources of the Archives of the Diocese of Connecticut, the holdings of which have only in our own times been sufficiently calendared to be accessible and useful. Although Colonial-Church-of-England materials predominate herein, I have included a few papers of the Dissenters — for example, the Stratford petition of March 7, 1669 — for the light they throw upon the Anglican situation. Because historiography depends as much upon documents as upon letters, I have here edited for the first time a block of ecclesiastical papers in the Connecticut State Library — Chiefly petitions or “memorials” to the General Assembly — and planted here and there in my chronological sequence a will, a deed, or a relevant business memorandum.
With regard to the surviving eighteenth-century manuscripts from which the present collection is derived, the scholar should be aware of the impossibility, in every instance, of handling what might be called the letter as posted. Occasionally he must settle for a good summary, a rough draft, a copy sent to the New England Commissary or to Dr. Caner or to Dr. Johnson or to the Archbishop of Canterbury — the original having been directed elsewhere and, perhaps, lost. Sometimes, when the writer believed his polished communication to the S. P. G. had failed to arrive, he would send an emended duplicate months or even years later — modified in accordance with new circumstances.” Kenneth Walter Cameron, Introduction.   (Copyright 1976 by Kenneth Walter Cameron. Reproduced with permission of the Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, 1335 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105.)
  9. Cameron, Kenneth Walter. Letter-book of the Rev. Henry Caner, S.P.G. missionary in colonial Connecticut and Massachusetts until the Revolution; a review of his correspondence from 1728 through 1778. Hartford, (Connecticut): Transcendental Books; (1972); 224 pp., port., illus., index, 29 cm. 
Location: Ct, CtB, CtDab, CtH, CtHi, CtHT, CtMil, CtNh, CtS, CtSoP, CtStr, CtU, CtWB, CtY, DLC, NjPT, NNC.
Abstract: “The present digest of the Letter Book, supplemented by pages devoted to Caner in Henry Wilder Foote’s admirable Annals of King’s Chapel and other relevant matters, together with a detailed index, however, at once reveals his central concerns and the notable people involved in his important life.” Kenneth Walter Cameron, p. 5.

“Nov. 1, 1745, at Fairfield. To Rev. Dr. PHILIP BEARCROFT, sec’y of the S. P. G.: Yesterday he congratulated Joseph Lampson on his safe arrival in Conn. and thanks S. P. G. for appointing him to Ridgefield and providing for Richard Caner on Staten Island. Laments that the promising Norwalk and Stamford churches appear now, under the new plan, without a clergyman. Norwalk is building its second church bldg., which Caner describes. Stamford is also advanced in building a church, the dimensions of which are given.   …”   Henry Caner to Philip Bearcroft, p. 98.   (Copyright 1972 by Kenneth Walter Cameron. Reproduced with permission of the Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, 1335 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105.)

  1. Cameron, Kenneth Walter. Vanished and vanishing Episcopal churches of early Connecticut : a pictorial record. Hartford, (Connecticut): Transcendental Books; (1984); 250 leaves: chiefly illus., 29 cm. 
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtU, CtY, DLC.
For references to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and St. John’s Episcopal Church, both of Stamford, Connecticut, see: leaves 187-192.
Abstract: “But what of the many Episcopal church buildings that had been secularized or destroyed between 1720 and 1900 — and not photographically recorded by Coit — and what might their architecture reveal of Church life in older Connecticut? To answer that question, some months ago I began gathering paintings, drawings, engravings and mid-nineteenth-century photographs of vanished edifices in order to supplement Coit’s collection, the present volume being the preliminary step. I have here included a few churches that Coit missed in 1939 and a few built since that date, but most are old ones which, in spite of bad art, poor photography, romantic engraving and Victorian printing, have here been rescued from possible oblivion.”   Kenneth Walter Cameron, leave 2.   (Copyright 1984 by Kenneth Walter Cameron. Reproduced with permission of the Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, 1335 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105.)
  2. Carder, Robert Webster. “Captain John Underhill in Connecticut.” Bulletin of The Underhill Society of America Education and Publishing Fund. 1967 Dec; pp. 22-36; ISSN: 0501-0918.
Notes: Tipped in a copy of this bulletin, located in the library at the Stamford Historical Society is a slip which states, “This special BULLETIN of the Underhill Society of America Education and Publishing Fund is being sent to the members of STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC. through the kind cooperation of the Society and with the compliments of the Underhill Society of America Education and Publishing fund.”     Published by The Underhill Society of America Education and Publishing Fund, Greenwich, Connecticut.                                                                   
Location: CtNbC, CtS, CtSHi, CtWhar, Infw, MoS, N, NbB, NBU, NGcA, NHemH, RHi, TxDa, WHi.     Collier (p. 188). 
For additional information on John Underhill, see: Oliver Ayer Roberts, History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts, now called The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. 1637-1888. 4 vols., (1895), vol. 1, pp. 31-33. / Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins – Immigrants to New England 1620-1633. 3 vols., (1995), vol. 3, pp. 1859-1865. 
In the spring of 1642, Captain John Underhill of Boston was asked by the Town of Stamford to be its military commander. The community was less than a year old, having been settled by a group of twenty-nine families, primarily from Wethersfield, Connecticut. Underhill accepted the offer and removed to Stamford.
  3. Carlevale, Joseph William. Who’s who among Americans of Italian descent in Connecticut. New Haven, Connecticut: Carlevale Publishing Company; 1942; iv, 416 pp., 21 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “WHO’S WHO / AMONG AMERICANS OF ITALIAN DESCENT / IN CONNECTICUT /       / By / JOSEPH WILLIAM CARLEVALE / Author, Teacher, Traveler. / With / PREFACE / By / WILLIAM LYON PHELPS /       / [printers’ ornament] /     / Published by / CARLEVALE PUBLISHING CO. / 174 Commerce Street / New Haven, Conn.”
For references to residents of Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 19, 49-51, 84-85, 97, 107, 121, 131-132, 159, 165, 168-170, 175, 185, 192-193, 195-196, 224-225, 230, 235, 241, 254-255, 270, 276, 285, 294, 307, 318, 326, 328, 338, 344, 356, 359, 363, 367, 369, 372, 411.                                                                                                   Location: CtB, CtBran, CtBris, CtDer, CtEhar, CtH, CtHi, CtM, CtMer, CtMW, CtNb, CtNh, CtNowa, CtShel, CtU, CtWal, CtY, DLC, MH, MnHi, MnU, MWH, NBPu, NjR, NN, NNU, RPB, RPRC.       Kemp (p. 41).     Parks (No. 1846).                                                           Most entries include a portion of the following: name, occupation, place of birth, date of birth, names of parents, year of arrival in America if born in Italy, year of settling in Connecticut and name of town or city, name of spouse, name of town or city where spouse resided, year of marriage, names of children, academic record, business record, names of fraternal, political, business, social and community affiliations, military service, avocations, place of father’s birth, year of father’s arrival in America, year of father’s settling in Connecticut and name of town or city, business address, home address.
  4. Cassinos-Carr, Cathy. “Balancing act: Glenbrook residents Scott and Sarah Mikita tackle dual roles as Broadway actors and new parents.” Living In Stamford. 2002 Feb-Mar; Vol. 4 (No. 1) pp. 54-58, 60-62; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
At the time this article was written, Sarah was playing the leading role of Christine in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Scott also performs in the same show, playing a number of roles.
Abstract: “They also gave up their Upper West Side apartment. “We knew we’d probably want to buy a home after we came off the road from Show Boat,” explains Scott, “but we didn’t know if it would be an apartment in New York City, or a home elsewhere.” After briefly considering a few other locations, including Cold Spring, New York, the couple visited some Fairfield County friends, and found themselves drawn to the area. “We liked the whole area, and when we found this [Glenbrook] house, we fell in love with it,” says Scott. “We love being so close to New York, but also far enough away to get away from it. We both love to garden and be outdoors, so this piece of property was perfect for us.” They moved into their new home, a two-story circa 1900 Dutch Colonial in June 1998.
While Scott juggles multiple roles[in Phantom of the Opera], Sarah enjoys the consistency of playing only one, though it is undoubtedly, one of the most challenging roles in all of musical theater. “Christine is an extremely demanding role, both physically and vocally” says Sarah. And the physical strain has become a bit greater, she admits, since giving birth to Hannah. “Doing Christine was exhausting even before I had the baby, but now I have to sleep for an hour between shows on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
In recent months, Scott and Sarah, like the rest of us, have fallen back into the swing of their usual routine. After the last curtain call each night, their first stop is the New York City home of Sarah’s brother and his wife, who take care of Hannah while her parents are wowing the 1,600-seat theater.

Then it’s back to Glenbrook, far from the glare of city lights, where life is viewed, perhaps, through a softer lens.”   Cathy Cassinos-Carr, pp. 58, 60-61, 62.   (Copyright 2002 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  5. Cavalier Galleries. The Borglums of Fairfield County : a retrospective of the art of Solon Borglum and Gutzon Borglum. (Stamford, Connecticut): (Cavalier Galleries); (1993); [56] pp., illus., ports., bibliography, paper covers, 21 cm. 
Notes: .Title page reads: “THE BORGLUMS OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY / A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE ART OF / SOLON BORGLUM AND GUTZON BORGLUM / June 1st – July 14th / RICH FORUM /       / 307 Atlantic Street . Stamford, CT . 06901 . 203 325-9696” 
Location: CtS, CtSHi, NNMM.
Catalog of an exhibition curated by Ron Cavalier, Jr. and presented by the Stamford Center for the Arts at Rich Forum, June 1st to July 14th, [1993].
Catalog design by Cavalier Galleries. Printed by United Publishing & Printing, [Stamford, Connecticut].
The first joint exhibition, highlighting sculpture and other works, by the renowned brothers Gutzon and Solon Borglum.
  6. Cavanaugh, Jack. Tunney : Boxing’s brainiest champ and his upset of the great Jack Dempsey. New York, New York: Random House; 2006; xviii, 471 pp., ports., illus., bibliographical references, index, d.w., 25 cm. ISBN: 1-4000-6009-5.
Notes: Title page reads: “[cut of James J. (Gene) Tunney] / TUNNEY / BOXING’S BRAINIEST / CHAMP AND / HIS UPSET OF / THE GREAT / JACK DEMPSEY /  / JACK CAVANAUGH”
For references to James J. (Gene) and Polly Lauder Tunney’s estate Star Meadow Farm in Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 359-395, 404-405
Location: AAP, ABAU, AzTeS, CCarl, CL, CoD, CStcl, CtAv, CtBhl, CtDab, CtDer, CtEham, CtEly, CtFa, CtGl, CtGre, CtGro, CtHamd, CtMil, CtNc, CtNh, CtNm, CtNowa, CtPlv, CtRi, CtS, CtShel, CtSHi, CtWal, CtWB, CtWhar, CtWhav, CtWilt, CtWrf, CtWtp, CtY, DAU, DLC, FFm, FTS, GU, IaAS, IC, ICU, Infw, InI, InNd, INS, IU, LU, MeLB, MH, MnM, MoS, MU, NBPu, NBu, NcU, NGcA, NhD, NIC, .NjP, NjR, NmLcU, NN, NNC, NNU, NvU, OC, OCl, OCU, OkS, OOxM, PBm, PPi, PPiC, PPiU, PPT, PSt, PU, ScU, TU, TxCM, TxU, ViBlbV, ViFGM, ViU, WaS, WHi.
  7. Cave, Roderick. The private press. Second edition, revised and enlarged edition. New York (New York) and London: R. R. Bowker Company; 1983; xvi, 389 pp., illus., bibliography, index, d.w., 29 cm. ISBN: 0835216950.
Notes: Title page reads: “THE / PRIVATE / PRESS / Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged / RODERICK CAVE /       / R. R. BOWKER COMPANY / NEW YORK AND LONDON, 1983″
For references to the Overbrook Press, located in Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 209-211. 
Location: CtHT, CtMW, CtNhH, CtNlC, CtSoP, CtU, CtWal, CtY, DLC, MB, MNS.
Includes an in depth description of the founding, operations and output of the Overbrook Press. It became nationally renowned for producing books, pamphlets and ephemeral items that were outstanding examples of typography, design and craftsmanship. Established by Frank Altschul in the 1930’s, it was located on his Riverbank Road estate, in Stamford, Connecticut.
  8. Chamberlain, L. T. (Leander Trowbridge). Address on temperance and the duty of the constituted authorities : delivered in the town hall, Stamford, April 28th 1879. (Connecticut?); 1879; 12 pp., 24 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “ADDRESS / ON / TEMPERANCE / AND / The Duty of the Constituted Authorities. / – / DELIVERED IN THE TOWN HALL, / STAMFORD, APRIL 28th, 1879, / BY REV. L. T. CHAMBERLAIN, / Pastor of Broadway Church, Norwich. / – “
Location: MH-AH.
For additional information regarding liquor control in Stamford during this era, see: Feinstein, Estelle F., Stamford in the Gilded Age : the political life of a Connecticut town 1868-1893. (1973), pp. 86-94. 
Abstract: “Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a question of Temperance alone. It concerns all the well-being of society, and the welfare of the Republic itself. It rises to that high ground where all they stand who wish well to popular institutions. For without reverence for law as law, we can’t exist as a free people. What, therefore, especially needs to be settled in Stamford, is that whatever law is passed, the law is to be enforced. That when the citizens, after discussion and at the ballot-box, decide, the decision is to be carried out by the duly authorized officers. Is not that the theory of all government which is “of the people, and by the people, and for the people?”

It seems incredible, yet I have heard it said that there are towns in Connecticut, where to be active in enforcing a certain law fairly enacted, is to be subjected to loss of business patronage, to a kind of public odium, and to possible injury of either person or property! Ah, well, my friends, you had best settle that issue once for all. For the sake of yourselves and your children, you had best meet that question now. And settle it, I pray you, by the proof of trial. Meet it by the test of facts. Execute every law which pertains to Stamford. Execute it from Greenwich to Darien. Execute it openly, conspicuously. Do your own individual duty always. Call on the sworn officers to do their official duty. And if Warden, Burgesses, bailiff, special constables, and Borough agent, one or all, are not willing to accept the duty and to enter zealously on its performance, tell them you only wait their resignation in order to put others in their place. Tell them that they are but your servants, and that your commands for them are written in the statute-book. Yes, tell them to execute, as far as in them lies, every law that is passed, or they themselves shall be indicted and condemned!
Accordingly, I pray you as citizens, as well as friends of Temperance, to see to it that your prosecuting agent in Stamford is true to his calling. Put yourselves in friendly and open alliances with him. Invite him to be your special leader. Follow his instructions, so long as he is faithful. Support him with public opinion, and in every possible way strengthen his hands. Do not hesitate, so far as your personal knowledge of the facts will allow to become affiants to warrants for search and arrest, or witnesses in court. No prosecuting agent can be successful, unless by the people, the community, he is courageously, zealously supported.

You need such an efficient agent in Stamford. Please see to it that you have one. And see to it that in Dublin, and Waterside, and Jenkinsville, and Algiers, and West Stamford, and Hoytsville, and all the Hills, he organizes the execution of No License, and convicts its violators! His bailiwick covers the whole town and county!
Do your duty, fellow-citizens, and you need not dread the election of next October. Show the results of duty done, and not even the Liquor Association of New York has money enough to bribe this town into voting license. In Norwich, and New London as you have seen, and by the methods which I have pointed out, we have already halved the general crime, and reduced the drunkenness to one-third. We have greatly diminished the expenses for the poor, and relieved distress, and lessened temptation, and set the captive free. You can do it here! The State looks to you to maintain the magnificent cause, in this part of her domain. God and humanity bespeak your conquering devotion.”     Leander Trowbridge Chamberlain, pp. 10-12.
  9. Chanko, Joseph. “Stamford’s ‘Little Hoover Commission’ produces survey without cost to city.” American City. 1950 Jun; Vol. 65 (No. 6) pp. 92-93; ISSN: 0002-7936.
Notes: Published by Buttenheim Publishing Corporation, [etc.], Pittsfield, Massachusetts, [etc.]
Location: Ct, CtB, CtFaU, CtNb, CtNbC, CtU, CtY, DLC, ICRL, InU, MB, MH, NcRS, OU. 
Account of the Stamford Good Government Association’s activities in implementing a wide-ranging report on managing the City. This was accomplished shortly after consolidation of Town and City governments in 1949, by the Citizens’ Committee to Study the City Government.
  10. Channing, Deirdre S. “Love affairs to remember: A special Valentine’s tale of storybook romances struggling to survive time’s cruelest fate.” Living In Stamford. 2000 Feb-Mar; Vol. 2 (No. 1) pp. 33-38; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: Article details the lives of two Stamford couples who are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.
  11. Chase, Herbert. “Die castings gain ground in hardware production.” Iron Age. 1938 Jul 21; Vol. 142 (No. 3) pp. 33-36; ISSN: 0021-1508.
Notes: Published by Chilton Company, New York, New York.     The conclusion of this article is to be found in Iron Age, August 4, 1938, Vol. 142 (No. 5), pp. 42-44.
Location: CtB, CtH, CtU, CtY, CU-S, DLC, IaU, ICRL, ICU, In, InU, MB, MCM, MH, MU, NcD, NcRS, NhU, OrU, TxLT, TxU, VtU.

Article describing the die casting department of the Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company.   At that time it utilized 15 die casting machines, 12 of which were planned and fabricated by the firm itself.

  1. Chiang, Chris (Christine). “Artifacts: The high-tech era is fostering a nostalgia for early technology.” Living In Stamford. 2000 Oct; Vol. 2 (No. 5) pp. 57-60; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “Joseph F. Pisani, editor of The Advocate and Greenwich Time, started collecting antique typewriters two years ago and currently has eight machines on display in his Tresser Boulevard office. His favorite, of course, is the Blickensderfer machine he owns.

”It was a precursor by half a century of the IBM Selectric,” Pisani explains. “The fact that it has a history in Stamford makes it even more appealing for me.” 

”There’s something tactilely and visually appealing to using a typewriter versus using a computer,” says Pisani, who has a particular fondness for manual typewriters. “It’s also a piece of journalism history.” 

Robert Yelin of Hay Photographers, Inc., has more than 20 antique cameras on display in his store on Atlantic Street, many of them more than a century old. The third-generation proprietor of this family-owned business says that although some of the cameras belonged to his father, Arnold Yelin, the bulk were gifts from customers and friends.

”People would see these cameras and they would then bring me another old camera to add, cameras that they either owned or found at tag sales,” he says. 

Yelin is not sure what the value of these cameras are but says many of them are quite old and aesthetically interesting. 

”Some of them are classic,” he says. “There’s one of the first Polaroid’s ever made and an old Brownie (box camera) that belonged to my Dad.”

The elder Yelin reminisces about the days of black-and-white photography, saying that although modern-day digital cameras give photographers more flexibility, it’s the traditional cameras that take the quality shots.

”I think digital cameras are still at the gadget stage,” Arnold Yelin says. “The industry has always pushed new products toward the amateurs because it’s such a greater market than the professional market.”   Chris Chiang, p. 58.   (Copyright 2000 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  2. Chiang, Christine. “Dream kitchen: Local experts cook up distinct design solutions for a trio of Stamford homes.” Living In Stamford. 2002 Feb-Mar; Vol. 4 (No. 1) pp. 42-46, 48, 50-53; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “There once was a time when a stove, sink and oven were all you needed to whip up a culinary masterpiece. But as palates – for both food and aesthetics – grow more sophisticated, savvy homeowners are adding pricey appliances such as commercial grade woks, grills and griddles, as well as custom cabinetry and space-age gadgets, to their list of must-haves. Even small kitchens are getting pricey facelifts to become showroom-worthy.

In recent years, kitchens have stolen the spotlight, becoming the new family room of the modern home.   Homeowners across the country are calling upon the services of kitchen designers to bring their old, tired kitchens up to 21st-century standards and spending lofty amounts to make these kitchens functional yet cozy living spaces. ……………………………………………………………………………
Three recent Stamford renovations exemplify the styles kitchen designers say are in demand among local homeowners. Although the homeowners had very different reasons for renovating – one to accommodate a growing family, one to create a more adult space after the lads had moved out and one to increase resale value – the results were similar. Each created their dream kitchen.”     Christine Chiang, pp 42, 44.   (Copyright 2002 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  3. Chilton Company. “Plant devoted to making German Silver – The rapidly widening field signalized by a rolling mill built at Stamford, Conn., exclusively for copper-nickel-zinc alloys.” Iron Age. 1914 Apr 9; Vol. 93 (No. 15) pp. 895-897.
Notes: Published by Chilton Company, New York, New York. 
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Abstract: “Two facts of industrial interest were recently learned of in a visit to Stamford, Conn. One is that the consumption of German silver has been gradually expanding at a rate not generally apprehended and that its field of usefulness has widened greatly and promises to grow rapidly to still larger proportions. The other is that a plant has been erected in outlying Stamford for the exclusive manufacture of German silver in sheet and wire form, whereas the production of the copper-nickel-zinc alloys has been, usually, if not always, an adjunct of the brass rolling mill.   …   In the works at Stamford, which are really at Springdale, a suburb of the city, there are two main departments, one containing the melting furnaces and designated as the casting shop, as the molten alloys are cast into billets or bars, and the other, the rolling mill, where the bars are cold rolled and thus reduced by steps to the thickness wanted.”   Iron Age, pp. 895-896.
  4. Chinnock, Frank W. and Kopecky, Gini. “Sensible new plan to fight drugs in our schools.” Ladies’ Home Journal. 1971 Apr; Vol. 88 (No. 4) pp. 68-70, 72-73, 142-143. ISSN: 0023-7124.
Notes: Published by Downe Publishing, Inc., New York, New York.
Location: CtB, CtH, CtNh, DLC, MB, NcRS, NjR, PPiU, TxU. 
Article on the Stamford public school drug abuse education program and the highly acclaimed 96 page Stamford Curriculum Guide, published in 1970. For a later edition of this manual, see: Stamford curriculum guide for drug abuse education. Chicago, Illinois, J. G. Ferguson Pub. Co., 1971.
  5. Citizens’ Action Council for the Improvement of Stamford (C.A.C.). Seven years to success: A special C. A. C. report to Stamford citizens on Urban Renewal: 1963-1970. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Advocate; 1963 Jan 8; 12 pp., illus., ports., 41 cm. 
Notes: Location: Ct, CtS, CtSHi.
”This supplement has been paid for by the Citizens’ Action Council at regular advertising rates”, p. 1. 
Abstract: “In May of 1959 Mayor Webster C. Givens asked a group of Stamford businessmen and civic leaders to form a Citizens’ Action Council to promote public participation in the planning of the Southeast Quadrant redevelopment project. Upon taking office in December of 1959 Mayor J. Walter Kennedy asked the CAC to continue its efforts and has lent his continued support to this citizens’ organization.
During the past four years the members of the CAC have carefully and critically studied the proposed plans. We have analyzed the need for such a project, the area selected for redevelopment, the proposed public improvements and private construction, the costs, estimates, proposed financing, estimates of tax return, plans for business relocation, the impact of high-rise apartments, and the alternatives to redevelopment. Some of our findings have been presented in published reports, such as those on financial feasibility, high-rise apartments, cost justification and tax impact. We have studied the other capital needs of the City, and the present and future demands on the taxpayers.                               We have made recommendations at various points during the development of the plans, and have seen many of those recommendations incorporated in the plan that will be presented at a public hearing next Tuesday. We have received full cooperation from the Urban Redevelopment Commission, the mayor and all City boards and departments in our search for complete, documented information on every phase of this proposal.   
We see no reasonable alternative to immediate redevelopment of the downtown business district, if Stamford is to continue to prosper and avoid ruinous decay. 
We believe that the proposed plan is a fiscally sound basis for maintaining a strong tax structure which can eventually provide additional tax revenues to help pay for needed new schools, roads, sewers, recreation facilities and other public improvements. 
We are convinced that the plan makes fully adequate provisions for the relocation of residents and businesses, which are now suffering from substandard conditions. We have faith in the future of Stamford as a regional retail marketplace, and in the continued growth of the city. We feel that the proposed plan represents a conservative financial approach to that future.
In the following pages we have summarized our findings. We believe this report fully supports the conclusion that Stamford must go forward with the Southeast Quadrant (extended) redevelopment plan.
It is our strong conviction that the project is necessary, feasible and promising. This conviction stems not from uncritical acceptance of the judgments of others but from our own careful and continuous analysis.
We urge you to study this report carefully, and then attend the public hearing in the Burdick Junior High School auditorium at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, and voice your support for the building of a better Stamford.” Dominic DelGuidece, Executive Director and Secretary.     Gibbs Lyons, Chairman for the Citizens’ Action Council, p. 2.
  6. Clark, A. H. (Alzamore H.) A complete roster of Colonel David Waterbury jr.’s regiment of Connecticut volunteers : the first regiment of infantry responding to a call for volunteers for the defence of New York City against the British in the American revolution   Now for the first time printed from manuscript records in the possession of the publisher, with notes, compiled from authentic historical sources, by A. H. Clark. New York City: A. S. Clark; 1897; 20 pp., paper covers, “historical notes,” 24 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “A / COMPLETE ROSTER / OF / Colonel David Waterbury Jr.’s / Regiment of / Connecticut Volunteers. /     / THE FIRST REGIMENT OF INFANTRY RESPONDING TO A CALL / FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE DEFENCE OF NEW YORK / CITY AGAINST THE BRITISH IN THE / AMERICAN REVOLUTION /   –   / Now for the first time printed from manuscript records in the possession / of the publisher, with notes, / compiled from authentic historical sources. / By A. H. Clark. /   –   / 1897. / A. S. CLARK. / 174 Fulton Street, (opposite St. Paul’s), / New York City.”
Location: CL, CLU, Ct, CtAns, CtB, CtBran, CtHi, CtNb, CtNh, CtS, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtY, CU, DLC, DSoc, IHi, Infw, MiD, MnHi, Mok, MoS, NBPu, NBU, NBuHi, NcD, NWM, PCar1, MH, RPB, TxF, WHI, WM.         Gephart (No. 7932).         For additional information on David Waterbury, see: Edith M. Wicks and Virginia H. Olson, Stamford’s Soldiers : genealogical biographies of Revolutionary War patriots from Stamford, Connecticut. (1976), pp. 292-293.
Abstract: “The call (for enlistment) seems to have been promulgated on or about the 15th day of January 1776, and on that day many men responded, as the 15th is set opposite their names on the roll. There is no recorded date later than the 28th, though it is evident that names were added after the regiment started on its march. Colonel Waterbury was in New York when the call was issued, he and the ever busy (Isaac) Sears having been engaged in an attempt to interest the Committee of Safety in a scheme for the nucleus of a navy. Waterbury remained in New York for a short time, while Sears hastened to Stamford, where shortly after his arrival he was appointed by General Lee as Deputy Adjutant General, and under that, to him pleasing title the first `General Order’ in the book is signed. Waterbury joined his regiment on the 27th of January. Under date of January 29th, Colonel Waterbury is directed to move to Horse Neck, Rye and Mamaroneck, these three places marking the first three stages of the journey of the regiment citywards.” Alzamore H. Clark, p. 8.
  7. Clark, John Spencer. The Life and letters of John Fiske. Boston, Massachusetts and New York, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company; 1917; 2 vols., illus, ports., 23 cm. 
Notes: For references to John Fiske at Betts Academy, Stamford, Connecticut, see: Vol. 1, pp. 55-70.
Location: CaBVaU, Ct, CtB, CtM, CtNh, CtS, CtSoP, CtU, CtWillE, CtY, DAU, DLC, FU, ICJ, MB, MeB, MH, MiU, MtU, MWA, NIC, NjP, NN, OCl, OClW, OCU, OO, Or, OrP, OrPR, OrU, OU, PP, PPL, PSC, ScU, TU, ViU, WaS, WaSp, WHi.       Collier (p. 305). 
Abstract: “The letters during the remainder of the term [at Betts Academy] have but little general interest, save as showing his faithfulness to his studies and as reflecting somewhat the seething adolescent impulses that were coursing through his brain. His school record for the whole term (1856-1857) was very high – the highest ever attained in the school – deportment, perfect; lessons, 353.85 out of a possible 380 as perfect.
At the close of the term there was the usual school exhibition, with speaking and prizes for both composition and speaking. John won the first prize for an oration on ‘Silent Influences’ – the prize, awarded by three clergymen of Stamford, being for both the composition and the delivery. In a long letter to his mother John gives a graphic account of the exhibition and the awarding of prizes. This letter is marked not only with all the felicities of style we have had occasion to notice in previous letters; it also shows an innate trait of character remarkable in a boy of his years – a clear sense of justice and a desire to do justice to others, and especially when unfortunate in presenting their claims. Although John was the hero of the occasion, – the youngest in the graduating class, having the highest school record ever attained in the school, and the winner of the first prize, – yet in his account of the affair he says as little of himself as possible, while he warmly praises his competitors and shows his greatest interest in the boy who failed through embarrassment; in short, he gives a clear idea of the excellence of his own performance by the generous praise he gives his competitors.
John received for his prize a copy of Cowper’s ‘Works’ in one octavo volume bound in morocco; he also received from his teacher, Mr. Osborn, ‘a Greek Testament, a cunning little thing with maps.’ These volumes he always prized as mementoes of his happy days at Stamford; and they remain today, in his library at Cambridge, among the cherished souvenirs of his educational period.
And thus, having just passed his fifteenth birthday, John’s schooling at Stamford came to an end; he left the Betts Academy with the affectionate regard of his classmates, his teachers, and Mr. Betts; and he returned to Middletown, wearing, as he tells us, ‘a tall silk hat as an emblem of manhood.’ ”   John Spencer Clark, vol. 1, pp. 69-70.
  8. Clark, Nancy B. Z. “Exploring the history within the letter.” American Philatelist. 2003 Apr; Vol. 117 (No. 4) pp. 304-308; ISSN: 0003-0473.
Notes: Published by the American Philatelic Society, Inc., State College, Pennsylvania.
Location: CtY, DeU, DLC, NN, TxCM.
Includes notes.
The author relates her procedures in researching a letter dated 1833, that was written from the Long Ridge district of Stamford. What intrigued her was the fact that this area was the residence of a long time friend and that at one point in her life, she herself resided in Stamford.
  9. Clegg, Robert I. “Training women for record output.” Iron Age. 1919 Jan 16; Vol. 103 (No. 3) pp. 169-174; ISSN: 0021-1508.
Notes: Published by Iron Age Publishing Company, New York, New York.
Location: CtY, DLC, MB, MH.
Abstract: “Women have made an entrance into the machine shops and have taken up the duties there with surprising results. Much of what might have been expected failed to occur. From facts brought to the front by war-time pressure, managers are checking up the totals of their observations and recasting their views in the light of these fresher experiences of the industrial plants. …….
There are reported some cases from English practice where a girl is doing some of the graphical calculations in turbine design; another is carrying out electrical tests on armatures, and in our own country, girls are to be found, as in an instance at the Yale & Towne plant at Stamford, Conn., designing small tools very creditably.   …….
 A part of the upper floors was set apart for a school and equipped with the necessary machinery. Here R. F. Bryant, the company’s superintendent of the production efficiency department, installed a carefully chosen and competent teaching staff of men and women in charge of W. G. Palmer, chief of the instruction division. 
From the very first two things were decided upon as landmarks along the way of shop education. One was the use of actual shop products and shop operations as the only materials and processes on which the training efforts of the trainers and the trained should be expended. There was to be no imitation of shop work. When a woman graduated from school to shop she went thoroughly informed of what she was to do and capable of doing it well. There were no misgivings on that head. 
Secondly, and emphatically, no one in the plant must be openly unfriendly to the educational plan or in opposition to the women graduated. Plain instructions were quietly conveyed to everybody concerned to the positive effect that this was no temporary experiment but that it had come to stay, and that no one could resist it or interfere with its successful introduction and operation without immediate danger of dismissal. There was not a solitary evidence of ill will. All co-operated cordially, and to-day the women have won a secure place in the esteem of their associates of the opposite sex.” Robert I. Clegg, pp. 169, 170-171.
  10. Cohen, David. The beginning of Jewish organized life in Stamford. (Brooklyn, New York); (193?); 18, 72 pp., paper covers, 19 cm. 
Notes: Title page in English reads: “The / Beginning of Jewish Organized Life / In Stamford / By / DAVID COHEN”       Text on reverse of title page in English reads: “In memory of my parents / ISAAC COHEN, a descendant of a famous scroll writer / and PERE COHEN /       / PRICE ———– /       / Author’s Address: / DAVID COHEN / 2286 East 24th Street / Brooklyn, N. Y.”
Location: NNAJH, CtSHi / Jewish Historical Society of Lower Fairfield County.
72 pp. of text are in Hebrew and 18 pp. are in English.       David Cohen (1862-1951) was born in Poland-Russia and is buried in Congregation Agudath Sholom Cemetery, Stamford. He came to Stamford in 1887 and moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1918 to live with his daughter Jeanette Levine. This is the earliest known published memoir of a Stamford Jew. Biographical information was provided by Irwin J. Miller, Historian, Jewish Historical Society of Lower Fairfield County, Stamford, Connecticut.
  11. Collier, Christopher. The literature of Connecticut history. Collier, Bonnie B.; Middletown, Connecticut: Connecticut Humanities Council; 1983; xv, 377 pp., paper covers, table of contents, subject index, name index, 23 cm. (The Connecticut Scholar. Occasional Papers of the Connecticut Humanities Council.; v. No. 6). 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE CONNECTICUT SCHOLAR / The Literature of / Connecticut History / [cut of the seal of the State of Connecticut] / by / Christopher Collier / with / Bonnie B. Collier”
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 1, 16, 47, 57, 64, 80, 82, 103, 122, 129, 162, 178-179, 277, 302.                                                                               Location: Ct, CtAv, CtB, CtBl, CtBo, CtBris, CtDab, CtDar, CtEham, CtEly, CtFa, CtFar, CtFaU, CtGre, CtGro, CtH, CtHi, CtManc, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNh, CtNhHi, CtNm, CtNowa, CtNowi, CtOl, CtPlv, CtPut, CtRi, CtRk, CtS, CtShel, CtSHi, CtSi, CtSoP, CtSU, CtThms, CtU, CtWB, CtWillE, CtWilt, CtWind, CtWrf, CtWrt, CtY, CU-Riv, DLC, DSoc, IaU, Infw, MB, Me, MeBa, MH, MS, MStuO, MU, NcU, NhD, NhKeK, NjP, NN, NWM.     Parks (No. 373).
A comprehensive survey of published works pertaining to the history of Connecticut.
  12. Colt, Alice M. “Ferguson Library, Stamford, Conn.” Library Journal. 1913 Jun; Vol. 38 (No. 6) pp. 342-344; ISSN: 0000-0027.
Notes: Published by R. R. Bowker Company, New York, New York.     Includes plan of the first floor.         
Location: Ct, CtU, CtY, DLC, MH.                     
Abstract: “The Ferguson Library at Stamford, Conn., which was started originally as a subscription library, was made free by a city appropriation in 1909, and in 1910 the directors and the city cooperated in the purchase of a site and the erection of an $85,000 building. An excellent location overlooking the intersection of the main business streets, and yet convenient for the residences and schools, was procured. The building erected by the directors is of red brick with white trimmings, and of the Colonial style of architecture.
There is at present a capacity for 40,000 volumes and, when the additional stacks are placed, the total capacity, exclusive of reference room and children’s room, will be 60,000 volumes.” Alice M. Colt, pp. 343-344.
  13. Columbia University, Teachers College Institute of Educational Research Division of Field Studies. Report of the survey of the public school system of the town of Stamford, Conn. School year, 1922-1923. Made by the Institute of educational research Division of field studies. Strayer, George D., Director. New York, New York: Teachers College, Columbia University; (1923); xiii, 237 pp., paper covers, illus., tables, diagrs., 26 cm. 
Notes: Title on cover reads: “REPORT / of The Survey / of the / Public School System / of the Town of Stamford, Conn.   –   / [printers’ ornament] / School Year / 1922 – 1923 /     / Made by / THE INSTITUTE OF EDUCATIONAL / RESEARCH / Teachers College, Columbia University / New York City”             
Title page reads: “Report of the Survey / of / The Public School System / of the / Town of Stamford, Conn. / School Year, 1922 1923 /     / Made by / THE INSTITUTE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH / DIVISION OF FIELD STUDIES /     / GEORGE D. [George Drayton] STRAYER, Director / N. L. [Nickolaus Louis] ENGLEHARDT, Assistant Director in Charge of Survey / COLLABORATORS / PROFESSOR ALLAN ABBOTT / PROFESSOR F. G. BONSER / PROFESSOR T. H. BRIGGS / PROFESSOR E. S. EVENDEN / PROFESSOR PATTY S. HILL / PROFESSOR M. B. HILLEGAS / DR. J. R. McGAUGHY / PROFESSOR ALBERT SHIELDS / PROFESSOR C. B. UPTON / PROFESSOR J. F. WILLIAMS / PROFESSOR CORA M. WINCHELL / Teachers College, Columbia University / New York City” 
Location: Ct, CtS, CtSHi, MH.             Eaton & Harrison (p. 96).
Abstract: “The Town of Stamford, Conn., has developed a program of education which includes the kindergarten, eight years of elementary school, four years of high school, courses for children in special training, courses in Americanization for the foreign born, night school courses and courses in trade education. It has placed its schools under the direct administration of a School Committee. The schools are being operated by this School Committee which acts as the agent of the state in carrying out the provisions for education which have been enacted into state law. 
Court decisions have made clear the relationship existing between the School Committee of such towns as Stamford and the State Board of Education. These have been rendered showing that ‘Town School Committees form part of the agencies of the State for the due performance of the obligations, which it has always assumed of providing for the proper education of the young. In exercising its powers which are largely discretionary, such a committee is not the agent of the town but of the law.” Columbia University, Teachers College, Institute of Educational Research, Division of Field Studies, pp. 2-3.
  14. Community Chests and Councils, Incorporated. The Stamford survey : a study of the social work program in Stamford, Connecticut. (Stamford, Connecticut): Stamford Community Chest; 1938 Jun; 62 pp., illus., paper covers, 28 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE STAMFORD SURVEY / A Study of the Social Work Program / in Stamford, Connecticut / June, 1938 /       / Auspices / Community Chests and Councils, Incorporated / 155 EAST 44th STREET   NEW YORK CITY”
Title on cover reads: “Stamford COLLECTS THE FACTS … ”             Imprint on the last flyleaf reads: “PRINTED BY / GILLESPIE BROS., INC. / STAMFORD, CONN.”             Includes a foldout tabulation of “1937 EXPENDITURES BY STAMFORD AGENCIES”             Illustrations by Whitman Bailey appear on the cover and pp. 5, 24, 38, 46. 
Location: CtS, CtSHi, MiD, PPT.
A summary of sixty four local, state and other agencies endeavoring to meet the health and social needs of Stamford.
  15. Condon, Anna A. “Launching a school safety education program.” Bulletin of the Department of Elementary School Principals. 1930 Apr; Vol. 9 (No. 3) pp. 410-420; ISSN: 0027-920X.
Notes: Published by Department of Elementary School Principals, National Education Association of The United States, Washington, D. C.                     
Alternative title: National Elementary Principal. 
Location: DLC.
Anna A. Condon’s proposal for the implementation of a “Safety Education program” at the Waterside School, Stamford, Connecticut. The need for this plan was due to many factors, including the school’s location on a busy street corner, and the rising number of children killed and injured in accidents throughout the city.
  16. Condé Nast Publications, Inc. “An architect designs his own: Lester C. Tichy planned this house at Stamford, Conn. for himself and his wife.” House & Garden. 1941 Jan; Vol. 79 (No. 1) pp. 34-35; ISSN: 0018-6406.
Notes: Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut.       Includes floor plans.
Location: CtY, DCU, DeU, DLC, DNGA, GU, IaU, InU, KMK, MB, MCM, MH, MiU, MNS, NhD, NN, NNStJ, TxArU, ViBlbV.
  17. — “Awards in architecture 1945: House in Stamford, Conn.; Royal Barry Wills, Architect.” House & Garden. 1946 Dec; Vol. 90 (No. 6) pp. 86-89.; ISSN: 0018-6406.
Notes: Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut.
Location: CtY, DCU, DeU, DLC, DNGA, GU, IaU, InU, KMK, MB, MCM, MH, MiU, MNS, NhD, NN, NNStJ, TxArU, ViBlbV.
Architect Royal Barry Wills’ designs of a house for Mrs. Margaret Lawton, operator of a dairy farm.
  18. — “Connecticut: The home of Peggy Wood, the well known actress, at Stamford, Conn.; Strickland & Strickland, Architects.” House & Garden. 1938 Oct; Vol. 74 (No. 4) p. 46. ISSN: 0018-6406.
Notes: Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut.       Includes floor plans.       Strickland & Strickland, Architects.
Location: CtY, DCU, DeU, DLC, DNGA, GU, IaU, InU, KMK, MB, MCM, MH, MiU, MNS, NhD, NN, NNStJ, TxArU, ViBlbV.
  19. — “Country house in New England.” House & Garden. 1927 Apr; Vol. 50 (No. 4) pp. 110-111; ISSN: 0018-6406.
Notes: Published by Condé Nast Publications, Greenwich, Connecticut.           Includes floor plans.                 
Location: CtY, DeU, DLC, DNGA, DCU, GU, IaU, InU, KMK, MB, MCM, MH, MiU, MNS, NhD, NN, NNStJ, TxArU, ViBlbV.             
Plans and description of Carl Knobloch’s stone house, Stamford, Connecticut. Butler & Provost, Architects.
  20. — “Disarming modern: Can a house be modern and have charm? Here is a house that has.” House & Garden. 1945 May; Vol. 87 (No. 5) pp. 72-73, 136; ISSN: 0018-6406.
Notes: Published by Condé Nast Publications, Incorporated, Greenwich, Connecticut.     Includes floor plans.
The Hildreth Meiere house is located at 82 Erskine Road, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtY, DCU, DeU, DLC, DNGA, GU, IaU, InU, KMK, MB, MCM, MH, MiU, MNS, NhD, NN, NNStJ, TxArU, ViBlbV.
Home of Hildreth Meiere, mural painter. Planned and constructed almost immediately before WWII by Bimel Kehm, sculptor.
  21. — “A little house on a hilltop: The owner of this small garden estate, near Stamford, Connecticut, has intensively developed its natural charm.” House & Garden. 1939 Dec; Vol. 78 (No. 6) pp. 54-55; ISSN: 0018-6406.
Notes: Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut.       Includes floor plans.
The Alfred E. Lyon house is located on Hunting Ridge Road, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtY, DCU, DeU, DLC, DNGA, GU, IaU, InU, KMK, MB, MCM, MH, MiU, MNS, NhD, NN, NNStJ, TxArU, ViBlbV.
Residence of Alfred E. Lyon, executive vice-president, Philip Morris & Co. Ltd.; designed by Ray Riffee.
  22. — “Modern in Connecticut: L. Johnson home, Stamford.” House & Garden. 1937 Aug; Vol. 72 (No. 2) pp. 30-33; ISSN: 0018-6406.
Notes: Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut.
The Johnson-Hamill house is located at 57 Drum Hill Lane, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtY, DCU, DeU, DLC, DNGA, GU, IaU, InU, KMK, MB, MCM, MH, MiU, MNS, NhD, NN, NNStJ, TxArU, ViBlbV. 
The modern brick home of Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Johnson. Mrs. Johnson, known professionally as Virginia Hamill, a stylist, did the adornment. Designed by Holden, McLaughlin & Associates, Architects.
  23. — “Residence of Howard Chapman, Architect, at Stamford, Conn.” House & Garden. 1918 May; p, 47; ISSN: 0018-6406.
Notes: Published by Condé Nast Publications, New York, New York.         Includes floor plans.     The Chapman house is located at 95 Hope Street, Stamford, Connecticut.       Location: CtY, DeU, DLC, DNGA, DCU, GU, IaU, InU, KMK, MB, MCM, MH, MiU, MNS, NhD, NN, NNStJ, TxArU, ViBlbV. 
In addition to an office, the architect included a conservatory on one end of the house.
  24. — “Seven gardens on three levels give interest to one Connecticut country place.” House & Garden. 1939 Jul; Vol. 76 (No. 1) (Gardener’s Handbook. Section 2.): pp. 22-23.; ISSN: 0018-6406.
Notes: Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut. The residence of Dr. and Mrs. Thaddeus Hyatt is located at 156 Davenport Ridge Road, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtY, DCU, DeU, DLC, DNGA, GU, IaU, InU, KMK, MB, MCM, MH, MiU, MNS, NhD, NN, NNStJ, TxArU, ViBlbV.
Dr. and Mrs. Thaddeus Hyatt’s gardens were designed by Charles Middeleer.
  25. — “Sunken garden which was once a vegetable patch.” House & Garden. 1940 Jan; Vol. 77 (No. 1) (Gardener’s Yearbook 1940. Section 2.): p. 14; ISSN: 0018-6406.
Notes: Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut.   “Singing Meadows,” the residence of Mrs. C. P. (Belle W.) Hanly is located at 1887 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, Connecticut.   
Location: CtY, DCU, DeU, DLC, DNGA, GU, IaU, InU, KMK, MB, MCM, MH, MiU, MNS, NhD, NN, NNStJ, TxArU, ViBlbV.
Designed by Charles Middeleer; a former vegetable garden was converted into a sunken flower garden on the property of Mrs. C. P. (Belle W.) Hanly.
  26. — “This Connecticut garden lives on good terms with its owners.” House & Garden. 1953 Sep; Vol. 104 (No. 3) pp. 132-135, 182; ISSN: 0018-6406.
Notes: Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut.     
The Joshua Logan house is located at 484 Old Long Ridge Road, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtY, DeU, DLC, DNGA, GU, IaU, InU, KMK, MB, MCM, MH, MiU, MNS, NhD, NNStJ, TxAru, ViBlbV.
Description and photographs of Joshua Lockwood Logan and Nedda (Harrigan) Logan’s Stamford gardens. He was the co-producer, co-director and co-author of the musicals Annie Get Your Gun, Wish You Were Here, Picnic, and South Pacific.
  27. — “This green garden adds a room to a French Provincial house.” House & Garden. 1948 Oct; Vol. 94 (No. 4) pp. 144-147; ISSN: 0018-6406.
Notes: Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut.
Location: CtY, DCU, DeU, DLC, DNGA, GU, IaU, InU, KMK, MB, MCM, MH, MiU, MNS, NhD, NN, NNStJ, TxArU, ViBlbV. 
Photos and description of Mr. and Mrs. Brooke Cadwallader’s small formal garden, which is in keeping with their French provincial house in the vicinity of Stamford, Connecticut.
  28. Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution. Connecticut state history of the Daughters of the American Revolution … compiled and edited by Emilie M. Mouat (Mrs. Laurence Mouat) … Hartford, Connecticut: Published by Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution, Incorporated; 1929; 218 pp., 1 l., incl. illus (2 col.) ports, fold. tab., 24 cm. (Emilie M. Mouat, editor). 
Notes: Title page reads: “Connecticut State History / of the / Daughters of The American Revolution / [cut of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s insignia] / Compiled and Edited by / Emilie M. Mouat / (Mrs. Laurence Mouat) / Connecticut State Historian / 1925-1929 /       / Published by / Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution / (Incorporated) / 1929”     Imprint on reverse of title reads: “COPYRIGHT, 1929, BY / CONNECTICUT DAUGHTERS OF THE / AMERICAN REVOLUTION, / INCORPORATED /       / PUBLISHED BY / FINLAY BROTHERS, INC. / HARTFORD, CONN.”
Location: Ct, CtAns, CtB, CtDer, CtEhar, CtFaU, CtGl, CtH, CtHi, CtHT, CtNb, CtNhHi, CtNm, CtOg, CtS, CtSHi, CtStr, CtU, CtWal, CtWB, CtWillE, CtWind, CU-A, DLC, ICN, Infw, Mi, MnHi, NjR, NN.       Parks (No. 557).   Lettered on cover: 1928.     For references to Stamford Chapter, No. 24, Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.), see: pp. 206-210. 
Abstract: “On December 4, 1894, a little band of women met at the house of Mrs. E. L. Scofield, South Street, to organize a Stamford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were nine in number.
The Committee found no suitable name for the Chapter among historical women of Stamford and decided to call it after the town of Stamford. 
In December, 1898, Christmas gifts were sent to children of soldiers under our care. A vote of thanks was given to Dr. [Stella Q.] Root for services to soldiers’ families under care of Chapter. Dr Root is a Chapter member.
[1915] There had been much discussion over the disgraceful condition of an old cemetery near Mill River. The matter was taken up with the ‘Town Fathers,’ with the result that the grass was cut, stones straightened and the whole yard put in better condition.
In 1924-28, Miss Sara Mead Webb, Regent.   
September 14, 1926 was the date of the unveiling and presentation to the Town of Stamford of the stone to mark the site of Fort Stamford.”     

Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution, pp. 206, 207, 208, 209.     (Copyright 1929 by Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution. Reproduced with permission).
  29. Connecticut Historical Records Survey. Guide to vital statistics in the church records of Connecticut. Prepared by the Connecticut Historical Records. Survey, Division of Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, Sponsored by the Connecticut State Library. New Haven, Connecticut: The Connecticut Historical Records Survey; 1942 Dec; xiii, 190 pp., paper covers, 28 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “GUIDE TO VITAL STATISTICS / IN THE / CHURCH RECORDS / OF / CONNECTICUT /     / Prepared by / The Connecticut Historical Records Survey / Division of Service Projects / Work Projects Administration /     / Sponsored / by / The Connecticut State Library /     / New Haven, Connecticut / The Connecticut Historical Records Survey / December 1942”     Reproduced from type-written copy.   “Publications of the Connecticut Historical Records Survey,” p. 190. 
For references to church records of Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 145-150.   
Location: Ct, CtAns, CtB, CtBhl, CtBris, CtDab, CtDar, CtEly, CtFar, CtGre, CtHamd, CtManc, CtMil, CtNa, CtNb, CtNm, CtS, CtShel, CtSoP, CtStr, CtPut, CtWB, CtWilt, CtWind, CtY, DLC, MH.
Kemp (p. 25) 
Abstract: “One important way to establish a delayed certificate of birth in Connecticut is by means of a baptismal record. It will be immediately apparent that any detailed listing of churches in the state by towns with their earliest records will be of tremendous value. Knowing the date of birth, the place of birth, and the church where the baptismal record may be expected to be found, it will be immediately apparent that the church mentioned may have the record.
It is frequently the case that persons do not know the church in which they have been baptized but know the town where the birth occurred. With a listing of all churches in the place of birth, it would be a relatively simple matter to write to the churches of proper denomination.”     William C. Welling, Director, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Connecticut Department of Health, p. i.
The Connecticut Historical Records Survey began operations in 1936 as a project unit of the Works Progress Administration, later the Work Projects Administration, of the Federal Government. Essentially the Survey’s program called for the preparation of inventories of the records of the towns and cities in the State, to the end that information as to such records might be more generally available to persons interested in them. The inventories were to be based on notes and abstracts of the records made by field workers stationed in the offices of the various municipalities. …….
In addition to its treatment of the municipal archives the Survey also made a review of the records of the churches in Connecticut. This program was conducted by Dr. Nelson R. Burr of West Hartford and Washington, D. C. The field staff of the Survey normally engaged with the work on the municipal archives was utilized as necessary to assemble the original data on the church records, except that two or three workers were regularly assigned to work with Dr. Burr in this respect. The material so gathered was checked, edited, and compiled by Dr Burr. During the active period of work on the church records, that is to say from 1936 to 1940, the records of substantially all churches, church societies, and related institutions in Connecticut were located and treated by the Survey as just outlined, with the exception that coverage as to the Congregational units was only about 85% complete and as to the Roman Catholic only about 60% complete. The deficiency as to these two major denominations was due to their being the last considered; work on them was in process when suspension of operations became necessary.” Theodore P. Moser, Former State Supervisor, Historical Records Survey. p. ii.
  30. Connecticut Historical Records Survey. Inventory of the church archives of Connecticut. Protestant Episcopal. Prepared by the Connecticut Historical Records Survey, Division of Professional and Service projects. Work Projects Administration. Sponsored by the Connecticut State Library. New Haven, Connecticut: The Connecticut Historical Records Survey; 1940 Sep; iv, 309 pp., maps, diagrs., bibliography, paper covers, 28 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “INVENTORY OF THE CHURCH ARCHIVES / OF CONNECTICUT /     / PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL /     / Prepared by /     / The Connecticut Historical Records Survey / Division of Professional and Service Projects / Work Projects Administration /     / Sponsored / by / The Connecticut State Library /     / New Haven, Connecticut / The Connecticut Historical Records Survey / September 1940”     Reproduced from type-written copy.     “Publications of the Connecticut Historical Records Survey,” p. 309.
A revised edition by Kenneth Walter Cameron was published in 1966 under title: Historical records of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. 
For references to records of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Chapel and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, of Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 42, 86-88, 176-177. 
Location: Ct, CtHamd, CtHC, CtNh, CtU, CtY, DLC, MH.
Abstract: “This volume contains an inventory of extant diocesan and parochial records of the Protestant Episcopal Church, a brief resume of the essential facts in their history and organization, and a bibliography of primary and secondary writings concerning them. A separate entry has been prepared for each ecclesiastical unit and these entries have been numbered successively throughout the volume to facilitate ready reference. It was deemed advisable to use several entries (7-20) for the Diocesan Archives because of the bulk of this material.

The typical entry is divided into four parts: (1) name and address of the ecclesiastical unit; (2) pertinent facts about its history, organization and architecture, briefly stated; (3) a complete list of the extant records so far as the Survey has been able to locate them; and (4) a bibliography of printed and manuscript materials concerning the unit.”   Connecticut Historical Records Survey, p. 3.
  31. Connecticut Historical Society. Orderly book and journals kept by Connecticut men while taking part in the American Revolution, 1775-1778. Hartford, Connecticut: The Society; 1899; Vol. 7, viii, 385 pp., 25 cm. (Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society, vol. 7). 
Notes: Contents: Orderly book of Capt. William Coit’s company at siege of Boston, 1775. — Journal of Ensign Nathaniel Morgan at siege of Boston, 1775. — Journal of Simeon Lyman of Sharon, 1775. — Benjamin Trumbull’s Journal of the expedition against Canada, 1775. — Benjamin Trumbull’s Journal of the campaign around New York, 1776-77. — Roll of Benjamin Trumbull’s company, 1777. — Journal of Oliver Boardman of Middletown, in the Burgoyne campaign, 1777. — Journal of Bayze Wells of Farmington, in the Canada expedition, 1775-77. —   Journal of Joseph Joslin, Jr., of South Killingly, a teamster in Western Connecticut, 1777-78.
For references to Stamford, Connecticut in “Journal of Joseph Joslin, Jr., of South Killingly, a teamster in Western Connecticut, 1777-78,” see: pp. 303-306, 328, 337-338. 
Location: Ct, CtAns, CtB, CtDabN, CtDer, CtHi, CtNbC, CtNhH, CtS, CtSoP, CtU, CtWB, DLC, MB.       Collier (p. 77).
Abstract: “[March] 20 [1777] we 4 Set out to Stanford and Harskel and John Robinson went through Ridgfield and it was Cloudy and South wind and we went 6 mild and it begun to Rain Some and we got into Redding & Stopt to Joseph Sanfords and it was a very Smart Rain all Day and we Staid all knight well now we had Drew allowance beef and bread &c.

[March] 21 in the morning it was Cloudy But it Did not Rain & we Put along & went by a Small Pox house and we went through wilton and there we got Some flip to mathew marvins and then through Norwalk and Middelsix into Stanford town 24 mild and then we Put out our oxen and then Did lie in the barn and So it was Sir

[March] 22 we loaded Pork I think and beef & Came back through midlesix Norwalk into wilton P to mathew Marvin 17 milds & a very good Place indeed Sir and we Did lie on the floor and So it is you see

[March] 23 we came into Danbury again & then we onloaded the Pork & and then we took Care of the oxen and then we Did lie on the floor to thadus Benedict and it was Some Cloudy toward knight &c

[March] 24 we Set Rite Back again and went to wilton 15 mild to marvens again and I think herrick Staid at home & Capt haskel with us & we 4 went again &c.

[March] 25 we got to Stanford the Sun about 3 hours high and then we loaded I think flower & wine & brady and we filld the oxen well & then about Day light in we yokte up our teams and Came away for fear of the Enemy and we Came to wilton again 17 milds and it was a very Cold knight Sir it Squalled Some and we got there a little before Sun Rise and turned out &c

[March] 26 Day we Came into Danbury and that is the Chief I am a going to tel you Sir I believe we had Pretty good luck Sir &c

[March] 27 we onloaded and then Rest the oxen to Day and I am very glad Sir & at knight we went to mr munsuns and Eat a Pot of wheat & Endian Puding Charming good Sir &c

[March] 28 Herrick and I set out to Stanford with iron & horskel went with us and we Did go through Ridgfield Sir to Pound Ridg in york and Staid to one Joseph Lockwoods and Did lie in a bed Sir and it was N-W wind I think and it was Exceedingly bad Carting Sir &c

[March] 29 it was a Cloudy Cold Day and we went through Canaan into Stanford and got there a littel before knight & we Due not live very well Sir for we have nothing to Eat only beaf and bread flung into an old bag and we Did lie in the barn and So it is

[March] 30 in the morning it was Clear and warmer and we loaded Some Pressed hay and then we Set out for home again and we Came along as far as the good tavern again.”   Joseph Joslin, Jr., pp. 303-305.
  32. Connecticut Motor Coach Museum. Western Connecticut trolleys. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing; 2007; 127 pp., illus., maps, table of contents, paper covers, 24 cm. (Images of rail). ISBN: 073854969X
Notes: Title page reads: “IMAGES / of Rail / WESTERN CONNECTICUT / TROLLEYS /       / Connecticut Motor Coach Museum / [printers’ mark of Arcadia Publishing]”       Chapter eight, pp. 113-122, contains the Stamford, Connecticut lines.     Two conflicting dates are given as the last day of trollycar operations in Stamford.   
Location: AzTeS, CSf, Ct, CtChh, CtDab, CtDer, CtH, CtHamd, CtSHi, CtU, CtWB, DLC, WHi.
  33. Connecticut Society of Genealogists. “Connecticut headstones before 1800.” Connecticut Nutmegger. 1975 Mar; Vol. 7 (No. 4) pp, 508-512; ISSN: 0045-8120.
Notes: Published by Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc., West Hartford, Connecticut
Location: Ct, CtBran, CtBris, CtChh, CtDab, CtFaHi, CtGre, CtH, CtHamd, CtNcHi, CtNl, CtS, CtSHi, CtWal, CtWB, DLC, In, P.
Abstract: “These Connecticut headstone inscriptions before 1800 were compiled by Charles E. Hale, State Military Necrologist and are reprinted by courtesy of the Connecticut State Library.” Connecticut Nutmegger, p. 508.     For references to cemeteries in Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 508-512.
  34. Connecticut State Medical Society. “Military biographies of members of the Connecticut State Medical Society who served in the Armed Forces of the United States, World War II.” [/ ]. Connecticut State Medical Journal. 1948 Apr; Vol. 12 (No. 4); ISSN: 0096-0179.
Notes: Published by the Connecticut State Medical Society, New Haven, Connecticut.
”Compiled from data collected by the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Society and published in the Connecticut State Medical Journal beginning with Vol. XII, no. 4, April 1948.”
For references to residents of Stamford, Connecticut, see: April 1948, Vol. 12 (No. 4), pp. 369-371, 375-376 / May 1948, Vol. 12 (No. 5), pp 456-459, 462 / June 1948, Vol. 12 (No. 6), pp. 571-574 / August 1948, Vol. 12 (No. 8), pp 753, 755-757 / September 1948, Vol. 12 (No. 9), pp. 879-883, 885, 887 / October 1948, Vol. 12 (No. 10), p. 967. 
Location: Ct, CtNbC, CtSHi, CtU, CtY-M, DLC, MH.
Abstract: “These brief sketches of military experience of members of the Society have been compiled from data taken from questionnaires completed by each medical officer. Biographical material for some officers is lacking because questionnaires were not returned.” Connecticut State Medical Journal, p. 367.     (Copyright 1948 by the Connecticut State Medical Society. Reproduced with permission.)
  35. Connecticut State Medical Society. Report of the Committee on the History of the Medical Profession of Connecticut in the World War to the Connecticut State Medical Society, 1925. (New Haven, Connecticut): (The Society); 1926 Feb; 282 pp., index, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE / ON THE / History of the Medical Profession / of Connecticut in the / World War / TO THE / CONNECTICUT STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY / 1925 /       / PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY / PRINTED, FEBRUARY, 1926″
Location: Ct, CtAns, CtB, CtDer, CtNa, CtNh, CtY, DNLM, MH. 
Supplement to the Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Connecticut State Medical Society.
Includes a list of the medical members of local draft boards, their medical advisory boards, and the Volunteer Medical Service Corps.
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 45, 81, 113, 116, 134, 139, 153, 156, 179, 180, 185, 208, 214, 247. 
Abstract: “After six years’ work in collecting the necessary information your ‘Committee on the History of the Medical Profession of Connecticut in the World War’ now presents you with the result of their labors, printed in book form as you directed.

Our work has been rather unduly prolonged but we have reported to you annually as to its progress and the difficulties encountered. Some of the data required has become available only during the last year. We thank you for your confidence; we are grateful for your patience and we have admired your optimism in believing that some day the work would be finished.”   p. [17].     (Copyright 1926 by the Connecticut State Medical Society. Reproduced with permission.)
  36. Connecticut, State of. Office of the Adjutant General. Service records : Connecticut men and women in the armed forces of the United States during World War 1917-1920. New Haven, Connecticut: United Printing Services, Inc.; n.d.; 3 vols., index, 26 cm. 
For references to service records of those who entered the armed forces from Stamford, Connecticut, see: Vol. 3, pp. 2468-2550.                                                                                                     Location: Ct, CtAns, CtFa, CtGre, CtGro, CtMil, CtNh, CtNbC, CtNm, CtPom, CtRk, CtS, CtShel, CtSHi, CtWB, CtWhar, CtWill, CtWillE, CtWrf, CtWrt, CtWtp, CtY, NN, DLC.       Kemp (p. 79).                         Most entries include a portion of the following: name, serial number, race, address, place and date of birth, place and date of enlistment or induction, ranks, names of camps and/or ships, names of corps, names of places stationed, awards, wounded in action, killed in action or died in service, date of death, deserted, honorably or dishonorably discharged, date of discharge.     
Abstract: “Foreword – This Roster is prepared and published under the authority of Section 123f, Supplement of the General Statutes, Revision of 1930, Act of the General Assembly, 1941.   It is arranged by listing in alphabetical order, by towns, the names of the men and women of Connecticut, who served in the armed forces of the United States during World War I and whose services are accredited to this State by the War and Navy Departments and the Marine Corps.   The work of preparing the records for publication has been an arduous task and considerable time was consumed, owing to the many discrepancies which appeared in the records received from Washington. The uniform policy of accrediting all veterans to that state claimed as residence by the veteran at the time of entry into service, of necessity, has governed the compilation. It is possible the names of some Connecticut men and women who served during the War will not be recorded herein because of the naming of another state as their place of residence, and similarly the names of others who entered the service who can be claimed as transient residents only, may appear as accredited to Connecticut by the sources referred to above.   It is inevitable that errors and omissions will be found despite the care exercised and it is anticipated that corrections and additions will be received from various sources. As such changes come to hand, they will be kept for compilation in a supplementary list to be published when found practicable.   In future years these pages will be consulted freely and the services rendered, herein recorded, will be used as evidence to show that the men and women of Connecticut performed their duty in World War I, and the State is justly proud of their accomplishments.” R. B. DeLacour, Brigadier General, The Adjutant General, (iii).
  37. Connecticut, State of. State Board of Education. Annual report of the Board of Education of the State of Connecticut presented to the General Assembly, May Session, 1868 : together with the Annual Report of the Secretary of the Board. New Haven, (Connecticut): Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, Printers; 1868; 155, clxxii pp., table of contents, index, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “ANNUAL REPORT / OF THE / BOARD OF EDUCATION / OF THE / STATE OF CONNECTICUT, / PRESENTED BY THE / General Assembly, May Session, 1868, / TOGETHER WITH THE / ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE BOARD. /     / [printers’ ornament] /     / NEW HAVEN. / TUTTLE MOREHOUSE & TAYLOR, PRINTERS. / ………. / 1868.”             For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 101, 109, 111, 115, xii, xxv, xxvi, xxviii, xxx, xxxii, xxxiv, xxxvi, xxxix, xli, xliii, xlv, xlvii, xlviii, l, lii, ci, cxxvi, cxxxv.       Includes a report on the status of libraries throughout Connecticut by Birdsey Grant Northrop, Secretary of the State Board of Education, pp. 79-115.         
Location: Ct, CtB, DLC, M.
Abstract: “The general usefulness of libraries, and their value as an educational force, are strongly set forth in the following letters from School Visitors:- (p. 92)     …….       STAMFORD, John Day Ferguson, Esq. – There is, at the present time, no public library in Stamford, though a `Lending Library and Reading Room’ under the auspices of the Episcopal Churches, is just established.   In addition to this, `The Stamford Lyceum,’ a literary association, incorporated last year, has subscriptions towards its library fund of nearly $1,200, but will not probably call them in, or begin the purchase of books, until eight hundred or a thousand dollars more shall have been subscribed.   This library, when established, will belong to the Association, and will be similar in its character and general management to Lyceum or Institute Libraries in other places.   St. John’s, one of the Episcopal parishes, has a library of some two hundred volumes, (chiefly theological), presented by a friend of the parish, in London, in the latter part of the last century. It is valuable for reference, but as may be supposed, not popular in its character.   Some years ago there was a circulating library of several hundred volumes in Stamford, the property of an unincorporated association, but the company falling into difficulties, the books were sold and scattered. Some of them were purchased for the First School District, which had a small library, but this was destroyed by fire, with the school-house, in Nov., 1865.   I have no doubt of the great advantage of a public library to any community.”   John Day Ferguson, p. 101.
  38. Connecticut, State of. State Board of Education. Annual report of the Board of Education of the State of Connecticut, presented to the General Assembly, May Session, 1875, together with the Annual Report of the Secretary of the Board. New Haven, (Connecticut): Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, Printers; 1875; 274 pp., table of contents, index, 23 cm. 
Notes: For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 112-117.       Location: Ct, CtB, DLC, M.       For additional information on the issue of “Reform of the Public Schools” see, Estelle F. Feinstein, Stamford In The Gilded Age: The Political Life of a Connecticut Town 1868-1893. (1973), pp 49-69.
Abstract: “Public sentiment throughout the country is steadily growing in favor of the union of (school) districts. This is now the general plan in the Middle and Western States.   …….   The people are learning that it is truly democratic – equalizing both the expenses and advantages of schools, relieving the poorer districts, securing better and more permanent teachers, and promoting unity, harmony and efficiency in the management of schools and that the union of districts need not necessarily change the location of a single school house and does not imply centralization of power – that no other office gives such an opportunity ‘for the one man power’ as that of District Committee.   …….   Instead of discussing this subject at length, I present the following statement of the mode of procedure in Stamford, kindly furnished by John Day Ferguson, Esq.”   Birdsey Grant Northrop, pp. 112-113.
”The Union System Tested In Stamford.

In October, 1872, the school districts of this town were abolished, and its schools taken under town management.   The new system has worked well, and it has been suggested that a statement should be furnished of the methods adopted in carrying out the necessary details of such a change. 
The consolidation was effected by the passage of the following resolutions by the town at its annual meeting; due notice having been inserted in the warning:
Resolved, That from and after this date all the school districts and parts of districts within this town be abolished; and that the town henceforth assume control of the public schools therein, subject to the requirements and restrictions imposed by law.
Resolved, That the Selectmen and Assessors be a committee to appraise the property belonging to the several school districts and estimate the amount of their debts. Such committee to report at a special meeting to be called by the Selectmen within (       ) weeks.

The town also voted the proceeds of 1 1/4 mills on the grand list in the town tax for the support of schools. To give time for consideration and for the nomination of acceptable candidates for School Committee, the election was held at an adjourned meeting a few days later. The Committee was composed of friends of the measure, and was made to represent as far as possible different sections of the town, and each political party. The appraisement committee reported at a subsequent meeting, with an appraisal in detail of the property of the several districts and a statement of their debts, as far as the same could be ascertained, and the following resolutions perfecting the organization, and giving necessary powers not clearly conferred by the law, were submitted to the meeting and passed.”   John Day Ferguson, pp. 113-114.
  39. Connecticut, State of. State Board of Health. Report on the investigation of the pollution of streams : report presented to the General Assembly of 1915 / by the State Board of Health , under authority of chapter 220, Public Act of 1913. Hartford, Connecticut: Published by the State; 1915; 144 pp., illus., maps, list of illus., index, paper covers, 22 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “State of Connecticut / PUBLIC DOCUMENT – SPECIAL /   =   /       / REPORT / ON THE / INVESTIGATION / OF / POLLUTION OF STREAMS / BY THE / State Board of Health / Under Authority of Chapter 220, / Public Act of 1913 / – / Report Presented to the General Assembly of 1915. / – / HARTFORD / PUBLISHED BY THE STATE / 1915″ 
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 129-132.       
Location: Ct, CU, DL, DLC, DNLM, ICJ, IU, NN.
Abstract: “We will now proceed to the consideration of the rivers themselves. The method adopted can, we believe, be followed readily. Each river with its tributaries is treated separately. First, there is a short description of its general characteristics and its condition, followed by tabulations of sampling stations, dissolved oxygen, statistics of towns on it and such diagrams and photographs as are necessary to make clear the results of the investigation.                    
 ……..       The Mill River enters the Sound at Stamford. It has a drainage area of about 30 square miles. It flows slowly through a rolling well wooded region. Stamford is about the only town from which it receives pollution, at which place the condition of the river is not very good.   …….   * Stamford discharges its sewage into Long Island Sound through two outlets. (See map.)”   Connecticut, State of. State Board of Health, pp. 9, 130-131.
  40. Connell, Edward A. Consolidation in Stamford. (Stamford, Connecticut); 1945; 8 pp., paper covers, 22 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “Consolidation / In / Stamford /     / [printers’ ornament] /     / By / EDWARD A. CONNELL / 1945”     
Location: CtS.
Edward A. Connell raises several points regarding Stamford’s long discussed question of Consolidation of Town and City governments. He brings forth a proposal to discuss the issues of this subject through a series of pamphlets.
  41. — “Melody that is Stamford.” Fairfield County. 1968 Aug; Vol. 15:7 (No. 347) pp. 18-21, 38-44.; ISSN: 0192-8694.
Notes: Published by Mark Publications, Inc., Westport, Connecticut.   Includes a photograph of the author.   Continues Mark magazine.
Location: Ct, CtHi, CtSHi.
”Special Stamford Issue” Cover photograph depicts the Ferguson Library. 
In addition to being an arborist, author, and raconteur, Edward A. Connell also served as Superintendent of Parks and Natural Resources of the City of Stamford. In this article he sets forth his opinions on and observations of the city’s political ethos.
  42. Connor, Tom. “Stamford breeds success” Living In Stamford. 1999 Summer; Vol. 1 (No. 1) pp. 23-28; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “Many towns live on the success of a native son or daughter. A major talent realized or great ambition achieved reflects glory back on the source. It leads average citizens to lay new claim to where they’re from, as if by association they’re special as well. And it inspires the young of a town to believe, on some level, ‘Maybe I can do it, too.’ But Stamford seems to have bred an exceptional number of talented, accomplished children. Now adults, they have succeeded in some of the most demanding and competitive of arenas: sports, music, theater and television, medicine, business. Here’s where their stories begin.” Tom Connor, p. 23.   (Copyright 1999 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  43. — “Trading on looks: Stamford’s corporate image.” Living In Stamford. 1999 Winter; Vol. 1 (No. 3) pp. 20-24, 26-30.; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “When the Connecticut Turnpike came through Stamford in the late 1950’s, it did a lot more than speed drivers into the city and out again. Like the parallel railroad line, Interstate 95 created an ideal gallery – a wide, curving, elevated platform – for viewing the remarkable showcase of corporate architecture soon to be featured.

By the mid-1970’s, the downtown Stamford skyline had risen to the occasion. Dozens of office buildings, many of them designed by internationally renowned architects, crowded the once mostly flat, sea-level land. For better and for worse.

’That first wave of corporate office buildings didn’t really do much for the city,’ says Professor Alan Plattus, associate dean and professor of architecture and urbanism at the Yale School of Architecture. ‘It became an instant symbol of a business center, but it was mainly about the image of the buildings from the highway. It did very little for the people.’

Which is what critics of downtown Stamford have been saying for years. The skyscrapers vanquished historic buildings and long-time residents, deadening the downtown all night; an over-emphasis on parking closed off the city’s streetscape; the office buildings seemed isolated from each other, unrelated to one another, and unwelcoming to the public.

Now, however, downtown Stamford is poised to crest a new, towering wave of urban architecture and development, one that appears at once more respectful of the city’s past and more inclusive of its citizens.”   Tom Connor, pp. 21-22.   (Copyright 1999 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  44. Conrad, Gene. Conrad notes on nursing homes. Stamford, Connecticut: Conrad Notes; 2002; [iv], 74 pp., paper covers, 21 x 10 cm. 
Notes: Title on cover reads: “CONRAD NOTES / Selection & Monitoring / a Nursing Home / Gene Conrad, PhD / [cut of a map of Connecticut] / Darien   Greenwich / New Canaan   Norwalk / Stamford /   / MAIN SECTIONS: / Ten Step Process / Information Sources / Individual Profiles / Comparison Tables / Monitoring Care /   / Free     2002 Edition”             Title page reads: “CONRAD NOTES / on Nursing Homes / by / Gene Conrad, PhD /       / Free   2002 Edition”         Imprint on reverse of title reads: “Printed by Landmark Document Services of Stamford, Conn.”
Profiles, comparisons, and evaluations of nursing homes in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, and Stamford. 
For references to nursing homes in Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 42-55, 60.
Location: CtGre, CtNc, CtNowa, CtOg, CtS, CtSHi.
Abstract: “Getting information together for selecting a nursing home takes time. This book aims to simplify the process using a step-by-step approach. Conrad Notes directs the reader to internet websites for obtaining public information and lists helpful social services organizations.

In addition, inclusion of individual profiles on homes in Stamford and adjacent towns allows easy access to key information needed to make the final selection. Data from surprise regulatory inspections improves the process.” Gene Conrad, pp. 1-2.     (Copyright 2002 by Gene Conrad. Reproduced with permission.)
  45. Cooke, Samuel. Necessarius. The continuance of an able and godly minister very needful to a people : a sermon preached at the funeral of the Reverend Mr. John Davenport, late Pastor of the church in Stamford : who died on Fryday, Febr. 5, 1730-1, in the 62 year of his age, and 36 of his ministry : and was decently interred on Munday folowing. New York, (New York): Printed by J. P. Zenger; 1731; 62, [2] pp., 16 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “Necessarius. / – / THE Continuance of an able and Godly / Minister very needful to a People. / – / A / SERMON / Preached at the Funeral of the Reve- / rend Mr. JOHN DAVENPORT, / late Pastor of the Church in Stam- / ford ; who died on Fryday, Febr. 5, / 1730-1, in the 62 Year of his Age, / and 36 of his Ministry : And was / decently interred on Munday folow- / ing. / – / By the Rev. SAMUEL COOKE, Pastor of the / Church of Christ in Stratfield. / – / 2 Reg. ii 12. My Father, my Father! the Chariot of / Israel, and the Horsemen thereof. / – / Printed by J. P. Zenger in New-York, 1731.”
Half title page reads: “The Rev. Samuel Cook’s Sermon; &c. / Preach’d at Stamford, February, 8th. 1730-1.”
Location: CtNhHi, CtY, DLC, MWA.       Sabin (No. 16345).       Evans (No. 3409)     Wegelin (p. 23).       For additional references to Samuel Cooke, see: Dexter (Vol. 1, pp. 28-33).
Abstract: “I know not how better to Amplify on this Head, of Improvement; than by Considering, as I can how that Precious Life, the close whereof we are now heartily Bemoaning, was an eminent Exemplification of those things in the Character of Able and Godly Ministers, which were before taken notice of, rendring their Continuance verry needful and their Departure verry Deplorable. I am not prepared, and if I were, there seems not an Absolute necessity, of greatly enlarging here in the Character of the Departed; when I signifie to you, once for all, that my Design in the Explication was, not only to Characterize in general a desireable Gospel Minister; but also to express my sincere Sentiments of the Deceased, whom I set before me for my Direction in drawing every Stroke. And yet because perfect silence in this Place would be almost an unpardonable Piece of Injustice and Ingratitude I shall Attempt something more expresly of his Character in the Relation of a Gospel Minister. 

1. NONE that well knew him, can be Ignorant, how eminently he Answered the Character of a Mediatour in such a Sence as is applicable to a mere Creature; he was excellently acquainted with the sacred Oracles; and so richly furnished with the knowledge of God’s will to impart to his People. He had the Advantage of an Accurate knowledge of those Languages, wherein the Scriptures were given by Divine Inspiration, probably far beyond the Compass of any of his Survivers, within many Scores of Miles every way: And so could drink immediately out of the sacred Fountain. Those Languages being almost as familiar to him as his Mother Tongue. Witness his steady improvement of the Bible in those Languages in Family-Religion. He was endowed with a peculiar Penetration and Acuteness of mind accompanying a tenacious Memory, from which Treasury he was ready on all Occasions, to bring forth things New and Old; for his own Direction and the Instruction of others.         …….
5. HE was a Watchman on the Walls of Gods Jerusalem here; and such an one as was Eagle-eyed to discern the Approaches of Sin and Danger, and faithful to give Warning thereof; whether Men would hear or whether they would forbear. Witness the zealous Testimony, which he hath most publickly born once and again and many Times, against that Crime in particular, which awfully threatens us with a Deluge of Woe: I mean Intemperance in Drink, and what is the Fore-runner and Concomitant of it, Tavern Haunting. You of this Place I conclude, can’t so soon forget how Solemnly and Affectionately he warned you against the same verry lately, when he was just ready to take his final leave of this Desk. I pray God, that such a Pathetick Warning from the mouth of a dying Friend, Father, Pastour, Watchman, may make a lasting Impression on your Hearts, and may be happily Influential on your futrure Conduct;   …….. 

6. The Person, whose Exit now calls for our deep Lamentation and Mourning, was both our Crown and our Bulwark, our Glory and our Defence. Our Crown is fallen from our Heads, and our Defence is departed. We have our Chariot and our Horsemen taken away. Wo unto us that we have sinned. It was many Years since lookt upon by the serious and judicious as a special Favour of divine Providence, that a Person of such Distinction as we have now lost, was seated so near to the Western Limits of New-England, as a Bulwark against any Irruptions of corrupt Doctrines and Manners. Wo to us, our Hedge and Wall in that Respect is broken down.         …….

BUT the greatest Weight of this Calamity lies on poor Stamford; which is sorely broken as in the Place of Dragons and covered with the Shadows of Death. ……. 
II. To the People of this Church and Town, I shall take this Occassion, to Offer some articles of Advice briefly.
1 WITH the most serious and Solemn Reflection on your own selves, Enquire; what Improvement you have made and how you have profited under his Ministry, who is now removed. The Preacher bids us, in the Day of Adversity to consider, And we find, that such Improvement the People of God, in former Ages, have made, of sorrowful Providences, ….. .”             Samuel Cooke, pp. 41-43, 47-49, 53-54.
  46. Cooley, Laurel B. The Bartlett way : 100 years of scientific tree care. Stamford, Connecticut: F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company; 2007; xii, 123 pp., illus. color & b/w., ports., table of contents, credits, d.w., 27 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “The Bartlett Way / 100 Years of Scientific Tree Care / ≡ [cut of three elm trees from the Bartlett logo] / By Laurel B. Cooley /       / Published by / The F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company”
”Printed and bound in China. / Produced by C & C Offset Printing Co., Ltd. / Foreword provided by Robert A. Bartlett, Jr. / Text provided by Laurel B. Cooley / Design provided by Francis M. Cooley / Editing and production provided by Cooley Communications / Published by The F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company” p. iv.
Location: Ct, CtS, CtSHi, PSt.
Abstract: “Introduction: Enduring Roots

This year, 2007, marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of The F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company. What began as a simple undertaking in White Plains, New York, has become the world’s great scientific tree care organization.

F. A. Bartlett, his associates and generations of their successors established and sustained an organization with an enduring set of values that transcend time. Over the Bartlett Company’s first century, events such as the 1929 Market Crash, Great Depression, two world wars and cyclical economies have not changed the Company’s guiding principles.

On more than one occasion F. A. Bartlett asked employees to never lose sight of what can make a company great: integrity, a constant improvement of craftsmanship, skills, techniques, greater knowledge through research and attention to safety. In a larger sense, these same values are central reasons for this Company’s remarkable history and success.

As Bartlett Tree Experts continues to evolve as an arboricultural organization, scientific tree and shrub care remains the heart and soul of the Bartlett Company. Unchanging ethics, safety-mindedness, industry focus, employee development and knowledge-sharing reinforce its foundation and define its future. All continue to serve as guideposts in preserving the Bartlett Company’s dedication to excellence.

Of Bartlett Tree Experts and F. A. Bartlett it has been said that ‘every successful institution is the lengthened shadow’ of one person. In truth, the Bartlett Company is a remarkable blend of commitment, dedication and effort by thousands of devoted individuals – employees, Managers, Board and Bartlett family members. While it would take countless pages to mention all by name and contribution, their years of service, dedication and achievements are clear. In telling the story of the Bartlett Company’s first century within these pages, this book honors each of them with considerable pride and appreciation.”     Laurel B. Cooley, p. xi.       (Copyright 2007 by the F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company. Reproduced with permission.)
  47. Coolidge, Arlan R. “Francis Henry Brown 1818-1891: American teacher and composer.” Journal of Research in Music Education. 1961 Spring; Vol. 9 (No. 1) pp. 10-36; ISSN: 0022-4294.
Notes: Published by Music Educators National Conference, a Department of the National Education Association of The United States, Washington, D. C.
Location: CtDabN, CtNbC, CtNhH, CtU, DLC, MB, MH, NcD, NN, OkU.
Author of this article was a professor of music, who chaired the music department at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
For a list of “Compositions of Francis H. Brown,” see: pp. 25-36. Includes location references.
Article on the career of Francis Henry Brown as a composer and music teacher. He operated a music academy in Stamford, Connecticut, which was formally dedicated on two evenings in April 1880 with a children’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s H. M. S. Pinafore and Trial by Jury.
  48. Coombs, Elizabeth Lockwood. Bulletin – Early Sites Research Society. 1991; Vol. 18 (No. 1), pp. 19-20; ISSN: 0192-6993.
Notes: Published by Early Sites Research Society, Danielson, Connecticut.
Location: CaBVaS, CtWillE, MH.             
The author refers to ruins of twelve stone huts on Long Ridge Road that were dismantled in approximately 1880 by William Maltbie Smith, who used the stones for a fence adjacent to the property of a cousin Mary Welch Lockwood.
  49. Cornwall, L. Peter. Names first–rails later : New England’s 700-plus railroads and what happened to them. Smith, Carol A.; Stamford, Connecticut: Arden Valley Group, P. O. Box 16757 Cedar Corner Station, Stamford, Connecticut; 1989;[iv], 132 pp, illus., maps, bibliography, paper covers, 28 cm. ISBN: 0962168904.
Notes: Title page reads: “NAMES FIRST – / RAILS LATER / [set against background of a map of New England] / New England’s / 700-plus Railroads / and What Happened / to Them / by L. Peter Cornwall and Carol A. Smith”       Printed by Goodway Printing and Graphics, Stamford, Connecticut.       There is also a second edition published in 2001.     Locations cited are only for the first edition.
For references to railroads related to Stamford, Connecticut, see: Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation), p. 2 / Metro North Commuter Railroad, p. 68 / New Canaan Railroad, p. 78 / New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, pp. 86-87 / Ridgefield & New York Railroad, p. 106 / Stamford & Danbury Railroad, p. 116 / Stamford & New Canaan Railroad, p. 116.
Location: Ct, CtB, CtBhl, CtChh, CtDab, CtDer, CtGre, CtMil, CtNc, CtS, CtWal, CtWilt, CtY, DLC, MBU, Me, MeB, MH, MWA, NhU, VtU.
  50. Cove Engine Company, No. 1. By-Laws, of the Cove Engine Company, No. 1. : organized, April 21st, 1856. New York, (New York): Printed by Nathan Lane & Co.; 1856; 12 pp., paper covers, 12 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “BY – LAWS, / OF THE / Cove Engine Company, / NO. 1. / ORGANIZED, APRIL 21st, 1856. / [cut of a fire engine] / NEW YORK: / Nathan Lane & Co., Stationers and Printers. 69 Wall & 91 Beaver St. / – / 1856.”
Location: CtSHi.                                                                                                  
”Cove Engine Company No. 1 was organized April 21, 1856, and chartered in May 1856. Their distinctive ‘rig’ consisted of black pants, red shirt with a star on each side of the collar, a white belt with ‘Cove 1′ thereon, black silk glazed cap with gilt binding and letters `COVE 1’ on the front. That they were active is shown by a handbill [p. 66, Stamford – An Illustrated History. by Feinstein & Pendery] promoting a parade on August 19th, 1858 in which the Cove Fire Engine Company was featured, as were the No. 1 & No. 2 companies. The Advocate reported Aug. 24, 1858 that 30 Cove men marched in this parade.” Robert D. Towne, STAMFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT – Records of Historic Origins and Events. (1993).   For the resolution passed by the Connecticut General Assembly “Incorporating Cove Fire Engine Company No. 1 of Stamford”, see: Resolves And Private Laws Of The State Of Connecticut, From The Year 1836 To The Year 1857. (1857), Vol. 3, p. 513.
Abstract: “General Assembly, May Session, 1856. RESOLVED by this Assembly: That John W. Leeds, Jr., Andrew Sniffin, George W. Smith, Lewis Parkington, Dwight Waugh, Thomas Gibbins, John Beecher, Charles H. Palmer, Charles E. Scofield, Samuel S. Slater, and such other persons, residing in Cove Village, in the town of Stamford, as they shall associate with them by voluntary enlistment, not exceeding forty men in the whole, and they and their successors are hereby incorporated as a Fire Engine and Hose Company, to be located in said Cove Village, by the name of `Cove Fire Engine Company, No. 1,’ and by that name shall have power to sue and be sued, to own and convey real and personal estate, not exceeding in value in the whole at any one time the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars; to have a common seal, to appoint such officers as they may deem expedient, to make By-Laws proper for the regulation of its concerns, not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of this State, and enforce the same by penalties not exceeding five dollars for any one offence; to impose taxes on themselves, and to fill up all vacancies in their number, by voluntary enlistment. And said Company and its members, shall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities, which are by law granted to Fire Engine and Hose Companies in this State. No neglect to appoint officers shall work a dissolution of the corporation, and all officers shall hold their places until others are appointed in their stead. This Act may be altered or repealed at the pleasure of this General Assembly.” Cove Engine Company, No. 1, p. 2.
  51. Covino, Jennifer K. “Brave new school: King & Low-Heywood Thomas School strives to build on its past.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Sep; Vol. 3 (No. 1 [i.e.5]) pp. 48-58; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “A private school with a regal-sounding name and a tuition that bests a year at the University of Connecticut, King & Low-Heywood Thomas School is surprisingly – and decidedly – non-elitist. There are no wrought iron gates or imposing, ivy-covered buildings on its 40-acre Newfield Avenue campus, just low-lying structures with snug classrooms and hallways decorated with student art. The class list doesn’t read like a roster of pedigreed family names backed by big fortune. Half of the students come from Stamford, most from upper-middle-class families new to independent schools, and 15 percent to 20 percent are racial or ethnic minorities. 
…………………………………………………………………………..Created by a consolidation of three private schools, KLHT is a nondenominational, coeducational institution serving 650 children from preschool through 12TH grade. Among independent schools, its mission is ambitiously broad to offer as much as possible to as many kinds of learners as possible, turning out well-rounded graduates who can converse as easily about Newton’s laws of gravity as they can about Romeo and Juliet or the number of yards in a football field.
Winning favorable reviews from parents is one thing; now, as they look for outside resources, school officials must promote KLHT’s merits beyond the school community. [Barbara Hartley] Smith thinks their case is strong. ‘It bodes well for the city to have an independent school that is inclusive,’ she says. ‘We’ve marketed ourselves better and people know about us. I think we have been one of the best kept secrets in Fairfield County for a long time. And now, we’re just beginning to make the front page in a good way.’

As the combined KLHT heads toward the future, leaving behind its infancy to assume the determined strides of adolescence, the school is sure to experience growing pains. But KLHT has studied itself intently, says Smith, and after years of transition, knows clearly what it wants. She and her fellow KLHT community members recognize that the school’s future will not be guaranteed by Olympic-sized swimming pools or Fortune 500 sponsorships, but by its unique cross section of children, families, and teachers.”   Jennifer K. Covino, pp. 49-50, 58.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  52. — “Fairy’s tale: The Nutcracker pairs local children with some of the world’s top dancers.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Dec; Vol. 3 (No. 8) pp. 36-40, 42, 44-47; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “They take the train at Christmastime to see a ballet at Lincoln Center that their mothers and fathers remember from childhood. Just 3 and 4 years old, their cheeks flushed with excitement, their Sunday shoes hanging over the scratchy theater seats, they watch the Sugar Plum Fairy skim across the stage on her tiptoes and the brave Nutcracker Prince brandish his sword at the Mouse King. And they whisper, “One day, that will be me.”

This is how it begins for the dozens of local children who go on to play soldiers and angels and candy canes in Stamford’s highly regarded production of The Nutcracker, a fantasy tale about a little girl, a wooden doll that turns into a prince, and a journey through a dazzling candy dreamland. Like little Marie in the E. T. A. Hoffmann story, these children grow up in The Nutcracker, aspiring each year to dance a more difficult role. One day, they want to be as good as the adults from the New York City Ballet who dance beside them. “Every dancer learns that what he or she is constantly striving for is his own excellence, to be better than himself,” says Stephanie Marini, founder and artistic director of the Ballet School of Stamford, the Bedford Street studio that grooms young dancers for the production. 

As much a part of Christmas as Santa Claus and mistletoe, The Nutcracker is performed each December by hundreds of ballet schools across the country, many of which depend on the ticket sales to cover the bulk of their annual operating expenses. But the production at the Palace Theatre in downtown Stamford, now entering its 16th season is a cut above the rest.

Stamford Center for the Arts, a nonprofit organization that runs the historic theater, is one of only half-a-dozen groups in the United States with permission to use the choreography created by George Balanchine, a Russian dancer who partnered with Lincoln Kirstein to found the esteemed School of American Ballet in 1934. The school, based at Lincoln Center, is the official training ground for the New York City Ballet.”   Jennifer K. Covino, pp. 37-38.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  53. — “Magnificent murals.” Living In Stamford. 2001 May; Vol. 3 (No. 1 [i.e.3]) pp. 30-36, 38-39.; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “Murals – large works of art covering ceilings and walls – have long enlivened, enlarged and added architectural interest to rooms, from the Romans and Pompeii to Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel to the present day. Murals surprise, delight and entertain. They transport gazers to sandy Nantucket shores and Italian cobblestone streets. They transform simple entranceways into grand foyers and leave valuable portraits of local history.”   Jennifer K. Covino, pp. 31-32.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  54. — “Sacred spaces: Steeped in history or newly built, houses of worship inspire the faithful.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Apr; Vol. 3 (No. 2) pp. 52-63; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “They tell the story of this New England town, these magnificent buildings meant for worship and inspired by God, some with stonework and stained glass windows, others with whitewashed walls and wooden benches. Over time, they have become part of our urban fabric, sharing city streets with high-rise office buildings, fire departments and fast food restaurants. Some, like the massive St. John’s Roman Catholic on Atlantic Street or St. Mary’s on Elm, are hard to miss. Others like the Byzantine-style Church of the Archangels on Bedford Street, are tucked-in, hidden sanctuaries. And still others, like Congregation Agudath Sholom on Strawberry Hill Avenue, shake up the suburban landscape.
Church architecture reflects a congregation’s style of worship, its aspirations and its ethnic identity, according to Deborah Goldberg, director of congregational and interfaith programs for the Council of Churches and Synagogues. ‘Traditions from a particular geographic area might also give special flavor to a place,’ says Goldberg, who for the past two years has organized ‘My House, Your House,’ a tour of local sanctuaries designed to foster interfaith understanding.”   Jennifer K. Covino, pp. 52, 54.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  55. — “Through the years: What makes a marriage last a lifetime? Advice from Stamford couples and marriage experts.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Jun-Jul; Vol. 3 (No. 1 [i.e.4]) pp. 78-83; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Includes interviews, with photos, of Joseph & Margaret Cottone, Brian & Terry Murphy, and Simeon & Sharon Wohlberg of Stamford, Connecticut.   
Abstract: “Not all marriages are equally lucky. Roughly half end in divorce. Some seemed doomed as soon as the last bit of butter cream frosting is wiped off the cake cutter. Others last longer, but over time, the flame starts to fade, the dishes pile up in the sink, the kids go off to college and one day husband and wife pass each other silently in the hall. The marriage is over, and so is the friendship.

But there are ways to keep a relationship strong, healthy and fun. It takes commitment, compassion, compromise and communication, and the best time to start, say the experts, is before the knot is tied.”     Jennifer K. Covino, p. 78.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  56. Cowles Magazines, Inc. “Bright American girl: Her problems, her pleasures, her future.” Look. 1960 Jul 5; Vol. 24 (No. 14) pp, 28-32, 35; ISSN: 0024-6336.
Notes: Published by Cowles Magazines, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa.
Location: CtDabN, CtEhar, CtFa, CtMer, CtNbC, CtNh, CtWhar, CtWillE, CU-Riv, DLC, MB, MH, NN, TxU.
Article regarding the intellect and motivation of Ellen Stiskin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Stiskin of Stamford, Connecticut.
  57. CowParade Holdings Corporation. CowParade Stamford. New York, New York: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.; 2000; xi, 86 pp., color illus., index of sponsors, index of artists, 21 x 24 cm. ISBN: 0-7611-2293-1.
Notes: Title page reads: “COWPARADE / STAMFORD / [color illustration of three cow sculptures] / – / WORKMAN PUBLISHING . NEW YORK” 
Catalog of “CowParade 2000 Stamford,” a sculpture exhibition displayed in Stamford, Connecticut. Text written by Thomas Craughwell and Jennifer Griffin. Street photography by Anthony Lowe. Cow silhouettes by John DeSalvo with CowParade corporation. Cover background photograph by Chris Sorensen/The Stock Market. Cover cow photograph by Anthony Lowe.       Location: CtOg, CtNc, CtS, CtSoP, CtWillE, DLC, Infw, MB.
  58. Crary, Catherine S. The price of loyalty : Tory writings from the Revolutionary era / Narrative and editing by Catherine S. Crary. Drawings by Cecile R. Johnson. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company; (1973); [xxviii], 481 pp., facsims., bibliography, index, d.w., 23 cm. (Bicentennial of the American Revolution). ISBN: 007013460X.
Notes: Title page extends onto two pages and reads: “The / Price of / Loyalty /     / TORY WRITINGS / FROM THE / REVOLUTIONARY / ERA /       / McGraw-Hill Book Company / Narrative and Editing by / CATHERINE S. CRARY /     / Drawings by Cecile R. Johnson /     / NEW YORK     ST. LOUIS     SAN FRANCISCO / DÜSSELDORF     LONDON     SYDNEY     TORONTO     SINGAPORE”
For references to Walter Bates, Ebenezer Dibble and Sarah Frost of Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 81-82, 107-108, 395-397. 
Location: Ct, CtAns, CtBris, CtDar, CtFaU, CtGre, CtGro, CtH, CtHamd, CtHT, CtManc, CtMW, CtNb, CtNbC, CtS, CtSoP, CtU, CtWB, CtWhar, CtWillE, CtWilt, CtWtp, CtY, DeU, DeWl, DLC, M, MA, MAH, MB, MBAt, MBridT, MBU, MCE, MChB, MCM, MdAN, MdBG, MeB, MH, MHi, MNS, MSat, MU, MWelC, MWH, N, NBronSL, NCH, NFQC, NhD, NHemH, NHi, NhKeK, NIC, NjP, NjR, NKipM, NN, NNC, NNJJ, NNL, NNStJ, NNU, NOneoC, NSchU, NSsS, NSyU, NWM, P, PBL, PCarlMH, PEL, PLF, PMilS, PPT, PSC, PU, RPB, RPRC, RU, VtU.       Collier (p. 80).
Includes a letter [on pp. 107-108] written May 3, 1785 by the Reverend Ebenezer Dibblee, Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Stamford, to Rev. Samuel Peters in London.   In it Dibblee reviews some of the tragedies that happened to his family and himself during the American Revolution. Also, published in: Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church. June 1932, Vol. 2, (No. 2), pp. 65-66. ISSN: 0018-2456 / Kenneth Walter Cameron The Church of England in pre-Revolutionary Connecticut: new documents and letters concerning the loyalist clergy and the plight of their surviving church. Hartford [1976], leaves 224-226].
  59. Cressy, Warren F. The First Methodist Church of Stamford, Connecticut : A history ; upon the anniversary of its founding, the one hundred and fiftieth and its church building the eightieth, 1938. (Stamford, Connecticut): First Methodist Episcopal Church; (1938); 8 pp., illus., ports., paper covers, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “The FIRST / METHODIST CHURCH / of Stamford, Connecticut / [photograph of the church, which is captioned : FIRST METHODIST CHURCH, STAMFORD, CONN. / Erected 1858] /       / A HISTORY – Upon the Anniversary / of its Founding, the One Hundred / and Fiftieth and its Church Building / the Eightieth – 1938.” Title is on the cover.   Includes a complete list of pastors from 1788 to 1930 and a historical sketch written by Warren F. Cressy.   
Location: Ct, CtSHi.             Parks (No. 8610).
Abstract: “The only authentic account of the early days of the church is contained in a historical sketch written by Rev. Daniel DeVine, pastor of the church from 1828 to 1830. His account is in part as follows:

’Sister Elsie Scofield, who is now (1830) living, had been awakened by his’ (Rev. Jesse Lee’s) ‘ministry in this village, at the house of Mr. Gurnsey, some years previous to 1791, the time at which she joined the infant society in this palace. Mrs. Martha Reed, who had been awakened by the ministry of Rev. Freeborn Garretson, in Shelbourne, Nova Scotia, settled in this village in 1790. Immediately on her arrival she attached herself to the class, which consisted of about twelve, over which one Enos Weed was placed as leader. Stated meetings were held at the house of a Mr. Lockwood, now owned by Mrs. Smith, near the present Methodist Episcopal Church; and the preachers were entertained by General Waterbury, near the harbor, whose wife and sister were members.’

’Mr. Isaac Reed, who during the Revolutionary War, had become a Christian, joined the church at the same time, with his wife, and invited the congregation and ministers to hold their public meetings in his house. In this place the ark of Methodism rested for nineteen years; and this excellent family subjected themselves, during all this time, to the inconvenience of accommodating, almost weekly, meetings, supporting the preachers and their horses, and also furnishing more than their quota of traveling expenses.’

’After frequent petitions, the town, which was at that time under the influence of the Congregational order, granted to the ‘fanatics’ a place – a mud hole – on the commons, on which to build a church.’

As the Rev. Mr. DeVinne had the opportunity to talk with those who had formed the infant church, it may be presumed that his account is accurate.”   Warren F. Cressy, pp. 3-4.   (Copyright 1938 by the First United Church of Stamford, Connecticut. Reproduced with permission.)
  60. Crowell, Benedict. America’s munitions 1917-1918 : report of Benedict Crowell, the Assistant Secretary of War, Director of Munitions. Washington, D. C.: United States Government Printing Office; 1919; 592 pp., illus., tables, plates, 24 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “America’s Munitions / 1917 – 1918 / [printers’ ornament] /     / REPORT / OF / BENEDICT CROWELL / THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF WAR / DIRECTOR OF MUNITIONS /     / [cut of the United States War Office’s seal] /     / WASHINGTON / GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE / 1919” 
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 305-306, 398-401.   
Location: Ct, CtB, CtH, CtNh, CtSHi, CtY, DLC, DN, DNLM, MH.
Abstract: “Meanwhile the Government had at last been able to persuade a number of private chemical firms to manufacture toxic gases. The Government agreed to finance all new construction, but the operation was to be in the hands of the contracting companies. At each plant the Government stationed one of its representatives with necessary assistants. In the spring of 1918, these scattered factories by official order were made part of the Edgewood Arsenal, each plant being designated by the name of the city or town where it was located. Thereafter in Army usage the term “Edgewood Arsenal” embraced not only the group of factories on the Edgewood reservation, but also included the following projects: ……. In addition to these, the Edgewood Arsenal built at points advantageous to supplies of raw materials four other plants, and operated them as well. These were as follows:
Stamford, Conn., plant. Project – the manufacture of chloropicrin. …………. .” p. 398.

”With the exception of chlorine, chloropicrin was the first war gas to be manufactured on a large scale in this country. When pure, chloropicrin is a colorless liquid which boils at a temperature approximately of 112 C. The compound has been known since 1848. While not so poisonous as some of the other products used in gas warfare, it is nevertheless, an active poison, and has the additional advantage of being a fair lachrymator, or tear producer.”   p. 400.

”In developing this process the Government was assisted by the Dow Chemical Co., the Semet-Solvay Co., and the American Synthetic Color Co., of Stamford, Conn., the principal work being done by representatives of the Bureau of Mines at the Stamford plant. America’s whole supply of chloropicrin during the war came from the American Synthetic Color Co. and the Edgewood Arsenal. The Stamford plant was the first to reach large-scale production.
The contract with the American Synthetic Color Co. was dated December 13, 1917; and the company shipped over 111,853 pounds of the gas to Edgewood on March 11. This, when mixed with the necessary stannic chloride, supplies of which were already on the ground, was sufficient to fill approximately 100,000 75-millimeter shell. In the spring of 1918, due to certain internal troubles at the Stamford plant, it was agreed that the United States should lease this factory and operate it as a Government plant. Under Government operation the total production of chloropicrin at the Stamford plant amounted to 3,226,000 pounds, of which 2,703,300 pounds were shipped overseas in 600-pound drums.
The chloropicrin plant at Edgewood went into entire operation on June 14, 1918. Up to the signing of the armistice this plant had produced 2,320,000 pounds of chloropicrin.” : pp. 400-401.
  61. Crowell, Seth. The journal of Seth Crowell; containing an account of his travels as a Methodist preacher, for twelve years. New York, (New York): Printed by J. C. Totten; 1813; 108 pp., 18 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE / JOURNAL / OF / SETH CROWELL; / CONTAINING AN / ACCOUNT OF HIS TRAVELS / AS A / METHODIST PREACHER, / FOR TWELVE YEARS. /   –   / WRITTEN BY HIMSELF. /   –   / [quotation from scripture] /   =   / New-York : / PRINTED BY J. C. TOTTEN, 155 CHATHAM- / STREET / [printers’ ornament] / 1813.”
Location: MBU, MH, NCaS, NjMD, UkCU.           Sabin (No. 17701).       Shaw & Shoemaker (No. 28251).       For additional references to the origins of the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Stamford, Connecticut and the role in it’s formation played by Mrs. Martha Reed and Mr. Isaac Reed, see E. B. Huntington History of Stamford, Connecticut, from its settlement in 1641, to the present time, including Darien, which was one of its parishes until 1820, (1868). pp. 328-329.
Abstract: “[May 1807] The first day I rode to Norwalk, and through the intercession of brother D- I preached in Canaan in the evening. It was a very good and refreshing season: many of the people appeared to be deeply awakened. The next day I went on the green near the Presbyterian meeting-house in Norwalk, and sung two hymns before I could collect any people. At length a small company came together, to whom I preached. there was a great seririousness [sic] and attention discovered by all present. The same day I preached in Middlesex to a few people, the most of whom were greatly affected, and some wept aloud.   
Sunday 18 [May 1807] After meeting [in Norwalk] I rode to Stamford, eight miles and preached in the evening at brother Reed’s, to a serious congregation, but rather hard. The Lord was precious to my soul.”     Seth Crowell, pp. 47-48.
  62. Cummings, Homer S. (Homer Stillé). Address by Homer S. Cummings, delivered under the auspices of Stamford Lodge, No. 899, B.P.O. Elks Memorial Day services, December 1, 1907. Stamford, Connecticut: Cunningham Press; 1908; 9, [1] pp., paper covers, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “ADDRESS / BY / HOMER S. CUMMINGS / DELIVERED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF / STAMFORD LODGE, No. 899, B. P. O. ELKS / MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES / DECEMBER 1, 1907 /       / – / Stamford / The Cunningham Press / MDCCCCVIII [1908]”   
Location: CtSHi, ViU.       Wegelin (p. 23)
Abstract: “All fraternal organizations worthy of the name are primarily based upon the doctrine of equality and brotherly love, and it is natural, therefore, that they should thrive in American atmosphere. Owing their origin, therefore, largely to the American spirit, they, in their turn, foster and perpetuate that spirit.

Fraternal organizations, therefore, constitute one of the great conserving forces of America. And who can estimate the extent and the beneficence of this influence? To take men from the shops and the stores, from the farms and the professions, from all the activities of a work-a-day and often too selfish a world, and to give them a chance to meet in perfect equality within the halls of the Lodge, there to learn again the great lessons of fraternity and humanity, is to heed the Biblical injunction and to minister to the noblest part of man.
The Memorial Service.

One of the most beautiful ceremonies characteristic of this Order is the annual memorial service. At this hour, in all parts of the United States, all of the lodges of this Order are now uniting in a service similar to that which is being conducted here to-day, in honor of the memory of those who have passed into the Great Beyond.

Our local organization has three of its own dead to mourn, and, as a part of the parent organization, comes, by affiliation, into the sorrows of those who lament the death of brother Elks in other Lodges. Sorrow for the dead is often mingled with regret for acts of kindness left undone and words of helpfulness left unsaid. Should not such an occasion as this teach us to be more thoughtful of the living than ever before? Why should our kindness and our forbearance deal only with the dead? Have not the living equal claims upon us? If this occasion serves to teach us this lesson, and to revive our sometimes wandering faith in humanity, it will have supplied a memorial to the dead worthy of their memory and more suitable than tablets of marble or bronze. And of the dead, what shall we say? Has the dark shut out their faces forever from our view? We cannot believe it. Let us rather cherish the faith that our friends who have gone before are still near us, and that the fraternal bond still unites the living and the dead.”   Homer S. Cummings, pp. 4, 6.
  63. Cummings & Lockwood. Fiftieth anniversary of Cummings & Lockwood. (Stamford, Connecticut); (1959); (24) pp., illus., ports., 26 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “Fiftieth / Anniversary / of / CUMMINGS & LOCKWOOD / SEPTEMBER FIRST, 1959 /       / [printers’ ornament] /      / Printed for Distribution at / the Dinner Tendered by the Partners / Woodway Country Club / Darien, Conn.”
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “On September 1, 1909 Homer Cummings and Charles D. Lockwood commenced the practice of law together on the fifth floor of the Stamford National Bank Building at 303 Main Street. On December 1, 1928 an additional office was opened in the Home Bank & Trust Company Building in Darien. On July 1, 1930 the firm moved to its present location in the new Bank Building at 1 Atlantic Street.

Cummings & Lockwood was founded in the same year in which the Lincoln head cent was first minted. During the succeeding half century not only the Lincoln head cent but the law firm has experienced inflationary processes. Today the personnel of the firm includes 25 lawyers, 3 title searchers, and an office staff of 40.” p. (16).   (Copyright 1959 by Cummings & Lockwood LLC. Reproduced with permission.)
  64. Curtis Publishing Company. “Where literary women live; Illustrations from photographs taken especially for the Journal.” Ladies’ Home Journal. 1903 Nov; Vol. 20 (No. 12) p. 15.; ISSN: 0023-7124.
Notes: Published by The Curtis Publishing Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Fourteen views of literary women’s homes, including Josephine Daskam Bacon’s. Photo credit: T. Havee. 1903 Stamford City Directory lists her residence at 75 Broad Street.   
Location: CtH, DLC, NcRS, NjR, NN, PPiU, TxU.
Abstract: “JOSEPHINE DASKAM BACON’S HOME. This house stands only a few feet back from one of the chief residence streets in Stamford, Connecticut.” Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 15.
  65. Cutler, William Parker. Life, journals and correspondence of Rev. Manasseh Cutler, LL.D. : by his grandchildren, William Parker Cutler and Julia Perkins Cutler. Cutler, Julia Perkins. Cincinnati, (Ohio): R. Clark & Co.; 1888; 2 vols., illus. (vol. 1, port.) plates, 24 cm. 
Notes: “The Scioto purchase [by E. C. Dawes]” : vol. 1, pp. 494-524.
”The Ordinance of 1787, and its history, by Peter Force”: vol. 2, pp. 407-427.
A reprint was produced in 1987 by Ohio University Press, Athens, Ohio. ISBN: 0821408593.
Location: CLS, CoDU, CoFS, Ct, CtMW, CtNh, CtPut, CtY, DeU, DLC, DSI, I, ICarbS, InMuB, KyU, MA, MB, MdAN, MeB, MH, MiEM, MiU-C, MnM, MoSW, MoU, MU, MWA, NbU, NcU, NcWsW, NhD, NjMD, NjR, NN, NRU, NSchU, NWM, OClW, OCU, ODa, OGraD, OKentU, OMC, OO, OrU, OT, OU, OOxM, P, PBL, PEL, PMA, RPB, Vi, ViU, WaU, WU.       Collier (p. 302).
For additional information on Manasseh Cutler, see: Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. 3, pp. 12-14.       The original manuscript of Manasseh Cutler’s “Journey to New York, June 24 to July 12, 1787” is in the McCormic Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
Abstract: July 1787 “… My next stage at Young’s, in Middlesex [Darien], six miles. Very hot and the roads excessively bad. This house is very neat, but I believe not much used as a tavern. The landlord is fat and lazy, but extremely knowing, at least in his own opinion; a thorough-paced politician – every thing is wrongly managed, but he could easily set all to rights, was government committed to him. Our country! how much do you suffer by not calling into your councils such wiseacres, who could snatch you with a jerk from the jaws of ruin! He is a genuine Connecticut tavern-keeper – before your horse’s bits are out of his mouth, the usual questions are asked: What’s your name? Where did your come from? Where are you going? And, what’s your business? Answer these questions, and his curiosity is completely satisfied; nor does he wish to know a syllable more about you, only that you will take care to pay your bill – mine was 9d. At this house I was pleased with a number of perfectly white silken balls, as they appeared to be, suspended by small threads along the frame of the looking-glass. They were made by taking off the calyx of the flowers of the Thistle in an early stage of their blooming.

The next town is Stamford, a pretty village. Some of the houses make a very good appearance. It is situated on low and rather broken ground. The Meeting House is the greatest curiosity I observed in this place. It is a very old building, large, square on the ground. The whole roof forms the base of the steeple in a four-square; in the middle is raised a four-square tower of half the size of the while house. This tower has a large round roof; from its center is raised another large tower, of half the size of the first tower; from this tower is raised a short steeple. This village is three miles from Young’s. The road rocky; the land good; fine orchards.

Arrived at [K]napp’s, in Horse Neck [Greenwich], about 10 o’clock. The extreme heat prevented my riding in the middle of the day. His house is situated on a very high hill, of most difficult access. At a small distance from his house, the road ascends a precipice by different windings, which appears to me to be nearly sixty feet high and almost perpendicular. As you approach it, it appears inaccessible; but nature has formed crevices in certain directions, which seem to have been designed for a road, and by labor it has been made tolerably good. Both [K]napp and his wife have much the air of a gentleman and lady, but keep good attendants, and a house well firnished with every thing necessary for a tavern.”   Manasseh Cutler, Vol. 1, pp. 223-224.

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