Stamford, Connecticut – A Bibliography – R

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  1. R. H. Cunningham Press. Illustrated and descriptive Stamford, Conn., 1907. Stamford, Connecticut: R. H. Cunningham Press; 1907; xxxvi pp., illus., ports., paper covers, 36 cm. 
Notes: Title on cover reads: “Illustrated / and / Descriptive / STAMFORD / CONN / 1907″
Title on caption reads: “STAMFORD / 1907 / ILLUSTRATED / A City / of / Homes / [illus. of North Street bridge] / Industry / and / Enterprise”
Imprint on back cover reads: “Printed at the / R. H. CUNNINGHAM PRESS / Stamford, Conn.”
Location: Ct, CtHi, CtSHi, NHi.       Wegelin (p. 26).
Abstract: “STAMFORD, CONN. – A descriptive and Illustrated History of the City, Past and Present.

Long noted as one of the most beautiful towns in New England, Stamford has in recent years attracted attention because of its remarkable growth and development. It is significant that, while its industries have been increasing, its attractions as a residential locality have grown steadily, and with the completion of the electrical equipment of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, it is certain to receive further substantial additions to its population from the thousands who desire to make their homes within easy reach of the metropolis. This year, 1907, finds Stamford enjoying a prosperity equaled by few towns in the country, and it seems an appropriate time to call attention to a few facts concerning its progress, which are further illustrated in the sketches of business establishments prepared for this work.” R. H. Cunningham Press, p. [i].
  2. R. R. Bowker Company. “Ferguson Library entrance ramp commended by architecture group.” Library Journal. 1963 Dec 15; Vol. 88 (December – Part 2) p. 4603; ISSN: 0000-0027.
Notes: Published by R. R. Bowker Company, New York, New York                   
Location: Ct, CtB, CtBris, CtDar, CtEhar, CtGre, CtGu, CtH, CtHT, CtManc, CtMer, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNh, CtNl, CtNlC, CtNowa, CtS, CtSoP, CtU, CtWB, CtY, MH.   White (p. 3).
Account of the Ferguson Library receiving an award for providing a ramp for the handicapped. It was presented to the library by the Southern Fairfield County Committee on Architecture for Everyone. At the ramp’s dedication was Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella.
  3. Ransom, David F. “Connecticut’s monumental epoch: A survey of Civil War memorials.” Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin. 1994; Vol. 59 (No. 1-4) pp. 200-203; ISSN: 0885-4831.
Notes: Published by The Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Connecticut.
Location: CaMWUC, CoFS, CoU, Ct, CtB, CtDabN, CtGu, CtH, CtHT, CtManc, CtMer, CtMW, CtMy, CtNbC, CtNcHi, CtNlC, CtS, CtSoP, CtU, CtWillE, CtWrf, DeU, DLC, InU, MH, MiU, N, NjR, OC, P, ViBibV. 
”The Monuments from Madison to Woodbury” 
”Volume 58 of The Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin contains the monuments from Ansonia to Litchfield.” 
Information on the monument, located in St. John’s Park, Stamford, Connecticut, includes: name and location; date of dedication; type of monument; name of architect; sculptor; foundry for bronze plaques; contractor; height; historical significance; artistic significance; description; lettering; sources.
  4. Rathbun, Jonathan. Narrative of Jonathan Rathbun : with accurate accounts of the capture of Groton Fort; the massacre that followed, and the sacking and burning of New London, September 6, 1781, by the British forces under the command of the traitor Benedict Arnold.   By Rufus Avery and Stephen Hempstead, eye witnesses of the same. : Together with an interesting appendix. [Connecticut?]: n.p.; (1840?); (2), 5, (2), 10-80 pp., preface, appendix, 19 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “NARRATIVE / OF / JONATHAN RATHBUN, / WITH / ACCURATE ACCOUNTS / OF THE / CAPTURE OF GROTON FORT, / THE / MASSACRE THAT FOLLOWED, / AND THE / SACKING AND BURNING OF NEW LONDON, / September 6, 1781, by the British Forces, under / the command of the / TRAITOR BENEDICT ARNOLD. / – / BY RUFUS AVERY / AND / STEPHEN HEMPSTEAD, / Eye witnesses of the same. / – / TOGETHER WITH AN / INTERESTING APPENDIX”                    Note: Connecticut district copyright 1840 by Jonathan Rathbun.     There are also editions published by / Tyler and Porter, Hartford, Connecticut; 1842. /   W. Abbatt, New York, New York, 1911, [published as Extra no. 15 of the Magazine of history with notes and queries, pp. 547-601]   /   The New York Times & Arno Press, 1971, ISBN – 0405012179.               
Location: Ct, CtGro, CtHi, CtNhHi, CtSi, CtSoP, CtU, CtWal, CtWhar, CtWrf, CtY, DeU, DLC, MB, MBAt, MH, MiU-C, MWA, N, NN, OCHP, OClWHi, RWe, TxU, ViU..       Sabin (No. 67953)     Griffin 1911 (p 595)     Gephart (No. 6381)     Collier (p. 76).     Parks (No. 4027, 4028).       White & Lesser (No. 740)     Rinderknecht & Brutjen (No. 40-5661)         For additional references to Jonathan Rathbun, see: Connecticut Adjutant-General’s Office, Record of service of Connecticut men in the I. – War of the Revolution.   II. – War of 1812.   III. – Mexican War. Hartford, (Connecticut), 1889. In the section titled “Census of pensioners for Revolutionary or military services, as returned under the Act for taking the Sixth Census, in 1840”, p. 661. /     National Genealogical Society, Index of Revolutionary War Pension Applications in the National Archives : Bicentennial Edition (Revised & Enlarged). Washington, D. C., 1976, p. 460. “RATHBUN, Jonathan, Ct., Hannah, W11103; BLWt. 8003-160-55.” /   John C. Cooley, Rathbone Genealogy: a complete history of the Rathbone Family, dating from 1574 to Date. Syracuse, New York, 1898, pp, 90-91.   /   “Rathbun, Rathbone, Rathburn Family Historian” (newsletter), Frank Rathbone, editor; Vol. 3 (No. 4) October 1983, pp. 53, 62.   
Abstract: “The next year, 1782, I was led by the spirit which the scenes I had witnessed in New London had fanned into a flame, to leave my father’s house and the peaceful pursuits of agriculture, and to enlist as a private in the Connecticut State troops. Never shall I forget the impressive circumstances under which I took the soldier’s oath. With five others of my townsmen, who enlisted with me, I was marched into the meeting house on the first Monday in April, it being freeman’s day, and there in the presence of a large concourse of people, we swore to discharge our duty faithfully. We were ordered to fort Stanwich, in Stamford, Ct., where I remained during all but the last month of my term of service. Here I was subjected to the usual hardships of a military life. Many a time have I been out for several days on scouting parties, sometimes to the distance of twenty-five miles. These were not only attended with fatigue, cold and hunger, but with no little peril of life. On one occasion, a rifle ball passed through my hat and cut away the hair of my head, but a kind Providence protected me.

A party of fourteen men, under Lewis Smith were surprised by a body of mounted troops to the number of sixty, by whom they were ordered to surrender. Lewis Smith perceiving the hopelessness of resistance against such an overwhelming force, inquired of the British officer in command, whether if they should surrender, they would be treated as prisoners of war. The answer was, yes; but no sooner had they lowered their muskets, than the enemy shot them down.

As a specimen of the hardships to which the private soldier in time of war is constantly liable, I may mention the following. One evening the orderly sergeants passed around among the men and with a whisper commanded us to equip ourselves without noise; and then we were marched out of the fort to a woods two miles distant, and ordered to lie down on the frozen ground, where we passed a bitter cold night with only a single blanket and our over coats to protect us. We afterwards learned that this step was taken to avoid the enemy, who it was reported were that night to attack the fort with an overwhelming force. From such exposures and hardships as these my constitution received a shock, from which I have never recovered. The sickness of my father was considered a sufficient reason for giving me a discharge; and after eleven months service I left Stamford for Colchester [Connecticut]. On reaching home I was immediately taken sick, and for six months was unable to do any business. From that time mingled mercies and misfortunes have attended me. The infirmities thus contracted in the service of my country, disabled me from arduous manual labor, and much of my life has therefore been spent in trade and other light employments.”     Jonathan Rathbun, pp. 13-15.
  5. Raymond, W. O. (William Odber). Winslow papers, A. D. 1776-1826. St. John, New Brunswick: Printed under the auspices of the New Brunswick Historical Society by the Sun Printing Company, Ltd. 1901; [5]-732 pp., pl., ports, facims., illus., index, 25 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: ” WINSLOW PAPERS / A. D. 1776-1826 / – / PRINTED UNDER THE AUSPICES / OF THE / NEW BRUNSWICK / HISTORICAL SOCIETY. / EDITED BY / REV. W. O. RAYMOND, M. A. /   [cut of a coat of arms]   / ST. JONN, N. B.: / THE SUN PRINTING COMPANY LTD. / 1901.”
Location: CaBVaU, Ct, CtNhH, CtU, CtY, DLC, ICU, MB, MH, MWA, NN, OCl, OClWHi, OOxM, PU, WaU.
In addition to the St. John, New Brunswick 1901 edition, there was a reprint “With a New Introduction and Preface by George Athan Billias,” Gregg Press, Boston (Massachusetts), 1972, printed on acid-free paper; ISBN 0-8398-1777-1.
For references to the Loyalists of Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 181, 392, 483-485, 711, 713.
Abstract: “Frederick Dibblee was born at Stamford, Connecticut, Dec. 9, 1753, being the youngest son of Rev. Ebenezer Dibblee, D. D., for 51 years rector of that parish. He was educated at Columbia College, New York, where he graduated in 1776, probably with the intention of taking Holy Orders. In November, 1776, Frederick Dibblee, with other Stamford Loyalists, was transported to Lebanon, in the eastern part of Connecticut, but was allowed by Governor Trumbull to return home the following spring. In April 1777, when the King’s troops went to Danbury, his life was threatened for refusing to take an active part with the rebels, and he was obliged to take refuge on Long Island, whither his elder brother, Fyler, had already gone. He engaged in trade in company with a Mr. Jackson at Oyster Bay, Long Island, and acquired some property. While residing on Long Island he married Nancy Beach of Stratford. Two of her brothers, William and Lewis Beach, were grantees of Kingston, N. B. Mr. Dibblee and his partner in trade suffered grievously at the hands of the rebels, by whom he was plundered five times to the aggregate amount of £1,200. They came in whale boats from New Jersey and elsewhere. In November, 1782, they stripped him and his wife of their household goods and best wearing apparel. He joined the Loyalists going to St. John under the leadership of the Rev. John Sayre, but could not settle his business in time to go with his brother Fyler in the spring fleet of 1783. His wife’s delicate condition and his own health detained him at his father’s in Stamford until the following spring, when they came to New Brunswick. Rev. Dr. Dibblee tells a pathetic story of his trials and those of his family in a memorial addressed to Sir Guy Carleton.”   W. O. Raymond, p. 483.
  6. Redfield, John Howard. Recollections of John Howard Redfield. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Morris press; 1900; ix, 360 pp., 1 l, 22 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “Recollections / of / John Howard Redfield /       / [printers’ ornament] / Printed for private circulation / 1900”       Imprint on reverse of title reads: “COPYRIGHT, 1900, BY E. W. REDFIELD. /       / MORRIS PRESS, PHILA.”
Location: CtM, DLC, MH, MiU, MWA.
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 156, 178-196.
For biographical material on John Howard Redfield, see memorial sketch in The New England Historical Genealogical Register, 1904, Vol. 58, Supplement pp. 62-63.
Abstract: Chapter 19: “School Days at Stamford – 1826-1827.

In the spring of 1826 my father announced to us that he had concluded to send us [from Cromwell, Connecticut] to a boarding-school at Stamford, Conn., and that we were to prepare ourselves for the change.
Those who know Stamford at the present day, or even those who only pass through it on their travels on the New York & New Haven Railroad, and see it as a large and thriving town, or rather city, with its numerous fine suburban residences, whose owners are but a little more than an hour from their business in the metropolis, can hardly imagine what a quiet, sequestered village it then was. By stage it was full six hours from New York. In summer the journey to New York was usually made by stage-coach as far as Sawpits (now Port Chester) about eight miles, thence by a slow and poky steamboat, called the John Marshall, which made her passages in about four hours, so that even by this mode six hours of time was consumed, the distance of the town from New York being thirty-six miles. The population of the village at that time could hardly have been more than 1000. It had three or four churches, the largest being the Congregational, a good sized, steepled structure of the usual New England pattern. The Episcopal Church was a small, but neat and steepled edifice near the eastern end of the village. There was also a small Methodist Church, and I think a Baptist. The dwellings and stores were mostly upon one street running east and west, being the highway between New York and Boston. The houses were for the most part neat and in good taste (for architects had not yet come in), and some few of them showed evidence of wealthy ownership.

Mr. Todd’s house [Rev. Ambrose S. Todd, Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church], which was to be our home for a year and a half, was a plain, substantial and roomy dwelling, with a small annex used as a school-room, and surrounded by an acre or so of ground. The church and the parsonage were so located as to give a triangular green in front, very suitable and convenient for a play-ground.
The good parson himself was fond of good living, and therefore kept an excellent table, and if there was any wrong done us it was probable in overfeeding us. I remember one instance where two of us were told that if we could bring in a certain number of eggs we should have all the pumpkin pie we could eat. Stimulated by this proffer, we (being small) crawled under the barn and discovered some hens’ nests which produced the required number and even an excess. The promise was faithfully kept, and I dare not say how much pie those little fellows devoured. And when I remark that our board and tuition, including washing, mending, and everything except books and stationery, was only $130 per annum, it will be evident that little was made out of us.

The school was under the tuition of Joshua B. Ferris, a recent graduate of Yale College, then fitting himself for the practice of law, and afterwards a member successively of each branch of the Connecticut Legislature. Besides the boys of Mr. Todd’s family, about twenty of the village boys attended the school.
Our studies were not so engrossing as to deprive us of reasonable time for play. The little triangular green fronting the church afforded an admirable play-ground for ball, football, hop-Scotch, etc., and we were permitted to roam in freedom upon the road within certain limits, perhaps an eighth of a mile in extent. Saturday was of course a holiday, and when the weather was suitable we often had leave of absence for longer excursions, of which we were not slow to avail ourselves.
The landing at the harbor where we made our first entry was often revisited, but a greater attraction was found a little higher up the river, where was an iron manufactory with a large rolling mill. This we were sometimes permitted to visit in the evening, that we might watch the workmen as they grasped with their immense tongs the heavy blooms from the furnace, and passed them between the great rollers, each successive passage reducing the thickness, till what had been a shapeless lump became a slender rod. To see the half-clad workmen move back and forth from the dazzling light of the glowing furnace into the obscurity which surrounded them, always reminded us of the demons of the pit handling red-hot serpents.
Mr. Todd was fond of fishing, though he did not often indulge in the pastime. But on two occasions he gave some of us a rare treat by taking us on a fishing excursion for black-fish or tautog, then very abundant about the reefs which fringe the shore of the Sound. For bait, soft-shelled clams or fiddler crabs were used.”   John Howard Redfield, pp. 178, 180-183, 188-191.
  7. Reinhold Publishing Company. “Robert Wagenseil Jones & Associates.” Progressive Architecture. 1978 Jan; Vol. 59 p. 90; ISSN: 0033-0752.
Notes: Published by Reinhold Publishing Company, Stamford, Connecticut.         
Location: CtB, CtH, CtHT, CtNlC, CtSU, CtU, CtWtp, CtY, DLC, MH.         White (p. 4).
This article describes a project that included design and construction of a building with administrative offices, auditorium and an area to display fine porcelain figurines for a company that produced them.
  8. Reinhold Publishing Corporation. “Architect and his community: Sherwood, Mills & Smith: Stamford, Connecticut.” Progressive Architecture. 1957 Mar; Vol. 38 pp. 107-123; ISSN: 0033-0752.
Notes: Published by Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York, New York. 
Location: CtB, CtH, CtNlC, CtU, CtY, DLC, MH.     Issued also as off prints.     White (p. 2).
A brief history of the architectural firm of Sherwood, Mills & Smith, Stamford, Connecticut.
  9. — “Cantilevered sloping trusses: Temple Sinai, Stamford, Connecticut: Sherwood, Mills & Smith, Architects.” Progressive Architecture. 1963 Jun; Vol. 44 (No. 6) pp. 160-161; ISSN: 0033-0752.
Notes: Published by Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York, New York.     Includes roof framing plan and vertical sections.
Location: CtB, CtNh, CtNlC, CtU, CtY, DLC, MH. 
Description of architectural plans for Temple Sinai, Stamford, Connecticut as submitted by the firm of Sherwood, Mills & Smith.
  10. — “Case histories: General problems in acoustics.” Progressive Architecture. 1959 May; Vol. 40 pp. 152-153; ISSN: 0033-0752.
Notes: Published by Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York, New York.       
Location: CtB, CtH, CtNlC, CtU, CtY, DLC, MH.     White (p. 2).
The results of an acoustical study conducted in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church, Stamford, Connecticut.
  11. — “Dorr-Oliver Incorporated: Stamford, Connecticut: Sherwood, Mills & Smith, Architects.”   Progressive Architecture. 1959 Jun; Vol. 40 (No. 6) pp. 146-157; ISSN: 0033-0752.
Notes: Published by Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York, New York.       Includes selected details on: stairway, window wall and sunscreen sculpture; also floor plans.
Location: CtB, CtH, CtNlC, CtU, CtY, DLC, MH.
Relates numerous challenges faced by the architects, in not only satisfying the needs of their client, but concerns of homeowners in the primarily residential neighborhood where Dorr-Oliver’s new headquarters was constructed.
  12. — “Education as business.” Progressive Architecture. 1971 Feb; Vol. 52 pp. 102-105; ISSN: 0033-0752.
Notes: Published by Reinhold Publishing Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut.     
Location: CtB, CtH, CtHT, CtNlC, CtWtp, CtU, CtY, DLC, MH.         White (p. 2).
Construction of new facilities for the Early Learning Center, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut, is described in this article. The contractor utilized a precast concrete system, which was erected in conjunction with the school’s director, Margaret Skutch.
  13. — “Precast-concrete facets enclose piscine-form sanctuary.” Progressive Architecture. 1958 Apr; Vol. 39 pp. 104-107; ISSN: 0033-0752.
Notes: Published by Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York, New York.       
Location: CtB, CtNlC, CtU, CtY, DLC, MH.     White (p. 4).
The dedicatory services and architectural details of the new First Presbyterian Church, Stamford, Connecticut is described in this article.
  14. — “Public housing.” Progressive Architecture. 1955 Aug; Vol. 36 pp. 92-95; ISSN: 0033-0752.
Notes: Published by Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York, New York.       
Location: CtB, CtH, CtNlC, CtU, CtY, DLC, MH.     White (p. 4)
William F. R. Ballard, Architect..
The original intent by the Stamford Housing Authority for planning Southfield Village apartments and subsequent changes, resulting in several eight-story buildings is detailed in this article.
  15. — “Rural tabernacle: Temple Sinai, Stamford, Connecticut: Sherwood, Mills & Smith, Architects.” Progressive Architecture. 1963 Nov; Vol. 44 (No. 1) pp. 148-151; ISSN: 0033-0752.
Notes: Published by Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York, New York.       Includes floor plans.
Location: CtB, CtNh, CtNlC, CtU, CtY, DLC, MH. 
This article depicts both the rural and architectural characteristics of the new synagogue.
  16. — “Simplicity leads to complexity.” Progressive Architecture. 1971 Mar; Vol. 52 pp. 78-79; ISSN: 0033-0752.
Notes: Published by Reinhold Publishing Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut.     
Location: CtB, CtH, CtHT, CtNlC, CtU, CtWtp, CtY, DLC, MH.       White (p. 3).
Architect William F. Pedersen’s eight-story Imperial Chemical Industries building in Stamford, Connecticut is described in text and illustrations.
  17. — “Two jewelry stores: 2. – Stamford, Connecticut.” Progressive Architecture. 1948 Sep; Vol. 29 (No. 9) pp. 62-63; ISSN: 0033-0752.
Notes: Published by Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York, New York.
Location: CtB, CtH, CtHT, CtSU, CtU, CtWtp, CtY, DLC, MH
Ketchum, Gina & Sharp, Architects. 
This store, designed for the Finlay Straus chain, in addition to jewelry, silver, etc., also carried house wares which included typewriters, toasters, clocks, and other associated merchandise.
  18. Rice, Andrew. “Devil’s bargain: Luring big business to Stamford, Connecticut, nearly destroyed it.” Vahrenwald, Michael, Photographer. Architecture. 2002 Jun; Vol. 91 (No. 6) pp. 45-52; ISSN: 0746-0554.
Notes: Published by VNU Business Media, Inc., New York, New York.
Location: AAP, AU, AzU, CLSU, CoFS, CSt, CtB, CtH, CtMW, CtNh, CtNlC, CtSU, CtU, CtY, CU-RiV, CU-S, CU-SB, DeU, DLC, GASU, IaAS, IaU, ICarbS, ICU, IEN, InLP, InU, KMK, KyU, LU, MB, MBU, MH, MiD, MiDW, MiEM, MiU, MNS, MnU, MoU, MtBC, N, NcD, NcRS, NcU, NcWsW, NhU, NjP, NjR, NmU, NN, NNC, NRU, NSyU, NvU, OCU, OkU, OrCS, OrU, OU, PBL, PPi, PPiC, PU, TxArU, TxCM, TxHR, UU, Vi, ViU, ViBibV, ViW, WaU.
In this article, the author describes cycles of corporate moves to Stamford, Connecticut throughout the 1990’s, including both positive and negative aspects of their decisions and how it influenced both the companies and the City of Stamford.
  19. Rich, Frank D. (Frank Domenic Jr.) Recollections and reflections : with assorted chronicles of small beer. Fraser, Margaret. Delray Beach, Florida: Biography for Everyone, LLC; 2007; pp. xiv, 398 pp., front., illus., ports., appendix, family genealogy, endnotes, d.w., 24 cm.   ISBN: 1-888069-26-0.
Notes: Title page reads: “RECOLLECTIONS / AND / REFLECTIONS /     / with assorted / Chronicles of Small Beer /       / Frank Domenic Rich, Jr. / with / Margaret Fraser”
Location: CtNc, CtSHi, DLC, NjP.
Abstract: “From the summit of both my eighty-plus years and my nineteenth-floor office, I gaze out the windows and survey the panorama before me of Stamford, Connecticut, and my life. For from this prospect, there is within my purview, the stage upon which most of the important activities of my life were acted out: my birth, growing up and school years, work, marriage, bringing up my family and service to the community. I marvel at the changes wrought during my lifetime in both the physical and social character of the city, and with modest pride, acknowledge the key role played by our family and supporters in changing Stamford into a vibrant twenty-first century city.

As I gaze out from the tallest building in Stamford, I cannot help but wonder at the remarkable transformation of the gritty industrial city of my youth, with its ghetto and decaying business districts, into the glittering metropolis of today. Public officials have characterized Stamford as a ‘vibrant, alive, growing municipality with a magnificent diversity that makes us dynamic and dramatic’ and indeed, it has become all that, and more.

I am truly looking out at my life; this office is the perfect place to sit and reflect on the stories I am about to tell, because the physical locale of many activities I participated in can actually be seen from this elevated vantage point, as well as the towers of New York City. I ask myself: How did this once declining industrial suburb, less than an hour north of New York City, become completely renovated in less than half a century? And what drove us all to work so hard together to make this almost impossible dream come true?

This twenty-two story office building is part of the Landmark Square complex built in 1971 by the F.D. Rich Company. It presides over Stamford’s commercial and historic center, serving as an icon celebrating the renaissance of this 350-year-old city.”   Frank D. Rich, Jr. pp. 1-2.   (Copyright Frank D. Rich III. Reproduced with permission.)
  20. Rivard, Nicole. “House of style.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Sep; Vol. 3 (No. 1 [i.e. 5]) pp. 40-44, 46-47; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “Shippan is home base for the husband-and-wife team behind trendy teen clothing lines Rocket Girl and Rocket 898.
The two met through a mutual friend when Michael was running a division of a blouse company and Jamie was a designer for a sportswear company. They began running into each other frequently at overseas business trips and developed a five-year friendship before getting married.

’We don’t even have to talk anymore. It is almost like mental telepathy,’ says Michael. ‘When you spend 24/7 with someone you get to know them pretty well. We do tend to finish each other’s sentences. At the office we try to stay out of each other’s expertise. She heads up the design and I do the business side of it. But sometimes it is challenging.’

Not only have they learned what to do to make their marriage and partnership thrive, they’ve learned what not to do. Like talk to each other on the train on their roundtrip commute from Shippan to their showroom on Seventh Avenue.

’We have a rule that if we ride together on the train we aren’t allowed to talk to each other on the train,’ Michael says. ‘We try not to bring work home. That’s the toughest part. Like if an issue comes up at work, we try to leave it there. We do see eye to eye on most things. It’s a good partnership.”     Nichole Rivard, pp. 40, 46-47.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  21. Roberts, Richard J. (Richard Jessup) “Japanese touch for your garden: The Roberts garden.” Journal of Japanese Gardening. 2001 Jan-Feb; (No. 19) pp. 28-29: ISSN: 1536-4100.
Notes: Published by Roth Tei-en; Orefield, Pennsylvania.
Location: MA, MeLB, MH, MNS. 
Abstract: “For 20 years I was exhibit curator at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, where I designed and built all the nature and science displays. I have always enjoyed working with my hands and now my garden provides many opportunities for that pleasure.

I don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea about my garden. It is not a traditional Japanese garden. In fact, it is not an authentic garden of any sort. It is a plant collection, or more precisely, an accumulation. If I got rid of half of my plants and organized what remained, it might qualify as a garden.

My garden (I’ll take the liberty of calling it that) is a hybrid garden/arboretum in which I have used a variety of Japanese elements. My youngest son once referred to it as “Disneyland North.” It represents almost 40 years of working toward an ideal, but an ideal that tends to change several times a year. 

My formal training is in the zoological sciences. At the museum, I had to design and properly label several miles of nature trails. My main venture into horticulture was in rescuing plants from the developer’s advancing bulldozers. But I was fascinated by a small collection of bonsai that formed part of a 1960 art exhibit. The artist had spent time in Japan and was growing those little trees before most Westerners had ever heard of bonsai. As we arranged the exhibit, he pointed out the characteristics of each tree and told me how they were trained and maintained. I stayed on that night and spent several hours studying each tree. By the time I left to go home, I was hooked. 

The exhibit attracted so much attention that the artist was persuaded to organize and teach a course in basic bonsai culture and of course, I was one of his students. I have a habit of overdoing things, and by the mid 1960’s I had more bonsai than I could properly care for. In pity, I liberated them by planting them around my yard. Because I had intended to keep them small, I hadn’t made any notes about which were from dwarf trees and which were from standard trees. Over the years I found many of my little trees growing to more than 5 meters tall. I decided that I had to keep them pruned because, given the chance, any one of them could take over the whole yard.”   Richard J. Roberts, pp. 28-29.   (Copyright 2001 by the Journal of Japanese Gardening. Reproduced with permission.)
  22. Robinson, Jackie. “Why I’m quitting baseball: Organized baseball’s first Negro player tells here exclusively why he is retiring after 10 major-league seasons.” Look. 1957 Jan 22; Vol. 21 (No. 2) pp. 90-92; ISSN: 0024-6336.
Notes: Published by Cowles Magazines, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa
Jackie Robinson discusses his reasons for a career change, despite his legendary years as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team. At the time this was written, he and his family resided on Cascade Road in Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtDabN, CtEhar, CtFa, CtMer, CtNbC, CtNh, CtWillE, CU-Riv, DLC, MB, MH, NN, TxU
  23. Robinson, Sharon. Stealing home : an intimate family portrait by the daughter of Jackie Robinson. New York, New York: HarperCollins; 1996; x, 213 pp., [16] pp. of plates, illus., table of contents, d.w., 25 cm. ISBN: 006017191X.
Notes: Title page reads: “Stealing Home / AN INTIMATE FAMILY PORTRAIT by the / DAUGHTER OF JACKIE ROBINSON / SHARON ROBINSON / [printers’ mark of HarperCollins] HarperCollins Publishers”
The Jackie Robinson house is located at 103 Cascade Road, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: AAP, ArLUA, AzTeS, AzU, CCarl, CL, CLobS, CLS, CLU, CoD, CoDU, CoU, CSdS, CSf, CSS, CStcl, CtB, CtBhl, CtBl, CtDab, CtDar, CtEhar, CtEly, CtFa, CtFar, CtFaU, CtGl, CtH, CtHamd, CtM, CtManc, CtMer, CtMil, CtNa, CtNb, CtNc, CtNh, CtPlv, CtRi, CtS, CtShel, CtSHi, CtStr, CtThms, CtWal, CtWB, CtWind, CtWrf, CtWtp, CtY, CU, CU-Riv, CU-SB, DAU, DeU, DHU, DLC, DSI, FBo, FMU, GASU, GEU, GStG, GU, IC, ICarbS, ICU, IDekN, IdU, IEN, IMacoW, InI, InLP, InNd, InTI, InU, IU, LU, MA, MB, MChB, MH, MiDW, MiRochOU, MiYEM, MiU, MnCS, MnM, MnU, MoKU, MoS, MoSW, MtU, MU, MWalB, MWelC, NBPu, NBu, NBuU, NcRS, NcU, NIC, NjP, NjR, NmLcU, NN, NNC, NNJJ, NNR, NvU, OAkU, OCl, OCU, OkS, OkU, OO, PBm, PPi, PSt, PU, RPB, ScU, TxArU, TxDa, TxLT, TxU, UU, ViFGM, ViPetS, ViU, ViW, WaS, WaU, WMUW, WOshU.
  24. Rocherolle, Carole. The landscape diaries : garden of obsession. New York, New York: Ruder Finn Press; 2006; xvii, 172 pp., illus. (chiefly color), ports., paper covers, 24 x 25 cm. ISBN: 9780977954803.
Notes: Title page reads: “Gayatri Carole Rocherolle /       / The Landscape Diaries / Garden of Obsession / [color photo of the Main Pond at Steinhardt Garden] / [printers’ mark of the Rudder Finn Press] / RUDDER FINN PRESS / 301 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022″
A second edition was published in 2007
Shanti Bithi (‘Path of Peace’) Nursery, Inc. is located at 3047 High Ridge Road, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtBhl, CtGre, CtNc, CtSHi, DLC.
Abstract: For a review of this work, see: The American Gardener, Vol. 86 (July/August 2007), p. 56. 

”The book is a fascinating glimpse into the life of Carole Avnet, daughter of the late Lester Avnet, who founded Fortune 500 company Avnel, Inc. Raised in Kings Point, Long Island in an environment of privilege and opportunity, Carole’s life began to move in an unexpected direction following the untimely death of her father. She shares highlights of that journey here, in her own quirky voice. The vignettes that make up The Landscape Diaries – whether hilarious or heartbreaking, informative or exasperating – illuminate a family, a marriage, a business, and a remarkable creative gift.

Carole and her husband began their nursery in the parking lot of a country deli [on High Ridge Road, Stamford, Connecticut] selling flowers and bushes, and years later designed and built “one of the great private gardens in America at this time” according to Dr. Kim Tripp, Director of the New York Botanical Garden.

The tales of their 39-year partnership will capture your heart.”     Statement on inside cover of book. (Copyright 2006 by Shanti Bithi Nursery, Inc. Reproduced with permission.)
  25. Rodes, Marjorie Reid. “Original interpretation of colonial architecture: the charm of an old New England homestead has been delightfully maintained in this modern house and its picturesque farm buildings.” Arts & Decoration. 1929 Sep; Vol. 31 (No. 5) pp. 80-81, 100.
Notes: Published by McBride, Andrews & Company, Inc., Camden, New Jersey.       Includes floor plans.
Location: MB.
Butler & Provost, Architects. The Grosvenor Farwell house, Old North Stamford Road, Stamford, Connecticut.
  26. — “Perfect little home : it is on Sunset Road, North Stamford, Connecticut, the cottage of a Better Homes and Gardens reader.” Better Homes and Gardens. 1932 Apr; Vol. 10 (No. 8) pp. 18-19; ISSN: 0006-0151.
Notes: Published by Meredith Publishing Company, Des Moines, Iowa.       Includes floor plans.
Location: AzTeS, CLSU, CtB, CtH, CtU, CtY, DLC, ICRL, InU, MB, MH, MnU, OU, ViBlbV, ViW. 
Article regarding a small Cape Cod cottage, on Sunset Road, Stamford, Connecticut. It was constructed for Miss May Wood, aunt of the actress Peggy Wood [Mrs. John Weaver]. Their friend and fellow Stamford resident Deems Taylor offered suggestions as well. Appropriately, Miss Wood named her house, Maywood.
  27. — “Rebuilt colonial home in Connecticut.” Better Homes and Gardens. 1931 May; Vol. 9 (No. 9) pp. 21, 54, 117; ISSN: 0006-0151.
Notes: Published by the Meredith Publishing Company, Des Moines, Iowa.       Includes floor plans.   From 1937-1947, William Edwards Stevenson (1900-1985), a former president of Oberlin College (1946-1959) and Ambassador to the Philippines (1961-1964) lived here.
The Jacob Stevens – Tisdale – Stevenson house is located at 284 Briar Brae Road, Stamford, Connecticut
Location: AzTeS, CLSU, CtB, CtH, CtU, DLC, ICRL, InU, MB, MnU, OU, ViBibV, ViW.
Account of this house with its trees and extensive gardens during the residency of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Tisdale.
  28. — “Seaside home with a rare garden setting : On a rocky point jutting far out into Long Island Sound is a rugged stone house, with brilliant shrubs and flowers growing close by its sea wall.” Arts & Decoration. 1929 Jul; Vol. 31 pp. 62-63, 82.
Notes: Published by McBride, Andrews & Company, Inc., Camden, New Jersey.
Saddle Rock House is located at 123 Saddle Rock Road, Stamford, Connecticut.
For additional references to this house, see: Architectural Record, Vol. 40 (No. 5), November, 1916, pp. 402-417, Fessenden, De Witt H., “Three Connecticut Country Houses: Hunt & Hunt Architects.”   
Location: MB.
  29. Rodgers, Eugene. Beyond the barrier: the story of Byrd’s first expedition to Antarctica. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press; 1990; xiv, 354 pp., [16] pp. of plates, illus., ports., maps, notes, bibliography, index, d.w., 24 cm. ISBN: 087021022X.
Notes: Title page extends onto two pages and reads: “EUGENE RODGERS / [cut illustrating the edge of an ice shelf] / BEYOND THE BARRIER / The Story of Byrd’s / First Expedition to Antarctica /   / NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS / Annapolis, Maryland”
For references to Harold I. June of Stamford, Connecticut, who was a member of the expedition and participated in the first flight over the South Pole, see: pp. 91, 94-96, 102-103, 107-110, 124, 129, 175-179, 182-187, 191-196, 219, 227, 235, 239, 251, 297.                                                                                                                                 Location: CtAv, CtB, CtBran, CtChh, CtDab, CtEly, CtFa, CtFar, CtFaU, CtGre, CtGro, CtM, CtManc, CtMer, CtNb, CtNm, CtNowa, CtS, CtSoP, CtStr, CtTmp, CtU, CtWrf, CtWtp, CtY, DLC, MH.
Abstract: “Tucked in with the survival gear behind Smith in the tiny cabin were Byrd and heavyset, brown-haired Harold June, thirty-three. He had been chief engineer for Harold Vanderbilt’s yachts, entered the navy in the great war, and trained as a pilot, mechanic, and radioman. He stayed in the navy as a chief machinist’s mate after the war and took part in the aerial mapping of the Venezuelan coastline. June had come to an interesting understanding with Byrd. At first, all four highly skilled aviators had wanted to fly as lead pilot on the major flights; in particular, each of them yearned for the glory of piloting the first plane to the South Pole. June had soon volunteered to drop entirely out of the competition. He would not fly as first pilot on any trip, but he would go as copilot and radioman on all trips. Since this arrangement gave Byrd the benefit of June’s many talents while simplifying the rivalry, the commander was delighted. June traded off a chance at prime honors for the assurance of adventure and minor recognition.”   Eugene Rodgers, p. 91.   (Copyright 1990 by Eugene Rodgers. Reproduced with permission.)
  30. Roland, Henry. “Six examples of successful shop management.” Engineering Magazine. 1896 Dec; Vol. 12 (No. 3) pp. 395-412; ISSN: 0096-3682.
Notes: Published by Engineering Magazine, New York, New York.
Location: DLC, MB, MH. 
Abstract: “The Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company reaches success by the opposite course of precise law and rule, framed with infinite labor and minuteness of detail to cover every case which can possibly arise. These laws, rules, and regulations may, I think, be justly said to be wholly the work of Mr. Henry R. Towne, the president of the company, and I think, also, that it is true that his personal attention has been so minutely directed to every detail of the manufacturing operations of his concern, and that, joined to this, his executive ability is so commanding that his own conception of what is correct governs every movement of the workmen in their working-hours, and that the success of the enterprise which, under the name of the Yale Lock Company, started under his sole management in 1868 with less than thirty hands, and having now a pay-roll of about 1,400 names, may be said to belong to him personally and individually. It is, of course, true that he has been ably and indispensably assisted by those in responsible positions under him, and that the foundation of the business was and remains the improvement in the art of lock making embodied in the inventions of Linus Yale, Jr., who died in December 1868. Yet the business in all its details has been so thoroughly permeated by Mr. Towne’s everywhere-present personality, that the success of the company may be truly said to be wholly his creation.       …….
The only real trouble with hands began through the determination of one moulder to wash up in his own bucket, on his own floor. From the very first Mr. Towne’s management has included extreme neatness as a prominent feature. The yards inside the works are perfectly clean, not a dead leaf or a scrap of paper being allowed to lie on the ground. Lavatories are abundant through the shops, and are in many cases in the form of individual wash-bowls, and the use of the well-appointed washing facilities is not optional with hands, but obligatory. Fine brass castings, or, rather, the very finest of brass castings, are absolutely essential to the economical production of the Yale & Towne manufactures, and, as a consequence, the establishment has a force of extremely skilful brass moulders, who are, of course, fully aware of their own importance and value. It had been the custom of the moulders to wash up in buckets, every man in his own place. The management provided an elevated lavatory with washing-troughs, suspended from the roof, reached by stairways, and bringing a man’s head about twenty feet above the floor when he stood at the washing-troughs. Pouring is continuous, from 9 A. M., in the brass foundry, and the atmosphere twenty feet above the floor is always unpleasant, especially in warm weather. The moulders are allowed ten minutes for washing up, which is their own time, as they are individual pieceworkers. On June 28, 1890, one of the moulders began to wash up in his own bucket on his own floor at 5:50 P. M., as he preferred this to the lavatory conditions. The foreman remonstrated; the workman was obdurate; the foreman told the workman to take his “blue ticket” (full-time pay and discharge) to the office; and the workman said he would do so, and having thus become an independent citizen, he delivered a very frank opinion to his former superior officer, and left the place, to all appearance in peace.
Next morning, however, the twenty-eight remaining moulders struck against the lavatory. This was serious, as the moulders could not be easily replaced. The best help that could be obtained was hired in, and, as there had been threats made, was guarded and lodged on the premises. The strikers organized, and had a “labor delegate” up from New York to confer with the management, without effect. The brass castings were poor, and on July 15 the entire plant was shut down. About August 15 a deputation of the chain-makers sent in a petition to have the works reopened. Public sentiment was against the moulders, who fell immediately into line with the chain-makers, and works were reopened, each man filling up and signing the following application and contract, which the management esteems perfectly fair and impartial, and under which every hand in the Yale & Towne Factory is now employed.” Henry Roland, pp. 395, 402-404.       For additional information on this strike and the impact of Yale & Towne on Stamford, see: Estelle F. Feinstein, Stamford In The Gilded Age – The Political Life of a Connecticut Town 1868-1893. (1973), pp. 13-24.
  31. Rolleston, Sara Emerson. Historic houses and interiors in Southern Connecticut. New York, New York: Hastings House; 1976; 208 pp., illus., map (on lining papers), index, d.w., 26 cm. ISBN: 0803830351.
Notes: Title page reads: “HISTORIC HOUSES / AND INTERIORS IN / Southern Connecticut / [photograph of an interior at the Lyman Allyn Museum, New London] / Illustrations and Text by / SARA EMERSON ROLLESTON / HASTINGS HOUSE   Publishers NEW YORK”
For references to the Hoyt-Barnum House, Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 75-82
Location: Ct, CtB, CtBran, CtDab, CtDar, CtDur, CtEhar, CtFa, CtGl, CtGro, CtGu, CtH, CtHamd, CtHi, CtMil, CtNb, CtNc, CtNh, CtNhH, CtNowa, CtNowi, CtOg, CtOl, CtPom, CtRi, CtS, CtShel, CtSHi, CtSi, CtSoP, CtSthi, CtStr, CtU, CtWillE, CtWilt, CtWrf, CtWrt, CtWtp, CtY, DLC, MH.       Collier (p. 124).       Parks (No. 1478).
Abstract: “HOYT-BARNUM HOUSE, 1700, Stamford.

This little three room cottage with an attic and cellar, and three fireplaces with a center chimney, stands in the heart of ‘downtown’ Stamford. Originally a farmhouse, its first owner also did iron work. Although small in size, the Hoyt-Barnum House has great collections of local historical items. Its group of early Connecticut pottery is outstanding. Many lighting fixtures of early vintage are here. A collection of 19th century dolls and early toys pleases children visiting this house. 

The Hoyt-Barnum House is listed on the National Trust Register of Historic Places.”   Sara Emerson Rolleston, p. 75. (Copyright 1976 by Hastings House. Reproduced with permission.)
  32. Root, Grace Cogswell (Grace McClure Dixon ‘Cogswell’), editor. Father and daughter: a collection of Cogswell family letters and diaries, 1772-1830. West Hartford, Connecticut: American School for the Deaf; (1924); 128 pp., 28 cm. 
Notes: Title on cover reads: “THE COGSWELL / LETTERS”             Title page reads: “FATHER and DAUGHTER / [printers’ ornament] / A Collection of Cogswell / Family Letters and Diaries / [printers’ ornament] / (1772 – 1830) /     / EDITED BY / GRACE COGSWELL ROOT /     / Printed at / THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF / WEST HARTFORD, CONN.”
Location: Ct, CtH, CtHi, CtNh, CtSHi, CtWhar, CtU, CtY, DLC.       Parks (No. 660).
For additional references to Mason Fitch Cogswell, see: Martin Kaufman, Stuart Galishoff, Todd L. Savitt and Joseph Carvalhoo III, Dictionary of American medical biography. Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut (1984), Vol. 1, pp. 146-147.

Excerpt from the diary of Alice Cogswell (1805-1830), daughter of Dr. Mason F. Cogswell (1761-1830), founder of the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford. Although unable to hear she became quite literate. Her journal written on a trip from Hartford, Connecticut to Paterson, New Jersey in 1826 affords us a wonderful description of the Holly mansion located in Cove Island Park, Stamford, Connecticut. The original manuscript is in the Archives of the American School for the Deaf, West Hartford, Connecticut.

(27 September 1827)
”Just after ten, we left Norwalk as the clouds began to clear off. You will, with wonder, gaze at the tall & finely shaped trees, along the road & their leaves were beautifully variegated. After eight miles, we were very happy to get to Stamford & politely received by our friend Mrs. Lockwood. We dined with her, spending a pleasant afternoon. At 3 o’clock, my cousin Elizabeth had a most delightful ride with me together, two miles from Stamford, to see our dear friend Mrs. Holly’s country-seat. The country round her house is inexpressibly delightful, for its beautiful harbour & summerhouse which is handsomely laid on the shore & I entered it, enjoyed one of the best airs & with enhaling some sweet ‘breeze from the Long-island Sound for some while. Were you ever there, you would perhaps, admire to live & build a house on the shore. Stamford is a healthy, pleasant village and its air agrees with me very much. I felt much refreshed with it.” Alice Cogswell, p. 94.     (Copyright 1924 by the American School for the Deaf. Reproduced with permission.)

  1. Rossano, Geoffrey L. (Geoffrey Louis). Built to serve : Connecticut’s National Guard Armories 1865-1940. Donohue, Mary M. [Hartford, Connecticut]: Connecticut Historical Commission; 2003; [2], viii, 174 pp., paper covers, illus., glossary, bibliography, notes,   23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “BUILT TO SERVE: / Connecticut’s / National Guard Armories / 1865-1940 /     / by / GEOFFREY L. ROSSANO / MARY M. DONOHUE /     / © 2003 / Connecticut Historical Commission”
For references to the armory in Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 45-47, 50, 145-147,
Location: Ct, CtAns, CtAv, CtB, CtBhl, CtBo, CtBran, CtChh, CtDab, CtDer, CtDur, CtEhar, CtEly, CtFa, CtGre, CtGro, CtGu, CtH, CtHamd, CtHi, CtManc, CtMer, CtNa, CtNb, CtNc, CtNh, CtNl, CtNowa, CtNowi, CtOg, CtOl, CtPlv, CtRi, CtS, CtSHi, CtSi, CtSoP, CtSthi, CtStr, CtWal, CtWB, CtWhar, CtWhav, CtWill, CtWind, CtWrf, CtU, DLC.
Abstract: “The first comprehensive guide to Connecticut’s historic state armories, imposing monuments in their communities.” Statement on reverse cover.
  2. Rowan, S. N. (Stephen N.) A sermon, delivered at the ordination of Richard Varick Dey, Greenfield-Hill. New York, (New York): Printed by J. Seymour; 1823; [5], 6-36 pp., 24 cm. 
Location: Ct, CtHC, CtY, IEG, KWiU, MB, MH-AH, MHi, MWA, NjPT, NN, RPB, WHi.       Sabin (No. 73536).       Shoemaker (No. 14005).       
Pages [27]-31 contain: “Charge to the pastor. By Nathaniel Freeman, A.M., pastor of the Congregational Church in Weston.”
Pages 31-33 contain: “Right hand of fellowship. By E. W. Hooker, A.M., minister of the Congregational Church, in Green’s Farms.”
Pages 33-36 contain “Charge to the people of Greenfield. By Daniel Smith, A.M., pastor of the Congregational Church, in Stamford.”
Abstract: “The obligations lying on your Pastor, alway[s] imply correspondent ones on yourselves. If it be his duty plainly and faithfully to preach the gospel, it is your duty attentively and patiently to hear. If it be his duty, to be instant in season and out of season; to warn every man, and teach every man, that he may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus; it is your duty to observe the same diligence in listening to his admonitions and profiting by his instruction. If it be his duty to spend and be spent, for the honour of our divine Master, and the salvation of your souls, it is your duty to esteem him highly in love, for his work’s sake; to be at peace among yourselves; and so improve under his ministration, as to leave him no occasion for the painful declaration – “I have laboured in vain, and spent my strength for nought.” 
And while he gives himself to reading, to meditation, and prayer, and is labouring for the advancement of the glory of Christ and your spiritual interest, let it be your care to save him from perplexity and embarrassment in his temporal concerns. While he is ministering to you spiritual things, do not withold, or grudgingly bestow, a competent portion of your carnal things. And as an aid to his comfort and usefulness, be tender of his reputation. Do not expect perfection in a man subject to like passions, and exposed to as great temptations, as yourselves. Carefully guard against improper prejudices, and unkind suspicions; and always frown upon, and discountenance illiberal and indecent remarks, respecting either his person, his character, or public ministrations. In his official capacity, you will respect and reverence the Ambassador of the King of kings. Keep in mind the arduous duties of a gospel minister; the kindness and love which Christ bears to such as are faithful; the important agency they have in promoting his cause in the world, and gathering souls into his kingdom; and you cannot avoid esteeming him highly, in love for his work’s sake, who labours among you for these purposes.”   Daniel Smith, pp. 33-34, 36.
  3. Roxbury Cemetery Committee. The Roxbury Cemetery. (Stamford, Connecticut?); (191?); 12 pp., paper covers, 15 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE / ROXBURY CEMETERY /       / [cut of a cross] /       / STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT”
Location: CtSHi.       Title is on the cover.     Includes a history of the Roxbury Cemetery, by-laws, rules and regulations.
Abstract: “Ownership was eventually vested in the Bangall School District, the Baptist and Methodist Churches. Many of the older residents of Stamford are now resting there. During the time of the Civil War an old resident, now dead, counted over 1,000 graves in this burying ground.

In the year 1864 this burying ground was so filled that no further burials were possible in it, and steps were taken to enlarge it. Hannah Smith, widow of Eber Smith, gave for that purpose a tract of land which included the old burying ground and other land for the enlargement, to the Bangall School District, the Baptist and Methodist Churches. Ex-Judge John Clason represented the Bangall School District, Charles C. Lockwood, the Baptist Society and John Mathews the Methodist Society. These gentlemen personally advanced the necessary funds to put the cemetery in proper condition. After the cemetery was properly laid out and fenced the lots were sold to various persons, and so rapid was the sale that all were disposed of in a short time, leaving no room for further development. This state existed for many years. 

In the year 1911 Algernon P. Smith, of Stamford, died leaving a bequest for the purchase of additional land to enlarge this cemetery, and a tract of 3˝ acres was purchased and annexed to the old Roxbury Cemetery. This last mentioned tract has been laid out in burial plots and a map of same is available for inspection.” Roxbury Cemetery Committee, pp. 3-4.
  4. Russell, James S. “Office buildings: the new generation; Developers may build of-the-shelf ‘product,’ but owners and tenants increasingly seek healthier and more stimulating environments.” Architectural Record. 1997 Jun; Vol. 185 (No. 6) pp. 137-138; ISSN: 0003-858X.
Notes: Published by The McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, New York. 
Location: AAP, C, CL, CLSU, CoCC, CoD, CoU, CSf, CSmH, CtB, CtH, CtHT, CtMW, CtNbC, CtNh, CtNlC, CtU, CtWB, CtWhar, CtY, CU, DCU, DeWI, DLC, DNGA, FTS, FTS, GA, GU, I, IaU, IC, ICN, IEN, In, InI, InU, IU, LU, MA, MB, MBAt, MChB, MCM, MH, MNF, MNS, MdBE, MdBG, MdBP, MeB, MeBa, Mi, MiD, MiDU, MiGr, MiU, MnCS, MnM, MnS, MnU, MoK, MoS, MoSW, MoU, MtBC, N, NbU, NBuG, NcRS, NcU, NHC, NhD, NhU, NIC, NjP, NN, NNC, NNMM, NRU, NvU, OC, OCI, OCIMA, OCIW, ODa, OkS, OOxM, OT, OU, PP, PSt, PU, RP, ScU, TxArU, ViW.
Abstract: “In theory, banks shouldn’t need trading floors anymore. Financial-trading data and news, instantly updated, is available even to individual investors sitting by their modem-connected laptops. 

Though many financial businesses are scattering facilities, Swiss Bank is bucking the trend. Not only has it concluded that it is important to keep traders together in a single room (where even tiny movements in far-flung world markets can be tracked and reacted to), it is making one of the biggest trading floors ever – 50,000 sq ft – under construction in a new campus in Stamford, Conn.

Swiss Bank’s is, however, a very high-tech trading floor, where each of 600 workstations is equipped with air handling to remove the huge amounts of heat generated from computer monitors (some traders will have two). Tensile bottom chords of the room’s roof-support system will be exposed. A baffle system distributes glare-free daylight and electric light and helps lower noise levels.”   James S. Russell, p. 138.   (Reprinted with permission from Architectural Record, © 1997, The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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