Stamford, Connecticut – A Bibliography – B

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  1. Backus, Isaac. The diary of Isaac Backus. Providence, Rhode Island: Brown University Press; 1979; 3 vols., 24 cm.(William G. McLoughlin, editor). ISBN: 0-87057-148-6.
Notes: Title page reads: “THE DIARY OF / Isaac Backus / Edited by William G. McLoughlin /   / VOLUME I : 1741-1764 /     / BROWN UNIVERSITY PRESS / PROVIDENCE”
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: Vol. 2, pp. 769, 913-914, 921, 980.
Location: CtH, CtHi, CtHT, CtNhH, CtU, CtY, DLC, MA, MBU, MChB, MH, MH-AH, MHi, MU, MWA, MWH, MWiW-C, N, NBuU, NCH, NEAuC, NGcA, NHC, NIC, NjMD, NjP, NjPT, NjR, NN, NNC, NNG, NNU, NRU, NSyU, PBL, PBm, PEL, PMA, PPT, PSC, PSt, PU, PV, RPB, VtMiM, VtU.
Includes index.
The original manuscript of “Diary of Isaac Backus” 25 October 1771 – 31 December 1775 is in the collections of the Andover Newton Theological School.
Abstract: “Saturday Oct 29 (1774), Came last night to Mr. Nehemiah Brown; and today to Deacon Farres’s (Ferris’s) in Stamford, who was the first beginner of this Baptist church, being baptized by Mr. Gano April 27, 1770. The church was formed here Nov. 8, 1773, and a meeting house of 40 feet by 30 was built that year. The church has now 32 members.” Isaac Backus, Vol. 2, p. 921.       (Copyright 1979 by Brown University Press. Reproduced with permission.)
  2. Backus, Isaac. A history of New England : with particular reference to the denomination of Christians called Baptists. Second edition, with notes by David Weston, editor. Newton, Massachusetts: Backus Historical Society; 1871; 2 vols., 24 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “A / HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND. / WITH / Particular Reference to the Denomination of Christians / CALLED / BAPTISTS. / BY / ISAAC BACKUS. /   –   / Second Edition, with Notes. / BY / DAVID WESTON. /   /   –   /     / VOLUME 1 [also: VOLUME 2] /     / NEWTON, MASS. : / PUBLISHED BY THE BACKUS HISTORICAL SOCIETY. / 1871.”   “Backus’s published works also are frequently cited, especially his history of New England Baptists. The many references to this work are not to the original, three-volume edition (1777-96), but to David Weston’s second edition, of two volumes, published in 1871 (Backus, History). The later edition is used not only because of the rarity of the originals, but because of Weston’s copious annotation, based on all the Backus papers that are available now and many that have disappeared since Weston’s day.” William G. McLoughlin, editor, Diary of Isaac Backus, Brown University Press, Providence, Rhode Island, 1979. Vol. 1, p. xxxvi. 
This edition of “A History Of New England, ….” was reprinted in 1969 by Arno Press, New York, New York.
The following libraries own copies of the Newton, Massachusetts 1871 edition: CtNh, CtWB, CtY, DLC, IdU, M, MH, MiU, MWA, NcD, NcWsW, Nh, NN, OCl, OClWHi, OCU, OO, PHC, PHi, PPT, WaU. 
The following libraries own copies of the New York 1969 reprint: CtDabN, CtFaU, CtU, CtWillE, DLC.
Abstract: “Neither did the writings of learned ministers against the Baptists, weaken their cause, but strengthen it, as what follows will show.
Mr. Moses Mather, of Stamford, in his first piece upon the covenant, published in 1769, owns ingenuously, that the covenant of circumcision, in Gen. xvii. was not, strictly speaking, the covenant of grace, but a divine institution whereby that nation was taken into visible covenant with God; and that the ordinances of that church were appointed as means for the regeneration as well as comfort and strengthening of its members. And he labors hard to prove that the covenant is the same with the Christian church; and that the Lord’s Supper is ‘a converting ordinance.’ And to those who hold that persons ought to profess saving faith, in order to come to full communion, he says, ‘This scheme makes infant baptism a mere nullity, or thing of naught. To me this conclusion appears just and unavoidable.’ Mr. Ebenezer Ferris, of Stamford, was roused hereby to such an examination of the subject, as not only brought him to embrace believers’ baptism, but also to publish a defense of that doctrine at New York. And he and others called Elder Gano from thence to baptize them in 1770; and in 1773 a Baptist church was constituted at Stamford, and another at Greenwich, ten miles nearer to New York.” Isaac Backus, Vol. 2, p. 170.
  3. Bacon, Leonard. “Old times in Connecticut.” New Englander. 1882 Jan; Vol. 41 (No. 164) pp. 1-31.
Notes: Published by William L. Kingsley, New Haven, Connecticut.
”A paper read to the New Haven Colony Historical Society, March 8, 1879.”
In this work, Leonard Bacon describes the provenance and detailed research in ascertaining authorship of a previously unknown manuscript as that of Dr. Mason Fitch Cogswell.

Mason graduated Yale, class of 1780 and despite being its’ youngest member, was valedictorian. He studied medicine and surgery in Stamford, Connecticut under an elder brother Dr. James Cogswell who was a surgeon at Ft. Stamford. James was married to Elizabeth Huntington Davenport, daughter of   Abraham Davenport. They resided in Stamford until the end of the American Revolution, moving to New York, where the brothers established their medical practice.               

In this diary, Dr. Cogswell writes of his journey from Stamford to Scotland, Windham County, Connecticut on horseback in November-December 1788. His objectives were to have Thanksgiving with his father, the Rev. James Cogswell and to seek advice from family and friends about the advisability of removing his practice from New York to Hartford. In 1789 he moved to Hartford and grew to be an esteemed resident of the area. Later he became a founding member of the Connecticut Medical Society and established the Connecticut Asylum for the Education of Deaf and Dumb Persons (now the American School for the Deaf) in 1817, the first school in America exclusively for those with hearing and speech impediments. 
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For additional references to Mason Fitch Cogswell, see: Martin Kaufman, Stuart Galishoff, Todd L. Savitt, Joseph Carvalho III, Dictionary of American medical biography, Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, (1984), Vol. 1, pp. 146-147.
  4. Badger, Elisa H. “Craftswoman in agriculture.” Craftsman. 1906 Aug; Vol. 10, (No. 5) pp. 630-637.
Notes: Published by Gustav Stickley, Syracuse, New York.
Location: DLC, MB, MH.
For additional information on Emma Erskine Hahn, see: John L. De Forest, Once upon a long, Long Ridge : a memoir of a Connecticut community. (1995), pp. 59-60, 101.
Abstract: “Emma Erskine Hahn was born in St. John’s Wood, London and came to America some thirty years ago; she has traveled over a great part of the world, having visited Europe, China, Japan and India. In early life a royalist and aristocrat, she is now a socialist. While bitterly opposed to anarchy or violence, she holds that socialism is the only hope for improving the condition of the masses. Her early education was merely a training for society according to the fashion of that period for the daughters of well-to-do Englishmen. In later years, being reduced to comparative poverty, she invested the little money left in an abandoned farm. She had no trade, no knowledge of manual labor, but she loved the country and decided to put what knowledge she had of it to a practical purpose.
Then she started out to find a farm all grown over with weeds. It was found in the hills above Stamford, Conn., with a magnificent view, plenty of pure water, and rich indeed in weeds. Here she installed her goats and started out to clear the land and breed Angoras. Her abandoned farm she called Erskine Grange.” Elisa H. Badger, p. 635.
  5. Bangs & Co. Catalogue of the library of A. Benedict Davenport of Brooklyn, New York : a collection of Americana and general literature, genealogy, local history, early American books, works on Connecticut, the Rebellion, scarce pamphlets, periodicals, etc.: Also addend of miscellaneous books from other libraries. ; To be sold at auction Thursday and Friday, February 20th and 21st 1896, by Bangs & Co. … New York. New York, New York: Douglas Taylor & Co., New York; 1896; 43 pp., paper covers, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “CATALOGUE OF THE / LIBRARY / OF / A. BENEDICT DAVENPORT / OF BROOKLYN, N. Y. / A Collection of Americana and General Literature, / Genealogy, Local Histories, Early American Books, / Works on Connecticut, The Rebellion, / Scarce Pamphlets, Periodicals, etc., / ALSO / ADDEND OF MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS / FROM OTHER LIBRARIES / [printers’ ornament] / TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION / Thursday and Friday, February 20th and 21st / 1896 / BY / BANGS & CO. / IN THEIR / NEW SALESROOMS / 91 & 93 FIFTH AVE., NEW YORK / – / SALE TO BEGIN AT 3 O’CLOCK / – / [printers’ ornament] The Auctioneers will execute orders from buyers who / cannot attend the sale”
Imprint of back cover states: “DOUGLAS TAYLOR & CO., PRINTERS, 8 WARREN ST., NEW YORK”
Location: CtSHi.
Although a inhabitant of Brooklyn, New York, Amzi Benedict Davenport also resided at Davenport Ridge, Stamford, Connecticut during the summer months. Here on land that had been in his family for two centuries he had a large mansion built which is described in a work he wrote titled Davenport Ridge, Stamford, Connecticut : Historical Sketch. Printed for private use. (1892), p. 14. “The present mansion was erected in 1863-5. It contains twenty rooms, viz: one large parlor, one large sitting room, a small bedroom, library, (extending two stories), dining room, kitchen, laundry, and milk room; second story, eight sleeping rooms and bath room, and three bedrooms in the attic.”
For additional information on Amzi Benedict Davenport, see: Robert Ralsey Davenport, Davenport Genealogy (1982), pp. 147-148.
  6. Banks, William C. “Minerals of Stamford, Connecticut.” Guide to Nature. 1909 Aug; Vol. 2 (No. 5) p. 174.
Notes: Published by The Agassiz Association, Sound Beach, Connecticut.
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtNbC, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, DLC.
Abstract: “Search your home locality for minerals, even if it is not on the published list. The specimens, more or less good, are surely there. For instance: Stamford is not reported as yielding any thing much but Yale locks, but I have personally collected the following minerals, in quite good specimens.” William C. Banks, p. 174.
  7. Barber, John Warner. Connecticut historical collections, containing a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, &c. relating to the history and antiquities of every town in Connecticut, with geographical descriptions. Second ed. New Haven (Connecticut): Durrie & Peck and J. W. Barber; 1836; viii, 560 pp., illus., map, 24 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “CONNECTICUT / HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS, / CONTAINING A / GENERAL COLLECTION OF INTERESTING FACTS, TRADITIONS, / BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, ANECDOTES &C. / RELATING TO THE / HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES / OF / EVERY TOWN IN CONNECTICUT, / WITH / GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTIONS. / ILLUSTRATED BY 100 ENGRAVINGS. / – / BY JOHN WARNER BARBER. / – / SECOND EDITION /   – / [cut of the seal of the State of Connecticut] / He who transplanted still sustains. / – / NEW HAVEN: / PUBLISHED BY / DURRIE & PECK AND J. W. BARBER. / – / Price – Three dollars. / – / PRINTED BY B. L. HAMLEN.”           For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 402-404.   Includes the earliest known published view of Stamford on p. 403, “Southwestern view of the Borough of Stamford.”       For references to Darien, Connecticut, see: pp. 376-379. Includes the “Southwestern view of the Congregational Church, Darien” on p. 377.       For references to New Canaan, Connecticut, see: pp. 385-387. Includes the “East view of the central part of New Canaan” on p. 386.             “Other editions,” Parks (No. 87).
A “facsimile reprint” was produced in 1999 by Bibliopola Press, UConn Co-op, Storrs, Connecticut and distributed by the University Press of New England, Hanover New Hampshire. ISBN: 0-939883-05-8.
Location: Ct, CtChh, CtDar, CtH, CtHamd, CtHi, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNhHi, CtNm, CtNowa, CtRk, CtS, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtWB, CtWilt, CtY, CU, DLC, DSI, M, MB, MH, MiD, MiU-C, MWA, NcD, NN, OCl, OClW, PCC, PHi, PPL, RWe, ViU.     Sabin (No. 3317).     Haywood (p. 188).       Rinderknecht & Bruntjen (No. 36000).       Collier (pp. 8, 97).     Parks (No. 87).     For additional information on Barber’s views, see: Christopher P. Bickford & J. Bard McNulty, John Warner Barber’s views of Connecticut towns, 1834-1836. (1990). ISBN 0-94078-98-3. 
Abstract: The original sketch of “Southwestern view of the Borough of Stamford” is in the collections of the Connecticut Historical Society.           Collier (p. 97) states, “John Warner Barber’s Connecticut historical collections. (New Haven, 1836, 1837, 1846) is prized for its 180 woodcuts of Connecticut scenes. It is full of marvelous descriptions of towns as they existed in the 1830s.”                                             “The numerous engravings interspersed through this work, were (with five or six exceptions) executed from drawings taken on the spot by the author of this work.     …….     The view of Stamford, (see the next page,) was taken from a rocky eminence to the southwest, which rises almost immediately from the mill stream seen in the engraving, passing to the south. The iron foundry, which is very extensive, is seen on the left. The spire seen near the center of the print is that of the Congregational church; that seen on the extreme right is that of the Episcopal church. Besides these churches, there are two others in the borough, one for the Baptists, the other for the Methodists. Between the Congregational and Episcopal churches, is seen the mast of a sloop. A canal from the sea was excavated to this point in 1834. This canal is 180 rods in length, thirty feet in width, and seven in depth; the expense of its construction, including three buildings for stores, was 7,000 dollars. There are in the limits of the borough 10 or 12 stores, 1 iron foundry, one rolling mill, one wire factory, and two large boot and shoe manufactories; a bank, with a capital of 100,000 dollars, chartered in 1834. The post office in this place is a distributing office. It is 8 miles westward of Norwalk, 8 from Sawpits, and 5 from Horseneck church in Greenwich. The number of inhabitants in the borough is about seven hundred. The harbor at the mouth of Mill river has, at ordinary tides, upwards of eight feet of water. There are two uncommonly interesting spots bordering the harbor; that on the western side is called the South Field, a rich and beautiful farm; the other is Shippan Point. This is an elegant and fertile piece of ground. The surface slopes in every direction, and is encircled by a collection of fine scenery.”   John Warner Barber, pp. iv, 402-403.
  8. Barberio, G. Chiodi. Il Progresso degl’Italiani nel Connecticut. New Haven, Connecticut: Author; 1933; 802 pp., ports., illus., 24 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “G. CHIODI BARBERIO /   –   /         / IL PROGRESSO / DEGL’ITALIANI / NEL / CONNECTICUT /   / [cut of the seal of the State of Connecticut] /       / NEW HAVEN, CONN. / MCMXXXIII [1933]”         Imprint on reverse of title reads: “Maturo’s Printing & Publishing Co., New Haven, Conn.” 
For references to “La Colonia Italiana di Stamford”, see pp. 693-747. (text in Italian).   
Location: CtFaU, CtNh.   Tomasi & Stibili (No. 258).       Parks (No. 89).
  9. Barck, Dorothy C., editor. Papers of the Lloyd family of the manor of Queens Village, Lloyd’s Neck, Long Island, New York, 1654-1826. New York, New York: Printed for the Society; 1926 27; pp. 2 vols., (xii, 981 pp.), 2 maps, illus., appendix, index, 25 cm. Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the year[s] 1926-27. The John Watts De Peyster publications fund series, 59-60. 
Notes: v. 1. 1654-1752.–v. 2. 1752-1826, with genealogical appendix.       Paged continuously.       “The volumes were prepared for the press, edited, and indexed by Miss Dorothy C. Barck …”–Pref.       “The letters are principally the correspondence of the two men most closely associated with Lloyd’s Neck, Henry Lloyd I (1685-1763) … John Lloyd II (1745-1792) … “– Introd. 
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 335, 349, 381, 384, 385, 388, 398, 400, 406, 411, 424, 425, 427, 431, 434, 458, 459, 460, 461, 463, 466, 469, 471, 478, 482, 490, 499, 500, 511, 514, 517, 527, 531, 533, 534, 538, 545, 553, 561, 562, 566, 570, 571, 574, 576, 587, 589, 595, 608, 608, 616, 643, 655, 656, 657, 662, 666, 669, 689, 704, 709, 711, 713, 721, 729, 753, 757, 758, 776, 777, 778, 795, 796, 797, 798, 799, 808, 809, 810, 814, 815, 846, 853, 855, 883, 886-887, 889, 891, 892,         
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  10. Barlow, Lester P. What would Lincoln do? A call for political revolution through the ballot. Stamford, Connecticut: The Non-Partisan League Publishing Company, Inc.; 1931; v, 229, (4), pp., ports., illus., map, d.w., 24 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “What Would Lincoln Do? / A Call for Political Revolution / Through the Ballot /   / by / LESTER P. BARLOW / Mechanical Engineer /   / The Non-Partisan League Publishing Company, Inc. / STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT / 1931”       Imprint on reverse of title reads: “Published by The Non-Partisan League Publishing Company, Inc. / 4 South Street, Stamford, Connecticut / First Issue, 2000 copies, each numbered and registered and signed by the writer.”       Library of Congress card states: “Deals largely with the nation’s motor traffic problem, plans for its solution by a system of national express motorways, a policy of limited capitalism and proposals for a Non-partisan league of America.”                                                                                    
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For additional information on Lester P. Barlow, see: Howard Shaff & Audrey Karl Shaff, Six Wars At a Time : The Life and Times of Gutzon Borglum, Sculptor of Mount Rushmore. (1985), pp. 160, 201, 212, 213, 227.
  11. Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor). The life of P. T. Barnum, written by himself. New York, (New York): Redfield; 1855; viii, [1], 10-404, 4 pp., front. (port.), illus., 20 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE / LIFE / OF / P. T. BARNUM / WRITTEN BY HIMSELF / [printers’ mark] / REDFIELD / 110 AND 119 NASSAU STREET, NEW-YORK / 1855″
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For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see pp. 374-375. 
For additional information on Phineas Taylor Barnum, see: Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. 1, pp. 636-639.     
”Barnum published his Life of P. T. Barnum Written by Himself (1855), as part of his prolific advertising.   Thereafter it was often revised, reprinted, and continued to date. It is generally accurate in matters of fact, and can be checked from date to date in the daily press. Many copies he deposited with autograph letters of gift, in the libraries of the United States.” D. A. B., Vol. 1, p. 639.     .
Abstract: “The present season (1854) I was requested to deliver the opening speech at our County Fair, which was held at Stamford. Not being able to give agricultural advice, I delivered a portion of my lecture on the “Philosophy of Humbug.” The next morning, as I was being shaved in the village barber’s shop, which was at the time crowded with customers, the ticket-seller to the Fair came in.

”What kind of a house did you have last night?” asked one of the gentlemen in waiting.

”Oh, first-rate, of course. Old Barnum always draws a crowd,” was the reply of the ticket-seller, to whom I was not known.

Most of the gentlemen present, however, knew me, and they found much difficulty in restraining their laughter.

”Did Barnum make a good speech?” I asked.

”I did not hear it. I was out in the ticket-office. I guess it was pretty good, for I never heard so much laughing as there was all through his speech. But it makes no difference whether it was good or not,” continued the ticket-seller, “the people will go to see old Barnum. First he humbugs them, and then they pay to hear him tell how he did it! I believe if he should swindle a man out of twenty dollars, the man would give a quarter to hear him tell about it.”

”Barnum must be a curious chap,” I remarked.

”Well, I guess he is up to all the dodges.”

”Do you know him?” I asked.

”Not personally,” he replied; “but I always get into the Museum for nothing. I know the doorkeeper, and he slips me in free.”

”Old Barnum would not like that, probably, if he knew it,” I remarked.

”But it happens he don’t know it,” replied the ticket-seller, in great glee.

”Barnum was on the [railroad] cars the other day, on his way to Bridgeport.” said I, “and I heard one of the passengers blowing him up terribly as a humbug. He was addressing Barnum at the time, but did not know him. Barnum joined in lustily, and endorsed every thing the man said. When the passenger learned whom he had been addressing, I should think he must have felt rather flat.”

”I should think so, too,” said the ticket-seller.

This was too much, and we all indulged in a burst of laughter. Still the ticket-seller suspected nothing. After I had left the shop, the barber told him who I was. I called into the ticket-office on business several times during the day, but the poor ticket-seller kept his face turned from me, and appeared so chap-fallen that I did not pretend to recognize him as the hero of the joke in the barber’s shop.”   Phineas Taylor Barnum, pp. 374-375.
  12. Barrington, Shute Hon. successively Bishop of Llandaff Salisbury and of Durham. A sermon preached before the incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts: at their anniversary meeting in the parish church of St. Mary-le-Bow, on Friday, February 17, 1775. London: Printed by T. Harrison and S. Brooke.; 1775; xxv, 76, [1] pp., paper covers, 21 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “A / SERMON / Preached before the / Incorporated SOCIETY / FOR THE / Propagation of the Gospel in / Foreign Parts; / AT THEIR / ANNIVERSARY MEETING / IN THE / Parish Church of ST. MARY-LE-BOW, / On FRIDAY February 17, 1775. / – / By the Honourable and Right Reverend / SHUTE Lord Bishop of LANDAFF. / – / / – / LONDON: / Printed by T. HARRISON and S. BROOKE, / in Warwick-Lane. / [printers’ ornament] / MDCCLXXV [1775].”
Location: CtHT, CtSoP.
Includes “An abstract of the charter, and of the Proceedings of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts” has running title: “An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society.” 
Abstract: “The Rev. Mr. Dibblee [of Stamford, Connecticut] writes, that being blessed with an uncommon share of health in the decline of life, he is able to attend the duties of his extensive cure; that there is no material alteration in the religious state of his parish; and that notwithstanding many emigrations into the interior parts of the country, there hath been an accession to the church, and an increase of communicants. In the year he hath baptized 80 children.” An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society, p. 27.
  13. Barthold, Charles. “Sails Man: Meet the Stamford skipper who navigates a 110-year old business through the nautical marketplace.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Feb-Mar; Vol. 3 (No. 1) pp. 62-68; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “There are those who believe that if you make your hobby your career, you will fail at one of them. F. P. ‘Skip’ Raymond is proof that there’s an exception to every rule.

As the majority owner of Stamford-based Hathaway, Reister & Raymond, one of the country’s oldest sail making and rigging firms, the 64-year-old Raymond has carefully walked the fine line between making money from one of his greatest loves – sailing – and getting fed up with the whole thing.

’There are tremendous compromises to achieving that balance,’ says Raymond a longtime resident of the area, with his most recent home base in Stamford. ‘In order to further your livelihood, you certainly must curtail your sport. I certainly don’t have the time to sail as much as I would like. But the other side is true, too. By mixing the two things, you also limit how far you can go with your business life.’ 

As near as anyone can tell, Raymond has no intention of losing his business, or his love for sailing. Hathaway, Reiser & Raymond is based in a nondescript two-story brick building on Selleck Street in Stamford, where it has been for 42 years.” Charles Barthold, p. 63.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  14. Bartlett, Dwight K. The philosophy of the rebellion : a sermon delivered in the Baptist church, Stamford, Conn., before the Union Church meeting, by the Rev. Dwight K. Bartlett. Albany, (New York): Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers; 1864; 18 pp., paper covers, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE / PHILOSOPHY OF THE REBELLION. / A SERMON / DELIVERED IN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, STAMFORD, CONN. BEFORE THE / UNION CHURCH MEETING, BY THE / REV. DWIGHT K. BARTLETT. /       / The following Sermon was delivered at Stamford, Conn., in November, 1862, and was printed / in the Stamford Advocate. A copy of that paper having come into the hands of a gentleman of / this city, the Sermon was read by him, and several of his friends, all of whom concurred in the / opinion that it contained truths of an important character, forcibly and eloquently set forth; / hence its appearance in its present form. /       / ALBANY: / WEED, PARSONS AND COMPANY, PRINTERS. / 1864.”
Location: DLC, MB, MiAllG, MWA, NcD, NhD, NjP, NjPT, OClWHi, PHi, PPL, TxU, Vi, ViU.             Wegelin (p. 22).           E. B. Huntington Stamford Soldiers’ Memorial. (1869), pp. 31-32 states, “Rev. R. R. Booth of the Presbyterian church, who left his charge here just as the assassins of the nation were concerting the methods of their attack, in his parting words, left behind him the germs of right thoughts for the coming crisis; and his successor, Rev. D. K. Bartlett, poured into the work here, all the warmth and earnestness of a passion for loyalty and righteous indignation against treason; and went, like Mr. Evans, with his regiment, to do the service of an Army Chaplain.”   Reference to this sermon appears in the Stamford Advocate, November 28, 1862, p. 2. It was printed in the Stamford Advocate, December 5, 1862, pp. 1-2. After the war, Dwight K. Bartlett served as pastor of the Plymouth Church, Rochester, New York.
Abstract: “The South refuses to educate the slave, not because she hates him; she denies his right as a legal witness, not to cover the atrocities of the master; but to give him culture, or any privileges which would recognize his manhood, would overturn her whole civilization. To teach a slave to read, to admit his testimony in court, to respect his marriage, to prefer the right of the father over that of the master, to allow to him liberty of conscience, would involve a revolution whose issue would be a destruction of the institution. And this is the vice which imparts to Southern slavery its essential criminality. Not that it is involuntary servitude, but that it only exists by and through a repudiation of all the natural rights of man. Educate a slave, and you cannot hold him. Tell him that he is a man, with God-given rights, and at once the fetters will begin to spring. Regard the wife of his bosom and the children he has begotten, and the whole edifice of Southern society will begin to crumble. It is often remarked, `Don’t preach against slavery, but its abuses.’ Why, it is the abuses by which it is sustained! Remove the abuses, and no power of man can prevent the institution from perishing.” Dwight K. Bartlett, p. 11.
  15. Barton, Ann. Dedicated to the glory of God : on the 40th anniversary of the completion of the sanctuary at the First Presbyterian Church, … Stamford, Connecticut, March 1998. (Stamford, Connecticut): First Presbyterian Church; 1998 Mar; [iv], [1]-55 pp, paper covers, 22 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “DEDICATED TO / THE GLORY OF GOD / On the 40th Anniversary of the Completion / of the Sanctuary at / The First Presbyterian Church / 1101 Bedford Street / Stamford, Connecticut / March 1998 / [cut of insignia designed for this commemoration] / Except that the Lord build the house, / they who build it shall labor in vain. / Psalm 127.1 (NRSV)”
Location: CtSHi.
  16. Bates, Walter. Kingston and the loyalists of the “Spring Fleet” of A.D. 1783 : with reminiscenses [sic] of early days in Connecticut : a narrative / by Walter Bates to which is appended a diary written by Sarah Frost on her voyage to St. John, N. B., with the loyalists of 1783. Edited with notes by W. O. Raymond. Frost, Sarah. Saint John, New Brunswick: Barnes and Company; 1889; 32 pp., illus., ports., map, paper covers, 22 cm. (William Odber Raymond, editor). 
Notes: Title page reads: “KINGSTON / AND THE / LOYALISTS OF THE “SPRING FLEET” / OF / A. D. 1783. / WITH REMINISCENSES OF / EARLY DAYS IN CONNECTICUT: / A NARRATIVE. /       / BY / WALTER BATES, ESQ., / Sometime High Sheriff of the County of Kings. /      / TO WHICH IS APPENDED A DIARY WRITTEN BY SARAH / FROST ON HER VOYAGE TO ST. JOHN, N. B., / WITH THE LOYALISTS OF 1783. /     / EDITED WITH NOTES BY / W. O. RAYMOND, A. B. / Rector of St. Mary’s Church, St. John, N. B. /     / SAINT JOHN, N. B.: / BARNES AND COMPANY, 84 PRINCE WILLIAM STREET / 1889.”         
In addition to the Saint John, New Brunswick 1889 edition, there was a reprint “Printed By Centennial Print & Litho Ltd., Fredericton, New Brunswick, For Non Entity Press.” in 1980. ISBN: 0-9690215-3-4.       
The following libraries own copies of the Saint John, New Brunswick 1889 edition: Ct, CtDar, CtHT, CtY, DLC, MB, MH, MiU, MWA, PHi.       Forbes (p. 391).       Cline (No. 1262).       Gephart (No. 8255).       Matthews-Canadian (No. 118 & No. 445).       Collier (p. 80). 
The following libraries own copies of the Fredericton, New Brunswick 1980 reprint: AzU, CaNBFU, CCarl, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, DLC, In, MB, Me, MeU, MiU, N, NIC, OC, VtU, WHi.
Abstract: “A brief biographical sketch may here be given of the author of the old manuscript which now for he first time appears in print.
Walter Bates was the fourth son of John and Sarah (Bostwick) Bates.   He was born March 14, 1760, in the eastern part of the town of Stamford, Connecticut – now known as Darien. The story of his early manhood is given in a very entertaining form in the narrative that follows.
After his arrival in Kingston, A. D. 1783, he soon became quite a prominent personage in the land of his adoption. Indeed during the later years of his life, the name of “Sheriff Bates” was familiar in Kings County as a household word.”   W. O. Raymond, p. 6.

”At length the thing I greatly feared came upon me. A small boat was discovered by the American guard, in one of these coves, by night, in which they suspected that one of my brothers, with some others, had come from the British. They supposed them concealed in the neighborhood and that I must be acquainted with it.
At this time I had just entered my sixteenth year. I was taken and confined in the Guard House; next day examined before a Committee and threatened with sundry deaths if I did not confess what I knew not of. They threatened among other things to confine me at low water and let the tide drown me if I did not expose these honest farmers. At length I was sent back to the Guard House until ten o’clock at night, when I was taken out by an armed mob, conveyed through the field gate one mile from the town to back Creek, then having been striped my body was exposed to the mosquitoes, my hands and feet being confined to a tree near the Salt Marsh, in which situation for two hours time every drop of blood would drawn from my body; when soon after two of the committee said that if I would tell them all I knew, they would release me, if not they would leave me to these men who, perhaps, would kill me.
I told them that I knew nothing that would save my life.
They left me, and the Guard came to me and said they were ordered to give me, if I did not confess, one hundred stripes, and if that did not kill me I would be sentenced to be hanged. Twenty stripes was then executed with severity, after which they sent me again to the Guard House. No ‘Tory’ was allowed to speak to me, but I was insulted and abused by all.
The next day the committee proposed many means to extort a confession from me, the most terrifying was that of confining me to a log on the carriage in the Saw mill and let the saw cut me in two if I did not expose ‘those Torys.’ Finally they sentenced me to appear before Col. Davenport, in order that he should send me to head Quarters where all the Torys he sent were surely hanged. Accordingly next day I was brought before Davenport – one of the descendants of the old apostate Davenport, who fled from old England – who, after he had examined me, said with great severity of countenance, ‘I think you could have exposed those Tories.’
I said to him ‘You might rather think I would have exposed my own father sooner than suffer what I have suffered.’ Upon which the old judge could not help acknowledging he never knew any one who had withstood more without exposing confederates, and he finally discharged me the third day.”   Walter Bates, p. 10.

”The Diary of Sarah Frost. Written on board the ship ‘Two Sisters’ during her voyage to Saint John’s River, Nova Scotia, in the spring of A. D. 1783. The narrative of Walter Bates has supplied us with an accurate and reliable account of the departure from New York and subsequent arrival at St. John of the first fleet of A. D. 1783. 
The following diary will be found to throw additional light upon the nature of the voyage with all its accompanying discomforts. It will also enable the reader in some measure to realize the trials experienced by the Loyalists in parting with near relatives and life-long friends, and give some idea of their first impressions on landing upon our rugged shores.
Sarah (Scofield) Frost and her husband [William] were natives of Stamford, Connecticut, and relatives of Walter Bates. After their settlement on the banks of the Kennebeccasis, at what is now Lower Norton, they manifested much interest in the welfare of the church at Kingston until the erection of a church more conveniently situated. The name of William Frost occurs as a member of the second vestry elected at Kingston on Easter Monday, 1785.” 
W. O. Raymond, p. 28.

”May 25, 1783. – I left Lloyd’s Neck with my family and went on board the Two Sisters, commanded by Capt Brown, for a voyage to Nova Scotia with the rest of the Loyalist sufferers. This evening the captain drank tea with us. He appears to be a very clever gentleman. We expect to sail as soon as the wind shall favor. We have very fair accommodation in the cabin, although it contains six families, besides our own. There are two hundred and fifty passengers on board.
June 29, [1783] – It is now afternoon and I have been ashore [on what would eventually become the City of St. John]. It is, I think, the roughest land I ever saw. It beats Short Rocks, indeed, I think that is nothing in comparison; but this is to be THE CITY, they say! We are not to settle here, but are to have our land sixty miles farther up the river. We are all ordered to land tomorrow and not a shelter to go under.”
Sarah Frost, p. 29.
  17. Baulsir, Linda. The Jewish communities of greater Stamford. Miller, Irwin. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing; 2002; (1), 2, (3), 4. (5-9), 10-128 pp., illus., ports., facsims., paper covers, 24 cm. (Images of America). ISBN: 0-7385-1144-7.
Notes: Title page reads: “IMAGES / of America / THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES / OF GREATER STAMFORD/     / Linda Baulsir and Irwin Miller /     / [printers’ ornament] / – / ARCADIA / -”             Illustration on cover: “DR. JACOB NEMOITIN AND HIS REGAL CAR. Born in 1880 in the Russian village of Sushkie, Jacob Nemoitin came to America with his family to escape the pogroms and anti-Semitism of the region. He practiced medicine in Stamford for more than fifty years, delivering more than 10,000 babies. He served all the immigrant communities, was fluent in seven languages, and truly embodied the dedication to his patients now associated with family practitioners of a bygone era.” Text on back cover.
 Location: Ct, CtGre, CtHi, CtS, CtSHi, CtWtp, DLC, Infw, MiU, NN, NNYU, WHi.
A carefully researched, illustrated overview of the Jewish inhabitants of Stamford, Darien, Greenwich, and New Canaan, Connecticut, and Pound Ridge, New York.
  18. Bayles, Lois B. Canaan Parish and the American Revolution. New Canaan, Connecticut: New Canaan Historical Society; 1976; ii, 120, [4] pp., [4] leaves of plates (1 fold.), facsim., maps, bibliography, paper covers, 23 cm. 
Notes: “Originally published as a series of 31 articles appearing twice a month in the New Canaan Advertiser.” This work was also issued in the New Canaan Historical Society’s Annual for 1976, Vol. 8 (No. 2).
Title page reads: “CANAAN PARISH / and the / AMERICAN REVOLUTION /       / LOIS B. BAYLES”
Location: Ct, CtB, CtBSH, CtGre, CtHi, CtNcHi, CtNhHi, CtNowa, CtS, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtU, CtWillE, ICN, Infw, WHi.       Parks (No. 5825). 
Also, see: Canaan Parish and the American Revolution. : index / compiled by George D. Durbrow. New Canaan, Connecticut, New Canaan Historical Society, 1981. 16 pp., 22 cm. Location: CtNcHi.
During the American Revolution, what is now the town of New Canaan, established in 1731, existed as Canaan Parish, a religious Congregational Church society, located in contiguous sections of the towns of Norwalk and Stamford. In this work, much of which is based on original research by the author, Lois Bayles relates the war’s effects on Canaan Parish’s inhabitants.
  19. Bearcroft, Philip. A sermon preached before the incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts: at their anniversary meeting in the parish church of St. Mary-le-Bow, on Friday, February 15, 1744.   London: Printed by Edward Owen and sold by J. Roberts [etc.]; 1744; 73 pp., paper covers, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “A / SERMON / Preached before the / Incorporated SOCIETY / FOR THE / Propagation of the Gospel in / Foreign Parts; / AT THEIR / ANNIVERSARY MEETING / IN THE / Parish Church of St. MARY-LE-BOW, / On Friday February 15, 1744. / – / By PHILIP BEARCROFT, D. D. / Chaplain in Ordinary to His Majesty, and / Secretary to the Society. / – / LONDON. / Printed by EDWARD OWEN in Amen-Corner. / And Sold by J. ROBERTS in Warwick-Lane; / and A. MILLAR, at Buchanan’s Head in the / Strand. MDCCXLIV. [1744]”
Location: CSmH, CtHT, CtSoP, CtY, DLC, MH-AH, MHi, NN, PHi, RPJCB. 
Includes “An abstract of the charter, and of the Proceedings of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts” has running title: “An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society.”
Abstract: “the Reverend Mr. Caner, their Missionary at Fairfield, writes on Nov. 19, 1743, that there have been large Accessions to the Church of Persons, who appear to have a serious Sense of Religion at Norwalk, Ridgefield, and Stanford [Stamford]; and where the late Spirit of Enthusiasm hath most abounded, … .” An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society, p. 43.
  20. Beckley, William B. “Beau-Wil-Ger-Mar.” Guide To Nature. 1912 Oct; Vol. 5 (No. 6) pp. 174-182.
Notes: Published by The Agassiz Association, Sound Beach, Connecticut.     Includes photographs of William B. Beckley’s home and gardens on Lawn Avenue, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, DLC.
Abstract: “As each member of the family loves the beautiful home it seemed fitting that each of their names should appear as a part of its name. Beulah, mother, William, father, Gertrude and Margaret, daughters, contributed the first syllable of their name to form the name of the home, Beu-Wil-Ger-Mar.” William B. Beckley, pp. 175, 177.
  21. Beers, F. W. (Frederick W.) Atlas of New York and vicinity; from actual surveys by and under the direction of F. W. Beers, assisted by Geo. E. Warner & others. Warner, George E. New York, (New York) : F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis & G. C. Soule; 1867; 59 pp., including 50 pp. of colored maps, 9 pp. illus. & advts., 46 cm. 
Notes: Includes maps and some views of Fairfield County, Connecticut.   “Town of Stamford, Fairfield Co., Conn.” including inserts for North Stamford, Long Ridge and High Ridge, p. 22. “Plan Of Southern Part of Town of Stamford, Fairfield Co., Conn.,” p. 22A. “Plan of Stamford, Fairfield Co., Conn.,” p. 23. “The property of D. H. Clark, Stamford, Ct.,” (Webb’s Tavern), p. 55.       Variants of this work differ in the number of maps and plates.                                                                                                           Location: Ct, CtFaU, CtSHi, CtU, CtY, DLC, MH, MiD, MU, N, NNU, ViU.
  22. Bell, Clarence W. Stamford’s first century of banking, 1834 to 1934. Stamford, (Connecticut): Privately Printed; 1934 Sep; 108 pp., published in both hard and paper covers, illus., ports., map, table of contents, appendix, 26 cm. 
Notes: Title on cover reads: “STAMFORD’S / FIRST CENTURY OF BANKING / [printers’ ornament] / THE FIRST-STAMFORD NATIONAL / BANK and TRUST COMPANY / [printers’ ornament] / 1834       1934″             Title page reads: ” STAMFORD’S / FIRST CENTURY OF BANKING / 1834 to 1934 /   / [printers’ ornament] / By Clarence W. Bell / [printers’ ornament] /       / PRIVATELY PRINTED – STAMFORD / SEPTEMBER 1934″       Imprint on reverse of title reads: “Engraving, Printing and Binding by The Gillespie Bros., Inc., Stamford, Conn.”             
Location: Ct, CtHi, CtS, CtSHi, CU-A, DFR, DLC, IU, MH-BA, MnHi, NBPu, NN, NNC, OCl, OKentU, OkU, UPB, ViU.                           Parks (No. 8557).
A history of the bank written by its’ president Clarence W. Bell with an introduction by Schuyler Merritt.
  23. Bell, D. G. (David Graham). Early Loyalist Saint John : the origin of New Brunswick politics, 1783-1786. Fredericton, New Brunswick: New Ireland Press; 1983; x, 261 pp., illus., maps, bibliography, index, paper covers, 23 cm. ISBN: 0969021585.
Notes: Title page reads: “D. G. Bell /   –   / Early Loyalist / Saint John / The Origin of New Brunswick Politics / 1783 – 1786 / [printers’ mark of the New Ireland Press] / New Ireland Press / 1983” 
Location: CaNBFU, CL, CSt, CtY, CU, DLC, Infw, IU, MB, MiEM, MiU, MU, N, NcD, NhD, NIC, NjP, NjR, NN, OrU, OU, TxArU, TxU, WHi. 
Includes accounts of Frederick and Fyler, sons of the Rev. Ebenezer Dibble, Anglican ‘missionary’ at Stamford. Because of their reluctance to join Patriot military forces, they were exiled from the Town to Long Island, New York, which was held by the British throughout most of the American Revolution. At the end of hostilities in 1783 they, together with their families and many other Loyalists, left for St. John, New Brunswick. The Rev. Ebenezer, his wife and a daughter remained in Stamford, never again to see his sons, daughters in law or grand children.
  24. Bennett, George. Pictures of Stamford and environs. Stamford, Connecticut: Globe Stamp Co.; 1904; [30] pp., illus., paper covers, 12 x 20 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “Pictures / of / Stamford and Environs / Arranged and Written by / GEORGE BENNETT / [printers’ mark] / COPYRIGHT, 1904, BY THE GLOBE STAMP CO. / Published by / THE GLOBE STAMP CO. / Stamford, Conn.”
Location: CtHi, CtS, CtSHi, DLC. 
Abstract: “This little album will be valued by those, formerly residents, but now at a distance, who can, nevertheless, through the pictures recall scenes to memory dear, while the stranger on the lookout for a place to locate heart and home will be able to discern something that induces him to seek a closer acquaintance with what we are endeavoring to portray.

The locality represented by our book is beautifully varied and its geographical position unsurpassed. Hill and dale, woodland and pasture alternate in charming fashion, while the restless waves form the southern border throughout, as they play upon a coast broken and indented by an ever-changing and tortuous line.

While a large proportion of the scenes depicted are found in the city of Stamford, views will also be identified of its rural section, Shippan and Sound Beach.” George Bennett, p. [2].
  25. Berman, Dan. “Portrait : Bill Rosa.” Living In Stamford. 2002 May; Vol. 4 (No. 3) pp. 30-32; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “It’s rare these days to find anyone who’s been in the same job for 20 or 30 years, let alone more than seven decades. But there is at least one Stamford barber who has done just that. Bill Rosa, who currently cuts hair, shaves faces and spruces up mustaches at the Hoyt-Bedford Barber Shop near the Stamford courthouse, has cut the hair of thousands of customers – from the famous to the obscure – since starting in the profession some 70 years ago at the age of 12.
Rosa started in the business during the Depression by helping “old master” barber Frank Lasandra at the United States Barber Shop on the West Side each day after school. As the oldest sibling in his family, Rosa took the job to help his parents, immigrants from Potenza, Italy, support his brother and two sisters. At 15 Rosa was promoted to full barber at the shop, where he learned the finer points of the job. After a year, he moved on to Harry’s Barber Shop for higher pay – $21 per week plus 60 per cent of the money he brought into the shop, a raise of about $6 per week, no small sum in the 1930’s.
While he enjoyed those summer Sundays listening to jazz, he got an even greater thrill when [Benny] Goodman, who had moved to Stamford, walked into his shop one day. Rosa recognized him, of course. Of all the customers Rosa encountered, including mayors and corporate bigwigs, the King of Swing was his favorite. Goodman eventually gave Rosa a stack of autographed records, which have been passed down in the family.
And Rosa, 85, not only makes his customers look good, they see in him a man willing to listen and, when appropriate, offer bits of advice or help. Rosa, who has no plans to retire, says he has never regretted his career choice or the path it has led him on, finding rewards in the people he’s met along the way.”
Dan Berman, pp. 30, 32.   (Copyright 2002 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  26. — “Ring leader: Heavyweight champion Gene Tunney’s journey from prizefighter to entrepreneur, soldier to socialite defied the 1920s boxer stereotype.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Dec; Vol. 3 (No. 8) pp. 54-59; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “(Gene) Tunney grew up in Greenwich Village and led the kind of life his son Jay says “comes right out of Horatio Alger,” a description that perfectly fits this man of humble beginnings who had no formal schooling past the eighth grade but had thirst for learning and in time accepted the first million-dollar purse in boxing history.

And he accomplished all that while living almost his entire adult life on a circa 1775 farmhouse sitting on 200 acres off Long Ridge Road.

”He worshiped privacy. That’s why he made his home in Stamford. It had a distinctiveness Mom and Dad wanted,” says Jay, who now lives in New York City. “They ingrained in us a love and respect for Stamford, Connecticut.”

Even in his private life Tunney broke with convention when he married into one of the wealthiest families in Greenwich. After retiring from the ring in 1928, Tunney settled down with his wife, Polly Lauder, daughter of George, who was secretary/treasurer of Carnegie Steel. Fortunately, according to Jay, the Lauders accepted the champ into the family.

”They found it poetic,” he says. “They accepted it only because of the kind of person he was.”

How Tunney, long before he gained fame, met a woman from another “way of life,” as his son phrases it, is simple enough. While serving in the Marines during World War I, Tunney met Sam Pryor, a Greenwich native who came to be a close lifelong friend. Pryor in turn introduced Tunney to Polly, who still lives in the Stamford home she shared with her husband.

In Stamford, far from the limelight of the boxing world, Jay says his father could be himself, something boxing fans and the sportswriters of the time refused to accept. Published accounts of his career include comments from legendary New York sportswriters Westbrook Pegler and Paul Callico that they went out of their way to get under Tunney’s skin and never really understood the man while he was a boxer.

And understanding the complex man Tunney was seems to have been beyond the boxing fans of the time. While sportswriters and fans glorified the “killer instinct” of (Jack) Dempsey and other Tunney contemporaries, the Stamford resident confounded them by reading books, quoting Shakespeare and working to improve his mind.” Dan Berman, pp. 56-57.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  27. Betts, Charlotte E. “Betts family and their academy.” Stamford Historian. (1957); Vol. 1 (No. 2) pp. 163-168.
Notes: Published by The Stamford Historical Society, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut.       
Location: Ct, CtS, CtSHi.                     Kemp (p. 630).     Parks (No. 8558).
Abstract: Parks (No. 8558) states, “Betts Academy, in operation in Stamford under various names from 1838-1840, 1844-1908.”                                                                                       “After four years the growth of the school seemed to call for a location with easier access to New York, and in 1844 James Betts bought 60 acres of land in Stamford, on Prospect Hill, as Strawberry Hill was then called. The original main building was erected on the summit of the hill, and the young schoolmaster added to his tasks the supervision of a large farm, supplying the institution with fruits, vegetables and dairy products. Thus came a new school to Stamford, to remain for 64 years, first as Stamford English and Classical Boarding School for Boys, then, from 1872, as Betts Military Academy, familiarly abbreviated B.M.A.” Charlotte E. Betts, p. 163.
  28. Bidou, Ann. “Antiques come of age in Stamford: How the city’s South End became the Northeast’s leading antiques center.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Feb-Mar; Vol. 3 (No. 1) pp. 34-42; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “Now, furniture from that and subsequent periods is appearing again – in abundance – helping Stamford to blossom as the newest and most vital center for antiques in all New England. It’s not just tourism hype; a stroll through Stamford’s South End reveals a renaissance in full flower. Four significant antiques co-ops, all opened since 1996, are leading the gentrification of this area. More than 500 upscale, carefully screened antiques dealers now lure amateur and professional decorators from the tri-state area, New England and the nation. 

’There’s nowhere in New York City or New England that offers such a cluster of individual dealers housed under four roofs all within walking distance of each other,’ says Michael Ortenau, owner of one of the four co-ops – the elegant Harbor View Center for Antiques at 101 Jefferson Street. 
While all the centers are open to both wholesale and retail buyers, the decorating trade has been a major factor behind the South End’s success.

’There are just so many upscale homes and mega mansions here,’ notes Ortenau. ‘The design community has taken such an interest in these homes, and they need an outlet to shop for them. Here, they find a concentrated area with an eclectic mix of merchandise to put in these homes at a fraction of the amount of time and effort it might take to source through individual antiques dealers.'”   Ann Bidou, pp. 34, 39-40. (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  29. — “Stamford’s new breed of bikers: Topping tennis, gaining on golf, upscale motorcycling is changing the pace of outdoor recreation.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Apr; Vol. 3 (No. 2) pp. 32-36, 38, 40-42; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “Before Malcolm Forbes brought respectability to riding [motorcycles,] it might have seemed incongruous that this group of mature male business executives would participate in a sport usually associated with peace-shattering, pulse-racing activity. But it’s about balance; those who work hard typically like to play hard.

That is exactly what motorcycles provide: a hard-driving dose of good, old-fashioned American freedom. Motorcycle Industry Council statistics estimate that 3,321 Stamford residents indulge annually. These Stamford riders have plenty of company; 19 million people ride motorcycles nationally, compared with the 18 million who play tennis and 24 million who golf.

What the statistics don’t show is Stamford’s unique position in the motorcycling community. A Harley-Davidson dealer that just tripled in size resides in the South End and is regularly visited by Fortune 500 CEOS, its employees say. Within walking distance is Boss Hoss, a purveyor of exotic bikes with Chevy big block V-8 engines that appeal to simple folk and show-business celebrities alike. The most widely circulated Harley magazine in the country, American Iron Magazine, is published out of offices on Summer Street. And riders from all over the world acknowledge the winding roads leading out of Stamford into Litchfield County and upstate New York to be some of the most scenic anywhere.”     Ann Bidou, p. 34.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  30. Bigelow, Edward F. “Automobile keeps one young.” Guide To Nature. 1923 Nov; Vol. 16 (No. 6) pp. 81-87.
Notes: Published by The Agassiz Association, Sound Beach, Connecticut.
Included are two photographs of Charles H. Lounsbury’s boyhood home at 484 Old Long Ridge Road, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtNbC, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, DLC, MH.
Abstract: Includes quotations from weekly feature article “Live Local Topics”, Stamford Advocate, August 18, 1923. “In the old days, practically everybody worked. One of the men who could give you some illustrations of this is Charles H. Lounsbury, president of the Stamford Savings Bank, who will be eighty-four years old tomorrow, and who acquired habits of industry in his boyhood upon his father’s farm at Long Ridge. He says that the young men in those days did a prodigious amount of work, and thrived upon it. Farms were productive then; not many of them are now, because the boys prefer to work in shops, and ‘hired help’ is scarce and high. The chances are that Mr. Lounsbury wouldn’t be at his desk in a bank at eighty-four, in full possession of his faculties, and with his business judgment as keen as ever if he had not received his early training on a farm. He left the farm because it was apparent that he had the sort of qualities that command success in business. He was a clerk at 19, and three years later was partner in a firm that manufactured shoes in Long Ridge and later in Stamford – the predecessor to the Lounsbury-Soule Company, which is making shoes yet. Ask him how a man may attain old age and still be active, and the chances are he’ll tell you that there’s no secret about it at all. Build up a strong constitution by work outdoors, cultivate steady habits, fresh air and exercise – that is all.”   Then followed the point of view of the transformation of the headquarters of the automobile from the suburban to the city home with the statement that “Mr. Lounsbury often rides in an automobile to the place where he spent his boyhood,” and the writer told of Mr. Lounsbury’s work with the factory he moved to Broad Street, Stamford in 1885 and cited the changes in Long Ridge.       Edward F. Bigelow, pp. 83-84.
  31. — “Beauty of the worker and the work.” Guide To Nature. 1917 Jan; Vol. 9 (No. 8) pp. 233-236.
Notes: Published by The Agassiz Association, Sound Beach, Connecticut. Includes a portrait of Mr. Rezo Waters, basket maker, Stamford, Connecticut. 
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtNbC, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, DLC, MH.
Abstract: “In searching for beauty I have for a long time admired an aged basket maker that lives in the northern part of Stamford. He has been pictured in our pages, but the more I consider his patriarchal, picturesque beauty, the more have I desired to let the reader see him again. The artistic eye of the sculptor, the famous Gutzon Borglum, selected him as the original of The Pioneer in one of his equestrian masterpieces of that name. This has made Mr. Rezo Waters famous, and he has been sought by merchants everywhere to demonstrate in their show windows the art of basket making. It is not the making of baskets, nor the man that is doing it, that attracts attention, but the unusual portrayal of beauty.” Edward F. Bigelow, p. 234.
  32. — “Crandall – The farmer-poet.” Guide To Nature. 1914 Jul; Vol. 7 (No. 2) pp. 46-55.
Notes: Published by The Agassiz Association, Sound Beach, Connecticut.     Includes a portrait of Charles H. Crandall, “The Farmer-Poet.”
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, DLC.
Abstract: “Mr. Charles H. Crandall is a poet preeminently of the farm, though he has written upon other topics. To him the field, the forest, the sky and the streams, mean more than the place in which he raises his crops, gathers nuts or hews firewood, although he is engaged in all these interesting occupations as well as in other diversified pursuits characteristic of the New England farm. He lives near to nature. I wish that I could write in glowing terms of his interest in nature study, but I cannot. I wish that he were a naturalist, but strictly speaking he is not. He is a farmer and farmer-poet: he appreciates the delights of his occupation, he transmits his pleasure in it to humanity, and he interests humanity in it, but for the details of nature, as the naturalist sees them, he has no special affection. I doubt it, when he looks at a pine tree or an oak tree or an apple tree, he can describe any of the details of xylem, phloem, of cambium layer, or of stomata, but he does see in the pine tree, the oak tree and the apple tree, something perhaps more important. He sees human life exemplified and he sees various kinds of people with their characteristics and diversified occupations symbolized by the trees. It is for the farmer to be strong like the oak. It is for the pine to seem graceful and cultured and refined, but it is for the apple tree to scatter fruit for all the people. When Mr. Crandall looks at those trees he writes not of their scientific structure, nor of their physiological functions, but of what they mean to humanity.”   Edward F. Bigelow, pp. 48-49.
  33. — “Den-like dodging place for a doctor.” Guide To Nature. 1913 Oct; Vol. 6 (No. 6) pp. 130-137.
Notes: Published by The Agassiz Association, Sound Beach, Connecticut. Includes photographs of Dr. Dean Foster and his family at their “dodging place” on Den Road, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, DLC.   
Abstract: “In the wild woods of the northern part of Stamford on the Den Road is the den-like dodging place of a well-known doctor of Stamford. Even one visit to this cottage in the woods that has been appropriately named “The Dodging Place,” would convince the visitor that the owner was born and brought up “far from the madding crowd” and the congested haunts of the city, and that nature has called him so loudly and so persistently that he has resumed his early freedom and the isolation of his boyhood. There is a difference between the way in which a city man goes to a home in the country and that of the man who is really at home in the country, far from the crowded residences and in the midst of a wild environment. Dr. Dean Foster has not attempted to make his den on the Den Road anything but a “dodging place.” To it he escapes for a time from the patients that overcrowd his office, and from the cares and perplexities of a physician in active practice.” Edward F. Bigelow, p. 131.
  34. — “From the farmer poet of Stamford.” Guide To Nature. 1917 Apr; Vol. 9 (No. 11) p. 355.
Notes: Published by The Agassiz Association, Sound Beach, Connecticut.   Includes the text of a poem, titled “At Dawning” by Charles H. Crandall.
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtNbC, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, DLC, MH.
Abstract: “So advantageously perched is Mr. Crandall’s little fruit farm on a crest of Cedar Heights, near the old Wire Mills canon, that we do not wonder that he continues to write poetry. We should wonder if he did not write. He is sure of an attentive and friendly audience when he contributes a lyric to the Stamford Historical Society’s monthly program as “At Dawning” was thus recently presented. The poem has so direct an appeal to nature lovers that we gladly give it room in THE GUIDE TO NATURE.”   Edward F. Bigelow, p. 355.
  35. — “Nature work and recreation of a surgeon.” Guide To Nature. 1910 Sep; Vol. 3 (No. 5) pp. 184-197.
Notes: Published by The Agassiz Association, Sound Beach, Connecticut. 
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtNbC, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, DLC.
Abstract: [Q. by Edward F. Bigelow] “What phases of the work or recreation do you enjoy the most?

[Ans. by Robert Tuttle Morris] “One of the most interesting features of the work is hybridizing or crossing different kinds of nut trees. For instance, one can cross hickories which have individual good qualities, as thin shell, high quality, large size or good cleavage in cracking. Out of the lot of hybrids one will then secure some which are ideal, and any ideal hickory is then propagated by grafting it, just as Baldwin apples or Bartlett pears are propagated, so that whole orchards of a desirable kind of hickory can be raised. 

”There is fascinating speculation in crossing widely different kinds of trees like the walnuts and hickories. According to Mendel’s law a part of the progeny will resemble the parents, and a part will be entirely new, different from anything that has ever been seen before. For hybridizing experiments I have twenty-six kinds of chestnuts alone, from different parts of the world, but my favorite family consists of the hickories. There are many kinds of walnuts, hazels, beeches and other nut trees under experimental cultivation.”                       …………………………………………………………………………..
[Upon my remarking that it must cost much to maintain such a place, he said]: “It costs a few thousand dollars per year, but the money spent on yachting would be lost. The recreation obtained from nut culture at Merribrooke, in addition to its scientific value for the public, should give me a large income from the two hundred acres of orchards when I shall be retiring from professional work, so that I look forward to old age with the same zest that the youth looks forward to manhood. It seems to me that every man should aim toward some such goal for the days when his chief activities must cease.

”It is a wrong idea, however, that many years are required for nut trees to come into bearing.   Valuable sorts when grafted upon old bearing trees as stocks will frequently bear heavily by the second year after grafting, and many seedling trees from Europe or Oriental countries, where they have been long in cultivation, begin to bear at a very early age.

”The nut market is never fully supplied, and many of the best kinds never get so far as even the New York market. Last year this country imported more than twelve million dollars’ worth of nuts and nut products, and we should really have exported a very much larger quantity.   The time is near at hand when thousands of deserted acres in Connecticut will bring farmers the princely incomes now obtained by the pecan growers of the south, and by the Pacific coast orchardists with their walnuts and almonds.”       Edward F. Bigelow, pp. 190-191, 193.
  36. — “Rev. William J. Long’s homes and work.” Guide To Nature. 1910 Feb-Mar; Vol. 11 (No. 11) pp. 346-350.
Notes: Published by The Agassiz Association, Sound Beach, Connecticut.               The conclusion of this article is to be found in Guide To Nature, April 1910, Vol. 12 (No. 12), pp. 376-384.   
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtNbC, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, DLC, MH.
Abstract: “William J. Long is a scholar and a naturalist, – two men, looking at life from two different points of view, yet with the same eyes. He has recently taken possession of his new home, near to nature, in the suburbs of Stamford, overlooking a magnificent view of the Cove and Long Island Sound, and also further northward across a picturesque valley, the distant wooded hills.

Here in this home of modern architecture he has his formal study and well-equipped library. Here all is order and neatness, even to perfect adjustment of the angles of every book upon shelf or table. Here there is a polished air of finish and of classicism. Here William J. Long is the clergyman and scholar, the learned doctor of philosophy, the graduate of Harvard and of Heidelberg.             ……………………………………………………………………………
In a business block in the center of Stamford, in a front room on the noisiest part of the city square is Dr. Long’s natural history study. Here he revels in a delicious confusion and disarrangement. Newspapers, letters, books, photographs, notebooks, souvenirs of days in the big woods, are everywhere, not even excepting the floor. ……………………………………………………………………………
But here in this study is the chaotic revelry that explains the naturalist let loose from the formal work of the scholar. Conditions here, while writing his books, are like the primitiveness and abandon of his camp in the wilderness, and work seems a play, not a profession. Though his literary and scientific playings, like the investigations that preceded them, have been so extensive as to seem professional, they still retain the playful point of view. It is this spirit, and the sharp contrast in his work, that have sometimes made Dr. Long’s natural history misunderstood.

In his literary work, as in his professional and philosophic studies, he has been a thorough, painstaking student of facts, and it has been his aim to make these facts interesting by showing their direct bearing upon human life. As he says in the preface to his ‘English Literature,’ ‘From beginning to end, this book is written upon the assumption that the first virtue of such a work is to be accurate, and the second to be interesting.’ It seems probable that these lines were written in the home study.

But his nature writings have been, like the observations upon which they are based, his play and recreation. To an outsider it may seem as if he had unconsciously transposed his basic principle of literature and said, ‘The first object of such work is to be interesting and the second to be accurate.’

When I suggested this theory to the naturalist he shook his head doubtfully. “Truth is always the first interest of a scholar,’ he said, ‘whether one studies life or death, a man or a blackbird, a creed or a political platform. And truth, by the way, is seldom found upon the surface of things. When one writes, however, interest must be added to accuracy, and whatever virtue appears first is merely a matter of emphasis. In my natural history studies, though the work is all play, it takes far more time and effort to verify an observation than to search out original sources in literature.’ ”   Edward F. Bigelow, pp. 345-348.
  37. — “Successful improvement of an old-time farm.” Guide To Nature. 1913 Apr; Vol. 5 (No. 12) pp. 332-341.
Notes: Published by The Agassiz Association, Sound Beach, Connecticut.             Includes photographs of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Francis, located at Brook Hollow Farm, 179 Old Mill Lane, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, DLC.
Abstract: “But it needs not the memory of personal experiences as one approaches Brook Hollow Farm, sheltered so snugly and cozily in a sunny valley that might be a valley of enchantment. Here mingle together the poetry of the past and the improvements of the present. For this reason we bring to the reader’s attention this month one of the most skillfully and successfully improved old farms that we have ever seen. The hand of improvement has been guided by artistic feeling and dainty appreciation of nature. Mr. Arthur W. Francis and his wife possess these necessary requisites because their interest in the old farm has not been due to a sprit of commercialism. Mr. Francis has touched where touching was needed and left untouched where nature could be left and trusted. The result is that art and nature have gone hand in hand close and sympathetic comradeship.”   Edward F. Bigelow, p. 336.
  38. — “Village of rest in a valley of peace.” Guide To Nature. 1912 Jul; Vol. 5 (No. 3) pp. 77-95.
Notes: Published by The Agassiz Association, Sound Beach, Connecticut.     Includes photographs of the buildings and grounds of Dr Givens’ Sanitarium, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, DLC.
Abstract: “Before me was a rock of an institution – a village of rest and peace, where persons temporarily disabled from the great stress and strain of modern civilization can restore exhausted and shattered nerves.

Recently this sanitarium has celebrated its twenty-first anniversary. His alma mater, Wesleyan University at Middletown, Connecticut, at her recent eighty-seventh annual commencement conferred on Dr. Givens her highest degree, the LL.D.

But all this told of the effect, the results. I wanted to get at the heart of things, and especially to ascertain to what extent nature has been a factor in rearing and maintaining this great rock of an institution. I wanted to know the secret of the man’s success. With these two purposes in view, I sought and obtained the freedom of the place, and during a period of several weeks I have, at my convenience, visited the different parts of the institution. I have gone alone and have done as I pleased. I have sometimes met the doctor briefly for a bit of general, social conversation, or a cheery “Good morning,” and although he was aware that I was making a study of the institution, not one word of suggestion has he proffered. I have been free to photograph and to make notes. What I saw I am telling the reader in my own way aided by my camera. I have talked freely with attendants, workmen, and patients. All are enthusiastic as to the attractiveness of the place and the excellence of the management.

It is self-evident that Dr. Givens’ success is the result of a high degree of medical skill and executive ability, combined with hard, faithful and painstaking scientific work. But these qualifications, though they are important, do not reveal the whole secret of this institution’s success in curing nervous diseases. Two other factors have been equally prominent – the natural beauty of the location and the healthfulness and invigorating air.”   Edward F. Bigelow, pp. 80-81.
  39. — “Visit to Dr. Morris’s nut farm.” Guide To Nature. 1913 Sep; Vol. 6 (No. 5) pp. 101-106.
Notes: Published by The Agassiz Association, Sound Beach, Connecticut. Includes photographs of Dr. Robert Tuttle Morris and Frank A. Bartlett.
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtNbC, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, DLC.
Abstract: “I recently visited the nut farm of Dr. Robert T. Morris, in the northern part of Stamford, Connecticut, in company with Mr. Frank A. Bartlett of the Frost & Bartlett Company of Stamford. We were shown many things of interest in the world of trees, but a few seemed of such especial interest as to be worth portraying to our readers. In response to an inquiry as to what is Dr. Morris’s favorite tree, he replied that there are three pets – the alder-leaved chestnut, the persimmon and the red pine.” Edward F. Bigelow, p. 101.
  40. — “When the funny man goes farming.” Guide To Nature. 1911 Nov; Vol. 4 (No. 7) pp. 228-232.
Notes: Published by The Agassiz Association, Sound Beach, Connecticut.       Article contains a photograph of the Frederick Burr Opper house [exterior and some interiors] in Stamford. Opper was a national known cartoonist, creator of Maud the Mule, Alphonse & Gaston and Happy Hooligan. In addition, his political cartoons were featured in newspapers throughout the United States. The house is located at 1295 High Ridge Road, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtS, CtY, DLC. 
Abstract: “Mr. Frederick Opper, the well-known cartoonist and comic artist of the ‘New York American,’ has taken about every subject under the sun on which to be sarcastic or funny, and he is as adept at both, and furnishes the ‘New York American’ with three or four cartoons a week besides two or three pages of comic matter. It would be interesting to picture such a man trying to adapt his city born genius to the exigencies of a country farm. So I went to see him. The result was surprising. I found that he was not city born and bred, and when I learned that I supposed, of course, that he was making a great success at farming, but to my amazement I found that he does nothing at all in the way of farming. He lives in the country, he walks around, smokes his pipe and thinks thoughts that are long and intricate with juxtaposition of incongruous concepts. Unlike the common conception of the man who has to originate several pages of new material every week, he does not put both hands under his chin with his elbows on the table and think a thought, nor does run his hand through his hair in a desperate search for another thought. He just dreams. He takes his dogs and goes for a walk and finds some huge boulder in the orchard where, like the time-honored Josh who when asked what he did in his spare time replied that mostly he ‘sot’ and thought but sometimes he just ‘sot.’ So I imagine it is with Mr. Opper. …….   Mr. Opper’s use of the farm is to live on it and love it and not worry about it. It did seem a little funny at first but then what must one expect of such an original funny man.”   Edward F. Bigelow, pp. 229-231.
  41. — “Woodland home made of packing boxes.” Guide To Nature . 1912 Dec; Vol. 5 (No. 8) pp. 222-228.
Notes: Published by The Agassiz Association, Sound Beach, Connecticut. 
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, DLC.
Abstract: Includes photographs of “Judson W. Delap’s home “Denhurst,” near to nature at Stamford, Connecticut. Built of packing boxes as a recreation for a few minutes a day.”
  42. Bingham, L. M. “Chemicals.” (The Zapon Company). Connecticut Industry. 1935 Sep; Vol. 13 (No. 9) pp. 17-18; ISSN: 0010-6135.
Notes: Published 1923-1970 by Manufacturers’ Association of Connecticut, Inc., Hartford, Connecticut; 1971-1972 by Connecticut Business and Industry Association.   
Location: Ct, CtB, CtH, CtNbc, CtNh, CtSoP, CtWCtY, MH. 
A description of the Zapon Company of Stamford, producers of leather cloth, rubberized materials and lacquers. Located on a 15 acre site, adjacent to Long Island Sound, it employed approximately 250 people.
  43. Birket, James. Some cursory remarks made by James Birket in his voyage to North America, 1750-1751. New Haven, (Connecticut): Yale University Press; 1916; vi, pp., 1 leaf, 74 pp., 22 cm. (Yale historical publications. Manuscripts and edited texts; 4.) 
Notes: Title page reads: “SOME CURSORY REMARKS /       / MADE BY JAMES BIRKET / IN HIS VOYAGE TO NORTH AMERICA / 1750-1751 /       / [cut of Yale University’s insignia] /       / NEW HAVEN : YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS / LONDON : HUMPHREY MILFORD / OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS / MDCCCCXVI [1916].”       Imprint on reverse of title reads: “COPYRIGHT, 1916 / BY YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS / – / Published October, 1916 / Three hundred copies printed from type”     “The diary here printed under its original title, ‘Some cursory remarks made by James Birket’, came undoubtedly from the collection of Dr. William Thornton, now on deposit in the Library of Congress. It was preserved by Mrs. Margaret Bayard Smith … and descended to Mrs. Smith’s grandson, J. Henley Smith, by whom it was presented to the University for publication.” –Pref.
For reference to Stamford, Connecticut, see: p. 38.
Two firms published reprints: Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, New York, 1971, ISBN: 0836956826 / Heritage Books, Inc., Westminster, Maryland, 2003, ISBN: 0788423304.
The following libraries own copies of the 1916 edition: AzTeS, CLU, Ct, CtMW, CtNh, CtU, CtY, DeU, DLC, MA, MB, MBAt, MeB, MH, MiU, MnHi, MnM, MoSW, MU, MWA, NbU, NcU, NhD, NjP, NjR, NN, NRU, OClU, OCU, OO, OOxM, OU, ViU, WHi, WMUW, WU.
The following libraries own copies of the 1971 reprint: CLS, DAU, FTaSU, GU, IEN, MiYEM, MSat, MWalB, MWH, NN, NvU, P, PU, TxCM, TxHU, UPB. 
The following libraries own copies of the 2003 reprint: Infw.
Abstract: [October 11, 1750]
”We set forwd this Morning & breakfasted at Fairfield at one Penfields & had Chocolate & Plenty of Toast being 6 miles from hence we rode to NORWARK where we dined at one John Beldons a very good house & Civil people had a Dr of Lamb roasted here Sam Burling Joined us & We Set forward in the afternoon for NYork.

From Fairfield to NORWALK is 12 Miles here is a pritty river which we Cross And about a mile below the town it is Navigable where We see some small vessels lying but we could not Learn that they had much trade here, from Norwalk after dinner we rode to Horse Neck [Greenwich] but first called at Stamford which is 10 Miles where we baited at a Sorry house where we had some Sour Madeira wine, ‘Tis a tollerable Village and Some good land about it from thence proceeded to Horseneck 6 miles, but before we got there had Exceeding heavy rain was quite dark and Most Intollerable bad road.”   James Birket, p. 38.
  44. Bisharat, Victor. Victor Bisharat, Architect. (Stamford, Connecticut, Ampco Publishing & Printing Corporation); n.d.; [62] pp., illus., plans (some folded), paper covers, 28 cm.     
Notes: Title on cover reads: “VICTOR H. BISHARAT / ARCHITECT”         Title page reads: “VICTOR BISHARAT / ARCHITECT”
Location: CtSHi.   Imprint on inside of last endpaper reads: “Printed In U.S.A. – Ampco Publishing & Printing Corporation, [Stamford, Connecticut].”
Included are illustrations of a senior housing complex, General Time Corporation’s headquarters, One Landmark Square, and St. John’s Towers, all designed by Victor Bisharat and located in Stamford, Connecticut.
A brief autobiographical narrative of his career as an architect. It includes references to his education at the American University of Beirut and the University of California and those who influenced him, such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Eric Mendelson.
  45. Bishop, John. The fruitful vine growing in the good man’s garden or The godly man’s blessing in a good wife shadowed out under that excellent emblem and apt similitude of a fruitful vine. : As it was discoursed, illustrated, and laid forth in a sermon, preached at the wedding of that pious and worthy pair, Mr. J. W. and Mrs. R. B.   Stanford in N. E. Octob. 28, 1684, By their reverened freind & kinsman Mr. J. B. MDCLXXXVII [1687]. (Boston, Massachusetts); 1687; [6], 34 pp., 14 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE FRUITFUL VINE / Growing in the Good Man’s GARDEN / OR / The Godly Man’s BLESSING in / A GOOD WIFE / Shadowed out under that excellent Emblem / and apt Similitude of / A Fruitful Vine, / As it was discoursed, illustrated, and laid forth / In a Sermon, preached at the Wedding of / that pious and worthy Pair, Mr. J. W. / and Mrs. R. B. / Stanford in N. E. Octob. 28, 1684 / – / By their reverened freind & kinsman Mr. J. B. / [Text] / – / Printed in the Year, MDCLXXXVII [1687]”
Location: MH
Not in Evans.
The Harvard University copy bears an inscription on the leaf opposite title page “Abigail Mather 1690” and a library stamp stating, “HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY / FROM THE LIBRARY OF / ERNEST LEWIS GAY / JUNE 15, 1927″
For additional reference to this work, see: Bishop, John, IV “A Good Wife: Is this Stamford’s First Book?,” Connecticut Ancestry. September 1987, Vol. 30 (No. 1), pp. 21-44. There is a photo copy of this book in the archives of the First Congregational Church, Stamford, Connecticut.
Abstract: “1st. To those that have Wives to get ..
Is a good Wife so great a blessing? It concerns you that have wives to seek, to look well about you. If anywhere, in any thing any of the concerns of this life, the Proverb would be remembered, it would be here, Look, before you leap. Is a good wife so great a blessing? don’t wink and chuse.   Truly, they do little better, that chuse by Affection, not by Judgment. Let not a vain, empty, rash, hasty head-king fancy, transport you in a matter of so great Concernment. Take diliberation, go to counsel, use your best discretion, be well advised : with good advice make war. with good advice make your match. As in Projects of war [ latin quotation ] they that miss it once seldom recover; so to err once in the choice of a Wife, is ( usually ) to be undone for ever. And let me further say, you ought to give the more earnest heed as to this matter, because (as the Earl of Salisbury told his son ) He that seeks out for a wife, goes for a Lottery, where there are a hundred Blanks for one Prize. Remember, as he that finds a wife, a good wife, finds a good thing, so, that such wives are hard to find; who can find a vertuous woman? I have reason to think, that Solomon spake it very sensibly & experimentally : and unless the world be well amended since his time, you may look among a good-many, or rather a great many, before you find a good one; se Ecstes. 7.28   Is a good wife so great a mercy, endeavour, Sirs, to get good ones. And How? Why, be such as the Text speaks of, such, as to whom the promise is here made, fear God, and walk in his waies. A prudent wife is of the Lord : a good wife is a Boon that God gives to a man that is good in His sight. Get into God’s Books : the great blessing of a good wife is an Act of Grace, an Act of favour from God.   [ pages 14-16 ]         

Nor meerly love her but live joyfully with her. Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest. &C. Eccl. 9.9 ”   John Bishop, pp. 2-3, 5-6, 14-16. 
[Note: misspellings in this text are from the original]
  46. Bishop, John IV. “A Good Wife: Is this Stamford’s first book?” Connecticut Ancestry. 1987 Sep; Vol. 30 (No. 1) pp. 21-44; ISSN: 0197-2103.
Notes: Published by Stamford Genealogical Society, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut.            
Location: Ct, CtGre, CtH, CtS, CtSHi, DLC.
For additional information, see: Bishop, John The Fruitful Vine …. . 1687

Abstract: “A Rare Book 
 Reviewer’s Preface: 1987
 A GOOD WIFE by John Bishop 1687

Date. This little book was printed by Samuel Green, Jr. at his press in downtown Boston near the present site of Jordan Marsh department store. Comparing it with SRW [1.] 1685 and JOF [2.] 1687 will instantly relate it to his work of that time. The ragged and careless typesetting, poor inking, defective numbering, and other oddities are identical. Specifically, one can see the lone (DAPO [3.] #602) inverted “fleur-de-lis” in the long headpiece of p   ( 1 ) of AGW [4.] and p. 1 of SRW [5.]. Possibly an identifying stratagem. The more complete title page of ARB [6.] and the scholarly opinion of ACB [7.] confirm the printer as Green and the date as 1687. The only known reference to AGW [8.] is found in HPA [9.] but has some misdata although it does have the year correct. After 300 years it has resurfaced.

Provenance. The manuscript was probably brought to Boston by Zachariah Walker, a step-son-in-law of John Bishop and at the time minister in a near-by CT parish. He was born in Boston GHUS [10.] in Harvard class of “1656” and was known to be in Boston in 1685, perhaps bringing the ms for SRW [11.]. His father, Robert, an original settler (DSS [12]) was buried 30 May 1687 and “ZW” as he signed the preface to AGW [13.] was likely attending family matters soon after. There is a distinct possibility that AGW [14.] was a replacement for the CT election sermon of May 1687 by Joseph Eliot (DNR2 [15]) which was unavailable or “unacceptable” as it is not known to be printed.

A long trail of misinformation about AGW [16] has complicated the task of firmly identifying it. Harvard catalogue reads “(Boston) printed by (John Foster?)” who had died in 1681. (DAB [17]) The microform card reads “The Fruitful Wife . . . 1690″ perhaps misreading the terse inscription by “Abigail Mather, 1690”. The Mather pedigree in MCA [18] shows that the most likely “Abigail” was Abigail Phillips who married Cotton Mather. Since she owned her copy of AGW [19] by 1690 it may have been inspiration for Cotton Mather’s own bride’s book ODZ [20] 1692 (not 1682, HPA [21]) as shown by BOCM [22]. They were both meant to be given away which may explain why AGW [23] is not listed in the books of John Bishop (BJB [24]}, nor in Evans (ABE [25]). Rare indeed.” John Bishop IV, p. 21. 

 1.   SRW     Sound Repentance, S. Wakeman, 1685, – at NYPL. Hereafter simply cited as SRW.
       2.   JOF       Joy of Faith, S. Lee, 1687, Harvard Houghton Library
       3.   DAPO Dictionary of Colonial American Printing Ornaments, E. Reilly, 1978.   
       4.   AGW   fragment of A Good Wife in possession of ARB (Arthur R. Bishop, Manchester, England – via XGA [Exchange for Genealogical Archives, Boston/London]. See also: 
                         a.   CPB   Cheerfully Provide, fragment in possession of Bishop family in Maine.
                         b.   GMB Godly Man’s Blessing (AGW) via XGA from Virginia Bishop family.
                         *These fragments, along with “The Fruitful Vine” once owned by Abigail Mather, now at Harvard Houghton Library (whose staff deserves the fullest acclaim for celerity and patience) comprise all the known portions of “A Good Wife”.   Hereafter simply cited as AGW. 
       5.   SRW
       6. ARB   Arthur R. Bishop, Manchester England – via XGA [Exchange for Genealogical Archives, Boston/London]       
       7. ACB   A(lbert) C(arlos) Bates, Connecticut Historical Society, letter to E. L. Gay 5 April 1911.
       8. AGW
       9. HPA   History of Printing in America, Isaiah Thomas, 1874, American Antiquarian Society. Hereafter simply cited as HPA 
     10. GHUS Graduates of Harvard University, J. L. Sibley, 1881.
     11. SRW 
     12. DSS     Diary of Samuel Sewall, 1674-1718, M. H. Thomas, 1973
     13. AGW
     14. AGW
     15. DNR2 Diary of Noadiah Russell 1687, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, 1934.
     16. AGW
     17. DAB   Dictionary of American Biography, 1917
     18. MCA Magnalia Christi Americana, Cotton Mather, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1852
     19. AGW
     20. ODZ   Ornaments …Daughters of Zion, Cotton Mather, 1692 at Boston Athenaeum
     21. HPA
     22. BOCM Bibliography of Cotton Mather Works, T. J. Holmes, 1940
     23. AGW
     24. BJB     Books of John Bishop taken 3 Jan 1694/5 by John Davenport III – at Connecticut State Library
     25. ABE   American Bibliography, Charles Evans, 1941

     All notes and abbreviations by John Bishop IV.   Numbering of notes for this bibliography by Ronald Marcus

”A good Wife is like a fruitful vine, in Rendering herself delightful, Pleasant, Amiable to her husband. The vine is a sightly, delectable, PLEASANT plant. ‘The Vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are His pleasant plants.” Isa. 5.7. It were easie to enlarge here, I may but hint at things. How delectable is the vine in all respects!
The SMELL of the Vine is pleasant. ‘The vines give a good Smell.’ Cant.2.13. So the Behaviour, Carriage, Jestures, Words, Actions of a good wife, favour and smell of LOVE; a good smell indeed: her Bed & Board is perfumed with Better spice than Mirrhe, Aloes, and Cinamon: or than all the ‘powders of the merchant.’ Oyntment and Perfume do not so rejoice the heart of a men, as doth the Sweetness of a good Wife by hearty Affection.
The SHADE of the vine is comfortable and refreshing. Therefore Arbours are made of them: And the happiness, the tranquility, the Halcyon dayes which the people of Israel enjoyed under Solomon, is thus set forth: ‘Judah and Israel dwelt safely every man under his VINE, and under his fig-tree, &c. I King. 4. 25. So doth a Good Wife render her self exceeding comfortable and Refreshing to her husband. When Good-man comes in Weary from his work, Sweating , melted out of the field; or comes down out of his Study almost ‘exanimated’, having his spirits exhausted and drunk up; O how doth the Amiable, Loving, Tender, Careful, Cheerful carriage of a good wife Recreate and Refresh Him, like reposing himself under a shady Vine.” John Bishop, pp. 35-36. (Copyright 1987 by Connecticut Ancestry Society. Reproduced with permission.)
  47. Blake, Janet Cappiello. “Springdale: A home for all seasons.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Nov; Vol. 3 (No. 7) pp. 71-76; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “I still can remember the feeling I would get when I would come home for Thanksgiving during the decade I lived out of state. While it was family and friends I came back to Stamford to see, I would always finally sense I was “at home” when I drove down Hope Street. I’m sure any native Springdalian like myself can say the same thing – after all, barely a day has gone by during my 38 years in which I haven’t either walked down or driven along this stretch of roadway that could easily be called Main Street. I can practically track my entire life on Hope Street, starting from toddler hood.”   Janet Cappiello Blake, p. 71.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  48. —. “Stamford Witch Trials: As news of the Salem witch trials spread, one Stamford woman accused of witchcraft faced terrifying peril.” Living In Stamford. 2000 Oct; Vol. 2 (No. 5) pp. 50-56; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut
Location: CtSHi.
Illustrations by Stefanie Augustine 
Abstract: “According to records, Elizabeth [Clason]’s ordeal began in April 1692, two months after the witch hunts of Salem commenced. One can only guess that this time period would have been long enough for the terrifying news from Salem to filter to the Connecticut colonies via the men who sailed from place to place on small vessels known as “coasters,” bringing supplies and mail to coastal communities.

And not surprisingly, there was a familiar ring to both the Salem and Connecticut events of 1692, as each of them began with a so-called “afflicted” young woman who threw fits and went into rages that were attributed not to natural causes, but to witchcraft. When the afflicted spoke, people listened. And the names they blurted out were sufficient proof to haul those named off to jail. Social standing, gender and age did not matter.”     Janet Cappiello Blake, p. 52.   (Copyright 2000 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  49. Blickensderfer, Robert. The five-pound secretary : an illustrated history of the Blickensderfer typewriter. Robert, Paul. The Netherlands: Virtual Typewriter Museum; 2003; [vi], 122 pp., paper covers, illus., ports., table of contents, appendices, 24 cm. ISBN: 90-74999-05-0.
Notes: Title page reads: “The Five-Pound Secretary / AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE BLICKENSDERFER / TYPEWRITER /       / ROBERT BLICKENSDERFER / PAUL ROBERT /       / [cut of Virtual Typewriter Museum’s device] / The Virtual Typewriter Museum / / 2003
Location: CtS, CtSHi.   
History of the Blickensderfer Typewriter Company and its products which were created by inventor George C. Blickensderfer.
  50. Blodgett, Edwin S. How Stamford is meeting her war labor problems. Stamford, Connecticut: [U. S. Employment Service ?]; 1918 Sep 6; 20 pp., illus., paper covers, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: ” “HOW STAMFORD IS MEETING HER WAR LABOR PROBLEMS” /         / By / EDWIN S. BLODGETT / Superintendent U. S. Employment Service /         / SEPTEMBER 6, 1918 / Stamford, Connecticut”
Location: Ct, CtY. 
For additional references to the U. S. Employment Service, see: Bernard M. Baruch, American Industry in the War : A Report Of The War Industries Board (1941), pp. 87, 93-94. / U. S. National Archives & Records Administration, Record Group 183.3, Records Of The U. S. Employment Service, 1907-49. 
Abstract: “Labor conditions in Stamford began to assume an extremely serious aspect in the early Spring of 1918. Several of the larger concerns on war work were running very short of help and were spending large sums of money in an endeavor to increase their forces. Advertising was carried on extensively throughout the State. Recruiting agents were sent to distant cities, and even worked indirectly within their own city, to persuade men to leave one concern and go to work for another. There were always plenty of men waiting at the gates of the large companies to be hired; but there were always just as many of that company’s men at someone else’s gate. And so it went on: this constant unrest was not due alone to the competitive attitude of the manufacturers, but largely to an inclination on the part of many of the working men to seek the limit of high wages. It was not at all uncommon for a laborer, or a skilled mechanic for that matter, engaged in war work at one plant, to take a day off, visit several other factories in town, hire out to go to work at five or six different places, and finally take the job which offered the most money. Absenteeism was also bringing about a large curtailment of production. Men were making good money: they worked when they liked and they loafed when they liked. One plant in Stamford alone, lost three thousand man-hours in one day. These conditions, serious as they were, did not differ much from those existing in other Connecticut cities. What was the result? Few persons stop to realize the enormous loss brought about by the turnover of labor, the time lost in changing, the time required to learn the new job. It is not an exaggeration to say that through the Spring of 1918 the war production of the manufacturers of Stamford was cut at least 33%, due to nothing other than the unnecessary turnover of labor.

Conditions grew steadily worse: the lack of help was appalling; and so on June 19th a meeting of the manufacturers was held to discuss the situation and to devise ways, if possible, to increase the supply of labor.

It was brought out at the meeting, that there were in Stamford a great many people who were capable of performing war work, who were not at the time engaged in industry; such as women, whose circumstances did not require them to work; older men who had retired; boys and young men engaged in non-essential forms of work. It was with the idea of reaching these people that a committee was appointed “to consider the development and mobilization of the latent labor power of Stamford and to report a plan for the accomplishment of such purpose.” This committee made a thorough study of the local situation, visited other communities, and got together all possible information on the subject.” Edwin S. Blodgett, pp 1-2.
  51. Blokhine, Margery Todahl. “Concerning the Knap House, Stillwater Road.” Stamford Historian. (1957); Vol. 1 (No. 2) pp. 157-162.
Notes: Published by The Stamford Historical Society, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut.         
Location: Ct, CtS, CtSHi.             Kemp (p. 630).     Parks (No. 8559).
Abstract: “In the mass of documentary information thus far accumulated about the old Knap house, 984 Stillwater Road, now owned by Robert and Virginia Davis, no conclusive evidence as to the exact age of the building has yet been uncovered. However, this central-stack type, early American farmhouse, with its dry-laid stone foundation closely hugging the ground, its plain narrow corner boards, its 12 over 8-paned window sash, and stone-floored bake oven in the back of the 14-foot fieldstone chimney, bears telling evidence of antiquity.”   Margery Todahl Blokhine, p. 157.
  52. Bohemian Review Company. “Czechoslovak camp at Stamford.” Bohemian Review. 1918 Jun; Vol. 2 (No. 6) p. 96.
Notes: Published by the Bohemian Review Company, Chicago, Illinois. “Official organ of the Bohemian (Czech) National Alliance of America.”                                                Location: CoDU, Ct, CtY, DL, IaHi, ICU, IEN, InU, IU, MB, MH, Mi, MiD, MiU, MnU, NIC, NjP, NN, NPV, OC, OCl, PPi, PU, TxHR, WaS, WU.
Abstract: “Mr. Joseph J. Fekl, who until recently acted as business manager for the Bohemian Review, sends a description of the army camp at Stamford, Conn., where he is at present stationed. He says: The camp is located in a pleasant wooded country near Stamford. It is not intended for a training camp of recruits as are the great United States army cantonments. The volunteers get some drilling, while waiting for transportation to France, where their real military training will take place. The Czechoslovak camp is distant about four miles from the city of Stamford and it is located on the property of the well-known sculptor, Gutzon Borglum. Near the entrance is a residential building which is now used for headquarters and reading room. Nearby is a garage. Below on the river are three barracks for the men and the kitchen. Between two of these buildings is the laundry and shower bath served by a gasoline pump. Across the river a large residence has been placed by Mr. Borglum at the disposal of the invalids of the Czechoslovak Army. The camp is commanded by Vaclav Sole with the cooperation of officers and drillmasters chosen from among the volunteers. Everything is kept spotlessly clean and the sanitary conditions, as well as the health of the soldiers, are excellent. While strictest discipline is maintained, the democratic spirit of the Czechoslovak army is evident here and all are addressed as `brother’. The men spend their days in drilling and in labor for the maintenance of the camp and the raising of vegetables. There is time for recreation. The camp library contains already several hundred volumes of good reading matter, and nearly all Bohemian and Slovak newspapers are received at the camp through the courtesy of the publishers. Men go in for singing and music, fishing, ball games, etc. Mrs. Borglum, who continually adds something appetizing to the fare of the camp, undertook to teach the men French and is pleased with the progress of her pupils. Many prominent Americans and foreign guests visited the camp. To some of them the very name of Czechoslovaks had been unknown before: now we have in them warm friends.”   Bohemian Review, p. 96.
  53. Bologna, Sando. “They ring a tune of friendship.” Rotarian. 1948 Apr; Vol. 72 (No. 4) p. 34; ISSN: 0035-838X.
Notes: Published by Rotary International, Chicago, Illinois.
Location: CtB, CtNbC, DLC, MB, PPT, ViBlbV.
A brief account of the Nestlé Company’s employees in Stamford during World War II. Their presence led to the donation of a thirty six bell carillon to the First Presbyterian Church.
  54. Bonanos, Christopher. “Blickensderfer.” American Heritage of Invention & Technology. 2003 Summer; Vol. 19 (No. 1) pp. 52-57; ISSN: 8756-7296.
Notes: Published by American Heritage, an affiliate of Forbes, Inc., New York, New York.
Location: AAP, AzU, CSf, CSt, Ct, CtAns, CtDabN, CtFaU, CtHT, CtNbC, CtY, CU-A, CU-SB, CoFS, CoU, DLC, DNLM, GAT, GU, IEN, IaAS, IaU, LNT, MBCo, MCM, MnU, N, NCH, NN, NRU, NSyU, NcD, NcRS, NhD, NjP, NjR, NvU, OU, UPB, UU, ViU, WaU. 
A brief history of the Bickensderfer Typewriter Company and its products which were created by inventor George C. Blickensderfer.
  55. Bonner, David. “Construction methods at Laurel Road Dam, Stamford, Conn. – An ingenious use of belt conveyors for handling aggregate and concrete in dam construction.” Engineering And Contracting. 1923; Vol. 60 (No. 4 / Water Works Issue) pp. 745-750; ISSN: 0361-7564.
Notes: Published by Engineering & Contracting Publishing Co., Chicago, Illinois. Author was superintendent of construction for the contractors, Henry Steers, Inc., of New York.                                                                                                      
Location: CtB, CtU, CtY, DLC, MH.       Barney (No. 367).
Abstract: “Laurel Road dam, now under construction for the Stamford Water Co. at Stamford, Conn., presents an interesting plant layout and a clever use of belt conveyors for handling materials and for lateral distribution of the concrete. The structure itself is a gravity section concrete dam of a maximum height of 63 ft., 1,900 ft. long, containing approximately 60,000 cu. yd. of concrete and requiring approximately 40,000 cu. yd. of earth excavation and 10,000 cu. yd. of rock excavation and 75,000 bbl. of cement. The reservoir, which is for storage purposes, will, when completed, be about a mile long and 3/4 mile wide and cover an area of 285 acres and hold 2 1/4 billion gallons.” David Bonner, Jr., p. 745.
  56. Bovinine Company, New York. A provisional hand book of haematherapy, or auxiliary blood supply in medicine and surgery … Compiled and reprinted from numerous medical journals and correspondents, including the “entire records,” up to date, of Sound View Hospital, Stamford, Conn. New York, New York: Bovinine Company; (1899); pp. 256 pp., paper covers, plates, 23 cm.   
Notes: Title page reads: “A / PROVISIONAL HAND BOOK / OF / HAEMATHERAPY, / OR / AUXILIARY BLOOD SUPPLY / IN / MEDICINE AND SURGERY. / – / The Greatest Therapeutic Discovery of the Age, and of the Ages, is / that where we cannot produce Good Blood we can Introduce it. / – / Compiled and Reprinted from Numerous Medical Journals and / Correspondents: / Including the “Entire Records,” up to date, of / SOUND VIEW HOSPITAL, / STAMFORD, CONN. / – / PRINTED FOR THE BOVININE COMPANY / No. 75 West Houston Street, / New York / – / PRICE 10 CENTS.”
Several different editions of this work exist.
Location: MB, OO, PPC.
For additional references to Dr. Thomas J. Biggs, who was associated with the Sound View Hospital, see: Stamford Advocate Stamford Advocate presents an historical review of the industrial, business and civic life ; of the town of Stamford during the past 300 years, Tercentenary edition , Stamford, Connecticut : Stamford Advocate : 1941 June 7, p. 143.
Includes case studies by Dr. T[homas] J. B[iggs], utilizing treatment of haematherapy, conducted at the Sound View Hospital, Stamford, Connecticut.
  57. Bradford-Rhodes & Company. “Third oldest National Bank in new building; The First-Stamford National Bank and Trust Company of Stamford, Conn., opens one of the finest banking structures in New England.” Bankers’ Magazine. 1930 Nov; Vol. 121 (No. 5) pp. 789-795; ISSN: 0730-4080.
Notes: Published by Bradford-Rhodes & Company, New York, New York.
Location: Ct, DLC.
Morris and O’Connor, of New York City were the architects of this building, located at 1 Atlantic Street, Stamford, Connecticut.
  58. Bragg, Isaac F. Prospectus of the Shippan Academical Institute: intended to be established at Shippan, two miles from Stamford, Connecticut. New York, (New York). : Printed by Vanderpool & Cole ; 1828; 12 pp. 
Notes: Location: ViU.   For additional references to this item, see: Walton, Alfred Grant, Stamford Historical Sketches. (1922), pp. 61-63.   Stamford Advocate (newspaper), June 5, 1929, section 6, page 2.
Abstract: “This is a reproduction of a front page of a prospectus published by the Shippan Academical Institute in 1828. The pamphlet states that the school was intended to be established at Shippan two miles from Stamford, Conn., and continues ‘Shippan is untainted with fever and ague-reputation concerning which afflictions’ the writer states that ‘it is his decided opinion that a more malignant enemy to the delicately evolving principles of vital energy is not to be found in the whole catalogue of epidemic diseases; the whole system is enfeebled, both bodily and mental; and in the place of vigorous elasticity of spirit and wholesome, bounding energy of every vital function are super induced a puny imbecility, a listless, sallow apathy and morbid indolence.’ The headmaster promises that the cultivation of the French language shall be constant and persevering but not to the detriment of English, for he has lived on terms of intimacy with families in London where French has utterly unhinged the English tongue of every child in the family, where it might be said that they mumbled and whined English and spoke French very well for English children.   Tuition in this school was $150 per year for lodging, washing and instruction.”   Stamford Advocate (newspaper), June 5, 1929, section 6, page 2.
  59. Breunig, Lisa Pierce. “Grand entrances: Graciously arced drives and lushly landscaped gardens bid visitors welcome.” Living In Stamford. 2002 Apr; Vol. 4 (No. 2) pp. 60-66, 68-69; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “In Shippan, two English-born hostesses, Patti Watkins and Valerie Wilshire, have taken markedly different approaches to redefining their homes’ entranceways. In the process, both have transformed their respective Shippan Colonials into sites for gracious indoor and outdoor entertaining and both have combined landscaping designed to soften their homes’ renovated facades with well-engineered parking areas that allow visitors – even those driving large SUVS – to maneuver with ease. Watkins’ entrance renovation was motivated by a desire to welcome visitors onto her property and usher them towards her front door. Wilshire’s was spurred by a desire to enhance privacy and to create a barrier between her home and her neighbors, including the ever-busy Stamford Yacht Club. 

Just last year, Patti Watkins and her husband, David, began work to create an open and inviting entrance with a sweeping arced driveway leading to a gravel-covered, flora-surrounded semicircular parking area in front of the main entrance. The property’s wide yard, spotlighted trees and inviting landscaping welcome and guide visitors to the front door. It’s a home that seems destined to welcome tables full of close friends for formal holiday dinner parties or joyous crowds for backyard barbecues.

Very different motivations led Wilshire to create a series of meticulously maintained garden courtyards that serve the double purpose of securing privacy while at the same time ushering those lucky enough to be invited inside along a series of European-inspired gardens en route to the home she has long shared with her companion, Robert Rich. 

The result in both cases has been the creation of a dramatically grand entrance.”     Lisa Pierce Breunig, pp. 62-63.   (Copyright 2002 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  60. —. “In seclusion: The stately downtown neighborhood of Revonah is one of Stamford’s best-kept secrets.” Living in Stamford. 2000 Oct; Vol. 2 (No. 5) pp. 25-31; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living in Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut 
Location: CtSHi. 
Abstract: “Nestled just north of downtown, bordered by some of Stamford’s busiest streets, the neighborhood known as Revonah can be a surprise for the passing motorist or exploring jogger. With its old-growth trees and stately historic homes rising along wide streets, it’s as if someone plunked down a carefully planned, quaintly nostalgic suburb in the middle of a modern city. 

In fact, Revonah Manor was carefully planned – about 90 years ago. 

In 1912, a special newspaper supplement called the new neighborhood-in-progress of Revonah Manor “a delightful community that offers superior inducements to those who are seeking a location of the best type. … The grounds are rolling and picturesque, the air is healthful, the neighborhood is one of refinement and everything is here that will make life worth living. It is an ideal location for those who delight in rural comfort, yet do not care to be deprived of the conveniences of the city.”

Nearly nine decades later, Revonah resident Jodi Boxer’s description of her beloved neighborhood is strikingly similar. 

”Revonah is desirable because it’s so close to town yet remains so secluded and private that many people don’t even know that it’s here.” says Boxer, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker who has sold many homes in Revonah. “It’s tucked away only a mile from downtown, convenient to houses of worship, shopping and transportation.”   Lisa Pierce Breunig, pp. 25-26.   (Copyright 2000 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  61. —. “Molding a life: How Stamford sculptor and hotelier James Knowles forges his dual roles.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Feb-Mar; Vol. 3 (No. 1) pp. 44-51; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “James Knowles is not an easy man to pin down. It took several months’ worth of phone calls to arrange this Saturday morning meeting with the full-time-sculptor-turned-part-time hotelier at his 8-acre North Stamford home. Even now, as he looks out the kitchen window over sloping hills dotted by several of his abstract sculptures, he seems ready to bolt.

A visual thinker, Knowles constantly sketches on notebook paper as he speaks, drawing a figure here, scribbling a word there and connecting them like dots that will somehow crystallize into a map tracing his five-decade journey as artist, husband, father and businessman.

Leaning forward then back in his chair, he tries, with the slightest hint of impatience in his gracious host’s manner, to explain the genesis of his art. But the word that keeps coming back is ‘unsayable.’ If Knowles could communicate in words the emotions his powerful, roughly hewn sculpture and whimsical, semi figurative paintings evoke, why would he have bothered to create them in the first place?”   Lisa Pierce Breunig, p. 44.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  62. —. “Playing at work: Some of Stamford’s leading corporations see benefits in sponsored onsite and near-site day care” Living In Stamford. 1999 Summer; Vol. 1 (No. 1) pp. 38-42, 44-47; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “‘There’s a tremendous need for infant care in this community,’ says Carlin Hill, director of Stamford Corporate Child Care, which manages a day care center for the employees of Gartner Group, Playtex and other companies at Sound view Farms corporate park. 

With citywide unemployment hovering near 2 percent and competition for quality, skilled workers becoming fierce, Michael Gold, director of development and communication for Stamford’s nonprofit Child Care Center, notes that access to onsite or near-site day care can be an attractive feature for potential employees with young children.

’The work force consists of people of both sexes and they have children,’ says Gold. ‘As Stamford continues to enjoy economic success – and every indication is that we will – child care will continue to be a concern.’

While many human resources managers interviewed doubted that access to day care was likely to be the No. 1 recruiting factor for potential employees, it was seen as the type of benefit that could tip the scales for a new hire.”   Lisa Peirce Breunig, p. 42.   (Copyright 1999 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  63. —. “Tacking up & taking off: Young equestrians are racing to area stabled, despite the sport’s highly publicized risks.” Living In Stamford. 1999 Autumn; Vol. 1 (No. 2) pp. 38-42, 44-46. ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “To those who have never succumbed to the allure of horseback riding, all this dogged dedication to a sport fraught with inherent dangers may be perplexing.

Yet, rarely do young girls – and let’s face it, when we speak of junior riders we’re mostly talking about girls – exhibit the kind of courage, ruddy health or confidence these young equestrians display. The sport seems to give them a boost of self-esteem at precisely the age when it otherwise might begin to lag. 
While men are prevalent at the top level of amateur and professional equestrian competition, most instructors agree that girls seem to rule the barn when they’re young. Maybe that’s because, as one former hunter-jumper theorized, riding can give a young girl a sense of power that may be unavailable to her elsewhere. In a barn a girl can be herself. She can be tough. She can stomp around all day in big dusty boots and get dirty. She can fuss over and care for a beautiful, mysterious animal, one most of her peers and many adults fear.” Lisa Pierce Breunig, p. 40.   (Copyright 1999 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  64. Bromley, J. Robert. Abraham Davenport, 1715 to 1789 : a study of the man. Westport, Connecticut: Technomic Publishing Co., Inc.; 1976; 66 pp., paper covers, illus., ports., map, notes, 19 cm. ISBN: 0-87762-187-X.
Notes: Title page reads: “ABRAHAM DAVENPORT / 1715 TO 1789 / A STUDY OF THE MAN / by / J. ROBERT BROMLEY /     / [printers’ ornament] /       / Published Under The Auspices / Of The Stamford Historical Society / As Part Of Its Bicentennial Series Of Monographs.”                                                                            Location: Ct, CtB, CtDar, CtGre, CtHi, CtS, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtU, CtWilt, CtY, DLC, IC, In, InI, MB, NIC, WHi.       Parks (No. 8560).
For additional references to Abraham Davenport and the Dark Day of May 19, 1780, see: John Horrigan, “What caused New England’s ‘Dark Day,’ New England Ancestors, Spring 2008, Vol. 9 (No. 2), New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. 
Abstract: “When John F. Kennedy was running for President of the United States in 1960, he spoke again and again of Abraham Davenport on the famous Dark Day, May 19, 1780, a day so dark at midday that human sight was almost extinguished:

”. . . . . and in that religious day men fell on their knees and begged a final blessing before the end came. The Connecticut House of Representatives was in session and many of the members clamored for immediate adjournment. The Speaker of the House, one Colonel Davenport, came to his feet and he silenced the din with these words: ‘The day of judgment is either approaching or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. If it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish, therefore, that candles may be brought.’ 

I hope in a dark and uncertain period in our own country that we, too, may bring candles to help light our country’s way.”
The fact that Abraham Davenport could be a member of the State’s legislative arm as well as simultaneously being a member of the State’s judicial arm, only testifies to the way Connecticut was organized in the colonial period. If Connecticut was run by “the few” in the great social and religious experiment of Connecticut Puritanism, then whether “the few” ran the legislature or the judiciary or both was fairly irrelevant. 

Indeed that Abraham Davenport may not have been formally trained in the law would not preclude him from being a judge many times over. In the colonial experience many, if not most judges were laymen. This tradition of judges not being lawyers still persists in Connecticut today where it is still not a necessary requirement that the Judges of Probate be a lawyer and some, especially, in small towns, are not lawyers!

Formal legal training was not a prerequisite to becoming either a lawyer or a judge in colonial Connecticut. However, a Bachelor of Arts from Yale, as Abraham Davenport had, would have fitted a man not only to become a clergyman, or just a “gentleman”, but also a lawyer. Even as a “practicing” lawyer, Abraham Davenport combined his practice of law with farming. Up to the time of the Revolution, part-time lawyers formed a sizeable portion of the Connecticut bar.

Regardless of Abraham Davenport’s legal training or to what extent he practiced law aside from his many judgeships, it is certain from the records he was a great political leader. His many political and judicial offices testify to this. His was a life not only of extreme usefulness to his community and state, but by his concentration of power he became a creator of laws, an interpreter of laws, a man whose “weight of character . . . . for many years decided in (Fairfield) County almost every question to which it was lent.

Abraham Davenport was one of those solid men who participated in community, state and national affairs on every level simultaneously, from attending meetings as Selectman of Stamford to meetings of the august Connecticut Council of Safety which, having the powers of life and death and property confiscation, for all practical purposes ran the state on a day-to-day basis during the Revolution. Again (Timothy) Dwight said of him: “. . . . Of his country and of all its great interests, he was a pillar of granite. Nothing impaired, nothing moved, his resolution, and firmness, while destined to support, in his own station, this valuable edifice.” ”     J. Robert Bromley, pp. 1, 14-16.   (Copyright 1976 by J. Robert Bromley. Reproduced with permission.)
  65. Bromley, Stanley W. “Factors influencing tree destruction during the New England hurricane.” Science (Weekly). 1939 Jul 7; Vol. 90 (No. 2323) pp. 15-16; ISSN: 0036-8075.
Notes: Published by American Association for the Advancement of Science, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Location: CtY, DLC, MH.
Abstract: “There has been a lesson to be gained from the hurricane by every one interested in trees. While New England may not be visited again by so great a storm for another hundred years or more, the factor of wind destruction to trees is always with us to a greater or lesser extent and the planting of sturdy varieties and proper care of our valuable shade trees should lessen and restrict to a considerable degree storm damage in the future.” Stanley W. Bromley, p. 16. (Copyright 1939 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Reproduced with permission.)
  66. —. “Original forest types of Southern New England.” Ecological Monographs. 1935 Jan; Vol. 5 (No. 1) pp. 61-89; ISSN: 0012-9615.
Notes: First published in: Papers from Department of Botany, the Ohio State University, No. 336.                       Published by Ecological Society of America, Tempe, Arizona.               
Location: Ct, CtMW, CtNlC, CtWillE, CtU, CtY, DLC, MB, MChB, MH, MWalB, MWelC, MU.       Collier (p. 118).                                         
Description of Southern New England’s forests and how they were depleted, from the seventeenth century to the post Civil War era.
  67. —. “Vanishing Hawks.” Scientific Monthly. 1944 May; Vol. 58 (No. 5) pp. 373-376; ISSN: 0096-3771.
Notes: Published by American Association for the Advancement of Science, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Location: CtB, CtH, CtHT, CtNbC, CtNh, CtNhH, CtNlC, CtU, CtWillE, CtY, CU-Riv, DLC, InLP, MH, N, NcRS, PU.

Includes Table 1, p. 374. “Average number of pairs of nesting hawks in Charlton, Mass. [1914-1920], and Stamford, Conn. [1929-1939].”
Abstract: “In Stamford, Connecticut, I made similar studies on the nesting hawk populations from 1929 to 1939. Here I found five species, averaging 35 nesting pairs – about one pair to every 690 acres. The nesting hawks in both Charlton (Massachusetts) and Stamford were, of course, not evenly distributed but occurred where their ecological requirements were fulfilled.” Stanley W. Bromley, p. 374. (Copyright 1944 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Reproduced with permission.)

  1. Brooks, Patricia. Where the bodies are : final visits to the rich, famous, interesting. Guilford, Connecticut: Globe Pequot Press; 2002; (i-vii), viii-xiv, 1-257, (258), pp., illus., index, paper covers, 23 cm., ISBN: 0-7627-2337-8.
Notes: Title page reads: “WHERE THE BODIES ARE / Final Visits to the / Rich, Famous & Interesting /       / Patricia Brooks /     / The Globe Pequot Press / GUILFORD, CONNECTICUT”         
For reference to Long Ridge Union Cemetery, Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 9-11.             
Location: CL, CSf, CStcl, CtDab, CtDar, CtGro, CtH, CtHamd, CtNc, CtNh, CtS, CtShel, CtStr, CtWal, CtWilt, CtWtp, DLC, Infw, InI, MH, NBPu, OClCo, WHi. 
Includes brief biographical sketches for some of the twentieth-century notables interred here.
  2. Brown, Gary “Thoughts of a minister in the United Church of Christ.” Dovetail : a Journal by and for Jewish-Christian Families. 1997 Feb-Mar; Vol. 5 (No. 4) pp. 9-10; ISSN: 1062-7359.
Notes: Published by Dovetail Institute for Interfaith Family Resources, Boston, Kentucky.
Previous title: Dovetail: a newsletter by and for Jewish-Christian families.
Location: CtY, DLC.
In this article, Rev. Garry Brown relates some of his insight, knowledge and familiarity with the subject of interfaith marriages. His viewpoint comes from having participated in both premarital counseling and officiating with other clergy at interfaith ceremonies over the years as pastor of the First Congregational Church of Stamford, Connecticut.
  3. Brown, Wallace. The good Americans : the loyalists in the American Revolution. New York, (New York): William Morrow and Company, Inc.; 1969; xi, 302, [1] pp., notes, index, d.w., 22 cm. 
Notes: Bibliographical references included in “Notes” (pp. 259-287).
Title page reads: “[printers’ ornament of a star] / The Good Americans / THE LOYALISTS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / by Wallace Brown / [printers’ mark of William Morrow and Company, Inc.] / – / WILLIAM MORROW AND COMPANY, INC. / NEW YORK : 1969″
Location: CLavC, CLSU, CLU, CSdS, CSf, CSjU, CSluSP, CSfSt, CSt, Ct, CtB, CtChh, CtDar, CtFa, CtFar, CtFaU, CtGl, CtGro, CtH, CtHamd, CtHT, CtManc, CtMer, CtMW, CtNb, CtNh, CtNhH, CtNlC, CtNowa, CtSoP, CtPut, CtS, CtSHi, CtSi, CtSw, CtU, CtWal, CtWhar, CtWtp, CtWillE, CtWind, CtY, CU, CU-S, CU-SB, DCU, DGU, DHU, DLC, DSI, MA, MB, MBU, MChB, MCM, MdAN, MdFreH, MH, MNS, MU, MWalB, MWH, NBP, NBronSL, NBuU, NCaS, NCH, NFQC, NhD, NHemH, NIC, NhKeK, NjMD, NjNbS, NjP, NjR, NKipM, NN, NNC, NNJJ, NNL, NNR, NNU, NNYU, NRNC, NSsS, NSyL, NSyU, NWM, OCl, OClJC, OClU, OClW, OKentU, OMC, OrU, P, PBL, PCarlMH, PEL, PHC, PLF, PMA, PMilS, PPi, PPiU, PPT, PSt, PU, RPB, RU, ViFGM, ViU, VtU.       Collier (p. 79).
For references to the Loyalists of Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 140-141, 206-207, 231.   
Of special significance is a letter of Polly Dibble, widow of Fyler Dibble, to her brother William Jarvis, dated Kingston, New Brunswick 17 November 1787, pp. 206-207. In it she thanks him for the warm clothing he sent for her and her children and recounts some of the suffering encountered by those who chose to remain loyal to their king.
  4. Buckley, Christopher. “The Buckleys in high gear: Christopher Buckley remembers the way it was at home.” (Carolyn Sollis, editor). House & Garden. 1985 Feb; Vol. 157 (No. 2) pp. 78-89, 198, 200, 202-203; ISSN: 0018-6406.
Notes: Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., New York, New York.
The William F. Buckley, Jr. house is located at Wallacks Drive, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtB, CtEham, CtGre, CtNh, CtTmp, CtU, CtY, DeU, DLC, DNGA, GU, IaU, KMK, MCM, MH, MiU, MNS, NhD, NN, NNStJ, TxArU, ViBlbV.
Christopher Buckley describes how the décor of his family’s house in Stamford evolved over the years, under his parent’s direction.
  5. Buczek, Daniel S. “Ethnic to American: Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Stamford, Connecticut.” Polish American Studies. 1980 Autumn; Vol. 37 (No. 2) pp. 17-60; ISSN: 0032-2806.
Notes: Published by Polish American Historical Association, Polish Museum of America, Chicago, Illinois.   “A journal of Polish American history and culture.”                                                            Location: CtBSH, CtNbC, CtSHi, CtU, CtWB, CtY, DLC, MH, MU, MWalB, MWH, NAlU, NBU, NBuCC, NBuU, NCaS, NEAuC, NIC, NN, NNStJ, NRNC, NRSJ, NSyL NSyU.     Kemp (p. 625).       Collier (p. 179).       Parks (No. 8561).     Gerhan and Wells (No. 9061).
In this item, the author presents an analysis of Stamford’s Polish immigrant community which adjusted to American life, while at the same time maintained its values and culture.
  6. Buell, Bradley. “Stamford studies itself.” Service Midmonthly: Journal of Social Work. 1939 Sep; Vol. 75 (No. 9) pp. 270-273.
Notes: Published by Survey Associates, Inc., New York, New York.
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtNbC, CtNh, CtNhH, CtNlC, CtS, CtWillE, DeU, DLC, InU, NcD.       Author was Field Director, Community Chests and Councils, Inc. The characteristics and extent of social problems in Stamford are addressed in this article.
  7. Buell, Bradley and Robinson, Reginald. “Composite rate of social breakdown.” American Journal of Sociology. 1940 May; Vol. 45 (No. 6) pp. 887-898.; ISSN: 0002-9602.
Notes: Published by The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois. 
Location: CtH, CtSthi, CtY, DLC, IaAS, In, InU, MH, MH-L, NcRS, PPT, TxU, ViW. 
This article addresses the presence of social problems in Stamford, and a description of programs initiated to alleviate the situation.
  8. Bull, Bonnie K. Stamford. Dover, New Hampshire: Arcadia Publishing, an imprint of the Chalford Publishing Corporation; 1997; 128 pp., illus., ports., paper covers, 24 cm. (Images of America). ISBN: 0738534579.
Notes: Title page reads: “IMAGES / of America / STAMFORD /     / Bonnie K. Bull /     / [printers’ ornament] / – / ARCADIA / -“
Location: Ct, CrGre, CtHi, CtMer, CtNbC, CtNowa, CtS, CtSHi, CtStr, CtWilt, DLC, Infw.
Photographs shown in this work cover a time span in Stamford, Connecticut from approximately 1861 through 1919.
  9. Burns, Rosemary H. (Rosemary Hickey). Springdale remembered : the history of a section of Stamford, Connecticut, 1640-1949. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Historical Society, Inc.; 1982; viii, 216 pp., illus., port., bibliography, maps, notes, index, d.w., 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “SPRINGDALE REMEMBERED / The History of a Section / of / Stamford, Connecticut / 1640 – 1949 /     / ROSEMARY H. BURNS /     / The Stamford Historical Society / Stamford, Connecticut”       Imprint on reverse of title reads: “Printed by Hamilton Printing Company, Rensselaer, New York.”   There was a second printing of this work.                       
Location: CaNBFU, CCarl, Ct, CtDar, CtGre, CtHi, CtNhHi, CtNowa, CtOg, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, DLC, IU, Infw, MU, NcU, NN, WHi.            Parks (No. 8562).
Abstract: “As a native of Springdale, intending to write a family history and also to discover the origins of the old stone wall with its well-defined opening on our land, I began to research the previous owners of our property in Springdale, as well as those of my father’s and grandfather’s properties, using the wonderfully-complete land records at Stamford’s Old Town Hall. … Springdale’s story is the result of four years of research, using every source of information made known to me, especially the Stamford Town Meeting, Land, Probate, and Vital Records. This history covers over 300 years: from 1640 when the Indians sold land to the English settlers and retained part of Springdale for their planting ground until 1949 when the City and Town of Stamford were consolidated under one government. Many phases of Stamford’s history are also revealed in this study, particularly the early commercial enterprises, details concerning the American Revolution, and Stamford’s government. I believe the book will prove useful to those, who like myself, look at a stone wall and ponder, I wonder who built it.” Rosemary Hickey Burns, pp. v-vi.     (Copyright 1982 by Rosemary H. Burns. Reproduced with permission.)
  10. Butler, Frederick. Memoirs of the Marquis de La Fayette : major-general in the revolutionary army of the United States of America ; together with his tour through the United States. Wethersfield, (Connecticut) : Deming & Francis; 1825; (1)-418 pp., port., illus., 18 cm. 
Location: AzTes, CSmH, CtHi, CtSHi, CtY, CU-SB, DLC, FTaSU, ICN, ICU, IU, MH, MiD, NcU, NhD, NjP, NjR, NN, OKentU, P, PEdiS, PEL, PLF, PPi, PPU, RPB, ScU, TxArU, Vi, ViW, VtU, WHi, WMUW.           Sabin (No. 9635).       Shoemaker-1825 (No. 19908). 
For additional information on Lafayette’s 1824 visit to Stamford, see: J. Bennett Nolan, Lafayette in America, day by day. 1934, p. 244.   
Abstract: Friday, August 20, 1824 – “The cavalcade arrived at Stamford about half past five, having received a salute at Mianus’s Landing; and the private Mansion of the Honorable John Davenport was thrown open for his reception. The General remained at this house for half an hour, and received the visits of many hundreds of persons of both sexes. A salute was fired, the bells rung, and this beautiful town with its gay inhabitants, particularly distinguished for many handsome women, exhibited all the life and gaiety of a city. Hundreds of ladies and gentlemen, for ten miles round, visited this town, to see and pay their respects to La Fayette. He left Stamford at six, intending if possible to reach New-Haven that night. He set out from here with fresh horses, the handsomest that could be procured in the country – four for each carriage.

The Connecticut troop which met the General at the line, accompanied him through Stamford, and proceeded until they met the escort provided further east.

All business was suspended during the day on the whole route; – all persons were arrayed in their best attire, and many remained for hours upon the road, waiting for the cavalcade.

Many old revolutionary soldiers met him on the route, and held hasty discourse on scenes and subjects which they never can forget.”   Frederick Butler, p. 242.
  11. Buttenheim Publishing Corporation. “Improved water service at Stamford, Conn. – New welded standpipe saves extra pumping in newly developed residential section.” American City. 1940 Oct; Vol. 55 (No. 10) p. 47. ISSN: 0002-7936.
Notes: Published by Buttenheim Publishing Corporation, [etc.], Pittsfield, Massachusetts, [etc.].           There is an advertisement on p. 8 of this issue for the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, with an illustration of the standpipe they built for the Stamford Water Company. 
Location: Ct, CtB, CtFaU, CtH, CtNbC, CtNlC, CtU, DLC, ICRL, InU, MB, MH, NcRS, OU.
This standpipe was erected on the northern end of Weed Hill Avenue, near the intersection of Newfield Avenue. Increased development of houses in the area and a new elementary school on Vine Road precipitated the need.
  12. — “Street improvements in Stamford, Conn.” American City. 1939 Jan; Vol. 54 (No. 1) p. 11; ISSN: 0002-7936.
Notes: Published by Buttenheim Publishing Corporation, [etc.], Pittsfield, Massachusetts, [etc].     
Location: Ct, CtB, CtFaU, CtH, CtNbC, CtNlC, CtU, DLC, ICRL, InU, MB, MH, NcRS, OU.           White (p. 5).
  13. — “Thirty-three cars to a store.” American City. 1947 Jun; Vol. 62 (No. 6) p. 111; ISSN: 0002-7936.
Notes: Published by Buttenheim Publishing Corporation, [etc.], Pittsfield, Massachusetts, [etc.].     
Location: Ct, CtB, CtFaU, CtH, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNlC, CtU, DLC, MB, MH.     White (p. 5).
Development of the Ridgeway Shopping Center, as designed by Alfons Bach Associates of New York. Covering ten acres, it was designed to meet the needs of retailers and shoppers by providing ample parking space for the ever growing number of automobiles.
  14. Byrd, Richard Evelyn. Discovery; the story of the second Byrd Antarctic expedition. New York, New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons; 1935; xxi, 405 pp., illus., ports., maps, appendix, index, d.w., 24 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “DISCOVERY / The Story of / The Second Byrd Antarctic / Expedition /   / By RICHARD EVELYN BYRD / Rear Admiral, U. S. N., Ret. / Introduction by / CLAUDE A. SWANSON / Secretary of the Navy /     /   –   / With Illustrations and Maps /   –   /       / G. P. PUTNAM’S SONS / New York 1935”     Illustrated lining-papers.       For references to Harold I. June of Stamford, Connecticut, who was a member of the expedition, see: pp. 13, 27, 31, 40-42, 44-45, 56-57, 63-65, 75-77, 80, 85-87, 90-92, 97, 104-105, 115-118, 126-127, 129, 135-136, 138-144, 146-147, 150-152, 156-157, 160-162, 164, 166-167, 173, 177, 180, 184, 200, 205, 209, 213, 236, 240-241, 243-245, 249-258, 260-261, 268, 271, 282, 288-289, 291, 293, 299-303, 305-307, 309-316, 323, 325-327, 329, 332-334, 342, 357-358, 378, 393.                     Location: Ct, CtAv, CtB, CtBSH, CtChh, CtDar, CtEham, CtEhar, CtEly, CtFa, CtFar, CtGro, CtH, CtHamd, CtM, CtMil, CtNa, CtNbC, CtNh, CtNowa, CtPlv, CtPom, CtPut, CtRk, CtS, CtShel, CtSoP, CtStr, CtThms, CtWal, CtWhay, CtWill, CtWillE, CtWrt, CtY, DLC, ICU, IEN, MB, MdBP, MH, MiU, NcD, NcRS, NIC, NN, OC, OCl, OCU, OO, OU, PHC, PPAmP, PPL, RPJCB, TU, ViU, WaU.           U.S. Navy (Section 23-101.4).
Abstract: December 15, 1934. “A quick supper, and they were off at 7:27 o’clock – June in command, Bowlin, Rawson, Petersen and Pelter. In spite of its great load, the plane easily drew its bulk into the air. Rawson laid a course east by north through King Edward VII Land, following just within the coastal cliffs of the Barrier, and aiming for Scott’s Nunataks. The flight track would more or less parallel the track of December 5th, 1929, when the coastal reaches of Marie Byrd Land were first discovered, but would attempt to surpass it several hundred miles to the east. Again I followed their progress by radio – with a map in front of me on which I checked off their positions from the frequent reports which Dyer brought in from the next room.     …..    As they wheeled, June and Rawson scanned the clouds for a glimpse of the coast. They were then 360 miles northeast of Little America – just about 45 miles beyond our maximum north easting of 1929.     …..     There was a lively moment as they turned. Just after they had knifed into a bank of cloud, the starboard tank ran dry. Before Bowlin could switch to another tank the engines got cold and missed fire. They lost altitude fast. A forced landing on that mountainous coast would have been fatal. There was no flat landing surface nearer than a hundred miles. They nursed the engines carefully and presently the port motor took up its rhythm, but it was some minutes before the starboard one resumed. The feeling one gets as such a time must be felt to be understood.” Richard Evelyn Byrd, pp. 332, 334.     (Copyright 1935 by Richard Evelyn Byrd; assigned to Richard Evelyn Byrd III. Reproduced with permission.)
  15. Byrd, Richard Evelyn. Little America, aerial exploration in the Antarctic, the flight to the South pole. New York, (New York), London: G. P. Putnam’s Sons; 1930; xvi, 422 pp., illus., ports., maps, appendix, index, d.w., 24 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “LITTLE AMERICA / AERIAL EXPLORATION IN THE ANTARCTIC / THE FLIGHT TO THE SOUTH POLE / By / RICHARD EVELYN BYRD / Rear Admiral, U. S. N., Ret. / [printers’ ornament] /     / WITH 74 ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS /   / G. P. PUTNAM’S SONS / NEW YORK   LONDON / 1930”       Illustrated lining-papers.     “The geological sledge trip, by Dr. Laurence M. Gould”: pp. 393-412. 
For references to Harold I. June of Stamford, Connecticut, who was a member of the expedition and participated in the first flight to the South Pole, see: pp. 72, 81, 100, 102-103, 108, 118, 124-125, 128, 139, 141, 156, 167, 174-175, 178-183, 185-186, 200, 211, 221, 234, 242-244, 246, 248, 250, 260, 268, 280, 305, 308, 312, 317-323, 327-328, 331-332, 335, 338-341, 343, 345, 348, 351-352, 375-377, 388-389, 413. Also, see photographs opposite pp. 236, 272.
Location: Ct, CtAns, CtAv, CtBris, CtChh, CtDabN, CtDer, CtEham, CtEhar, CtFa, CtFar, CtFaU, CtGu, CtH, CtHamd, CtManc, CtMer, CtMil, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNbH, CtNc, CtNh, CtNm, CtNowa, CtOl, CtPlv, CtPom, CtRk, CtS, CtShel, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtStr, CtSu, CtSw, CtWB, CtWal, CtWhar, CtWhay, CtWill, CtWilt, CtWrf, CtWrt, CtY, DLC, MH.
Abstract: Chapter 14 : “Flight To The South Pole”
”Had you been there to glance over the cabin of this modern machine which has so revolutionized polar travel, I think you would have been impressed most of all – perhaps first of all – with the profusion of gear in the cabin. There was a small sledge, rolled masses of sleeping bags, bulky food sacks, two pressure gasoline stoves, rows of cans of gasoline packed about the main tank forward, funnels for draining gasoline and oil from the engine, mounds of clothing, tents and so on, ad infinitum. There was scarcely room in which to move. 

June had his radio in the after bulkhead on the port side. From time to time he flashed reports on our progress to the base. From the ear phones strapped to his helmet ran long cords, so that he might move freely about the cabin without being obliged to take them off. His duties were varied and important. He had to attend to the motion picture camera, the radio and the complicated valves of the six gasoline tanks. Every now and then he relieved Balchen at the wheel, or helped him to follow the elusive trail.

McKinley had his mapping camera ready to go into action either on port or starboard side. It was for him and the camera he so sedulously served that the flight was made. The mapping of the corridor between Little America and the South Pole was one of the major objectives of the expedition.

Balchen was forward, bulking large in the narrow compartment, his massive hands on the wheel, now appraising the engines with a critical eye, now the dozen flickering fingers on the dials on the instrument board. Balchen was in his element. His calm fine face bespoke his confidence and sureness. He was anticipating the struggle at the ‘Hump’ almost with eagerness.

It was quite warm forward, behind the engines. But a cold wind swept aft through the cabin, causing one to be thankful for the protection of heavy clothes. When the skies cleared, the cabin was flooded with golden light. The sound of the engines and propellers filled it. One had to shout to make oneself heard. From the navigation table aft, where my charts were spread out, a trolley ran to the control cabin. Over it I shot to Balchen the necessary messages and courses. On receiving them, he turned and smiled his understanding.

That, briefly, is the picture, and a startling one it makes in contrast with that of Amundsen’s party which had pressed along this same course eighteen years before. A wing, pistons and flashing propellers had taken the place of runners, dogs and legs.
It is a confusing place, this imaginary point, the South Pole. All time meridians converge there. A person unfortunate enough to be living in the vicinity would have difficulty in telling just what time to keep. Time is reckoned by the interval between two successive crossings of the sun over the meridian at the place at which the time is reckoned. As all meridians intersect at the South Pole, there is no particular meridian. 
June radioed the following message to Little America: ‘My calculations indicate that we have reached the vicinity of the South Pole. Flying high for a survey. Byrd.’
Sunday November 29th (1929) 

Well, it’s done. We have seen the Pole and the American flag has been advanced to the South Pole. McKinley, Balchen and June have delivered the goods. They took the Pole in their stride, neatly expeditiously, and undismayed. If I had searched the world I doubt if I could have found a better team. Theirs was the actual doing. But there is not a man in this camp who did not assist in the preparations for the flight. Whatever merit accrues to the accomplishment must be shared with them. They are splendid.”             
Richard Evelyn Byrd, pp. 328-329, 341, 345.     (Copyright 1930 by Richard Evelyn Byrd; assigned to Richard Evelyn Byrd III. Reproduced with permission.)

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