Stamford, Connecticut – A Bibliography – D

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  1. D., J. (Downs, Joseph). “Notes : … A gift of furniture.” Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1937 Aug; Vol. 32 (No. 8) pp. 199-200; ISSN: 0026-1521.
Notes: Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
Location: CtB, CtHT, CtMW, CtNlC, CtU, CtY, CU-Riv, DLC, In, MB, MCM, MH, NN, ViBibV.
Abstract: “A GIFT OF FURNITURE. Among the recent gifts to the Museum are a chest and two chairs from Miss Adelaide Milton deGroot. They are shown this month in the Room of Recent Accessions. 

The earliest of the group is the chest of white pine, which possesses certain unusual features of construction and decoration. [1. Acc. no. 36.115.1. H. 19 ľ in., w. 54 Ľ in., depth 21 ľ in.] It is of the primitive six-board type, broadened at the base in the manner of a ship chest and resting squarely on the floor, without the protection of feet or trestles. The first chests were nailed at the overlapped corners, but here the front and back boards were rabbeted to receive the ends before the nails were set. Tills or treasure boxes are built into the upper left and right sides of the interior. Wrought iron is employed for the clasps on the exterior corners; the same metal furnishes large handles at either end, an oval escutcheon on the front, and a lock and hinges within. The original hinges were small double loops of iron, but these were replaced by strap hinges with butterfly ends dating from a generation later.

The decoration is sophisticated in conception but sketchily executed upon a reddish brown ground. Two medallions wreathed by floral elements in tones of yellow are disposed upon the front, and similar motives are in the spandrels. Over the whole surface are visible traces of a later green color, beneath which red still holds in the medallions and at the corners. The chest is believed to have been owned by Captain Increase Holly, a son of John Holly, who came from England and settled at Stamford, Connecticut, in 1642.

The two chairs of cedar wood are of the so-called banister-back variety (see illustration), which dates from the first quarter of the eighteenth century. [2. Acc. no 36.115.2, 3.]. The cresting, the severity of the balusters, and the turned stretchers placed high on the legs, no less than the proportions throughout, are closely akin to details of early chairs found in Bermuda. The seats have lately been covered with red leather and trimmed at the edges with brass nails of appropriate pattern. The chairs were probably owned originally by Samuel Hawley, who died at Stratford, Connecticut, in 1737, and like the chest they were for many years in Stamford at the home of the donor’s grandfather, Lieutenant Governor Charles Hawley.”   J. D. (Joseph Downs), pp. 199-200. (Copyright 1937 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York. Reproduced with permission.)
  2. Daily Advocate. Supplement to The Daily Advocate. Stamford, Connecticut: Gillespie Brothers, Inc.; 1912 Apr 3; 16 pp., illus., ports, paper covers, 41 cm. 
Notes: Title page heading reads: “Supplement to / THE DAILY ADVOCATE /   =   / STAMFORD, CONN., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 1912.”
Location: CtSHi.
  3. Dann, John C. The Revolution remembered : eyewitness accounts of the war for independence. Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press; 1980; xxvi, 446 pp., illus., ports., maps, index, d. w., 25 cm.(John C. Dann, editor). (Clements Library Bicentennial studies). ISBN: 0-226-13622-1.
Notes: Title page reads: “THE / REVOLUTION / REMEMBERED / Eyewitness Accounts of / the War for Independence /     / Edited by / JOHN C. DANN / [printers’ ornament, circle of 13 stars] /     / THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS / Chicago             London”
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 37-40, 77, 86, 327-329.
Location: Ct, CtB, CtBhl, CtDabN, CtDar, CtEham, CtEhar, CtFa, CtFar, CtFaU, CtGu, CtH, CtHamd, CtMil, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNc, CtNh, CtNhH, CtNm, CtNowa, CtPut, CtRi, CtS, CtSHi, CtSi, CtSoP, CtSU, CtU, CtWhar, CtWillE, CtWilt, CtWrf, CtWtp, CtY, DLC, MH.
Abstract: “I recollect that in February 1782, that one hundred of the British light horse came up to Palmer’s Hill, a little east to Titus River, and had collected about one hundred head of cattle which they were about to drive off. We, while at the fort, heard of it, and Ensign Allen with fifty men, myself among them, started, intending to intercept them at the bridge over Titus River which they had to cross. When we got to the bridge, we found that the British light horse had passed the bridge with the cattle. We pursued them and overtook them at the top of the hill where General Putnam rode down the steps. We attacked them there and they charged upon us, and we repulsed them and continued our attack. We followed them on about six miles to Byram River. Within that time and distance, the British light horse charged upon us twice more, and we each time repulsed them. We recovered the cattle, the last of them on the bridge over the Byram River. The British killed six of the cattle and cut many more of them. After the British passed the Byram River, they kept on and made no more defense. We took one horse from them, with the saddle, bridle, holster, and one pistol. The horse was wounded but recovered. I and two others shot at the man when the horse which we took fell.
I state this occurrence, believing that my companions, if any of them are still alive, will remember it. I cannot now recollect the names of any who were with me except Ensign Allen and a man by the name of Marshal and another by the name of Haskins. Marshal, Haskins, and myself were the three who shot at the British soldier whose horse we wounded and took.
After the first March, 1783, we were marched to Stamford and there discharged.” Pension application of Joseph Wood, pp. 38-39. (Copyright 1980 by John C. Dann. Reproduced with permission.)
  4. Davenport, A. B. (Amzi Benedict). Centennial Celebrations 1782-1882. In two parts. – Part I. An account of the observance of the one hundredth anniversary of the organization of the Congregational Church of North Stamford, Ct., June 6th, 1882; including an historical address, by Rev. Samuel Scoville, of Stamford, and a poem, by Rev. John G. Davenport, of Waterbury, Conn. – Edited by A. B. Davenport. (Note the following title page for part 2 is on p. 39). Centennial Celebrations 1782-1882. In two parts. – Part II. An account of the celebration of the one hundredth birthday, Mrs. Clarissa (Davenport) Raymond of Wilton, Conn., April 25th, 1882; including a poem, by Rev. John G. Davenport, of Waterbury, Conn. – Edited by A. B. Davenport. Stamford, Connecticut: Printed by The Stamford Advocate; 1882; 54 pp., paper covers, 22 cm. 
Location: CtDabN, CtNhHi, CtY, DLC, MB, MBAt, MnHi, NHi, NNUT, OCl, TxHU, WHi.             Flagg (p. 261).   Parks (No. 8592).
Abstract: “In these hundred years a new world, socially, politically, at home and abroad, in material advancement, in humanitarian, philanthropic and religious enterprises has arisen. When our fathers and mothers met in these places at the organization of this Church the cannon of the war of the Revolution was still sounding in their ears, some of their sons were still in camp, the enemy were still in possession of the metropolis and peace was not declared until eighteen months after. We were at that time but a confederation of states – the continental congress was still our form of Government and John Hanson of Maryland was President.

The great critical period of the war of the Revolution was not yet passed. It was not yet decided that we should be free, much less was it settled if free that we should be any more than a body of loosely confederated states, and the constitution was not born until eight years after.” Samuel Scoville, p. 12.
  5. Davenport, A. B. (Amzi Benedict). Davenport Ridge, Stamford, Connecticut : historical sketch. Printed for private use. Brooklyn, New York: Published by the Author; 1892; 16 pp., illus., ports., paper covers, 21 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “DAVENPORT RIDGE, / STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT. / – / HISTORICAL SKETCH. / – / PRINTED FOR PRIVATE USE. / – / A. B. DAVENPORT, / GARFIELD BUILDING,   (ROOM 44), / BROOKLYN, N. Y. / 1892.”       Poem titled Abraham Davenport by John Greenleaf Whittier on pp. 10-12.     Poem titled Davenport Ridge by C(harles) H(enry) C(randall) and dedicated to M(ary) V(ere) D(avenport) on pp. 15-16.                                           Location: Ct, CtDabN, CtHi, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtY, DLC, ICN, Infw, MB, MWA, NHi, NN, ViU.           Flagg (p. 261).     Wegelin (p. 23).     Kaminkow (p. 705).     Parks (No. 8564).
Abstract: “In Huntington’s History of Stamford, appears the following account of this site, pp. 481-2: `This structure occupies a most commanding view from the west slope of Davenport Ridge. It is about five miles, north by east, from the Stamford Depot. The panorama stretching around it is, at any season of the year, well worth a study, and in summer is very beautiful. This locality was voted to the Rev. John Davenport, of Stamford, by the proprietors of the town, in January, 1705-6, in consideration of his hundred pounds interest in the `Long Lots,’ as agreed upon at the time of his settlement here in 1693. By his will, January 20, 1728, he gave it to his eldest son, John, who occupied the house upon it, and died there in 1742. He was one of the original members of the Congregational Church, formed in the parish of Canaan by members from the Norwalk and Stamford churches, June 1733. The township of New Canaan was not organized till 1802. The property passed next into the hands of the third John, who died in 1756, leaving it to the fourth John, a deacon in the North Stamford Church, who died in 1842. A portion of the land was bought of the heirs by Amzi B. Davenport, a grandson of this deacon John, and on it he built the residence represented in our cut. It occupies the site of an old residence removed about eighty years ago.’   A few rods to the north-east stands the dwelling formerly occupied by his grandfather, who erected it with his own hands in 1775.” Amzi Benedict Davenport, pp. 13-14.
  6. Davenport, Ebenezer. An oration on the death of Gen. George Washington, : delivered at Stamford, Connecticut, on the 22d day of February, A. D. 1800. New York, (New York): “Published By The Committee Of Arrangements,” printed by John Furman, at his blank, stamp and stationary shop, opposite the city-hall.; 1800; 15, [1] pp., paper covers, 11 x 15 cm. 
Location: CSmH, NHi.                       Sabin (No. 18697).       Evans (No. 37292).     Stillwell (No. 313).             
Abstract: “But scarcely had the noise of battle ceased – scarcely had this new-born empire began to taste the sweets of existence and rejoice in the beams of peace – scarcely had this illustrious father of his country rested from his toils, when the frenzied spirit of dissention burst forth, and spread among a people thus great and thus greatly blessed, with rapid and deadly progress. In the short period of time which elapsed from the commencement of peace to the establishment of our present constitution of government, were the baleful effects of this spirit deeply and widely experienced. A destruction of public and private confidence – a general prostration of morals – convulsions which shook the first states of the Union to their centre – the bands of our union and government dissolving, and all our dearest interests hastening to their extinction, were the existing effects of this dissention – effects rapidly plunging us into complete wretchedness among ourselves, and sinking our name into a proverb, a hissing, and a bye-word through the world. 
To rescue us from this gulph into which we were then rapidly precipitating ourselves, the impressive example, the comprehensive wisdom, the all commanding love of WASHINGTON, strengthened by his enlightened and virtuous compatriots, were called forth into the most anxious and vigorous exertions. By these exertions were the interesting principles on which our individual and national existence and happiness invariably depend, unfolded and established in our minds. By these exertions, was brought home to our bosoms, an irrefutible conviction of the necessity of burying our dissentions, of uniting every heart, of an energetic government; a government commensurate to the extent of the territory, the foreign and internal relations, and the character of the people, of our country.” Ebenezer Davenport, pp. 10, 12.
  7. Davenport, James B. “History of the Roxbury wire mills.” Guide To Nature. 1911 Jan; Vol. 3 (No. 9) pp. 358-361.
Notes: Published by The Agassiz Association, Sound Beach, Connecticut.   Includes photograph of a remaining mill wheel. 
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtNbC, CtS, CtY, DLC.     
Abstract: “Theodore Davenport was the son of Major John a charter member of the Society of the Cincinnati, and grandson of Colonel Abraham of “Dark Day” fame. Mr. Davenport, then a young man of thirty-three associated himself with William Lacon, an Englishman, and in 1825 purchased about seventy acres of land at what was then called North Stamford, containing a gristmill and a sawmill. There they built one of the first rolling mills in the country. The partnership of Davenport and Lacon on account of some disagreement continued only a short time when the property was ordered sold by the Superior Court and was bought in by Mr. Davenport.

At the rolling mill and foundry where the Diamond Ice Company now stands, there was a young man of twenty who had begun there as an apprentice, by name Jonathan D. Weeks. Mr. Davenport believed that young Weeks would prove to be a man of great ability, and offered him a partnership. The firm became Davenport & Weeks, Rolling and Wire Mills, for the manufacture of merchant iron and wire. Mr. Weeks became one of the best known and shrewdest in the rolling mill business.                             …………………………………………………………………………..
In 1835 the firm of Davenport & Weeks was merged in that of the Stillwater Company. All the rolling, etc., was done at Stillwater and the wire drawing at Roxbury.

As late as 1881 Elbert White made pump chain on his own account at the Roxbury wire mill with the machinery put in by the Stillwater Company several years before.   About thirty-five years ago the old sawmill was torn down, a new one from Georgetown, Connecticut, erected in its place and rented to Henry Kirtland, who sawed logs to order, etc. He also rented the upper mill and put in machinery for turning handles, etc. Both have since been wrecked by time, but the east half of the dam still remains.”   James B. Davenport, pp. 358-359, 361.
  8. Davenport, Peter. “Into the woods : After years as a struggling and overlooked natural resource, the Bartlett Arboretum is poised for growth.” Living In Stamford. 2000 Sep; Vol. 2 (No. 4) pp. 21-26, 28, 30; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “Despite his foray into commerce, [Frank A.] Bartlett continued to cultivate an academic interest in plants. His Brookdale Road home became a proving ground for testing new techniques in horticulture and tree work. Men would practice trimming and shimmying up trees during the slow winter months. They would look into new methods of grafting, growing trees and managing pests. 

’He was friends with all the leading botanists of the day,’ Harvey says, ‘Frederick Law Olmstead, who designed Central Park; Harlan P. Kelsey, who wrote Standardized Plant Names ….‘ – the bible for horticulturists. 

Bartlett also developed close relationships with professors at Yale’s School of Forestry and with E. Porter Felt, an entomologist for the state of New York. Together the Yale foresters and the bug man became invaluable resources for the inquisitive arborist.

’Dr. Felt would take care of insects on the property; the guys from Yale took care of the tree part,’ Dages says. ‘Whenever they were there at the same time, they’d get together for bull sessions and learn as much from each other as possible.’

In 1924, Bartlett established the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories and Experimental Grounds, housed in what today is the Education Center. Led by Felt, who had retired from his post with New York state, the company’s scientists and researchers developed and perfected new techniques that since have become standard practice in arboriculture.

But even in those days, the Bartlett property had a troublesome relationship with the state. ‘The state of Connecticut had always taxed the land as income-producing property even though there never was any income generated from our research,’ Dages says. ‘The taxes got to be oppressive.’

So in 1965, two years after Bartlett’s death, the company worked out a deal to sell the land to the state. The Bartlett Tree Expert Company packed up its materials and moved its research facility to a 400 – acre campus in Charlotte, N. C. The only sign of the site’s past glory is a small, bronze memorial plaque to Felt. Set in a rock half-hidden by ferns and low-hanging branches, it quotes him: ‘About you is nature’s book, open to all who are willing to search and read. Leaves are living pages on which may be found cryptic answers to many mysteries.'”   Peter Davenport, pp. 26, 28.   (Copyright 2000 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  9. David Williams Company. “Electric power at the Yale & Towne works.” Iron Age. 1899 Sep 14; Vol. 64 (No. 11) pp. 15-16.; ISSN: 0021-1508.
Notes: Published by David Williams Company, New York, New York.
Location: CtY, DLC, MB, MH. 
Abstract: “The Yale & Towne Mfg. Company, Stamford, Conn., have remodeled their works by introducing electrical power in place of steam for driving the machinery in various departments. The works cover 5 acres, consisting of several buildings for each department of their product. 
The Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Company of Pittsburg provided the electrical equipment, which at present consists of a 120 kilowatt Westinghouse two-phase, compound wound generator, 7200 alternations, 240 volts, shown in Fig. 1. The steam engine, of 400 horse-power, is belted to the generator already installed and will provide power for a further generator, as at present only part of the works have been electrically equipped. The polyphase alternating current system is peculiarly adapted for the distribution of light and power from a central plant in manufacturing works.”   Iron Age, p. 15.
  10. — “Yale & Towne Mfg. Company’s power plant. – One of the pioneers in the use of the steam turbine.” Iron Age. 1904 Apr 21; Vol. 73 (No. 16) pp. 1-5; ISSN: 0021-1508.
Notes: Published by David Williams Company, New York, New York.
Location: CtY, DLC, MB, MH.
Abstract: “The power plant of the Yale & Towne Mfg. Company, at Stamford, Conn., will always hold a position of peculiar interest from the fact of its having been the first in this country in which the use of the steam turbine was commercially attempted outside of the works of the builders of the turbine, the Westinghouse Machine Company. 
The distinction of being the first such plant in existence did not remain with it for long. The installation of steam turbines was then under consideration by many of the more progressive engineers, and as the time and circumstances were ripe for its more general adoption, others were shortly put in operation. The steam turbine side of this plant was the subject of a most interesting paper read before the American Society of Mechanical Engineers last June during the convening of that body at Saratoga by Frederick A. Waldron, superintendent of the power plant.”   Iron Age, p. 1.
  11. Davis, Gwendolyn. “The diary of Sarah Frost, 1783: the sounds and silences of a woman’s exile.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada. 2004 Fall; Vol. 42 (No. 2) pp. 57-69; ISSN: 0067-6896.
Notes: Published by the Bibliographical Society of Canada, Toronto.
Location: AAP, CaBVaS, CaNBFU, CLU, CSfH, CSmH, CSt, CtY, CU, DLC, FTaSU, GEU, IaU, ICN, ICU, IU, KyU, LU, MH, MiD, MiEM, MiU, MU, NBPu, NBuHi, NBuU, NcD, NhD, NIC, NjP, NN, NNC, OKentU, PEdiS, RPB, TU, TxCM, TxU, WU.
For the service records and genealogy of Sarah Scofield Frost’s father (Sergeant Josiah Scofield) and brother (Sergeant Gershom Scofield), see: Edith M. Wicks and Virginia H. Olson, Stamford’s Soldiers: genealogical biographies of Revolutionary War patriots from Stamford, Connecticut. 1976, pp. 214, 224. 
Abstract: “‘Starting a diary,’ notes Harriett Blodgett, ‘may be a response to external influences.’ Such seems to be the situation of Sarah Frost (1754-1817), who, for one brief moment in the history of eighteenth-century revolutionary North America, responded to the ‘external influences’ of war, dislocation, and exile by keeping a diary of ‘the voyage from New York to St. John N.B. in one of the Loyalist Fleets of 1783.’ In doing so, she has left us with a personal insight into both the sounds and the silences of women’s exile as approximately thirty thousand Tory refugees left their homes in America for the uncertainties of re-settlement in the Atlantic region of British North America. Involuntarily, Sarah Frost has also bequeathed to literary historians a set of challenging editorial problems still unresolved today in the absence of her original manuscript. Four versions of her diary published in book form, as well as three different surviving handwritten copies purportedly made by her descendants, add to the dilemma of how, indeed, to read the ‘sounds and the silences’ of Sarah Frost’s text.

In many respects, Sarah Frost was very typical of Loyalist women facing exile at the conclusion of the American Revolution in 1783. Raised in Stamford, Connecticut, as Sarah Schofield (Scofield), she grew up in a family firmly established in the community. This stability meant that she had close ties with many friends and relatives, a factor that hovers as the subtext behind her diary as she describes the preparations for her departure. On one hand, she was a Scofield, daughter of Sergeant Josiah Scofield of the Revolutionary army who was ‘called to the defense of New York in 1775’ and sister of Sergeant Gershom Scofield who served the patriot cause from 1776 to 1782. On the other hand, she was Sarah Frost, wife of Tory Loyalist William Frost, a descendant of a long-established family in the Stamford community who had been proscribed by his townsmen because of his political allegiances and activities during the war. Although Sarah does not allude to these political divisions between her family and her husband as she begins her diary on 25 May 1783, they do inform her situation as she boards the Two Sisters as part of a fleet of fourteen ships carrying Tory refugees from New York to Nova Scotia. Focusing primarily on the domestic shipboard lives of her husband and her two children, she nonetheless makes it clear in her entries on 30 May, 6 June and 7 June that her parents, brothers, and sisters are remaining behind in Stamford. ‘I am afraid I shall not hear from them again before I leave New York,’ she notes in her journal on 6 June, and she closes her entry that night with the observation, ‘It grows late so I conclude for the night hoping to see Daddy in the morning.’ In fact, Josiah Scofield does come on board on 7 June, staying not only for breakfast but, to the delight of his daughter, for dinner as well. There is no indication during the visit of political differences separating her husband and her father. Nonetheless, this was a world where fellow Loyalist, Fyler Dibble, son of the Anglican clergyman in Stamford, would later slit his throat in despair in Saint John, and where, after the outbreak of hostilities, ‘violence against civilians, tarring-and-featherings, beatings and kidnappings were perpetuated by both parities.'”   Gwendolyn Davis. (Copyright 2004 by the Bibliographical Society of Canada. Reproduced with permission.)
  12. Davis, Virginia T. “How to research historic buildings.” League Bulletin. 1975 Sep; Vol. 27 (No. 4) (Issue No. 111) pp. 83-86.
Notes: Published by The Connecticut League of Historical Societies, Inc., Darien, Connecticut.
Location: Ct, CtNcHi, CtNlC, CtNowi, CtS, CtSHi, CtWB.   
Abstract: “No single approach may be set up as the ideal one for gaining information about `Historic Buildings.’ The pages that follow summarize an approach to research work on an old building in terms of its structural and social history. There are really four different steps in this approach which may be followed in the order numbered below, or they may be followed in an order depending upon your own interests, historical knowledge, academic training, and accumulated information about the house under investigation. However, a beginner will soon find out, as the information accumulates in the various steps, that he will have to move back and forth at times to other steps for cross reference, addition of newly discovered facts (often found in unexpected places), or clarification of information derived in an earlier stage of the research.   ….   .” (Prepared by the Buildings Survey Committee, Stamford Historical Society, Chairman: (Mrs.) Virginia T. Davis, January 1975), pp. 83, 86.   (Copyright 1975 by the Connecticut League of Historical Societies, Inc. [now, the Connecticut League of History Organizations, Inc.]. Reproduced with permission.)
  13. Davis, William T. (William Thomas, editor). The New England states, their constitutional, judicial, educational, commercial, professional and industrial history. Boston, (Massachusetts): D. H. Hurd & Company; 1897; 4 vols., ports., map (vol. 4), 28 cm. 
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: Vol. 2, pp. 983-999.   This section was written by John E. Keeler.
Location: C-S, Ct., Ct.B, CtDer, CtEhar, CtGl, CtH, CtHi, CtMW, CtNa, CtNbC, CtNh, CtShel, CtSoP, CtStr, CtU, CtWal, CtWB, CtY, DLC, FU, ICJ, MB, MH, MWA, Nh, NIC, NjP, OClW, OO, Or, PHi, PP, PU, TU, UU, ViU, WaS.       Collier (pp. 26, 195, 288).
Paged continuously.   Slip of “corrections” inserted in vol. 4., between p. 2314 and 2315. 
Abstract: “Stamford differed little in commercial and industrial standing at the beginning of the century from many towns in Southern New England. It was then as now one of the larger towns of the state, with a population in 1800 of 4465. Its industries were mainly agricultural, with such commerce as was naturally required for the disposition of the produce of the soil in the town, and of some of the surrounding country of which it was the natural distributive centre. For the first half of the century it had considerable shipping interests, and a greater part of the time a respectable direct West India trade. In 1833 a canal was dug from the eastern side of the harbor through low land to the centre of the village, and quite extensive warehouses were erected at the head of the canal. This proved a very beneficial factor in the commercial welfare of the place until the completion of the New York and New Haven Railroad. This event not only resulted in diverting much of the water traffic to the railroad, but crossed the canal with a bridge so low as to render it unnavigable by any sort of craft other than a lumber or coal barge. In 1868 the portion of the canal lying below the line of the railroad was widened and deepened, and with the material dug out the adjoining salt marsh was converted into upland upon which many of the important industries of the town have since been located. The upper part of the canal was then from time to time filled up. The greater portion of the water traffic is now carried on from the docks of this waterway, the remainder at the harbor proper which is formed by the emptying of Mill River into the sound.” John E. Keeler, pp. 983-984.
  14. Day, Lloyd N. “1692 Witchcraft document at Stamford.” League Bulletin. 1968 May; Vol. 20 (No. 2) (Issue No. 77) pp. 36-37.
Notes: Published by the Connecticut League of Historical Societies, Inc., Wallingford, Connecticut.
Location: Ct, CtNcHi, CtNlC, CtNowi, CtS, CtSHi, CtWB.
Abstract: “An original document used in the 1692 witchcraft trial of a Stamford woman has been given to the Stamford Historical Society by the Ferguson Library of that city. The library had received it as a gift from Tom Mahoney, a Poughkeepsie author and collector who made use of its books when he lived in Greenwich in the 1930’s. Mr. Mahoney purchased the document for $40 in 1963 at an auction of the Manuscript Society in Washington, D. C. The two-page document is an affidavit attesting to the good character of Elizabeth Clason, accused by a neighbor’s servant girl of being a witch.     …..     The affidavit, along with other favorable testimony in court, led to Mrs. Clason’s acquittal by Governor Robert Treat.     …..     According to Russell C. Roberts, president of the Historical Society and an attorney, `This is a rare document, perhaps the only one of its kind in the state. It is of great interest to lawyers as an example of proof of good character of a person accused in what was a criminal proceeding of the time.'”   Lloyd N. Day, pp. 36-37.   (Copyright 1958 by the Connecticut League of Historical Societies, Inc. [now, the Connecticut League of History Organizations, Inc.]. Reproduced with permission.)
  15. — “Stamford in Who’s Who.” Stamford Historian. (1957); Vol. 1 (No. 2) pp. 117-128.
Notes: Published by The Stamford Historical Society, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut.         
Location: Ct, CtS, CtSHi.         Kemp (p. 631).   Parks (No. 8565).
Abstract: “Ever since the founding of the publication in 1899, biographies of illustrious Stamford residents have been included in the pages of Who’s Who in America. … It must be mentioned that the first appearance from Stamford is not necessarily the person’s first appearance in Who’s Who. For example, William T. Hornaday was first listed from Stamford in Volume 11; however, he was in all the previous volumes, as from New York. Again, to keep this study within bounds it is confined to people who live or lived in Stamford. This has excluded many names – of 36 Stamford representatives in the 1956-7 edition, more than half are ‘commuters’ whose homes are elsewhere. Other names will not be found here because though the people are bona fide residents, they chose to be listed as from New York, their place of business.” Lloyd N. Day, p. 117.
  16. De Forest, John L. (John Le Roy). Once upon a long, long ridge : a memoir of a Connecticut community. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Historical Society, Inc.; 1995; xix, 235 pp., paper covers, illus., ports., maps, index, 28 cm. ISBN: 1-886054-03-7.
Notes: Title page reads: “ONCE UPON A LONG, LONG RIDGE / A MEMOIR OF / A CONNECTICUT COMMUNITY /     / by / John L. De Forest /     / The Stamford Historical Society, Inc. / Stamford, Connecticut / 1995.” 
Location: Ct, CtHi, CtS, CtSHi.             Parks-Additions (No. 1091).
Abstract: “A conscientious and ardent memorialist, DeForest has arranged his chapters first on the basis of topics and then on the basis of chronology. After a sweeping review of the role of native Americans in the area, he focuses in succeeding chapters on a variety of subjects: religion and the establishment of churches; education and the rise of schools; forms of early manufacturing; rise and fall of general stores; a number of diverse voluntary organizations, including the only woman’s suffrage association in Stamford; the rhythm of daily routines; and types of amusement. There are also sections on the participation of Long Ridge men in American wars and sketches of resident celebrities and a final chapter on the movement for the conservation of such areas as Old Long Ridge Village. In each chapter DeForest explains how each institution or activity began and how each fared during the century and three-quarters since Old Long Ridge Village was founded. Ample quotations from the diaries add to the charm of the volume and make events vivid and immediate.
The appeal of the memoir is two-fold. It will attract the attention of local historians, genealogists, journalists, researchers, and readers. It will also be welcomed as a resource by historians and scholars interested in the development of communities across the United States. The residents of Old Long Ridge Village and of the Town of Stamford are, indeed, fortunate that John DeForest has provided so engaging a remembrance of the place he loves.”   Estelle F. Feinstein, PhD., Professor of History Emeritus, University of Connecticut, p. vi.
  17. DelGuidice, Dominic. “Citizen participation.” Journal of Housing. 1963 Sep 30; Vol. 20 (No. 8) pp. 430-434; ISSN: 0272-7374 (Cancelled ISSN: 0022-1635 0164-646X).
Notes: Published by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Washington, D. C.                               
Location: DLC.             See also: Citizens’ Action Council for the Improvement of Stamford (C. A. C.), Seven Years To Success: A Special C. A. C. Report to Stamford Citizens On Urban Renewal: 1963-1970. Stamford Advocate, January 8, 1963. (Second Section)
In this article, Dominic DelGuidice, Executive Director and Secretary of the Citizens’ Action Council for the Improvement of Stamford describes the reasons why the Stamford Chamber of Commerce established this new, independent organization. Its primary focal point was the city’s urban renewal program.
  18. Derato, Frank C. Victor W. Pagé : automotive and aviation pioneer. Norwalk, Connecticut: Cranbury Publications; 1991; x, 334 pp., paper covers, illus., ports., bibliography, index, 28 cm. ISBN: 0-9629323-0-2.
Notes: Title page reads: “VICTOR W. PAGÉ / [photograph of Victor W. Pagé] / AUTOMOTIVE and AVIATION PIONEER /   / by / Frank C. Derato /   / Cranbury Publications / Norwalk, Connecticut”
For references to the Victor Pagé Motors Corporation and the Automotive Development Corporation of Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 54, 144-148, 155, 159-163, 168, 171, 175, 178, 181, 191, 202-203, 206-207, 209-214, 216-217, 221, 224, 228-229, 234-235, 238, 244-245, 249.                                                                  Location: CtNowa, CtS, CtSHi, DLC, DSI, MiD, MiDbEI, PP, RHi, TxCM, WHi.
Abstract: “Victor W. Pagé began his automotive career in 1902, just nine years after the Duryea brothers built the first American car, and by 1910, he had established himself as one of the country’s leading authorities on automobiles. Pagé was the foremost technical writer of his day. He wrote a great many articles and books on the theory of operation and repair of automobiles. He also wrote extensively on airplanes and airplane service, and he wrote books about motorcycles, tractors, and boats. In short, he wrote about anything that was powered by an internal-combustion engine. But Pagé was more than a writer: he was a talented engineer and inventor who designed – and attempted to manufacture – an airplane and several automobiles and trucks.   I bought my first Pagé book at a second-hand bookstore in Passaic, New Jersey, many years ago. Pagés name meant little to me then, but as my automotive library grew, I noticed that more and more of the books I acquired had been written by him. I began to wonder who Pagé was and how he had become such an authority on automobiles. Then, one day at an antiquarian book sale, someone commented that he had heard that Pagé had tried to manufacture automobiles in Stamford, Connecticut, in the 1920s, but that there had been a problem with the sale of the company’s stock. This was something of a coincidence, because at the time, I was employed in Stamford, teaching automotive mechanics in one of the high schools. The possibility that someone had tried to produce automobiles in Stamford intrigued me, so I decided to do some research to learn what I could about Pagé and his automobile company. A trip to the local public library confirmed that Pagé had lived in Stamford and that there had been a company called the Victor Pagé Motors Corporation.”   Frank C. Derato, p. vii.   (Copyright 1991 by Frank C. Derato. Reproduced with permission.)
  19. deRochemont, Louis, producer. Boomerang! [Motion picture]; Elia Kazan, director. Twentieth Century-Fox; 1947. 88 minutes.                                              Location: CtSHi, DLC.
Notes: b/w., sound. Screenplay by Richard Murphy; based on the article “The Perfect Case” by Anthony Abbot (Fulton Oursler), Reader’s Digest, December 1945, pp. 23-26: condensed from Rotarian, December 1945. 
This film is based on the unsolved murder of a Roman Catholic priest, which occurred in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1924. The leaders of that city felt adverse publicity would result if it were filmed on original location. So, the movie was shot almost entirely in Stamford, Connecticut. The courtroom scenes were filmed at the Westchester County Courthouse, White Plains, New York.   A number of local residents acted as extras or appeared in bit parts. The character of prosecuting attorney Henry L. Harvey is based on Homer S. Cummings who handled the real case.                                                                           For a critique of this film, see: Magill’s Survey Of Cinema – English Language Films, Second Series, Vol. 1, A-CLU, pp. 309-311: Frank N. Magill, Editor. ISBN: 0893562300; Salem Press, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1981.                                                               For additional information on the case of “State of Connecticut vs. Harold Israel,” see: Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, (November 1924) pp. 406 et seq. / American Law Review (1925), Vol. 50, pp. 161-190. / Homer S. Cummings, State of Connecticut vs. Harold Israel (1937), 4, 1, 44 pp. / Jacob D. Zeldes, “Connecticut’s most famous nolle,” Connecticut Bar Journal, (December 1994), Vol. 68 (No. 6), pp. 443-455.                                                 For additional information on Homer S. Cummings, see: Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement Six, pp. 136-138. [Article written by Estelle F. Feinstein].
  20. Dibblee, Ebenezer. “Letters of The Reverend Doctor Ebenezer Dibblee, of Stamford, to The Reverend Doctor Samuel Peters, Loyalist Refugee in London – 1784-1793.”. E. Clowes Chorley, ed. Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 1932 Jun; Vol. 2 (No. 2) pp. 51-85; ISSN: 0018-2486.
Notes: Published by Church Historical Society, under the authority of the General Convention.   Introduction and notes by the editor. “The Letters of the Reverend Ebenezer Dibblee form part of the Jarvis Papers which have recently come into possession of Professor Howard C. Robbins, of the General Theological Seminary.” E. Clowes Chorley, p. 50.                                                                   
Location: CaMWUC, CaNBFU, CtHT, CtY, DLC, ICRL, InU, LU, MB, MH-AH, N, NBuU, NSyU, OrU, PHi, PU.
  21. Dickoré, Marie Paula. Order of the Purple Heart – An account of Sergeant William Brown who brought his badge of merit to Columbia, Ohio. Cincinnati, Ohio: Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio; 1943; 35 pp., paper covers, “references,” 23 cm. 
Notes: “500 copies printed” 
Location: Ct, CtSHi, DLC, MH, MiD, OCl, OOxM, PP, WaS.
Describes the bravery of Sergeant William Brown, of Stamford, Connecticut, who led a ‘forlorn hope’ mission to clear obstacles prior to the battle of Yorktown. For this, the second Award of Merit or Purple Heart was personally bestowed upon him by George Washington.
  22. DiGiovanni, Stephen Michael. Catholic Church in Fairfield County, 1666 – 1961. New Canaan, Connecticut: William Mulvey, Inc.; 1987; xxix, 296 pp., [8] pp. of plates, illus., ports., table of contents, notes, bibliography, d. w., 25 cm. ISBN: 0-934791-12-0.
Notes: Title page reads: “[cut of old St. Mary Church, Norwalk, (c. 1858)] / THE CATHOLIC CHURCH / IN / – / FAIRFIELD COUNTY 1666 – 1961 / – / Stephen Michael DiGiovanni /     / WILLIAM MULVEY, INC. / NEW CANAAN, CT.”
Location: Ct, CtB, CtBhl, CtBSH, CtDab, CtFa, CtFaHi, CtFaU, CtGre, CtNowa, CtS, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtY, DLC, ICU, MB, MH-AH, MWA, NEAuC, NjPT, NNG, WHi. 
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. xiii, xvi, xxviii, 4-6, 10, 16-20, 27, 81-82, 89, 95, 98-99, 101, 107, 109-113, 121, 123-128, 134-135, 138-139, 142, 144, 155, 166, 173-174, 181, 183, 186, 193-194, 199, 202, 208, 211, 213-215, 225-226, 236, 240, 242-243, 245-248, 252, 255, 258-265, 272.
  23. Dorris, Virginia Kent. “Swiss Bank Center, Stamford, Connecticut : To make 800 traders comfortable in one giant room, the architects paid careful attention to acoustics and technology.” Architectural Record. 1998 Jun; Vol. 186 (No. 6) pp. 142-147; ISSN: 0003-858X.
Notes: Published by The McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, New York.   Includes floor plans.
Location: AAP, C, CL, CLSU, CoCC, CoD, CoU, CSf, CSmH, CtB, CtH, CtHT, CtMW, CtNbC, CtNh, CtNlC, CtU, CtWB, CtWhar, CtY, CU, DCU, DeWI, DLC, DNGA, FTS, GA, GU, I, IaU, IC, ICN, IEN, In, InI, InU, IU, LU, MA, MB, MBAt, MChB, MCM, MH, MNF, MNS, MdBE, MdBG, MdBP, MeB, MeBa, Mi, MiD, MiDU, MiGr, MiU, MnCS, MnM, MnS, MnU, MoK, MoS, MoSW, MoU, MtBC, N, NbU, NBuG, NcRS, NcU, NHC, NhD, NhU, NIC, NjP, NN, NNC, NNMM, NRU, NvU, OC, OCI, OCIMA, OClW, ODa, OkS, OOxM, OT,OU, PP, PSt, PU, RP, ScU, TxArU, ViW. 
”Virginia Kent Dorris is a freelance writer specializing in architecture. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.”
Abstract: “Working as a trader for a major bank must be one of the most anxiety-producing jobs in the world. With eyes glued to multiple computer screens and ears pressed to telephone receivers, all the while watching for signals from other traders, these merchants of stress can make and lose millions of dollars instantly as the world’s financial markets fluctuate. A moment’s hesitation can mean big losses. It’s little wonder, then, that SBC Warburg Dillon Read, a division of the Swiss Bank Corporation, sought to make the trading floor at the new Stamford, Connecticut, complex as convenient and efficient as possible.

The trading floor is at the physical and operational center of the Swiss Bank Center, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s New York City office. The first phase of the project, completed last fall is 861,000 square feet. It includes the trading floor – located atop five floors of parking and a data floor – and a 13-story office building with a street-level steak house. SOM is now developing phase two of the plan, which will extend the trading floor 120 feet to the east and include a second office tower. A third tower, located to the north of the trading floor building, is included in the final phase of the master plan, making the center a total of 1.4 million square feet.

Creating a single space large enough to accommodate 600 to 800 traders was the bank’s top priority, says Markus Buergler, executive director of corporate real estate for SBC. The new 50,000-square foot trading floor, with its clear span of 210 feet by 132 feet, is among the world’s largest column-free trading spaces. The room permits unimpeded and constant opportunities for spoken and visual communication between the traders, providing them with a previously unavailable awareness of each other. ‘Trading is a complex, team effort,’ explains Buergler. ‘The different trading groups don’t function independently. You need to bring them together so they can interact in an ideal way.'”   Virginia Kent Dorris, pp. 142-143.   (Reprinted with permission from Architectural Record, ©1998, The McGraw-Hill Companies.
  24. Doubleday, Doran & Company Inc. “Westover, the residence of Col. Hugh L. Cooper, at Stamford, Conn.”. Country Life. 1931 Oct; Vol. 60 (No. 6) p. 37.
Notes: Published by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York.
Location: CtB, CtNh, CtNlC, CtSoP, CtU, DLC, MB, MnU, NcRS, OrU, ViW.
Chester A. Patterson, Architect.   Includes floor plans.   Architectural rendering in color. The Hugh L. Cooper house is located at 214 Westover Road, Stamford, Connecticut. For additional information on Hugh L. Cooper, hydroelectric engineer, see: Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. 11 [Supplements one & two], Part 2, Supplement two, pp. 118-119.
  25. Dower, W. A. “New industries of Connecticut – No. 5. The Petroleum Heat & Power Company.” Connecticut Industry. 1927 Jun; Vol. 5 (No. 6) p. 12; 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, CtSoP, CtY, MH.   
A brief history of The Petroleum Heat & Power Company of Stamford, producers and installers of oil-burning equipment, as well as suppliers of fuel oil.
  26. — “New industries of Connecticut – No. 8. The Stamford Wall Paper Company.” Connecticut Industry. 1928 Feb; Vol. 6 (No. 2) p. 11; 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, CtU, CtY, MH. 
In July, 1924, The Stamford Wall Paper Company began production of engraved wallpapers in a two-story brick building, with an adjacent boiler house. The products were marketed under the name “Stamford Decorations.” It was located on the West Side, in the former Kahler shoe factory, adjacent to the main line of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad.
  27. Drake, Philip M. Cummings & Lockwood : a 75 year reputation of hard-earned excellence. : Newcomen Society of the United States; 1984; 22 pp., illus., paper covers, 23 cm. (Newcomen Society publication : no. 1225). 
Notes: Title page reads: “Cummings & Lockwood / A 75-Year Reputation of / Hard-Earned Excellence / PHILIP M. DRAKE / MEMBER OF THE NEWCOMEN SOCIETY / MANAGING PARTNER / CUMMINGS & LOCKWOOD / STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT / [cut of the Newcomen Society of the United States’ insignia] / THE NEWCOMEN SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES / NEW YORK   EXTON PRINCETON   PORTLAND / 1984” 
Location: ABAU, ABH-L, AzTeS, AzU, CaNBFU, CL, CMalP, CoDU, CoFS, CoU, CSjU, CSS, CSt, Ct, CtFaU, CtHi, CtNlC, CtSHi, CtU, CtY, CU, DLC, FTaSU, FU, GASU, GEU, GStG, GU, IC, ICU, IdPl, IEN, Infw, InMuB, InNd, InU, IU, KWiU, L, LU, MChB, MCM, MB, Me, MeB, MeU, MiAllG, MiDW, MiEM, MiKW, MnCS, MoKU, MoU, MSat, N, NbOU, NBu, NBuCC, NcD, NcGU, NCH, NcWsW, NGcA, NhU, NIC, NjP, NjR, NmU, NN, NNC, NNU, NRU, NTR, OAkU,OAU, OCHP, OClJC, OClU, OCU, OKentU, OMC, OU, P, PEdiS, PEL, PKuS, PPrU, PPT, PSt, RPRC, RU, ScU, SdU, TU, TxDa, TxDaM, TxDN, TxHU, TxLT, TxU, UPB, UU, ViLC, ViU, ViW, VtU, WaU, WHi.
First printing: February 1985. “Set up, printed and bound in the United States of America for the Newcomen Society of the United States by Princeton University Press,” p. [4]. 
Address delivered at a National Meeting of the Newcomen Society held in Mystic, Connecticut, August 10, 1984.
Abstract: “But I want to go back and talk about General Cummings and Judge Lockwood for a few moments. They were larger than life figures and they were the ones that set the tone for the firm as it exists today.

Homer Cummings was born in Chicago in 1870. He graduated from Yale in 1891 and received his degree from Yale Law School two years later. Legend has it that after graduation from Yale Law School, he took the train from New Haven, and – for reasons still unclear – he chose to get off at Stamford, where he embarked on his long and outstanding career. Within seven years he had been elected mayor of Stamford and served in that position for three consecutive terms. He was an outstanding public speaker. People alive today who heard him speak can frequently tell you exactly what the occasion was, and they describe in the most glowing terms Homer Cummings’ ability to hold his audience. He was an impressive man, standing about six feet, six inches, bald; with pince-nez glasses which he wore throughout his career. His presence dominated any meeting which he attended. 

Charles Davenport Lockwood was a native of Stamford and a descendant of two New England families, the Lockwoods and the Davenports, which had established themselves in the Connecticut Colony. Like Cummings, he had graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School. Unlike Cummings, he did not get off the train as it passed through Stamford, but continued on to New York City, where he served as deputy assistant district attorney of New York County under the famous William Travers Jerome. However, he soon returned to Stamford to engage in the practice of law, and by 1907 he had been elected Judge of Probate for the District of Stamford, a position he held six years.

It’s not hard to imagine how, in the relatively small city of Stamford with a population of 28,000, Mayor Cummings knew Probate Judge Lockwood. They soon became good friends, and this leads me to one of the factors which I believe has significantly contributed to the growth and success of our firm, namely the friendship factor. Cummings and Lockwood were not only partners, but they were friends first and foremost.
Today, as we prepare to move into our 76th year, the firm has grown to be among the largest law firms in New England and somewhere around the 120th largest in the United States in terms of lawyers. We now have 59 partners and 70 associates. These are served by a staff of over 200 people which include 30 paraprofessionals of various sorts, specialists in one field of the law or another. We have eight offices, five of which are in Connecticut, two in Florida and one in Washington.
It is a complex and intellectually demanding job to practice law competently … .” Philip M. Drake, pp. 8, 10-11, 20. (Copyright 1984 by Cummings & Lockwood LLC. Reproduced with permission.)
  28. Drummond, Robert Hay Hon. successively Bishop of St. Asaph and of Salisbury and Archbishop of York. A sermon [on Deuteronomy 29 : 29] 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, 1754. London: Printed by E. Owen, and sold by J. Roberts [etc.]; 1754; 87 pp., paper covers, 25 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, 1754. / – / By the Right Reverend Father in GOD, / ROBERT Lord Bishop of St. ASAPH. / – / LONDON: / Printed by EDWARD OWEN in Warwick-Lane: / And Sold by J. ROBERTS in Warwick-Lane; / and A. MILLAR, at Buchanan’s Head in the Strand. / – / MDCCLIV [1754].” 
Location: CtHT, CtSoP, CtY, DLC.
Includes “An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts” (pp. 31-70) has running title: “An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society.” 
Abstract: “… the Reverend Mr. Dibble, the Society’s Missionary at Stamford, who in his Letter this Year, returns his hearty Thanks for the charitable Addition of 10 £. Sterling per annum, to his former Salary of Twenty, which, together with the visible Success with which God has blessed his Labours, he promises shall be a strong Spur to him to Painfulness and Fidelity in his Pastoral Office. On Sunday the 6th of May, 1753, he officiated at Sharon, about 70 Miles distant from Stamford, to a very numerous Audience, and those that bore a Part in the publick Offices of Religion, performed their Parts with great Decency and Regularity, tho’ there were but one Common-Prayer Book, and a few Church Psalters to be found among them. To remedy this Misfortune, Mr. Troutbeck likewise carries with him Bibles, Common-Prayer Books, and pious small Tracts, to be distributed at Mr. Dibble’s best Discretion.” An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society, pp. 51-52.
  29. Dubeau, Sharon. New Brunswick Loyalists : a bicentennial tribute. Agincourt, Ontario: Generation Press; 1983; 173 pp., [4] pp. of plates, illus., bibliography, index, 23 cm. ISBN: 0920830188.
Notes: Title page reads: “NEW BRUNSWICK LOYALISTS / A BICENTENNIAL TRIBUTE / By Sharon Dubeau /       / GENERATION PRESS / Agincourt, Ontario / 1983” 
Location: CaBVaS, CaNBFU, CCarl, CL, CLU, CoD, CSS, CtY, DLC, IaAS, ICN, Infw, InMuB, KyU, MB, Me, MeU, MH, Mi, MiD, MiKW, MU, NcD, NIC, NjP, NN, ScU, TxDa, TxU, ViU, VtU, WaS, WHi.
Abstract: “This is a tribute to our Loyalist ancestors who were forced to leave their homes, families and friends, and venture northwards to face the unknown wilderness.

The desire to research and compile this information came from my discovery that there was nothing in the history books about the ‘common folk’, like my ancestors Isaac Bostwick, Jonathan Gorham or John White. It was ‘ordinary’ people like these, as well as the achievers, whose very presence helped to carve out a nation. Some settled in New Brunswick for a lifetime, and their descendants remain on original land grants today. Others moved westwards and helped to found Ontario and Quebec. Some returned to their former homes in the United States, and still others removed to England.

I have attempted to pull together the information which can be found in many sources. Unfortunately, time and space do not permit the inclusion of all the Loyalists who settled in New Brunswick, and so my research goes on.”   Sharon Dubeau, foreword page. (Copyright 1983 by Sharon Dubeau. Reproduced with permission.)
  30. Duff, Beth Longware. One family in faith : the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut. McAleer, Joseph, editor. Strasbourg, France: Éditions du Signe; 2003; 160 pp., color illus., 31 cm. ISBN: 2746811782.
Notes: Title page reads: “[color illustration] / ONE FAMILY IN FAITH / [three color illustrations] / THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE / OF BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT / [cut of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s seal] / Written by Beth Longware Duff / Photographs by John R. Glover / Edited by Dr. Joseph McAleer”
Subtitle on cover reads: “History of the Diocese of Bridgeport.”
Printed in Italy by Arti Grafiche, Pomezia.
Contents: One family in faith. chapter 1. The first pioneers — chapter 2. The care and salvation of souls — chapter 3. Collaboration between faithful and clergy — chapter 4. In the holiness of truth — chapter 5. To serve in charity. Families of faith : Saint Augustine Cathedral — Parishes. 
For references to the parishes of Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 135-147.
Location: Ct, CtB, CtDab, CtDer, CtGre, CtHi, CtNbC, CtRi, CtS, CtShel, CtSHi, CtWilt, CtWtp.   
Abstract: “What is a Diocese? It can be thought of as a family that inhabits the household of the faith. You and I are part of a diverse family of faith extending throughout the nearly 700 square miles of Fairfield County and dwelling together in the household that is the Roman Catholic Church. That is why we chose as our 50th anniversary motto, ‘One Family in Faith.’

In the power of Christ’s love, we’re a unique family enriched by the rest of the Church and enriching the rest of the Church. In the power of His love, we can speak not only of the ‘Church of Bridgeport’ but rather the ‘Church which is at Bridgeport.’

For fifty years, under the spiritual guidance of four bishops, the Diocese of Bridgeport has been a beacon of hope and faith, manifesting God’s abundant love in the parishes, schools, ministries, and communities throughout Fairfield County. What a wonderful story we have to tell on these pages!”                             
Forward by Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D., Bishop of Bridgeport, p. 4.
  31. Duggan, Thomas S. (Thomas Stephen). The Catholic Church in Connecticut. New York, New York: States History Company; 1930; (Centennial Edition): xx, 622 pp., ports., illus., appendix, bibliography, index, d.w., 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE / CATHOLIC CHURCH / IN CONNECTICUT/ By / RIGHT REVEREND THOMAS S. DUGGAN, D. D. / Vicar-General of the Diocese of Hartford /     / – / CENTENNIAL EDITION / – / [cut of the arms of the Bishop of Hartford, Connecticut] / – / THE STATES HISTORY COMPANY / 156 FIFTH AVENUE / NEW YORK CITY”   
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 7, 11, 266, 452-461.
Location: Ct, CtAns, CtB, CtBris, CtBSH, CtDab, CtDer, CtEhar, CtFaU, CtH, CtHi, CtMil, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNh, CtNowa, CtPut, CtS, CtSHi, CtStr, CtU, CtWB, CtWhar, CtY, DLC, IaU, MWA, NcD, NjPT, NNC, PV.     Vollmar (No. D 273).       Kemp (p. 32).       Ellis & Trisco (No. 135).       Collier (p. 240).       Parks (No. 613).      Blessing (p. 174).             
Bibliography on pp. 209-210.       
At the time of publication, the author had served the Diocese of Hartford for thirty-three years.
  32. Dunlop, Beth. “House of worship, the inside story : in Stamford, Connecticut, the massive gray whale like facade of First Presbyterian, known as the fish church, gives no indication of the glory within : a dramatic display of color and light.” House & Garden. 2003 Oct; Vol. 172 (No. 10) pp. 100, 102, 104; ISSN: 1522-0273.
Notes: Published by The Condé Nast Publications (A division of Advance Publishers Inc.), New York, New York.
Location: CtBris, CtFa, CtMil, CtWal, CtWhav, DLC. 
Dramatic description of sunlight streaming into the interior of Stamford’s First Presbyterian Church through pieces of stained glass embedded in its walls.
  33. Dwight, Timothy. A sermon, preached at Stamford, in Connecticut, upon the general thanksgiving December 18th, 1777. Hartford, (Connecticut): Printed by Watson and Goodwin; 1778; 16 pp., paper covers, 20 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “A / SERMON, / PREACHED AT / STAMFORD, / IN / CONNECTICUT, / UPON THE / GENERAL THANKSGIVING, / DECEMBER 18th, 1777. / – / HARTFORD: / Printed by WATSON AND GOODWIN, /   –   / M.DCC.LXXVIII. [1778].”
Location: CtHi, CtSoP, CtY, DLC, ICN, MH, MiU, MWA, NjPT, PPL, ViU.             Sabin (No. 90122).       Evans (No. 15788).     Dexter (Vol. 3, pp. 321-326).       Wegelin (p. 24).       Blanck (No. 5036).                         Published anonymously.   Sabin (No. 90122) credits the authorship to Timothy Dwight.     Evans (No. 15788) credits the authorship to Timothy Dwight.     Dexter (Vol. 3, p. 326) credits the authorship to Timothy Dwight and states on p. 322, “At the end of March, (1777, Yale) College was broken up by the war; and Mr. Dwight spent the most of the time until September in Wethersfield, in charge of a portion of the students. Early in June he was licensed to preach by a committee of the Northern Association in his native county, and during the summer he preached in Kensington Parish in Farmington.   He resigned the tutorship early in September, 1777, and on October 6 was appointed by Congress chaplain to General S. H. Parsons’ Connecticut Continental Brigade, joining the army soon after at West Point. During the year in which he remained in the field, he performed the appropriate duties of his office with uncommon reputation. He also wrote several patriotic songs (including `Columbia! Columbia! to glory arise!’) which were universally popular.”       Wegelin (p. 24) credits the authorship to Timothy Dwight.       Blanck (No. 5036) credits the authorship to Timothy Dwight.                     For additional information on Timothy Dwight during the American Revolution, see: Gephart (No. 13267) / Charles S. Hall, Life and letters of Samuel Holden Parsons – Major General in the Continental Army and Chief Judge of the Northwestern Territory 1737-1789. (1904) / Wayne C. Tyner, `Timothy Dwight on the American Revolution,’ “Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin,” Vol. 41, No. 4, (October 1976), pp. 107-118.
Abstract: “Who hath raised up those powerful armies, with which we now resist our foes? Who gave us a person to direct our military affairs, whom the tongue of envy acknowledges to be thoroughly qualified for so difficult and dangerous a station? Who, when our hearts died within us, at the success of our enemies, the last campaign, dispelled the gloom by the timely and illustrious victories of TRENTON and PRINCETON? Who, in a manner still more extraordinary, enabled us with a handful of troop, to keep the field against a mighty force, during the last winter? Who collected a sufficient body of militia to destroy Colonel BAUME’S detachment, by the glorious and most beneficial victory of BENNINGTON. For it must by no means be forgotten, that they were so far from being collected to oppose this force, that some of them, had actually marched to join the northern army, without dreaming that an enemy was near. Who gave into our hands the whole army of General BURGOYNE, and infixed such a wound upon BRITISH pride, as it hath scarcely received, during the present century? Who, finally, hath so infatuated the counsels of our enemies, that their measures have, almost in every instance, been as advantageous to us, as our own? He, who sitteth on the circle of the heavens, answers most loudly and clearly in the language of his Providence `I THE LORD DO ALL THESE THINGS.’   May we not then, with singular propriety, address AMERICA, in the words of the second verse of our text, `Fear not, O land! be glad and rejoice, for the Lord will do great things’.”   Timothy Dwight, pp. 13-14.
  34. Dwight, Timothy. Travels in New-England and New York. New Haven, (Connecticut): S. Converse, Printer; 1821-22; 4 vols., 23 cm. 
Notes: In addition to the New Haven 1821-22 edition, there was one published in London, 1823 and a more recent edition published in Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1969. Since references to Stamford, Connecticut appear on different pages in each issue, citations and locations are in separate sections.                                             For references to Stamford, Connecticut in the New Haven 1821-22 edition, see: Vol. 1, pp. 34, 35. / Vol. 2, p. 505. / Vol. 3, pp. 496-503, 519.   The following libraries own copies of the New Haven 1821-22 edition: AU, CLSU, CLU, CSf, CSmH, Ct, CtHT, CtSoP, CtY, CU, DeWI, DLC, FU, GDC, GHi, ICN, ICU, IEG, IU, IaAS, IaU, LNT, M, MB, MBAt, MChB, MdBE, MdBP, MeB, MeBa, MeU, MH, MHi, MiD, MiGr, MiU, MNF, MnHi, MnU, MoSM, MU, MWA, NbU, NBuG, NcD, NCH, NcU, Nh, NIC, NjN, NjNbS, NjP, NjR, NN, NNC, NNG, NPV, NUt, OC, OCHP, OClW, OClWHi, OO, OOxM, OU, PHi, PPL, PU, RP, RPJCB, ScC, ScU, TxU, ViU, VtMiM, VtU, WaS, WaU, WHi.                                                                                                                                                                                  For references to Stamford, Connecticut in the London 1823 edition, see: Vol. 1, pp. 10, 11. / Vol. 2, p. 483. / Vol. 3, pp. 476-482, 499.   The following libraries own copies of the London 1823 edition: Ct, CtHi, CtS, CtSoP, CtU, CtY, CtY-M, DLC, IC, KyU, MdBP, MiU, MU, NN, OCl, OClWHi, OCU, OFH, OrCS, PCC, PHC, PU, TU, TxU, ViU.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              For references to Stamford, Connecticut in the Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1969 edition, see: Vol. 1, pp. xvi, 20, 21. / Vol. 2, pp. 355, 411. / Vol. 3, pp. 348-353, 365, 410-411.     The following libraries own copies of the Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1969 edition: Ct, CtBran, CtEly, CtFaU, CtGu, CtHamd, CtHamd, CtManc, CtS, CtSHi, CtU, CtWB, CtWillE, DLC.                                                                                                                                                                                   Sabin (No. 21559).     Haywood (p. 213).       Shoemaker – 1821 (No. 5221).     Blanck (No. 5075).       Collier (pp. 7-8, 113, 256).                                                                                                 J. Robert Bromley Abraham Davenport – 1715 to 1789 : a study of the man. (1976), p. 57 states, “For another similar formulation of Abraham Davenport’s Dark Day Speech (which may have been one of the original sources), see Timothy Dwight, late President of Yale College, Travels in New England and New York. New Haven, 1822, Volume III, p. 497 … “.         Collier (pp.7-8) states, “The granddaddy of the Connecticut travel guides is Travels in New England and New York. by Timothy Dwight. The best edition by far is the four volumes edited by Barbara Miller Solomon (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1969). Dwight, appointed president of Yale in 1795, each fall for ten years beginning in 1798, when the boys went home to help with the harvest, took trips by horseback and sulky, and sometimes another trip in the winter. He comments on every aspect of society and daily life and describes each town he passed through.”
Abstract: “In this town (Stamford) lived the Hon. Abraham Davenport, for a long period one of the Councillours of the State, and, before that, of the Colony of Connecticut.   …   The 19th of May, 1780, was a remarkably dark day. Candles were lighted in many houses; the birds were silent and disappeared; and the fowls retired to roost. The Legislature of Connecticut was then in session in Hartford. A very general opinion prevailed that the day of Judgment was at hand. The House of Representatives, being unable to transact their business, adjourned. A proposal to adjourn the Council was under consideration. When the opinion of Col. Davenport was asked, he answered, `I am against an adjournment. The day of Judgment is either approaching, or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for an adjournment; if it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish therefore that candles may be brought.’   …   There are three uncommonly interesting spots in this township: one on the Western side of the harbour, which is called the South field, a rich and beautiful farm. Another is a peninsula on the East side of the harbour, mentioned above under the name of Shippan, the property of Moses Rogers, Esq., of the City of New York. This also is an elegant and fertile piece of ground. The surface slopes in every direction, and is encircled by a collection of exquisite scenery. The Sound, and Long Island beyond it, with a gracefully indented shore, are directly in front, and both stretch Westward to a vast distance, and Eastward till the eye is lost. On each side also lies a harbour bounded by handsome points. A train of groves and bushy islands, peculiarly pleasing in themselves, increase by their interruptions the beauty of these waters. The farm itself is a delightful object, with its fields neatly enclosed, its orchards, and its groves. Here Mr. Rogers has formed an avenue, a mile in length, reaching quite to the water’s edge. At the same time, he has planted on the grounds, surrounding his house, almost all the forest trees which are indigenous to this country. To these he has united plantations of fruit trees, a rich garden, and other interesting objects, so combined, as to make this one of the pleasantest retreats in the United States. The third, named the Cove, is on the Western side of Noroaton River. On this spot, in very advantageous situations have been erected two large mills for the manufacturing of flour and a small village, or rather hamlet, for mechanics of various kinds. The view of the harbour in front; the points, by which it is limited; the small, but beautiful islands, which it contains; the Sound; the Long Island shore; a noble sheet of water in the rear; the pleasant village of Noroaton, and the hills and groves, in the interior, is rarely equaled by scenery of the same nature, especially when taken from a plain, scarcely elevated above the level of the ocean.”   Timothy Dwight, Vol. 3, pp. 497, 498, 500-501, New Haven 1821-1822 edition.

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