Stamford, Connecticut – A Bibliography – F

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  1. F. W. Dodge Corporation. “Plan for rental and offices of architects.” Architectural Record. 1962 Aug; Vol. 132; pp. 119-122; ISSN: 0003-858X.
Notes: Published by F. W. Dodge Corporation, New York, New York.               
Location: CtDab, CtH, CtHT, CtMer, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNlC, CtU, CtWB, CtY, DLC, MB.         White (p. 4).
Abstract: “The architects (Sherwood, Mills & Smith), of this five-story and partial basement office building not only designed the building itself but also designed the interior of the top floor for their own offices. Located in the center of the downtown Stamford business area, the new office building contains 37,000 sq. ft. of rental area, of which the architects occupy 6,800. Housed in this space are the seven partners of the firm and its staff of about fifty.”   Architectural Record, p. 119.   (Reprinted with permission from Architectural Record, © 1962, The McGraw-Hill Companies.
  2. — “Remedy for a common commercial ailment: Ridgeway Shopping Center, Stamford, Conn.” Architectural Record. 1947 Dec; Vol. 102 pp. 112-114; ISSN: 0003-858X.
Notes: Published by F. W. Dodge Corporation, Concord, New Hampshire.           
Location: CtH, CtNb, NbC, CtNlC, CtU, CtWB, CtY, DLC, MB.     White (p. 4).
Abstract: “Exasperation in downtown Stamford, with a bare 800 metered spaces to park the predominantly automotive shoppers of a community of 70,000, drove one citizen to serious study. At first hypothetical, Alfons Bach’s conclusions regarding the best site and scheme for a relieving center seemed so logical and salutary that a corporation was formed to make them actual. From this point, it took two years of canvassing and campaigning, to modify zoning laws and resolve other conflicts of interest, before the site was secured and the way cleared for the project. …. Most of Stamford’s apartment houses are concentrated near the Center. In addition it is calculated eventually to serve a shopping radius of 20 miles, with 1410 parking spaces providing for approximately 7000 cars, at a daily turnover rate of five per space.” Architectural Record, p. 112.     (Reprinted with permission from Architectural Record, © 1947, The McGraw-Hill Companies.
  3. — “School convertible to future team teaching.” Architectural Record. 1963 Oct; Vol. 134 (No. 4) pp. 206-209; ISSN: 0003-858X.
Notes: Published by F. W. Dodge Corporation, New York, New York.       Includes floor plans.
Location: CtDab, CtH, CtHT, CtMer, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNlC, CtU, CtWB, CtY, DLC, MB.   
Abstract: “For the new Riverbank Elementary School in Stamford, Connecticut, Curtis and Davis have devised this radial cluster scheme, which has a high degree of adaptability – both to the uneven terrain and to possible curriculum changes. The architects say that ‘although the Stamford School System does not use the ungraded classroom system at the present time, they are studying the pros and cons, and will undoubtedly go to team teaching or to greater use of educational television in some of their schools in the not too distant future. 

’The following provisions were made in order to keep this school as flexible as possible in the face of changing classroom requirements: (1) the classroom design has been determined to some extent by the optimum shape for viewing television; (2) television conduit, amplifier case and bases for antennae were installed at time of construction, with all classrooms equipped for future installation of television; (3) in order to provide the variety of classroom shapes for team teaching, dividing walls are non-load bearing and contain no utility lines, and can be easily replaced by folding partitions. In the meantime, multi-use corridors in the classroom wings, and the large spaces in the central building, are available for a partial program.’

This center building contains all spaces used by the community after school hours, and has the slightly out of the ordinary combination of cafeteria and auditorium stage. A large, sky lighted corridor forms an extremely pleasant concourse through this building; the gym, cafeteria and auditorium all gain light from high windows along this corridor.”     Architectural Record, pp. 206-207.   (Reprinted with permission from Architectural Record, © 1963, The McGraw-Hill Companies.
  4. — “School reflects today’s teaching trend.” Architectural Record. 1940 May; Vol. 87 (No. 5) pp. 37-40; ISSN: 0003-858X.
Notes: Published by F. W. Dodge Corporation, New York, New York.               
Location: CtH, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNlC, CtU, CtWB, CtY, DLC, MB.     White (p. 4).
Abstract: “In the New Willard School in Stamford, Conn., Architects William J. Provoost and Richard Everett, Jr., have developed a thoroughly functional scheme, in line with modern educational trends, within the framework of a style that respects local tradition. The major elements are 14 classrooms, kindergarten, library, auditorium, and gymnasium.” Architectural Record, p. 37.     (Reprinted with permission from Architectural Record, © 1940, The McGraw-Hill Companies.
  5. — “St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stamford, Conn.” Architectural Record. 1943 May; Vol. 93 pp. 71-73; ISSN: 0003-858X.
Notes: Published by F. W. Dodge Corporation, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Includes plan of the first, second and third floors of the hospital.                                 Location: CtH, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNlC, CtU, CtWB, CtY, DLC, MB.         White (p. 5).
Abstract: Raphael Hume, Architect / Charles F. Neergaard, Consultant. “A bold, direct design pattern characterizes this new general hospital which is conducted by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Its dignified, purposeful exterior, faced with limestone, closely follows the efficient interior arrangement. The two long lines of windows are made to count as a single motive by the use of dark brick between the piers. The fenestration is designed to conform to the necessities of plan rather than arbitrarily equalized spacing.   The building is set back from the street about 260 ft., and there is a parking area directly in front of the main elevation which faces east.” Architectural Record, p. 71.     (Reprinted with permission from Architectural Record, © 1943, The McGraw-Hill Companies.
  6. Fahy, Thomas P. Richard Scott Perkin and the Perkin-Elmer Corporation. (Norwalk, Connecticut): (The Perkin-Elmer Corporation); 1987; xv, 271 pp., illus., ports., table of contents, appendix, 24 cm. ISBN: 0-9618075-0-4.
Notes: Title page reads: “Richard Scott Perkin / and / The Perkin-Elmer Corporation”       For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 61-89, 93-94, 97, 106, 151, 257.   Includes a photograph on pp. 68-69 titled, “Perkin-Elmer Employees at the Glenbrook Plant – 1942.” All sixty-six employees are identified.       “W. Thomas Kennedy managed the printing of the book at the Perkin-Elmer Print Shop.” Thomas P. Fahy, p. xiii.   Pages 269-271 blank for “Notes.”           Author was “a former Vice President and a 32-year associate of Perkin-Elmer.”     Some copies of this book are bound in dark blue buckram with the title stamped in gold lettering on the spine. While others are bound in dark blue cloth with the title stamped on a strip of blue buckram, mounted to the spine and encased in a dark blue cloth covered slipcase. 
Location: AAP, CLU, CtDab, CtNc, CtNowa, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtStr, CtWill, CtWilt, DLC, DSI, MH, MH-A, MH-BA, NBP, NmU, NNC, ViBlbV.
The history of Perkin-Elmer Corporation commencing with its founding and moves from Jersey City and Manhattan to the Glenbrook section of Stamford in 1941, to their later relocation in Norwalk. Included is information on the development and production of their optical product lines.
  7. Featherstone, Lucia. A common bond : Connecticut’s credit unions, 1935-1985. Sandahl, Eric. Wallingford, Connecticut: Connecticut Credit Union League, Inc.; 1985; [iv], iii, 164 pp., [23] pp. of plates, illus., index, d. w., 24 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “a common bond / Connecticut’s Credit Unions / 1935-1985 /     / by / Lucia Featherstone / and / Eric Sandahl /     / The Connecticut Credit Union League, Inc. / Wallingford, Connecticut”                                                                                                                                                                                            For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 43, 106-107, 109-112, 114-115, 117, 119.   Includes charter year for each credit union. 
Location: Ct, CtAns, CtAv, CtB, CtBo, CtBran, CtBris, CtDabN, CtDer, CtEham, CtFar, CtFaU, CtGl, CtHi, CtHT, CtM, CtManc, CtMer, CtMil, CtMW, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNc, CtNh, CtNhH, CtNlC, CtNm, CtNowi, CtOl, CtPut, CtSU, CtU, CtWillE, CtY, DLC, FTS.
A history of the credit union movement in Connecticut. Sixteen credit unions of Stamford are cited in this book.
  8. Federal Writer’s Project. Connecticut. Connecticut : a guide to its roads, lore, and people. Boston, (Massachusetts): Houghton Mifflin Company; 1938; xxxiii, 593 pp., illus., maps, bibliography, index, d.w., 21 cm. (American guide series). 
Notes: Title page reads: “AMERICAN GUIDE SERIES /       / CONNECTICUT / A GUIDE TO ITS ROADS, LORE, AND PEOPLE /       / – / Written by Workers of the Federal Writers’ Project of the / Works Progress Administration for the State of Connecticut / – / SPONSORED BY WILBUR L. CROSS, GOVERNOR OF CONNECTICUT /       / Illustrated / [printers’ mark of Houghton Mifflin Company] / HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY – BOSTON / The Riverside Press Cambridge”             For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 292-298, 332.     Dates on p. 297 regarding the building of a revolving crane and production of first lock by Yale & Towne in Stamford are in error.     Map of Connecticut on lining-paper.       The plates are in eight groups, each preceded by half-title not included in pagination.   “Selected reading list”: pp. [562]-565.     
Location: C, Ct, CtAv, CtB, CtBl, CtBran, CtBris, CtDab, CtDabN, CtDu, CtEham, CtEhar, CtFa, CtFar, CtFaU, CtGl, CtGro, CtGu, CtH, CtHamd, CtHi, CtHT, CtM, CtManc, CtMer, CtMil, CtMW, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNc, CtNh, CtNhH, CtNl, CtNlC, CtNowa, CtNowi, CtOl, CtPom, CtS, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtSthi, CtSU, CtSw, CtWal, CtWhar, CtWhav, CtWill, CtWillE, CtWrf, CtWrt, CtWtp, CtY, CU, DI, DLC, FMU, IdU, MH, MtBC, NcD, NcRS, NN, OCl, OClW, OO, Or, OrCS, OrP, OrU, OU, ViU, WaS, WaSp, WaT.             Haywood (p. 188).       Collier (pp. 9, 123-124, 127, 129, 134, 136).       Parks (No. 664).
  9. Feinstein, Estelle F. (Estelle Fisher). Stamford: an illustrated history. Pendery, Joyce S. Woodland Hills, California: Windsor Publications, Inc.; 1984; 199 pp., illus. color & b/w., ports., bibliography, maps, index, d.w., 29 cm. ISBN: 0-89781-114-3.
Notes: Title page reads: “STAMFORD / An Illustrated History / Estelle F. Feinstein & Joyce S. Pendery /     / “Partners in Progress” by Marie Updegraff / Picture Research by Lissa Sanders / Introduction by Don Russell / Produced in cooperation with the / Stamford Historical Society, Inc. / Windsor Publications, Inc. / Woodland Hills, California”       Illustrated lining-papers.       
Location: ArLUA, Ct, CtBSH, CtDar, CtGre, CtMer, CtMil, CtNbC, CtNc, CtNowa, CtOg, CtS, CtShel, CtSHi, CtSU, CtU, CtWilt, CtWtp, CtY, DLC, MB, MH, N, NBronSL, NIC, NjP, ViBlbV, WHi.       Parks (No. 8568).
  10. Feinstein, Estelle F. (Estelle Fisher). Stamford from Puritan to patriot : the shaping of a Connecticut community, 1641-1774. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Bicentennial Corporation; 1976; iii, 236 pp., illus., port., map, appendices, notes, index, d.w., 24 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “STAMFORD / from / PURITAN TO PATRIOT / – / The Shaping of a / CONNECTICUT COMMUNITY / 1641-1774 /     / Estelle S. [i.e. F.] Feinstein”       Typographic error: Author’s middle initial is F. not S., which occurs on the title page. See dedicatory statement honoring author’s parents: “To Libby and Moses Fisher, Who Were Puritans of the Twentieth Century.”                                                         Location: AFmMP, CL, Ct, CtB, CtFaU, CtGre, CtHi, CtNc, CtNhHi, CtNlC, CtNowa, CtOg, CtS, CtShel, CtSHi, CtSU, CtU, CtWilt, CtY, DLC, DSoc, GEU, ICU, InGrD, IPh, KEmU, MB, MeU, MH, MnU, MoSpS, MPB, MWA, MWH, NAlf, NBuU, NcD, NcU, NhD, NjSooS, NjTeaF, OAkU, OCl, OO, OrCS, OU, PBL, PChW, PEL, ScCleU, TCU, UkCU, UPB, ViW, WHi.         Buenker, Greenfield, Murin & Chudacoff (No. 800).       Kemp (p. 631).       Collier (p. 64).     Parks (No. 8566).   White (p. 2).     Irwin (No. 27). 
Collier (p.64) states, “This is a well-informed treatment by a professional historian whose area of expertise is the Gilded Age.”           For reviews of this work, see: American Historical Review, Vol. 82 (June 1977) p. 731. Collier, Christopher. / Connecticut History, Vol. 20 (January 1979) pp. 48-51. Stark, Bruce P. / Journal of American History, Vol. 64 (June 1977) pp. 126-127. Fries, Sylvia D. / Journal of Urban History, Vol. 4 (August 1978) pp. 485-497. Butler, Jon.                                      “In 1641 twenty-nine families had formed a community on the Puritan frontier of New England: in 1774 approximately twenty-five times as many families held the patriot frontier. Each of the fundamental institutions established at the beginning functioned still; yet each had been profoundly altered. New Haven colony rule, which had been deeply resented, had been supplanted by Connecticut colony controls, which were far more gentle. Land tenure had shifted from a semi-cooperative to a wholly private form; there had been inequality among the first settlers, and while there was greater inequality one hundred and thirty-three years later, there was little real destitution. The single church had given way to several parishes and produced a formidable counter-force. The town meeting, once a dynamic assembly of landowners, then a passive mechanism of limited governance, had begun to emerge as the source of community, the public instrument of decision. Behind all stood the dense, supportive network of families, a society which became more intricately bound together with the passing of each generation. By the last quarter of the eighteenth century, the party of the orthodox, secure in positions of strength in town and colony government, in the Congregational church and, in land acquisitions, had been sensitized by decades of struggle against the Church of England with its material and emotions tied to the imperial power. The native notability was ready to rally the town against threats from an alien source both to its leadership and to the very integrity of the community. One hundred and thirty-three years after its planting on the frontier of Puritanism, the town of Stamford, Connecticut, held fast on the frontier of patriotism.”     Estelle Fisher Feinstein, p. 202.
  11. Feinstein, Estelle F. (Estelle Fisher). Stamford in the gilded age; the political life of a Connecticut town 1868-1893. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Historical Society, Inc.; 1973; xi, 319 pp., illus., ports., bibliography, maps, charts, notes, index, d.w., 22 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: ” STAMFORD / IN THE / GILDED AGE /     / The Political Life of a / Connecticut Town 1868 – 1893 /     / Estelle F. Feinstein /   / . / Photographic Material by Carl Lobozza / Maps and Charts by Malcolm Feinstein / . / The Stamford Historical Society, Inc. / Stamford, Connecticut / 1973 / . ”       Imprint on reverse of title reads: “Design & Composition by The Stamford Weekly Mail …. Lithographed by Eastern Press, Inc., New Haven, Conn.”       Printed on 60# Springhill vellum paper, in an edition of 3,138 copies.   Bound in blue roxite cloth by the Stanhope Bindery, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts.                                                                 Location: AAP, ABAU, ArLUA, ArU, AzTeS, CaBVaS, CLS, CMalP, CoU, CSfSt, CSluSP, CSS, Ct, CtAv, CtB, CtBran, CtDar, CtGre, CtHi, CtMer, CtMW, CtNa, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNc, CtNlC, CtNm, CtNowa, CtS, CtSHi, CtSi, CtSoP, CtSthi, CtStr, CtSu, CtSU, CtU, CtWB, CtWhar, CtWilt, CtWind, CtWrf, CtY, CU, CU-S, CU-SB, DLC, FU, GASU, GClaD, GEU, GStG, GU, I, IaU, ICarbS, ICD, ICIU, ICN, ICU, IDeKN, ILfC, Infw, InMuB, InNd, InU, IPfsG, KU, KWiU, LNT, LNU, MA, MAH, MB, MBCo, MBridT, MBU, McU, MdFreH, MeU, MH, MiAllG, MiDW, MiKW, MiU, MiYEM, MnHi, MnManS, MoSW, MoU, MSat, MtU, MU, MWA, MWalB, MWiW-C, NBronSL, NBu, NbU, NBuU, NCaS, NcDurC, NCH, NcU, NcWsW, NhD, NhKeK, NIC, NjMD, NjP, NjR, NjTeaF, NmLcU, NmU, NN, NNC, NNJJ, NNL, NNR, NNU, NRWW, OAU, OC, OClJC, OClU, OClW, OGraD, OkTU, OrSaW, OrU, OTU, OU, P, PKuS, PPiC, PPiU, PPT, PPU, PU, RPB, RU, ScCleU, TClA, TMurS, TxArU, TxHU, TxLT, TxU, UU, ViFGM, ViLC, ViPetS, ViU, VtMiM, WaU, WBB, WHi, WMUW, WOshU.               Buenker, Greenfield, Murin & Chudacoff (No. 1479).       Kemp (p. 631).     Collier (pp. 103, 277).     Parks (No. 8567).        Casper (No. 1635).       White (p. 3).       Young (No. 454). 
Abstract: Photographic Material by Carl Lobozza. Maps and Charts by Malcolm Feinstein.     Collier (p. 103) states, “It is based on her dissertation (Columbia, 1970), supervised by John A. Garraty, who calls the work `both a fascinating picture of a bygone era and a way of looking at that era that enables us better to understand our own.’ Feinstein’s book transcends local history in that it is a model of its genre: a scholarly, well-written analysis of Stamford’s growing pains as it changed from a small village to a bustling city.”                   For reviews of this work, see:   American Political Science Review, Vol. 70 (June 1976) p. 636. Welch, Richard E., Jr. / American Historical Review, Vol. 80 (June 1975) pp. 727-728. Klebanow, Diana / Connecticut History, Vol. 14 (June 1974) pp. 33-35. Heath, Frederick M. / History Teacher, Vol. 8 (August 1975) pp. 674-675. Janick, Herbert / Journal of American History, Vol. 61 (March 1975) pp. 1124-1125. Chudacoff, Howard P. / Journal of Urban History, Vol. 5 (August 1979) pp. 530-540. Tobin, Eugene M. / Reviews in American History, Vol. 2 (December 1974) pp. 498-504. Montgomery, David.     “Communities may well resemble families. Every happy community may be alike, but every unhappy community may be unhappy, or at least divided, in its own way. In this book I have attempted to capture the moment in the history of one town, Stamford, Connecticut, when it struggled to adapt an ancient political structure to new demands for services and for representation. Both the expansion of the Yale & Towne factory complex and the coming-of-age of the Irish minority, as well as the growth in number and density of the central area, placed severe strains on the operation of the traditional town meeting system during the period known as the Gilded Age. The community successfully resolved some of the emerging urban problems; it tried and failed to solve others; and it ignored still others. Ultimately Stamford responded to the rising political pressures by creating a hard new City structure while simultaneously retaining the amorphous beloved town-meeting. As the nineteenth century closed, the untidy dual system continued the democratic process that lies at the very heart of American community life.”   Estelle Fisher Feinstein, p. ix.
  12. Feinstein, Estelle F. (Estelle Fisher). Stamford Town Green in historical perspective. (Stamford, Connecticut); 1986, 8 pp., typescript, 28 cm.
Notes: Location: CtSHi.
Address given by Dr. Feinstein as part of a Symposium held at the University of Connecticut, Stamford, April 10, 1986; symposium titled “Community Spaces: From Town Green to Shopping Mall.”       A portion of her speech was published in The Advocate, May 4, 1986, p. A19.
  13. Ferguson, Dawn B. and Schuster, Dana A. “Schoolchildren learn the hardships faced by immigrants coming to America.” Living In Stamford. 2000 Oct; Vol. 2 (No. 5) pp. 67-70; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “Since it was created by the Jewish Children’s Learning Lab in New York City in 1996, “From Home to Home” has been presented throughout the United States; Stamford is to be its 13th venue. The interactive exhibit will be at the Jewish Community Center on Newfield Avenue from October 29 to November 29. The JCC is working with the Stamford public schools to bring third-graders, who are studying immigration this year, to the exhibit. In addition, students from the Bi-Cultural Day School on High Ridge Road and from area Hebrew schools will be visiting the exhibit. While the exhibit focuses on emigrating from Germany, its lessons are applicable to all immigrants.
”Over the years, I’ve seen students come from Eastern Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and even New Zealand and Australia,” says James Terlizzo, a history teacher at Stamford High School.

The immigrant experience, whether it’s taught in schools or in exhibits like “From Home to Home,” has proved beneficial in a diverse city like Stamford, explains Terlizzo, who says the curriculum “enhances self-esteem and deals with issues of adjusting to a new country. It also helps other students understand their classmates better.”   Dawn B. Ferguson and Dana A. Schuster, pp. 67, 70.   (Copyright 2000 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  14. Ferguson, Henry. Journal of Henry Ferguson, January to August, 1866. Ferguson, Samuel. Hartford, Connecticut: Privately Printed; 1924; 198 pp., illus., 25 cm. 
Notes: Imprint on reverse of title reads: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., Hartford, Conn.       Also included: the “Journal of Samuel Ferguson,” May to June 1866, pp. 160-198 / copy of letters written by Henry and Samuel Ferguson to their parents, June 18, 1866, pp. 140-145 / Account of the `Hornet’ from the Stamford Advocate, August 17, 1866, pp. 145-159.
Location: CtH, CtHT, CtSHi, CtY, CU, DLC, HU, MWA, TxU.           The original manuscript of Henry Ferguson’s journal is in Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut   Photostat copies of the original manuscripts of the journals of Henry Ferguson, Samuel Ferguson and Captain Josiah Mitchell are located in the Library of The Mariners Museum, Newport News Virginia. 
Two brothers of Stamford, Connecticut, Henry and Samuel Ferguson booked passage on the clipper ship `Hornet’ in January 1866. It was scheduled to sail from New York to California, around Cape Horn. On May 3 they were in the Pacific Ocean, about 1500 miles west of South America, when the ship caught fire and sank. Samuel and Henry together with the captain and crew members scrambled into longboats. With only ten days worth of provisions they spent the next forty-three days on the high sea in an open boat, covering over 4,000 miles. Both brothers and the captain kept diaries which describe their ordeal. Thanks to the exceptional seamanship of Captain Josiah Mitchell they finally made landfall on the island of Hawaii. At the same time, on one of the other islands, there was a young newspaper reporter named Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain). Although physically indisposed, he sensed a story and had himself transported to interview the Hornets’ survivors. He stayed up all night preparing his copy and was able to deliver it the following day to a ship that was leaving for San Francisco. The story was a sensation, newspapers throughout America reprinted it. On their return voyage to California, Clemens (Twain) further interviewed the Ferguson brothers and Captain Mitchell. They let him examine their diaries, excerpts of which he incorporated into an article titled “Forty-three Days in an Open Boat. Compiled from Personal Diaries.” Submitted to Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, they published it in December 1866. Thirty three years latter he reworked portions of it, gave the story a new title, “My Debut as a Literary Person” and handed it in to The Century Magazine, where the article appeared in November 1889. The story was included in The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Essays, Harper and Brothers, 1900. In this work Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) stated that it was not the `Jumping Frog’ story that really launched his literary career, but the saga of the survivors of the clipper ship `Hornet.’                   
Abstract: “June 13 – Wednesday (1866)     (Forty-first day in longboat)           Sea calm and wind light today. It has been a most beautiful day but the heat or rather the force of the sun has been very oppressive. Getting to feel very weak but trust that we will all get through all right. God grant that our chronometer may not be far out of the way and that three or at the most four days will see us in safety. I cannot but feel that we are going to be saved since God has defended us from the dangers of the sea and kept us in health so long. Water is, I grieve to say getting very low. We have reduced our allowance and take a gill at night and morning which is the least we seem to be able to do with when we have no food. A flying fish came aboard last night. We divided him and so had a taste today. The ham rags are not gone yet and bootlegs are quite palatable we find when we get the salt out of them. A little smoke I think does a little good but I don’t know. God help us and grant we may reach shore in safety.             June 14 – Thursday (1866)     (Forty-second day in longboat)           Most lovely rainbow last evening, perfect bow with color most vivid and supplementary bow very distinct. Certainly it is a good sign. Saw new moon, God has spared us wonderfully to see it. I never expected it. It made us feel much better and gives us hopes. Hunger does not pain us so much, but we are dreadful weak. Our water is getting frightfully low. God grant we may see land soon. Nothing to eat. But felt better than I did yesterday.                                                                                                                       June 15th – Friday (1866)     (Forth-third day in longboat)             God be forever praised for his infinite mercy to us. Land seen today at 10-1/2 to the Westward. Rapidly neared and soon were sure of it. Made out a settlement on the shore and ran in for it, in afternoon came close and were shown where to go by native. Managed to make out to get near right among a dreadful surf or sharp coral and volcanic rocks when two noble Kanakas swam to us and aided us to guide the boat into a little bight where we were most joyfully received by two white men and the Kanakas who live here.” Henry Ferguson, pp. 119-121.           For additional information on the saga of the clipper ship `Hornet’ including data on Henry and Samuel Ferguson, Captain Josiah Mitchell and Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), see: Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), “Letter from Honolulu,” Sacramento Union, July 16, 1866. / Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), “Letter from Honolulu,” Sacramento Union, July 19, 1866. / Stamford Advocate, August 17, 1866. / Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), “Forty-three Days in an Open Boat. Compiled from Personal Diaries,” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Vol. XXXIV, No. 199 (December 1866), pp. 104-113. / Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), “My Debut as a Literary Person,” The Century Magazine, Vol. LIX, No. 1 (November 1899), pp. 76-88. / Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), “My Debut as a Literary Person,” in The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Essays. (New York and London, Harper and Brothers, 1900), pp. 84-127. / Josiah Angier Mitchell, Diary of Captain Josiah A. Mitchell, 1866. (n.p., n.d.) / Albert E. Stone, Jr., “Mark Twain and the story of the Hornet” (April 1961), Yale University Library Gazette, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 141-157. / A. Grove Day, Mark Twain’s Letters from Hawaii. (New York, Appleton-Century, 1966), pp. ix-x, 135-160. / Stephen E. Ambrose, Nothing Like It in the World : The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869. (New York, Simon & Schuster, 2000), p. 196.     The most authoritative work on this subject is by Alexander Crosby Brown, Longboat To Hawaii. An account of the Voyage of the Clipper Ship HORNET of New York Bound for San Francisco in 1866. (Cambridge, Maryland, Cornell Maritime Press, Inc., 1974). Contains an excellent bibliography. ISBN 0-87033-201-5.
  15. Ferguson Library. Catalogue of the Ferguson Library, Stamford, Conn. 1883. New Haven, (Connecticut): Printed by Hoggson & Robinson; (1883); viii, 155 pp., preface, notes, 24 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “CATALOGUE / OF / THE FERGUSON LIBRARY, / STAMFORD, CONN. / 1883 /     / [printers’ ornament] /     / NEW HAVEN: HOGGSON & ROBINSON, PRINTERS, ATHENEUM BUILDING.”       Notation on p. v states that, “About 3,300 different volumes are catalogued in these pages.”   pp. vii-viii includes additions and corrections.
Location: CtNhH, CtS, CtSHi, NRU. 
Abstract: “The very unusual combination of difficulties under which this Catalogue has been compiled and issued, made mistakes (humanly speaking) unavoidable; that they are so few and easily corrected, is a matter of congratulation to all concerned. The following lists are printed here, in order that those who wish to have their catalogues right may easily make the alterations for themselves in the proper places.” (This statement is followed by a list of additions and corrections.) Private Notes – For Careful Readers Only, p. vii.
  16. Ferguson Library. The Ferguson Library : Incorporated 1880 ; Stamford, Connecticut. (Stamford, Connecticut?): The Ferguson Library; n.d.; 16 pp., paper covers, 16 cm. 
Notes: Title on cover reads: “The / Ferguson Library / Incorporated 1880 / [printers’ ornament] / Stamford, / Connecticut”
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “The story of The Ferguson Library is interesting not alone because it traces the growth in size and influence of the institution itself, but also because it shows that a useful idea fostered by able and public spirited men, may start in an apparently small way, but will contain the seeds of growth and usefulness which expand until the community is blessed with a beneficent institution.

Incidentally, it is interesting that the architect of the present building was a man, born in Stamford, and selected, not because of that fact, but because he had already designed and built a number of buildings which combined beauty with utility.

It is only fair to say that any institution for the public good, however well housed, and equipped materially, must depend largely on good management, for the diffusion of its benefits. The Ferguson Library has from the beginning been fortunate in having capable and enthusiastic librarians.

No one now thinks of the Library without its librarians, because they have given life and direction to the Library’s work, which is dissemination, through its books, of light and learning.” Schuyler Merritt, p. 2.
  17. Ferguson, William. America by river and rail; or, Notes by the way on the New World and its people. London: J. Nisbet and Co.; 1856; viii, 511 pp., 2 pl. (incl. front.), 24 cm. 
Location: CtMW, DLC, NN, NNC.
For reference to Stamford, Connecticut, see: p. 491.
Abstract: “Tuesday, July 10, [1855]. – Stamford, Connecticut. – 
All yesterday and this forenoon immersed in business. I came out this afternoon with my namesake, who has a fine house here. It is thirty-six miles from New York, on the Newhaven railway. We came through a beautiful country; and this village of Stamford is in a lovely situation. It is a real village, – long, rambling streets, winding among rocks, and hills, and woods. Almost every house stands separate, embosomed among trees. A little river runs through the village; and not far off is the Sound, and Long-island beyond. The evening was most delightfully spent driving with my excellent friend all about his beautiful abiding place.” William Ferguson, p. 491.
  18. Ferris, Ebenezer. A reply to the general arguments brought in favour of infant baptism. : Wherein is considered, the difference between Abraham’s covenant and the Gospel. : With remarks on some late writers on that subject, viz. Doct. Bellamy, Mr. Mather, and Mr. Israel Holly, / By Ebenezer Ferris, member of a Baptist church in Stamford. ; [Four lines of texts]. New York, (New York): Printed by John Anderson; 1774; iv, [1], 6-107, [1], paper covers, 19 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “A / REPLY / TO THE / GENERAL ARGUMENTS / BROUGHT IN FAVOUR OF / INFANT BAPTISM. / WHEREIN IS CONSIDERED, / THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN / ABRAHAM’s COVENANT / AND THE / GOSPEL./ With Remarks some late Writers on that Sub- / ject, viz. Doct. BELLAMY, Mr. MATHER, and / Mr. ISRAEL HOLLY. /   –   / By EBENEZER FERRIS, / Member of a Baptist Church in STAMFORD. /   –   / [Four lines of texts] /   –   / NEW-YORK: / PRINTED BY JOHN ANDERSON, / M.DCC.LXXIV. [1774]
Location: CtY, MH, MWA, NjPT.      Bristol (No. B3733).       Evans (No. 42594).
For additional information on Ebenezer Ferris, see: E. B. Huntington History of Stamford, Connecticut, from its settlement in 1641, to the present time, including Darien, which was one of its parishes until 1820. (1868), pp. 323-327.
Abstract: “It is common when persons write and publish the same, to give the reasons for it, which is easily done, when the person has a desire that the truth should appear; this is what I have in [v]iew, it is not because I want to differ with any, but would, if consistent with duty, live in peace with all men, neither is it to begin any controversy on the present subject, for this is already begun by the opposers of the Baptists; accor[d]ingly I have this in view, to answer what is said against that which I am fully persuaded is truth, as there has been within these three or four years past, in these parts, by those who are pleaders for infant baptism, almost every thing said against the Baptists, either in public preaching or writing, to make people believe that they are unscriptural, erron[e]ous, and inconsist[e]nt.

Under these circumstances, as there has never been any reply made in a public way, in these parts, I cannot but think that every reasonable person must allow there is a call for one, especially as there has been a number of people hereabouts, who have gone into the practice of them, and as I myself am one of the number, I make public the following pages, wherein may be seen my reasons for it, in which, I have endeavoured to communicate my sentiments in as plain a manner as possible, both with regard to the truth, and also those that oppose it, that he that runs may read, as is said by the prophet, Hab. ii. 2. ….”       Ebenezer Ferris, preface page.
  19. Fessenden, De Witt H. “American adaptation of the French chateau type.” Arts & Decoration. 1917 Jan; Vol. 7 (No. 3) pp. 124-127.
Notes: Published by Adam Bunge, Inc., New York, New York.
Location: CtH, CtNh, CtNlC, CtY, DLC, MB, MH.
Issues for January 1917-April 1918 published without volume numbering but form Vol. 7 (No. 3)-Vol. 8 (No. 4).
Abstract: “There are two kinds of chateaux, the feudal of the tenth to fifteenth century and those that came afterwards. In the Loire and Touraine districts were the great Renaissance country houses. Many were built directly on the street, with gardens stretching a great distance from the road and it was after one of these that the residence of Frank J. Marion’s estate at Shippan Point, Stamford, Connecticut has been planned.

In this case the architects had to deal with a long, narrow strip of land, sloping from the road westward toward Long Island Sound. It was either possible to devise a scheme of planning the house below the slope by the water or to place the house upon the crest of the property by the street. The latter course won the decision of both the owner and architect and developed this splendid chateau-like residence.”       De Witt H. Fessenden, pp. 125-126.
  20. —“Three Connecticut country houses: Hunt & Hunt, Architects.” Architectural Record. 1916 Nov; Vol. 40 (No. 5) pp. 402-417; ISSN: 0003-858X.
Notes: Published by The Architectural Record Company, New York, New York.   Includes plans of the first and second floors for Mrs. Florence H. Marion’s residence.   
Location: AAP, C, CL, CLSU, CoCC, CoD, CoU, CSf, CSmH, CtB, CtH, CtHC, CtHT, CtNb, CtNh, CtNlC, CtU, CtW, CtY, CU, DCU, DLC, DeWI, FTS, GA, GAT, GU, I, IaAS, IaU, IC, ICN, IEN, InI, InU, IU, KU, LU, MA, MB, MBAt, MCM, MH, MNF, MNS, MdBE, MdBG, MdBP, MeB, MeBa, Mi, MiD, MiDU, MiGr, MiU, MnCS, MnM, MnS, MnSJ, MnU, MoK, MoS, MoSW, MoU, MtBC, NbU, NBuG, NcD, NcRS, NcU, NHC, NhD, NhU, NIC, NjP, NN, NNC, NNMM, NRU, NvU, OC, OCl, OClMA, OClW, ODa, OkS, OOxM, OT, OU, PP, PSt, PU, RP, ScU, SdU, TU, TxDaM, TxHR, TxU, TxWB, VtU, WaSp, WaU, Wy, WBB, WM.
Abstract: “In the case of Mrs. Florence H. Marion’s house at Shippan Point, Stamford, the architects had to deal with a long, narrow strip of land sloping on the west toward Long Island Sound. It was possible either to build below the slope, toward the sea, or to place the house upon the crest of the property. The latter course won the decision and enabled the architects to develop a beautiful terrace garden commanding a magnificent view across the Sound. The house is flanked on the east by the street and occupies the highest part of the estate, which was laid out in cooperation with the landscape architects, Wadley and Smythe. The house recalls the French chateau and, like its prototype, its entrance door, to the east, gives directly upon the sidewalk, the gentle curve of the street being echoed in the contour of the house. The principal rooms are upon the western, or garden side, where the ground floor is a story below the street door level. At the south end of the estate a drive makes a winding course to a vestibuled entrance.   …   In planning the residence of Mr. Thomas Robins for a site that is surrounded upon three sides by the sea at Shippan Point, the architects had in mind a fisherman’s cottage. It is constructed of local field stone, and presents a rugged front to the water. The roof, sloping to the first story at one end of the house, gives an interesting appearance. There is a fitness of accord between this solid stone erection and the waters of the Sound, which lap so close to its foundations. At one side of the entrance gate is the garage, with a boathouse on the other, the drive passing between the two, circling around to the service entrance at the end of the building and continuing along the side of the house to the main entrance. The rear of the house is toward the highway, where the entrance gate opens upon a private road. There are no elaborate details, nothing in fact, to detract from the pleasure of the mason’s craft in the stonework. ….   .” De Witt H. Fessenden, pp. 404-417.
  21. Fidelity Trust Company. Stamford scenes from yesteryear. (Stamford, Connecticut): The Fidelity Trust Company; 1976; [15] pp., illus., color & b/w., port., paper covers, 21 cm. 
Notes: Title is on cover, which reads: “Stamford / scenes / from / yesteryear /       / Published as a Bicentennial gift to the community / [cut of 13 white stars on a field of blue] The Fidelity Trust Company / The Bank for the Best of Your Life       Member FDIC”
Location: CtS, CtSHi. 
Description of six Stamford scenes painted on canvas by Stanley J. Rowland and mounted as murals on the walls of the Fidelity Trust Company at 129 Atlantic Street. Commissioned in 1949, they were completed and installed in July 1950.
  22. Finch, Wallace H. Liberty and law : A sermon. (Stamford, Connecticut): The Men’s Class of the First Methodist Episcopal Church; 1922 Oct 8; (8) pp., paper covers, 24 cm.   
Notes: Title page reads: “‘LIBERTY AND LAW’ / A Sermon By / Wallace H. Finch / DELIVERED / In the Methodist Episcopal Church / STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT / SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1922 / [printers’ ornament] / Printed by Courtesy of the Men’s Class for / Gratuitous Distribution”
Location: CtSHi (Xerox copy).       There is an original copy of this pamphlet in the archives of the First United Methodist Church of Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.     Wallace H. Finch was pastor of this church.
Abstract: “Can liberty and law be reconciled? Why, that’s just what humanity has been about for thousands of years. That question is out of date by some millennia of time. Not only can they be reconciled; they are necessary to each other. They belong together. As humanity has risen in social and moral values, it has become clearer and clearer that so far from being irreconcilable, liberty and law belong to each other. Without liberty, no just laws; without just laws, no liberty.

’But,’ says someone, ‘what has all that to do with us? That is just a statement more or less academic and abstract. What has it to do with us? What has it to do with America in this year of our Lord 1922? What has it to do with Stamford in this month of October in the same year? That’s the trouble with you preachers, you’re too visionary. You spend your time with abstractions and are insensible to the practical things of life. Why don’t you come down out of the clouds? It’s a long while since Paul wrote the Epistle to the Galatians about liberty. It’s a long time since he told the Romans that the powers that be are ordained of God.’

Yes, it is a long while since these things. But elemental truths like these do not change with every change in the fashion, nor with every presidential election. They were true then, and they have a tantalizing way of being true still. It took humanity a long time to discover these principles; but having discovered them, we cannot bow them politely out of existence at our convenience. This twofold principle had a great deal to do with Paul’s day, and it has a great deal to do with our day. Let us make a practical application.

On January 16, 1920, the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States became effective. That amendment forbids the manufacture, sale, transportation, importation or exportation of intoxicating beverages within the confines of the United States. Forty-six out of a total forty-eight states in the Union have ratified this amendment. Connecticut, our own State, has the distinction of being one of the two states that have refused to ratify it. Rhode Island is the other. On October 28, 1919, the Volstead Act was passed by Congress, interpreting intoxicating liquors to mean any beverage containing more than one-half of one per cent alcohol. The Supreme Court of the United States, by three separate decisions, has sustained the Eighteenth Amendment and the constitutionality of the Volstead Law. The principle and practice of prohibition is therefore embedded in the fundamental law of the land.”     Wallace H. Finch, pp. (3)-(4).
  23. Finch, Wallace H. Our purpose in this hour : A sermon preached in the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Stamford, Conn., Sunday, December 9, 1917, on the occasion of the unfurling of the service flag of the church. (Stamford, Connecticut): First Methodist Episcopal Church; 1917 Dec 9; (8) pp., paper covers, 24 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “OUR PURPOSE IN / THIS HOUR / by / WALLACE H. FINCH, D. D. / [printers’ ornament] / A sermon preached in the First Metho- / dist Episcopal Church, Stamford, Conn., / Sunday, December 9, 1917, on the occa- / sion of the unfurling of the service flag / of the church.”
Location: CtSHi. (Xerox copy).     There is an original copy of this pamphlet in the archives of the First United Methodist Church of Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.     Wallace H. Finch was pastor of this church. 
Abstract: “Our honor men, I unfurl this flag as an expression of our remembrance, our love and our prayers.” Wallace H. Finch, p. (8).
  24. Finch, Wallace H. The plumb line : A sermon preached in the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Stamford, Conn., Sunday, January Twenty-third, Nineteen hundred and sixteen; by the Minister. (Stamford, Connecticut): Published for gratuitous distribution by the courtesy of a friend; 1916; [15] pp., paper covers, 17 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “”The Plumb Line” / – / A Sermon Preached in the / First Methodist Episcopal Church / STAMFORD, CONN. / Sunday, January Twenty-third, / Nineteen hundred and sixteen / By the Minister / WALLACE H. FINCH, D. D. / – / PUBLISHED FOR GRATUITOUS DISTRIBUTION / BY / THE COURTESY OF A FRIEND”
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “What is our need? Conviction as to the supremacy of right! Loyalty to the right! That we shall do justice and mercy. That we shall follow the gleam! But the world makes answer, ‘It is not profitable.’ What have we to do with profit? ‘One cannot succeed thus.’ What have we to do with success? ‘We cannot thus make gain.’ What shall it profit us if we gain the whole world and in our gaining gain death – physical death, mental death, soul death?

We need a fresh baptism of conviction as to what is right. It is in periods when men have been mastered by that conviction that the world has made its great advances. Paul preached righteousness and redeemed the rotten civilization of the Caesars. Luther preached righteousness, and across the shut door of the dark ages shot a bar of light, proclaiming that morning was come. The Puritans preached righteousness in England, and constitutional liberty was born. The Abolitionists preached righteousness in America, and freedom had a new birth. That which is not true shall pass away. The soldiers of Jeroboam cannot defend it. Shrines of worship cannot save it. There is a great cry for military preparedness, passing over America. The horror of what is happening in Europe is being used to stampede America into the camp of the militarists. It is being pushed with vigor, with great skill and unlimited means. Politics has joined hands with profits. Scare heads in the newspapers are the order of the day. Who protests is called pacifist, with a subtle inflection which makes it mean lack-wit, coward, fool. The old cry has gone forth, ‘The soldiers of Jeroboam!’

Where is America’s peril? Three thousand miles away in Europe? Five thousand miles away in Asia? No, America’s peril is much nearer. It is in the festering slums of her great cities. It is in the greed of unscrupulous capitalists. It is in the sullen hatred of anarchistic working-men. It is in the recklessness of mischief-making editors. It is in the rascality of sordid politicians. It is in the folly of social debauchery. It is behind the doors in high places where drunkenness and licentiousness prevail. It is in the saloon and the brothel. It is in graft, and personal and national immorality. America’s peril is just where Israel’s peril was – the divorce between religion and life. And where the nation’s danger is, there is the danger of the individual. Softness, indulgence, formality, cleavage between religion and character. The Master Builder stands upon the wall; all that is not true shall pass away.”   Wallace H. Finch, pp. [8]-[10].
  25. First Congregational Church. Annual record of the First Church, of Stamford, Conn. : Samuel Scoville, Pastor : 1880. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Advocate steam print; 1881; 21 pp., paper covers, 21 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “ANNUAL RECORD / OF / The First Church, / OF / STAMFORD, CONN. / – / SAMUEL SCOVILLE, Pastor. / – / 1880 / STAMFORD, CONN., / STAMFORD ADVOCATE STEAM PRINT, / 1881. / – / “THE MOTHER OF US ALL.” – Mr Vail’s Thanksgiving Sermon.”Includes “List of present members.”Location: CtSHi, MB, NHi. 
Abstract: “This annual record brings greeting to all the members and friends of our Church and Society. It will remind us of the breadth and variety of our Church work, help to secure a better acquaintance among ourselves, put us to remembrance and exhort to love and good works and may be used to let others know who we are and what we are doing.

The past year, although marked by sorrows and trials in many directions has been one of success in our Church work. Harmony has prevailed, we are out of debt, great liberality has been shown in meeting all necessary expenses, the Church has been quickened, and souls have been converted to God. To His name be all the glory.” Annual record of the First Church of Stamford, Conn., p. 1.
  26. First Congregational Church. Manual no. 3, of the First Church, in Stamford, Conn. : containing an historical sketch, the rules and principles, the creed and covenant of the church, with full lists of its officers and members. Stamford, Connecticut: William W. Gillespie & Co., Printers; 1874; 55 pp., paper covers, 24 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “MANUAL No. 3, / OF THE / FIRST CHURCH, / IN / STAMFORD, CONN. /     / Containing an Historical Sketch, the Rules and / Principles, the Creed and Covenant of the / Church, with full lists of its Officers and / Members. /     / 1874. /     / STAMFORD: / WM. W. GILLESPIE & CO., PRINTERS. / 1874.”
Location: Ct, CtSHi, CtY, MB.       Sabin (No. 90121).       Wegelin (p. 27).
Includes errata slip and additions p. [56].
  27. First Congregational Church. Manual of the Congregational Church in the First Ecclesiastical Society in Stamford, Conn. : containing the confession of faith, covenant, catalogue of members, historical notices, &c. New York, New York: University Press, J. F. Trow, Printer; 1840; 19 pp., paper covers, 16 cm. 
Location: Ct.       Sabin (No. 90118).       Wegelin (p. 27).
Abstract: “This is one of the six oldest churches in this state, and the oldest in this county; its history is coexistent, and intimately connected with, the first settlement of this town; and, for the first century, its temporal concerns were all transacted in a public meeting of the inhabitants; and we find, dispersed through the town records of that time, votes of the town, to repair the old churches and build new ones – to lay taxes for the support of the clergy, &c. &c.; showing that they considered the prosperity of the town intimately connected with the church.”     Manual of the Congregational Church in the First Ecclesiastical Society in Stamford, Conn., p. 12.
  28. Fisher, Thomas. “Trouble by the trains.” Progressive Architecture. 1985 Apr; Vol. 66 pp. 28-29; ISSN: 0033-0752.
Notes: Published by Reinhold Publishing, Cleveland, Ohio.                                               
Location: CtB, CtH, CHT, CtNlC, CtSU, CtWtp, CtU, CtY, DLC, MH.           White (p. 3).
This article reports on the numerous construction problems encountered in building a new railroad station in Stamford, Connecticut.
  29. Florida, Richard L. Who’s your city? : how the creative economy is making where to live the most important decision of your life. New York, New York: Basic Books, A member of the Perseus Books Group; 2008; viii, 374 pp., illus, maps, bibliography, index, d.w., 25 cm. ISBN: 9780465003525.
Notes: Title page reads: “WHO’S YOUR CITY? / How the Creative Economy Is Making / Where to Live the Most / Important Decision of Your Life /       / RICHARD FLORIDA /       / [printers’ mark of Basic Books] / A MEMBER OF THE PERSEUS BOOKS GROUP / NEW YORK”
Location: AzFU, CCarl, CL, CLSU, CLU, CoD, CoDR, CoDU, CoFS, CoU, CSdS, CSf, CSluSP, CSfSt, CStcl, CtDab, CtGre, CtHT, CtNh, CtS, CtShel, CtSthi, CtWB, CU-A, CU-BAN, CU-Riv, DAU, DeU, DGU, DLC, FMU, FU, GASU, GEU, GU, IC, ICU, IDeKN, Infw, Inl, InLP, InMuB, InNd, INS, InU, IU, KWiU, KyU, L, LNU, LU, MB, MChB, MCM, Me, MeBa, MeLB, MH, MiD, MiDW, MiEM, MiKW, MiRochOU, MiYEM, MiU, MnM, MnU, MoK, MoKU, MoS, MoSW, MoU, NBPu, NBu, NCaS, NcGU, NcU, NGvP, NIC, NjP, NN, NNU, NRU, NSyL, NSyU, OC, OCl, OClCo, OClW, OCU, ODa, OkS, OOxM, OT, PBm, PP, PPi, PPiU, ScU, PSt, TU, TxArU, TxCM, TxDaM, TxLT, TxSaC, TxU, UU, ViU, ViW, VtU, WaS, WaSp, WMUW.
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 237-239, 261-263, 278-282, 318, 326.
Abstract: “It’s a mantra of the age of globalization that where we live doesn’t matter. We can innovate just as easily from a ski chalet in Aspen or a beach house in Provence as in the office of a Silicon Valley startup.

According to Richard Florida, this is wrong. Globalization is not flattening the world; in fact, place is increasingly relevant to the global economy and our individual lives. Where we live determines the jobs and careers we have access to, the people we meet, and the ‘mating markets’ in which we participate. And everything we think we know about cities and their economic roles is up for grabs.

Who’s Your City? offers the first available city rankings by life-stage, rating the best places for singles, families, and empty-nesters to reside. Florida’s insights and data provide an essential guide for the more than 40 million Americans who move each year, illuminating everything from what those choices mean for our everyday lives to how we should go about making them.”     Publisher description for Library of Congress. (Copyright 2008 by Richard L. Florida. Reproduced with permission.)
  30. Forbes & Company, Ltd. “Accepted competitive design, Y. M. C. A. building, Stamford, Conn.” Architecture. 1907 Aug 15; Vol. 16 (No. 2) p. 136.
Notes: Published by Forbes & Company, Ltd., New York, New York. “Merged with American Architect, to form American Architect and Architecture.” (Library of Congress).     
Location: CtY, DLC, MB.
  31. — “Suburban Club, Stamford, Conn.” Architecture. 1915 Feb; Vol. 31 (No. 2) plates 11, 12, 13.
Notes: Published by Forbes & Company, Ltd., New York, New York. “Merged with American Architect, to form American Architect and Architecture.” (Library of Congress). Includes plan of the first and second floors.       
Location: CtY, DLC, MB.
  32. —“Successful competition design, municipal building, Stamford, Conn.” and “Competitive design, municipal building, Stamford, Conn.” Architecture. 1904 Dec 15; Vol. 10 (No. 60) pp. 190-193.
Notes: Published by Forbes & Company, Ltd., New York, New York. “Merged with American Architect, to form American Architect and Architecture.” (Library of Congress). Includes architects rendering of the building and plans of the first and second floors. 
Location: CtY, DLC, MB.
  33. Forbes Publishing Company, Inc. “House, Mr. Carl W. Knobloch, Stamford, Conn.” Architect. [New York, New York]. 1927 Mar; Vol. 8 (No. 6) pp. 751-753, 755.
Notes: Published by Forbes Publishing Company, Inc., New York, New York.
Location: AzTeS, CtHT, CtY, DLC, MB, NcRS, NNC, PU.
Includes floor plans. Butler & Provost, Architects.
  34. — “Masonic Temple, Stamford, Conn.” Architect. [New York, New York]. 1924 Dec; Vol. 3 plates, 63, 64.
Notes: Published by Forbes Publishing Company, Inc., New York, New York.       Floor plans are on the reverse of plate 63.       “Emmens & Abbott, Stamford, Architects.”
Location: AzTeS, CtHT, CtY, DLC, MB, NcRS, NNC, PU.     “Emmens & Abbott (Nelson E. Emmens and Horatio E. Abbott) architects (404) 1 Bank [Street].   Emmens, Nelson E. (Emily) (Emmens & Abbott) (404) 1 Bank [Street] h 15 1st. [Street]. Stamford City Directory 1924.
  35. — “Residence of Mr. R. H. Gillespie, Stamford, Conn.”. Architect. [New York, New York]. 1928 Mar; Vol. 9 (No. 6) pp. 753, 755.
Notes: Published by Forbes Publishing Company, Inc., New York, New York.
Location: AzTeS, CtHT, CtY, DLC, MB, NcRS, NNC, PU.
Butler & Provost, Architects.
  36. — “Study, High School, Stamford, Conn.”. Architect. [New York, New York]. 1926 Jul; Vol. 6 (No. 4) p. (428).
Notes: Published by Forbes Publishing Company, Inc., New York, New York.   Architect’s rendering of Stamford High School. “Knappe & Morris, New York, Architects.”
Location: AzTeS, CtHT, CtY, DLC, MB, NcRS, NNC, PU.
  37. Forker, Regina. Controversial court cases in Connecticut. Part I. New Britain, Connecticut: LawFirst Publishing, a division of the Connecticut Bar Association; 2008; xiii, 380, [1], pp., illus., ports., appendices, bibliography, paper covers, 23 cm. ISBN: 0974006998.
Notes: Title page reads: “CONTROVERSIAL / COURT CASES / in Connecticut / Part I / Regina Forker /       / LawFirst Publishing / The Connecticut Bar Association / New Britain, CT / 2008 / [printers’ mark of LawFirst Publishing, a division of the Connecticut Bar Association]”       Half title reads: “Controversial / Court Cases / in Connecticut / Part I 
Location: Ct, CtDab, CtGl, CtGro, CtH, CtHamd, CtM, CtMer, CtMil, CtNh, CtNm, CtPlv, CtSHi, CtWhar, CtWillE.
For references to the trial of Elizabeth Clason, of Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 20-25, 215-226.       Appendix A, pp. 215-226, “Connecticut Justice and Mercy.” by Ruth MacKenzie, was published in Connecticut Bar Journal. 1965 Dec; Vol. 39 (No. 4), ISSN: 0010-6070.
Abstract: “When all was said and done, the witch trials in Connecticut left 11 people dead. Were they really witches? Common sense seems to tell us, of course not. But, why were these people indicted and convicted by their peers? Why were their peers so willing to testify against them? Did some of the accused women suffer from epilepsy that caused them to have fits, leaving their neighbors to think the Devil possessed them? That’s what some scientists have argued; others say that the accused people were actually exposed to some sort of fungus that acted as a hallucinogen, hence their confessions of dancing with the Devil. Some of the witches’ victims are believed to have died not because they were bewitched, but because they had pneumonia. And today we realize that many of the events attributed to witchcraft, such as flash floods or droughts, were only natural phenomena. Whatever the cause and whatever the real reasons, the witch hysteria seems to have died out in Connecticut, at least for now.”   Regina Forker, p. 33.   (Copyright 2008 by LawFirst Publishing, a division of the Connecticut Bar Association. Reproduced with permission.)
  38. Fox, George L. “Corrupt practices and elections laws in the United States since 1890.” Proceedings of the American Political Science Association, at Its Second Annual Meeting Held at Baltimore, MD., December 26 to 29, 1905. 1906; pp. 171-186; ISSN: 0003-0554.
Notes: Published by the American Political Science Association, Wickersham Press, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.   Current title is American Political Science Review.     Location: CaMWUC, Ct, CtH, CtNh, CtY, DLC, In, InU, MB, MH-L, OU, P, TxU.
Abstract: “With regard to Connecticut, I can speak from my own knowledge. From 1895 to 1905 the law was largely a dead letter. The first instance of prosecution against delinquent candidates that I have found record of in the United States was in Stamford, Conn., in 1899, where four candidates were prosecuted by City Attorney Galen Carter for failure to file returns of expenses. On conviction they appealed to a higher court in vain, and were released after payment of a moderate fine. It is needless to say that in Stamford since that time no candidate has failed to file the proper returns. In other parts of the state, however, the law has been very much ignored till the present year, when new teeth were put into the law.”     George L. Fox, p 178.
  39. Freer, W. D. “Golf clubs in Connecticut.” Connecticut Magazine. 1900 May-Jun; Vol. 6 (No. 4) pp. 254-284.
Notes: Published by Connecticut Magazine Company, Hartford, Connecticut.                 For references to the Wee Burn Golf Club, Noroton, Darien, Connecticut, see: pp. 254-257.         For references to the Hillandale Golf Club, Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 257-259.                                                                                                             Location: Ct, CtB, CtBran, CtBris, CtH, CtHT, CtM, CtMy, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNh, CtNlC, CtS, CtSHi, CtU, CtWal, CtWhar, CtWillE, DHU, DLC, NhU, NN.       Collier (p. 257).
Abstract: Collier (p. 257) states, “A twenty-eight-page, profusely illustrated piece on dozens of golf clubs all over Connecticut in 1900. This is hard-to-find material.”                         “The Wee Burn Golf Club of Noroton is one of the best known clubs along the Sound, and will be the subject of particular interest this summer, as the tournament for the championship of Connecticut is to be played on its links early in June. The course is over a picturesque stretch of ground on the old Boston Post Road. It is admirably situated, as it has all the quaint associations and scenery of a country village, and is at the same time within easy reach of the business center of Stamford. ….. It is a nine hole course, the total length being 2,800 yards.”      ………….         “The Hillandale Golf Club has attractive links in the vicinity of Strawberry Hill at Stamford. It is a nine hole course which runs, as the name would indicate, over hill and dale. The membership is confined for the most part to Stamford people. ….. Last year the course was only 2,434 yards long. It has now been lengthened 417 yards, making the total playing distance 2,851 yards.”   W. D. Freer, pp. 255-259.
  40. Fritts, Crawford E. (Crawford Ellsworth). The barite mines of Cheshire. Cheshire, Connecticut: Cheshire Historical Society; 1962; pp. 36 pp., illus., maps, bibliography, paper covers, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title is on cover, which reads: “THE BARITE MINES / OF CHESHIRE / by C. E. Fritts / [cut of a miner with pick and hardhat, drawn by Robert R. Lucas, Jr.] / The CHESHIRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY / Cheshire, Connecticut”
For references to the Stamford Manufacturing Company (Cove mills), see: pp. 4, 9, 15-17, 20-21, 23-24, 26-27, 31, 33.
A reprint was produced in 1990 by the State Geological and Natural History Survey of Connecticut Natural Resources Center, Department of Environmental Protection. “This is a good history of this interesting subject and it points out that the barite from the Cheshire mines was in demand by the paint manufacturers in New York and that one of the mines is reported to be the first barite mine in the United States.” State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.   
Location: CtChh, CtHi, CtNhH, CtNhHi, CtSHi, CtWillE, CtY, PSt.       Parks (No. 2113).
Abstract: “From about 1846 or 1847 to 1860 or 1861 the [Cheshire barite] ore apparently was shipped to Stamford for processing by the Stamford Manufacturing Company, which later became the most important company in the Connecticut barite mining and milling industries.     ……. As of September 10, 1859, the Stamford Manufacturing Company, of which Rollin Sanford was both president and agent, leased from the New Haven and Northampton Company ‘… a certain piece or parcel of land, covered in part by water, situated within the area of the former Canal Basin …’ on the northwestern side of Basin Wharf at New Haven. The excellence of the harbor there, the availability of wharf frontage, and the proximity to the Cheshire barite mining district all probably were important factors in the ultimate choice of the new mill site. The term of the lease was 999 years, and the annual rent was $120. The leased area was 200 feet long and 130 feet wide. The long dimension of the lot was perpendicular to the wharf. The site was filled in, and a new mill for the grinding and treatment of Cheshire barite was constructed. That factory building was shown in the foreground of a three-dimensional map of the city of New Haven that was published in 1879.

The 1859 lease permitted the Stamford Manufacturing Company to lay and maintain pipes for the conveyance of water through the adjoining land, and it also granted permission and authority for the construction and maintenance of a railroad track across that land to the northwesterly line of the leased premises. It was agreed further by the New Haven and Northampton Company that they would not locate a coal yard on the adjoining land, nor allow one to be located there within 50 feet of the leased area. Those measures were taken in order to prevent contamination of the white barite that was to be treated at the new mill. The Stamford Manufacturing Company also was exempted from paying any wharfage charges for materials transported for it by the railroad company or for any equipment or supplies loaded or unloaded at the mill site by the lessee.

It is not known when milling at the ‘Barytes Works’ began, but the Cheshire ore probably was treated there at least as early as 1861. In later years, large quantities of foreign barite ore, which were shipped to this country as ballast in the holds of sailing vessels, also were prepared for market at that mill. Such ore, however, may not have been treated there on a large scale until after the Cheshire mines were abandoned in 1878.”   Crawford E. Fritts, pp. 23-24. (Copyright 1962 by the Cheshire Historical Society. Reproduced with permission.)
  41. Fuller, Clement A. “History of the Southern Commons or Sequest Land in Stamford, Connecticut.” Stamford Historian. 1954; Vol. 1 (No. 1) pp. 41-56.
Notes: Published by The Stamford Historical Society, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut.         
Location: Ct, CtS, CtSHi, CtStr.         Kemp (p. 627).   Parks (No. 8569).
Abstract: “In the early days of Colonial America, it was usually the custom in laying out a new settlement, to set aside a generous portion of the land for the common use of the community as a whole. This `Commons,’ as it was called, was the common property of all the people, and in many New England cities is still preserved as common ground in the form of parks or other community use. In Stamford, however, the Commons gradually passed into private hands and not even the tradition, let alone the boundaries, of the old Commons, has been remembered. We are fortunate that chance and circumstances made it possible for Clement Fuller to dig into the history of the Commons, and had the interest and diligence to preserve his findings in this article. The first installment appears below. It deals with the early history of the Stamford Commons. The second installment, describing the gradual transfer to private hands, will appear in our next issue. Mr. Fuller is a lawyer and a former Judge of Stamford Municipal Court.”   Editor’s note, p. 41.
  42. Fuller, Sue Elizabeth. “Checklist of Connecticut photographers by Town: 1839-1889.” Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin. 1982 Winter; Vol. 47 (No. 4) pp. 117-154; ISSN: 0885-4831.
Notes: Published by the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Connecticut.
Location: CaMWUC, CoFS, CoU, Ct, CtB, CtDabN, CtGu, CtH, CtHT, CtManc, CtMer, CtMW, CtMy, CtNbC, CtNcHi, CtNlC, CtS, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtU, CtWillE, CtWrf, DeU, DLC, InU, MiU, N, NjR, OC, P, ViBibV..
For references to pre 1889 photographers in Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 146-147.

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