Stamford, Connecticut – A Bibliography – L

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  1. La Cossitt, Henry. “Stamford’s own Hoover Plan.” Nation’s Business. 1950 May; Vol. 38 pp. 78-83; ISSN: 0028-047X.
Notes: Published by Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Washington, D. C.
Location: Ct, CtH, CtMW, CtNh, CtNlC, CtU, CtY, DLC, MH.
Account of the Stamford Good Government Association’s activities in implementing a wide-ranging report on managing the City. This was accomplished shortly after consolidation of Town and City governments in 1949, by the Citizens’ Committee to Study the City Government.
  2. La Lancette, Thomas. Lest we forget : a guide to the Civil War monuments, memorials, and markers of Connecticut. La Lancette, Donna. Preston, Connecticut; 1997; Vol. 1 – Fairfield County ii, 141 pp., illus., errata sheet, paper covers, 22 cm. (Lee Wilcox Kneerim, editor). 
Notes: Title page reads: “Lest / We / Forget [set in the middle of a cut of a laurel wreath] / A GUIDE TO THE / CIVIL WAR / MONUMENTS, MEMORIALS AND MARKERS / OF CONNECTICUT / VOLUME ONE / FAIRFIELD COUNTY / By / Thomas and Donna La Lancette / Edited by / Lee Wilcox Kneerim” 
Includes bibliographic references. 
For references to “Stamford: The War Memorial,” see pp. 111-133. Includes a list of 702 men from Stamford, who served during the Civil War.
For references to Darien: Fitch’s Home for the Soldiers and Their Orphans,” see pp. 47-51. 
For references to Darien, “Spring Grove Veterans’ Cemetery,” see pp. 52-72. Includes a list of 691Civil War soldiers and sailors from thirteen states who died at the Fitch’s Home in Darien.
Location: CtB, CtBhl, CtDab, CtDar, CtHi, CtNc, CtNowa, CtRi, CtS, CtSHi, CtStr, CtWilt, DLC.
Abstract: “It wasn’t until November 11, 1920 that, due largely to the efforts of Mayor John H. [J.] Treat and his War Memorial Committee, the people of Stamford could finally gather in St. John’s Square [Park] and witness the dedication of what would be their community’s permanent veteran’s monument. The thirty-eight foot tall granite and marble column unveiled on that distant Armistice Day had been designed by architect George A. Freeman and built at a cost of $50,000, an amount collected entirely through private contributions. 

Circular in form, Freeman’s monument consists of a base, column and dome. Perched atop the dome, as if on some remote alpine aerie, are three handsomely carved eagles. These striking marble raptors are depicted supporting a globe within the triangle formed by their joined, outspread wings. Encircling the space just below the dome and above the column’s top is this inscription: ‘IN EVERLASTING MEMORY OF STAMFORD’S PATRIOTS 1641-1918.’   The column itself is divided into eight panels by fluted Ionic half-columns. On these panels are carved the battles in which Stamford men and women participated. Two of these panels recorded the city’s Civil War battle honors.
The six foot high base that supports both column and dome has fixed to its curving surface large bronze tablets on which are inscribed the city’s military honor rolls. Of these, it is the south and east tablets that list the names of 702 Stamford men who had answered, each in his own way, the Union’s call to arms.
At its November 11, 1920 dedication, a low flying plane bombarded Stamford’s War Monument with bouquets of flowers.”   Thomas and Donna La Lancette, pp. 111-113.   (Copyright 1997 by Thomas and Donna La Lancette. Reproduced with permission.)
  3. Ladies’ Home Journal. “Girl in the back room: Martha Cheney is a ward heeler – and proud of it. Much basic work in our government is done in the “back rooms,” and that’s where you’ll find her.” Ladies’ Home Journal. 1952 May; pp. 204-205, 207; ISSN: 0023-7124.
Notes: Published by The Ladies’ Home Journal, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
Location: CtB, CtH, CtNh, CtY, DLC, NcRS, NjR, PPiU, TxU.
Article on the local political activities of Martha Cheney of Stamford, Connecticut, who refers to herself as “a ward heeler.”
  4. Langdon, Philip. “Stamford Campus of the University of Connecticut: moving a suburban campus downtown serves educational needs while bringing new life to the community.” Architectural Record. 1998 Oct; Vol. 186 (No. 10) pp. 154-157; 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.
”New Haven writer Philip Langdon’s most recent book is A Better Place to Live : Reshaping the American Suburb.”
Abstract: “What can a city do to bring a university closer to the community it serves? For nearly a decade, a coalition of business executives, political leaders, nonprofit groups, lawyers, faculty members, and citizens had prodded the University of Connecticut to move the Stamford branch from an outlying, mostly residential area into the city’s downtown, the home of the largest concentration of corporate offices in Connecticut. A downtown campus, they reasoned, could both accommodate the spatial needs of the school and serve as a conference center for the city’s corporations.

The logical spot for the new campus, the coalition and the university eventually agreed, was at a busy intersection on the western edge of downtown, where a 1953-vintage Bloomingdale’s store, which had stood vacant since the late 1980s, looked ripe for renovation. Aaron B. Schwarz, AIA, a principal at Perkins Eastman Architects, explains that one of the attractive aspects of the site was that the structural frame of the old department store could become a modern educational facility in a very short time. In addition, the store’s original parking garage, located nearby, could be reused. 

’We stripped the department store to its concrete frame,’ says Schwarz. ‘The brick skin of the building was peeled off. All that was saved was the structure and floor slabs.’ The decision to salvage the building’s frame and foundation was based more on saving time than on saving money. Retaining some of the original structure enabled the project to be classified as a renovation, thereby avoiding a complicated regulatory process that would have added months to a tight design and construction schedule. The 20-foot grid of the former department store now accommodates a large range of new educational facilities – a library, auditoriums, classrooms, science labs, computer labs, a fitness center, an art studio, a conference center, food service areas, and administrative offices – all in one three-level, 253,000 square-foot building, and all on a $40 million budget.”     Philip Langdon, pp. 154-155.   (Reprinted with permission from Architectural Record, © 1998, The McGraw-Hill Companies.
  5. Lathrop, Edward. Centennial services of the Stamford Baptist Church, including the historical discourse. Stamford, Connecticut: Wm. W. Gillespie; 1875; 70 pp, 28 cm. 
Location: CtDabN, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, KyLoS, MiD, NcWsW, NN, PPT, ViU.       Wegelin (p. 26).       Parks (No. 8604).
”This compiler [Oscar Wegelin] has seen several copies bound in cloth which have bound in at end the following which is on pp. [39]-70: Semi-Centennial services / of the / Sunday School / of the / Stamford Baptist Church, / including the / historical address, / by / William W. Gillespie, Esq., / July 4, 1875. / – 1875: / Stamford, Conn. The latter part is of some importance as it contains the Hymn of William Cullen Bryan, Esq. beginning ‘As Shadows Cast by Cloud and Sun,’ the fourth Stanza of which was written especially for this occasion.” Wegelin (p. 26).   
Abstract: “One hundred years ago! It would be difficult for any of us, taking our stand, say in the tower of our Town Hall, or on one of the adjacent hills, and surveying thence this now densely settled village and its beautiful surroundings – it would be difficult to form an accurate conception of the appearance of the old Stamford of a century ago. Always, it is true, ‘beautiful for situation’ and retaining still the same general contour as of yore, yet, in all else, how changed; and how transformed into almost the dignity of a city is the little hamlet where not farther back than the commencement of the American Revolution, dwelt the brave and honored men whose graves alone remain to this day. But into this field, interesting as it would be to traverse it, I do not now propose to conduct you; nor is this at all necessary, since our esteemed fellow-townsman, Rev. Mr. Huntington, in his History of Stamford, has painted the picture, and indicated the contrast, with equal elegance and skill. It is mine, at this time to speak to you simply of the rise and progress of a single religious organization.

The Church whose history I am about to recount, was not planted, at first, in this quarter of the town, but north of this some four miles, in the district now known as Bangall; where still stands the house of worship, the frame of which was raised in 1772, on land purchased for £4:10s York money, by Mr. Ferris, who subsequently served the Church, as pastor, for thirty-six years. It was not until 1790 that the members in the lower part of the town, outnumbering those who resided in the upper district, took measures for building nearer home; and, in pursuance of this design, a house, not unlike the one at Bangall was erected on River Street in this village. This house, with some modifications and improvements, continued to stand until a comparatively recent date, when it was supplanted by another and a more convenient edifice.”     Edward Lathrop, pp. 10-11.
  6. Lathrop, Edward. The nature and extent of individual responsibility : A sermon, preached in The Stamford Baptist Church, Stamford, Conn., on Sunday morning, September 15, 1878. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Baptist Church; 1878; 11 pp., paper covers, 20 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “The Nature and Extent of Individual Responsibility. / – / A SERMON, / PREACHED IN / The Stamford Baptist Church, / STAMFORD, CONN., / ON / SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 15, 1878, / BY THE / REV. EDWARD LATHROP, D. D., PASTOR. / [printers’ ornament] / STAMFORD, CONN. : / WM. W. GILLESPIE & CO., STEAM PRINTERS. / 1878.”
Location: CtSHi (Xerox copy). There is an original copy of this pamphlet in the archives of the Stamford Baptist Church, Stamford, Connecticut. 
Abstract: “[This Sermon, by the kind permission of the author, Rev. Edward Lathrop D. D., pastor of the Stamford Baptist Church is published by members of the congregation who heard it and who desire that a still larger number than those present at the time it was preached may share the pleasure they enjoyed and profit they received in listening to the delivery.]

“And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? And he said, What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me, from the ground. Genesis 4: 9. 10.

With the history of which these words are a part you are all familiar. It was an unexpected summons which arraigned this fratricide so suddenly at the bar of his Maker and Judge. How the question must have startled and thrilled the murderer’s guilty soul! ‘Where is Abel thy brother?’ You will notice in the reply of Cain two distinct attempts at evasion. The first is in the form of a direct and positive falsehood, ‘I know not’; and the second in the form of an indirect denial of all responsibility as to the safety and the well-being of his brother, ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’ This prevarication, however, the all-seeing Jehovah instantly rebukes and silences; and he lays upon the soul of the culprit both the responsibility which he had sought to evade, and the guilt which he had hoped to conceal. ‘The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now thou art cursed from the earth which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand.’

My purpose is to draw from this historic statement its moral lesson; and I take specifically the words, ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’ I want to answer this question in its bearing, more particularly, upon the moral and spiritual interests of others, and to show, as well as I may be able, to what extent we are individually responsible for the spiritual well-being of our brothers of the human family. The other aspect of the case; namely, that which represents men as responsible for physical acts of wrong and crime, is too obvious to require exemplification.” Edward Lathrop, pp. 3-4.
  7. Lavallee, Donna. “Made from silk ribbons: A flag from the Civil War era.” Piecework. 2006 Nov-Dec; Vol. 14 (No. 6) pp. 26-29; ISSN: 1067-2249.
Notes: Published by Interweave Press LLC, Loveland, Colorado.
Location: CoFS, CSf, CSt, CStcl, CtS, CU, CU-A, DLC, DSI, GASU, IC, ICarbS, ICIU, InI, InU, MiD, MiEM, MiU, MnM, MoS, NBPu, NBu, NbU, NIC, NN, OC, OCl, OrU, PPi, UU, WU.
Abstract: “Red silk ribbon appliquéd to a muslin ground forms the stripes in a small Stars and Stripes flag in the collection of The Stamford (Connecticut) Historical Society. The silk ribbon is beginning to deteriorate, but the cotton ground is in good condition. An inscription in a flowery script on the back of the flag reads: ‘Charleston, South Carolina, April 14, 1865.’

Charlotte Dewing Smith Cruikshank (1897-1979) bequeathed the flag to the society along with a large collection of antique furniture, decorative art objects, textiles, and family memorabilia. A family member recalls being shown the flag as a young girl and being told that women interned during the Civil War (1861-1865) in a camp in Summerville, South Carolina, about twenty miles northwest of Charleston, had sewn flags from petticoats. Charlotte Cruikshank’s mother, Mary Burkett Dewing Smith (1862-1929), was born in the internment camp.”   Donna Lavallee, p. 28. (Copyright 2006 by Interweave Press LLC. Reproduced with permission.)
  8. Law, Edmund Bishop of Carlisle. A sermon [on Malachi 1 : 11] 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 18, 1774. London: Printed by T. Harrison and S. Brooke.; 1774; xxiii, 70, [1] pp., paper covers, 21 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “A / SERMON / Preached before the / Incorporated SOCIETY / FOR THE / Propagation of the Gospel in / Foreign Parts; / AT THEIR / ANNIVERSARY MEETING / IN THE / Parish Church of ST. MARY-LE-BOW, / On FRIDAY February 18, 1774. / – / By the Right Reverend / EDMUND Lord Bishop of CARLISLE. / – / / – / LONDON: / Printed by T. HARRISON and S. BROOKE, / in Warwick-Lane. / – / MDCCLXXIV [1774].”
Location: CtHT, CtSoP, CtY.
Includes “An abstract of the charter, and of the Proceedings of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts” has running title: “An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society.” 
Abstract: “The Rev. Mr. Dibblee attends the duties of his function with success in every part of his extensive cure; his parish continues in a peaceable and increasing state, many heads of families having been added to the church. He hath the pleasure to live amongst a pious and well-disposed people, who duly regard the public offices of religion, and are zealously attached to the doctrine, worship, and government of the church. In the last year he hath baptised 59 children and 1 adult; hath about 89 communicants in Stamford and Greenwich; heads of families about 220.”   An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society, p. 24.
  9. League of Women Voters of Stamford, Connecticut. Library services in Stamford, Connecticut : a report on the Ferguson Library and the public school libraries. Stamford, Connecticut: League of Women Voters of Stamford, Connecticut; 1968 Apr; iii, 34 pp., paper covers, 28 cm. 
Location: CtS.
  10. League of Women Voters of Stamford, Connecticut. Stamford, our city. 2nd. ed. Stamford, Connecticut: League of Women Voters of Stamford, Connecticut; 1959 Aug; 53 pp., paper covers, map, charts, table of contents, bibliography, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “STAMFORD, OUR CITY / Published in the interests of citizenship by / The League of Women Voters / of Stamford, Connecticut /     / [printers’ ornament] /     / The League of Women Voters is a national non-partisan / organization whose purpose is to promote interest and / participation in government. For additional information call / DAvis 2-0803. /     / [printers’ ornament] /     / SECOND EDITION, AUGUST 1959 / Printed by / THE UNITED PUBLISHING & PRINTING CORP. / Stamford, Connecticut / [printers’ union mark] / PRICE : THIRTY-FIVE CENTS”
Location: CtHi, CtS, CtSHi.         Parks (No. 8578).
Parks (No. 8578) states, “Includes historical sketch.”
A survey of Stamford, Connecticut’s government, politics and history.
  11. League of Women Voters of Stamford, Connecticut. This is Stamford: A guide to Stamford – its government and services. 3rd. ed. Stamford, Connecticut: League of Women Voters of Stamford, Connecticut; 1965; 52 pp., paper covers, illus., map, charts, table of contents, 21 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “THIS IS STAMFORD / A Guide to Stamford – its government and services /     / – / The League of Women Voters is a non-profit volunteer / organization whose purpose is to promote political responsi- / bility through informed and active participation of citizens / in government. The League is non-partisan. Its program / includes study and action on selected government issues. At / election time, it publishes factual information about the / candidates and the issues. Membership is open to all women / who are of voting age. /     / Published and Copyright 1965 by the / League of Women Voters / of Stamford, Connecticut”
Location: CtHi, CtSHi.             Parks (No. 8577).
Parks (No. 8577) states, “Includes historical sketch.”
  12. Leavitt, Robert Keith. Raymond R. Machlett, 1900-1955. (Springdale, Connecticut): Machlett Laboratories, Inc.; (1955); 121, (4) pp., illus., ports., map, 29 cm. (Alice F. Machlett, editor). 
Notes: Title on cover reads: Cathode Press Memorial Issue.     Art Director, Edward J. Bulger. Illustrator, Rosamond Rollins. Current Photography, Gene Dauber. Typography, Finn’s Linotype Service. Lithography, Kipe Offset. 
Location: AAP, CLU, CtNbC, CtSHi, DLC, DSI, MCM, MnU, OCl, OClW, TxLT, WaS.               
This work is not only a tribute to Raymond R. Machlett, President of the Machlett Laboratories, but also to his father Robert Herman Machlett one of the early manufacturers of x-ray tubes in the United States. In addition, it focuses on the employees and products, with photographs of various technical operations within the company.
  13. Lederer, John. The discoveries of John Lederer, with unpublished letters by and about Lederer to Governor John Winthrop, Jr., and an essay on the Indians of Lederer’s discoveries by Douglas L. Rights and William P. Cumming. Edited with notes by William P. Cumming. Charlottesville, (Virginia): University of Virginia Press; 1958; xi, 148 pp., maps (part fold.) facsim., index, bibliography, 24 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “The Discoveries / of John Lederer / WITH UNPUBLISHED LETTERS / BY AND ABOUT LEDERER TO / GOVERNOR JOHN WINTHROP, JR. / and an / ESSAY ON THE INDIANS / OF LEDERER’S / DISCOVERIES / by / DOUGLAS L. RIGHTS / and / WILLIAM P. CUMMING / Edited with Notes by / WILLIAM P. CUMMING /       / University of Virginia Press   ·   Charlottesville, Virginia / Wachovia Historical Society   ·   Winston-Salem, North Carolina / 1958″             With reproduction of title page : “The discoveries of John Lederer, in three several marches from Virginia, to the west of Carolina, and other parts of the continent: begun in March 1669 and ended in September 1670. Together with a general map of the whole territory which he traversed. Collected and translated out Latine from his discourse and writings, by Sir William Talbot, Baronet. London Printed by J.C. for S. Heyrick, 1672.”
”Bibliographical data”: pp. 127-128: “Writings about Lederer”: pp. 129-135. Library of Congress catalog notes.                                                                           For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 53-61, 66-67, 104-105. 
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For additional information on John Lederer, see: Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. 6, pp. 91-92.
Includes letters from John Lederer and Reverend John Bishop of Stamford, Connecticut to Governor John Winthrop, Jr., of Connecticut. Medical accounts and descriptions of Lederer’s treating individuals in Stamford. Original manuscripts are in the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
  14. Lee, Charles. Memoirs of the life of the late Charles Lee, Esq. : Lieutenant-Colonel of the Forty-fourth Regiment, Colonel in the Portuguese service, Major-General and aid [sic] de Camp to the King of Poland, and second in command in the service of the United States of America during the Revolution. : to which are added, his political and military essays : also, letters to and from many distinguished characters, both in Europe and America. New York, (New York): Printed by T. Allen, bookseller and stationer.; 1792; viii, 284 pp., 19 cm. 
Location: CaBVaU, CLobS, CoDU, CtSoP, CtY, DGU, DLC, GU, IC, ICN, MB, MBAt, MeB, MH, Mi, MiD, MoU, N, NBPu, NBu, NcD, NcWsW, NhU, NjP, NjR, NN, NSyU, OCl, OClW, OU, PBm, PPi, PPiU, RPB, ScU, Vi, ViU, ViW, WHi.           Evans (No. 24456).       Gephart (No. 13815). 
The memoir is signed (p. 47) by Edward Langworthy, Baltimore, 1787.
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 229-230. 
For additional information on Charles Lee, see: Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. 6, pp. 98-102
For additional information on David Waterbury of Stamford in this campaign, see: A. H. Clark Complete roster of Colonel David Waterbury jr.’s regiment of Connecticut volunteers : The first regiment of infantry responding to a call for volunteers for the defence of New York City against the British in the American revolution … . (1897).
Abstract: “Sir,           Stamford, Jan. 22d, 1776.
As General Washington has informed the Congress of his motives for detaching me, it is needless to trouble you upon the subject; I am therefore only to inform you, that I have collected a body of about twelve hundred men from the colony of Connecticut, whose zeal and ardour, demonstrated on this occasion, cannot be sufficiently praised. With this body I am marching directly to New-York, to execute the different purposes for which I am detached.”           General Charles Lee to John Hancock, Esq., President of the Continental Congress.       Charles Lee, p. 227.
 Sir,                                 New-York, March 5th, 1776.
I received your commands on Sunday evening, and should have answered it immediately, but waited for the result of an application I had made to Waterbury’s and Ward’s regiment, requesting them to remain here until they can be replaced by a certain number of troops from Philadelphia, and the Jersies. They have unanimously consented to stay till the twenty-fifth of this month, which is a fortnight longer than the term they were enlisted for. Before the expiration of this time, I am in hopes that some measures will be taken by the Congress for throwing into the city, its environs, and Long-Island, a force sufficient to dispute the ground with any number of troops we have reason to expect; not that I would imply that these two Connecticut regiments remaining here would be able to prevent the landing and lodging themselves in the island, even five battalions of the enemy, should they choose to attempt it; but those two regiments will enable us at least to lay the foundation of the necessary works.”
General Charles Lee to the President of the Continental Congress.     Charles Lee, pp. 229-230.
  15. Lee, G. Herbert (George Herbert). Historical sketch of the first fifty years of the Church of England in the province of New Brunswick (1783-1833). Saint John, New Brunswick: “Sun” Publishing Co.; 1880; 141, (3) pp., 17 cm. 
Notes: Location: CaBVaU, CtY, DLC, MB, MH, MWA, NN, RPB.
”Published at the request of The New Brunswick Historical Society.”
Abstract: Chapter VI. Maugerville. Rev. John Beardsley. 
”In 1789 Mr. Walter Dibblee of Stamford, in New England, was appointed School Master at Maugerville under the direction of the Rector, receiving an annual salary of £10, while Mr. Beardsley received £35 a year. Upon the removal of Mr. Dibblee to Canada, his position as School Master was filled by Mr. John D. Beardsley, son of the Missionary.”                                         …………………………………………………………………………..
Chapter X. Woodstock. Rev. Frederick Dibblee. 
”Woodstock was settled by Loyalists in 1783. After some time they prevailed upon Mr. Frederick Dibblee, of Stamford, Conn., one of their number, to become their clergyman. Accordingly Mr. Dibblee proceeded to Fredericton, and thence to St. John, N. B., by canoe, there being no roads at that early period. At St. John he took passage in a schooner for Halifax, N. S., where he was ordained Deacon by the Bishop of Nova Scotia, in the year 1791. Three months were occupied by Mr. Dibblee in his journey to and from Halifax, during which time his family never heard a word from him. Mr. Dibblee was appointed first missionary “to all the settlers living on the River St. John above St. Mary’s and Kingsclear.” The great extent of his mission – embracing the four Parishes of Prince William, Queensbury, Woodstock and Northampton – made Mr. Dibblee’s work arduous and difficult. The people were few in number, and scattered over an area of 150 miles. Traveling was difficult and wearisome. No well-beaten roads, no steamboats, no railways assisted the toiling missionary. Bark canoes and riding on horseback were his chief means of conveyance in summer; snowshoes in winter.”           G. Herbert Lee.
  16. Lee, Jesse. A short account of the life and death of the Rev. John Lee, a Methodist minister in the United States of America. Baltimore, (Maryland) : Printed by John West Butler; 1805; vii, [2], 10-179, [1] pp., 14 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “A / SHORT ACCOUNT / OF / THE LIFE AND DEATH / OF THE / REV. JOHN LEE, / A / METHODIST MINISTER / IN THE / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / [printers’ ornament] / BY JESSE LEE / [printers’ ornament] / [Three lines from Proverbs] / – / Baltimore ; / PRINTED BY JOHN WEST BUTLER. / – / 1805.” 
Location: CSmH, DLC, IEN, InGrD, MWA, NcD, NcWsW, NjMD, TxDaM, TxU, UkCU, ViU.       Sabin (No. 39764).       Shaw & Shoemaker (No. 8768). 
For references to Stamford, Connecticut; Dantown, a section of Stamford and New Canaan; Canaan Parish, former name of New Canaan; Middlesex Parish, former name of Darien, see: pp. 100, 104-108, 119.
Abstract: “In the latter part of my brother’s life, I requested him to leave his journal and private papers to me, that if I should live the longest, I might publish some account of his life and death: He said, ‘there was very little in his life that was worth knowing, and that he believed he had destroyed all his journals.’ He added ‘when I die, I am willing for my name to be buried with me.’ When I pressed him to look over his papers, he found a part of his journal which he had not destroyed, and gave it to me, and said if it would be of any service, I might have it, and do what I pleased with it.
It is now about three years and a half, since my brother died; and notwithstanding my intention of publishing this account, I have hitherto been prevented, by reason of my constant travels and labours in the ministry. But, having a little more time of late, for writing, than what I formerly had, I have prepared these sheets for the press, and now send them into the world. Such as they are, you have them; and I wish that they may be rendered a lasting blessing to the souls of those persons who may carefully peruse them.”   Jesse Lee, pp iii-iv, vi.
”THURSDAY July 1st [1790]. I rode back to Stamford [from New Rochelle, New York] about twenty miles, and met the little class; at half past 8 o’clock in the evening I preached to a large congregation, and I felt liberty in speaking to them. In that place I met with no opposition; but all spake well of me; which is seldom the case in other places where I have been.
SUNDAY 25th [July 1790]. I felt quite poorly, but had to preach twice that day: at first I thought I could not do it; but the Lord gave me strength sufficient for my day. At 10 o’clock I preached at Dann-town, to a pretty large concourse of people. After public meeting, I stopped the society, and began to exhort them, and the power of God came down among us, and my strength began to increase: I kept on, and in a short time the brethren were all in tears; cries and groans were heard in every part of the house; and, at the same time, some of the people who were out of doors were very much wrought upon. Glory be to God in the highest, our meeting was not in vain, for I felt his power and love while I was speaking.

Our afternoon congregation was much larger than the former, and solemnity rested on the assembly. I felt a great deal better at night, with regard to health, than I did in the morning.

MONDAY 26th. I preached at Pound-Ridge, from John xi. 25, 26. He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live, &c.

TUESDAY 27th. I preached at Canaan. The people heard with great earnestness. Just before I was done, two men came into the house, and waited until I concluded; then coming to me, one said he wanted to know something about my doctrine, and said, ‘I think, if I understood you rightly, you hold that men are to do something in order to be converted.’ I said, certainly; ‘seek, and ye shall find.’ He then pulled out his bible, (as if he thought he could scare me out of the truth, because I was but young) and began to read the third chapter of Romans; and then says, ‘no one can repent until he is converted.’ I withstood him [to] the face, because he was to be blamed. After a good deal of talk, he got up and said he believed the doctrine we preached, would never do any g[oo]d. I asked him if he held to the C[onf]ession of Faith; he said he did. I answered, the Confession of Faith says, that ‘God has fore-ordained whatsoever comes to pass.’ Now, if God has from all eternity, decreed, that the Methodists should come into Canaan and preach this doctrine – don’t blame us for it, for we could not help it. By that time he was willing to go off and leave me.

FRIDAY 30th [July 1790]. I preached in Middlesex, to a small congregation, but my voice was amazin[g]ly broken; and the pain in my breast was more distressing than it had been for many days.

The next day I was very poorly, and did not feel myself able to preach every day. So I concluded I would go to Long-Island and rest awhile; but when I came to the ferry, I found that I could not cross the Sound. I then turned and rode to Canaan, and on my way, I was caught in an awful shower of hail, such as had not been seen in that place for many years. Many glass windows were broken by the hail. I sheltered myself from the storm by riding under a horse-shed. I felt some distress about my situation: I was too poorly to preach, and yet as hearty to eat as ever I was. I could not think that the Lord required murder for sacrifice; so I lay by for a few days. [He did not preach any more for a week, and remained quite poorly.] (Jesse Lee)

SATURDAY, August 7th [1790]. I attended our quarterly meeting at Dann-town, and at 3o’clock in the afternoon Jacob Brush preached. I felt very poorly; but, being much exercised about speaking, after the first sermon was ended, I got up, and preached from 1 John iii. 8. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the [w]orks of the devil. We had two exhortations, and concluded our meeting.

SUNDAY 8[t]h. We met at 9 o’clock in the fore-noon, and had the Lord’s supper; and after that the lovefeast. We had a large congregation at our public meeting, and for the conveniency of preaching to such a crowd of people, we went into the orchard, where we had two sermons, and a tolerable good time; but not as good as we had expected. After meeting we rode to Stamford and had another meeting.”   John Lee, pp. 100, 104-108. 119.
  17. Lee, Jesse. A short history of the Methodists, in the United States of America; beginning in 1766, and continued till 1809. To which is prefixed, a brief account of their rise in England, in the year 1729, &c. Baltimore, (Maryland). Printed by Magil and Clime, book-sellers; 1810; vii, [4], 10-366, [10] pp., 17 cm. 
Location: AzTeS, CoDI, CtMW, CtY, DeU, DLC, GEU, GMW, IEN, MWA, NcD, NjMD, NjPT, NjR, NN, ODW, PPiU, TxDaM, TxU, UkCU, ViU, ViW.                                       Errata p. [376].     Sabin (No. 39765).       Shaw & Shoemaker (No. 20536).   For references to Stamford, Connecticut; Dantown, a section of Stamford and New Canaan, see: pp. 142, 148-149.
Abstract: “[1789] We had one new circuit in Connecticut, called Stamford, which was the first that was ever formed in that state, or in any of the New England States. It was my lot to go to that circuit alone, and to labour by myself. Another preacher was appointed to the circuit with me, but he failed and never came, and I had to labour and suffer alone amongst a strange people. 
This circuit was first called Stamford, since then it is called Reading.

The first Methodist meeting house that was ever built in New England, was in this circuit, near the upper edge of Stratfield, and is now called Lee’s Chapel.

On the 27th day of February 1790, three preachers came to my help from Maryland, namely, Jacob Brush, an Elder, George Roberts, and Daniel Smith, young preachers. They met me at a quarterly meeting at a place called Dantown, on the state line between New-York and Connecticut. Their presence was reviving to the brethren, and to me in particular. On Sunday preaching was in a new unfinished dwelling house. In the time of preaching the Lord visited the people in mercy; and a great cry was raised among them, such as was not common in that part of the world. The people were alarmed; some ran out of the house, others that were above in the loft, ran to the end of the house and jumped out on the ground. In the midst of all the confusion, the Christians were exceedingly happy.”   Jesse Lee, pp. 142, 148-149
  18. Leonard, L. P. (Lea Palmer). Stamford post offices & postmasters 1790-1977. : Postal History Society of Connecticut.; 1977 May; (No. 1.): 22 pp., paper covers, illus., map, 22 cm. (Connecticut Postal History Monograph). 
Notes: Title on cover reads: “STAMFORD POST OFFICES / & / POSTMASTERS / 1790 – 1977 / [cut of the seal of the Colony of Connecticut] /     / CONNECTICUT POSTAL HISTORY MONOGRAPH / NUMBER ONE   * * * *     MAY 1977″
Includes a “Concise History Of The Post In Stamford,” a Post Office location map, lists of all known Post Offices and Postmasters, list of subsidiary Post Office locations. Also included is an errata slip titled ARCHIVAL CORRECTIONS & ADDITIONS. “Published in association with The Stamford Historical Society, Inc.”     Location: Ct, CtS, CtSHi, DSI, Infw.         Parks (No. 8596).
Abstract: “Before the establishment of the USPOD most of the post offices were kept in stores or the home of the then acting postmaster. In the earliest times they were usually in a tavern or inn that also served as a stop for the post rider or stage coach. The first Posts arrived monthly or fortnightly; later twice weekly, not until the coming of the railroad did daily service materialize.   Stamford, being the halfway point on the post road between New York and New Haven required a place for the changing of horses and a new Stage House and Stage Yard was erected at the corner of East Main Street and Stage Street to handle both the horses, passengers and the mails. ……..   The mails for the main Stamford Post Office were sent via the Lower Post Road from New York via New Haven to Boston until the arrival of the New York & New Haven RR in 1847. The main or upper route went via White Plains to Bedford and thence to Ridgefield, Ct., and on to Hartford via Danbury.” Lea Palmer Leonard, pp. 4, 7.
  19. Lewis, Amzi. An address to pedo-baptist churches, concerning the standing and discipline of baptized children : to which is added An address to baptized children. Somers Village, New York: Printed by Milton F. Cushing; 1810 Sep; 19 pp., 22 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “AN / ADDRESS / TO / PEDO-BAPTIST CHURCHES, / CONCERNING THE / STANDING AND DISCIPLINE / OF / BAPTIZED CHILDREN. / [printers’ ornament] / To which is added, / An Address to Baptized Children. / [printers’ ornament] / By AMZI LEWIS, A. M. / Pastor of a Church in North-Stamford. / [printers’ ornament] / [Text] / [printers’ ornament] / SOMERS VILLAGE, (N. Y.) / PRINTED BY MILTON F. CUSHING. / SEPTEMBER, 1810.” 
Location: CSmH, CU, MBCo, MnU, MWA, NjPT, NNUT.       Shaw & Shoemaker (No. 20558).
Abstract: “In inquiring after the knowledge of those rules, by which the visible order of Christian Churches is, to be maintained, the standing of baptized children is a subject which demands special attention, on account of its intrinsic importance, and the darkness in which it is enveloped, in the general apprehension of Christians at the present day.
Pedo-Baptists, as far as we know, have generally considered the children, who have been duly baptized, as members of those churches in which they have received that initiating seal, or to which their parents belonged. But in what sense they are members? What rights they have? and, In what manner they are to be disciplined? are questions, concerning which there has been a great diversity of sentiment. Many who admit that baptized children have some standing in visible churches, will by no means allow that they are full or complete members. Such have, therefore, in treating of the membership of infants, used a variety of qualifying terms and phrases, such as, imperfect – incomplete – in a sense – in a sort – having some relation – within the pale of the Church, and the like; which have no defininitive meaning, and answer no other purpose, than to manifest the ignorance and indetermination of those who use them. Others have insisted, that if infants are church members at all, they must be members in full; because the idea of incomplete or half-way membership is unscriptural and absurd. And some who have considered baptized children as church members in full, have contended for their right to all gospel ordinances, without any qualifications but such as are implied in their baptism, especially when they arrive to the age of maturity.

The variety of opinions on this subject clearly proves, that infant baptism, though generally practised in the Christian world, and thought to be founded on scripture authority, has been very imperfectly understood: for if the nature and design of that practice are clearly and satisfactorily explained, it will not, we conceive, be difficult to assign the proper place and eccleasiastical standing of baptized children.”   Amzi Lewis, pp. 1, 4.
  20. Lewis, Amzi. Duty of Christian discipline explained and enforced. : A sermon delivered at Canaan, October 14, 1800, before the Consociation of the Western District, in Fairfield County. Danbury, [Connecticut]: Printed by Nichols & Rowe; 1801; 23, [1] pp., paper covers, 20 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “DUTY / OF / CHRISTIAN DISCIPLINE / EXPLAINED / AND / ENFORCED. / A / SERMON / DELIVERED / AT / CANAAN, / OCTOBER 14, 1800, / BEFORE / THE / CONSOCIATION / OF THE / WESTERN DISTRICT, / IN / FAIRFIELD COUNTY. /   –   / By AMZI LEWIS, A. M. / Pastor of the Church In North Stamford /   –   / DANBURY: / PRINTED BY NICHOLS & ROWE. / 1801.”
Location: CtY, GEU, MWA, N, NIC, NjPT, NNUT, ViU.       Shaw & Shoemaker (No. 821).
Caption title reads: “THE DUTY OF CHRISTIAN DISCIPEINE [sic], &c.” 
Abstract: “The churches of the saints are represented as societies collected by the word of Christ, and united in the bands of brotherly love, to promote the honor of their Lord, and the practice of holiness among one another. A variety of directions are therefore given respecting the conduct which they ought to observe in order to advance their mutual edification, and recommend the truth which they profess, by a benevolent and blameless deportment in the sight of all men.

That churches may answer the important ends of their collection and union, it is necessary that the rules of holy conversation should be carefully considered and faithfully observed: and for this purpose every individual member must not only regulate his own conduct in conformity to the precepts of the gospel; but must also attend to his brethern, and in order to promote their edification, must stimulate them by his example and exhortations to zeal and perseverance in the duties of the christian life, and endeavor to excite spiritual affections by mutual prayers, ‘psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.'”   Amzi Lewis, pp. 3-4.
  21. Lewis, Amzi. The duty of praising God for his mercy and judgement. : A sermon, delivered (for substance) at North Stamford, November 27, 1794, being a day of public thanksgiving. By Amzi Lewis, V. D. M. Danbury, (Connecticut): “Published By Request”, Printed By N. Douglass; 1795; 30, [2] pp., booksellers’ advts., paper covers, 18 cm. 
Location: CSmH, CtHi, NjPT, NNUT         Evans (No. 28971)       For additional references to Amzi Lewis, see: Dexter (Vol. 3, pp. 287-289). 
Abstract: “If we consider the blessings bestowed upon the families and societies, with which we are connected, the towns or states to which we belong, or to our nation and land in general we shall find abundant occasion to give thanks. The truly thankful will easily recollect particular instances of the goodness of God towards their own connections. And a kind providence may be traced through various merciful dispensations towards our land from the first settlement of it to the present day. What great blessings has our country enjoyed? How many deliverances has it experienced? What abundance of temporal and spiritual favors have been bestowed upon it? The success of that great struggle, which terminated in the liberty and independence of our nation, and all the happy consequences of glorious revolution, ought to be remembered with gratitude, and celebrated with praise. The general prosperity of our country; our freedom from foreign war, while many of the nations of the earth are involved in the most destructive contentions, and the hopeful prospect of the continuance of our national privileges and blessings, call us aloud to give thanks to the Lord, to sing of his mercy, and celebrate his wonderful dispensations towards our land.”   Amzi Lewis, pp. 22-23.
  22. Lewis, C. B. (Clifford B.) Harold I. June : welcome home to Stamford, June 26, 1930 and always. (Stamford, Connecticut): Harold I. June Welcome Home Committee; 1930; 16 pp., illus., ports., paper covers, 24 cm. 
Notes: Title on cover reads: “[cut of an airplane] / Harold I. June / [cut of the obverse of a medal bearing the seal of the Town of Stamford, issued to commemorate June’s participation in the first flight over the South Pole; the reverse of this medal is depicted on the back cover] / Welcome Home to / STAMFORD / June 26, 1930 / AND ALWAYS”.   Imprint on the inside of the back cover reads: “Design and Text by / C. B. Lewis / Editor, The Stamford Guide / – / Printed through courtesy of / R. H. G. CUNNINGHAM”
Location: CtSHi.   Published to commemorate June’s return to Stamford, Connecticut after taking part in Byrd Antarctic Expedition 1.
  23. Lewis, Carol W.; Shannon, W. Wayne, and Ferree, G. Donald Jr. “Revenue strategy on the Gold Coast: the case of Stamford, Connecticut.” Publius. 1986 Winter, Vol. 16, pp. 97-111; ISSN: 0048-5950.
Notes: Published by the Center for the Study of Federalism, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Location: AzU, CoFS, CtDabN, CtHT, CtMW, CtNlC, CtU, CtY, DLC, KMK, KU, MChB, MH-L, MiEM, NN, NNC, NcRS, OCU, PPT, ScCleU, TxArU, TxHR, ViU, VtU.
”The journal of federalism.”
An adaptation of this article was presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Public Administration, New York City, 17 April 1983. See also; W. Wayne Shannon et al, ‘Stamford’s Public Sector: Responses to a Changing Federal Role’ (Storrs: University of Connecticut, September 1982).” p. 97. 
An analysis of the consequences of U. S. government strategy and finances during the 1980’s in Fairfield County. In addition, the income tactics in Stamford, Connecticut of legislative and other organizations are examined.
  24. Lewis, Isaac. The divine mission of Jesus Christ evident from his life, and from the nature and tendency of his doctrines. : A sermon preached at Stamford, October 11, 1796, before the Consociation of the Western District in Fairfield County. New Haven, (Connecticut): Printed by T. and S. Green — New-Haven; (1796); 30, [2] pp., paper covers, 21 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “The divine mission of JESUS CHRIST evident / from his life, and from the nature and ten- / dency of his doctrines. / – / A / SERMON / PREACHED AT STAMFORD, / OCTOBER 11, 1796. / BEFORE THE / CONSOCIATION / OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT / IN / FAIRFIELD COUNTY. / – / By ISAAC LEWIS, D. D. / PASTOR OF A CONSOCIATED CHURCH IN GREENWICH / – / PRINTED BY T. AND S. GREEN – NEW-HAVEN.”   
Location: CtFa, CtHi, CtSoP, CtY, DLC, MH, MWA, NN, NNUT, PHi, PPPrHi.             Sabin (No. 40810).       Evans (No. 30690).       Wegelin (pp. 26-27).   
Abstract: “The infidelity of the present age, in its originating principle, does not appear to differ from that, which took place during the life of our Saviour. In the last mentioned period, the unbelief of those who heard the sermons, and who saw the miracles of our Lord, did not arise from any want of evidence of his divine mission, nor from any defect in the exhibition of that evidence; but from an attachment to vice, and an opposition of heart to the purity of the moral system which he taught. The same cause of opposition to revealed Religion still exists. Men betake themselves to unbelief, not because sound reason, and solid argument are on that side; but because it is a scheme favourable to those immoral practices, which they choose to indulge, and because it affords them a temporary relief, from the reproaches of a guilty conscience, and from the forebodings of future wrath.                                                   ……………………………………………………..
Although it has become fashionable, among a certain class of people, to treat every idea of supernatural revelation as absurd, yet the friends of the sacred Scriptures, have no reason to fear their adversaries; on account of the want either of number, or strength, in their own arguments; or on account of any rational objections, which can be thrown in their way. It is believed, that an infidel will not find it easy, fairly to surmount the evidence arising from the single argument, stated in the preceding discourse. But however that may be, he certainly would experience insurmountable difficulties, in silencing the numerous other arguments, which we have not attempted to produce. Indeed the fact is plainly this, infidels have never succeeded in the field of candid argumentation. Very few if any disciples to their cause, have ever been made by these weapons. The most successful engine which they have ever made use of against revealed Religion, is ridicule. An argument in order to carry conviction, must contain reason, or at least the appearance of reason. But by the power of ridicule, a laugh may easily be excited, and the most sacred truths represented in a ludicrous point of light. Though this mode of treating the subject of Religion, has been sufficiently exposed, and clearly proved to carry in its meanness and injustice, yet infidels persist in it, because they find by experience, that men of little information, and still less stability, may easily be laughed out of all regard to Religion. But such conduct as this betrays a weak cause, and evidently manifests, that their opposition to Christianity is not founded in principle, but in enmity and disaffection.”   Isaac Lewis, pp. 5, 26-27.
  25. Lieberman, Joseph I. In praise of public life. D’Orso, Michael. Simon & Schuster: New York, (New York); 2000; 174 pp., d.w., index, 23 cm. ISBN: 0-684-86774-5.
Notes: Title page reads: ‘ _____________ /     / IN PRAISE / OF / PUBLIC LIFE / [printers’ ornament] / Joseph I. Lieberman / with Michael D’Orso /     / SIMON & SCHUSTER / NEW YORK   .   LONDON   .   SYDNEY   .   SINGAPORE /     / _____________”
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 25-28, 68, 74, 91, 137.
Location: Ct, CtAns, CtB, CtBhl, CtBris, CtDab, CtDar, CtDer, CtEhar, CtFa, CtFar, CtFaU, CtGl, CtGre, CtGro, CtGu, CtH, CtHamd, CtManc, CtMer, CtMil, CtNa, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNc, CtNh, CtNhH, CtNl, CtNm, CtNowa, CtNowi, CtOl, CtPlv, CtRk, CtS, CtSHi, CtSi, CtSoP, CtStr, CtSU, CtSw, CtU, CtWal, CtWB, CtWhar, CtWhav, CtWill, CtWilt, CtWind, CtWrf, CtWrt, CtWtp, CtY, DLC, MH.
Though not a biography, this work contains numerous references to the author’s family and youth in Stamford, Connecticut.
  26. Lindberg, Luther E. 50 years in New England : a history of the New England Conference, 1912-1962. n. p.: New England Conference of the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church; (1962); xvii, 314 pp., paper covers, illus., map, 22 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “50 Years in New England / A History of the New England Conference / 1912 – 1962 / LUTHER E. LINDBERG, Editor /     / Published by the New England Conference of the / Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church”            Includes “Sketches For The Family Album ……. A brief history of the New England Conference of the Augusta Lutheran Church” by Evald Benjamin Lawson, pp. 1-31.             
For references to Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 144-145.             
Location: CtB, CtEhar, CtNh, CtY, MH-AH, MBU, NOneoC.
  27. Lisle, Samuel successively Bishop of St. Asaph and of Norwich. A sermon [on Isaiah 49 : 6] 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 19, 1747. London: Printed by Edward Owen, and sold by J. Roberts [etc.]; 1748; 84 pp., paper covers, 22 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 / [I]N THE / Parish-Church of St. MARY-LE-BOW, / ON FRIDAY February 19, 1747, / – / By the Right Reverend Father in GOD, / SAMUEL Lord Bishop of St. ASAPH. / – / LONDON: / Printed by EDWARD OWEN, in Warwick-Lane; and / A. MILLER, at Buchanan’s Head in the Strand. / MDCCXLVIII [1748].
Location: CSmH, CtHT, CtSoP, CtY, DLC, ICN, MB, N, PHi, RPJCB.
Includes “An abstract of the charter, and of the Proceedings of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.” Has running title: “An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society.” 
Abstract: “Likewise the good People of Stanford, hitherto comprehended within the Mission of Fairfield, have built a Church, to which they have given the Name of St. John; and they have conveyed to the Society by a Deed of Gift an House and seven Acres of Land, for the Use of the Rector of that Church for the Time being for ever; and they offer to oblige themselves to pay him 20 £. Sterling yearly, on Condition that the Society will vouchsafe to appoint a worthy Missionary to St. John’s Church in Stanford.”   An abstract of Proceedings of the Society, p. 54.
  28. Lobozza, Carl. The changing face of Stamford, Connecticut. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Historical Society, Inc.; 1979; 80 pp., paper covers, illus., map, 27 cm. 
Notes: Title on cover reads: “The Changing Face of / Stamford, Connecticut /     / By Carl Lobozza / Stamford Historical Society, Inc.” 
Printed in an edition of 6,000 copies. Imprint at bottom of p. 1 reads: Prepared by Greylock Publishers, 13 Spring St., Stamford, Ct. 06901.                                                                                                    Location: Ct, CtB, CtHi, CtNbC, CtNc, CtNowa, CtS, CtSHi, Infw.           Kemp (p. 631).     Parks (No. 8579).
Abstract: Parks (No. 8579) states, “Photographs and captions, with historical introduction.”         “With sincere esteem, dedicated to Sara Mead Webb.”                                                   “In the recording of history, the camera is a unique instrument, capable of capturing a fleeting glimpse of time and preserving it for posterity. A photograph may not be worth a thousand words, but it can provide, at a glance, the main impression while a concise commentary may bring the reader’s attention to its high points. This is a book of pictures, which acts upon that assumption. By using available old photographs and corresponding contemporary scenes, I have attempted to depict the changing face of Stamford in a sequential format.” Carl Lobozza, p. 1.
  29. Lobozza, Carl. Stamford, Connecticut – Journey through time. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Historical Society, Inc.; 1971; 80 pp., paper covers, illus., index, 28 cm. 
Notes: Title on cover reads: “STAMFORD CONNECTICUT /     / Journey Through Time /     / By Carl Lobozza, Historian / Stamford Historical Society, Inc.”
Location: Ct, CtB, CtBSH, CtFaU, CtGre, CtNbC, CtNc, CtS, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtU, NN, OC, WHi.     Kemp (p. 631).     Parks (No. 8580).
Abstract: “With the photographic material at hand, I have set forth some of the more interesting features of the 1875 – 1925 period, a brief nostalgic view of the years following to the present time, and a glimpse into what Stamford will be like in the near future on completion of the present Urban Renewal Program. Photographs have a unique descriptive force – unattainable by the printed word. The pictures herein offered are intended to convey the main impression, with concise captions, unencumbered by superfluous text.”   Carl Lobozza, p. 1.
  30. Lobozza, Carl. Stamford, Connecticut – Pictures from the past. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Historical Society, Inc.; 1970; 80 pp., paper covers, illus., map, index, 28 cm. 
Notes: Title on cover, reads: “STAMFORD CONNECTICUT /     / Pictures From The Past /     / By Carl Lobozza, Historian / Stamford Historical Society, Inc.” 
Imprint on inside of back paper cover reads: Composition & Design by The Stamford Weekly Mail and Shopper.                                                                   Location: Ct, CtB, CtBSH, CtFaU, CtGre, CtMil, CtNbC, CtNc, CtS, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtU, NN, OC, WHi.     Kemp (p. 631).   Parks (No. 8581).
Abstract: “In this book, an account of the development of Stamford is followed from as far back as photographic records are available. The text is necessarily limited to a descriptive commentary relative to the photographs we have to offer. The purpose of this book is twofold. To those who are interested in local history, may it sharpen that interest and increase their knowledge. Much more important, to those who have not yet been introduced to the living history of Stamford, may it kindle a lasting interest.” Carl Lobozza, p. 1.
  31. Lockard, Duane. New England state politics. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press; 1959; xi, 348 pp., maps, charts, footnotes, index, d.w., 25 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “NEW ENGLAND / STATE / POLITICS / [printers’ ornament] / BY DUANE LOCKARD / [printers’ ornament] /     / PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY / PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS / 1959″
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 236-237, 239, 242, 253-255, 284. 
Location: Ct, CtB, CtBris, CtDabN, CtEhar, CtFaU, CtH, CtHT, CtManc, CtNbC, CtNhH, CtS, CtSU, CtStr, CtU, CtWB, CtWhar, CtWillE, CtWtp, CtY, DLC, MH, NN, NNC. 
This book’s Connecticut section includes insight into the shifting makeup of Fairfield County’s population, particularly the rise of suburban commuters and the decline of agriculture. 
Page 237 describes the auction of James H. Finch’s ninety acre dairy farm; located near the Merritt Parkway in Stamford, Connecticut, citing the New York Times (Aug. 10, 1957).
  32. Lockwood, Charles. “Stamford reinvents its downtown: how a once ailing, nine-to-five Connecticut edge city is turning itself into a vital, 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week regional hub.” Urban Land. 1997 Oct; Vol. 56 (No. 10) pp. 104-108, 124; ISSN: 0042-0891.
Notes: Published by ULI-the Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C.
Location: ArU, AzTeS, CtY, DLC, In, InLP, MB, MH, MnU, PPiC, TxU, ViU, VtU.
”Charles Lockwood is the author of seven books about American cities and architecture.”
Abstract: “Stamford’s Advantages

Although Stamford went through some tough years in the early 1990’s, it retained some key assets. One of the city’s greatest (and most enduring) advantages is its location. The downtown sits alongside Interstate 95, which connects Boston and New York. Downtown’s Metro-North/Amtrak railroad station offers frequent 45-minute express train service to midtown Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal. Stamford is close to attractive executive housing in surrounding Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Westchester County, New York, and the city itself has many attractive neighborhoods.

’Stamford also benefited from a savvy city government that understood that a downtown’s prosperity requires constant vigilance,’ adds Mustafa K. Abadan, a partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), the architectural and engineering firm that designed the new Swiss Bank Center I and the nearby Metro Center. ‘To support future development when the economy and real estate markets improved, the city carried out carefully targeted infrastructure projects during the slump to make the downtown more attractive for people and business. Those decisions, made during the difficult down times, are yielding huge dividends now that development is resuming.’

A key component in preparing for the downtown’s new future has been the city’s office of economic development, which has carried out 45 retention and recruitment projects totaling more than 6,000 jobs. And the Stamford Downtown Special Services District, notes its executive director Sandy Goldstein, has been an important player in Stamford’s revitalization by actively pursuing a threefold mission: to create a strong retail recruitment and retention program to attract consumers and pedestrians; to implement a cohesive downtown economic development program and to enhance city services, including security, streetscaping, lighting, parking, cleaning, design, and signage.

 Reinventing Stamford

The current downtown development boom is a far cry from the unplanned, free-for-all building spree of the 1970s and 1980s that littered downtown Stamford with isolated, bunker-like office complexes sitting atop multistory parking garages.

Stamford’s design and approvals process for major projects – plus its proposed new master plan and zoning regulations – is reinvigorating the downtown through measures such as locating new buildings along wide, landscaped sidewalks, rather than setting them back 20 to 30 feet from the street behind little-used plazas and lawns. Ground-floor space will be devoted to shops and other public uses, rather than intimidating blank walls and garage entrances. New downtown development also is being guided into existing empty sites and parking lots that now are lifeless voids in the downtown fabric. In particular, the city wants to connect its traditional four-square-block downtown (bounded by Atlantic, Washington, Broad and Main Streets) with the Metro-North/Amtrak train station several blocks away.”     Charles Lockwood, pp. 106-107. (Copyright 1997 by the Urban Land Institute. Reproduced with permission.)
  33. Lockwood, Charles Davenport. The story of Stamford – Historical Address – On the occasion of the celebration of the 275th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Stamford, Connecticut – Delivered in the Stamford Theatre on June Eleventh, 1916. (Stamford, Connecticut); 1916; 29 pp., paper covers, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE STORY OF / STAMFORD /     / HISTORICAL ADDRESS / By Charles Davenport Lockwood / – / On the occasion of the celebration / of the 275th Anniversary of the / founding of the Town of Stamford, / Connecticut /     / Delivered in the / STAMFORD THEATRE / on June Eleventh, 1916″
The full text of this address was published in the Daily Advocate, June 12, 1916, p. 11.
Location: CtHi, CtS, CtSHi.           Parks (No. 8582).
Abstract: “This meeting today is particularly a Stamford congregation, and we are here primarily to congratulate ourselves over the proud history of our town, to pay a tribute to those who have labored in times past for the development of Stamford, and perhaps to consider whether we are in a proper way upholding and continuing the work so nobly instituted and carried on by those who are with us no longer, and whose monument is the town in which we dwell.   …..   Within the next twenty-five years many questions and reforms should receive the attention of our citizens. All admit that in our town and city governments with a duplicate set of officials we have a cumbersome, ineffective and expensive system of local government. …..   Who will change the system? If the partners in this municipal enterprise will live up to their obligations, improvements in all these directions will come – not in a day or a year, for it takes a generation for an innovation to become a custom, but this does not excuse us from making a beginning.” Charles Davenport Lockwood, pp. 3, 27-28.
  34. Lossing, Benson J. (Benson John). The pictorial field-book of the Revolution, or illustrations, by pen and pencil, of the history, biography, scenery, relics, and traditions of the war for independence / by Benson J. Lossing ; with eleven hundered [sic] engravings on wood, by Lossing and Barritt, chiefly from original sketches by the author. New York, (New York): Harper & Brothers; 1859; 2 vols., illus. b/w. (vol. 1, col.), ports., maps, index, 26 cm.                                                                                                                                                                     
Notes: Title page reads: “THE PICTORIAL / FIELD-BOOK / OF THE / REVOLUTION / or illustrations, by pen and pencil, of the history / biography, scenery, relics, and traditions of the war for independence. /       / by BENSON J. LOSSING /       / with eleven hundered engravings on wood by / LOSSING AND BARRITT / chiefly from original sketches by the / AUTHOR /       / New York: Harper & Bros., 1859″
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: Vol. 1, pp. 164-165, 402, 414-415: Vol. 2, p. 626-627.   
Harper & Brothers published an 1850, 1851-1852, 1855, 1859 and an 1860 edition. Three firms published reprints: Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, New York, 1969; Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont, 1972, with an introduction by Terence Barrow, ISBN: 0-8048-1046-X; Caratzas Brothers, New Rochelle, New York, 1976.   Therefore locations are in eight sections.
The following libraries own copies of the 1850 edition [originally issued in semi-monthly parts, beginning in 1850]: CtNhH, CtWilt, CtY, MH, MWA
The following libraries own copies of the 1851-1852 edition: Ct, CtHi, CtNb, CtY, DLC, MH, MWA.       Gephart (No. 5734). 
The following libraries own copies of the 1855 edition: Ct, CtNb, CtY, MH, MWA. 
The following libraries own copies of the 1859 edition: CtHi, CtNc, CtS, CtY, DLC, MH, MWA.
The following libraries own copies of the 1860 edition: Ct, CtFa, CtOl, CtSoP, CtWill, CtY, DLC, MH, MWA. 
The following libraries own copies of the 1969 reprint: DLC.       Gephart (No. 5734). 
The following libraries own copies of the 1972 reprint: CtDar, CtEhar, CtManc, CtNowi, DLC, MH.
The following libraries own copies of the 1976 reprint: CtAns, CtBran, CtEham, CtEly, CtHamd, CtNl, CtPut, CtSw, CtU, CtWhar.
Abstract: “Stretching away eastward beyond the Sound is Long Island, all clustered with historical associations. Almost every bay, creek, and inlet witnessed the whale-boat warfare while the British occupied the island. In its swamps and broad forests partisan scouts lurked and ambushed, and almost every fertile field was trodden by the depredator’s foot. Local historians have made the record in detail; we will only glance at two or three of the most important military operations there, in which Major Benjamin Tallmadge was the chief leader.

On the fifth of September, 1779, Major Tallmadge proceeded from Shippan Point, near Stamford, Connecticut, with one hundred and thirty of his light dragoons, dismounted, and at ten o’clock at night attacked five hundred Tory marauders, who were quite strongly entrenched upon Lloyd’s Neck, on Long Island. The surprise was complete, and before morning he landed upon the Connecticut shore with almost the whole garrison as prisoners. He did not lose a man.”   Benson J. Lossing, Vol. 2, p. 627.
  35. Lowth, Robert successively Bishop of St. David’s of Oxford and of London. A sermon [on Acts 2 : 39] 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, 177l. London: Printed by E. Owen and T. Harrison; 1771; 29, 60, [1] pp., paper covers, 22 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, 1771. / – / By the Right Reverend / ROBERT Lord Bishop of OXFORD. / – / / – / LONDON: / Printed by E. OWEN and T. HARRISON in / Warwick-Lane. / – / MDCCLXXI [1771].” 
Location: CtHT, CtSoP, CtY. 
Abstract: “Two letters have also been received from the Rev. Mr. Dibblee, Missionary at Stamford, Connecticut, in the first of which he observes, that the spiritual wants and desires of the people of New England are still great; and he earnestly wishes to see a mission established in the North precinct of the Oblong, where they have lately erected a church; but there is no minister within 40 miles; and he thinks there would be a great opening in that quarter. He occasionally officiates at Danbury. In the second letter he gives this account of his mission: That his parish continue in a good, peaceable, and incoraging state. That, he had baptized, in the last half year, 56. That, he had visited Danbury, and preached to a large, devout congregation: and at Hartford, 80 Miles distant, to a numerous and attentive audience, chiefly of Dissenters, and baptized 4 children at each place. The Clergy have ingaged to preach at Hartford by turns, but have particularly recommended them to the care of Mr. Peters of Hebron. He has officiated also at Sharon, and preached twice at the opening of a new church on the Oblong, and baptized 14 children.”   An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society, p. 21.
  36. Lutts, Ralph H. “Nature Fakers: Conflicting perspectives of nature.” Schultz, Robert C. Ecological Consciousness: Essays from the Earthday X Colloquium; University of Denver. Washington, D. C. University Press of America; 1981 xxi, 488 pp., 22 cm. ISBN: 0819114960
0819114979 (paperback).
Notes: Title page reads: “ECOLOGICAL CONSCIOUSNESS: /     / Essays from the Earthday X Colloquium / University of Denver, April 21-24, 1980 /     / Edited by / Robert C. Schultz / J. Donald Hughes /     / UNIVERSITY PRESS / of America™ [printers’ mark of the University Press of America] / Washington, D.C.”
For references to the “Nature Fakers” controversy and Dr. William J. Long of Stamford, Connecticut, see pp. 183-208.       
Location: DLC, MH.
Abstract: “The nature fakers controversy was fought over the question of how a literary naturalist can remain true to nature. There was also an underlying issue — what is the proper interpretation of the nature of animal mentality? [John] Burroughs considered animals to be a bundle of instincts that are activated by their environment. [Theodore] Roosevelt was much more flexible in his views, allowing the higher animals some ability to learn from experience. [William J.] Long on the other hand, believed that animals think much like humans, though on a lower level. Neither Burroughs nor Roosevelt agreed with Long’s view and they accused him of anthropomorphic fantasies.” Ralph H. Lutts, p. 199. (Copyright 1981 by the University Press of America. Reproduced with permission.)
  37. Lyman, Laura Baker. “Leaves from the diary of a young housekeeper: Prize essay by Mrs. Laura E. Lyman, Stamford, Ct.” Lyman, Joseph Bardwell. American Agriculturist. 1867 Feb; Vol. 26 February, pp. 65-66 / March, pp. 105-106 / April, pp. 145-146 / June, pp. 223-224 / July, pp. 259-260 / August, pp. 295-296 / September, pp. 331-332 / October, pp. 371-372 / November, pp. 413-414 / December, p. 454.
Notes: Published by Orange Judd & Company, New York, New York.                 
Location: CtSHi, CtU, MH.                                                                                              
Although a work of fiction I have included it in this bibliography because of its description of New England agriculture during the post-Civil War era. At the time this was written, the authors were residents of Stamford, Connecticut and had already composed a number of agricultural books as well as articles on this subject. In November 1866 Laura and Joseph Lyman wrote an essay on housekeeping and submitted it for publication, with the title “Diary of a Young Housewife.”

For additional information on Laura Baker Lyman and Joseph Bardwell Lyman, see: Lyman Family Papers, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. / 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), p., 461. / Richard B. Sewall, The Lyman Letters: New Light on Emily Dickinson and Her Family. (1965), p. 479. / Richard B. Sewall, Emily Dickinson., I, pp. 134-140; II, pp. 422-427. / Peter Gay, The Bourgeois Experience: Victoria To Freud – Education of the Senses. (1984), I, pp. 124-127, 148-149, 245-246, 334-335, 338, 437, 480.
Abstract: “A few days ago we came here to our new home, and, while Edward has driven over to the village with a load of wheat, I have been folding and stitching together some sheets of paper, on which I design to keep a record of my successes, perplexities and observations as a housekeeper. This idea was suggested by looking over Edward’s farm books with him last night, in which he has an admirably-kept journal of everything he has done, and everything he has learned since he purchased the farm three years ago.” Laura E. Lyman (Laura Baker Lyman and Joseph Bardwell Lyman), February, 1867, p. 65.

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