Stamford, Connecticut – A Bibliography – S

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  1. Sachner, Paul M. “Pillar to post.” Architectural Record. 1988 Jun; Vol. 176 pp. 122-127; ISSN: 0003-858X.
Notes: Published by McGraw-Hill Company, New York, New York.                   
Location: AAP, C, CL, CLSU, CoCC, CoD, CoU, CSf, CSmH, CtB, CtDab, CtNbC, CtGre, CtH, CtHT, CtMer, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNc, CtNh, CtNlC, CtU, CtWB, CtWtp, CtY, CU, DCU, DeWI, DLC, FTS, GA, GU, I, IaU, IC, ICN, IEN, InI, InU, IU, LU, MA, MB, MBAt, MCM, MH, MNE, MNS, MdBE, MdBG, MdBP, MeB, MeBa, Mi, MiD, MiDU, MiGr, MiU, MnCS, MnM, MnS, MsSJ, MnU, MoK, MoS, MoSW, MoU, MtBC, NbU, NBuG, NcD, 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.       White (p. 4).
Abstract: “Seven years ago the Pitney-Bowes corporation announced plans to consolidate 1,000 employees scattered among 19 facilities in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut, into a new world-headquarters building in the South End of Stamford, just a few blocks from the spot where the company was founded in 1920. By electing to reaffirm its ties to this modest residential and industrial district, the venerable manufacturer of postage meters, facsimile equipment, and other business machinery presented I. M. Pei & Partners with something of a contextual dilemma – how to insert nearly half a million square feet of office space and parking for 1,000 cars onto a 10.5-acre building site that lies between the heavily wooded knoll of Kosciuszko Park to the south and a dense working-class neighborhood of frame houses and low-rise factories, including Pitney-Bowes’s own main plant, to the north.”   Paul M. Sachner, p. 122.   (Reprinted with permission from Architectural Record, © 1988, The McGraw-Hill Companies.
  2. Sager, Ida May Davenport. Lights along the shore : some memories. Falconer, New York: Falconer Printing & Design Inc., 1974; [6], 439 pp., illus., port, photos, paper covers, 22 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “LIGHTS / ALONG THE SHORE / [printers’ ornament] / SOME MEMORIES / by / IDA MAY SAGER / Cattaraugus, New York / 1974 /       / Published by Falconer Printing & Design Inc., Falconer, New York 14733″
Location: CtSHi.
The author was born in Stamford, Connecticut and resided there for a number of years. Included in this autobiography are numerous details of her youth with activities such as sailing on Long Island Sound, attending the public schools and various functions at the First Methodist Church, ranging in time from the late nineteenth into the twentieth century. She relates being interviewed in July 1907 by Judge Charles D. Lockwood for a position as clerk-typist at the Stamford Court of Probate. Her work consisted of typing the official Court records directly into a bound volume utilizing a specially designed book typewriter.   Prior to this all Court proceedings had been entered by hand.
  3. Sale, Richard T. “Music man: under the direction of Laurence Gilgore, regional opera hits a high note.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Oct; Vol. 3 (No. 6) pp. 54-58, 60-64, 66-68; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Includes a question and answer interview with soprano Renee Fleming.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “[Connecticut Grand Opera & Orchestra’s] educational program in the Stamford schools has helped thousands of public high school students ‘live in opera,’ as Gilgore says: ‘We at CGO&O asked ourselves, ‘How does a regional opera company, an arts organization like ours, make itself indispensable in a community?’ The answer was to take opera singers and teaching artists into community schools and show them that opera isn’t intimidating. CGO&O’s principal association has been with city ninth-graders. According to Gilgore, almost every ninth-grader in Stamford has been to the opera. ‘There must be 53 languages that are spoken here, but it’s that very diversity that has helped define the character of our community,’ he says. And after all, that kind of lingual diversity can’t hurt young people in their appreciation of the polyglot art form that is opera.'”   Richard T. Sale, p. 57.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  4. Sausner, Rebecca. “Labor of love.” Living In Stamford. 2002 May; Vol. 4 (No. 3) pp. 44-48, 50-51; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “In its first year, Stamford Hospital’s new Mother and Baby Unit welcomed more than 2000 babies into the world, including Luke Tabor McGarrity and Shannon Elizabeth Lyons.
Named for donors C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham, the light and sunny 120,000-square-foot building is attached to the original Stamford Hospital building by corridors on four levels. The facility houses the Elizabeth Shelly Barker Critical Care Unit for adults with 14 private rooms, the Leslie and Roslyn Goldstein Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with 16 bassinets, and the Nick and Anita Mercede Mother and Baby Unit with 32 private rooms, 12 labor and delivery rooms, two operating rooms, conference rooms for prenatal and other educational programs, a prenatal testing facility and offices for a group of physicians who primarily consult and assist with high-risk pregnancies.”   Rebecca Sausner, p. 44, 46.   (Copyright 2002 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  5. — “Natural progression: Executive Director Sharon Blume has big plans for the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Oct; Vol. 3 (No. 6) pp. 34-44; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “When it opened in 1936, the Stamford Museum consisted of a handful of locally oriented natural science exhibits housed in three rented rooms in the Stamford Trust Company building on Main Street. It soon became apparent that the commercial building wasn’t adequate for hosting the hundreds of schoolchildren riding the elevator to the museum each day. So in 1945 the museum moved from Main Street to a carriage house in the newly created Courtland Park, according to a history of the institution penned by former public relations director Barbara Scribner.

It was here that the museum’s focus on farming, art and astronomy were established. The 8-acre park had plenty of room for a small barnyard. Art exhibits were housed indoors and a planetarium and weather station were built. But just as the museum was considering adding exhibit space to its eight room facility, the Connecticut Turnpike steamrolled its plans. The state claimed 6 of the museum’s 8 acres to build the road. 

While the museum was searching for a new location, [Henri] Bendel’s former estate, then owned by Alexander’s department store magnate George Farkas, became available. The High Ridge road property consisted of the manor house that Bendel had built in the 1930’s, the studio building and the gatehouse. By 1955, the 80-acre parcel was the new home of the Stamford Museum.
A series of gifts and land purchases in later years brought the museum to its present 118-acre size.”     Rebecca Sausner, pp. 40-41.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  6. — “Portrait: Brenden P. Leydon.” Living In Stamford. 2002 Jun-Jul; Vol. 4 (No. 4) pp. 34-37; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “If the path that led him to fame as the “Greenwich Beach lawyer” was somewhat coincidental, the road that led him to law school was no more direct. Leydon is the youngest of Barbara and Jack Leydon’s three sons. His dad, now retired, was long a teacher and administrator in the Stamford school system and his mom was a homemaker. Leydon is a proud product of the Stamford school system, having attended Davenport Elementary, Turn of River Middle School and Westhill High School, where he graduated in 1986.

After graduation from Westhill, Leydon headed for Tufts University in Medford Massachusetts, where he majored in economics. His academic performance was less than stellar. His older brother, John, who was attending Fordham University School of Law encouraged him to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). He scored well, but was worried that his undergraduate grades would hurt his chances of being accepted into a good law school. 

”I had had some attraction to the military all along, so I joined the National Guard,” he says. “I figured it would be good to have something between my college grades and my law school application.”

During his three years on active duty in the National Guard, Leydon completed basic training, forward observer school and officer candidate school. But during these years, the military was being scaled back and every specialized unit he applied to seemed to be going through cutbacks. Ultimately, he went on inactive status and was accepted to a handful of law schools.

He chose Rutgers because “that was sort of the best school I got into and it was close by. I knew all along I wanted to come back to Stamford, so I wanted to go somewhere relatively close.”   Rebecca Sausner, pp. 35-36.   (Copyright 2002 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  7. — “Sweet science: Caution and care keep local beekeepers in the honey.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Sep; Vol. 3 (No. 1 [i.e. 5]) pp. 72-76, 78, 80; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “Imagine the buzzing frenzy of a quarter-million stinger-studded bees making their home in your back yard this summer. Time to call an exterminator? Not if you’re North Stamford resident Michael Larned, an avid gardener and backyard beekeeper. For Larned the estimated 250,000 honeybees in his three beehives constitute a banner year, and could mean a 200-pound honey harvest by fall. It may take some time to convince the neighbors, but beekeeping isn’t the hazardous hobby one might expect. Though most non-beekeepers seem to have a stinging story of bad bee, wasp or yellow jacket behavior from childhood, most beekeepers don’t seem to have horror tales of their own to tell. In fact, the most difficult part of beekeeping has little to do with the threat of stings. It’s the combination of heavy lifting and the mysteries of bee biology that make the pastime challenging and strenuous. 

’What the beekeeper tries to bring to the puzzle of what the bees have been doing for millions of years is to have the population of the honeybee hive reach its peak at a time when the nectar flow is at its peak,’ Larned explains one recent morning, while standing on a terraced hill just behind hives that are abuzz with activity.
John Murphy, another North Stamford beekeeper, and self-proclaimed ‘back to the land’ kind of guy, interprets Plato’s prediction differently. For the printer for Pitney Bowes, the highlights of being a beekeeper are more about sweet food and good scenery. ‘You get to eat honey and pollen, you get to enjoy flowers and floral areas,’ says Murphy, whose two hives share a yard that also accommodates a coop with nine chickens, a cat, a rabbit, guinea pigs and assorted wild animals that roam the yard.
’In order to successfully work with bees, you have to be very much in control,’ Larned says. ‘Even though there’s this potential to get stung on the face, you can’t drop everything, you’re too involved. It forces you to relax and concentrate on what you’re doing.’

Some beekeepers claim this concentration allows them to tune into their bees, even think like a bee. Larned agrees: ‘If that’s becoming one with the bees, or identifying with them, then yeah, I think it helps.’

For Murphy, the hard work of beekeeping is worth it when he can sit in a lawn chair in the evening and watch his hive.

’I find it fascinating,’ he says. ‘I watch them come and go. This is my sanctuary, where I ponder the meaning and wonders of life.'”     Rebecca Sausner, pp. 72, 74, 78, 80.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  8. — “Trading spaces: Behind the scenes at 3 local financial trading floors.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Nov; Vol. 3 (No. 7) pp. 62-66, 68-69; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “The trading floor at UBS Warburgh, which most Stamfordites will eternally refer to as Swiss Bank, is a stunning architectural feat. Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the 67,000-square-foot trading floor is the largest in North America that isn’t supported by columns. Its unique design creates a huge arc of open space that is nearly twice the size of the 36,000 square feet of trading floor space at the New York Stock Exchange. And when an expansion project is completed next summer, UBS’ trading floor will be the largest unsupported trading floor in the world, at 103,000 square feet, says UBS spokesman Kris Kagel.

The best view of the floor comes from a catwalk that overlooks the arena from several stories up. Frequent viewers of CNBC and Bloomberg Television may recognize the scene as the backdrop to interviews with Maury Harris, UBS Warburg’s chief economist for the Americas. Underneath its vaulted 45-foot ceiling, some 800 people report to work each morning, many pouring off the trains from New York before 7 a.m.

On the floor, traders deal mainly in three types of products: equities (or stocks), currencies and bonds. In each of those categories are many subcategories, such as over-the-counter stocks and international stocks.

The mechanics of a trade are standard: a professional money manager, perhaps for a pension or mutual fund, calls a broker on the trading floor. The broker, an expert on that particular stock, bond or currency may offer advice or an opinion on buying or selling. Then the trade is executed. The money exchange to pay for the trade, or the proceeds from a sale, happen electronically later on.”   Rebecca Sausner, p. 66.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  9. Schaefer, Sara. “A world apart.” Living In Stamford. 2000 Feb-Mar; Vol. 2 (No. 1) pp. 24-30, 32; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.       Describes developments in Stamford’s housing market.
  10. Schoonhoven, J. J. “Basket-makers of the Connecticut hills.” Guide To Nature. 1914 Apr; Vol. 6 (No. 12) pp. 347-352.
Notes: I believe the photographs in this article depict the basket makers who resided in the area between Stamford and New Canaan, Connecticut known as Dantown. R. M.
Published by The Agassiz Association, Sound Beach, Connecticut. Includes photographs of basket makers working at their craft.
Location: Ct, CtHT, CtNbC, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, DLC. 
Abstract: With the whir and rush of modern machine industry in our ears and with the leisurely and costly handcrafts in the mind, to come face to face with the survival of handwork pursued in the old-time manner, not for ornament, fad or fashion, but for utility and for a livelihood, is interesting and almost startling. Where the beautiful hills of Westchester join the rolling fields of Connecticut, within a radius of four or five miles, live a happy, industrious folk whose chief support is basket making carried on as a primitive, home factory business that to the modern minded person is an anachronism, a reversion to the day of the spinning wheel and loom. Here, amid the cool distances of blue hills, in view of deep, mist filled valleys, dwell the sober, industrious basket makers of Connecticut. Their homes are their factories; with hammer and rule and shaving horse they slowly and carefully make the big, strong oyster baskets for the Long Island market. They are aged men, as a rule, picturesque, dignified, patriarchal types, quietly working at an ancestral trade, with little use for modern inventions or the hurry of steam machines or electricity. Their sons are not learning their craft, but are for the most part gone to the city for “easier money”- hence, with the passing of these typical old New Englanders, the trade that has supported most of the families of the Connecticut hill country for the last forty years will cease to exist.”   J. J. Schoonhoven, pp. 347-348.
  11. Schultz, Ken R. “Master painter.” Westchester Life. 1952 Mar; Vol. 8 (No. 3) pp. 21, 30.
Notes: Published by Westchester Life, Inc., Rye, New York.                                         
Location: CtSHi.               Article on Delos Palmer. His studio was located at Roxbury Corner (corner of Roxbury and Long Ridge Roads), Stamford, Connecticut.
  12. Schuyler, Montgomery. “Work of William Appleton Potter.” Architectural Record. 1909 Sep; Vol. 26 (No. 3) pp. 176-196; ISSN: 0003-858X.
Notes: Published by Architectural Record Company, New York, New York.                                               
Location: AAP, C, CL, CLSU, CoCC, CoD, CoU, CSf, CSmH, CtB, CtH, CtHT, CtNh, CtNlC, CtU, CtWB, CtY, CU, DCU, DeWI, DLC, FTS, GA, GU, I, IaU, IC, ICN, IEN, InI, InU, IU, 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, OCI, OCIMA, OClW, ODa, OkS, OOxM, OT, OU, PP, PSt, PU, RP, ScU, TxArU, ViW. 
Abstract: “A parochial ‘plant,’ including rectory and parish house, with the church itself, a group to be done all at once and by the same hand, is one of the most alluring problems that can be submitted to the right designer. One of the ripest works of Mr. Potter was such a plant for St. John’s, (Episcopal Church) Stamford, Conn., and this is about the most successful example in the neighborhood of New York (Figs. 22, 23). It has, indeed, scarcely any rival in its own communion excepting St. John’s, Yonkers, New York. …….   In the group of St. John’s, Stamford, it will be seen that dignity is quite compatible with animation and picturesque ness. In the church, which is designed on quite conventional lines, there has evidently, nevertheless, gone much of individual thought and feeling to the designing (Fig. 24). Here, is to be sure, the provisional finish, if, indeed, it be provisional, which we were just now praising in the tower of the Lutheran church is lacking. The building, as one may say, advertises the necessity of the spire to its completion, and one perceives the necessity, not only to the church, but to the balance and completeness of the group. The interior, equally free from freakishness and from purism, is one of the most seemly and dignified of the suburban parish churches of the communion to which it belongs (Fig. 25). That is high praise, considering the lead which, ever since the beginning of the Gothic revival, the Episcopal church has taken and held in ecclesiastical architecture.” Montgomery Schuyler, p. 196.
  13. Scofield, Edward C. “Story of The Cove.” Stamford Historian. (1957); Vol. 1 (No. 2) pp. 147-151.
Notes: Published by The Stamford Historical Society, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut.         
Location: Ct, CtS, CtSHi.             Kemp (p. 632).       Parks (No. 8599).
Abstract: “Cove Island has long been a fascinating place. In its history it has run the gamut from rural to urban to industrial and now is returning to an almost natural state, with embellishments, as a new City park and beach. As such it will serve many more Stamfordites than it ever before served.” Editor’s note, p. 147.             “In its final stage The Cove is a public park. Those who love it know that change is inevitable. But we hope for the sake of future generations of girls and boys, The Cove is not shorn of its charm.” Edward C. Scofield, p. 151.
  14. Scofield, Hannah. Memoirs of Miss Hannah Scofield, of Stamford. New Haven, (Connecticut): Printed by Nathan Whiting; 1820; 123 pp., 19 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “MEMOIRS / OF / MISS HANNAH SCOFIELD, / OF / STAMFORD. /     / [printers’ ornament] /     / NEW – HAVEN: / PRINTED BY NATHAN WHITING./ – / 1820.”              Author was born on 24 July 1795 and died on 22 January 1820; see pp. 5, 10, 55, 112.                                                                                                                           Location: Ct, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, MiD-B, MWA, NCH.         Shoemaker – 1820 (No. 3125).           For additional information on pious memoirs written by Christian women, see: Joanna Bowen Gillespie, “‘The Clear Leadings of Providence’: The Problems of Self-Realization For Women In The Early Nineteenth Century,” Journal of The Early Republic, Summer 1985, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 197-221.     ISSN: 0275-1275. 
Abstract: “In the following pages, Miss Scofield will appear her own Biographer. The Memoirs are taken exclusively from her own writings, excepting the account of her sickness and death, which is from the hand of her sister. The compiler has done nothing more than abridge, and make some slight corrections; but no alteration has been made in the sentiments, as expressed by herself. Without an abridgement, the volume would have been too large; and it will not be thought strange, if some corrections were necessary in writings, penned from day to day, amidst various avocations, and frequently, as seems, under great mental depression; and especially, as they were originally intended to meet only her own eye. It is believed she had not the most distant idea they would ever be published; while she wrote as occasions and circumstances dictated, merely to record her experience of divine goodness, her convictions of personal unworthiness, and to state her feelings and exercised, as they existed for the time being. These writings had been carefully concealed, and were known, only by herself, to have an existence; till a few days before her death, she mentioned them to her sister, where they might be found. Several friends, who cherish, with peculiar fondness, the memory of the deceased, having examined detached parts of these memoirs, were desirous to see them in print. After it was determined to publish them, methods were adopted to obtain copies of many of her letters, which will be found interspersed, nearly in the order of time in which they were written.” Preface, p. 3.                       “I was born in the year 1795, was early by baptism, devoted to God, and instructed in my duty to him, by my dear Parents, who exhibited good examples before me. At the age of seven, I went with them to the house of God, and was ever taught to reverence the Holy Sabbath. At this early period of my life, they procured for me a Bible, and urged me, daily to peruse some parts of that sacred volume.   ….   North Stamford, May 30, 1817, 6 o’clock, P. M. My dear Sister: While I am engaged in writing to you, I indulge the hope, you are in the enjoyment of sweet Society, or preparing for the worship of God. My heart would exult at the thought of hearing our dear Pastor this evening; but feel contented with my situation; hope I enjoy the smiles of my Savior’s countenance; and were I exiled to the remotest part of the earth, if the Lord beamed his love on my soul, what could I want more? Have here many good books, and some profitable society. O that I may not be so cold and lifeless as I sometimes am, but ever remember the obligations lying upon me, to devote every faculty of my soul to the service of my great Benefactor.   ….   June 3d. Monday morning. Attended in the house of God yesterday; heard the Rev. Mr. B___ deliver two most excellent sermons. I enjoyed much of the afternoon sermon; felt some peace and comfort; thought it good for me to be there.   June 4th I have arisen this morning in perfect health. What cause for gratitude, to that protecting hand which guarded me through the silent watches of the night; and whose kindness and mercy are ever passing before me?   I ever remain your affectionate sister, H. S.” Hannah Scofield, pp. 5, 34-35.
  15. Scofield, Loomis. History of the Twenty-eighth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers. Fox, Michael. New Canaan, Connecticut: New Canaan Advertiser; 1915; 24 pp., paper covers, port., 23 cm. 
Includes “RECOLLECTIONS OF THE SIEGE OF PORT HUDSON, by MICHAEL FOX, of Co. H, Twenty-Eight Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, Port Chester, N. Y.” pp. 18-24.
Location: CtHi, CtNcHi, GEU, Mi, N, NjP, OC, OkU, PCarlMH, ScU. 
Abstract: “I was able to attend to my duties until the surrender of Port Hudson [Louisiana]. A few days after the surrender I was taken sick and carried to the hospital. There was some cotton put on the ground and bushes placed over our heads to protect us from the sun. One of our corporals – Corporal Platt from Long Ridge, Connecticut – lay by my side. When he died he was covered with vermin, as were Andrew and Stephen Waterbury, from Stamford, Connecticut. They had the measles. We all had to wait upon ourselves, which they did until they died from the want of care. I speak of these boys of our company to show you our camp conditions. Many others suffered the same. We had the same rations as the others had that were on duty, with the exception of some wheat gruel we had occasionally, which was full of worms and maggots. We had the same water to drink as I have referred to before. I lay there on the ground for two weeks. Andrew and Stephen Waterbury died in this same condition. Their mother met our companies (Co’s A and B) when we arrived at the Stamford, Connecticut railroad station on our return from the war, expecting to see her boys. We had to tell her the said news that they had passed away before we left Port Hudson. She was a widow and it certainly was very sad for her. She was one out of thousands that lost their boys, fighting for their country.                                                                           ………………………………………………………………………….
We were transported to Cairo on freight cars, and were received very kindly by the people in the different cities that we came through. Tables were set in the large stations, with everything we wanted to eat and drink. Not being used to such fare the boys ate too much. Several died on our way home. We came through in freight cars, which made it very hard for us. We were two weeks getting home. On the 28th of August we were mustered out of the service. We enlisted for nine months and remained in the service one year. We were considered the hardest looking regiment that ever came into Connecticut, as we had been two months without a change of clothing, covered with vermin, beards grown, our hair long. My father did not know me at first when he met us at the train in Stamford. We had been exposed to the extremely hot sun and chilly nights, no tents for two months, and the worst kind of food and water man ever ate or drank.

The citizens of Stamford had a reception for us on our arrival and received us with great honor. The places of business were closed – flags flying, cannon saluting, and a fine dinner prepared for us in the Town Hall. Two hundred comrades went from Stamford in the Twenty-Eighth Regiment-Co.’s A and B. Many of this number were killed in battle or died through sickness. There were so many sick when we arrived in Stamford that few were able to fall in line and march to the hall. Many of the citizens were happy, others feeling sad. Their loved ones were dead on the battlefield in the southland.

Such is war. I hope there will not be any more wars.”     Loomis Scofield, pp. 16-18.                                                                               ………………………………………………………………………….
”Our troops suffered in the war with Spain. War necessarily means suffering, privation and death, but their suffering and discomforts were nothing as compared with the horrors of Port Hudson, [Louisiana] and this was only one of the dreadful experiences during the Civil War. Remember, we lay in the rifle pits forty-five days, almost as long as the duration of the war with Spain. 

Comrades, I have met old veterans who belonged to the Nineteenth Army Corps, and who afterwards did service elsewhere. I asked them where they had the toughest experience, and they all replied: “At the siege of Port Hudson.” ”     Michael Fox, pp. 23-24.
  16. Scofield, Walter Keeler. “On blockade duty in Florida waters: excerpts from a Union naval officer’s diary.” William J. Schellings, editor. Tequesta : The Journal of the Historical Association of Southern Florida. 1955 No. 15 pp. 55-72; ISSN: 0363-3705.
Notes: Published by the Historical Association of Southern Florida and the University of Miami, Miami, Florida. 
Location: CLU, CoFS, CSmH, CSt, CtSHi, CtY, DLC, DSI, FBo, FFm, FMU, FTaSU, FTS, FU, GEU, GU, I, IaU, ICarbS, ICN, In, Infw, InU, IU, KU, KyU, LU, MChB, MH, MiEM, MiU, MnHi, MNS, MoSW, MWalB, N, NbU, NcD, NcU, NHi, NIC, NjP, NN, NNC, NNM, PU, RPB, TU, TxHR, TxU, UU, ViU, WaU, WHi, WMUW.   The original manuscript of Walter Keeler Scofield’s diary is in the library of Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. A typescript of the portions relating to Florida is in the library of the University of Miami, Miami, Florida.
Excerpts from the Civil War diary of Doctor Walter Keeler Scofield, kept from November 1861 to 1864 while serving as assistant surgeon aboard the United States Gunboat ‘Sagamore.’ During this time his ship participated in the blockade of the Florida coast. Doctor Scofield was a resident of Stamford, Connecticut.
  17. Scott, Kenneth. Counterfeiting in colonial Connecticut. New York, New York: American Numismatic Society; 1957; 243 pp., map, 46 facsims., bibliographical footnotes, indexes, paper covers, 23 cm. (Numismatic notes and monographs; no. 140). 
Notes: Title page reads: “Counterfeiting / in Colonial Connecticut / BY / KENNETH SCOTT / [cut of the American Numismatic Society’s insignia] / THE AMERICAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY / NEW YORK / 1957″
Location: AzTeS, C, CoDU, CoU, CST, Ct, CtMW, CtS, CtY, CU-S, DGU, DLC, DSI, FTaSU, IaU, ICU, IEN, InNd, KU, KyU, Me, MH, MiD, MiEM, MiU, MnM, MnU, MoU, MWA, MWalB, NbU, NBuU, NIC, NjP, NNC, NNMM, NNU, NcD, NSyU, OAkU, OCU, OkU, OU, PBm, PPi, PPT, RPB, TxCM, TxHR, TxU, ViW, VtU, WaU, WHi.       Collier (p. 62).       Parks (No. 1517).
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 106-107, 113, 184-185.
Includes excerpts from The Boston Weekly News-Letter of August 30, 1753, which contains an account of a person by the name of John Campbell, who was arrested and committed to jail in Stamford, Connecticut on suspicion of burglary and being in possession of counterfeit money. He was subsequently tried, convicted and sentenced before the Superior Court at Fairfield for having counterfeited “milled dollars and half and quarter dollars” at Stamford.
  18. Scovil, Charles E. “Short history of Stamford Observatory.” Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers. 1996; Vol. 24 (No. 1) pp. 59-63; ISSN: 0271-9053.
Notes: Published by the American Association of Variable Star Observers, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Location: AzTeS, CLU, CSdS, CSfSt, CtMW, CtS, CtY, CU-S, DLC, FU, ICU, IEN, InU, LU, MH, MiU, MWelC, N, NcRS, NcU, NhD, NjP, NN, NNC, NRU, NTR, OU, ScCleU, TxU, WaU, WOshU.
Abstract: “The Stamford Museum, which is the site of the Stamford Observatory, was founded in 1936. Almost immediately astronomy became one of its interests. An astronomy club was formed, and a Spitz model ‘A’ planetarium instrument was installed. The planetarium dome was made by members, using wood slats for the frame and cardboard as the projection surface. This was the first small planetarium between New York and Boston. Astronomy classes were taught, and a 6-inch reflector was acquired. Member Robert Cox (who later wrote for Sky & Telescope) built and donated a 10-inch reflector which is still in use. It was first used on December 7, 1941, on the steps of City Hall, where, in spite of the presence of the Mayor and Museum dignitaries, they were accused of signaling the Japanese!

In 1945, the Museum moved from its few rented rooms in a downtown location to a nice building on the east edge of town. There it grew to include more astronomy, more exhibits, and a small petting zoo. With the construction of the Connecticut Thruway, the Museum was forced to move again when a fair-sized chunk of its land was acquired for the right-of-way. A 110+ acre tract with a mansion on it became available, and the Museum moved to its present location ľ mile north of Route 15 (the Merritt Parkway).

In the upset of the impending move, the old astronomy club disbanded. It was succeeded by the newly-formed Fairfield County Astronomical Society (FCAS). The new group asked for a place on the Museum grounds to put up a small shed to house the 10-inch telescope. This request was readily granted, but it was stipulated that since the use of the land would be free, the club should hold public open house nights. That meant that the small shack had to be doubled in size, as restrooms would be needed. Since plumbing would be available, the club wanted to install a darkroom for the inevitable astrophotos that would follow, and the building had tripled in size. It was realized that a classroom would be a big asset, so a roll-off-roof building was designed. At this point donors were found who were interested in the Museum and in astronomy. They were Frank and Helen Altschul, who agreed to donate $50,000 toward the construction of a proper observatory. Ownership of such a building would have to rest with the Museum.

The 10-inch telescope would be too small for the grandiose building envisioned, so the Astronomical Society was asked to supply a new telescope. Club member John Gregory, an optical engineer working for the Perkin-Elmer Corp., agreed to design the instrument. It was his idea to ask local industries to make and donate the parts. When Mr. Richard Perkin agreed to donate the optics, the project was off and running. Several dozen companies participated, making the needed parts on ‘down shop time’ when work on Cold War defense projects was finished. Again, ownership had to pass to the Museum so these companies could take tax deductions. It took about 5 years to get all the parts made, and at the last [       ] the Museum hired retired engineer Bill Blackwood to coordinate the efforts and the assembly of the telescope. First light was in May 1965, with formal dedication on June 13, 1965. Blackwood suffered from a wasting disease, and died a couple of years after the completion of the telescope. At his memorial service, his sister stated that his interest in the telescope project had extended his life at least two years. He left money to the Museum, part of which was used to purchase a new commercial dome to replace the home-made one built by the club, which was too heavy and was shaking the upper part of the building apart.”     Charles E. Scovil, pp. 59-61.                   (Copyright 1996 by the American Association of Variable Star Observers. Reproduced with permission.)
  19. Scoville, Samuel. 250th anniversary of the Congregational Church, December 22, 1885,   Historical address by Rev. Samuel Scoville, poem by Rev. John G. Davenport.   –   The address and poem, in full, as corrected and revised by the authors, together with a condensed report of all the proceedings, from the Stamford Advocate. Stamford, Connecticut; 1885; 23 pp., paper covers, 24 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “250TH ANNIVERSARY / OF THE / Congregational Church, / DECEMBER 22, 1885. / – / HISTORICAL ADDRESS, / BY REV. SAMUEL SCOVILLE. / – / POEM, / BY REV. JOHN G. DAVENPORT. / – / THE ADDRESS AND POEM, IN FULL, AS CORRECTED AND / REVISED BY THE AUTHORS, TOGETHER WITH A / CONDENSED REPORT OF ALL THE PRO- / CEEDINGS, FROM THE STAMFORD / ADVOCATE. / – / STAMFORD, CONN.: / 1885.”         Poem titled 1635 – Stamford, December 22 – 1885 by John G. Davenport on pp. 18-21.                                                                                                                          Location: Ct, CtNhHi, CtY, NHi, NN, RPB.         Wegelin (p. 29).       Parks (No. 8609).
Abstract: “The departures from her (The Congregational Church) which began in the last century have continued, and a separation that hurt her more than any that preceded took place when, in 1853, twenty-six members took letters to form the Presbyterian church in Stamford, and again, when, in 1863, eleven took letters to form the Presbyterian church in Darien. The invasion of her territory and the separation of her members has gone on for two hundred years. It has always been painful. She has always resisted and lamented, but look at the result. See what God hath wrought. The territory which was once hers is now occupied by more than twenty-five churches of evangelical faith of various methods of administration, giving different emphasis to the matters of our common heritage, but recognizing one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and together better meeting and satisfying the want, and doing more work than any single church, however powerful and excellent, could possible accomplish.   For more than a hundred years she supplied all the spiritual instruction and all the ordinances of the gospel that was given in this town, and still she stands. From her has come many of the influences and from her much of the material that has gone into the other churches and helped them to make them the strong and efficient churches that they are.”   Samuel Scoville, p. 17.
  20. Seabury, Samuel. Miles to go before I sleep – Samuel Seabury’s journal from 1791-1795. Hartford, Connecticut: Church Missions Publishing Company; 1982; (viii), 64 pp., paper covers, illus., map, notes, 23 cm. (Anne W. Rowthorn, editor). 
Notes: Title page reads: “MILES TO GO / BEFORE I SLEEP / Samuel Seabury’s Journal From 1791 – 1795 /     / Edited by: / Anne W. Rowthorn / Illustrated by: / Jane D. Hooker /     / CHURCH MISSIONS PUBLISHING COMPANY / HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT”            Imprint on reverse of title page reads: “Printed in the United States of America By The Brew Printing Company Stratford, Connecticut.”
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 34-35.
Location: CoDCB, CoDI, CtBran, CtHT, CtNh, CtSHi, CtY, DLC, ICNPT, KyLos, MB, MCE, NcD, NcU, NjPT, NNG, NRCR, TSewU, TxAuE, ViW, WNa.                                               For additional information on Samuel Seabury, see: Bruce E. Steiner, Samuel Seabury 1729-1796 – A Study in the High Church Tradition. (1972, c 1971).
Abstract: “The journal which follows is Samuel Seabury’s ‘Journal B’ and it covers the period from 1791-1795, the last years of the Bishop’s life. There were almost certainly other journals but ‘Journal B’ is the only one to have survived into the present. ……   The energy and determination required of the Anglican Church in America, thrown completely on its own following the Revolution, is no where illustrated more forcefully than in Seabury’s own account of his last years, from 1791 to 1795. It is the record of his travels in Connecticut; his diary of Episcopal actions, of confirmations, of ordinations, of consecrations of new churches; his travels to Rhode Island and Massachusetts; journeys to conventions of Connecticut clergy; trips to New York and to the General Convention. This indeed is Seabury’s story. He tells it himself. It does not answer the question – who was Samuel Seabury? Rather it addresses the more important question, and finally the only one that really matters: who did Samuel Seabury become?” Anne W. Rowthorn, pp. (vii), 5.

”September 27th (1792): proceeded to Rye, to the lodging of the Rev. Mr. Foote at Mrs. Hunt’s, eight miles. The next day Mr. Foote accompanied me to Mr. D. Bush’s at Horseneck, eight miles. (On the) 29th, preached at Horseneck and returned to Mr. Bush’s three miles. After dinner went with the Rev. Dr. Dibble to his house at Stamford, six miles. Sunday (the) 30th, preached at Stamford; morning (on) 1 John 3:8; afternoon on 2 Peter 1:4. Congregation large; confirmed forty.   October 2nd; rode to Canaan, eight miles. Preached from 2 Corinthians 6:1; confirmed fifty-two. Lodged at Capt. Betts’. Here the Rev. Mr. Ogilvie of Norwalk met me and here I parted with good old Dr. Dibble who had accompanied me from Stamford.” Samuel Seabury, pp. 34-35.   (Copyright 1982 by Church Missions Publishing Company. Reproduced with permission.)
  21. Second Universalist Society. A story of one hundred years, 1841-1941: The Second Universalist Society of Stamford, Connecticut – In commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of its organization. Stamford, Connecticut; (1941); (20) pp., paper covers, illus., 27 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “A Story of / ONE HUNDRED YEARS / 1841 [cut “Sketched from specifications of the first Church, 1845″] 1941 / . . . / The Second Universalist Society of Stamford, Connecticut – / In commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of its / organization. / . . . / IN MEMORY OF – / John Clarence Lee; 1856 – 1940. Doctor of Philosophy, Doc- / tor of Sacred Theology, College President, Minister at / Stamford, 1932 – 1934.”             Imprint on last page reads: “Printed by printing apprentices at The Stamford State Trade School.”
Location: Ct, CtSHi.             Parks (No. 8618).
Abstract: “In the town of Stamford, Universalism began in the early 1830’s, when Fred A. Smith and George Lounsbury served as agents for the Christian Messenger. The Reverend L. F. Andrews preached in the Stamford Town House ‘at early candle light’ on the seventeenth of August, 1831. That same year, the Reverend T. J. Sawyer preached at the home of Aaron Dean of North Stamford.” Second Universalist Society, p. (2). (Copyright 1941 by the Second Universalist Society. Reproduced with permission.)
  22. Selsberg, Carol. “Discovering Stamford.” Connecticut. 1991 Jun; Vol. 54 (No. 6) pp. 92-101; ISSN: 0889-7670.
Notes: Illustration by Rodica Prato.       Published by Communications International, Bridgeport, Connecticut.                                                                                            Location: Ct, CtAns, CtB, CtBhl, CtBl, CtBran, CtChh, CtH, CtHT, CtManc, CtMer, CtMil, CtMy, CtNbC, CtNh, CtS, CtSU, CtWB, CtWilt, CtY.
The author conducts an overview to a portion of Stamford’s interesting characteristics.
  23. Seth, Mary. “Like a giant jewel: Faceted with structural glass, the unique church nearing completion in Stamford, Connecticut, will serve an adventurous congregation.” Presbyterian Life. 1957 Feb 16; Vol. 10 (No. 4) cover, pp. 17-22; ISSN: 0032-7557.
Notes: Published by Presbyterian Life, Inc., Dayton, Ohio. Issued by General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, 1948-June 15, 1958. [Union Theological Seminary catalog entry.] 
Location: MH-AH, NNUT, DLC.
  24. Shaff, Howard. Six wars at a time : the life and times of Gutzon Borglum, sculptor of Mount Rushmore. Shaff, Audrey Karl. Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Darien, Connecticut: The Center for Western Studies, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota – In cooperation with Permelia Publishing, Darien, Connecticut; 1985; xv, 379 pp., illus., table of contents, notes, index, 24 cm. ISBN: 0-931170-27-3 Hardcover / 0-931170-26-5 Paper.
Notes: Title page reads: “Six Wars At a Time / The Life and Times of Gutzon Borglum / Sculptor of Mount Rushmore /     / by / Howard Shaff and / Audry Karl Shaff /     / with a Foreword by / Mary Ellis Borglum Vhay /     / Published by / The Center for Western Studies / Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota /     / In cooperation with / Permelia Publishing / Darien, Connecticut / 1985″
Location: CtB, CtDar, CtNowa, CtS, CtSHi, CtSi, CtWal, CtWilt, CtWtp, CtU, CtY, DLC.                   For additional information on Gutzon Borglum, who was a resident of Stamford, Connecticut, see: Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement Three (1941-1945), pp. 87-90.
  25. Shattuck, C. P. “Garbage disposal by incineration in Stamford, Conn.” American City. 1927 Feb; Vol. 36 (No. 2) pp. 182-184; ISSN: 0002-7936.
Notes: Published by Buttenheim Publishing Corporation, [etc.], Pittsfield, Massachusetts, [etc.].
Location: CtY, DLC, MB, MH.             Harvey (p. 43).
At the time this article was written, Stamford’s system of garbage and trash collection was transitioning from horse drawn to motorized equipment. Both are described in detail as well as an account of the then current incinerator.
  26. Shaw, Robert. “Excerpts from “Journal of a Visit to Connecticut by Mr. & Mrs. William Lawton,” Aug. 16-20, 1824.” New England Ancestors. 2009 Winter; Vol. 10 (No. 1) pp. 50-52; ISSN: 1527-9405.
Notes: Published by New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
Location: Ct, CtFaHi, CtHT, CtNbC, CtNl, CtNowi, CtOl, CtM, CtS, CtSi, CtU, CtWhar, CtWillE, CtY, DLC, MB, MH, N. 
For biographical material on William Lawton, see memorial sketch in New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1881, Vol. 35, p. 286.
The original manuscript journal is in The New England Historic Genealogical Society’s library, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department; call number Mss A 2009. Guide to diaries in the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections [of the New England Historic Genealogical Society]. Boston, Massachusetts : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.
William Lawton and his wife arrived in Stamford, around noon, on Monday, August 16, 1824. They dined at one Mrs. Valentines and walked about the town. In this journal are notes regarding their observing preparations for the establishment of an iron rolling mill, which was to be powered by the river, over which they passed on a bridge upon coming into Stamford. Also, there are comments on an unenclosed early cemetery, right on the principal thoroughfare, with an additional street separating it. This, they noticed, left a large quantity of grave stones in both areas. One monument of good size bore the year 1697, indicating the point in time of death. They questioned the reasons for leaving this cemetery in such disarray, but felt that it offered a moral lesson.
  27. Sherwood, Herbert F. (Herbert Francis). The story of Stamford. New York, New York: States History Company; 1930; x, 379 pp., illus., ports., maps, appendices, bibliography, index, d.w., 21 cm. (Sectional History Series). 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE / STORY OF / STAMFORD / By / Herbert F. Sherwood, A. M. / President of Department of / Sociology, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and / Sciences; Trustee of Stamford Historical Society; / Author of Historical Works. /   –   / SECTIONAL HISTORY SERIES / – / [printers’ mark of The States History Company] /   – / THE STATES HISTORY COMPANY / 156 Fifth Avenue / New York City”
Location: Ct, CtB, CtDar, CtH, CtHi, CtNh, CtNm, CtS, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtStr, CtU, CtWhav, CtWill, CtY, DLC, MnHi, MWA, NHi, OClWHi, ViW.                 Kaminkow (p. 705).   Kemp (p. 632).   Parks (No. 8600).
In his introductory comments Sherwood recalls how this work was influenced by his years as a student at Stamford High School, and then at ‘The Stamford Advocate’ where he served as a member of the staff.
  28. Shippan Town Charter Committee. Shippan : who we are, where we are, what we want. Stamford, Connecticut: Shippan Town Charter Committee; 1927; 16 pp., paper covers, map, list of Committee, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “SHIPPAN / Who we are / Where we are / What we want/     / [printers’ ornament] /     / Issued by / SHIPPAN TOWN CHARTER COMMITTEE / 1927”             Imprint on p. 16 reads: “The Stillson Press, Incorporated, New York.” 
Location: Ct, CtS, CtSHi.               For additional information on the attempted secession of Shippan, see: Estelle F. Feinstein and Joyce S. Pendery, Stamford – An Illustrated History. (1984), p. 109.
Abstract: “Just as Bridgeport was created out of Fairfield and Stratford, Manchester out of a part of Hartford, Plainville out of a part of Farmington, Shippan wishes to become a town out of a part of Stamford. In area it is a small part. In population, it is not so small. In wealth and ability to govern itself, it is a veritable giant, with every promise of making future good reports of itself to the state. Our petition is before the General Assembly of 1927. We ask the frank consideration suggested by the foregoing brief outline of facts.” Shippan Town Charter Committee, p. 14.
  29. Silverman, Kenneth. Houdini! : the career of Ehrich Weiss : American self-liberator, Europe’s eclipsing sensation, world’s handcuff king & prison breaker: HarperCollins Publishers; (1996); xi, 465 pp., [64] pp. of plates, illus., bibliography, index, d.w., 25 cm.   ISBN: 0060169788.
Notes: Title page reads: “HOUDINI!!! / THE CAREER OF EHRICH WEISS / – / American Self-Liberator, Europe’s Eclipsing Sensation, / World’s Handcuff King & Prison Breaker- / Nothing on Earth Can Hold HOUDINI a Prisoner!!! /       / KENNETH SILVERMAN /       / [printers’ mark of HarperCollins Publishers] / HarperCollins Publishers”
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 108-109.   
Location: CtAv, CtB, CtBhl, CtBran, CtDar, CtDer, CtFa, CtGre, CtH, CtHamd, CtMer, CtMil, CtNc, CtNh, CtNhH, CtNm, CtNowa, CtNowi, CtOl, CtPlv, CtRk, CtS, CtShel, CtSi, CtStr, CtU, CtWal, CtWB, CtWhav, CtWtp, CtY, DLC, MB, MH.

The following book, published 1996, in a limited edition of 500 copies, contains all of Kenneth Silverman’s notes for his work “HOUDINI!!! 
Title page reads: “Notes to HOUDINI!!! /       / Kenneth Silverman /       / Published / by / [printers’ mark of Kaufman and Greenberg] / Richard / KAUFMAN / and / Alan GREENBERG”       For Silverman’s references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: p. 59., “Houdini’s announcements/ Farm: Stamford Daily Advocate, 12 Aug 1905, DMSB [Harry Houdini Scrapbook, 1900-1905, David Meyer Collection, Glenwood, Illinois], Fruit: HHD, Jul and Aug 1905 [Diaries of Harry Houdini, various dates (the owner wishes to remain anonymous)]. Boulders: San Francisco Bulletin, 31 Aug 1907, HHSB2 [Microfilm edition of the more than one hundred Harry Houdini Scrapbooks at the Library of Congress. Numbers refer to reels of microfilm (e.g., ‘HHSB3’ is the third reel of the edition.)]. Kenneth Silverman, pp. 8, 59. 
Location: InU, RPB.
For additional information on Harry Houdini, see: Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. 5, pp. 248-249. 
Abstract: “When Houdini came to America again the following summer, 1905, he planned to work for six weeks, return to Europe for a final tour, and then quit show business, ‘pleased to retire on what I have managed to collect.’ Instead he signed with Keith’s for an Orpheum tour, presumably at his asking price, and re-signed for another thirty-five weeks, so that he stayed three years, until the fall of 1908.

Houdini’s announcements of his imminent retirement would become frequent. Although never fully carried out, they expressed real longings to get off his high-pressure schedule and have time for himself. Well-heeled from victories abroad, he bought a seven-acre farm in Stamford, Connecticut. Once the property of a man fittingly named Triumphant Lockwood, it had substantial buildings, with fields, gardens, livestock, and an orchard locally celebrated for its cider. The site, called Web Hill, became known as Weiss Hill. Houdini spent the summer there with Bess before beginning his tour, picking fruit and berries, and relaxing – or trying to. He felled twenty trees to clear a road, he told a reporter, and moved some two- to three-hundred-pound boulders, unassisted, onto a wagon and carted them off.” Kenneth Silverman, pp. 108-109.   (Copyright 1996 by Kenneth Silverman. Reproduced with permission.)
  30. Smart, Sara Pyle. Foundation stones. n. p.: Privately printed by Jacksim Associates, Inc.; [ca. 1965]; 137 pp., [12] pp. of plates, illus., 22 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “Foundation / STONES / by SARA PYLE SMART / [cut of the Daycroft School’s seal] / Daycroft School /       / Drawings by the Author / Privately Printed by JACKSIM ASSOCIATES, INC.” 
Location: CtSHi, MB. 
The founding of Daycroft School and their acquisition of one half of an estate on Blatchley Road in Stamford. They moved there and began teaching for the 1935-1936 term.
  31. Smith, Cotton Mather. A sermon, delivered at Stamford, on the 13th of June, 1793, : at the ordination of the Rev. Daniel Smith, A.B. over the first church and congregation in that place. Danbury, Connecticut: Nathan Douglas, printer; 1793; 16 pp., paper covers, 21 cm. 
Location: CtHT, CtY, MnU, NNUT, ViU.             Evans (No. 26167).       Wegelin (p. 29).
Abstract: “1.   To him who is now about to be set apart to the work of the gospel ministry in this place.


The great master builder now invites you into his service, and you are this day to be consecrated as a workman in God’s spiritual house. The eyes of this Church and congregation, over whom you are to preside, are now fastened upon you. From the experience they have already had of your abilities, and the confidence they have entertained of your fidelity, their expectations are greatly raised. The important transactions of this day, will attract the notice of Angels; they are by no means idle spectators of the solemn scene. Indeed there is not an intelligent being in the universe, acquainted with the event, but what feels more or less interested in it. While angels are filled with rapture, and the hearts of good men dilated with joy, the prince of darkness frowns, and is concerting some hellish plot, to damp the joys of this day.   – Alas! how would the paths of Zion morn, and hell grow proud, should you disappoint the hopes and expectations of your friends! I have endeavored to point out to you some of the hardships you are to endure, the labours to be performed, and the obstacles which will probably be thrown in the way; so that your skill and fidelity, your patience and perseverance, will be demanded; and after all, you must depend upon the higher powers to whom you must have constant recourse by faith and prayer. I mention these things not to dishearten, but to warn you, that you may always be upon your guard, and prepared for the worst. 
Give thyself to reading, to study, mediation and prayer, converse with men and books; let your preaching be plain and practical; your exhortations warm and pathetic, and your examination close and critical. Sound the alarm to sinners in Zion, sap the foundation of the hypocrite’s hope, lead enquiring souls to Christ, and comfort those that mourn. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things; then thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and good doctrine. And when the chief shepherd shall appear, you shall receive a crown of life. Amen.

2.   I turn now to the Church and Congregation.


The lines have fallen to you in a pleasant place, the God of Providence has cast your lot, in an agreeable part of our country, a land of corn and plenty. How beautiful are thy tents, O Israel! – We would on this occasion, express our joy and satisfaction in the uncommon exertions you have made for the support of religion, and maintenance of gospel, rule and order. – The God of your fathers, has blessed you with wealth; he has done more, he has given you an heart to contribute generously in his cause. Under the influence of a liberal spirit, this stately building, the admiration of every beholder, has been erected and consecrated to the service of Almighty God. And now you are putting the finishing stroke to this good work, by your unanimity in calling and settling, as we trust, an able and faithful minister of the Gospel. Receive him therefore, in the Lord, with all gladness, and hold such in reputation. You are to receive him, as one of Christ’s ascension gifts, as an ambassador of the prince of peace. You have contributed so liberally for his support, and made such ample provision for an honorable maintenance, that he will be able to attend to your spiritual concerns, without being involved in the cares of this world. – In order then to his usefulness, as a minister of the blessed Jesus – be much in prayer for him, … .”     Cotton Mather Smith, pp. 12-13.
  32. Smith, Daniel. Believer’s rest : A sermon, delivered April 7, 1819, at the funeral of the Rev. Amzi Lewis, A. M., pastor of the church in North Stamford. Poughkeepsie, (New York): Printed by C. P. Barnum; 1819; 15 pp., paper covers, 21 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “BELIEVER’S REST: / A / SERMON, / Delivered April 7, 1819, at the Funeral / OF THE / Rev. AMZI LEWIS, A. M. / PASTOR OF THE CHURCH IN NORTH STAMFORD / – / BY DANIEL SMITH, A. M. / Pastor of the first Church in Stamford / – / POUGHKEEPSIE: / PRINTED BY C. P. BARNUM / 1819”       Half title page reads: “FUNERAL SERMON”
Location: CtSoP, MH-AH, PPPrHi.           Sabin (No. 82424).       Shaw & Shoemaker (No. 49430).       For additional references to Amzi Lewis, see: Dexter (Vol. 3, pp. 287-289); For Daniel Smith, see: Dexter (Vol. 4, pp. 731-732).           
Abstract: “A bereaved widow, a daughter and other near relations, an affectionate people, his brethren in the ministry, together with a large concourse of friends now present, mourn the death of the Rev. Amzi Lewis. A brief view of his character, will evince, that however affecting the bereavement, it is not without its consolations.

Mr. Lewis was on many accounts very honorably distinguished in life. He possessed a strong and discriminating mind; maintained a high standing as a man and a scholar among his co[n]temporaries in Yale College, where he graduated in 1768; and has uniformly through his ministerial life, maintained a high standing as a scholar and a theologian: but his most distinguishing excellence consisted in being an eminent christian, a laborious, faithful, and in a good degree successful minister of the gospel. All the treasures of his mind, both natural and acquired, were apparently devoted to the service of his divine Master, and the good of souls. In ministerial qualifications he had few equals – he was capable of detecting and exposing error; and was singularly happy in his method of illustrating and enforcing the most important and interesting truths of the christian system; he could prepare milk for babes, and strong meat for such as were able to bear it. With a coolness and self-possession that rarely forsook him, and a prudence almost unexampled among the sons of men, he was able to establish and support an uncontrolled influence over the minds of those with whose he was most conversant; an influence which, it is believed, he always endeavored to improve to the glory of God, and their own spiritual good. During a long life, he maintained, to human view, a conscience void of offence – was constant and laborious in the duties of a gospel minister, with very few interruptions from sickness, till within a few months of his death. The life of this great and good man, this venerable father in the ministry, was closed on Monday the fifth of the present month; and while his mortal remains are shrouded for the grave, his soul, we humbly trust, has entered into the joy of his Lord. Let the afflicted widow, the daughter and other relatives, bless God for this consolation, and remember that however severe their loss, and affecting their privation, the change has been immensely happy to their beloved friend. May God grant you all needed consolation under this bereavement, and grant you grace, that you may be followers of those who through faith and patience have inherited the promises, and that you may finally share in that rest which remains for the people of God.”     Daniel Smith, pp. 12-13.
  33. Smith, G. E. Kidder (George Everard Kidder). The architecture of the United States ; in association with the Museum of Modern Art, New York ; introduction by Albert Bush-Brown. Garden City, New York: Anchor Press / Doubleday; 1981; pp. 3 vols., illus., indexes, 24 cm. ISBN: 0385146728 (vol. 1).
Notes: Title page reads: “The Architecture / of the / United States / – / – / Volume 1 / NEW ENGLAND AND / THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES / – / G. E. Kidder Smith / Fellow, The American Institute of Architects / in association with / The Museum of Modern Art, New York / Introduction by Albert Bush-Brown /   / Anchor Press / Doubleday Garden City, New York / 1981″
For references to the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut, see: Vol. 1, pp. 54-55.
Location: ArU, AzFU, AzTeS, AzU, CL, CLS, CoCC, CoD, CoDU, CoU, CSf, CSS, CtAns, CtAv, CtB, CtBo, CtBran, CtBSH, CtDar, CtEhar, CtEly, CtFa, CtFar, CtFaU, CtGro, CtGu, CtHamd, CtHT, CtMW, CtNa, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNc, CtNhH, CtNowa, CtPlv, CtS, CtShel, CtSi, CtSthi, CtSw, CtU, CtWB, CtWhar, CtWtp, CtY, CU, CU-Riv, CU-SB, DCU, DHU, DLC, DSI, FMU, FTaSU, FU, GAT, GStG, GU, IaU, IC, ICarbS, ICU, IDeKN, IdPI, IEN, IHi, InI, InNd, INS, InTI, InU, IU, KU, KWiU, KyU, L, LU, MB, MBAt, MBU, MChB, Me, MeBa, MEM, MH, Mi, MiKW, MiU, MiYEM, MnM, MnManS, MnU, MoKU, MoS, MoU, MsHaU, MU, N, NBu, NbU, NbOU, NCaS, P, NcD, NcGU, NcU, NGvP, NHC, NhD, NIC, NjP, NjR, NmU, NN, NNC, NNL, NNU, NSsS, NSyU, NTR, NWM, OCl, OCU, OKentU, OkS, OkU, OMC, OO, OOxM, OrU, OTU, OU, PBL, PPi, PPiC, PPiU, PSt, SdU, TxArU, TxCM, TxDa, TxF, TxHR, TxHU, TxLT, TxU, TU, UkCU, UPB, UU, Vi, ViFGM, ViU, VtU, WaS, WaU, WMUW, WU. 
This entry explains some of the exterior and interior architectural features of the First Presbyterian Church. Also described is the symbolism depicted in glass and the effect of sunlight streaming through it.
  34. Smith, Herbert E. (Herbert Eugene). Report on the Stamford typhoid fever epidemic. (Hartford, Connecticut?): (Connecticut State Board of Health?); 1895; 19 pp., paper covers, map, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: –   / REPORT / ON THE / STAMFORD TYPHOID FEVER EPIDEMIC / BY PROF. HERBERT E. SMITH /   –              On page 1, Smith is listed as “CHEMIST OF THE BOARD”       Includes foldout map “City Of Stamford Conn. 1895, Drawn By W. B. Pierce, C. E., Gillespie Brothers Publishers” 35.5 x 39 cm.
Location: Ct, CtB, CtY-M, DNLM, MH, NN, PP.       For a review of this pamphlet, see: H. L. Russell, “Typhoid fever disseminated through the milk supply.” Science, New Series, Vol. 2, No. 47 (Nov. 22, 1895), pp. 682-683.
Abstract: “On Monday, April 22d (1895), information was received at the office of the Connecticut State Board of Health, from Dr. C. R. Hexamer, Health Officer of Stamford, that there had recently occurred a considerable outbreak of typhoid fever in that city. Prof. C. A. Lindsley, M. D., Secretary of the Board, at once visited Stamford, and finding a serious epidemic prevailing requested me to inquire into the facts and report to the Board. Accordingly I proceeded to Stamford Tuesday afternoon and put myself into communication with Health Officer Hexamer, from whom I learned what was then known of the outbreak.               
 The disease had been first diagnosed on the preceding Thursday and there had already been reported about eighty cases. There had been a meeting of the physicians of the city, at the office of the Health Officer on Sunday, to discuss the situation, and at this time it became apparent that a considerable number of the cases were customers of one milk dealer, H. B. As results of the meeting, the physicians agreed to inquire into the possible sources of infection in each of their cases, and the Health Officer, acting on the information in his possession, very properly directed the dealer to discontinue the sale of his milk, pending further inquiry.       …….     The real responsibility for such occurrences rests with the communities in which they occur. They may make it unlawful for anyone to engage in this business.” Herbert Eugene Smith, p. 1.
  35. Smith, John. “Sergeant John Smith’s Diary of 1776.” Louise Rau, editor. The Mississippi Valley Historical Review. 1933 Sep; Vol. 20 (No. 2) pp. 247-270; ISSN: 0161-391X.
Notes: Published by the Mississippi Valley Historical Organization
Location: AU, Ct, CtBSH, DLC, In, InU, MChB, MH, NcD, NcRS, OkU, ViBlbV, ViU, WaU.
Sergeant John Smith of Bristol, Rhode Island served in Captain Loring Peck’s company of Colonel Christopher Lippit’s regiment. In his journal, Smith records instances during the march from Rhode Island to New York in 1776, including a brief stop in Stamford, Connecticut.
  36. Smith, Scott L. “Hit parade: From beautiful balloons to celebrated citizens, what makes our city’s parade spectacular.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Nov; Vol. 3 (No. 7) pp. 42-53; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “Eight years ago, Stamford officials decided a parade of animals was a good way to help draw people to the downtown merchants. There were no balloons, no bands, no grand marshal. Just animals, the star attraction being a team of Clydesdale horses.

It was a block long the first year we did it, and we had animals,” the DSSD’S [Downtown Special Services District’s] [Sandy] Goldstein recalls. “We said, ‘If you blink your eyes, you will miss this parade.'”

About 500 people came that first year. The organizers added bands and floats in the next couple of years, and the audience figures crept upward. Not to the organizer’s satisfaction, however. They were still looking for a bigger lift. They found it in helium.

”We did research on what the public wants, and the one idea that kept popping up was balloons,” Goldstein says.

The idea soared with the public. Last year’s parade drew as many as 200,000 people, according to the DSSD. Other observers have set that number much lower, but still in the tens of thousands.”   Scott L. Smith, p. 48.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  37. — “Imagine Nation: How Stamford lost its chance to house the U. N. but gained the World Affairs Forum.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Apr; Vol. 3 (No. 2) pp. 65-68, 70-73; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “When Democratic Presidential candidate Al Gore chose Connecticut’s junior Senator Joseph Lieberman as his running mate last summer, Stamford felt a sudden power surge. With Stamford native son Lieberman in the White House, many imagined the city wielding a great degree of influence on national politics.

Big deal.

The White House loses some luster when you realize that Stamford was almost the capital of the world.

Back in 1946, Stamford, in partnership with several surrounding communities, topped the list of potential sites for the fledgling United Nations Organization. This did not sit well with many residents of Greenwich and North Stamford, who faced the possibility of losing their property or, at the very least, gaining an extremely visible neighbor. Protest groups sprung up, and a verbal border war broke out between Stamford and Greenwich. Still others rose up in support of bringing the world to Stamford.

The United Nations eventually dropped the ‘organization’ from its title and opted for New York City, and most of the local support and protest groups alike faded away. However, one of the support groups remains very much alive, its gaze still fixed firmly on world affairs.

Some might argue that Stamford’s World Affairs Forum has proven more effective than the organization it was formed to champion. Over the course of its lifetime, the forum has not only backed the United Nations’ mission, but also other issues of world concern, such as atomic energy and the United States’ role in the Cold War. It has brought some of the biggest names in world politics to Stamford and worked with some of the biggest names in the city. It has even had its policy proposals entered into the Congressional Record.”   Scott L. Smith, pp. 65-66.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  38. — “Walk in the parks.” Living In Stamford. 2002 Jun-Jul; Vol. 4 (No. 4) pp. 38-48; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “Stamford residents are certainly not lacking for options when it comes to their public parks.

”It all depends on what you want on a particular day,” says Ralph Tedesco, who heads up maintenance operations for the city’s parks. “If you want a lot of activity, I’d have to go with Scalzi Park. If you want peace and quiet, then I’d have to say Fort Stamford. If you’re looking to use the beach, West Beach is nice. Cove Island is beautiful.”

Tedesco’s list barely even qualifies as a Stamford sampler. There are 59 places in the city officially listed as parks or open spaces. They range from Mianus River Park & Glen’s sprawling wooded 185.5 acres in North Stamford to blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Rippowam Park in downtown Stamford – all of 0.2 acres. “It’s pretty much a traffic triangle, but it does get landscaped and it has a bench,” said Senior City Planner David Sulkis.

So, with all those options, Living in Stamford asked you, our readers, which parks are the best? We discovered that not only do the people of Stamford use their parks but they are passionate about them. Eighty percent of respondents said Stamford’s parks are as good or better than those in surrounding communities. However, for all the rave reviews of their favorite places, people also unleashed a torrent of unsolicited complaints and concerns.” 

Most survey complaints focused on maintenance, litter and, in some cases, crowding and safety. One underlying issue seems to be the root of these concerns: open space is fast becoming a precious commodity in Stamford. The city’s nearly 40 square miles are home to some 109,000 people.

”We’re in a city, which means we have a denser population than surrounding communities,” says Mayor Dannel Malloy. “And what that means is people don’t necessarily have their own open space, and so we have to provide it. And Stamford has great open space.”

Stamford boasts just over 1,200 acres of parkland and open spaces. That breaks down to approximately 91 people for every acre of parkland. Compare that with Greenwich, which has 1,500 acres for nearly 59,000 people, a ratio of just 39 people per acre. Or Darien, where the 19,000 citizens can enjoy some 250 acres of public spaces, a ratio of 76.1.

Stamford’s downtown and shoreline parks handle the most traffic. In our parks poll, 47 percent of the respondents cited Cove Island as the park they use most often. Cummings Park and West Beach combined for a distant second at 23 percent. Certainly, the beaches at Cove, Cummings and West Beach drive a large part of that traffic, especially in the summer. However, these parks also serve as the back yards for thousands of apartment or condo dwellers.”
Scott L. Smith, p. 39.   (Copyright 2002 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  39. — “Work hard – play hard: Stamford’s physically fit, and those who want to be, have plenty of options.” Living In Stamford. 1999 Winter; Vol. 1 (No. 3) pp. 44-46, 48, 51-53.; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “According to a poll in USA Today, six out of every 10 American adults say they are concerned about their physical fitness and are doing something about it. Twenty-five percent of the respondents said they do at least 20 minutes of daily aerobic exercise. Another 21 percent work out on their own fitness equipment, while 11 percent head for a gym or health club. And still another 14 percent take to the road for a run or jog.
Stamford residents looking to get fit can choose from yoga, rock climbing, ice skating or Spinning, in addition to the standard menu of aerobics classes, weightlifting equipment and swimming offered by most gyms – just to name a few options. 

The path you choose to take in your search for a healthier lifestyle may depend on how much you’re willing to spend. The city’s wide range of fitness options mean residents have the flexibility to choose from jogging on a $60 pair of running shoes all the way to hiring a personal trainer and a nutritional chef at $2,000 for three months.”   Scott L. Smith, p. 46.   (Copyright 1999 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  40. Smith, William Lockwood. Westward ho! : A narrative based upon episodes in the life of Hiram Smith Holly. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Dorrance & Company; 1950; 157 pp., illus., d.w., 20 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “WESTWARD HO! / A Narrative Based Upon Episodes / in the Life of / Hiram Smith Holly / By / WILLIAM LOCKWOOD SMITH / [cut of Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] / DORRANCE & COMPANY / PHILADELPHIA” 
 Location: CoD, CtMW, DLC, NPour.
Although a work of fiction, I have included it in this bibliography because of its description of both High Ridge, a place in Stamford, Connecticut and Pound Ridge, New York. R. M.
  41. Snead, Louise Willis. Silver and gold. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Trust Company; 1916; 58 pp., illus., map, bibliography, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “SILVER AND / GOLD /     / By / LOUISE WILLIS SNEAD / With Illustrations from the Author’s Sketch Book /     / STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT / ONE THOUSAND, NINE HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN”       Imprint on reverse of title includes the printers’ mark of The Gillespie Brothers, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: Ct, CtB, CtNhH, CtOg, CtS, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtY, DLC, MiU-C, ViU.       Kemp (p. 632).      Kaminkow (p. 706).     Parks (No. 8601).
Abstract: Parks (No. 8601) states, “Stamford history, including history of the Stamford Trust Co.”
  42. Social Reading Rooms. Catalogue and regulations of the library of the Social Reading Rooms, Stamford, Conn. – March 1876. Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania): James B. Chandler; 1876 Mar; iv, (5)-24 pp., paper covers, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “CATALOGUE / AND REGULATIONS OF THE / LIBRARY / OF THE / SOCIAL READING ROOMS, / STAMFORD, CONN. /     / [printers’ ornament] /     / MARCH, 1876.”       Imprint on reverse of title reads: “Philadelphia: James B. Chandler’s Steam Printing Establishment.”                                                                                                         Location: DLC.         Sabin (No. 90123).   Wegelin (pp. 22-23). 
There are actually 514 books listed in the catalogue, even though the last item is number 503. This is due to the fact that eleven books carry a duplicate number and are distinguished apart by prefixing one of them with the letter a. In addition, there is an unsigned and undated penned notation on p. 24 in the Library of Congress copy which states, “Some 40 volumes have been added since this catalogue was issued.”
  43. Social Work Council, Colored Problems Committee of the Stamford Community Chest Inc. A study of the need for social work among the colored people of Stamford, Connecticut. (Stamford, Connecticut): Stamford Community Chest, Inc. 1932 Jan; (37) leaves, paper covers, charts, 28 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “A STUDY OF THE NEED FOR SOCIAL WORK / AMONG THE COLORED PEOPLE / of / STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT /     / January, 1932 /     / By / COLORED PROBLEMS COMMITTEE / of the STAMFORD COUNCIL OF SOCIAL WORK /     / Thirty-five cents a copy”                       Printed on rag content paper. 
Location: CtS.
Abstract: “FOREWORD
This report on factors which affect Negro life in Stamford, is an attempt on the part of the Colored Problems Committee to present to the Stamford Council of Social Work and to local social agencies, a tangible picture of the outstanding community problems of the colored people of Stamford, and to suggest methods of overcoming conditions which give rise to these problems.

The Committee has made no attempt to prepare a complete technical and statistical study, but it has given particular attention to fact gathering and the presentation of these facts in a usable and interesting manner.

The Study would have been impossible had it not been for the liberal assistance given the Committee by local social agencies, the Stamford Woman’s Club and other civic organizations, members of local Negro churches, and the cooperation of municipal departments. To each individual and organization who has given time and interest, the Colored Problems Committee extends its sincere appreciation.”
  44. Social Work Council, Italian Study Committee of the Stamford Community Chest Inc. The Italian study, Stamford, Connecticut. (Stamford, Connecticut): Stamford Community Chest Inc.; 1932 Aug; 34 leaves, paper covers, 28 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE ITALIAN STUDY / Stamford               Connecticut /     / August 1932 /     / by / The Italian Study Committee / of the / Social Work Council / Stamford Community Chest /     / Fifty cents a copy”           Printed on rag content paper.
Location: CtS.
Abstract: “The purpose of the Italian Study, as sponsored by the Social Work Council of the Community Chest of Stamford was to determine the extent of the recreational, educational and cultural needs of the Italians of Stamford and how the Italian Institute can best meet these needs.
The Italian Study Committee, in considering their problem, felt it best to divide it into the two parts mentioned in the purpose; first, a study of the Italian Colony, its characteristics, needs and contribution to the community of Stamford, and second, a study of the extent and manner in which the Italian Institute is an aid to the Colony in community expression. That plan was adhered to in the actual fact-finding process and is evident in this presentation of findings.” ……. “No community can disregard a part of it with the assurance that the whole will not suffer. To ignore the needs of the Italian Colony and their struggle to meet them unaided, would not be in keeping with the fine spirit of social-mindedness so characteristic of Stamford citizens. The year of 1932 has been a most difficult one for the community and its social agencies, but it has always been the policy of the far-sighted to prepare and build for peace and prosperity in the time of war and depression./” Social Work Council, Italian Study Committee of the, Stamford Community Chest, Inc., pp. 2, 33.
  45. Spence, Hartzell. “Story of religions in America: The Presbyterians.” Look. 1959 Jun 9; Vol. 23 (No. 12) pp. 64-68, 70, 73-74; ISSN: 0024-6336.
Notes: Published by Cowles Magazines, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa.             Issued also as off prints.
Location: CtB, CtDabN, CtEhar, CtFa, CtH, CtManc, CtMer, CtNbC, CtNh, CtNowa, CtWillE, DLC.
Photographs on page 66 show the First Presbyterian Church, Stamford, Connecticut. Designed by architect Wallace K. Harrison, its doors were opened in 1958.
  46. Speranza, Carmine. Captain, he bought eggs: stories of a firefighter told to and photographed by Beth Reynolds. Reynolds, Beth; St. Petersburg, Florida: Photo-Documentary Press, Inc.; 2001; 89 pp., illus., 24 cm. ISBN: 0967328411.
Location: CtS, CtSHi.       For additional information on this book, see: The Advocate, September 23, 2002, p. A3.
Abstract: “It is no secret that I always wanted to be a firefighter. I have said on more than one occasion that it is the greatest job in the world. In my opinion, it can not be topped by any other profession.

Every time the bell hits, you never know what situation you’re rolling into. You are required to make decisions rapidly – decisions that can shape the outcome of somebody’s life or your own.

Just because you’re on an engine – whether the lights and sirens are on or off – the public responds to your presence. People look up to you, they respect your profession. 

People call us because they need our expertise immediately. They can’t wait hours for the services we provide. In most cases, we are not going to have them arrested. We are there to help and provide comfort. Saving a life is a wonderful feeling, but knowing you were able to contain a fire and save the family photos, diplomas, or that precious pet, is also a reason to be proud. The long hours of training always pay off. 

Fire fighting is a job in which working together as a team makes the outcome even better than doing it by yourself.”   Carmine Speranza, p. 84. (Copyright 2001 by Photo-Documentary Press, Inc. Reproduced with permission.)
  47. Spillane, Daniel. History of the American pianoforte; its technical development, and the trade. New York, New York: D. Spillane; 1890; xii, [13]-369 pp., [19] leaves of plates, ports., plans, 21 cm. 
For references to the Davenport and Treacy Company of Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 332-338.
An unabridged republication of the first edition was produced in 1969 by the Da Capo Press, New York.
The following libraries own copies of the 1890 edition: CtHT, CtY, DLCN, MBAt, MH, MWelC, NHemH, NjR, PSt.
The following libraries own copies of the 1969 reprint: CtH, CtNh, CtMW, CtNlC, CtU, DLC, MA, MAH, MB, MBU, MeB, MSat, MU, NGcA, NhD, NhKeK, NjMD, NN, NNC, NSyU, PBL, PMilS, PSt, VtMiM, VtU.
Abstract: “In 1873 a significant event in the personal and commercial history of Mr. [John] Davenport occurred. This was his first meeting with Mr. Daniel F. Treacy, his present partner. In this year the latter was engaged as superintendent of the foundry works controlled by Mr. Davenport, after a few moments’ conversation, during which both partners – between whom a steady and unbroken friendship has existed for seventeen years – met for the first time. Subsequently Mr. Treacy became an equal partner in the business, when the firm of Davenport & Treacy came into being.                                                                                                                                    
It is sixteen years ago since this firm began to make piano-plate castings for the late W. A. Conant. The latter took the plates unfinished to his shop, where he drilled and finished them, and supplied the trade. They held all Conant’s work and the trade of his successors until 1884, when they became direct caterers for the piano manufacturing houses. They were located at this period in Jersey City. In this year exactly two hundred and seventy-five plates were cast, refined, drilled, and finished in their shop.

They now settled down to make a specialty of piano-plates and hardware. With the excellent facilities at their disposal, assisted by their generous commercial enterprise and a solid backing of sound practical knowledge of all the requirements necessary to produce the finest grade of plates, to which sixteen years’ experience may be added, immediate success followed. Success is such a handy word, and so often used that it hardly expresses the situation in this case. The amount of success that has fallen to the lot of this enterprising house in six years may be easily estimated by the fact that from two hundred and seventy-five plates in 1884, their first year, they developed up a patronage so vast that in 1889, as their books indicate, they produced the enormous quantity of sixteen thousand plates, and a correspondingly large output of piano hardware.

Davenport & Treacy, finding their works in Jersey City inadequate for their growing business, in 1887 selected a site in Stamford, Conn., where they erected the present foundry works.”     Daniel Spillane, pp. 333-336.
  48. Squier, Bill. “New Old Town Hall.” Stamford Plus. 2006 Winter; Vol. 2 (No. 4) pp. 50-54.
Notes: Published by Canaiden LLC, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtS, CtSHi. 
Abstract: “Stamford’s Old Town Hall was built in 1905 after the city’s original town hall was destroyed in a fire. It was designed in the richly ornamented style known as beaux arts by Edgar Josselyn and Nathan Mellen. Beaux arts was a Parisian school of architecture at turn of the twentieth century and was favored by architects of large public buildings like the New York Public Library and Grand Central Terminal. Typical of the style was an abundance of neoclassical columns, balconies, and balustrades that were embellished with flourishes like garlands of flowers, shields, and the occasional statue.

’It’s an iconic building,’ Renee Kahn, founder and director of Stamford’s Historic Neighborhood Preservation Program, said of the OTH. ‘It’s not the world’s grandest example of the beaux arts style, but it’s the best we’ve got. Along with the Post Office and the old Advocate Building, there’s only a handful [of] architecturally significant structures left in town.’

Among the most impressive of the original features remaining in the Old Town Hall are its floor-to-ceiling windows, some are wide as five feet, and a grand divided staircase with wrought iron railings loomed over by a translucent ceiling made of Czechoslovakian glass. Massive Corinthian columns span the limestone facade that fronts the corner of Atlantic and Main Streets. Even part of the original clock tower is stored in pieces up in the attic.

When the Old Town Hall was completed late in 1906, it held Stamford’s government, courtrooms, a basement-level jail, storage for records dating back to the early 1800s, and a horse stable. For the next 57 years, the mayor and first selectmen had offices there and could be found engaged in lively debate in the chamber of the Common Council. Residents stopped by to register for the military service, renew passports, or listen to political candidates during torch-lit rallies on its front steps.

In 1947, the OTH even became a film set when director Elia Kazan shot scenes for the crime drama ‘Boomerang’ in the police station located on the building’s Bank Street side.

Then, in 1961, the city purchased 429 Atlantic Street from Hartford Electric Light Company to serve as offices for Stamford’s burgeoning government. Within two years, only the town clerk, probate court, and voter registration remained in the Old Town Hall. Fortunately, efforts had already begun to preserve the building, and by 1972, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

It was at that point that preservationists like Renee Kahn began to speak up. ‘It was one of the first things I got into,’ she recalled. ‘I went in to talk to the chief planner (of the city’s urban renewal project) and was told that the only thing that there might be some chance to save was the Old Town Hall. And that was only if we could find an alternative use for it.’

The local government was consolidated in the new Government Center at 888 Washington Boulevard in 1987, leaving a few lingering city services housed in the OTH. Finally, the last of them – the probate court – was moved from the building in the early 1990’s.”   Bill Squier, p. 51.     (Copyright 2006 by Canaiden LLC. Reproduced with permission.)
  49. St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church. Church of Saint Cecilia : Springdale, Connecticut; dedicated December 23, 1956; Reverend Myron V. Miller, Pastor. Stamford, Connecticut: St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church ; 1956; [ii], [25] pp., illus., ports., paper covers, 26 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “CHURCH OF SAINT CECILIA / SPRINGDALE, CONNECTICUT / DEDICATED DECEMBER 23, 1956 / REVEREND MYRON V. MILLER / Pastor / [architect’s rendering of the church].”       Title on cover reads: “DEDICATION / CHURCH OF SAINT CECILIA / [cut of statue of Saint Cecilia] / SPRINGDALE, CONNECTICUT / DECEMBER 23, 1956”       Imprint on back of last page reads: “Photography by WILLIAM N. O’BRIEN, SPRINGDALE, CONN. / Lucas [printers’ union mark] / Press”
Location: CtSHi. 
Abstract: “In one way, a history of this parish is a bit superfluous since the very events to be related here have been lived by many of our present day parishioners. For it was just about thirty years ago, on September 16, 1926, that the Reverend John A. Sullivan was appointed the first pastor of the newly established Saint Cecilia’s parish. The area had been previously under the care of Saint John’s Parish in Stamford. With the formal organization of the parish, Henry B. Schilling and Patrick H. Reedy were appointed as Trustees of the church. Mr. Schilling still retains this position in the parish and George J. Reedy has succeeded to his late father’s office. Call it foresight or what you will, but this decision on the part of the late Bishop Nilan was one which has profoundly influenced the life of Stamford. For with the erection of a new parish, there inevitably comes a spiritual reawakening that rebounds to the good of a community. Indeed, in those days our neighbors were most helpful. Just as an example, we recall that the Springdale Fire Department made its facilities available for the catechizing of the children of the parish. The first Mass said in the parish was celebrated at the Segal Lock Company’s discarded building, (now the property of Machlett Laboratories), on October 10, 1926. In such a friendly milieu the little parish started its growth.
The unique beauty of the new Saint Cecilia’s church stems from the wedding of the traditional with the modern. The simple, almost severe, lines of the old Lombard churches of northern Italy have been utilized with functional design born of American ingenuity. At the same time, one can reflect on the richness of the old world and appreciate the practicality typical of the new – as manifest in the structure itself.

Situated on a high point off Newfield Avenue, its aluminum cross and steeple are visible from many of the ridges in the northern section of Stamford. The front of the building is set back one hundred feet from the avenue, and is approached by spacious walks and drives.

The general plan of the church is cruciform. To bring the greater number of pews closer to the sanctuary, the transepts are made wider than the nave, thus reducing the length of the building without loss of seating capacity. This construction also increases the roof height over the transepts thereby creating a more pleasing silhouette of the exterior. The steeple rises from the ridge of the transept roof at the intersection of the nave roof.

A spacious portico, covered by four concentric, paneled, brick arches, leads to the three main entrance doorways. A marble statue of Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of the church, stands on a pedestal in front of a large stained glass window over the entrance doorways. The gabled front of the church is flanked by semicircular turrets; one of which houses the Baptistery, and the other, the stairs leading to the organ loft.”     St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, pp. [6], [14].
  50. St. John’s Episcopal Church. In memoriam : the Reverend William Tatlock, doctor of divinity, for thirty years rector of St. John’s Church, Stamford, Connecticut : 1866-1896. Coley, Edward Huntington. Stamford, Connecticut: Gillespie Brothers, Printers; 1896?; 75 pp., 1 port., paper covers, 21 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: ” – / In Memoriam. / – / The Reverend / William Tatlock, / Doctor of Divinity. / – / For Thirty Years Rector of St. John’s Church, / Stamford, Connecticut. / – / 1866-1896. / – ” 
Location: CtS.
This work contains sermons, addresses and remarks delivered in Stamford after the death of Rev. William Tatlock..
They are as follows:
Everything Beautiful. Sermon Preached in St. John’s Church, Stamford, Conn., March 8, 1896, after the Death of the Rev. William Tatlock, D.D., Rector, by the Rev. Edward Huntington Coley, Assistant Rector, pp. 12-23.
Address by the Rev. R[ichard] P[hilip] H[art] Vail, D. D.. [Rev. Richard Philip Hart Vail was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church], pp. 25-39. 
Remarks Made by the Rev. D[avid] G. Downey on Offering Certain Resolutions Concerning the Rev. Wm. Tatlock, D.D.. [Rev. David G. Downey was pastor of the First Methodist Church], pp. 39-42.
Remarks of the Rev. Samuel Scoville in Seconding the Resolution. [Rev. Samuel Scoville was pastor of the First Congregational Church], pp. 42-46.
Salve ! Vale ! – By the Right Rev. Henry C. Potter, Bishop of New York. [From The Churchman, March 14, 1896.], pp. 47-49.
Some Memories of Dr. Tatlock – By the Rev. George F. Nelson. [From The Churchman, March 14, 1896.], pp. 50-56.

”Memorial Services.

Shortly after the death of Dr. Tatlock, a general desire on the part of the pastors and people of all the churches in Stamford to do honor to his memory became apparent. As a result, Memorial Services were held in the Presbyterian and Baptist Churches, on the evening of Sunday, March 8, 1896. There were present in the two churches:

The Rev. R. P. H. Vail, D.D., of the Presbyterian Church ; the Rev. David G. Downey, of the Methodist Church ; the Rev. Samuel Scoville, of the Congregational Church ; the Rev. E. M. Grant, of the Universalist Church ; the Rev. Charles L. Rhoades, of the Baptist Church ; the Rev. William H. Rogers, of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church ; the Rev. Edward H. Coley, of St. John’s Church.

The Rev. F. Windsor Brathwaite, of St. Andrew’s Church, was unable to be present on account of illness.

The services in the two churches were, so far as possible, identical, consisting of prayer, reading from the Scriptures, singing and addresses, and the adoption of the resolutions which are printed in full elsewhere.

The pastors who offered prayer and made addresses went from one church to the other, and the choirs also interchanged at about the middle of the services. 

The principal addresses are given in full below.

Both churches were filled by representatives of all the churches of the town, and it was evident that both congregations were most interested and sympathetic.

The services gave convincing evidence of the general love and esteem in which Dr. Tatlock was held by all his fellow-citizens, irrespective of creed.”   pp. 24-25.
  51. St. John’s Lutheran Church. Fiftieth Anniversary 1891 – 1941. Stamford, Connecticut: St. John’s Lutheran Church; 1941; 46 pp., port., illus., paper covers, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “Fiftieth Anniversary / 1891 – 1941 / October 10, 11 and 12 /     / [cut of an open bible laid upon an olive branch] /     / St. John’s Lutheran Church / Stamford, Connecticut”         Title on cover reads: “Golden Jubilee / 1891 – 1941 /       / St. John’s Lutheran Church / Stamford, Connecticut”
Location: CtS.       Parks (No. 8616).   Includes historical sketch, pp.9-21.   
Abstract: “We are herewith presenting a little book containing a brief record of the congregation’s history, and we hope it will be received and kept as a remembrance of our Golden Jubilee. We have tried to bring the record up to date. At the occasion of the Silver Jubilee an anniversary book was published by the Rev. H. Luther Wilson, then pastor of the church. That book gave a complete history of the work, but since it was written in Swedish, and since many of the present members do not possess this book, we decided to go back to the beginnings in our chronicles, rather than to take hold where the previous historian left off. At the time the congregation celebrated its twentieth anniversary Mr. Carl Lind served as the historian, and presented an interesting and well-written history. In recognition, also of the faithful work he has done in the church ever since 1896, when he became a member, we have taken the liberty of translating his presentation covering the first two decades. For the history of the next decade we have culled some data from the history presented by Rev. Carl A. Stenholm at the thirtieth anniversary celebration. The rest is what we might call current history.”   St. John’s Lutheran Church, pp. 5-6.
  52. St. John’s Roman Catholic Church. A Centennial of love and grace: St. John Catholic Church.   Stamford, Connecticut: St. John’s Roman Catholic Church; 1976; 24, 48 pp., illus. color & b/w., ports, advts., 28 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “A Centennial / Of / Love and Grace /     / – / – /     / ST. JOHN / CATHOLIC CHURCH /     / – / 1976 / This Limited Edition Publication Was Produced Especially For / St. John Church – Stamford, Connecticut / By Custombook, Inc., The Custom Building, So. Hackensack, N.J. 07606″
Part I (24 pp.) includes an historical sketch of St. John’s, portraits of Pastors, photographs of some of the stained glass windows, a list of societies and organizations within the Church, and an account of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Dedication of the Church of St. John.
Part II (48 pp.) is titled The Bicentennial History of Catholic America: From Columbus to the Bicentennial 1492-1976, “Written and Edited by E. Phillips Mantz and Reverend Michael J. Roach. c. 1975, C.E.S., So. Hackensack, N. J.”
Location: CtS, CtSHi.             Parks (No. 8615).
Abstract: “This St. John Centennial Book has been a labor of love. The Parish Council elected Mr. Matthew H. Kenealy, Jr. as chairman for this Centennial Book. His original committee of Mrs. William Sanislo, Arnold Saxe, and William E. Thomson did herculean work to compose the St. John’s Centennial Book we now enjoy. Our deep thanks to them and all who later aided them. Our special thanks to Matthew Kenealy. May God bless them and all of you most abundantly.” Rev. William A. Nagle, p. 4.     “For the handful of Catholics who populated the Stamford of 1842, it was as important to hear Mass as it was to live and work. The fact that there was no Catholic church in the town did not deter them from holding religious services.   Entire families, fathers with work-worn hands, mothers clutching small babies and young children would gather at the home of a local resident, Patrick Drew, to hear Mass. This was done with the sanction of the Most Reverend Bishop William Tyler, under the care of Reverend James Smythe and later of Reverend Michael Lynch, both of Bridgeport.   Among the earliest settlers who were Catholic were Patrick Drew, Daniel Doolan, Patrick Fitzgerald, Peter Hoag, James Kiley, and Daniel Leahy.   Writing to Bishop Tyler under the date of February 16, 1846, Father Lynch said, ‘I was at Stamford on the 8th and 9th inst., and administered the Sacraments to twelve or fourteen persons there; said Mass for them and baptized two children. This makes eleven visits to them these three years past, most of them on Sundays.’ In this same letter Father Lynch gave the number of Catholics of Stamford as ‘fifteen to twenty-five.'”   St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, p. 5.   (Reproduced with permission.)
  53. St. John’s Roman Catholic Church. Rules and regulations of St. John’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Stamford, Conn. (Stamford?, Connecticut): St. John’s Roman Catholic Church; 1929; 14 pp., foldout certificate, paper covers, 17 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “[cut of a cross] / RULES / AND / REGULATIONS / OF / St. John’s / Roman Catholic Cemetery / STAMFORD / CONN. / — / 1911”   Paper label pasted to cover reads: “St. John’s / Roman Catholic / Cemetery”
Location: CtSHi. 
Although title page bears the year 1911, final approval of the rules and regulations by the Bishop of the Diocese in this item is dated November, 1929 on p. 9.   An excerpt from a meeting of the Trustees of the St. John’s Catholic Church, dated March 20, 1911 is on p. 10.   Includes a foldout lease for the use of grave lots in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.
  54. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Saint Mary’s Church : Silver Jubilee 1907 – 1932. (Stamford, Connecticut); 1932 Dec; 54 pp., illus., ports., paper covers, 27 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “SAINT MARY’S CHURCH / SILVER JUBILEE / 1907 – 1932 / [illustration of St. Mary’s front entrance] / STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT”
Includes the “Anniversary program, Commemorating the Silver Jubilee of Saint Mary’s Church : December 10th, 11th, and 12th, Stamford, Connecticut, 1907 – 1932,” pp. 23-26. 
Imprint on p. 53 reads: “This historical sketch of Saint Mary’s Parish to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary has been prepared from records furnished by the pastor to a committee comprised of Reverend Edward P. Farrell, John B. Quinn, Hugh J. Matthews, Walter J. Donaghey and George Grady. Fifteen hundred copies have been printed for distribution to the members of the parish, December, 1932, and three copies printed on rag paper and bound in morocco have been made for the records of the parish.”
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “During these eight years [1907-1915] of parish life, the development of Saint Mary’s had been so blessed by God, both materially and spiritually, it was foreseen that provision for future expansion must be made. The generous support of the church on the part of the people had eliminated the parish indebtedness in 1909.

That continued support had given to the parish the sum of $35,000. In the spring of 1915, Dr. C. S. Wardwell offered to Saint Mary’s the opportunity to acquire the Isaac Wardwell property at the corner of Elm Street and Shippan Avenue. It was such a site that the parish desired for its permanent buildings and the transfer of the property was made in April, 1915. It comprised about six acres of land and the Wardwell homestead on the property.

Part of the land was developed into building lots, many of which were purchased by members of the parish. Here they erected their homes and have become substantial members of the community, contributing much to the life of the city by their action. Frederick Street and Maple Avenue Extension are the results of this development, in accord with an agreement entered into with Dr. Wardwell. The remainder of the property, comprising about three and one-half acres of the corner of Elm Street and Shippan Avenue, was retained for church purposes. The Wardwell homestead was remodeled and occupied as a rectory, and still serves this purpose, although removed from its original site to make room for the new church. 

With the acquisition of the property the members of the parish looked forward to a new and beautiful church. The influenza epidemic, however, and post-war conditions held their plans in abeyance. But the congregation had outgrown the little church, despite the fact that six Masses in 1924 were celebrated Sundays. The need for the new church became imperative and O’Connell and Shaw of Boston, the former having been associated with Mr. Chickering in the plans for the old church, were commissioned to draw plans for the new edifice in the early part of 1925.

Types of architecture were studied at near and distant points. At length, a church of Gothic style was determined upon as most fitting for the location, and in the plans as drawn the vision of years was realized – a church in which every furnishing, even to the candlesticks and crucifixes on the altars, was designed by the architect for the edifice.

On the 17th of June, 1928, with the sun shining gloriously over head, giving as it were special benediction to the event, the Most Reverend John J. Nilan, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese, blessed the new church and set it apart for the services of God. Parishioners and their friends filled the edifice, for they were there able to take a reasonable pride in the fruit of their toil and labor. It must have been a splendid hour in their lives as they assisted at the services and the Solemn High Mass which followed.”   Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, pp. 31, 33, 38.
  55. St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society of Stamford, Conn. Constitution and By-Laws of the St. Patrick’s R. C. Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society of Stamford, Conn. Stamford, Connecticut: Wm. W. Gillespie & Co., Steam Printers; 1869; 19 pp., paper covers, 14 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “CONSTITUTION / AND / BY-LAWS / OF THE / ST. PATRICK’S R. C. / Total Abstinence / AND / Benevolent Society / OF / STAMFORD, CONN. / – / Organized, April 18, 1868. / – / STAMFORD, CONN. : / WM. W. GILLESPIE & CO., STEAM PRINTERS, / 1869.”
Location: Ct.
Includes articles of incorporation.
Tipped in a copy of this pamphlet, located at the Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut is a sheet of amendments to the constitution of this organization, dated June 4, 1871. 
Abstract: “PREFACE
Considering the number and extent of the moral, physical and social evils produced by intemperance – all of which are open to public observation, and calculated to bring disgrace, degradation, poverty and crime into the community in which we live – we, the members of St. John’s congregation of Stamford, under the direction of our pastor, have entered into a mutual obligation to adopt such measures as are best calculated to remedy those evils which are the inevitable effects of intemperance.

We have therefore united under the protection of our glorious Patron Saint, in establishing ST. PATRICK’S TOTAL ABSTINENCE AND BENEVOLENT SOCIETY. 

The Objects of the Society are as follows:

1. To promote temperance in all, by our advice and example.
2. To edify our lukewarm brethren, and bring them to the practice of virtue and religion.
3. To relieve the wants of sick members of the Society, and to bury the dead.
4. To promote concord and harmony among all men, and particularly among ourselves. Those are holy and in strict accordance with the will of our Divine Redeemer, laid down in the Gospel for our instruction; yet, knowing our own weakness, that we can do nothing of ourselves, we must place all our trust and confidence in the grace of God and in the protection of our Holy Patron, seeking our rule of conduct no where else but in the teachings of the Church, the lives of the Saints, and, more particularly, in the precept and example of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society of Stamford, Conn., p. 3.
  56. Stamford Advocate. Stamford Advocate presents an historical review of the industrial, business and civic life : of the town of Stamford during the past 300 years. Tercentenary edition. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Advocate; 1941 Jun 7; 208 pp., published in both hard and paper covers, illus., ports., advts., 42 cm. 
Notes: Title on cover reads: “STAMFORD ADVOCATE / Tercentenary Edition / Town of / Stamford, Conn. / 1641 [cut of the seal of the Town of Stamford] / COMMEMORATING Stamford’s achievements and prog- / ress over a period of three hundred years, with / illustrations of Stamford past and present as well as / sketches of men and industries to whom she is indebted for / her development. / To the continued progress of Stamford and the welfare of / her loyal citizens this edition is dedicated. /       /   Supplement of the STAMFORD ADVOCATE, Saturday, June 7, 1941”                                                                            Title page reads: “STAMFORD ADVOCATE / Weekly Founded 1829               Daily Established 1892 /             / Presents / AN HISTORICAL REVIEW /of the / Industrial – Business / and Civic Life of / The Town of / STAMFORD / during the past / 300 Years”       “The Stamford Advocate’s Tercentenary supplement, which is issued today, and a free copy of which goes with each of today’s Advocates is believed by the editor-in-chief to be a publication of great local historical value. It gives an up-to-the-minute history of the town from its founding on down and of the borough and city governments; it tells the part Stamford played in the wars of the colonies and of the Nation; it pictures her progress in industry, in transportation, in education. There are brief biographies of men and women who have been prominent in Stamford since its founding; stories of our civic and fraternal organizations, of our charities, of our churches, a glimpse of the social life of the long ago, a sketchy review of the development of sports in Stamford.”     Stamford Advocate, June 7, 1941, p. 1.
Location: Ct, CtHi, CtS, CtSHi, CtY.       Parks (No. 8621).
Abstract: See: Index, Stamford Advocate, Tercentenary Edition, Town of Stamford, Connecticut, 1641-1941, by Grace Hope Walmsley and Marguerite Roberts. The Ferguson Library, Stamford, Connecticut, 1941. Location: CtS, CtSHi. Kemp (p. 629).                       “Today’s special edition of The Stamford Advocate is a recording in pictures and in print of the history of the town and the city of Stamford. The recording of history is in many respects as important as the history itself. To a considerable extent the past influences the future, and the central purpose of such celebrations as this of the three hundredth anniversary of the settling of Stamford is to benefit the Stamford of tomorrow. Through our knowledge of the past we can better affect the course of events.   ….   This three hundredth anniversary edition of the Advocate is made possible by the support of enterprising manufacturers and mercantile houses, and by the cooperation of many forward looking citizens who believe in a progressive Stamford. Although superficially the pages seem to show the eyes looking backward over the past, between the lines can be read a profound faith in the future and a belief that the best is yet to be. Along with the pride in the past, there is patriotism as to the future. We become convinced that we are citizens of no mean city.   The thought foremost in the preparation of these pages was to give a sketchy history of the town, the borough and the city of Stamford. This involved careful research of the official records, study of the files of The Stamford Advocate and other newspapers, of Huntington’s history, of Picturesque Stamford, published by Gillespie Brothers in 1892; and the aid of men and women directly associated with industries, churches, educational institutions, utilities and governmental institutions. This aid and cooperation is gratefully acknowledged, and it is the hope of the publishers that the tercentenary souvenir will be enlightening and interesting to the people of Stamford. To the members of the staff of The Stamford Advocate, who undertook the collection of this data and preparation of it in limited time, there is also a word of appreciation of their loyalty and cooperation.” The Gillespie Bros., Inc., p. (3).   (Copyright 1941 by The Stamford Advocate. Reproduced with permission.)
  57. Stamford Baptist Church. Stamford Baptist Church, Atlantic and Broad Streets, Stamford, Connecticut: 175th anniversary program, November 3rd to 9th, 1948. (Stamford, Connecticut): Stamford Baptist Church; 1948; 16 pp., illus., port., paper covers, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title on cover, reads: “[photograph of The Stamford Baptist Church] / The Stamford Baptist Church / 1773-1948 / ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS / ‘Holding forth the Word of Life'”   Title page reads: “Stamford Baptist Church / Atlantic and Broad Streets / Stamford, Connecticut / ~ / ~ / 175th ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM / November 3rd to 9th, 1948 / ~ / ~ / PASTOR : / REV. WALTER R. SCHNEIDER / 119 BROAD STREET / STAMFORD 3-4064 / ~ / ~ / [listing hours of services] / ~ / ~ ”       Includes a history of the church, pp. 5-7, 10-15, a good portion of which appears to be based upon a more detailed work written by William J. Barnes, pastor, published in a commemorative pamphlet, in observance of the Stamford Baptist Church’s one hundred and fiftieth anniversary in 1923.     
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “The meetings conducted by Rev. [John] Gano at the beginnings of our church were held in private homes, but attendance grew, so in 1771 Ebenezer Ferris, an active Baptist, purchased a plot of ground in Bangall district for a Church site. This property is now known as the corner of Roxbury and Westover roads. On November 6, 1773, the first Baptist Church was officially organized with a membership of twenty-one souls. This little church building is still in existence today, and the Town of Stamford pays us each year for its use.
In 1941, at the Stamford Radio Station, on a Baptist vesper broadcast, Mr. Hains, together with a quartet, were intermittently interrupted by news flashes, terminating in the electrifying tidings that our country was at war.

Toward the end of this period an outstanding change in the architecture of the church became necessary. Our historic steeple, for nearly eighty years a landmark to mariners on the Sound, as well as to observers ashore, developed defects, climaxed by the 1938 hurricane. It was voted to remove the upper portion. However, the turret still remains.”   Stamford Baptist Church, pp. 5, 14. (Copyright 1948 by the Stamford Baptist Church. Reproduced with permission.)
  58. Stamford Baptist Church. Stamford Baptist Church, Atlantic and Broad Streets, Stamford, Connecticut: Historical review and program of the celebration exercises held November 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 1923. (Stamford, Connecticut): Stamford Baptist Church; 1923; [i], [30] pp., illus., ports., paper covers, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title on cover reads: “STAMFORD / BAPTIST CHURCH / 1773-1923 / Souvenir Program / = / [printers’ ornament] / of the / One Hundred and Fiftieth / Anniversary”     Title page reads: “Stamford Baptist Church / Atlantic and Broad Streets / Stamford, Connecticut / [printers’ ornament] / Historical Review / and Program / of the / Celebration Exercises / Held / November 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th / 1923 / [printers’ ornament]   / Minister / Rev. William J. Barnes / M. A., Ph. D.”       Includes “a partial review of Baptist history in Stamford, Connecticut, during the past one hundred and fifty years,” pp. [7]-[29], “prepared and edited by the minister,” an exterior and interior photograph of the church as well as images of several pastors.
Location: Ct, CtSHi.           Parks (No. 8605).
Abstract: “We cannot wisely serve our own generation unless we have some knowledge of the labors which have resulted in the establishment of the institutions which we love, and of which we form a part. We need the impulse of the example of those who endured hardships and trials, and who made many personal sacrifices, while they laid the foundation, in faith, and prayer, and strenuous endeavor, for the work which is now committed to our hands.” William J. Barnes, p. [7]. (Copyright 1923 by the Stamford Baptist Church. Reproduced with permission.)
  59. Stamford Board of Trade. City of Stamford, Connecticut, U. S. A. : its location, its scenery, its history, its government, its industries, its resources, its statistics, its growth. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Board of Trade ; 1915; 94, [2] pp., paper covers, illus., map, 17 x 26 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “CITY OF STAMFORD / CONNECTICUT, U. S. A. / Its Location / Its Scenery / Its History / Its Government / [cut of the seal of the City of Stamford] / Its Industries / Its Resources / Its Statistics / Its Growth / Published under the auspices of the / STAMFORD BOARD OF TRADE / For fuller and more detailed information, communicate with Secretary, / STAMFORD BOARD OF TRADE / STAMFORD, CONN., U. S. A.”
Half title reads: “YEAR / BOOK / 1915 / [photo of Stamford Light lighthouse] / STAMFORD / CONN.”
Imprint on back cover bears the seal of the City of Stamford and reads: “THE GILLESPIE BROS., INC. / PRINTERS AND ENGRAVERS / STAMFORD,   CONN.”
”MEMBERSHIP [list], STAMFORD BOARD OF TRADE, 1915″ on [2] pp. following p. 94.
Location: Ct, CtS, CtSHi, NN, DLC.
Abstract: “STAMFORD wants more industries. We can show you in short order that there is no city on this continent better adapted as a location for manufactories. It’s in the right place on the map. It’s a town in which to prosper. When you come here you’ll know you’re in the proper place.
If you want to know more about Stamford, you’re the man we want to know. Let us tell you more about it. Send a line to the 
SECRETARY, Stamford board of Trade, Stamford, Conn.” Stamford Board of Trade, p. 93.
  60. Stamford, Connecticut Charters. The Stamford Charter – Consolidating the Town and City of Stamford, Connecticut. (Stamford, Connecticut); 1947; 84 pp., paper covers, chart, table of contents, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE / STAMFORD CHARTER / Consolidating the / Town and City of Stamford, / Connecticut / [cut of the seal of the City of Stamford] / Special Act No. 312 / Acts of the General Assembly / 1947”         “This charter is published in the Special Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, Special Session May, 1946 and January Session, 1947, pages 408 to 486. The charter is effective on and after April 15, 1949. The first biennial election under the charter will be conducted April 4, 1949.” p. (6).                                               
Location: Ct, CtS, CtSHi.                                           For additional information on the consolidation of the Town and City of Stamford, see: Estelle F. Feinstein and Joyce S. Pendery, Stamford – An Illustrated History. (1984), p. 118. / Rosemary H. Burns, Springdale Remembered. (1982), pp. 107-109, 158, 174. / Robert Franklin, The Consolidation of the Town and City of Stamford, Connecticut. Master’s thesis. University of Connecticut, 1952. / Robert N. Rich, The consolidation problem of Stamford, Connecticut. Senior thesis. Princeton University, 1947.     
Abstract: “CHAPTER 92. REFERENDUM. SEC. 921. Conduct of Referendum. At a special town meeting which shall be held in the town of Stamford on the first Monday of November, 1947, which meeting shall be warned, held and conducted in accordance with the provisions of the general statutes concerning town elections, the electors of said town shall vote by voting machines in the several districts upon the question of the adoption of an act for a consolidated government for Stamford. Those electors favoring the adoption of the act shall cast a vote bearing the words, ‘FOR the act for a consolidation government for Stamford’, and those opposing the adoption thereof, shall cast a ballot bearing the words ‘AGAINST the act for a consolidation government for Stamford.’ If the majority of the votes cast shall be in favor of the adoption of this act, the act shall thereupon take effect as provided herein and a certificate showing the result of such election, signed by the town clerk, shall, within one week thereafter, be filed in the office of the secretary of the state. If the majority of such votes shall be against the adoption of this act, this act shall not take effect. The town clerk of Stamford shall cause to be published in the STAMFORD ADVOCATE on or before September 15, 1947, a complete copy of the act for a consolidated government for the city and town of Stamford. The expenses for conducting the referendum herein provided for shall be paid by the town of Stamford. The officials charged with the responsibility of conducting said referendum shall request of the board of finance an appropriation sufficient to defray the expenses of said referendum and the printing of the act for a consolidated government for the city and town of Stamford, and for all public notices connected therewith, and the board of finance shall appropriate such sums as it deems necessary. Such appropriation shall not require approval of the town meeting. Approved, May 21, 1947. Adopted at special election held November 3, 1947.”   Stamford Charter – Consolidating the Town and City of Stamford, Connecticut. 1947, pp. 83-84.
  61. Stamford, Connecticut Department of Health Public Health Advisory Committee. Public health in Stamford, Connecticut, for the year 1951 : a summary report / by the Advisory Committee. (Stamford, Connecticut ?); 1952; 15 pp., paper covers, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “PUBLIC HEALTH / in / STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT / FOR THE YEAR 1951″
Location: Ct, CtS, CtY.
Abstract: “The idea of a survey or inventory of the health problems and the program in Stamford was presented to the Department of Public Health of Yale University late in 1949 by the City Health Officer, Dr. Paul H. Brown, supported by Mayor George T. Barrett. A heavy schedule of studies and other circumstances delayed this inventory. Two years later, the request was renewed by Mayor Thomas F. J. Quigley and the Health Officer. This invitation was accompanied by a pledge of full cooperation, by an appropriation of $500 to defray the expenses, and by the appointment of a Local Advisory Committee, besides assurance that the report will be published.

The study has been conducted without cost to the city for professional services except for the nursing consultant secured from the National Organization for Public Health Nursing. Grateful appreciation is expressed for excellent cooperation. It is hoped that the advisory committee, with such additions and changes as may be necessary, will be in a position to utilize the observations and carry on constructively, with the help of local voluntary and official groups, for the long-term benefit of the people.

This report will deal only briefly with a general description of the community and with details of organization and administration of governmental and voluntary agencies in view of numerous earlier studies of local affairs, especially “The Stamford Survey” – “A Study of the Social Work Program,” published in June, 1938, and conducted under the auspices of the Community Chests and Councils, Incorporated, of New York.”   Introduction, p. 5.
  62. Stamford, Connecticut Department of Parks & Natural Resources. Public open space park and recreation facilities – Stamford, Connecticut. Stamford, Connecticut: City of Stamford, Connecticut; 1984; (7), 27 pp., paper covers, 22 cm. 
Notes: “This brochure was prepared by the Staff of the Department of Parks & Natural Resources, with assistance from the Board of Recreation and Board of Education. Particular appreciation is extended to Marilyn Salata, Rink Secretary, for her research work, Robert Woodside, Park Planner, and Jean McGrath, Park Department Secretary, who prepared the manuscript. Also, to Central Services for printing and collating the brochure.” Robert B. Cook, Superintendent, Parks & Natural Resources, p. 27.           Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “Welcome to the system of Open Space, Parks and Recreation facilities offered by the City of Stamford. This brochure provides a current listing of park lands and recreation facilities, as well as Park Regulations, Curfews and Permit requirements. A brief history has been included for some of the parks, since a number of them reflect the changes and growth of Stamford, while others are named for outstanding personalities of the times. Stamford is justly proud of its parks and its recreational facilities. This reflects the public’s concerns for the quality of life in the community. This brochure is to aid in the enjoyment of the parks, and invites each one to use them with care and consideration for others.” Janet Vanderwaart, Chairman Park Commission and Thomas Pia, Chairman Board of Recreation, p. (1).
  63. Stamford, Connecticut Publicity Committee. Official souvenir program of the 275th anniversary of the Town of Stamford, Connecticut – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June eight, nine, ten, eleven.   Nineteen Hundred and Sixteen. Stamford, Connecticut: Publicity Committee; 1916; (8), 50, (42) pp., paper covers, illus., ports., music, advts., folding view of Atlantic Square, 26 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “1641 [cut of the seal of the Town of Stamford] 1916 / Official / Souvenir Program / OF THE / 275th ANNIVERSARY / OF THE / Town of Stamford / Connecticut / – / Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday / JUNE EIGHT, NINE, TEN, ELEVEN / Nineteen Hundred and Sixteen / – / [PRICE 25 CENTS]”       Imprint on reverse of title reads: “Published Under the Auspices of The Publicity Committee. The Gillespie Bros. Inc., Stamford, Conn. The photographs from which this book is illustrated were made by Brown & Dawson, Stamford, Conn.”
Location: Ct, CtS, CtSHi.     Parks (No. 8602).
Abstract: See: Index For Official Souvenir Program Of The Two Hundred Seventy Fifth Anniversary Of The Town Of Stamford, Connecticut. 1641 – 1916 — Compiled by Anne Cook, Produced on Computer by Allison Cooley, Typesetting by Paul Pacter, Proofread by Betty Tolli and Eleanor Trowbridge. Stamford Historical Society, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut, September 1990. Location: CtS, CtSHi.                              “The first formal suggestion for the celebration of this anniversary was made by Mayor John M. Brown, in his inaugural address in January, 1915. A committee was appointed by him to take the subject under consideration. Before definite plans were made, the town was saddened by the death of Mayor Brown, in December, 1915. A committee was organized, in January, 1916, and, with various sub-committees, all working in harmony and with enthusiasm, perfected plans that will be carried out on June 8, 9, 10 and 11. These plans are explained in detail in the program printed elsewhere in these pages.” Robert Whittaker, p. 5.
  64. Stamford, Connecticut Stamford Bicentennial Committee. Stamford : past & present – 1641-1976. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Bicentennial Corporation; 1976; 96 pp., paper covers, illus., ports., maps, 28 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “STAMFORD / Past & Present / 1641 – 1976 /     / [cut of the seal of the Stamford Bicentennial Committee] /     / The Commemorative Publication / of the / Stamford Bicentennial Committee /     / 1976″             Statement on p. 96 reads: “This book has been printed on Champion’s Carnival Cover, Felt Finish and Carnival Offset, Felt Finish. The text is set in Linotype American Garamond by Communication Corporation. The display and headings are Caslon Antique and the sub-heads and by-lines are Farmers Old Style Italic (with oversize vowels) and were hand-set at The Glad Hand Press. Printed at Communication Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut.”                                                                
Location: Ct, CtB, CtBran, CtBSH, CtDar, CtGre, CtH, CtHamd, CtHi, CtNbC, CtNc, CtNhHi, CtNowa, CtS, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtU, CtWilt, CtY, DLC, WHi.       Parks (No. 8606).
Abstract: Table of Contents lists: “A Message from the Mayor” by Louis A. Clapes / “Foreword” by J. Walter Kennedy / “Introduction” by Thomas Hume / Celebration Calendar / “The Purchase of Stamford” by Harriet Gayle / “Dissent and Establishment” by Mary Moon Hemingway / “Stamford and the American Revolution” by Ronald Marcus / “Archeology at Fort Stamford” by Elizabeth G. Gershman / “Stamford’s Fight For Independence” by Patricia Q. Wall / “Education Spelled Freedom” by Marie Updegraff / “Stamford Architecture” by Virginia T. Davis / “Open Hearth Hospitality” by Doris Farrington / “Early Travelers on the Old Post Road” by Tony M. Pavia / “Magnificent Mansions” by Renee Kahn / Downtown Stamford in Early Photographs” by Carl Lobozza / “That Special Blend – Stamford’s Melting Pot” by Wayne Russell / “Stamford Industry, Then and Now” by Edward A. Connell / “Stamford Profile” by Don Ross / “Heritage Tours of Historic Stamford” by John L. DeForest / Contributors / Acknowledgements.     The Commemorative Publication of the Stamford Bicentennial Committee. Published in observance of the two hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.                                                                                         “Many have said that a rootlessness and a lack of identity are eroding the faith of the American people in themselves. This volume itself, and the events that have taken place in Stamford in celebration of the Bicentennial, show that Stamford is aware of its beginnings. It is thankful for them, and for the long sweep of history that has changed Stamford from a handful of English settlers to a people of diverse racial, religious and national backgrounds who came together from many parts of the world to make a life for themselves.” Don Ross, p. 80.
  65. Stamford, Connecticut Welcome Celebration Committee. Stamford’s welcome to the soldiers and sailors of the Great War : October 10, 11, 12 and 13, 1919. Stamford, Connecticut; 1919 Oct; (37) leaves, paper covers, illus., introduction. Some editions measure 25 cm., others are 27 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “WELCOME / To those who, by their service and sacrifice, / their courage and devotion, helped / to achieve victory in the / Great War. / [cut of the obverse of service medal presented to those who served from Stamford] / Stamford, proud of their achievements, greets its / Sons who served in the Army and Navy, and all / others who, in field, camp and hospital, ministered / to their welfare. / – / STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT / October 10, 11, 12, and 13, 1919”         Imprint on reverse of title reads: “The Gillespie Bros., Inc., Stamford, Conn.” 
Location: Ct, CtS, CtSHi.       Includes “List of Stamford Men Who Served in the Army and Navy During the Great War,” pp. (25-34).           Kemp (p. 628).       Parks (No. 8603).
Abstract: Parks (No. 8603) states, “Includes historical sketch of Stamford in World War I and brief biographical sketches of local men who were killed.”                                           “STAMFORD’S chief contribution to the cause for which the nation fought in the Great War was about 2,400 of its young men, who represented this town in the army and navy. In this work, a brief record is given of the service of three artillery units, each of which was recruited largely from Stamford. To relate a complete story of the active participation of Stamford men in the war, it would be necessary to refer to every division of the army and most of the ships of the navy; to many of the mobilization and training camps, to operations at every fighting front in Europe. And then the story would not be complete, for numerous Stamford women, trained as nurses, cheerfully volunteered and ministered to the sick and wounded, while others helped in the work of the Red Cross, the Y.M.C.A., the Knights of Columbus and other welfare agencies with the expeditionary forces, while the people at home proved their loyalty in substantial support of the various Liberty loans and by giving generously to all welfare movements. Through its manufacturing industries, Stamford was able to supply a large quantity of munitions of war. In showing loyalty to the Government, through word and deed, the entire population of the town became co-workers, with a common aim, that of helping to achieve the victory so gloriously won. As soon as the armistice was signed, Stamford began planning to welcome its returning soldiers and sailors, and plans for the reception were put in charge of a committee appointed by Mayor John J. Treat, under a resolution adopted by the Common Council.” Welcome Celebration Committee, p. (3).
  66. Stamford Female Seminary. Catalogue of the officers and pupils of the Stamford Female Seminary, Stamford, Conn., 1858-1859. With the conditions of admittance, & c. New York, New York: James D. Torrey, printer; 1858; 15 pp., [1] leaf of plates, illus., 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “CATALOGUE / OF THE / OFFICERS AND PUPILS / OF THE / Stamford Female Seminary / STAMFORD, CONN. / 1858-1859. / WITH THE / CONDITIONS OF ADMITTANCE, &c. / [printers’ ornament] / NEW YORK: / JAMES D. TORREY, PRINTER, 18 SPRUCE STREET. / 1858.”
Half title reads: “Stamford Female Seminary, / STAMFORD, CONN. /   –   / 1858-1859.”
Location: CtHi.
Abstract: “The Seminary is located at Stamford, Conn., on the New York and New Haven Railroad, thirty-six miles from New York and forty miles from New Haven. All the trains on this road stop at Stamford, thus affording daily communication with Hartford, Providence, Boston and other neighboring cities. In beauty of scenery, delightful rides and rambles, Stamford is not surpassed by any New England town. The climate is healthy, the air mild and invigorating. The Seminary is situated in a quiet and retired part of the town, and within a few minutes’ walk of Long Island Sound, of which it commands a delightful view.

Pupils are required to exercise much in the open air. Healthy physical development is considered of great importance. Archery, La Grace, and other exercises, are daily practiced. There is a bathing-house belonging to the Seminary; and excellent opportunity is thus affording for sea-bathing. The comfort and happiness of the young ladies are regarded in the regulations of the family. It is in all respects a first class Institution, and affords every facility for acquiring an extensive, systematic, and thorough education. The utmost care and attention will be given to the cultivation of the moral and religious character of the pupils.”   Stamford Female Seminary, p. 13.
  67. Stamford Historical Society, Inc. Delos Palmer (1890-1960) Stamford artist. Stamford, Connecticut : Stamford Historical Society, Inc.; 1991; 32 pp., paper covers, illus. color & b/w., ports., bibliography, 28 cm. 
Notes: Title page on cover reads: “[Self-Portrait     (Catalogue item No. 10)     1941] /     / Delos Palmer / (1890-1960) / Stamford Artist /     / Stamford, Connecticut Historical Society / January 15 – April 14, 1991”               Cover illustrations printed in color. Photos by Don Piper. Designed by Print Connections, Inc., Darien, Connecticut. Printed by American Graphics, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtHi, CtS, CtSHi, OC. 
Abstract: “For more than forty-five years Delos Palmer (1890-1960) lived and worked in the community of Stamford, Connecticut. Primarily a portraitist, he painted many prominent members of society, took part in the Federal Arts Projects program and was a teacher to many aspiring art students. This exhibition traces Palmer’s career from the 1920s to the 1950s as a portraitist and illustrator. Throughout his career Palmer envisioned himself as a perpetual student and apprentice, a man in an unending state of learning. An undated self-portrait (Catalogue Number 11) reflects his passion for his profession. The audience witnesses a man tightly gripping his paintbrushes, pausing only a moment to consider his own appearance on the canvas. All those who knew Palmer rarely saw him without a brush or easel nearby. Painting consumed his life.” Russell Bastedo and Joanna Gardner, p. 3.
  68. Stamford Historical Society, Inc. Fire! Fire! : a history of Stamford firefighting, paid and volunteer. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Historical Society, Inc.; 1991; 36 pp., paper covers, illus., 28 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “FIRE! FIRE! / A History of Stamford Firefighting / Paid and Volunteer / THE STAMFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY / and / THE FIREFIGHTERS OF STAMFORD / PAID and VOLUNTEER / in honor of / the 350TH BIRTHDAY of / The CITY of STAMFORD / are proud to present for your pleasure / this exhibit and commemorative booklet of / STAMFORD FIREFIGHTING HISTORY / Exhibit June 8 – August 10, 1991 / at / THE STAMFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM / 1508 HIGH RIDGE ROAD / STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT.”     Cover title and illustration printed in red.           Location: CtS, CtSHi, Infw.             Parks-Additions (No. 1096).
Abstract: Includes: “A brief history of the Stamford Fire Department” by Kevin B. Tappe / “A history of the Springdale Fire Company” by Thomas Tisano / “History of the New Hope Fire Company, Inc. and the Glenbrook Fire Department” by Mark Kubar / “A history of the Belltown Fire Department” by Joseph Coppola / “A history of the Long Ridge Fire Company” by John Keenan / “A history of the Turn of the River Fire Department” by Steve Heilner, editor / “A history of the Stamford Firefighters Burn Foundation” by Timothy Conroy / “In appreciation” by Chester W. Buttery.
  69. Stamford Historical Society, Inc. Stamford’s healer & humanitarian : Dr. Jacob Nemoitin 1880-1963 – exhibition at the Stamford Historical Society. September 1989. Stamford Jewish Historical Society. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Historical Society, Inc. / Stamford Jewish Historical Society; 1989 Sep; 12 pp., paper covers, illus., ports., map, introduction, prologue, biography, acknowledgements, 28 cm. 
Notes: Title on cover reads: “[photograph of Dr. Jacob Nemoitin and his Regal car] / Stamford’s Healer & Humanitarian / Dr. Jacob Nemoitin / 1880-1963 /       / EXHIBITION at THE STAMFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY . SEPTEMBER 1989″
Imprint on back cover reads: “Special Recognition: Joel Tanner of Beacon Advertising for his invaluable advice and services in the production of this catalogue.”
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “During the 56 years he practiced in Stamford, Dr. Jacob Nemoitin became a legend in the community. The personification of a ‘country doctor’, he treated all, regardless of their ability to pay. He accepted whatever the patient could give, whether it was money, goods or services. It was not unusual for the doctor to leave money for food, a bucket of coal or other bare necessities of life. An excellent diagnostician, he saved the lives of many patients through his hands-on expertise. Our exhibit illustrates through photographs, paintings and artifacts, the many environments in which Dr. Nemoitin lived and worked.” Prologue by Jean Seidler, p. 3.           
”Four days before he died, Dr. Nemoitin did the next best thing to completing his autobiography; he was interviewed for an oral history which was recorded on tape for the Stamford Historical Society. This remarkable document outlines the salient points of his life, and, more importantly, gives the measure of the man.   ……   The best way to sum up the philosophy of this selfless man is in his own words (unedited), from his oral history. ‘If any young man wants to study medicine, I think the very first requirement: if he loves people. If he wants to do good, this is one of the best opportunities, because in no profession can you do so much good to people as you can do in medicine … So if anybody is inclined to be that way, by all means, he should take up medicine. If I would like to live over again, I would want to practice medicine.’ Spoken like a true humanitarian.” Biography: Dr. Jacob Nemoitin (1880-1963), by Marvin E. Paymer, inside back cover.
  70. Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Out of Rushmore’s shadow : the artistic development of Gutzon Borglum (1867-1941). Portell, Rosa. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Museum & Nature Center; 1999; 97 pp., illus. color & b/w., ports., bibliography, paper covers, 27 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “Out of / Rushmore’s / Shadow / The Artistic Development / of Gutzon Borglum / (1867-1941) /       / [cut of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s insignia] / Stamford Museum / & Nature Center”
Location: CtMW, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, DHU, DLC, IC, ICU, IU, KU, MnM, NjP, NN, NNC, NNMM, PBm, PU, TxCM, TxHR.
Catalog of an exhibition curated by Rosa Portell and presented at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.
  71. Stamford Mutual Insurance Company. Constitution of Stamford Mutual Insurance Company. New York, (New York): Printed by J. Harrison, at Peck-Slip; 1797; 8 pp., paper covers, 17 cm. 
Notes: Location: CtSHi, MH-BA, MWA.
”Done in Stamford this 20th day of February, anno Domini 1797.” – p. 8. 
”Aware of the danger of fire in the growing village and anxious to reduce the high cost of insurance coverage, a mutual fire insurance company was formed by John Davenport, Jr., David Maltbie, Samuel Jarvis, George Mills and John Wm. Holly. The constitution of the Stamford Mutual Insurance Co., dated Feb. 20, 1797, limited it to houses valued at $500 or more. Policies were to be activated when 30 subscribers signed. It is not known if the company actually got going.” Robert D. Towne, STAMFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT – Records of Historic Origins and Events. (1993).   For additional information on insurance in Connecticut, see: Collier (p. 206).
Abstract: “We whose names are hereunto subscribed, do severally send greeting: Whereas the Insurance of Houses from loss by Fire hath been found of great and public utility, wherever it hath been practiced. Now know ye, That we the said subscribers hereunto, for our mutual security and with a view to promote the Insurance of Houses from loss by Fire, upon the most equal terms, and without any views of private or separate gain, have of our own motion unanimously resolved, and by these presents, do covenant, promise, and agree, for ourselves severally and respectively, and for our several and respective heirs, executors, and administrators, each to and with the other, to form, erect, settle, and become, immediately after the execution of these presents, a Company or Association, by the name of STAMFORD MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, for the purpose of Insuring our Houses from loss by Fire   …   Done in Stamford this 20th day of February, Anno Domini 1797.” Stamford Mutual Insurance Company, pp. 1, 8.
  72. State Bar Association of Connecticut. “Roll of honor: Connecticut attorneys in service.” Connecticut Bar Journal. 1946 Apr; Vol. 20 (No. 2); ISSN: 0010-6070.
Notes: Published by the State Bar Association of Connecticut, New Haven, Connecticut.
For references to attorneys from Stamford, Connecticut, see: April 1946, Vol. 20 (No. 2), pp. 149-151.
Location: CaOTLS, Ct, CtMW, CtSHi, DLC, MH-L. 
Abstract: “The following information has been carefully collected by Edgar T. See, Esq., of the Board of Editors and will serve both as a roll of honor and as a source of information for the many who are interested. By the nature of things, accuracy cannot be guaranteed but the roster has been made as complete as possible and has been held open up to the last minute before going to press. Many of those listed as still in service may have been discharged, and there may be some additional names that ought to be included. To any who have been overlooked and concerning whom our information is incorrect, the JOURNAL tenders its apologies.” Connecticut Bar Journal, p. 147.   (Copyright 1946 by the State Bar Association [now Connecticut Bar Association]. Reproduced with permission.)
  73. Stave, Bruce M. From the old country : an oral history of the European migration to America. ; Sutherland, John F., 1994; pp. xx, 281 pp., [16] pp. of plates, illus., d.w., 25 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “BRUCE M. STAVE       JOHN F. SUTHERLAND / with ALDO SALERNO / – / FROM THE OLD COUNTRY / An Oral History of / European Migration to America / – / TWAYNE PUBLISHERS   NEW YORK / Maxwell Macmillan Canada Toronto / Maxwell Macmillan International New York Oxford Singapore Sydney”
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 40-41, 86-91, 102-104, 135, 194-196, 231-232. 
Location: Ct, CtAv, CtB, CtBris, CtBSH, CtDab, CtDabN, CtEhar, CtFaU, CtGre, CtGro, CtH, CtHamd, CtHi, CtHT, CtManc, CtMer, CtMW, CtNbC, CtNlC, CtNowa, CtNowi, CtShel, CtSHi, CtSi, CtSU, CtSw, CtTmp, CtU, CtWal, CtWB, CtY, DLC. 
The authors own oral interviews combined with those collected by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s.
  74. Stebbing, Henry the Elder Archdeacon of Wilts. A sermon [on Mark 16 : 20] 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, 1741-2. London: Printed by E. Owen, and sold by J. Roberts; 1742; 76 pp., paper covers, 20 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 19, 1741-42. / – / By HENRY STEBBING, D. D. / Chaplain in Ordinary to His Majesty, and / Chancellor of Sarum. / – / LONDON: / Printed by E. OWEN, and Sold by J. ROBERTS / in Warwick-Lane. / – / MDCCXLII. [1742].”
Location: CSmH, CtHT, CtSoP, CtY, DLC, GU, ICN, ICU, InU, MH, N, NcD, NN, PHi, RPJCB, TU.
Includes “An abstract of the charter, and of the Proceedings of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts” (pp. 25-66) has running title: “An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society.”
For additional information on Henry Caner and his letter of September 25, 1741, see: Kenneth Walter Cameron Letter-book of the Rev. Henry Caner, S. P.G. missionary in colonial Connecticut and Massachusetts until the Revolution: a review of his correspondence from 1728 through 1778. Hartford [1972], p. 96, abstract number 71. 
Abstract: “The Reverend Mr. Henry Caner, Missionary at Fairfield, by a Letter dated September 25, 1741, recommends the Bearer his Brother Mr. Richard Caner, to the Society, that by their favour he might be admitted into Holy Orders, if he should be found worthy of them; that he had a liberal Education, and taken the Degree of Master of Arts in Yale College in Connecticut; and had been of much Service to him already in the Capacity of a Schoolmaster, and in providing for the Necessities of the distant Churches of Norwalk, Ridgefield, and Stanford; who likewise petitioned the Society, that Mr. Richard Caner, might be ordained to assist them; and had subscribed towards this Support 20 £. Sterling per Annum; and the adjoining Missionaries of the Society testifying to his good Life and Conversation, and to his Abilities for the sacred Functions, the Society recommended him to Holy Orders, and, after his having been ordained Deacon and Priest, hath appointed him Assistant to his Brother, and to officiate at the Churches of Norwalk, Ridgefield, and Stanford, with the small Salary of 20 £. per Annum, the Society’s present Circumstances not permitting a greater. And it is hoped, he is by this Time arrived safe in New England, with several large Parcels of the Bible, Common Prayer Book, and of the Whole Duty of Man &c. which the Society took the Opportunity of sending by him to their Missionaries, for the Use of their several Parishes.”   An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society, pp. 42-43.
  75. Stein, Mimi. 50 Colorful years : The Clairol story. (Stamford, Connecticut): Clairol, Incorporated; 1982; 51 pp., ports, illus. color & b/w., paper covers, 28 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “50 Colorful Years / The Clairol Story /       / © 1982 Clairol Inc”
Location: CtSHi.
  76. Stewart, George. The story of a carillon – Being an account of a token of friendship from the Nestle’ Company to provide a carillon for the Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut, U. S. A., as a gesture of faith and international good will, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Forty-four. New York, (New York) : Privately Printed; 1944; (40) pp., paper covers, illus. color & b/w., map, 29 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads : “THE / STORY / OF A / CARILLON / Being an account of a token of friendship from / the Nestlé Company to provide a carillon for the Presbyterian Church / of Stamford, Connecticut, U. S. A., as a gesture of faith and international good will, / in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Forty-four. / By / GEORGE STEWART /       / PRIVATELY PRINTED / NEW YORK / MCMXLIV [1944]”   Imprint on last page reads: Designed And Printed In The United States Of America By J. C. Dillon Company, Inc., New York, N.Y.                 Location: Ct, CtHi, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, GEU, IdU, InU, MH, NcD, NCH, NjP, NNC, NNU, NNUT, PBL, PSC, WU.         Parks (No. 8625).     Author was the 12th minister of the First Presbyterian Church, Stamford, Connecticut.
The Nestlé Company, which transferred their corporate operations to Stamford during World War II, by way of their President, Doctor Edouard Muller, donated the resources to provide a carillon of twenty-six bells for the local First Presbyterian Church.
  77. Stewart, Mary Ann (Stewart, David L., Mrs.) Long Ridge Congregational Church records, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, July 5, 1842 to June 21, 1907 / copied by Mrs. David L. Stewart, Jr. (Stamford, Connecticut): Stamford Chapter NSDAR [National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution].; 1990; [vi], 192, [8] pp., table of contents, index, paper covers, 28 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “LONG RIDGE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH RECORDS / STAMFORD, FAIRFIELD, CONNECTICUT / July 5, 1842 to June 21, 1907 / Copied by Mrs. David L. Stewart, Jr. / and presented through / STAMFORD CHAPTER NSDAR / Connecticut Society / Daughters of the American Revolution / Mrs. Harold S. Hemstreet, State Regent / Mrs. Barbara Astyk, State Chairman / Genealogical Records Committee / 1988 /       / © Mary Ann Stewart, January, 1990” 
Location: Ct, CtS, CtSHi, DLC.       “Stamford Chapter NSDAR Dedicates This Volume To Mrs. Clifford Provost Wicks, Jr.[,] Founder of the Stamford Genealogical Society, Inc.[:] Mrs. Barbara Astyk, State Chairman[,] Genealogical Records Committee [:] Mrs. John M. Baker, Chapter Regent [:] 1988” p. [iii].
  78. Stoddard, Roger E. “Oscar Wegelin, pioneer bibliographer of American literature.” Papers of The Bibliographical Society of America. 1962; Vol. 56 pp. 237-247; ISSN: 0006-128X.
Notes: Published by The Bibliographical Society of America, New York, New York. 
Location: Ct, CtMW, CtNbC, CtNlC, CtU, DLC, MB, MChB, MWalB, MWelC.           Includes “A List of Oscar Wegelin’s Bibliographical Works,” pp. 242-247.
An amateur poet and New York bookseller of note, Wegelin specialized in early American poetry and literature. His sister Lydia married one of the Schleicher brothers who manufactured pianos in Stamford. In 1916, he issued a privately printed memorial upon her death. He published the first bibliography of Stamford, Connecticut.
  79. Story Thomas. A journal of the life of Thomas Story, containing an account of his remarkable convincement of and embracing the principles of truth as held by the people called Quakers and also of his travels and labours in the service of the gospel, with many occurrences and observations. Newcastle upon Tyne. Printed by I. Thompson. 1747; (4), iv, 768, 8 pp., 35 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “A / JOURNAL / OF THE / LIFE / OF / THOMAS STORY: / Containing, an ACCOUNT of his / REMARKABLE CONVINCEMENT / Of, and EMBRACING the / PRINCIPLES of TRUTH, / As held by the PEOPLE called / QUAKERS; / And also, of his TRAVELS and LABOURS in the / SERVICE of the GOSPEL: / With many other OCCURRENCES and OBSERVATIONS./ – /     / = / NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE: / Printed by ISAAC THOMPSON and Company, at the New Printing-office on the Side. / – / MDCCXLVII [1747]”
 For references to Stamford, Connecticut and to the Rev. John Davenport, see: pp. 177-193, 249, 254.
Location: CSmH, CtY, CU, DeU, DLC, FU, IaU, ICN, ICU, MBAt, MH, MiU, MiU-C, MnU, MoSW, MoU, MWA, MWiW-C, NBu, NBuG, NcD, NIC, NjP, NjPT, NmU, NN, NPV, NNUT, OCl, OOxM, OU, PBL, PBm, PHC, PLF, PPiU, PU, RPB, RPJCB, Vi, ViU, ViW, WaS, WHi.             Smith (p. 638).       Sabin (No. 92324).                                                                For additional information on Thomas Story and his travel companion Roger Gill, see: William Evans and Thomas Evans, editors, “The Friends’ Library” (1846), vol. 10, pp. 99-107. / E. B. Huntington, History of Stamford, Connecticut 1641-1868. (1868), pp. 131-134 (contains an extract from Roger Gills’ journal). / Sidney Lee, editor, Dictionary of National Biography. (1898), vol. 54, pp. 431-432 (“Story accompanied (William) Penn to Ireland in 1698, … . In November of that year he sailed for Pennsylvania, where, at the request of Penn, who shortly followed, he remained sixteen years. He was chosen the first recorder of Philadelphia by a charter of 25 Oct. 1701, was a member of the council of state, keeper of the great seal, master of the rolls, and in 1706 elected mayor of Philadelphia.”). / Harriette Merrifield Forbes, New England Diaries, 1602-1800. A Descriptive Catalogue Of Diaries, Orderly Books, And Sea Journals. (1923), p. 276. / Walton H. Rawls, Century Book Of The Long Island Historical Society. (1964), pp. 175-176. / Estelle F. Feinstein, Stamford from Puritan To Patriot – The Shaping of a Connecticut Community, 1641-1774. (1976), pp. 133-135, 227 (notes 15, 16).                 
Abstract: “Anno 1699 ……. 
On the 26th, we set forward for Rhode Island, about 200 Miles by Land, accompanied by Horseman Moliueux and Samuel Palmer, to Stanford, in the Colony of Connecticut. It is a considerable Village; and we coming in before Night, inclined to have a Meeting there. We acquainted the Widow Weed, our Landlady, with our Intention, and desired of her the Liberty of her House for that Purpose; which she readily granted, so far as it was in her Power; for their Laws and Magistrates were very strict and severe against Friends, of whom there was not one in all that Country. To secure the good Woman from any Hurt, by her Good-will toward us, we went to a Justice of the Peace, and informed him of our Intention. He was an ancient Man, and moderate in his natural Temper, but worse for his Religion. He questioned the Sufficiency of our Calling to that Service. What Call, said we, dost thou think is necessary in that Case? The Call of the People, said he. Our Calling is of GOD, said we; and if the People hear us, let the Truth in their Hearts (to which we desire to be made manifest) judge whether we be called of GOD; and any other Calling we do not regard. Then, said he, I will not tolerate you. We do not come for thy Toleration, said I, ye being Presbyterians or Independents; but only to acquaint thee with our Purpose, as thou art a Magistrate, and we being Strangers, there might be no Surprize by such a Concourse of People. Then he gave us a Hint, that he would use Means to deter them from coming to hear us; and so we returned to our Inn. ……     
The Time came, and many of the People; and, whilst we sat in Silence, came a Constable, and another to assist him, with a Warrant from one John Sillick, the Mayor of the Town; in which were several Invectives and false Charges against us, as Hereticks, Blasphemers, Deniers of CHRIST, and the like; dictated (as we conjectured from some Circumstances) by their Priest, who went out of the Town and left his flock. 
The Warrant being read, I stood up and acquainted the People with the Law of Toleration in England, the Moderation of the King, and Temper of the Government and People there toward us; and that they of Connecticut ought not (by their Charter) to have any Law there to the contrary: But the Constable and his rude Assistant replied, They did not depend upon the Laws of England, but stood upon their own Foundation; and they had a Law, that no Quaker should have any Meeting among them, and none there should be; and then commanded us to be gone.   …….
The Constables, not being able to effect their Purpose upon us, commanded the People to disperse; some of whom still remaining, they at last commanded our Hostess to forbid us her House; which she did with trembling; and then we went into the Streets, and through them, my Companion crying with a loud Voice all along, ‘Wo, wo, wo, to the Inhabitants of this Place, who profess God and Christ, without the Knowledge of God, and void of his Fear’, with some such other Words, in that Power and Dread that amazed many of the People; and we going back towards the Inn, and standing before the Door in the Street, many came about us; and there he had a pretty full and good Time among them.   …….

That Evening we went forward to Fairfield, about 20 Miles, and lodged at the House of one Philip Lewis; He told us there was to be a great Meeting of their People, and a Quarterly Lecture, in that Place next Day, to the Inhabitants of severl Townships and all their Ministers. We took notice of it, but said nothing; but, in the Morning, my Companion told me, he thought he could not go clear from thence if he did not go to the Lecture; at which I was well pleased, for I had likewise a secret Inclination to be at the Meeting; … .     …….
And, returning to my Companion at the Inn, thither came the Priest of Stanford [John Davenport], before mentioned, to enquire privately of our Landlord, whether we intended to appear at their Lecture; which he not knowing, but as he conjectured by our staying, told him he would enquire of us; and then we were free to tell him, it might so fall out; which he told the Priest; who took it for granted, and returned to the rest; … “.       Thomas Story, pp.178-179, 181.
  80. Strother, Horatio T. The Underground railroad in Connecticut. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press; 1962; 262 pp., illus., maps, notes, bibliography, d. w., 22 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “[printers’ ornament] / [cut of a runaway slave] / The Underground Railroad / in Connecticut / By HORATIO T. STROTHER /       / Wesleyan University Press: MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT / [printers’ ornament]”
For references to the Underground railroad in Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 118, 120-121, 229.
Location: Ct, CtAns, CtAv, CtB, CtBran, CtBris, CtChh, CtDabN, CtDer, CtDur, CtEham, CtEhar, CtEly, CtFa, CtFar, CtFaU, CtGl, CtGre, CtGro, CtGu, CtH, CtHamd, CtHi, CtHT, CtM, CtMer, CtMil, CtMW, CtNa, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNh, CtNhH, CtNl, CtNowa, CtNowi, CtOl, CtPlv, CtPut, CtRi, CtS, CtSHi, CtSi, CtSoP, CtSthi, CtStr, CtSU, CtSw, CtTmp, CtU, CtWal, CtWB, CtWhar, CtWhav, CtWillE, CtWilt, CtWind, CtWrf, CtY, DLC, MB, MH, NN.
Porter (No. 873).       Collier (p. 244).       Parks (No. 1644).
Abstract: “Those who came by this route found protection at the Underground station operated by Benjamin Daskam in Stamford. He had several different hiding places at his disposal, to be used as discretion indicated; he once concealed a runaway in a neighbor’s barn, while another was secreted in the belfry of the Presbyterian church. He acted as a conductor also, taking his charges in a hay wagon to a man named Weed in Darien.”   Horatio T. Strother, pp. 120-121. (Copyright 1962 by Wesleyan University Press.   Reproduced with permission.)
  81. Suttie, Roscoe Henry. Report on the water resources of Connecticut. Hartford, Connecticut: Published by the State; 1928; 168, vii pp., paper covers, illus., map, index, 23 cm. (Connecticut geological and natural history survey.; v. Bulletin No. 44). 
Notes: Title page reads: “Report on the Water Resources of / Connecticut /     / By / Roscos [sic] Henry Suttie; C. E. / Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Yale University /     / [cut of the seal of the State of Connecticut] /       / HARTFORD / Printed by the State Geological and Natural History Survey / 1928″
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 45, 133, 138, 160-161.
Location: Ct, CtDer, CtFaU, CtH, CtHT, CtMW, CtNhH, CtNlC, CtU, CtWillE, CtY, DLC, MH. 
Abstract: Contains statistical information on the Shippan Water and Realty Company, Springdale Water Company and Stamford Water Company.
  82. Swan, Herbert S. (Herbert Siegfried). Plan of a metropolitan suburb, Stamford, Connecticut. Stamford, Connecticut: (Stamford) Town Plan Commission; 1929; 127 pp., paper covers, illus., maps, diagrams, 27 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “Plan of a Metropolitan Suburb / STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT /     / Town Plan Commission /     / 1929 /     / HERBERT S. SWAN / City Planner, New York / GEORGE W. TUTTLE / Engineer / ERWIN T. MULLER     WALTER S. DIVER / Associate City Planners”             Statement on reverse of title page reads: “This report of Herbert S. Swan was received and accepted by the Town Plan Commission / at a meeting on May 20, 1926, but publication was delayed until September, 1929.”         Imprint on reverse of last page reads: “THE R. H. CUNNINGHAM PRESS, INC. / STAMFORD, CONN.”                                           
Location: Ct, CtMW, CtS, CtSHi, CtY, CU, DLC, FMU, InLP, InNd, MB, MH, MNS, MiU, MnU, NcD, NhD, NIC, NjP, NjR, NSchU, TM, ViU.   Harvey (p. 42).               For additional information on this report, see: Estelle F. Feinstein and Joyce S. Pendery, Stamford – An Illustrated History. (1984), p. 111.   For other articles and planning studies by Herbert Siegfried Swan, see: Hubbard & McNamara (pp. 38, 47, 58, 68, 70, 91, 96, 116, 117, 118, 121, 140, 147).       
Abstract: “Conclusion. – Many things need be considered in building a city. Viewed in a detailed and technical way such things as streets, railroads, freight stations, railroad grade crossings, land subdivisions, parks, playgrounds and schools are exceedingly dry and uninteresting. That is probably why most people are so indifferent to them. Yet these are the very flesh and bone of which every community is made. The chief difference between a well-ordered and ill-ordered community lies in the detailed execution and adjustment of these improvements to one another. The Stamford Town Plan takes care of these improvements both individually and collectively.” Herbert Siegfried Swan, p. 125.
  83. Swartwout, Egerton. “Ferguson Library, Stamford, Conn.” Architecture. 1913 Feb 15; Vol. 27 (No. 2) pp. 27, 29, 31, 34. plates 11, 12. 
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: DLC, MB.         
Abstract: “The general appearance of the building was governed by the location and the amount of money at the disposal of the library board. The latter was not sufficient for a stone building, nor even for stone columns and cornices, nor could elaborate furniture be provided, nor decorations, but after all I don’t regret its lack of these things. It is a simple library in a large country town; it is fireproof and light, and seems satisfactorily adapted to its purposes; it is well located, at the head of the Main Street with the pediment on the axis of the street; and – it is not an imitation of a project for a Palace of Justice done in terra cotta in that modest and unassuming way which is characteristic of the early Carnegie style of architecture.” Egerton Swartwout, pp. 29, 31.

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