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  1. Tanner, Ogden. “Marshall Plan: Pat Marshall makes home life a little sweeter and a lot more affordable for Stamford residents.” Connecticut’s Finest : People and Places. 1987 Autumn; p. 8.
Notes: Published by Whittle Communications L.P., Hartford, Connecticut.
Location: Ct, CtB, CtBris, CtH, CtHi, CtManc, CtSHi, CtSoP.
Details the activities of Pat Marshall and her work with New Neighborhoods, Inc. of Stamford, Connecticut.
  2. Tarshish, Manuel B. “Expensive control = Increased profit.” Publishers’ Weekly. 1968 Sep 16; Vol. 194 pp. 62-63; ISSN: 0000-0019.
Notes: Published by R. R. Bowker Co., New York, New York.       
Location: CtHT, CtNh, CtU, CtWillE, DLC. 
The story of the Barrett Bookstore, 388 Summer Street, Stamford, Connecticut. Since 1966 it was owned and managed by David Rose.
  3. Tatlock, W. William. The re-building of the church : A sermon preached in the Sunday school room of St. John’s Parish, Stamford, Conn., on Sunday, February 2, 1890. Stamford, Connecticut: Gillespie Brothers, Printers; 1890; 11 pp., paper covers, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE RE-BUILDING OF THE CHURCH. / – / A SERMON, / PREACHED IN THE SUNDAY SCHOOL ROOM / – OF – / ST. JOHN’S PARISH, / STAMFORD, CONN., / On Sunday, February 2d, 1890. / By W. TATLOCK, D. D., Rector. / – / STAMFORD, CONN. : / GILLESPIE BROS., PRINTERS. / 1890.”
Location: CtSHi. 
Abstract: “It has been requested that this sermon, preached after the burning of the parish church on Friday, January 24th, 1890, might be printed and sent to all members of the congregation, and also to those who at any time have been members of it. The co-operation of those who desire to take part in the building of the third parish church of St. John’s is invited.” William Tatlock, p. 3.
—————————————————————-And now, a word as to the measure of our enterprise – how shall we ascertain it? 
First of all, let us be earnest. Face the real requirements of this occasion.
Second, let us be reasonable. Do not undertake what is beyond our ability to carry out. We should do what we can now, and do it in such a way that others who come after us may have something to spend themselves upon. The church should be noble – an inspiration for our successors to adorn and complete it worthily. And, by all means, avoid debt. That is always a hindrance and discouragement – depressing and disheartening to minister and people, hindering their current everyday usefulness.” William Tatlock, pp. 7-8.
  4. Tatlock, William. Address in memory of the Rev. Ebenezer Dibblee, D.D. : for fifty-one years the minister of St John’s Church, Stamford : delivered in St. John’s Church, Sunday, May 29, 1881. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Herald print; 1881; 14 pp., paper covers, 20 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “ADDRESS, / IN MEMORY OF / THE REV. EBENEZER DIBBLEE, D. D., / For Fifty-one Years the Minister of St. John’s / Church, Stamford. / – / DELIVERED IN ST. JOHN’S CHURCH, SUNDAY, MAY 29, 1881, / BY / The Rev. William Tatlock, D. D., / RECTOR / –   / STAMFORD, CONN.: / STAMFORD HERALD PRINT. / 1881.”
Location: CtHi, CtHT, CtMW, MWA, PHi.
The Connecticut Historical Society copy bears an inscription on the title page “Mr. Ferguson” and a library stamp stating “TRINITY COLLEGE LIBRARY / GIFT OF / PROF. HENRY FERGUSON”
Abstract: “In connection with the placing of a monumental tombstone over his remains, last Thursday, I propose this morning to recall the life and ministry of Dr. Ebenezer Dibblee, for fifty-one years minister of St. John’s church. In 1745 he “read prayers” here, before his ordination. From 1748 to 1784 he was a missionary of the English Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts; and after the Revolution, from 1784 to 1799, he was the rector of the parish. His life has never yet been written; and so far as I know, the attempt I make this morning is the first attempt that has ever been made to give any complete record of a life and a work that were very influential in their day and very worthy of record. And as the founder of this parish, whose teachings made our predecessors and the ancestors of many among us whatever they were as Christians and as Churchmen, and so have shaped the influences which have made many of us what we are, a record of his life may interest us personally.”   William Tatlock, p. 3.
  5. Tatlock, William. The Church’s duty in reference to the criminal classes. : A sermon, preached in St. John’s Church, Stamford, in aid of the Stamford Association Auxiliary to the Prisoners’ Friends’ Corporation of Connecticut. Stamford, Connecticut: Stamford Advocate Steam Press; 1876; 17, [1] pp., paper covers, 21 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “The Church’s Duty in reference to the Criminal Classes. /   –   / A SERMON, / PREACHED IN / ST. JOHN’S CHURCH, / STAMFORD, / IN AID OF THE STAMFORD ASSOCIATION AUXILIARY TO THE PRISONERS’ FRIENDS’ CORPORATION OF CONNECTICUT. / BY THE / Rev. WILLIAM TATLOCK, Rector. /   –   / STAMFORD, CONN. / STAMFORD ADVOCATE STEAM PRESS. / 1876.”
Location: CtSHi, MiU-C, MWA, NHi.
Last page blank.
Abstract: “The ministers of the several congregations in town have been requested by a committee of its citizens to call the attention of all good people to the duty of diminishing crime by the reformation of criminals. In some of its aspects it is a matter which may well claim our attention here, for it is a very practical application of the principles of Christianity to some of the most serious and painful facts and necessities of our social order. …….

Do not run away in the outset with the idea that anybody wants to make the consequences of wrong-doing lighter to him who does it, that we propose to advocate any weak sentimentalism, any coddling up of criminals. Over the very threshold of any movement for preventing crime and reforming criminals we must write the inspired motto, “The way of transgressors is hard.” It ought to be hard, and society ought to make it hard – hard, but effective, and not weakly cruel. If it shall appear, however, that under our present system we are manufacturing criminals, and training those we have still further in crime, that we are imperiling society instead of protecting it, that we are developing the evil in evil men when we might restrain it, and restraining the good in them when we might develop it, then we shall have established a claim to the consideration not only of order-loving citizens, but also of just and charitable Christian men.”   William Tatlock, pp. 3, 4-5.
  6. Tatlock, William. Memorial sermons, delivered from the Stamford pulpit : on the death of James A. Garfield, President of the United States. Lansing, Isaac J.; Lathrop, Edward; Scoville, Samuel, and Vail, R. P. H. (Richard Philip Hart). Stamford, Connecticut: Wm. W. Gillespie & Co.; (1881); 24 pp., paper covers, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads “MEMORIAL SERMONS, / DELIVERED FROM THE STAMFORD PULPIT, ON / THE DEATH OF / JAMES A. GARFIELD, / President of the United States. /     / STAMFORD, CONN. : / WM. W. GILLESPIE & CO., PUBLISHERS, / PRICE 15 CENTS.”
Location: CtS, NN.
Title is on cover.
This work contains five sermons.
They are as follows:
Rev. Dr. [William] Tatlock’s Address. Delivered in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Stamford, Conn., Monday, Sept. 26th, 1881, pp. 1-3.The man we mourn. Eulogy by Rev. Isaac J. Lansing, Delivered in the Methodist Episcopal Church, Stamford, Conn., Burial day, September 26, 1881, pp. 5-10.Unmurmuring submission. Memorial sermon, preached in the Stamford Baptist Church, on Sunday, September 25, 1881, by Rev. Edward Lathrop, D. D., pp. 11-14.
Rev. Samuel Scoville’s sermon. Preached at the memorial services for President Garfield, in the Congregational Church, Stamford, pp. 15-18.
The fallen cedar. A memorial sermon upon President Garfield, preached in the Stamford Presbyterian Church, on Sunday, September 25th., 1881, by Rev. R[ichard] P[hilip] H[art] Vail., pp. 19-24.
  7. Tatlock, William. Non omnis moriar [I shall not all die]. n.p.; n.d.; [4] pp., paper covers, 15 cm. 
Notes: Non omnis moriar [I shall not all die]. Horace : Odes, III. xxx. 6.       
Caption title reads: “Mon [sic] Omnis Moriar”
Location: CtSHi.
  8. Tatlock, William. Our Parish buildings : Address, delivered in St. John’s Church, Stamford, on Sunday, March 21st, 1869, by the Rector; together with the statement of the Building Committee and other documents. Stamford, Connecticut: The Building Committee [St. John’s Episcopal Church]; 1869; 28 pp., paper covers, 21 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “Our Parish Buildings. / [printers’ ornament] / ADDRESS, / DELIVERED IN / ST. JOHN’S CHURCH, STAMFORD, / ON / SUNDAY, MARCH 21st, 1869, / BY THE RECTOR, / TOGETHER WITH THE STATEMENT OF THE BUILDING COMMITTEE, / AND OTHER DOCUMENTS / [printers’ ornament] / PUBLISHED BY THE BUILDING COMMITTEE FOR THE INFORMATION OF THE PARISHIONERS / OF ST. JOHN’S CHURCH. / [printers’ ornament] / STAMFORD : / WM. W. GILLESPIE & CO.., STEAM PRINTERS. / 1869.” 
Location: CtSHi (Xerox copy). There is an original copy of this pamphlet in the archives of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Stamford, Connecticut.
Abstract: “This church has sittings for nearly 700 persons. There are about 450 communicants in the Parish, and certainly not less than 1300 persons look to this as their parish church – twice the number that can be provided with sittings in the pews. And when pews are rented entire, a larger accommodation is necessary than in a free church. The number of families in the parish is not far from 300. We do not, therefore, require 300 pews, but it certainly is not too much to say that we require 150. And the demand increases every year, so that to provide for the present needs and the probable growth of the parish with the growth of the town, it is desirable that before very long additional sittings should be provided. Perhaps the pressure upon us is not such as absolutely to necessitate the enlargement of the church during the present year, but there is a serious and pressing duty upon us, which we ought not and I believe are not willing to postpone, to put the building in good order. And it will be well to consider whether, when this is done, we had not better undertake to do, at once, all that is necessary to be done in order to make it adequate, as well as seemly, for the purposes of the parish during the next ten years.” (William Tatlock), pp. 9-10.
  9. Tatlock, William. A pastoral address, to the congregation of St. John’s Church, Stamford : In relation to a plan for promoting the adequate maintenance of the parish; for aiding in church missions, and for increasing the funds for building a new church and rectory. By the Rector, on Sunday, January 27th, 1878. Stamford, Connecticut: St. John’s Episcopal Church; 1878; 16 pp., paper covers, 20 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “A PASTORAL ADDRESS, / TO THE CONGREGATION OF / ST. JOHN’S CHURCH, / STAMFORD, / IN RELATION TO / A PLAN FOR PROMOTING THE ADEQUATE MAINTENANCE OF THE PARISH; / FOR AIDING IN CHURCH MISSIONS, AND FOR INCREASING / THE FUNDS FOR BUILDING A NEW CHURCH / AND RECTORY. / BY THE RECTOR, / ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 27th, 1878. / – / STAMFORD, CONN.: / STAMFORD ADVOCATE STEAM PRESS. / 1878.”
Location: CtSHi (Xerox copy). There is an original copy of this pamphlet in the archives of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Stamford, Connecticut. 
Abstract: “Several weeks since the Rector and Vestry called an informal meeting, of parishioners for conference on various matters of present and prospective interest to the parish. It was quite informal – the purpose being not to take action, but to consider what action it would be wise to take. The conference was very satisfactory so far as it went, and it was felt to be desirable that a further conference should be held, with more particular reference to the erection of a new church. Such a conference will be held to-morrow evening, at the Chapel, at 7:30 p.m., and in behalf of the Vestry, as well as for myself, I bespeak of a full attendance of the men of the congregation. Of all of them, but especially the younger men who are wont to think themselves not included in such invitations. They will not be so young as they now are when the plans to be proposed shall have been accomplished. I think that this venerable parish, in which so many of them have been born and nurtured, and which they regard with so much reverence and love, is about to enter on a new stage of advancement, and I would like to see its young men in at its beginning and its end, and all through.”   William Tatlock, p. 3.
  10. Tatlock, William. The revelation of God in Christ and other sermons, preached at St. John’s Church, Stamford, Conn., by the late Rev. William Tatlock, D. D., Rector. New York, (New York): J. Pott & Co.; 1897; [4], 310 pp., 19 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE REVELATION OF GOD / IN CHRIST AND OTHER SER- / MONS, PREACHED AT ST. / JOHN’S CHURCH, STAMFORD, / CONNECTICUT, BY THE LATE / REVEREND WILLIAM TATLOCK, / D. D., RECTOR. /       / NEW YORK, JAMES POTT & CO., / PUBLISHERS, FOURTH AVENUE / AND TWENTY-SECOND STREET, / A. D. 1897.”
Half title reads: “SERMONS / BY / WILLIAM TATLOCK, / PRIEST AND DOCTOR.”
The Wesleyan University copy is inscribed: “To Bishop Williams from Florence P. Tatlock, May 6th, 1897.”
This work contains nineteen sermons and one address. 
They are as follows:
The Revelation of God in Christ. Christmas Day, S. John’s, Stamford, December 25, 1891, pp. 1-16.
The Revelation of God in the Old Testament scriptures. Second Sunday in Advent, S. John’s, Stamford, December 13, 1891, pp. 17-36.
God’s purpose in the life of Joseph. S. John’s, Stamford, July 14, 1878, pp. 37-52.
The Atonement. Good Friday, S. John’s, Stamford, April 15, 1881, pp. 53-66.
The intercession of Christ. Second morning lesson, Sunday after Accession, S. John’s, Stamford, May 6, 1894, pp. 67-80.
The unsolved problems of life disposed of by the Incarnation – God’s gift of His Son. Epistle, first Sunday after Trinity, S. John’s, Stamford, June 12, 1887, pp. 81-98.
Christ the first-fruits. Easter Day, S. John’s, Stamford, April 9, 1882, pp. 99-110.
Looking up, and not down. For Lent, S. John’s, Stamford, March 10, 1895, pp. 111-122.
Glorying in the cross of Christ. Epistle, fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, S. John’s, Stamford, September 22, 1895, pp. 123-138.
Man’s need of the Divine Trinity. Trinity Sunday, S. John’s, Stamford, June 20, 1886, pp. 139-152.
God’s seeking the sinner. Second lesson, eighteenth Sunday after Trinity, S. John’s, Stamford, October 1, 1893, pp. 153-170.
The sinner’s seeking God. S. John’s, Stamford, February 11, 1894, pp. 171-184.
St. Barnabas The Apostle. St. Barnabas’ Day, S. John’s, Stamford, June 11, 1882, pp. 185-200.
Worldly policy. S. John’s, Stamford, 1882, pp. 201-216.
Prayer : a law of the natural and of the spiritual world. S. John’s, Stamford, August 17, 1873, pp. 217-234.
The purging of the floor. S. John’s, Stamford, December 7, 1890, pp. 235-246.
Inspiration and its limitations. Whit-Sunday, S. John’s, Stamford, May 13, 1894, pp. 247-262.
Christian training. Third Sunday in Advent, St. John’s, Stamford, 1894, pp. 263-278.
The burial service. First Sunday after Easter, S. John’s, Stamford, April 13, 1890, pp. 279-292.
Address at the first service in the third parish church of St. John’s, Stamford, 1891. All Saints’ Day, Sunday, November 1st, 1891, pp. 293-310.
Location: CtHT, CtMW, GEU, NN.   
Abstract: “And now, to come back to this building in which we are assembled for the first time to-day, what was it that we set out to do in its erection? The underlying motives and principles of our undertaking were set forth in my sermon of February second, last year. On those principles we have proceeded, I think, consistently. We have done – what we set out to do. We set out to build a church for the honor and worship of our God – one which should adequately express the religious sentiment, the convictions of duty towards God, of a congregation not small nor feeble; one which had long and honorable traditions, sufficient means (though perhaps not so ample as some suppose), education in Church principles; which had as a rule been responsive to the claims of religion upon them; which was placed in a position of influence and respect in a large, and growing, and generally prosperous community. This church was to be representative of the Christian religion in this place, inasmuch as its members are largely the representative men of the community, and cannot, and would not if they could, escape their consequent responsibility on its religious side. And we set out to build a church, not a meeting-house – a mere place of assembly – but a church which should embody the results of many centuries of growth in the conceptions of ecclesiastical architecture, every line of which should have its meaning and purpose. I am thankful that there are no modern architectural fads about this building; it is an Episcopal parish church, and cannot be mistaken for anything else. It is for the accommodation of a congregation, and it is also for their education, and the education of their children, and their children’s children, in the idea that the worship of Almighty God is a thing of dignity, and cost, and sacrifice. It was not to be constructed according to any merely utilitarian standard – it was to be a work of Christian art – beauty, nobility, dignity, solemnity, were to be its characteristics. It was to be a permanent structure, solidly built, reasonably secure from fire and storm, an enduring monument of piety. Can any one give any good reason why the house of God should not be the best and noblest building in the town? Suppose the finest building in the town were a bank – what would be the story that fact would tell? The Christian sentiment is, that the church should be the noblest, and we have desired to give expression to this Christian sentiment, that what is offered and dedicated for God’s service should be the best – THE BEST.”   William Tatlock, pp. 301-303.
  11. Tatlock, William. Sin of drunkenness, and its remedy. Sermons, preached in St. John’s Church, Stamford, February 12, and March 19, 1882. Stamford, Connecticut: Wm. W. Gillespie & Co.; 1882; 9 pp., paper covers, 24 cm. 
Notes: Location: CtSHi, CtY
Printed For Private Distribution, Wm. W. Gillespie & Co., Steam Printers. Title and imprint only on cover. There are two sermons in this pamphlet. Sin Of Drunkenness, And Its Remedy. Sermon Preached By Rev. Dr. Tatlock, In St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sunday, February 12, 1882. (pp. 1-5); Practical Considerations as to Parochial Methods of Promoting Temperance. An Address Delivered In St. John’s Church, Stamford, Sunday, March 19, 1882. (pp. 6-9).     For additional information on the post Civil War era temperance movement in Stamford, see: Estelle F. Feinstein, Stamford in the Gilded Age. The Political Life of a Connecticut Town 1868-1893. (1973), pp. 86-93. 
Abstract: “I have no new devices to recommend for obtaining spiritual strength against drunkenness and what leads to it. There are the old and well-tried means of grace, prayer and sacraments. If these will not answer, then nothing will. Only, they must be used with an earnest and true purpose; no mere formal saying of prayers, public or private, but praying, supplicating, beseeching God as for things you really want, and not merely ought to want; no mere perfunctory and conventional going up to the monthly communion, but a conscious approach with open hand and open heart to the Source of life and strength whose Body and Blood, given and shed for you, will lift you out of your low vitality, and ‘preserve your body and soul unto everlasting life.’ You are to make religion and the church which embodies it a reality to you, to make them of your very life. This is to ‘walk in the Spirit,’ and then ‘ye shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.’ ” William Tatlock, p. 5.
  12. Taylor, Deems. “Birthplace of a new American opera.” Home & Field. 1931 Feb; pp. 22-26; ISSN: 0018-6422.
Notes: Published by Field Publications, Inc., New York, New York. 
Deems Taylor (composer, author, lecturer, music critic) is perhaps best remembered as the commentator in Walt Disney’s classic film Fantasia. The Taylor-Kennedy house is located at 349 Haviland Road, Stamford, Connecticut.               
Location: CtU, CtY, DLC, ICRL, MnU, NN, TxArU, ViBlbV.
  13. Taylor, John M. (John Metcalf). The witchcraft delusion in colonial Connecticut, 1647 – 1697. New York, (New York): Grafton Press; 1908; xv, 172 pp., index, bibliography, 20 cm. (H. R. Stiles. Grafton historical series). 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE WITCHCRAFT / DELUSION IN COLONIAL / CONNECTICUT / 1647 – 1697 /   / BY / JOHN M. TAYLOR / Author of “Maximillian and Carlotta, a Story of Imperialism,” and / “Roger Ludlow, the Colonial Lawmaker” /     / [printers’ mark of Richard Grafton] /     / THE GRAFTON PRESS / PUBLISHERS     NEW YORK”             For references to the trial of Elizabeth Clason of Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 73-76, 101-116, 154, 157. Includes verbatim transcript of the indictment and testimonies submitted at the trial. An annotated copy of this work (1969 reprint) in the library at the Stamford Historical Society contains marginalia by Ronald Marcus, citing locations of some manuscript sources.       Reprinted in 1969, 1971, 1974, 1984 and 1989, therefore locations are in two sections.                                                                 
The following libraries own copies of the 1908 edition: CaBVaU, Ct, CtDab, CtFaU, CtHi, CtNhHi, CtSoP, CtY, CU, DLC, DNLM, GU, ICN, MB, MH, MiU-C, MtU, MWA, NcD, NIC, NjNbS, NN, OCl, ODW, OO, OrU, PHC, PHi, PPA, PSC, RPB, RPJCB, TU, ViU, WaS.                                                                                                                          The following libraries own copies of a reprint: CtBhl, CtBo, CtBran, CtDab, CtDar, CtDu, CtEly, CtFa, CtFar, CtGl, CtHamd, CtHC, CtManc, CtMil, CtNb, CtNh, CtNl, CtNm, CtNowa, CtPlv, CtRi, CtS, CtSHi, CtSi, CtSthi, CtSu, CtSU, CtTmp, CtU, CtWal, CtWB, CtWhar, CtWilt, CtWtp, CtY.               Haywood (p. 189).       Kemp (p. 83).       Collier (p. 56).       Parks (No. 1666).
Collier (p. 56) states, “Witchcraft in the olden days has been one of the most intriguing subjects of inquiry for both the serious scholar and the amateur. And there is perhaps no other field in which the professionals and the amateurs are so far apart in their approach and understanding. Professional historians are trained to perceive past events as they were perceived by people living at the time. Amateurs are more likely to look upon attitudes and behavior of past generations as quaint or cute or ignorant. Witches really lived for our seventeenth-century ancestors, and their presence made a real difference in their lives and actions. They were as real to them as germs are to us. The subject is treated in an excellent, fairly recent bibliography by Steven H. Keeney: ‘Witchcraft in Colonial Connecticut and Massachusetts: An Annotated Bibliography,’ in Bulletin of Bibliography and Magazine Notes, 33 (Feb-Mar, 1976) 1:61-72. Keeney’s annotations are lively and useful – he pulls no punches when it comes to calling junk junk. There is much there not cited below, though we have listed the most significant works, including several not listed by Keeney.   The fullest Connecticut study is that of John M. Taylor, The Witchcraft Delusion in Connecticut, 1647-1697. (1908, reprinted by J. Edmund Edwards in Stratford, 1969). Taylor discovered that the first witch ever hanged in New England was hanged in Connecticut – Alse Young in 1647 – but he focuses on Mercy Disborough of Fairfield (the Westport part), the subject of Connecticut’s most famous case. Taylor lists thirty-five names between 1647 and 1697 and two in the eighteenth century. Keeney considers Taylor’s still the best study.”                                                         Abstract: “The forefathers believed in witchcraft – entering into compacts with the Devil – and in all its diabolical subtleties. They had cogent reasons for their belief in example and experience. They set it down in their codes as a capital offense. They found, as has been shown abundant authority in the Bible and in the English precedents. They anchored their criminal codes as they did their theology in the wide and deep haven of the Old Testament decrees and prophecies and maledictions, and doubted not that ‘the Scriptures do hold forth a perfect rule for the direction and government of all men in all duties which they are to perform to God and men.’     …..     This conspectus of witchcraft, old and new, of its development from the sorcery and magic of the ancients into the medieval theological dogma of the power of Satan, of its gradual ripening into an epidemic demonopathy, of its slow growth in the American colonies, of its volcanic outburst in the close of the seventeenth century, is relevant and appropriate to this account of the delusion in Connecticut, its rise and suppression, its firm hold on the minds and consciences of the colonial leaders for threescore years after the settlement of the towns, a chapter in Connecticut history written in the presence of the actual facts now made known and available, and with a purpose of historic accuracy.” John Metcalf Taylor, pp. 23, 34.
  14. Teaford, Jon C. “New life for an old subject: Investigating the structure of urban rule.” American Quarterly. 1985; Vol. 37 (No. 3); ISSN: 0003-0678.
Notes: Published by Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland.
Location: CaMWUC, CtBSH, CtDabN, CtFaU, CtHT, CtMW, CtNbC, CtNlC, CtU, Cu-Riv, DLC, DNGA, GU, In, InU, MH, NcRS, PHi, ViW.
Includes favorable comments on Stamford in the Gilded Age: The Political Life of a Connecticut Town 1868-1893. (1973) by Estelle F. Feinstein.
  15. Teleki, Gloria Roth. Baskets of rural America. New York, (New York): E. P. Dutton; 1975; xx, 202 pp., illus., bibliography, index, 22 cm. ISBN: 0-525-06140-1 (cloth). 
0-525-47409-9 (paper).
Notes: Location: CtEham, CtFa, CtFar, CtManc, CtMil, CtNc, CtRi, CtS, CtSHi, CtWal, CtWhar, CtWtp, DLC, MH.
For references to Dantown, a section of Stamford and New Canaan, Connecticut, see: pp. 8-10. 
Description of basket making in Dantown, including an interior photograph of Rezo Water’s basket shop.
  16. Terrick, Richard successively Bishop of Peterborough and of London. A sermon [on Isaiah 11 : 9] preached before the incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts: at their anniversary meeting in the parish church of St. Mary-le-Bow, on Friday, February 17, 1764. London: Printed by E. Owen and T. Harrison [etc.]; 1764; 124, [1] pp., paper covers, 22 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “A / SERMON / Preached before the / Incorporated SOCIETY / FOR THE / Propagation of the Gospel in / Foreign Parts; / AT THEIR / ANNIVERSARY MEETING / IN THE / Parish Church of ST. MARY-LE-BOW, / On FRIDAY February 17, 1764. / – / By the Right Reverend Father in GOD, / RICHARD Lord Bishop of PETERBOROUGH. / – / LONDON: / Printed by E. OWEN and T. HARRISON in / Warwick-Lane; and Sold by A. MILLAR / at Buchanan’s Head in the Strand. / – / MDCCLXIV [1764].”
Location: CtHT, CtSoP, CtY, DLC.
Includes “An abstract of the charter, and of the Proceedings of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign parts” has running title: “An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society.”
For additional information on Ebenezer Dibble and his letters of September 29, 1762, March 25 and September 29, 1763, see: Kenneth Walter Cameron Church of England in pre-Revolutionary Connecticut : new documents and letters concerning the loyalist clergy and the plight of their surviving church. Hartford [1976], leaves 118, 120, 124. 
Abstract: “The Rev. Mr. Dibblee, the Society’s Missionary at Stamford in Connecticut, in his Letter dated Sept. 29, 1762, writes, that the Number of Inhabitants in Stamford and Greenwich are computed at about 4767 Whites and 108 Blacks, the Number of Heads of Families in both Towns, professing the Church of England, 165, of actual Communicants 55; of Infants baptized in the preceding half Year 56 White and 2 Black, and 1 Adult. His Chapel of Ease at Horseneck, where he attends Divine Service the Second Sunday in each Month, is often much crowded, and he hopes his extraordinary Duty at Greenwich, where he attends an Evening Service and Preaching every Sunday, except Communion Days, after Evening Prayer and Preaching at Stamford, may be of singular Service, since both Church People and Dissenters give devout Attendance, and express an earnest Desire of his continuing to officiate among them as often as the Duties of his extensive Mission will admit. And by his Letters dated March 25, and Sept. 29, 1763, it appears, that his Parishioners, in all Parts of his Mission, behave themselves peaceably and religiously, and that from Michaelmas 1762, to Michaelmas 1763, he had baptized 80 Infants. At Mr. Dibblee’s Request, the Society have given a Bible and Common Prayer Book for the Use of his Chapel at Horseneck. By a Letter from Mr. St. George Talbot, dated July 1, 1763, the Society are informed, that by Mr. Talbot’s generous Encouragement, the Church of Stamford is decently finished, and 300 £. ordered by Mr. Talbot to be laid out in a Glebe conveniently situated, with a good House for the Use of Mr. Dibblee and his Successors in that Mission.”   An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society, pp. 66-67.
  17. Tetlow, Karin. “Green solace: A memorable green oasis by the Geddis Partnership.” Interiors. 1992 Dec; Vol. 151 (No. 12) pp. 60-61; ISSN: 0164-8470.
Notes: Published by BPI Communications, New York, New York.
Location: AU, CU-A, CoFS, CtB, CtY, DLC, DNLM, FU, ICarbS, INS, InU, IU, MH, MiDW, MnU, MoKU, MU, N, NjR, NNC, OCU, OU, P, PU, TxArU.   Description of an atrium donated to the Stamford Hospital, Carl and Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center by the Geddis Partnership.
  18. Thomas, John successively Bishop of Peterborough of Salisbury and of Winchester. A sermon preached before the incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts: at their anniversary meeting in the parish church of St. Mary-le-Bow, on Friday February 15, 1750. London: Printed by Edward Owen, and sold by J. Roberts [etc.]; 1751; 80 pp., paper covers, 22 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “A / SERMON / Preached before the / Incorporated SOCIETY / FOR THE / Propagation of the Gospel in / Foreign Parts; / AT THEIR / ANNIVERSARY MEETING / IN THE / Parish Church of ST. MARY-LE-BOW, / On FRIDAY February 15, 1750. / – / By the Right Reverend Father in GOD / JOHN Lord Bishop of PETERBOUROUGH. / – / LONDON: / Printed by EDWARD OWEN in Warwick-Lane; / And Sold by J. ROBERTS in Warwick-Lane; / and A. MILLAR, at Buchanan’s Head in the Strand. / – / MDCCLI. [175l].”
Location: CtHT, CtSoP, CtY.
Includes “An abstract of the charter and of the Proceedings of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts” (pp. 27-61) has running title: “An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society.”
For additional information on Ebenezer Dibble and his letter of March 26, 1750, see: Kenneth Walter Cameron The Church of England in pre-Revolutionary Connecticut: new documents and letters concerning the loyalist clergy and the plight of their surviving church. Hartford [1976], leaves 79-80.
Abstract: “The Reverend Mr. Dibble, the Society’s Missionary at Stanford, writes on March 26, 1750, that as the Interest of Religion is the great End of his Appointment, he hath the Pleasure to inform the Society, that his Labours are attended with visible Success in each Part of his extensive Mission, as appears from the Attendance on the publick Worship, and the Converts to it. He had a very numerous Audience on Christmas-day, and many Dissenters among them, some of whom declared they never saw a more regular or better order’d Christian Assembly.”   An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society, p. 45.
  19. Tidyman, W. F. and Brown, Helen A. “Extent and meaning of the loss in ‘transfer’ in spelling.” Elementary School Journal. 1917 Nov; Vol. 18 (No. 3) pp. 210-214; ISSN: 0013-5984.
Notes: Published by The University of Chicago at The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois.
Location: CaMWUC, CtB, CtNhH, CtU, CtY, DeU, DLC, InU, MB, MH, NcRS, NjR, NN, P, PU, ViBibV, ViW.
”W. F. TIDYMAN AND HELEN A. BROWN / Hart School, Stamford, Connecticut.”
Abstract: “It is a common observation of teachers that children stumble over words in composition which have been studied and apparently brought to a high stage of learning in the formal spelling periods. With this fact in mind we designed an experiment to determine just what part of the skill gained in the column presentation of words is carried over into contextual use. ……………………………………………………….                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The chief difficulty of our teaching has been that it has stopped short of the actual mastery of words. We have been satisfied with a high degree of efficiency in column tests and a scheme of reviews which would keep the efficiency up to a comparatively high level as revealed in these tests. This is all right in its place, but it does not go far enough. Spelling words in context is more than spelling words in isolation. In the latter case the child’s whole attention and effort are directed against getting each letter in its proper place. In contextual use, on the other hand, the attention is mainly given to thinking and the selection and placing of words. Attending to the ordering of letters is a burden on thinking. To be of practical value spelling must be carried to the point of free and accurate use in writing.”   W. F. Tidyman and Helen A. Brown, pp. 210, 213.
  20. Time, Inc. “Atomic show put on road.” Life. 1948 Jan 26; Vol. 24 (No. 4) pp. 29-31; ISSN: 0024-3019.
Notes: Published by Time Inc., Chicago, Illinois.       Popularly known as Life magazine.
Location: Ct, CtB, CtBl, CtBo, CtBris, CtBSH, CtDabN, CtH, CtHT, CtM, CtManc, CtMer, CtMW, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNc, CtNlC, CtNowa, CtSoP, CtSthi, CtWB, CtWhar, CtWill, CtWtp, CU-Riv, DLC, MCM, MnU, NcD, NN, NcRS, NvU, OrU, OU, PU, TxCM.
Description of the Atomic Energy Commission’s scientific educational tour of the United States, with Stamford, Connecticut as one of the initial stopover locations.
  21. — “Brilliant canopy for worship.” Architectural Forum. 1958 Apr; Vol. 108 (No. 4) cover, pp. 104-107; ISSN: 0003-8539.
Notes: Published by Time, Inc., New York, New York.                                              
Location: CtH, CtHT, CtNbC, CtNh, CtNlC, CtWB, CtU, DeU, DLC, In, InU, MnU, NcRS, OU, PU, TxLT, ViBlbV.                 White (p. 2).
Some of the architectural features of Stamford, Connecticut’s new First Presbyterian Church are featured in this article as well as on the cover.
  22. — “Connecticut: Fairfield Court, Stamford.” Architectural Forum. 1938 May; Vol. 68 (No. 5) pp. 354-355, 368-369; ISSN: 0003-8539.
Notes: Published by Time, Inc., New York, New York.                                                    
Location: CtH, CtNbC, CtNh, CtNlC, CtU, CtY, DeU, DLC, In, InU, MnU, NcRS, OU, PU, TxLT, ViBlbV.         White (p. 2).
Includes “Construction Outline” and unit plans for this public housing development.
  23. — “House in Stamford, Conn., designed by Bimel Kehm, is suited for work as well as living.” Architectural Forum. 1945 May; Vol. 82 (No. 5) pp. 126-127; ISSN: 0003-8539.
Notes: Published by Time Inc., New York, New York.     Includes floor plans.       The Hildreth Meiere house is located at 82 Erskine Road, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtB, CtNbC, CtNlC, CtU, CtY, DLC, DeU, In, InU, MB, MnU, NcRS, OU, PU, TxLT, ViBlbV.
The residence of Hildreth Meiere, mural painter.
  24. — “House near Stamford, Conn.: A shed roof and a rocky slope cleverly designed by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Barger in a design for their own home.” Architectural Forum. 1945 Oct; Vol. 83 (No. 4) pp. 86-87; ISSN: 003-8539.
Notes: Published by Time, Inc., New York, New York.     Includes floor plans.     The Raymond Barger house is located at 98 Old Long Ridge Road, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtB, CtNbC, CtNlC, CtU, CtY, DLC, DeU, In, InU, MB, MnU, NcRS, OU, PU, TxLT, ViBlbV.
  25. — “House near Stamford, Conn.: An unusual alteration by designers Alan Burnham and Albert Lee Hawes substitutes shed roofs and natural wood for fieldstone gables.” Architectural Forum. 1944 Jul; Vol. 81 (No. 1) pp. 103-107; ISSN: 0003-8539.
Notes: Published by Time, Inc., New York, New York.       Includes floor plans.     This house is located at 147 High Line Trail, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtB, CtNbC, CtNlC, CtU, CtY, DLC, DeU, In, InU, MB, MnU, NcRS, OU, PU, TxLT, ViBlbV.
Originally constructed entirely of fieldstone by an area builder, primarily as a summer home, it was refurbished to address the needs of making it livable throughout the year.
  26. — “Lofty, luminous church.” Life. 1958 Mar; Vol. 44 (No. 13) pp. 80-81; ISSN: 0024-3019.
Notes: Published by Time Inc., Chicago, Illinois.     Popularly known as: Life magazine.     Title on table of contents reads: “A lofty, luminous church is dedicated in Stamford, Conn.”
Location: Ct, CtBl, CtB, CtBo, CtBris, CtBSH, CtDabN, CtDer, CtFaU, CtGu, CtH, CtHT, CtM, CtManc, CtMer, CtMW, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNc, CtNlC, CtNowa, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtWal, CtWB, CtWhar, CtWill, CtWillE, CtWtp, CU-Riv, DLC, MCM, MnU, NN, NcD, NcRS, NvU, OrU, OU, PU, TxCM.
Designed by architect Wallace K. Harrison, who also worked on the United Nations buildings and Rockefeller Center, the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut has drawn world wide attention.
  27. — “Lumber dealer spends $60,000 to promote BH&G house.” House & Home. 1954 Sep; Vol. 6 (No. 3) pp, 144-150; ISSN: 0018-6414.
Notes: Published by Time, Inc., New York, New York. Later published by McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, New York.       Includes floor plans.
Location: CtH, CtNbC, DeU, DLC, DNGA, KMK, MB, PU, TxArU, TxLT, ViBlbV, ViU, ViW.         For additional information on this house, see: “Prototype Stamford home had it all in ’54,” by Susan Nova: Advocate, March 19, 2010, Section R, pp. R1, R2.
The work of Joseph Peltz, president the Getman & Judd lumber company, constructing and promoting a model home.
  28. — “Shopping Center: U-Shaped plan unites chain stores and specialty shops in a unified facade, encloses a generous parking area.” Architectural Forum. 1945 Dec; Vol. 83 (No. 6) pp. 107-109; ISSN: 0003-8539.
Notes: Published by Time, Inc., New York, New York.                                           
Location: CtH, CtNbC, CtNh, CtNlC, CtU, CtY, DeU, DLC, In, InU, MnU, NcRS, OU, PU, TxLT, ViBlbV.         White (p. 4).
Lester Jorge, Eric Thorn, Architects / Alfons Bach, Designer. (Ridgeway Shopping Center).
  29. — “Stamford unions stage short general strike.” Life. 1946 Jan 14; Vol. 20 (No. 2) pp. 30-31; ISSN: 0024-3019.
Notes: Published by Time Inc., Chicago, Illinois.       Popularly known as Life magazine.
Location: Ct, CtB, CtBl, CtBo, CtBris, CtBSH, CtDabN, CtH, CtHT, CtM, CtManc, CtMer, CtMW, CtNb, CtNbC, CtNc, CtNlC, CtNowa, CtSoP, CtSthi, CtWB, CtWhar, CtWill, CtWtp, CU-Riv, DLC, MCM, MnU, NcD, NN, NcRS, NvU, OrU, OU, PU, TxCM. 
Pictorial coverage, with text, of a large demonstration in downtown Stamford, Connecticut, conducted by labor unions supporting strikers at the Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company.
  30. — “Super X Ray.” Time. 1944 Oct 9; Vol. 44 (No. 15) pp. 56-57; ISSN: 0040-781X.
Notes: Published by Time Inc., New York, New York.   Popularly known as Time magazine.
Location: CoU, Ct, CtB, CtHT, CtMW, CtNbC, CtNlC, CtNowa, CtSoP, CtU, CtWill, CtY, DLC, IaAS, InU, MB, MH, NcRS, NhU, OU, TxArU, TxU, ViBlbV, ViU.
This article describes the development of an industrial X-ray tube, capable of penetrating twelve inches of steel while operating at two million volts. The high voltage is required to penetrate and reveal small imperfections in steel armor plate. Current applications are limited to military ordnance and is secret. However, post war applications are numerous. Also included is a brief sketch of Raymond R. Machlett, president of the Machlett Laboratories. Located in the Springdale section of Stamford, Connecticut, they are the leading producers of X-ray tubes in the United States.
  31. Todd, Charles J. An address on temperance, in connection with the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence: before the temperance societies of Stamford, Ct. New York, (New York): “Published by the Committee” Piercy & Reed, Printers, No. 9 Spruce St.; 1842; 23 pp., paper covers, 22 cm.. 
Notes: Title page reads: “AN ADDRESS / ON / TEMPERANCE, / IN CONNECTION WITH THE ANNIVERSARY OF / THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE: / BEFORE THE / TEMPERANCE SOCIETIES OF STAMFORD, CT. / BY THE / REV. CHARLES J. TODD,/ JULY FOURTH 1842. / – / [quotations from Burke & Seneca] / – / Published by the Committee. / – / NEW-YORK: / PIERCY & REED, PRINTERS, No. 9 SPRUCE ST. / – / 1842”       Includes a temperance song, pp. 22-23, “Sung at the Celebration.”
Location: CtSoP, MiD-B, N.       Rinderknecht & Bruntjen-1842 (No. 42-4832).
Abstract: “Now on this birth-day of our country, the united voice of freemen is, that virtue and sobriety are the bulwarks of our free institutions; and they associate, in their rejoicings, the temperance pledge with the ever-memorable Declaration of our Independence; and while they nobly maintain the glory of the one, they aver and exemplify the purity of the other. To-day, we have seen this to be an imposing reality. We have seen the banner of our country’s independence, and the beautiful temperance banner, with its ‘appeal to heaven for strength to conquer’* proudly floating on the same breeze. *The motto on the splendid banner, presented by the Ladies to the Young Men’s Lafayette Temperance Society. This presentation was accompanied with suitable addresses. The first address ranked high, and we think that the ceremony, simple and beautiful as it was, could not have been otherwise than highly gratifying to the unusually large assembly of citizens who were assembled to witness it.” Charles J. Todd, pp. 19-20.
  32. Toglia, Mario, editor. They came by ship : the stories of the Calitrani immigrants in America. Gore, Josephine Galgano; Morris, Richard L.; Basile, Mary Margotta; Rabasca, Fred, and Maloney, Angela Cicoira. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ?): Xlibris Corp.; 2007; 502 pp., ports., illus., map, table of contents, glossary, d.w., 24 cm. ISBN: 978-1-4257-4282-9   Hardcover            978-1-4257-4281-2   Paper.
Notes: Title page reads: “THEY CAME BY SHIP / [Illustration depicting a group of immigrants on shipboard, viewing the Statue of Liberty ; as seen through a life ring marked S.S. CALITRI] / The stories of the Calitrani Immigrants / in America / MARIO TOGLIA / Editor / Josephine Calgano Gore   Richard L. Morris / Mary Margotta Basile   Fred Rabasca / Angela Cicoira Maloney / Contributing Editors”
For references to the Calitrani of Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 74, 87-88, 185, 187, 261, 287-309, 357-360, 378-379, 393. 
Location: CtSHi, DLC.   
Abstract: “The goal of this book is to record those stories and recollections of those immigrants who came from Calitri. This book is not meant to be a scholarly piece of work. Hence, there are no footnotes or citations. Research made at various archives, libraries and depositories hopefully clarified dates, names and events. I’ve also added articles from various newspapers. The initial article introduces the town of Calitri to give the reader an understanding of the origins of these immigrants. The stories and articles, some with a brief history on Calitrani settlement, are given, more or less, in geographic clusters. At the end of the book, there is a glossary explaining various Calitrani and Italian expressions.

Included in this book is also a list if immigrants and members of their families grouped by the port of entry. The section is called They Came By Ship: Passenger Arrivals.

In my research, I stepped into the immigrant world of our fathers and mothers, our ancestors. As I continued on, I didn’t realize in the beginning that I was following in the footsteps of Vito Acocella, Raffaele Salvante, Pietro Cerreta, Emilio Ricciardi and others who have written extensively of this hilltop paese and its citizens to preserve for posterity; yet, we need to remember that Calitri was transplanted to the shores of the United States with its emigrants, and their story, the history of l’America Calitrana, needs to be told and preserved as well. It is with pride that my Editing Committee and I present for future generations the stories of the Calitrani immigrants in America.” Mario Toglia, p. 21.   (Copyright 2007 by Mario Toglia. Reproduced with permission.)
  33. Tomlinson, G. W. (George W.) The patriots of the Revolution of ’76. : Sketches of the survivors, etc., etc., etc. Boston, (Massachusetts): G. W. Tomlinson, 221 Washington Street; 1864; 20 pp., 22 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “THE / PATRIOTS / OF THE / REVOLUTION OF ’76. / SKETCHES OF THE SURVIVORS, / ETC., ETC., ETC. / – / BOSTON : / G. W. TOMLINSON, / 221 WASHINGTON ST. / 1864.”       Reverse of title page reads: “Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1864, by G. W. Tomlinson, in the clerk’s office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts. Morrill’s steam presses, 22 Water St., Boston.”
Location: CtY, DLC, InU, MH, MiD, MiU-C, MWA, NHi, UPB, WHi.
For references to John Pettingill, who served in Stamford, Connecticut, see: p. 7.
Abstract: “JOHN PETTINGILL.
Born at Windham, Connecticut, November 30th, 1766. He entered the military service of the country at Windham, Connecticut, in August, 1780, as a substitute, in the company of Capt. Smith, in the regiment of Connecticut troops commanded by Col. Wells, and, having served three months, was discharged at Mohegan, Connecticut, November, 1780. In March, 1781, he again enlisted at Windham, as a private, for one year, in Capt. James Dana’s company, which was attached to Gen. Waterbury’s brigade of Connecticut troops. He was not in any general engagement, but participated in a number of skirmishes with the British and Tories. At the end of the year he was discharged, at Stamford, Connecticut, and did not again re-enter the service during the war. Is living now at Henderson, New York. Pension granted under the act of June 7th, 1832.”   G. W. Tomlinson, p. 7.
  34. Toner, Joseph R. “Town Records of Stamford.” Stamford Historian. (1957); Vol. 1 (No. 2) pp. 178-179.
Notes: Published by The Stamford Historical Society, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut.       
Location: Ct, CtS, CtSHi.     Kemp (p. 633).     
Abstract: “Since Stamford is one of the half dozen oldest communities in Connecticut, we have a remarkable collection of old records. Mr. Toner who is Town Clerk, is always graciously helpful to the genealogical visitor. After repeated visits with new things turning up each time, we asked Mr. Toner to list the principal records for our Genealogical reference purposes.” Editor’s note, p. 178.                                              “The City and Town Clerk’s Office of the City of Stamford is actually the business office of the city. Within the confines of this office are filed or recorded all instruments relating to the ownership of property, both personal and real, all information relative to births, marriages and deaths, veterans’ discharges, land maps showing subdivisions of property, and minutes of meetings of the various boards.   This particular office of our city government normally accommodates from between 100 and 300 people per day and is administered by a City and Town Clerk and approximately ten employees. It is the office entrusted with the safe-keeping of all the records in this community and also with the issuance of various types of licenses which guide the behavior of the people eligible for the same in the area. By this, I mean, the office issues licenses for fishing, hunting, trapping, licenses for the keeping of bees, the keeping of dogs, and also licenses for the digging of clams from the Long Island Sound area of this community.” Joseph R. Toner, p. 178.
  35. Towne, Henry R. (Henry Robinson). An account of the movement for obtaining sewerage in the borough of Stamford. Hartford, Connecticut: State Board of Health of the State of Connecticut; 1882; 23 pp., map, paper covers, 23 cm. (State of Connecticut public document). 
Notes: Title page reads: ” = / AN ACCOUNT / OF THE / MOVEMENT FOR OBTAINING SEWERAGE / IN THE / BOROUGH OF STAMFORD. / BY / HENRY R. TOWNE, / STAMFORD. / = “
Location: Ct, CtY, DLC, NN.
From: “FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT / OF THE / STATE BOARD OF HEALTH / OF THE / STATE OF CONNECTICUT, / FOR THE / Fiscal Year Ending November 30, 1881. / – / Printed by Order of the Legislature / – / HARTFORD, CONN. / PRESS OF THE CASE, LOCKWOOD & BRAINARD COMPANY. / 1882.”
Map of Stamford tipped in is titled: “STAMFORD / – CONNT. – / PLAN OF PROPOSED SEWERS. / – / SCALE ABOUT 800 FEET = 1 INCH / – “, and measures 51 x 34 cm. Imprint on lower right corner reads: “A. M. PHOTO-LITHO CO. N. Y. (OSBORNE’S PROCESS).”
Pagination of this account in the annual report is: (37-39), 40-59, (60). 
For additional information on the issue of sewerage, see: Estelle F. Feinstein, Stamford in the Gilded Age : The Political Life of a Connecticut Town 1868-1893. (1973), pp. 162-185.
Abstract: “The movement of reform first took definite shape in September, 1880, by the meeting together, informally, of some twenty or thirty of the larger tax payers of the Borough of Stamford, for a discussion of the subject, and the consideration of how best to obtain relief. At this meeting a thorough discussion of the matter was had and a free interchange of opinions as to the best mode of providing for the proper sewerage of the town took place. Recognizing that, in this, as in almost everything else, the sinews of war are money, a fund was raised, by voluntary subscription, with which to defray the expense of a proper survey of the borough, and the preparation by a competent sanitary engineer of a comprehensive plan of sewerage. The fund thus obtained amounted to about $500, all of which was expended for the purposes above indicated. The engineer selected by the committee having charge of the matter was Colonel George E. Waring, of Newport, R. I., who visited Stamford and carefully investigated on the spot the general questions involved. With the data thus obtained, and aided by a topographical map of the borough, Colonel Waring designed a system of sewerage intended to cover all the built up portions of the borough of Stamford as then constituted. A reproduction of the map prepared by Colonel Waring accompanies this paper.”   Henry R. Towne, pp. (39)-40.
  36. Towne, Henry R. (Henry Robinson). Locks and builders hardware, a hand book for architects. New York, (New York) : John Wiley & Sons; 1904; 1117, (16) pp., illus., glossary, advts., bibliography, general index, numerical index, 17 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “Locks and Builders / Hardware / A Hand Book for Architects / BY / HENRY R. TOWNE / President THE YALE & TOWNE MANUFACTURING COMPANY / Past President Am. Soc. Mechanical Engineers /       / Profusely Illustrated /     / NEW YORK / JOHN WILEY & SONS / LONDON: CHAPMAN & HALL, LIMITED / 1904″         Imprint on reverse of title reads: “PRESS OF / GILLESPIE BROS., / STAMFORD, CONN.”                                 
”All Catalogue Numbers of Locks and Hardware used in this volume, unless otherwise specified, are those of the Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company,” p. 1104.
Location: CaBVaU, Ct, CtNh, CtSHi, CtY, CLU, DLC, FMU, ICJ, KMK, MB, MH, NIC, NN, OCl, OO, OrP, WaS.       For additional information on Henry R. Towne, see: Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. 18, pp. 613-614. 
Abstract: “In 1860 to 1864 Mr. Yale (Linus Yale, Jr.) made and perfected what subsequently proved to be his most important invention, and the one which was destined to give his name a permanent place in the roster of American inventors. This was the key lock now known throughout the world as the Yale Lock, and with which the public is so familiar as to render it a difficult task effectively to set forth the wide departure from all previous standards which it constituted, and the radical character of the improvements which it embodied. The United States patents covering this invention were issued to Mr. Yale on January 29, 1861 and June 27, 1865.       …….       At this period Mr. Yale was operating a small factory at Shelburne Falls, Mass., the chief product of which was bank locks, although the manufacture of the flat keyed cylinder lock, with pin-tumblers, had also been commenced in a small way, and, in addition was acting frequently as consulting expert in safe and vault construction. In the summer of 1868, Mr. Yale, who was thus engaged, and Mr. Henry R. Towne, then of Philadelphia, Pa., a much younger man, who had received a thorough training as a mechanical engineer and was seeking an opportunity of forming a permanent business connection, were introduced to each other by a mutual friend, with the result, after some months of negotiation, that a partnership was formed between them under which Mr. Yale agreed to contribute his existing business, patents and inventive skill, and Mr. Towne agreed to provide increased capital and to organize and manage the manufacturing department. It may be noted here that although Mr. Yale’s business at that time related chiefly to the making of bank locks, Mr. Towne was attracted to it by the conviction he then formed that the newly-invented ‘Cylinder’ lock contained the germ of a business of far larger dimensions and one which, if properly exploited, could be developed into a large industry. By mutual consent the partnership thus arranged was organized, in October 1868, in a corporate form, under the name of The Yale Lock Manufacturing Company, and was located at Stamford, Conn., thirty-four miles from the city of New York, this point being carefully selected as combining the advantages of the skilled-labor market of New England with close proximity to the commercial metropolis of the country. A suitable site having been purchased, Mr. Towne went to Stamford to design and erect the modest factory building which was proposed, Mr. Yale continuing to conduct the existing business at Shelburne Falls pending its removal to the new location.”   Henry Robinson Towne, pp. 67, 68-69.
  37. Truman, Harry S. Public papers of the Presidents of the United States : Harry S. Truman : containing the public messages, speeches, and statements of the President, April 12, 1945 to January 20, 1953. Washington, D. C. United States Government Printing Office; 1966; Vol. 8, 1952-53. xlii, 1334 pp., port., appendices, index, 26 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “PUBLIC PAPERS OF THE PRESIDENTS / OF THE UNITED STATES / Harry S. Truman / Containing the Public Messages, Speeches and / Statements of the President / JANUARY 1, 1952, TO JANUARY 20, 1953 / 1952 – 53 / [cut of the seal of the United States] / UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE / WASHINGTON : 1966″ 
Location: CtSoP, CtU, CtY, DLC, MB, NN.
”Published by the Office of the Federal Register National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration.” Statement on reverse of title page. 
For reference to remarks made in Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 876-877. 
Abstract: “Rear Platform [of a railroad passenger car] and Other Informal Remarks in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. October 18, 1952.” p. 863. 
”[11.] STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT (Rear platform, 4:25 p.m.)”

”Thank you very much for that most cordial, courteous reception. I appreciate it most highly. I have come here to ask you to vote the Democratic ticket for President and Vice President, and to send Democrats to the Senate and the Congress.                 …………………………………………………………………………..
We are living in an eventful period in the Nation’s history, and we must have in the White House a man endowed with a knowledge of civilian affairs and an understanding of the great American principles of patience and integrity.

Adlai Stevenson has shown that he possesses these qualities, but I am sorry to say the same cannot be said about the Republican candidate for President. He is a great military leader, but he has had no experience, and he has not shown the qualities that are required for a man to live the next 4 years in the White House.

And that’s up to you. You have got to make up your mind – you are very, very courteous people – you have got to make up your mind what you want for this country’s welfare for the next 4 years. And it is up to you. I am only going around the country, giving you the facts as they affect your welfare for the next 4 years.

I know more about what is necessary for the continuation of the present situation of prosperity – the welfare of the world and peace in the world – I think, than any other man in this country. And I felt that I owed it to the people of this country to let them know just exactly what the facts are.

And the only way you can find them out is for me to tell you about them. That is what I am doing.

Now, go home. Study the situation. Look up the records of the candidates. Find out what they know, and what they don’t know. Find out the records of the candidates for Congress on the Republican side, and on the Democratic side.

And if you do that, you can’t do but one thing and that is to vote for the welfare of the free world, the welfare of the greatest Nation in the history of the world, and for your own welfare right here at home.

And if you do that, we will have Adli Stevenson in the White House the next 4 years.”   Harry S. Truman, pp. 876-877.
  38. Tyler, John W. Connecticut Loyalists : an analysis of Loyalist land confiscations in Greenwich, Stamford and Norwalk. New Orleans, Louisiana: Polyanthos, Inc.; 1977; (ix), 135 pp., (5) leaves of plates, paper covers, ports., map, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, 23 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “Connecticut / Loyalists /     / An Analysis of Loyalist / Land Confiscations in / Greenwich, Stamford / and Norwalk /     / John W. Tyler / Trinity-Pawling School /     / 19 [printers’ mark] 77 / POLYANTHOS / New Orleans”
Location: Ct, CtB, CtFa, CtGre, CtHi, CtManc, CtNb, CtNc, CtNhH, CtNhHi, CtS, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtStr, CtWillE, CtY, DLC, GEU, MH, NHi, NNU, ViW .                Kemp (p. 59).       Collier (p. 82).       Parks (No. 1735 & 1943).
Collier (p. 82) states, “This is only thirty-one pages, but it is a sophisticated work of scholarship. Indeed, it is a model of its genre. Included are a half dozen excellent illustrations and a short digest of statements of claims, by name, of seventy-six Loyalists of the towns named in the title.”

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