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Useful sources

From bibliographies developed by Nona Bloomer and William Cox 

A compilation of stories from the community

  • The GKS Archive Annex contains stories, recollections, and other texts associated with resources in the Society's collections.

Frequently cited texts

  • Balestracci, Carl A. Jr. (2016) "John Beattie and His Quarrymen: Building America Stone by Stone," ISBN: 978-1-5323-1399-8

  • Baxter, Linda Trowbridge (1985) "The Newcomers: A Study of Immigrants to Guilford, Connecticut 1850-1930." Dexter, Michigan: Thomson-Shore, 1985. Available to be read in its entirety here.

  • Brown, Elizabeth Mills. Architectural and Historic Resource Survey for the Town of Guilford; 1981. Historical Background by Susan L. Darling.
  • Deford, Deborah, ed. (2000) "Flesh and Stone: Stony Creek and the Age of Granite," Stony Creek Granite Quarry Workers Celebration.  ISBN: 0-918172-29-2 

Web sites

  • 1850s map of Guilford showing various districts and landmarks from the Petersen Collection at the Homer Babbidge Library, the University of Connecticut. The specific provenance of this map is not known.  https://gks.omeka.net/items/show/14 

Other texts (citations offered without confirmation, works may be available at the Guilford Free Library)

  • Abbot, Katherine M. "Guilford, 1639." In Old Paths and Legends of the New England Border, Deerfield, Berkshire, 101-126, New York, Putnam, 1907*

  • Adams, Elisabeth C. "Adams Anecdotes. Reminiscences of a Medical Doctor in Guilford Since 1950." Typescript, 1987*

  • Allis, Marguerite, "Guilford and Madison," In Connecticut Trilogy, 240-256. New York: Putnam, 1934*

  • Akel, Edward A. "The Hyland House, Guilford, Connecticut, 1660." Paper, Swarthmore College, 1982*

  • Anderson, Beverly, Sarah Langley, and Abbie Morasky-Smith, "Archaeological Investigations at the Grounds of the Henry Whitfield State Historical Museum in Guilford, Connecticut" Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, Annual Proceeding (1977) 36-44*

  • Anderson, Beverly. "Guilford Roots," n.p., 1990.*
  • Andrews, Charles McLean. "Henry Whitfield, an Historical Estimate."  Address given at the dedication of the Henry Whitfield House on October 20, 1937.*

  • Andrews, William G. (1989) Blessing of the Peacemakers. A Sermon Commemorative of the Pastorate of the Rev. Lorenzo T. Bennett, D.D.  Preached November 3, 1889, Christ Church, Guilford, CT.  Also, an address delivered in the First Congregational Church of Guilford by the Rev. George W. Banks, November 21, 1889 [New Haven]: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, n.d.*  

  • Bloomer, Nona, "Guilford Green," Paper read to the Connecticut Historical Society, October, 1989.*

  • __________ "Guilford Pioneers in the Appreciation of Nature." Paper read at the annual meeting of the Guilford Garden Club, November, 1983.*

  • __________ "Notable Guilford Women, 1639 - 1982." Paper read at the annual meeting of the League of Women Voters, April 1982.*

  • Brown, Elizabeth Mills (1982) Architectural Development," in Survey of the Historic Architecture of Guilford, Connecticut, pp 23-68. Guilford Preservation Alliance.*

  • ___________  (1959) "Guilford, Connecticut: Its Green and Its Historic Building," Guilford Bicentennial Committee, 1975.*

  • Burke, Betty Louise, "The Development of Libraries in Guilford, Connecticut," Master's thesis, Southern Connecticut State College. *

  • Chapman, Richard S. (1963) "Early Houses and Landmarks of Guilford, Connecticut, a Pictorial," William L. Scranton.*

  • Clapp, Charles, Jr. (1954) "This Almshouse Made Us Organic Gardeners," Organic Gardenting and Farming, May, 1954, pp 34-35.*

  • Clark, Tim (1989) "This is New England: Guilford, Connecticut," Yankee (May, 1989) pp 56-64.*

  • Cleaver, Merritt W. (1985) "The History of North Madison, Ct., Formerly Known as North Bristol, the 5th Church and Society in Guilford, the North Part of East Guilford.  n.-. 1985.*

  • Cohen, Sheldon S. (1966) "The Guilford Controversy," Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, 21 (April, 1966) pp 50-57.*

  • Colby, P., D. Culliton, and R. Nettleton (2011) "Guilford responds to the Civil War : life at home, in the fields, in church, on the Green.
  • Committee for Guilford Oral History (1988) "Taking Time to Remember: An Oral History of Guilford," the Guilford Free Library, Stevens Printing, Madison, CT

  • Cunningham, Jan. Henry Whitfield House National Register Nomination; Nomination Number 97001277, National Park Service; 1997

  • Dudley, Charles Samuel, "Civil War diary of Charles S. Dudley, 1862-1863.Totoket Historical Society ; 2003? Location Call Number Status North Branford/Atwater Adult Nonfiction North Branford History 974.6 Dudley

  • Foote, Kate (1889) "Guilford and Madison During the Late War," in "Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of Guilford, Conn. by the Towns of Guilford and Madison." The Stafford Printing Co. 86-89 Crown Street, New Haven, CT (pp 187 - 198).  The chapter recounts how the town supported its soldiers in the field and the system by which it financed payments for hiring of substitutes; it can be read in its entirety here.

  • Guilford Keeping Society (2001) "Images of America: Guiford," Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, South Carolina, ISBN 978-0-7385-0448-3.  

  • Helander, Joel (1970) "Guilford Long Ago," 2 vols. Guilford, CT*

  • _________ (1988) "The Island Called Faulkner's," Guilford, CT*

  • _________ (1981) "Leete's Island Legacy," Guilford, CT*

  • _________ (1975) "Olde Guilford, a Short Illustrated History with Survey Maps Showing Locations of Over 450 Historic Houses, Guilford, CT, Dorothy Whitfield Historic Society*

  • _________ (1983) "Jones Bridge," Guilford, CT*
  • _________ (1976) "Oxpasture to Summer Colony: the story of Sachem's Head in Guilford, Connecticut," New Haven, Century Reproduction*

  • Hill, E.G. (1918) "A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County" the S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., New York, NY
  • Hopewell, Sharon S. (1972) "The Puerto Rican Population of Guilford, Connecticut." Master's thesis, Southern Connecticut State College.*

  • Hubbard, Charles D. (1939) "Old Guilford Including The Land Now Constituting The Towns of Guilford and Madison," published 1939 for the tricentennial and republished in 1975-76. ASIN: B002GDD600

  • Hubbard, Leonard Davis (2012) "Old Tavern Tales; Edited by Richard Forselius.  The Guilford Keeping Society, ISBN 0985456604. 
  • Lane, R.W. (1970?) "A History of the North Guilford Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Founded 1720." n.p.*

  • Lindsay, J. (1976) "Pictorial Guilford, A New England Town in Photographs," The Guilford Keeping Society, August, 1976.

  • Macleod, Norman (2009) "I could strike for liberty and the slave: the Civil War life and death of Uriah Parmelee, a son of Guilford." Guilford Free Library REF 929.2 PARMELEE H.R. Description 21 leaves ; 30 cm. Note An unedited transcript of a talk given by Norman MacLeod at Guilford Free Library, Thursday February 19, 2009. 
  • Manconi, C.J. ed. (1979) "The Henry Whitfield House," Henry Whitfield State Historical Museum, Guilford, CT, Yankee Colour, Southborough, MA*

  • Norton, F.C. (1935?) "A Brief History of Outstanding fires in Guilford from 1777, During the American Revolution, to April, 1887." Reprinted from the Shore Line Times of February 7, 1935.*

  • Parmelee, Uriah Nelson (1865) "The Civil War diary of Captain Uriah Nelson Parmelee, a son of Guilford Parmelee, Uriah Nelson, 1841-1865." [Guilford, CT: Christ Episcopal Church, 1939?] Guilford Historical Room G-B-52 
  • Robinson, H.P. (1907) "Guilford Portraits: Memorial Epitaphs of Alderbrook and Westside," New Haven: Pease-Lewis, 1907.*

  • _________ "Samuel Johnson, Jr. of Guilford and His Dictionaries," Connecticut Magazine, 5 (1899): pp 526-531.*

  • Spencer, I.S. Sons, Inc., (1957?) "One Hundred Years of Service: Commemorating the One Hundredth Year of the I.S. Spencer's Sons, Inc. 1857-1957," Guilford, CT, n.p.*

  • Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut, Committee on Historical Publications. XLVI; "Forty Years of Highway Development in Connecticut, 1895-1935." Yale University Press, 1935.

  • Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut, Committee on Historical Publications. XIV: "Roads and Road Making in Colonial Connecticut." Yale University Press, 1933.

  • Waters, J.J. "Family, Inheritance, and Migration in Colonial New England: the Evidence from Guilford, Connecticut." William and Mary Quarterly, 3 ser. 29 (Jan. 1982): 64-86*

  • ________ "Naming and Kinship in New England: Guilford Patterns and Usage, 1693 - 1759," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 138 (July, 1984): 161- 181.*  
  • ________ "Patrimony, Succession, and Social Stability: Guilford, Connecticut in the Eighteenth Century," Perspectives in American History 10 (1976) 131-160.*

  • Williamson, Chilton (1954) "The Connecticut Property Test and the East Guilford Voter, 1800," Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 19, October, 1954, pp 101-104.*  

* Citation is from the following bibliography: Bloomer, Nona, compiler (1990) The Guilford Papers, no. 2, The Guilford Free Library.   

All other citations have been compiled by William Cox.


-- WC, January 7, 2018