Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Barnum's Bridgeport, Bibliography

Bibliography: Tom Thumb /Charles Stratton

Charles Stratton

  • “Have you seen Tom Thumb?”, by Mabel Leigh Hunt. Illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg.  Philadelphia, New York:  Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1942. 259 p. incl. front. (port.) illus. 21 cm.

Notes:  A biography of the midget entertainer who was a favorite attraction of the P.T. Barnum circus.  Facsimiles on lining-papers.  “Sources found most useful”:  p. 13.

[HCB S9113h]
  • Barnum presents General Tom Thumb, by Alice Curtis Desmond.  New York:  Macmillan, 1954. 236 p. illus. 22 cm.
  • Barnum in London, by Raymond Fitzsimons. New York:  St. Martin’s Press [1970] 179 p. plates, ports. 23 cm.  Bibliography: p. 170-173.
[B B2635f]
  • General Tom Thumb and his Lady, by Mertie E. Romaine.  1st ed. Taunton, Mass.:  W. S. Sullwold Pub., c1976. 94 p.:  ill. ; 24 cm. Bibliography:  p. 94.
  • The real Tom Thumb, by Helen Reeder Cross; ill. by Stephen Gammell.  New York:  Four Winds Press, c1980. 92 p.:  ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Tom Thumb:  The Remarkable Life of a Man in Miniature, by George Sullivan.  Boston:  Clarion Books, 2010


  • The Story of Bridgeport, by Elsie Nicholas Danenberg; illustrations by Jesse Benton.  Bridgeport, Conn.:  Bridgeport Centennial, Inc., 1936
[974.691 85d]
  • Bridgeport:  a Pictorial History, by David W. Palmquist; design by Jamie Backus Raynor.  Norfolk, VA:  Donning, 1981; 1985
[974.691 B85p]
  • A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, by Rev. Samuel Orcutt; published under the auspices of the Fairfield county historical society.  New Haven, CT:  Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor; published under the auspices of the Fairfield County                 Historical Society, 1886.  2 v. (viii, 1393 p.) : ill., plates, ports., folded maps ; 26 cm.

Notes:   Vol. 2 contains also histories of Huntington, Trumbull and Monroe, towns incorporated from old Stratford. Epitaphs from the various cemeteries are included.

Genealogies:  v. 2, p. 1113-1358.

[974.691 B85O2]
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