List of Names beginning with Letter `B' in the State Library collection of

Biographical Sketches

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Vol. No. Last Name First Name Description

73

1

BABCOCK

MARTHA C.

Life of Martha C. Babcock, New Haven, 1885

75

1

BACHE

ALEXANDER DALLAS

Presentation of the portrait of Alexander D. Bache, Philadelphia, 1898

62

7

BACKUS

CAPT. JOSEPH

A sermon preached at the Cong'l Church in Hebron June 19. 1864, at the funeral of Capt. Joseph Backus (1st Conn. Calvary), 1865

63

 

BACON

MAJOR GENERAL FRANCIS

The speaking dead: a discourse ... on the death of Major General Francis Bacon, by Rev. Samuel Fuller St. Michael's Church, Litchfield, 1849

75

2

BACON

REV.EDWARD WOOLSEY

Memorial of Rev. Edward Woolsey Bacon read before the New London County Historical Society, by Rev. Charles J. Hill, 1888

11

6

BACON

FRANCIS

Discourse ... on the death of Major General Francis Bacon,REV.by Rev. Samuel Fuller, 1849

71A-B

4

BACON

GEORGE BLAGDEN

In memoriam, 1877

37

1

BACON

LEONARD

Result of the Brooklyn Advisory Council 1876 with the letters of Leonard Bacon and Timothy Dwight

77B

1

BAKER

EDWARD D.

Addresses on the death of Hon. Edward B. Baker delivered in the Senate and House of Reps. 1862

24

5

BALCH

THOMAS

A pioneer in international arbitration, by J. D. Rodeffer,1907

71A-B

6

BALDWIN

HARVEY

Biographical sketches and address of Harvey Baldwin

71A-B

7

BALDWIN

ROGER SHERMAN

Address at the funeral of Hon. Roger Sherman Baldwin, by Samuel Dutton, pastor of the North Church in New Haven, 1863

77B

2

BALDWIN

ROGER SHERMAN

Sketch of the life and character of Roger Sherman Baldwin, by Simeon E. Baldwin, 1909

38

10

BALDWIN

SIMEON E.

Preliminary Examinations in criminal proceedings, read before the American Bar Association by Simeon Baldwin, 1883

38

11

BALDWIN

SIMEON E.

The historic policy of the United States as to annexation, by Simeon Baldwin, 1893

38

12

BALDWIN

SIMEON E.

History of American Morals, by S.E. Baldwin, 1898

38

13

BALDWIN

SIMEON E.

The exchange of notes in 1908 between Japan and the United States, by S.E. Baldwin,

38

14

BALDWIN

SIMEON E.

Two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Hopkins Grammer School of New Haven, by S.E. Baldwin, 1910

38

15

BALDWIN

SIMEON E.

Address of welcome to the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association in New London. 1912

6

4

BALDWIN

HON. SIMEON

An address at the funeral of Hon. Simeon Baldwin,by Samuel W. S. Dutton, Pastor of the North Church in New Haven, 1851

6

5

BALDWIN

HON. SIMEON,

duplicate of vol. 6. no. 4

1

3

BALDWIN

THERON

Sketch of Theron Baldwin, 1875

1

4

BANCROFT

GEORGE

George Bancroft by Samuel Swett Green, 1891

71A-B

8

BANCROFT

HUBERT HOWE

Brief account of the literary undertakings of Hubert Howe Bancroft, 1882

17

4

BARBER

DONN

Biographical Sketch, 1910

71A-B

9

BARBER

JEDEDIAH

Jedidiah Barber, 1787-1876, merchant of Homer, 1936

62

9

BARBER

WYLLYS

Discourse at the funeral of Wyllys Barber of Canton Center, Ct, with a tribute to his memory,1887

38

17

BARDEEN

C. W.

The false entry, by Horatio Drury

48

3

BARKER

LIEUTENANT GENERAL GEORGE DIGBY

Remarks concerning the recent visit of George D.Barker and the Diary of Lieutenant John Barker of the Fourth (King's Own) Regiment during the recent siege of Boston, 1898

48

3

BARKER

LIEUTENANT JOHN

Remarks concerning the recent visit of George D.Barker and the Diary of Lieutenant John Barker of he Fourth (King's Own) Regiment during the recent siege of Boston, 1898

52

4

BARLOW

JOEL

Biography incl. excerpts from his books, pub. in London, 1806?

77B

3

BARLOW

JOEL

Joel Barlow commemoration, Redding, CT 1935

72A-C

6

BARNARD

GEORGE M.

Proceedings in memory of Commissioner George M. Barnard, Interstate Commerce Cmsn. 1949

38

16

BARNARD

HENRY

Henry Barnard's Books

38

18

BARNARD

HENRY

Henry Barnard's Books, an open letter

77B

4

BARNARD

HENRY

Henry Barnard-educator of teachers, 1939

74

26

BARNARD

JOSEPHINE DESNOYERS (MRS. HENRY)

Obituary notices and remembrances, 1891

50

2

BARNES

HENRY

Henry Barnard the nestor of American Education, 1896

11

10

BARNES

ALFRED SMITH

In memoriam, by the Long Island Historical Society 1888

17

5

BARNES

BYNARD

Discourse delivered in North Haven, at the funeral of Deacon Byard Barnes, by Leverett Griggs, pastor of the first church in Bristol, 1861

54

4

BARNES

MOSES DAVIS

Funeral sermon, 1842

54

5

BARNEY

JOSHUA

A few facts in connection with the life of Commodore Joshua Barney, 1818

77B

5

BARRATT

JOSEPH

Joseph Barratt, M.D., physician and botanist of Middletown, CT, 1922

77B

6

BARROW

CHANCELLOR DAVID CRENSHAW

In loving memmory of Chancellor David Barrow and Dean Sylvanus Morris

71F

K21

BARTLETT

ELIZABETH B.HASKELL

Funeral discourses on occasion of the death of Harris Haskell, Thomas R. Haskell, and Elizabeth B. Haskell Bartlett, Windsor Locks, 1868

1

5

BARTLETT

HON. JOHN RUSSELL

Life and Services of Hon. John Russell, 1886

72A-C

7

BARNUM

PHINEAS TAYLOR

Will & codicils of Phineas T. Barnum, 1891 also, funeral services.

77B

7

BASCOM

JOHN

John Bascom prophet, 1922

38

19

BASOME

JOHN

Memorial service, 1.911

24

6

BATES

WILLIAM G.

Resolutions and memorial address, 1880

11

7

BATES

MRS.DELINDA GROW

In memoriam, by Jerome Paine Bates, 1889

11

9

BATES

REV. JOSHUA

Sermon delivered ... funeral of Rev. Joshua Bates,by William B. Sprague, 1854

61

1

BATTISTI

CESARE

Cesare Battisti and the Trentino, 1919

39

1

BATTERSON

JAMES G.

Address of James G. Batterson before the New HavenLyceum of Labor, June 6, 1886

39

2

BATTERSON

JAMES G.

Gold and silver as currency, a series of papers written for the Travelers Record, by J.G. Batterson President of Travelers, 1896

39

3

BATTERSON

JAMES G.

Interstate warfare, how it affects the insurance business, by J.G. Batterson, 1898

39

4

BATTERSON

JAMES G.

In memoriam of James G. Batterson, Hartford,1904

71A-B

5

BAUMGRAS

PETER

A forgotten American portrait-painter, Peter Baumgras, 1827-1903, 1937

48

4

BEACH

REV.STEPHEN

Sermon preached...at the funeral of Rev. Stephen Beach late rector of St. Stephen's Church, Fast Haddam, by Samuel Farmer Jarvis. rector of Christ Church, Middletown, 1839

50

3

BEARDSLEE

REV. CALRK SMITH

Memorial service, 1914

48

6

BEARDSLEY

REV. E. EDWARDS

Sermon in memory of Rev. E. Edwards Beardsley,by Bishop Williams of CT, 1892

72A

C8

BEAUMONT

WILLIAM

Dr. William Beaumon, a sketch, 1933

39

5

BENEDICT

AARON

A memorial, 1873

39

6

BENEDICT

JOEL

Sermon preached at Plainfield...funeral of Joel Benedict, by Samuel Nott, 1816

77B

11

BENES

EDWARD

Nase Maminka (Our little mother)

17

8

BENNETT

LORENZO THOMPSON

Sermon commemorative of the pastorate of Lorenzo Thompson Bennett, late Rector-Emeritus of Christ Church in Guilford 1889

62

12

BENSON

STEPHEN ALLEN

Stephen Allen Benson, President of Liberia,

6.

8

BENTLEY

REV. CHARLES

Sermon preached at the funeral of Rev. Charles Bentley in the Congregational Church of Granby, by Rev. Thomas D. Murphy, 1871

17

9

BENTLEY

REV DAVID NILES

In memoriam, 1884 (from Norwich)

71A-B

12

BENTON

ANDREW

Andrew Benton, 1620-1683, by Josiah Benton, 1900

77B

11

BENTON

WILLIAM

Bill Benton, idea man on the run, extension of remarks of Senator William Benton of Conn. in the Senate, Oct. 10, 1950

82

 

BERESFORD

MISS THOMASINA A.

Memorial sketch

48

5

BESSAC

JOHN WILLIAM

In memoriam, biographical sketch, 1863

72A-C

9

BESTOR

REV. DANIEL P.

In memoriam, 1882

62

14

BICKFORD

ELI

Memoir of Eli Bickford, 1865

72A-C

10

BICKFORD

MARIA

Early love letters and later literary remains of Maria Bickford. (Murdered in Boston, 1845), 1845

17

10

BIDWELL

JOHN

Genealogy

77B.

12

BIDWELL

ZEBULON

Commemorating the patriotism of Zebulon Bidwell, Captain of the 4th company Col. Thaddeus Cook's Regiment, Connecticut militia who was killed in the first Battle of Saratoga, Sept. 19, 1777, 1927

8.

2

BIGELOW

MISS SARAH F.

Memorial sketch by Mrs. Julia W. Jewell

48

7

BIGELOW

COLONEL TIMOTHY

Services of Colonel Timothy Bigelow in the War of the American Revolution inclusing his 15th Regt.Masssachusetts Line in the Continental Army, 1910

17

11

BILL

PHOEBE B.

Funeral sermon preached at Lyme, by Rev. A.Lawrence Loveland, 1867

39

7

BILLINGS

JOHN SHAW

Memorial in honor of the late John Shaw, 1913

71A-B

13

BIRGE

ALONZO W.

Obituary notices of Hon. Alonzo W. Birge who died in Hartford, 1863

72A-C

11

BISHOP

ABRAHAM

Abraham Bishop of Connecticut and his writings 1905

48

8

BISSELL

DANIEL

Poetic tribute to Daniel Bissell of Windsor, the Revolutionary spy, 1784-1824, by a compatriot kinsman

62

15

BLACK

JEREMIAH S.

Proceedings of the bench and bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in memoriam of Jeremiah S. Black, 1884

75

3

BLACKSTONE

JACK

Passages in the life of Jack Blackstone, a Christian Negro, Hartford, 1843

50

4

BLACKSTONE

WILLIAM

Rev. William Blackstone, pioneer of Boston, 1896.

77B

13

BLACKWELL

WILLIAM BUSH

Sketch of the life of William Blackwell

77A-B

14

BLAINE

 

The case of Mr. Blaine, an open letter to the Boston Advertiser, 1884

24.

7

BLAKE

ADMIRAL ROBERT

Biography, 1888

77B

14

BLAKER

ELIZA A

Eliza A. Blaker, her life and work, 1956

71A-B

15

BLOUNT

WILLIAM

Some account of the life and services of William Blount, officer of the Revolutionary Army... Governor of the territory south of the Ohio...U.S. Senator, 1783-1797, and a full account of his impeachment, trial, and expulsion, 1884

8

2

BOARDMAN

MISS MARY ANNA

Memorial sketch by Miss Jane and Miss Charlotte Goldthwaite

48

9

BOLTWOOD

LUCIUS

Sketch of the life and character of Lucius Boltwood, 1878

48

10

BOOTH

REV.CHAUNCEY

Sermon preached... at the funeral of Rev. Chanuncy Booth, late pastor of the First Congregational Church in Coventry, by Rev. Charles Hyde, 1851

24

8

BOURNE

EDWARD EMERSON

Memoir, by Edwin B. Smith, 1874

1

6

BOUTWELL

GEORGE SEWALL

Memorial Meeting George Sewall Boutwell,1905

71A-B

16

BOUTWELL

GEORGE SEWALL

Commemoration exercises in connection with the erection of a memorial tablet to Boutwell in Groton cemetary. 1908

71A-B

17

BOWDITCH

NATHANIEL

Discourse on the life and character of Nathaniel Bowditch. Boston, 1838

73

2

BOWERMAN

GEORGE F.

Testimonial luncheon, 1940

77W.

4

BOWLES

CHESTER

Washington conversation broadcast over the CBS television newtwork, Apr.9, 1961, Guest: Honorable Chester Bowles, Undersecretary of State

74

27

BOWLES

SAMUEL

Experiences of Samuel Bowles in spirit life, 1880

71A-B

18

BOYLE

JOHN

John Boyle, first Governor of the Illinois Territory, 1943

72A

C12

BRACE

REV. JOAB

Historical sketches delivered before the Hartford South Conference at Newington, Rev. Joab Brace, of Newington, 1881, with biographical sketch of Brace by Roger Welles

74

28

BRACE

REV. JOAB

Letters of Rev. Joab Brace to Deacon Jedidiah Deming and Milo Dotty, after he left Newington... 1942

77B

15

BRADFORD

JOHN

John Bradford, pioneer Kentucky printer and historian, 1950

73

4

BRADFORD

WILLIAM

The ancient estate of Governor William Bradford,1897

11

8

BRADFORD

REV. ZABDIEL

Sermon occasioned by the death of Rev. Zabdiel Bradford, by James. N. Granger, 1849

17

13

BRADLEY

LOUISA TROWBRIDGE

In memoriam, 1889

17

14

BRADLEY

SILAS L.

In memoriam, North Haven, 1883

77B

16

BRAGG

BRAXTON

Reminiscences of General Braxton Bragg, 1942

54

6

BRAINARD

MISS ELIZA

Memoir of Miss Eliza Brainard who died in Haddam of dystentary Thanksgiving Day, 1821

71A-B

19

BRAINERD

DAVID

Biography and funeral arrangements (funeral conducted by Jonathan Edwards)

54

7

BRAINERD

LYMAN BUSHNELL

In memoriam, 1916

77B

17

BRANDEGEE

FRANK B.

Press comments upon the election of Senator Frank B. Brandegee by the Conn. General Assembly, 1905

75

4

BRANDEIS

LOUIS D.

Senator Thomas J. Walsh and the vindication of Louis D. Brandeis, 1943

62

16

BRANNER

JOHN CASPER

Memorial to John Casper Banner by R.A.F. Penrose 1925

24

9

BRASTOW

LEWIS ORSMOND

Memorial address by Frank C. Porter, 1913

 

8

BRAY

WILLIAM FORESTER

Brief memorial of the life and labors of William Forester Bray, 1880

39

8

BRECK

ROBERT

Discourse delivered at the funeral of Rev. Robert Breck of Springfield, by Rev. Joseph Lathrop, 1784

 

9

BRECK

SAMUEL

Memoir of Samuel Breck, late president of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind, 1863

1

10

BRECK

SAMUEL

Memoir of the late Samuel Breck, Vice-President of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1863

73

3

BREED

LIEUT. CHARLES A

A notice of Lieut. Charles A.Breed in a communion address delivered in Christ Church, Norwich, 1862

11

10

BREVOORT

HON. JAMES CARSON

In memoriam, by the Long Island Historical Society 1888

6

9

BREWSTER

JAMES

Address upon the life and character of the late James Brewster, by James F. Babcock,1867

39

9

BREWSTER

JOSEPH

Sermon on occasion of the death of Joseph Brewster, by Rev. Asa D. Smith,1851

48

11

BREWSTER

WILLIAM

Elder Brewster's library, as interpreted from the meagre record at Plymouth, by Henry M. Dexter, 1890

71A-B

20

BRIDGMAN

HERBERT L.

In memory of Herbert Bridgman,1924

24

10

BRIGHAM

AMARIAH

Sermon on the death of Amariah Brigham, Superintendent of the New-York State Lunatic Asylum, 1850

71A-B

21

BRIGHAM

REV JOHN C.

Life and services of John Brigham, 1863

71A-B

22

BRINSMADE

HORATIO WALSH

Address delivered at the funeral of H. Walsh, 1852

77B

18

BRITTON

W. E.

W. E. Britton, state entomologist Of New Haven

62

8

BRODERICK

DAVID C.

Oration of Colonel Edward B. Baker over the dead body of David C. Broderick a Senator of the UnitedStates, 1889

71A-B

24

BRODHEAD

REV. JACOB

Services at the funeral of J. Brodhead, 1855

39

10

BRONK

LEONARD

Biography, by Rev. Lewis Lampman, 1911

24

11

BROOKS

REV.CHARLES

Biography

24

12

BROOKS

PHILLIPS

An Address re Phillips Brooks, late Bishop of Massachusetts, 1893

11

11

BROOKS

PHILLIPS

Upon the death of Phillips Brooks, late Bishop of Massachusetts

62

17

BROOKS

PHILLIPS

Phillips Brooks, memorial sermon, 1893

73

5

BROUN

HEYWOOD

Heywood Broun, 1940

72A-C

13

BROWN

ABBIE FARWELL

Abbie Farwell Brown, 1927

61

2

BROWN

JAMES

Grandfather Brown, 1916

39

11

BROWN

JOHN

John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, by Isaiah Stephenson of Harper's Ferry 1909

39

12

BROWN

JOHN

Duplicate of 39, 11

39

13

BROWN

JOHN

The Nutmeg Idler. Vol.1, no. 12, a John Brown souvenir. 1902, including information on the John Brown Association in CT

39

14

BROWN

JOHN

John Brown Association, Torrington, CT, pamphlet

39

15

BROWN

JOHN

Portrait

75

5

BROWN

JOHN

The death of John Brown, 1859, reprinted 1909

75

6

BROWN

JOHN

Description of the murals by the artist John Stewart Curry

77B

19

BROWN

JOHN

The execution of John Brown; a discourse delivered in Chicago, 12/4/1859 in the First Cong'l Church

1

11

BROWN

JOSEPH EMERSON

An address by Hon. Emory Speer, 1905

1

12

BROWN

MRS. SARAH G

Sermon on the death of Mrs. Sarah G. Brown, by Rev. David Spear, 1857

61

3

BROWNE

ROBERT

The true story of Robert Brown father of Congregationalism, 1906

17

15

BROWNELL

THOMAS CHURCH

Sermon in commemoration of Rt. Rev. Thomas Church Brownell, third bishop of Connecticut, 1865

39

16

BROWNELL

THOMAS CHURCH

Commemorative service in St. Paul's Church, New Haven, on the occasion of the death of T.C.Brownell, Bishop of Connecticut, 1865

71A-B

23

BROWNELL

THOMAS CHURCH

Address delivered in Christ Church, Hartford, at the funeral of Rt. Rev. Thomas Brownell, third Bishop of Hartford, 1865

17

12

BRUCE

SAMUEL

Died in New Haven

24

13

BRYAN

WILLIAM JENNINGS

Bryan unveiled, by H.E. Bartholomew, 1908

52

5

BRYAN

WILLIAM JENNINGS

The Commoner

62

18

BRYANT

WILLIAM CULLEN

To William Cullen Bryant at eighty years from his friends and countrymen, (presentation of the Bryant vase) 1876

75

7

BUCHANAN

JAMES

James Buchanan, the conservatives choice, 1856 a political portrait, 1945

72A-C

14

BUCK

ELIZABETH

Memorial, Wethersfield, 1887

62

19

BUCK

HORACE R.

In memoriam 1897

77B

20

BUCK

PEARL

An autobiographical sketch of Pearl S. Buck

24

14

BUCKINGHAM

CHARLES EDWARD

In memoriam, by George Lyman, 1878

39

17

BUCKINGHAM

MRS.HARRIET C.

Memorial ,1864

39

18

BUCKINGHAM

GOVERNOR WILLIAM A.

Dedication of the Statue of Governor Buckingham, addresses, etc, 1884

39

19

BUCKINGHAM

WILLIAM

For President, Vice-President, Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois, for William A. Buckingham of CT 1868

47

22

BUCKINGHAM

WILLIAM

Memorial address given in Congress by Senator Henry B. Anthony of Rhode Island, 1875

48

12

BUCKINGHAM

WILLIAM ALFRED

Sketch of William Alfred Buckingham, by Increase N. Tarbox, 1876

50

5

BUCKINGHAM

WILLIAM ALFRED

Duplicate of 48, 4

74

29

BUEL

HENRY.W., M.D.

An obituary sketch, Thomaston, 1893

73

6

BUELL

NORTON J.

Address delivered at the funeral of Hon Norton J. Buell, Second Church, Waterbury, 1864

8

2

BUELL

MRS.MARY HOLLISTER BUELL

Memorial sketch

17

16

BULKELEY

GERSHOM

The Rev. Gershom Bulkely, of Connecticut, an eminent clerical physician, by Walter R. Steiner, 1906

77B

21

BULKELY

SARAH ADAMS

In memoriam, lost at seas by the sinking of the Ville de Havre, Nov. 22, 1873

39

21

BURGES

WALTER SNOW

Memorial address, 1892

39

20

BURGESS

RT. REV. GEORGE

Address delivered funeral of Rt. Rev. George Burgess, first Bishop of Maine, by Rev. Thomas M.Clark,1866

62

20

BURNS

ROBERT

The patriot bard, an address before the Clan Gordon of Hartford at its celebration of the anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, 1894

72A-C

15

BURNS

ROBERT

Robert Burns, coll. manuscripts, etc.1948

62

21

BURPEE

JUSTICE LUCIEN FRANCIS

In memoriam, 1924

17

17

BURRIT

ELIHI

An apostle of international brotherhood, by Ozora S. Davis, 1907

6

10

BURRITT

ELIHU

Reminiscences of the early life of Elihu Burritt, by William H. Lee 1881

62

22

BURRITT

ELIHU

Life and services of Elihu Burritt together with an account of his funeral services, local editorial notices, and obituary resolutions, 1879

24

15

BURROUGHS

GEORGE STOCKTON

In memoriam, 1901

6

11

BURT

JAIRUS

A sermon preached at the funderal of Rev. Jairus Burt of Canton, by Charles B. M'Lean, 1857

6

12

BURT

RICHARD S.

In memory of Deacon Richard S. Burt, address at the memorial service at the Wethersfield Ave. Congregational Church, Hartford, by Samuel B. Forbes, 1895

17

18

BURTON

NATHANIEL J.

Special service in memory ... Park Church Hartford, by Lester L. Potter,1888

72A-C

16

BURTON

RICHARD F.

Sir Richard F. Burton at Salt Lake City 1860, 1930

62

23

BURTON

THEODORE E.

Theodore Burton of Ohio, editorial comment

77A

17

BURY

RICHARD OF

Monument to Richard of Bury, Bishop of Durham 1333-1345, 1903

62

24

BUSTAMANTE

ANTONIO S. DE

Discurso ofreciendo el homenaje, pronunciado por el Profesor de Derecho Publico, 1927

24

16

BUTLER

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Lives and opinions, by Wm. Mackenzie, 1845

25

3

BUTLER

GEN.WILLIAM O.

Military and civil life, 1848

71A-B

26

BYERS

PETER SMITH

Memorial to Peter Smith Byers, first principal of the Punchard Free School, by Samuel Fuller, Andover, CT. 1856