Monday, March 28, 2011

WALKING TOUR OF CENTRAL

We've just received word that a special segment filmed earlier this month with KETC's Ruth Ezell, featuring a walking tour of Central Library with St. Louis Public Library's Executive Director, Waller McGuire, will air tonight:

KETC Channel 9-- “Living St. Louis” on Monday, MARCH 28, 2011 at 7 p.m.

ST. LOUIS CEMETERY LISTS AND DEATH REGISTERS, 1764-1999: PART V

1825-1860

Burial Records, St. Ferdinand de Florissant, 1790-1840.” St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 14:4 (Winter 1981): 135. HG-P

Burials in Fee Fee Cemetery, Bridgeton, Missouri, 1822-1961. Compiled by Erma E. Penning and Mary Lee Patten. St. Louis, MO: E. E. Penning, 1961. HG-929.3778

The Cholera in St. Louis, 1849: Some Deaths From Newspapers.” St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 11:3 (Fall 1978): 67. HG-P

St. Louis in 1849 was visited by two calamities: a fire that destroyed many boats anchored at the wharf and numerous buildings in the present-day downtown area, and a devastating outbreak of cholera that lasted months and killed hundreds of persons in the St. Louis area, filling many existing cemeteries and leading to the creation of several new ones to handle the excess.

Death Notices in the St. Louis Observer, 1834.” St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 19:3 (Fall 1986): 93. HG-P

Death Records From the City of St. Louis: March 1855.” St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 13:2 (Summer 1980): 57. HG-P

Deaths, Dates, and Causes: November 1846 through December 1848. Evangelical Church of the Holy Ghost, St. Louis, Missouri." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly III:2 (June 1974): 33. HG-P

Ellsbury, Elizabeth Prather. Mortality Records of 1850. Chillicothe, MO: E.P. Ellsberry, 1964. HG-929.3778

Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather. Mortality Records of 1860. Chillicothe, MO: E.P. Ellsbury, 1964. HG-929.3778

Episcopal Church. Diocese of Missouri. Archives, Diocese of Missouri, Episcopal Church: Christ Church Cemetery, St. Louis, Register 1840-1859. St. Louis (Mo.): The Church, 1840-1859. MI-929.3778

Griffith, Dorothy A. and I. Baker. “Cholera Deaths in St. Louis, Missouri, 1849.” St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 3:1 (March 1970):. HG-P

Hodges, Nadine, and Audrey L. Woodruff. Missouri Pioneers: County and Genealogical Records, vol. 30, pp. 57-80. Independence, Mo.: N. Hodges and A. L. Woodruff, 1967-1976. HG-P 929.3778

Includes a section called “Missouri Obituaries and Death Notices for the Year 1860 from the St. Louis Christian Advocate, publication of the M.E. Church, South.”

Missouri 1860 Mortality Schedule. Edited and compiled by Ronald Vern Jackson. Bountiful, UT: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1984. HG-929.3778

Missouri Republican Notices: St. Louis Probate Court Administration Notices and Final Settlement Notices.” St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 32:4 (Winter 1999): 159-160. HG-P

Listings of administration notices (September and October 1845) and final settlements (October 1848). Administration notice listings provide day, month, and year of death; final settlement notice is only list of names (death dates NOT provided).

Northcott, Dennis. St. Louis County Coroner’s Records, 1826-1873: Taken From Records in the Missouri Historical Society Archives. St. Louis, MO: Missouri Historical Society Archives, 1997. HG-929.3778

Listings provide name of deceased, date of death, cause of death, and location of inquest: only list persons who died unnatural deaths.

Old Cemeteries of St. Louis County, Missouri. St. Louis, MO: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1982-, 4 vols. HG-929.3778.

Volume 2 listings are mostly for the period 1840-1920; volume 3 listings are mostly for the period 1850-1910. Volume 2 includes listings for Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, in the “Strangers” section of which are buried numerous victims of the 1849 cholera epidemic.

Some Deaths in St. Louis, 1854.” St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 11:1 (Spring 1978): 24-. HG-P

St. Louis and St. Louis County, Missouri Probate Records: vol. 2, 1849-1861. St. Louis, MO: St. Louis, MO: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1985. HG-929.3778

Stanley, Lois, George F. Wilson, and Maryhelen Wilson. More Death Records From Missouri Newspapers, 1810-1857. St. Louis, MO: L. Stanley, 1985. HG-929.3778

Thornhill Burying Ground.” St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 29:1 (Spring 1996): 2. HG-P

Listing of Bates family members buried on the grounds of the estate (Thornhill) of Missouri Governor Frederick Bates (1777-1825).

Violent Deaths in Missouri, 1840-1918 (selected).” Pioneer Times 8:1 (January 1984). HG-P

Abstracts of miscellaneous newspaper articles on violent deaths during the period listed (some St. Louis).

Wilson, George F., Maryhelen Wilson, and Lois Stanley. Death Records of Missouri Men from Newspapers, 1808-1854. St. Louis, MO: Anundsen Publishing Co., 1981. HG-929.3778

Wilson, George F., Maryhelen Wilson, and Lois Stanley. Death Records of Missouri Women from Newspapers, January 1850-December 1853. St. Louis, MO: G.F. Wilson, M. Wilson, and L. Stanley, 1981. HG-929.3778

Copyright 2000 by St. Louis Public Library. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

READING LISTS-- CIVIL WAR GENERALS, PT. 4

Joseph E. Johnston (1807-1891) was a Confederate general who commanded Confederate forces in Georgia in 1864 and in North Carolina in 1865.

Boritt, G S. Jefferson Davis's Generals. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. BU, DA, ST-973.73

Bradley, Mark L. Last Stand in the Carolinas: The Battle of Bentonville. Campbell, CA: Savas Woodbury Publishers, 1996. ST-973.738

Davis, Stephen. Atlanta Will Fall: Sherman, Joe Johnston, and the Yankee Heavy Battalions. Wilmington, Del: Scholarly Resources, 2001. ST-973.7371

Govan, Gilbert E, and James W. Livingood. A Different Valor, the Story of General Joseph E. Johnston, C.S.A. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1956. ST-B JOHNSTON

Hughes, Nathaniel C. Bentonville: The Final Battle of Sherman and Johnston. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996. ST-973.78

Johnston, Joseph E. Narrative of Military Operations, Directed, During the Late War Between the States. New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1874. ST-973.782

Lash, Jeffrey N. Destroyer of the Iron Horse: General Joseph E. Johnston and Confederate Rail Transport, 1861-1865. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1991. ST-973.73013

McMurry, Richard M. Atlanta 1864: Last Chance for the Confederacy. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000. ST-973.7371

Symonds, Craig L. Joseph E. Johnston: A Civil War Biography. New York: Norton, 1992. HU-B JOHNSTON

Woodworth, Steven E. Civil War Generals in Defeat. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1999. ST-973.73

Woodworth, Steven E. Leadership and Command in the American Civil War. Campbell, CA: Savas Woodbury, 1995. ST-973.73

You can ask that circulating items in our collection be sent to the branch library that you prefer. Branch locations and contact info may be found here:

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Friday, March 18, 2011

HOW MANY ITEMS ARE HOUSED AT COMPTON BRANCH LIBRARY?

How many items are housed at our new Compton Genealogy & Local History Branch Library?

1. 28,000 books from the old History & Genealogy & St. Louis Area Studies Departments
2. 85,000 books from the 900s (Dewey Decimal System) section of the old Central Stacks

Add to the above numbers approximately 1 million books, pamphlets, brochures, periodicals, and miscellaneous items from the Government Information Department, and the total rises to slightly more than 1.1 million items. That number, however, doesn’t include individual microfilm boxes, vertical files, cards in the two card catalogs, or St. Louis related maps.

Compton Branch has two reference computers, one catalog, three microfilm readers, and two microfilm reader/printers. Two staff members are always available to help our customers. Compton Branch does have a circulation terminal, but it is kept in the workroom and is used primarily for internal activities. Compton is primarily a reference branch—most items there cannot be checked out, and you cannot request that items from other branches be sent to Compton for pick up.

Two shelvers assigned to Compton will be kept busy pulling items for patrons to use, as all the materials noted above are in what is known as "closed stacks." If you have ever observed genealogists doing research, you know that the shelvers will definitely have their hands full. Genealogists can go through amazing quantities of books and rolls of microfilm in astonishingly short periods of time.

Hours at Compton are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and the first Saturday of every month, also 9am-5pm. We encourage you to call for an appointment, because you cannot be guaranteed access to a public use computer, microfilm machine, or even a chair to use otherwise.

Compton Branch Library
1624 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63013
314-539-0385
cmillar@slpl.org

NOTE: Thanks to all our patrons who were there on opening day (Monday, March 14), and ribbon-cutting day (Tuesday, March 15). Your show of support was much appreciated (especially those of you who braved the sleet and snow on Monday!).

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

IT'S SHOWTIME!!

Don't forget--today marks the ribbon cutting at our new genealogy and local history branch library!

The Compton Library is located at 1624 Locust Street in downtown St. Louis (three blocks west of Central Library). Representatives from the Mayor’s Office and the media are expected to attend, and SLPL Executive Director Waller McGuire will offer opening remarks. Light refreshments will be available, and tours of Compton’s three floors will be available for interested members of the press and the public.

A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Time: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Place: Compton Library, 1624 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Free on-site parking is available for Compton Library users!

Questions? Contact Brenda McDonald for more information.

READING LISTS-- CIVIL WAR GENERALS, PT. 3

Irvin McDowell (1818-1885) was a Civil War general who commanded Union Army forces at the Battle of 1st Bull Run (July 21, 1861.

Davis, William C. Battle at Bull Run: A History of the First Major Campaign of the Civil War. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday, 1977. [ST-973.731]

Detzer, David. Dissonance: The Turbulent Days between Fort Sumter and Bull Run. Orlando: Harcourt, 2006. [BU, HG-973.731]

Detzer, David. Donnybrook: The Battle of Bull Run, 1861. Orlando, Fla: Harcourt, 2004. [HG-973.731]

Hennessy, John J. Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. [BU, ST-973.732]

McDonald, JoAnna M. Give Them the Bayonet! A Guide to the Battle for Henry Hill, July 21, 1861 : a Walking Tour. Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 1999. [ST-973.731]

McDonald, JoAnna M. We Shall Meet Again: The First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run), July 18-21, 1861. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Books, 1999. [ST-973.731]

Nofi, Albert A. The Opening Guns: Fort Sumter to Bull Run, 1861. New York, N.Y: Gallery Books, 1988. [ST-973.731]

Rafuse, Ethan S. A Single Grand Victory: The First Campaign and Battle of Manassas. Wilmington, Del: SR Books, 2002. [ST-973.731]

Wert, Jeffry D. The Sword of Lincoln: The Army of the Potomac. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. [HG-973.7341]

Wheeler, Richard. A Rising Thunder: From Lincoln's Election to the Battle of Bull Run : an Eyewitness History. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1994. [ST-973.73]

Friday, March 11, 2011

READING LISTS-- CIVIL WAR GENERALS, PT. 2

John Bell Hood (1831-1879)—Confederate general who commanded the Army of Tennessee during the fall of Atlanta and the Tennessee campaign.

Bailey, Ronald H. Battles for Atlanta: Sherman Moves East. Alexandria, Va: Time-Life Books, 1985. [BU, CP, ST-973.737]

Boritt, Gabor S. Jefferson Davis's Generals. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1999. [BU, DA, ST-973.73]

Davis, Stephen. Atlanta Will Fall: Sherman, Joe Johnston, and the Yankee Heavy Battalions. Wilmington, Del: Scholarly Resources, 2001. [ST-973.7371]

Dyer, John P. The Gallant Hood. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1950. [ST-B HOOD]

Groom, Winston. Shrouds of Glory: From Atlanta to Nashville-the Last Great Campaign of the Civil War. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1995. [BU, MA, ST-973.736]

McDonough, James L, and James P. Jones. "War So Terrible": Sherman and Atlanta. New York: Norton, 1987. [ST-973.737]

McMurry, Richard M. John Bell Hood and the War for Southern Independence. Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky, 1982. [ST-B HOOD]

O'Connor, Richard. Hood, Cavalier General. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1949. [ST-B HOOD]

Snow, William P. Lee and His Generals. New York: Richardson & Co., 1867. [ST-973.7]

Sword, Wiley. Embrace an Angry Wind: The Confederacy's Last Hurrah: Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville. New York, N.Y: HarperCollins Publishers, 1992. [MA-973.737]

Note: You can access the St. Louis Public Library Catalog at http://www.slpl.org/.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

COMPTON RIBBON CUTTING

You are cordially invited to a ribbon cutting at our new genealogy and local history branch library!

The Compton Library is located at 1624 Locust Street in downtown St. Louis (three blocks west of Central Library). Representatives from the Mayor’s Office and the media are expected to attend, and SLPL Executive Director Waller McGuire will offer opening remarks.

Light refreshments will be available, and tours of Compton’s three floors will be available for interested members of the press and the public.

A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Time: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Place: Compton Library, 1624 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Questions? Contact Brenda McDonald for more information.

Friday, March 4, 2011

GOOD NEWS, INDEED!

Good news, everyone!

We will be opening our new genealogy and local history branch on Monday, 14 March 2011.

Compton Library
1624 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Hours of operation: M-F: 9 am-5 pm; First Saturday of each month, 9 am-5 pm.
Parking: Free on-site parking for users of Compton Library

It took a while to open this new location, because doing so required the installation of new lighting, new shelving, and energy-efficient environmental systems (plus a general sprucing up). This effort has created a workroom for staff, space for the Library’s digitization projects, storage, and a small public service area with room for about 20 patrons.

Compton Library is located two blocks west of Central Library at 1624 Locust Street. Compton’s collection includes our Government Documents Collection as well as genealogy and local history materials. Items from the Special Collections Department will not be housed at Compton, but some can be sent there upon request.

Compton Library’s focus is on researchers and their needs. Compton visitors may bring their laptops if they so desire- there are outlets available. It is not intended to be a full-service branch, so only persons who need access to its specialized materials and staff subject specialists can be accommodated. Because seating is limited, please call ahead before visiting so that we can make sure we have the types of material you are seeking (and ensure that you will have a place to sit and examine them once you get here!).

Number to call for reservations: 314-539-0385

Thursday, March 3, 2011

READING LISTS- CIVIL WAR GENERALS, PT. 1

George H. Thomas (1816-1870) was a Virginian who elected to remain loyal to the Union, even though that decision cost him his family (his sisters never spoke to him again). He is best known as the "Rock of Chickamauga", although his crowning glory was his decisive victory over forces under the command of John Bell Hood at Nashville, Tennessee in December 1864.

Bobrick, Benson. Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009. [Call No: B-THOMAS Locations: BU, HU]

Broadwater, Robert P. General George H. Thomas: A Biography of the Union's "Rock of Chickamauga". Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co, 2009. [Call No: B-THOMAS Locations: HU]

Cox, Jacob D. The March to the Sea: Franklin and Nashville. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1882. [Call No: 973.73 Locations: ST]

Cozzens, Peter. This Terrible Sound: The Battle of Chickamauga. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992. [Call No: 973.735 Locations: ST]

Einolf, Christopher J. George Thomas: Virginian for the Union. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007. [Call No: 973.7092 Locations: HG]

Fitch, Michael H. The Chattanooga Campaign: With Especial Reference to Wisconsin's Participation Therein. Madison: Wisconsin history commission, 1911. [Call No: 973.73 Locations: ST]

Korn, Jerry. The Fight for Chattanooga: Chickamauga to Missionary Ridge. Alexandria, Va: Time-Life Books, 1985. [Call No: 973.7359 Locations: BU, CP, ST]

Spruill, Matt. Guide to the Battle of Chickamauga. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1993. [Call No: 973.735 Locations: ST]

Sword, Wiley. Embrace an Angry Wind: The Confederacy's Last Hurrah : Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville. New York, N.Y: HarperCollins Publishers, 1992. [Call No: 973.737 Locations: ST]

Woodworth, Steven E. Chickamauga: A Battlefield Guide with a Section on Chattanooga. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999. [Call No: 973.735 Locations: HG]

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

ST. LOUIS CEMETERY LISTS AND DEATH REGISTERS, 1764-1999: PART IV

GENERAL

“Comprehensive Index.” St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 28:3 (Fall 1995): 70-76. HG-P

Contents Note: A complete listing of the 150+ cemeteries indexed in the multi-volume cemetery book set (Old Cemeteries of St. Louis County, Mo.) published by the St. Louis Genealogical Society. Listings provide name of cemetery, location (if known), volume and beginning page number in the multi-volume book set where the index of that cemetery’s records appears, and sometimes miscellaneous information. A majority of the listings in the multi-volume book set cover the time period 1840-1920.

1764-1824

“Burial Records, St. Ferdinand de Florissant, 1790-1840.” St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 14:4 (Winter 1981): 135. HG-P

Daughters of the American Revolution. Missouri Society. Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Missouri. Kansas City, MO: Daughters of the American Revolution, 1966. HG,ST-973.74

Daughters of the American Revolution. Missouri Society. Wills of Revolutionary Soldiers and Others. St. Louis, MO: Daughters of the American Revolution, 1960-1962. HG-929.3778

“Death and Estate Notices, Missouri Gazette, 1808-1816.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 65:3 (September 1977). HG-P

“Death and Estate Notices, Missouri Gazette, 1816-1822.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 67:3 (September 1979). HG-P

“Death and Estate Notices, Missouri Gazette, 1816-1822.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 67:3 (September 1979). HG-P

Eddlemon, Sherida K. Missouri Genealogical Records and Abstracts. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1990-. HG-929.3778

Contents Note: Volume 1 (1766-1839) includes an index of wills and testaments executed under the Spanish government of St. Louis, 1776-1834, and a list of victims of the steamboat Tennessee disaster (March 23, 1823).

Eddlemon, Sherida K. Missouri Genealogical Records and Abstracts. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1990-. HG-929.3778

Contents Note: Volume 4 (1741-1839) includes listings for Fee Fee Cemetery, Bridgeton, Missouri, 1810-1892.

Old Cemeteries of St. Louis County, Missouri. St. Louis, MO: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1982-, 5 vols. HG-929.3778.

Contents Note: Volume 2 includes some early French burials.

St. Louis and St. Louis County, Missouri Probate Records: vol. 1-- 1804-1849. St. Louis, MO: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1985. HG-929.3778

Stanley, Lois, George F. Wilson, and Maryhelen Wilson. Death Records of Pioneer Missouri Women, 1808-1849. St. Louis, MO: L. Stanley, 1979. HG-929.3778

Stanley, Lois, George F. Wilson, and Maryhelen Wilson. More Death Records From Missouri Newspapers, 1810-1857. St. Louis, MO: L. Stanley, 1985. HG-929.3778

Wilson, George F., Maryhelen Wilson, and Lois Stanley. Death Records of Missouri Men from Newspapers, 1808-1854. St. Louis, MO: Anundsen Publishing Co., 1981. HG-929.3778

Copyright 2000 by St. Louis Public Library. All rights reserved.