Modern history


Alexander, Edwin P., The Pennsylvania Railroad, A Pictorial History. W. W. Norton & Co., New York, 1947.

Amory, Cleveland, The Last Resorts. Harper & Brothers, New York, 1952.

Andrews, J. Cutler, Pittsburgh’s Post-Gazette. Chapman & Grimes, Boston, 1936.

Barton, William E., The Life of Clara Barton, Founder of the American Red Cross. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston and New York, 1922.

Beale, The Reverend David J., Through the Johnstown Flood. Hubbard Brothers, Philadelphia, Boston, 1890.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1961. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1961.

Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Cambria County. Philadelphia, 1896.

Bishop, Philip W., The Beginnings of Cheap Steel. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1959.

Bridge, James Howard, The Inside History of the Carnegie Steel Company. The Aldine Book Co., New York, 1903.

Bruce, Robert V., 1877: Year of Violence. The New Bobbs-Merrill Co., Indianapolis-New York, 1959.

Burgess, George H., and Kennedy, Miles C, Centennial History of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company 1846-1946. Pennsylvania Railroad Co., Philadelphia, 1949.

Carnegie, Andrew, Autobiography. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston and New York, 1920.

Carson, Herbert N., The Romance of Steel, The Story of a Thousand Millionaires. A. S. Barnes, New York, 1907.

Century Cyclopedia of History and Biography of Pennsylvania. Century Publishing Co., Chicago, 1904.

Chambers, Julius, Lovers Four and Maidens Five, a Story of the Allegheny Mountains. Porter & Coates, Philadelphia, 1886.

Chapman, The Reverend H. L., Memoirs of an Itinerant. Privately published, no dates or place of publication listed.

Clark, C. B., C. B. Clark’s Johnstown Directory and Citizens Register. Altoona, 1889.

Clark, Victor S., History of Manufacturers in U.S., Vol. II, 1860-1893. Peter Smith (with permission Carnegie Institute of Washington), New York, 1949.

Connelly, Frank, and Jenks, George C., Official Hisory of the John-town Flood. Journalist Publishing Co., Pittsburgh, 1889.

Diary of Isadore Lilly. Ebensburg, 1889.

Dictionary of American Biography. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1937.

Dieck, Herman, The Johnstown Flood, Philadelphia, 1889.

Epler, Percy H., The Life of Clara Barton. The Macmillan Co., New York, 1915.

Ferris, George T., The Complete History of the Johnstown and Conemaugh Valley Flood. H. S. Goodspeed & Co., New York, 1889.

Field, The Reverend C. N., After the Flood. Philadelphia, 1889.

Fitch, John A., The Steel Workers. Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 1911.

General Alumni Catalogue of University of Pennsylvania, 1922.

Grand-View Cemetery, An Historical Sketch. Johnstown, 1931.

Hall, John W., Fact Sheet of the Flood of 1889. (Compiled for the 75th anniversary of the disaster.)

Harvey, George, Henry Clay Frick. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1928.

Heiser, Victor, M.D., An American Doctor’s Odyssey. W. W. Norton & Co., New York, 1936.

Hendrick, Burton J., Life of Andrew Carnegie. Doubleday, Doran & Co., New York, 1932.

Hendrick, Burton J., and Henderson, Daniel, Louise Whitfield Carnegie; The Life of Mrs. Andrew Carnegie. Hastings House, New York, 1950.

Historical Sketch and Manual of Shady Side Presbyterian Church. Pittsburgh, 1892.

Holbrook, Stewart H., The Age of the Moguls. Doubleday, New York, 1954.

Illustrated Historical Atlas Combination of Cambria County. Philadelphia, 1890.

Interviews with flood survivors filmed by WJAC-TV, Johnstown, 1964.

Jackson. R. M. S., M.D., The Mountain. J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1860.

Johnson, Tom L., My Story. B. W. Huebsch, New York, 1911.

Johnson, Willis Fletcher, History of the Johnstown Flood. Edgewood Publishing Co., Philadelphia, 1889.

Johnstown Borough Council Minute Book, 1889.

Josephson, Matthew, The Robber Barons. Harcourt, Brace and Co., New York, 1934.

Langford, Gerald, The Richard Harding Davis Years. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1961.

Lorant, Stefan, Pittsburgh, The Story of an American City. Doubleday, New York, 1964.

McLaurin, J. J., The Story of Johnstown. James M. Place, Harrisburg, 1890.

Matthews, Donald H., Jr., Presbyterians in the Upper Conemaugh Valley. Johnstown, 1957.

Monthly Weather Review. United States Signal Service, May 1889.

Morison, Elting E., Men, Machines, and Modern Times. M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, 1966.

National Encyclopedia of American Biography.

O’Connor, Harvey, Mellon’s Millions. John Day Co., New York, 1933.

O’Connor, Richard, Johnstown the Day the Dam Broke. J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1957.

Operations of the Board of Health in Consequence of the Floods at Johnstown. Harrisburg, 1891.

Orvis, Charles F., Fishing With the Fly. Manchester, Vermont, 1883.

Pittsburgh and Allegheny Illustrated Review. Pittsburgh, 1889.

Pittsburgh Directory 1887-88.

Reade, Charles, Put Yourself in His Place. 1870.

Recollections of flood survivors recorded on questionnaires put out by the Greater Johnstown Chamber of Commerce in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the disaster; on file at the Cambria County Historical Society, Ebensburg.

Record Books, Court of Common Pleas. Pittsburgh.

Report of Citizens Relief Committee of Pittsburgh. Pittburgh, 1890.

Report on the Dedication of the Monument to the Unknown Dead Who Perished in the Flood at Johnstown, May 31, 1889.

Report of the Secretary of the Flood Relief Commission. Harrisburg, 1890.

Sesquicentennial of Cambria County. Cambria County Historical Society, Ebensburg, 1954.

Shank, William H., The Amazing Pennsylvania Canals. The Historical Society of York County, Pennsylvania, 1965.

Shappee, Nathan D., A History of Johnstown and the Great Flood of 1889: A Study of Disaster and Rehabilitation. Thesis filed at the University of Pittsburgh, 1940.

Sipes, William B., The Pennsylvania Railroad. Pennsylvania Railroad Co., Philadelphia, 1875.

Slattery, Gertrude Quinn, Johnstown and Its Flood. Wilkes-Barre, 1936.

Storey, Henry Wilson, History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania. Lewis Publishing Co., New York, 1907.

Strayer, Harold H., and London, Irving L., A Photographic Story of the 1889 Johnstown Flood. Johnstown, 1964.

Swank, James M., Cambria County Pioneers. Allen, Lane & Scott, Philadelphia, 1910.

_____, History of the Manufacture of Iron in All Ages. American Iron and Steel Association, Philadelphia, 1892.

Taft, Pauline Dakin, The Happy Valley (The Elegant Eighties in Upstate New York). Photographer, Leonard Dakin. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, New York, 1965.

Testimony Taken by the Pennsylvania Railroad Following the Johnstown Flood of 1889. Two copies in possession of Irving London, Johnstown, and the author.

Toasts and Responses at the Banquet Given by the Chamber of Commerce of Pittsburgh, May 27, 1892, at the Duquesne Club.

Transactions American Society of Civil Engineers. June 1891.

Van Rensselaer, M. G., In the Heart of the Alleghenies. Allen, Lane & Scott, Philadelphia, 1885.

Veteran Employes Association of the Pittsburgh Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pittsburgh, 1902.

Victims of the Johnstown Flood. Johnstown, 1890.

Walker, James H., The Johnstown Horror. L. P. Miller & Co., Chicago, 1889.

Wallace, Paul A. W., Pennsylvania, Seed of a Nation. Harper & Row, New York, 1962.

Watkins, J. Elfreth, History of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 1846-96. Withheld from publication, bound proofs.

Weil, The Reverend Carl, The Rider of Johnstown. Pittsburgh, 1892.

Wilson, William Bender, History of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. H. J. Coates & Co., Philadelphia, 1899.

Winkler, J. K., Incredible Carnegie. Vanguard Press, New York, 1931.

World’s Charity to the Conemaugh Valley Sufferers and Who Received It, The. Harry M. Benshoff, Publisher, Johnstown, 1890.


Engineering News

Forest and Stream

Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, August 1883

Harper’s Weekly

Iron Age, The

Le Monde Illustré, June 29, 1889

Leslie’s Weekly

North American Review, August 1889

Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (which contains, in its July and October issues of 1933, much of a semi-official but incomplete report on the disaster, written by the noted historian, John B. McMaster)


Boston Daily Globe

Boston Morning Journal

Boston Post

Cambria Freeman

Chicago Herald

Cincinnati Enquirer

Greensburg Tribune and Herald

Johnstown Daily Democrat

Johnstown Daily Tribune

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat

Johnstown Weekly Democrat

London Times

Mansfield (Mass.) News

New York Daily Graphic

New York Herald

New York Sun

New York Times

New York Tribune

New York World

Philadelphia Press

Pittsburgh Commercial Dispatch

Pittsburgh Post

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Press

Rocky Mountain News (Denver)

Utica Saturday Globe

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