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Rogers Bibliography (FOL 2014)

Bibliography & Reference Sources for Henry Huttleston Rogers

Here are some sources of information that you may find useful. The list is excerpted from a more complete list of resources about Fairhaven history generally, compiled by Chris Richard. This list includes material specifically about Henry Huttleston Rogers and his gifts, along with sources that may include material about him.

The Archives Department of the Millicent Library also contains useful primary sources (that is, original documents as opposed to narrative or interpretive histories), such as newspapers, property records, maps, vital records, and correspondence. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are located in the Millicent Archive area and are available to researchers by appointment.  Contact Deb Charpentier at to schedule an appointment. For the “rules of the archives” visit <>


Brady, Kathleen, Ida Tarbell: Portrait of a Muckraker, Seaview/Putnam, 1984

*Dexter, Franklin B., Two Lectures on the History of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, C.D. Waldron estate, printers, Fairhaven, MA, 1919

Dias, Earl J., Henry Huttleston Rogers: Portrait of a “Capitalist,”self published, Fairhaven, MA, 1974

Dias, Earl J., Mark Twain and Henry Huttleston Rogers: An Odd Couple, Millicent Library, Fairhaven, 1984

Dias, Earl J., ed., Mark Twain’s Letters to the Rogers Family, with notes and introduction by the editor, self published, Fairhaven, MA, 1970

*Ellis, Leonard Bolles, History of New Bedford and Its Vicinity, 1602 – 1892, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1892

*Fairhaven High School students, About Our High School, second revision, third printing, Fairhaven, MA, 1979

*Federal Writers Project, Fairhaven, Massachusetts, Charles E. White and Roger Thomas, eds., American Guide Series, WPA, 1939

*Gillingham, James L., et al., eds., A Brief History of the Town of Fairhaven, Fairhaven, MA, 1903

Grant, Frederic D., Jr., Riverside Cemetery, Riverside Cemetery Corp., Fairhaven, MA

Harris, Charles A., Old-Time Fairhaven, Reynolds Printing, New Bedford, MA 1947

Harris, Charles A., Old-Time Fairhaven, (Vol. 2) Reynolds Printing, New Bedford, MA 1952

Harris, Charles A., Old-Time Fairhaven, (Vol. 3) Reynolds Printing, New Bedford, MA 1954

Hemingway, Natalie Sylvia, North Fairhaven, Massachusetts, Historical Tour, North Fairhaven Improvement Association, Fairhaven, MA 2006

Hickok, Ralph, Fairhaven A Lens on History, Fairhaven Heritage Center, Fairhaven, MA, 2009

*Hubbard, Elbert, Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Business Men, H.H. Rogers, (Vol. 25, No. 5., November, 1909), Roycrofters, East Aurora, NY, 1909

*Judd, Lewis S. Jr., Fairhaven, a Descriptive and Historical Sketch, Franklin Engraving, Boston, MA, 1896

Knipe, Mabel H., Czar of Fairhaven, Millicent Library, Fairhaven, MA 1980

Knipe, Mabel H., Century of Concern, Millicent Library, Fairhaven, MA 1983

Knipe, Mabel H., House of Transition, Clement E. Daley Advertising, New Bedford, MA, 1977

Knipe, Mabel H., Thee Will Fill It Up, Clement E. Daley Advertising, New Bedford, MA, 1979

Knipe, Mabel H., The First Gift, Clement E. Daley Advertising, New Bedford, MA, 1977

Knipe, Mabel H., The Girl in the Window, Clement E. Daley Advertising, New Bedford, MA, 1983

Knipe, Mabel H., The Story of a Town House, Clement E. Daley Advertising, New Bedford, MA, 1977

Knipe, Mabel H., Under a Bushel, Clement E. Daley Advertising, New Bedford, MA, 1983

Leary, Lewis, ed., Mark Twain’s Correspondence with Henry Huttleston Rogers 1893-1909, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1969

*Lawson, Thomas W., Frenzied Finance: The Crime of Amalgamated, William Heinemann, London, 1906

Lopes, Myra A., But Then There Was More,self published, Fairhaven, MA 1993

Lopes, Myra A., Castle On the Hill, self published, Fairhaven, MA 1998

Lopes, Myra A., Look Around You,self published, Fairhaven, MA 1990

Lopes, Myra A., Looking Back,self published, Fairhaven, MA 1991

Lopes, Myra A., Seeing It All, self published, Fairhaven, MA 1992

Lopes, Myra A., The Fairhaven Improvement Association Updated History to 2005, Harbor View Publishing Company, Fairhaven, MA 2005

McCabe, Marsha, ed., A Picture History of Fairhaven, Spinner Publications, New Bedford, MA, 1986

*Mosgrove, Mildred C., The Memorial Church, Fairhaven, MA, 1920

*New Bedford & Old Dartmouth, A Portrait of a Region’s Past, Old Dartmouth Historical Society, New Bedford, MA, 1975

*Our County and its People, a Descriptive and Biographical Record of Bristol County, Massachusetts, The Boston History Co., Boston, MA, 1899

*Pease, Zeph. W., et al., eds., New Bedford Massachusetts, Its History, Industries, Institutions, and Attractions, Board of Trade, Mercury Publishing Co., New Bedford, MA, 1889

Radcliffe, Jack, I Didn’t Know That!,LucemDiffundo Publishing LLC, New Bedford, MA, 2001

*Tarbell, Ida M., All in the Day’s Work, G.K.Hall& Co., Boston, MA, 1985

Tarbell, Ida M., The History of the Standard Oil Company, McClure, Phillips and Co., Volume 1 & 2, 1904. Note:The full and complete digital version of both volumes, plus all appendices, illustrations, charts, tables, footnotes, index, and fully hyperlinked is available at: <>

*The Millicent Library, Annual Report, 1968

Thomas, Joseph D.,& Avila, Jay, eds., A Picture Postcard History of Fairhaven, Spinner Publications, Inc., New Bedford, MA, 2003

*Tripp, Thomas A., The Story of Fairhaven, Fairhaven, MA, compiled 1929

Weinberg, Steve, Taking on the Trust: How Ida Tarbell brought down John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil,W.W. Norton & Co., New York 2008

Yergin, Daniel, The Prize:The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, & Power, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1991


By-Laws of George H. Taber Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, C. D. Waldron, printer, Fairhaven, MA, 1906

Fairhaven Improvement Association, “Fairhaven, Massachusetts: Striving, Thriving, Rising Fairhaven,” Fairhaven, MA, 1910

The Tabitha Inn, Fairhaven, MA, 1908

Bernard, Donald R., Unpublished scripts for tours of Fairhaven and New Bedford, Spring & Summer, 1992, furnished to the Office of Tourism by Anne Bernard

*Dawson, Jeffrey R., “The Bells of Fairhaven,” three parts in The Beacon, Fairhaven Historical Commission, 1975, 1976


Huttlestone, Rhoda, “Last Will and Testament,” witnessed by Stephen Merrihew, Joseph Tripp and Paul Spooner, September 11, 1841, Proved June 7, 1842

Gibbs, William L.B.; Allen, Rufus; Fish, Reuben; “Inventory of the Estate of Rhoda Huttlestone late of Fairhaven,” January 31, 1842, Recorded June 7, 1842


*FAIRHAVEN, 1855,Ferd. Mayer & Co., NY

*FAIRHAVEN, 1871, Atlas of Bristol County, Publisher?

*FAIRHAVEN, 1895, Atlas of Bristol County, Everts& Richards

“Tourist Guide and Map: Fairhaven Massachusetts,” drawn by Clifton Hacker, published by Fairhaven Improvement Association, 1952, 1956, 1958


Millicent Library Online


The Millicent Library has a web page devoted to Henry Huttleston Rogers.

It can be found at  <>

It contains the following:

H. H. Rogers as Jekyll & Hyde — Illustrations from The World, 1906.<>

Mark Twain and Henry Huttleston Rogers  – by Earl J. Dias<>

H. H. Rogers – An article by by Elbert Hubbard<>

Henry Huttleston Rogers  (1840 – 1909) — An evaluation on the 150th Anniversary of his Birth by Earl J. Dias<>

Frenzied Finance by Thomas LawsonFrom Dictionary of American Biography  <>

  • Biography of Thomas Lawson <>
  • Biography of H. H. Rogers<>

Office of Tourism page about Henry Huttleston Rogers<>