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Matthew B. Gilmore

What Once Was–Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the Tiber Valley – References and Resources


Jennifer Lynn Altenhofel. “Keeping House: Irish And Irish-American Women in The District of Columbia, 1850-1890.” American University, Ph.D. dissertation, 2004.

Samuel C. Busey. Pictures of the city of Washington in the pastWashington, D.C., W. Ballantyne & sons, 1898.

Elizabeth O. Cullen. “Railroading in and around Washington since 1900.” Records of the Columbia Historical Society,  Vol. 53/56, (1953/1956), pp. 173-182

John DeFerrari. “Government Printing Office”  http://www.streetsofwashington.com/2012/05/government-printing-office-in.html  28th May 2012

James F. Duhamel. “Tiber Creek.” Records of the Columbia Historical Society,  Vol. 28 (1926), pp.203-225

Jessica R. French. “Practical Club Work”: The Women’s Bindery Union and Twentieth Century Reform in Washington, D.C. Washington History, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Spring 2015), pp. 36-49

Matthew Edward Hickey. “Irish Catholics in Washington up to 1860 : a social study.”  M.A. Thesis (Sociology), Catholic University of America, 1933

Joseph T. Kelly. “Memories of a Lifetime in Washington.” Records of the Columbia Historical Society,  Vol. 31/32, (1930), pp. 117-149

Kathleen L. Lane.  “The Construction of Irish-American Cultural Identity in the Swampoodle Neighborhood of Washington, DC: 1859-1907.” University of Maryland, Department of American Studies, January 5, 2003

J.J. Lee and Marion R. Casey (eds). Making the Irish American : history and heritage of the Irish in the United States.

Margaret McAleer. “’The Green Streets of Washington’: the experience of Irish mechanics in ante-bellum Washington.” In Urban Odyssey: a multicultural history of Washington, D.C. 1996.

Thomas D’arcy Mcgee The Irish Settlers in North America, From the Earliest Period to The Census Of 1850. Boston: Patrick Donahoe. 1852.

Newman F. McGirr, “The Irish in the Early Days of the District,” Records of The Columbia Historical Society, vol. 48-49 (1949).

Page Milburn, “The Fourth Ward,” Records of the Columbia Historical Society, 33-34 (1932).

Kerby A. Miller. Emigrants and exiles : Ireland and the Irish exodus to North America .

Michael J. O’Brien. “Some Interesting Notes on Washington, D. C.” The Journal of The American Irish Historical Society v. 13, 1914 p.227 ff

Emil A. Press. “Reminiscences by Emil A. Press: ‘Growing Up in Swampoodle’” Records of the Columbia Historical Society,  Vol. 49, (1973/1974), pp. 618-621

William H. Press. “Reminiscences by William H. Press: ‘Another View of Swampoodle’” Records of the Columbia Historical Society,  Vol. 49, (1973/1974), pp. 622-626

John Clagett Proctor. “Progress in Swampoodle.” Proctor’s Washington and Environs.

Byron Sunderland. “Washington as I First Knew It. 1852-1855.” Records of the Columbia Historical Society,   Vol. 5 (1902), pp.195-211

Washington Topham. “First Railroad into Washington and Its Three Depots.” Records of the Columbia Historical Society,  Vol. 27 (1925), pp. 175-247

United States Congress. Site for Government Printing Office. Testimony Taken Before the Senate Committee on Printing, Respecting the Character of Block 678, The Site Proposed by The Commission Appointed to Select a Site for The New Government Printing Office, as to Its Suitability for So Large a Building. 1891. P.98.

David Bailie Warden, A Chorographical and Statistical Description of the District of Columbia, the Seat of the General Government of the United States. Paris: Smith, 1816.


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