Thornton W. Burgess

Thornton Waldo Burgess (January 17, 1874 – June 5, 1965) was an American conservationist and author of children's stories. Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years in books and his newspaper column, Bedtime Stories. He was sometimes known as the Bedtime Story-Man. By the time he retired, he had written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories for the daily newspaper column.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 14th, 1874 (Sandwich), Died June 5th, 1965 (Hampden)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1921

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 48992 12-in. ca. 1916 Johnny Chuck finds the best thing in the world Thornton W. Burgess Recitation composer, speaker  
Columbia 48993 12-in. 11/17/1916 Little Joe Otter's slippery slide Thornton W. Burgess Recitation speaker  
Columbia 48994 12-in. 11/17/1916 Peter Rabbit plays a joke Thornton W. Burgess Recitation speaker  
Columbia 48995 12-in. 11/17/1916 How old Mr. Toad won a race Thornton W. Burgess Recitation speaker  
Columbia 48996 12-in. 11/17/1916 How old Mr. Toad happened to dine with Buster Bear Thornton W. Burgess Recitation speaker  
Columbia 48997 12-in. 11/17/1916 When old Mr. Toad was puffed up Thornton W. Burgess Recitation speaker  
Columbia 48998 12-in. 11/17/1916 Buster Bear gets a good breakfast Thornton W. Burgess Recitation speaker  
Columbia 48999 12-in. ca. 1916 Little Joe Otter tries to get even Thornton W. Burgess Recitation speaker  
Columbia 49000 12-in. 11/18/1916 The teaching of Reddy Fox Thornton W. Burgess Recitation speaker  
Columbia 49001 12-in. 11/18/1916 Why Reddy Fox was laughed at Thornton W. Burgess Recitation speaker  
Columbia 49250 12-in. ca. 1917 The joy of the beautiful pine Thornton W. Burgess Recitation, with chimes and orchestra speaker, composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burgess, Thornton W.," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102606.

Burgess, Thornton W.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102606.

"Burgess, Thornton W.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 December 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102606

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