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
|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|
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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