James M. Bailey



James Montgomery Bailey settled into Danbury, Connecticut after serving in the Civil War, and began publishing the Danbury News.
Bit by bit, he began inserting humorous pieces into his newspaper, perhaps at first based on real events in his community,
but getting wilder and funnier as time went on. In the 1870s, subscriptions to his
newspaper poured in from all over the United States from people anxious to
read his hilarious stories. Some of them were collected in popular books.
By the end of the 1870s Bailey had burned out and his humor became scarcer.
Still, he left a fine track record, and we have read many of his hilarious stories in the Basement.

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39 James M. Bailey - After the Funeral - c. 1873
307 James M. Bailey - An Early Martyr - 1873
308 James M. Bailey - The Man Who Carried His Point - 1873
309 James M. Bailey - Anger and Enumeration - 1873
310 James M. Bailey - A Button Off - 1873
311 James M. Bailey - Circus Day in Danbury - 1873
515 James M. Bailey - How to Cure A Cold - 1873
516 James M. Bailey - A Remarkable Remedy - 1873
517 James M. Bailey - Mr. Perkins Helps to Move A Stove - 1873
518 James M. Bailey - Mr. Perkins at the Dentist's - 1873
663 James M. Bailey - Danbury News Man's Almanac - Getting Clothes- 1874
664 James M. Bailey - Danbury News Man's Almanac - The Cologne Bottle - 1874
665 James M. Bailey - Danbury News Man's Almanac - The Wrong Way to Pick Up A Snapping Turtle - 1874
666 James M. Bailey - Danbury News Man's Almanac - A Tooth That Was Pulled - 1874
691 James M. Bailey - The Patriot's Ignoble Repulse
692 James M. Bailey - The Sympathizing Stranger
693 James M. Bailey - What He Wanted It For
694 James M. Bailey - Mr. Cobleigh's Sorrow
780 James M. Bailey - The Danbury Boom! - Mr. Cobleigh Becomes A Standard Bearer - 1880
781 James M. Bailey - The Danbury Boom! - Mr. Cobleigh Gets Down to Business - 1880
782 James M. Bailey - The Danbury Boom! - The Masses Prepare to Uprise - 1880
783 James M. Bailey - The Danbury Boom! - The Uprising of the Masses - 1880
787 James M. Bailey - The Danbury Boom! - New England Inquisitiveness- 1880
788 James M. Bailey - The Danbury Boom! - The Practical Side of Love - 1880
789 James M. Bailey - The Danbury Boom! - Commemorating Our Nationality - 1880
790 James M. Bailey - The Danbury Boom! - Bright Trade Prospects- 1880
1125 James M. Bailey - A Remarkable Remedy - 1873
1126 James M. Bailey - A Dangerous Safeguard - 1873
1127 James M. Bailey - First Sunday in a New House - 1873
1128 James M. Bailey - Street Life in Danbury - 1873
1231 James Barr collection - The Humor of America - James M. Bailey - Tempest in a Tub - 1893
1365 James M. Bailey - How a Married Man Sews on a Button - 1873
1413 James M. Bailey - A Prudent Sufferer - 1877
1414 James M. Bailey - An Accommodating Reporter - 1877
1415 James M. Bailey - A Female Prank - 1877
1416 James M. Bailey - Mr. Coville Proves Mathematics - 1877
1454 James M. Bailey - Gratitude - 1873
1455 James M. Bailey - Our Proletariats - 1873
1456 James M. Bailey - The Hen - 1873
1457 James M. Bailey - The Bread Pudding - 1873
1472 James M. Bailey - Coville's Convalescence - 1877
1713 James M. Bailey - Mrs. Stuggs' Carpet - 1882
1931 James M. Bailey - Introduction to The Danbury News Man's Almanac for 1874 - 1874
1933 James M. Bailey - The Danbury Plumber - 1873



1934 James M. Bailey - A Recipe for Poulterers - 1873
1935 James M. Bailey - Driving A Hen - 1873
1936 James M. Bailey - The New Boots - 1873

England from A Back-Window



1932 James M. Bailey - England from A Back-Window - Chapter 1 - In Which the Writer Departs for Europe - 1878
1937 James M. Bailey - England from A Back-Window - Chapter 2 - Which Relates to the Arrival in Europe - 1878
1941 James M. Bailey - England from A Back-Window - Chapter 3 - Gives A First View of London- 1878
1946 James M. Bailey - England from A Back-Window - Chapter 4 - Relates Entirely to the Beauty of England - 1878
1950 James M. Bailey - England from A Back-Window - Chapter 5 - Gives More Details of London - 1878
1955 James M. Bailey - England from A Back-Window - Chapter 6 - Gives an Off-Hand View of Parliament - 1878
1960 James M. Bailey - England from A Back-Window - Chapter 7 - A British Mob - 1878
1965 James M. Bailey - England from A Back-Window - Chapter 8 - Is Mainly Devoted to Describing How to Get About London - 1878
1968 James M. Bailey - England from A Back-Window - Chapter 9 - Living in London - 1878
1973 James M. Bailey - England from A Back-Window - Chapter 10 - Going to the Derby - 1878
1978 James M. Bailey - England from A Back-Window - Chapter 11 - Street-Scenes - 1878
1982 James M. Bailey - England from A Back-Window - Chapter 12 - In the Mildew - 1878
1987 James M. Bailey - England from A Back-Window - Chapter 13 - Treats of the Bars and Bar-Maids - 1878
1991 James M. Bailey - England from A Back-Window - Chapter 14 - Moths, Mildew, and Martyrs - 1878
1995 James M. Bailey - England from A Back-Window - Chapter 15 - A Ramble Over London - 1878



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