Literature and Music

The following are references to fictional works. Some of these are completely based on Newport's Old Stone Mill while others merely use the structure to set a scene. The musical composition makes use of a literary work as well.

 


 

Brainard, J. G. "The Newport Tower." No date. Unpublished manuscript at the Newport Historical Society Library, Special Collections, Newport, RI. *Poem.

 

Cheney, Cora. The Christmas Tree Hessian, 102. New York: Henry Holt, 1957. *Children's novel. The Old Stone Mill is mentioned as part of Newport's colonial landscape.

 

Cooper, James Fenimore. The Red Rover. New York: Hurd & Houghton, 1852. *The Old Stone Mill is used as a setting for a chapter in this novel. The characters discuss the possible original function of the Tower.

 

Dandola, John. Wind of Time. Glen Ridge, New Jersey: Rune Tales, 1995. *A mystery novel revolving around the Norse origins of the Old Stone Mill. Click here for a reproduction of a cartoon of the Old Stone Mill by Frederick Burr Opper that appeared in the book's appendix.

 

Longfellow, Henry W. The Skeleton in Armor. Boston: James R. Osgood, 1877. *Longfellow's poem about a Viking watch tower fueled many Norse theories on the origins of the Old Stone Mill. 

 

Pinheiro, Darline. Newport, to Color and Paint. Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 1980. *Children's coloring book.

 

Sigourney, L. H. "The Newport Tower." No date. Unpublished manuscript at the Newport Historical Society Library, Special Collections, Newport, RI. *Poem.

 

Thomas, H. C. Three Stories of the Old Stone Mill Newport, R. I. Newport: Remington Ward, printer, 1928. *Three tales (Welsh, Norse, and English) about the origins of the Tower.

 

Washburn, Delphine. Newport Women. Brooklyn, New York: Theo Gaus' Sons, Inc., 1967. *The Old Stone Mill is used as a backdrop for a scene in this novel.

 

Whiting, George E. The Tale of the Viking; Dramatic Cantata for three solo voices, chorus, and orchestra. Words by Henry W. Longfellow. New York: Schirmer, 1881. *Longfellow's The Skeleton in Armor is used by permission of the author. The overture is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets in B, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, two trombones, bass tuba, strings, harps, and drums.