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Goodridge Soapstone Quarry Records

 Collection
Identifier: mss-107

Overview

The collection is made up of correspondence between Sophia Goodridge, owner of the quarry, and Sidney Holmes, her financial advisor, in the years 1874-1896. The letters are primarily concerned with the financial aspects of leasing the quarry, its annual production and future prospects, and Miss Goodridge's desire to sell it.

Dates

  • 1874-1896

Creator

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Historical Note

Located in Grafton, Vermont, the Goodridge Soapstone Quarry operated from the 1840's until around 1910. During most of these years, until 1892, the Goodridge family leased the quarry to the Grafton firm of Butterfield and Smith. The collection is made up of correspondence between Sophia Goodridge, owner of the quarry, and Sidney Holmes, her financial advisor, in the years 1874-1896. The letters are primarily concerned with the financial aspects of leasing the quarry, its annual production and future prospects, and Miss Goodridge's desire to sell it. Butterfield and Smith gave up the lease in 1891, and the remainder of the letters (1892-1896) deal with the lease arrangement with (?) Williams of Francestown, New Hampshire. The collection has been arranged chronologically.

Extent

0.2 Linear feet (1 box)

Physical Location

Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access.
Title
Guide to the Goodridge Soapstone Quarry Records, 1874-1896
Status
Completed
Date
1998
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
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Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)