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Goodridge Soapstone Quarry Records

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Goodridge Soapstone Quarry
Title
Goodridge Soapstone Quarry Records
Dates [inclusive]
1874-1896
Quantity
1 Box
Shelf location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
Language
English
Abstract
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.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Goodridge Soapstone Quarry Records Collection, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections © 1998 

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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.

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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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Financial records
  • Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Soapstone
  • Quarries and quarrying--Vermont--Grafton.

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