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  • Vermont State Geological Survey - Publications Catalog (Some of the books listed below can be obtained from the Vermont State Geological Survey.)
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  • 1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, Proctor, Vermont, 415 pp. (cemetery stones, monuments, and accessories) Due to the size of this book, I have broken the book into 4 sections in PDF. (Parts 1, 2, & 3, are about 14 MB; Part 4 is 17+ MB.) You can click on the thumbnail image of the “Index” page below to find the section of the book you wish to view, and then you can click on one of the following links to view that section — Part 1. Title page through pp. 99Part 2. pp. 100-199Part 3. pp. 200-299Part 4. pp. 300-415 (PDF). Peggy B. Perazzo
    1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, Proctor, Vermont title page 1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, Proctor, Vermont Index

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  • A Monument Speaks, by Irene Dindo Podskainy, Adams Granite Co., P.O. Box 126, Lewis Street, Barre, Vermont, 1961. (Today the Adams Granite Company is known as Adams North Barre Granite.)
    Front cover of A Monument Speaks, by Irene Dindo Podskainy, Adams Granite Co., 1961

    Front cover of A Monument Speaks, by Irene Dindo Podskainy, Adams Granite Co., 1961

  • American Life Histories – Manuscripts from WPA Writers’ Project (1936-1940), Library of Congress - American Memory.

  • American Verd-Antique Marble Company Report dated August 1855.  (The property is located in Roxbury, Washington County, Vermont “…consists of the entire mining interest on a large tract of land connected with the estate of John M. Spalding.”)
  • “An Account of the Discoveries in Vermont Geology of the Rev. Augustus Wing,” by James D. Dana, Am. Jour. Sci., 3d ser., vol. 13, 1877, pp. 332-347, 405-419.
  • An Enterprising Granite Firm” (the Cross Brothers Granite Works & Polishing Mill, Northfield, Vermont), in The Monumental News, November 1894.

  • An Interesting Story of Standard Granite,” Some Facts of the Light Barre Granite Quarries of the Standard Granite Company – the Reopening of the Famous Sunnyside Quarries, Granite Marble & Bronze, Vol. 27, No. 7, July 1917, published 127 Federal Street, Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 14-15.  (Article and photographs submitted by granite industry historian Andreas Kuehnpast.)  

    In the early 20th century the Standard Granite Company was one of the leading granite quarriers on Millstone Hill in Barre, Vermont.  In 1917 it operated the Barclay quarry, the Stephens & Gerrard quarry and the Sunnyside quarry. The article attached describes the history of this group of quarries.

    “Power house and loading facilities of the Standard Granite Co.” Barre, Vt. ("Granite Marble & Bronze, July 1917, pp. 14) “A big sheet of granite in the Standard Quarry. Note the size of the sheet as compared with the four men.” Barre, Vt. ("Granite Marble & Bronze, July 1917, pp. 14) “Top view of the quarry showing some of the fine patterns taken from the Standard quarries.” Barre, Vt. ("Granite Marble & Bronze, July 1917, pp. 14)

    “Power house and loading facilities of the Standard Granite Co.”

    “A big sheet of granite in the Standard Quarry.  Note the size of the sheet as compared with the four men.”

    “Top view of the quarry showing some of the fine patterns taken from the Standard quarries.”

    “The big derrick just before its erection in the Sunnyside Quarry.” Barre, Vt. ("Granite Marble & Bronze, July 1917, pp. 15) “The Sunnyside Quarry before work of reopening was commenced. Note big mast of Derrick to be erected on the spot.” Barre, Vt. ("Granite Marble & Bronze, July 1917, pp. 15) “General view of the top of the Standard Quarries showing the big derricks in operation.” Barre, Vt. ("Granite Marble & Bronze, July 1917, pp. 15)

    “The big derrick just before its erection in the Sunnyside Quarry.”

    “The Sunnyside Quarry before work of reopening was commenced.  Note big mast of Derrick to be erected on the spot.”

    “General view of the top of the Standard Quarries showing the big derricks in operation.”

    Sunnyside Granite Quarry, Standard Granite Co., Barre, Vermont Advertisement in Granite, Marble Bronze, August 1917, pp. 16 “View on the bank at the Barclay quarries, showing a nice pattern being loaded. (Monument Trade Builder, March-April 1918”) Barclay Brothers’ Power House and Dump Pile, Barre, Vermont (postcard photograph)

    Sunnyside Granite Quarry, Standard Granite Co., Barre, Vermont Advertisement in Granite, Marble Bronze, August 1917, pp. 16

    “View on the bank at the Barclay quarries, showing a nice pattern being loaded.  (Monument Trade Builder, March-April 1918”)

    Barclay Brothers’ Power House and Dump Pile, Barre, Vermont (postcard photograph)

  • “‘And the Men Who Made Them’: The Signed Gravestones of New England,” by Sue Kelly and Anne Williams, in Markers II, pp. 1-103, Association for Gravestone Studies. (Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, USA)
  • “‘And the Men Who Made Them’: The Signed Gravestones of New England , 1984 Additions,” by Sue Kelly and Anne Williams, in Markers III. Association for Gravestone Studies.
  • Another Historic Vermont Monument is Restored (Pittsford, Vermont),” by Martin N. Ralph, in Monumental News, Combining Monumental News, Granite Marble & Bronze, The Monument and Cemetery Review, May 1950, pp. 42-43.
  • The Architecture of the Granite Shed,” By Paul Wood, November 5, 2007, in the Barre Montpelier Times Argus. (New England States: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.)
  • Atlas of Bennington County, Vermont, F. W. Beers, F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis and G. G. Soule, New York, 1869. (Iincludes information on stone quarries in the area.)
  • Barre Granite Heritage with Guide to the Cemeteries, by Donald G. Allen, Friends of the Aldrich Public Library, 1997.
  • "Barre Granite Quarries, Barre, Vermont," Centennial Field Guide, D. A. Richter, Northeast Section, Geological Society of America, pp. 239-242, 1987.
  • Barre Granite Quarries, Barre, Vermont,” Dorothy A. Richter, Hager-Richter Geoscience, Inc., New Hampshire.  (Subjects relating to the Barre granite quarries included in this document are:  Location, Significance, Regional Setting, Barre Area, Contacts of the Pluton, Composition, Internal Fabrics, Structure, Economic Geology, and References Cited.)

  • “Barre in The ‘Nineties,” (Barre, Vermont) by William Barclay, son of the first William Barclay, founder of the pioneer firm of Barclay Brothers, in Monumental News Magazine, Vol. 51, No. 12, December, 1939, pp. 548-550. (Includes information on the progressive use of new tools and equipment in the granite quarry industry from 1899 up through 1939.)
  • Barre Stonecutters Fight the Spanish Civil War – Barre, Vermont,” was a hotbed of anti-fascism during the Spanish Civil War, as Barre stonecutters raised money to help the suffering Spanish people, presented on the New England Historical Society web site.

  • Barre, Vermont: An Annotated Bibliography, March, 1979, compiled by Daniel Beavin, Alice Blachly, Richard Hathaway, and Andrew Sacher, for the Aldrich Public Library, Barre, Vermont.
  • “Bed Rock Geology of the East Barre Area, Vermont,” by V. R. Murthy, Vermont Geological. Survey Bulletin 10, 1957.
  • The Book of Vermont Marble: A Reference for Architects and Builders; Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont, 3d ed., publisher: Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vt., 1929, 45 pp. (This book is available for viewing on our web site using the link above. Also, The Book of Vermont Marble: A Reference for Architects and Builders is also available in other formats on the Internet Archive – Texts.)
Front cover of "The Book of Vermont Marble," 1929 “The William H. Porter Mausoleum, Woodlawn Cemetery, New York, as it looked in the early stages of construction. Trowbridge & Livingston, Architects.” “This recent photo (circa 1929) of the old Custom House, Erie, Pa., shows the excellent condition of the marble after nearly a hundred years of exposure. Edward Summers, Architect.”

Front cover of The Book of Vermont Marble

“The William H. Porter Mausoleum, Woodlawn Cemetery, New York, as it looked in the early stages of construction. Trowbridge & Livingston, Architects.”
(circa 1929)

“This recent photo (circa 1929) of the old Custom House, Erie, Pa., shows the excellent condition of the marble after nearly a hundred years of exposure. Edward Summers, Architect.”

  • "Brandon to Bennington, Vermont," by G. W. Baine, 16th Internat. Geol. Cong., Guidebook 1, 1933, pp. 80-97.
  • Brief Report on the Geology of Plymouth: Report on the Geology of Vermont, Vol. 2, by A. D. Hager, 1861, pp. 691, 731, 732, 775, 776, Pl. XVIII. (Literature on the eastern Vermont marbles.)
  • "Building and Ornamental Stones," by J. S. Newberry, Reports and Awards, U. S. Centennial Com. Internal. Exhib. 1876, Vol. 3, groups 1, 2, 1880, pp. 137-160. (Includes information on the marbles of Vermont.)
  • Building the Proctor Marble Bridge:  Conflict and Controversy,”by Mary Fregosi, Rutland Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2008.
  • The Calcite Marble and Dolomite of Eastern Vermont, Bulletin 589, by T. Nelson Dale, Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1915.
  • The Carrara of America,” by Orin Edson Crooker, New England Magazine, September 1903, pgs. 97-109.
  • The Carrara of America,” by Day Allen Willey, in Scientific American, Vol. XCI, No. 10, November 5, 1904, pp. 309, 317-318.
  • Carved in Stone: A History of the Barre Granite Industry, by Rod Clarke, Rock of Ages Corporation, 1989.
  • Catalogue of Minerals Found in the State of Vermont, by Frederick Hall, Hartford, 1824, pp. 29, 30.
  • “Cemetery Successful in Beauty,” Interesting Development of Hope Cemetery, Barre, Vermont, pp. 328-331. “Removing Unpaid for Monuments,” A paper read at the meeting of the Association of Milwaukee Cemetery Superintendents and Officials, by Ira S. Lorenz, Arlington Cemetery, pp. 331-332.  “The Obituary Record” Harold John Sparry, president and general manager of the Little Falls Black Granite Co., Little Falls, Minnesota; Harold L. Pullman, head of the Pullman Monument Works, Kendallville, Indiana; & Alfred Warren, a pioneer monument man, Lancaster, Wisconsin, pp. 332.  All articles from The Monumental News, Vol. 41, No. 7, July 1929.

  • “Hope Cemetery – Barre, Vermont – Sketch showing typical new sections”  “Cemetery Successful in Beauty,” in The Monumental News, July 1929. “Illustrating natural backgrounds and placing of monuments to give unobstructed views, Hope Cemetery, Barre, VT.”  “Cemetery Successful in Beauty,” in The Monumental News, July 1929. “Typical of work of Barre colony of granite sculptors.”  “Cemetery Successful in Beauty,” in The Monumental News, July 1929.

    “Hope Cemetery – Barre, Vermont – Sketch showing typical new sections”

    “Illustrating natural backgrounds and placing of monuments to give unobstructed views, Hope Cemetery, Barre, VT.”

    “Typical of work of Barre colony of granite sculptors.”

    “Lawn and monuments in Hope Cemetery, Barre, VT.”  “Cemetery Successful in Beauty,” in The Monumental News, July 1929. “The Corti Memorial, Barre, VT.”  “Cemetery Successful in Beauty,” in The Monumental News, July 1929. “Panel on Burns Monument, Barre, VT.”  “Cemetery Successful in Beauty,” in The Monumental News, July 1929.

    “Lawn and monuments in Hope Cemetery, Barre, VT.”

    “The Corti Memorial, Barre, VT.”

    “Panel on Burns Monument,
    Barre, VT.”

  • The Central Vermont Marble Belt; Guidebook, prepared by George W. Bain, Amherst, Massachusetts Amherst College, 1938?, 23 pp.
  • Charter, By-Laws and Reports of Professor C. H. Hitchcock, Professor J.S. Newberry, and others, Central Vermont Marble Co., New York: Tower, Gildersleeve & Co., 1873, 32 pp.
  • "Chemical Notes on the Composition of the Roofing Slates of Eastern New York and Western Vermont," by W. F. Hillebrand, in Nineteenth Annual Report, Part 3, United States Geological Survey, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1899, pp. 301-305.
  • Circular Descriptive of the Wardwell Stone Channeling and Quarrying Machines, Issued by the Steam Stone Cutter Company, Proprietors of Patents and Sole Manufacturers, Rutland, Vermont, 1893, 16 pp.

    The catalog begins:

    “The largely increasing demand for stone for building and other purposes, calls for the introduction of labor-saving devices, which, while increasing the supply, lowers the cost of production.  To this class belong the machines herewith illustrated and which are extensively used for quarrying throughout the country.”

  • From cover of Circular Descriptive of the Wardwell Stone Channeling and Quarrying Machines, Steam Stone Cutter Company, Rutland, Vermont, 1893 No. 1, Single Gang Machine, Price, $1,400. Net, from Circular Descriptive of the Wardwell Stone Channeling and Quarrying Machines, Steam Stone Cutter Company, Rutland, Vermont, 1893 No. 3, Double Gang Sandstone Machine, Price $1,600. Net, from Circular Descriptive of the Wardwell Stone Channeling and Quarrying Machines, Steam Stone Cutter Company, Rutland, Vermont, 1893

    From cover of Circular Descriptive of the Wardwell Stone Channeling and Quarrying Machines, Steam Stone Cutter Company, Rutland, Vermont, 1893

    No. 1, Single Gang Machine, Price, $1,400. Net

    No. 3, Double Gang Sandstone Machine, Price $1,600. Net

  • Colchester Woman Builds Reputation in Stoneworks, ” H. J. Simon, Burlington Free Press, October 17, 2005.
  • "The Colored Slates of Vermont and New York," by D. M. Larrabee, Eng. and Min. Jour., Vol. 140, No. 12, 1939, pp. 47-53; 1940, Vol. 141, No. 1, pp. 48-53.
  • The Commercial Granites of New England – Bulletin 738, by Dale, T. Nelson, United States Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1923. (The states covered in this book are: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.)
  • The Commercial Marbles of Western Vermont, Bulletin 521, by Dale, T. Nelson, United States Geological Survey, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1912.
  • The Commercial Marbles of Western Vermont, Bulletin 521, by T. Nelson Dale, Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1912.
  • Conducting Natural Resource Inventories in Vermont: A Case Study of the Town of Belvidere, Vermont, M. Miller, Thesis Project, University of Vermont, 2004.
  • "A Contribution to the Structural Relations of the Granitic Intrusions of Bethel, Barre, and Woodbury, Vermont," by R. Balk, Vermont State Geologist Annual Report, 1925-1926, 1927, pp. 50-72.
  • "Country Unbound: Vermont," by Noel Perrin, National Geographic Traveler (October 1999), pp. 184-86.
  • D. L. Kent & Co. Marble Price List January 1, 1891, Dealers in East Dorset Italian, Florentine, New East Dorset Variegated, South Dorset White and Foreign Italian Marble – Office and Mills East Dorset, Vermont.

    Subjects covered in this booklet include:  Marbles:  East Dorset Marble, Florentine Marble, New East Dorset Variegated Marble, South Dorset Marble, Italian Marble, Building Marble; Cemetery Posts, Turned Crosses, Polishing Materials, Finished Markers, Coping; Price List of Turned Urns; Tile:  East Dorset and South Dorset; Head Stones; Vases, Card Receivers; D. L. Kent & Co.’s Designs and Price List of Finished Turned Monuments, with sizes, height, etc.; D. L. Kent & Co.’s Designs and Price List of Finished Square and Cottage Monuments, with sizes, heights, etc.; & Square Monuments.

  • Front cover of D. L. Kent & Co. Marble Price List January 1, 1891 Title page of D. L. Kent & Co. Marble Price List January 1, 1891

    Front cover of D. L. Kent & Co. Marble Price List January 1, 1891

    Title page of D. L. Kent & Co. Marble Price List January 1, 1891

  • Deadly Dust, Silicosis and the Politics of Occupational Disease in Twentieth-Century America, by David Rossner and Gerald Markowitz, Princeton University Press, 1991.
  • Death Italo-American Style: Reflections on Modern Martyrdom,” Robert McGrath, in Markers IV, pp. 107-113, Association for Gravestone Studies. (Italian American, Vermont, USA )
  • "Deformation of Yule Marble," (Colorado) by D. Griggs, et al., Parts I-III, Bull. Geol. Soc. Amer., Vol. 62, 1951-56; Part IV, vol. 62, pp. 1385-1406; Parts V and VI, Vol. 64, pp. 1327-1352; Part VII, Vol. 67, pp. 1259-1294.
  • Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester, Vermont,” in The Monumental News, Vol. 7, No. 7, July 1895, pp. 422-423.

    According to this article about the Dellwood Cemetery:  “…The cemetery also displays some fine monuments, notably those of the late Mark Skinner and E. S. Isham.  A fine tomb has just been completed for Mrs. B. F. Carver and is built mainly of Hardwick granite.”  (quarried at Hardwick, Vermont)

    “The entrance was a gift of Mark Skinner.  On either side of the gateway…are two figures representing ‘Death’ and the ‘Resurrection;’ these are of the finest Italian marble…The same gentleman also completed…a very handsome stone cottoage for the superintendent….” (A photo of the cottage is included in the article.)

  • Design Book No. 5. Memorials, Vermont Marble Co., 1930, 88 pp. (Copy located in the Degolyer Library Collection in the “Trade Catalogs” section. Degolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.) [PDF]
  • Do-It-Yourself Immortality: Writing One’s Own Epitaph,” by Karl S. Guthke, in Markers XX, pp. 110-153, Association for Gravestone Studies. (Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, USA, Crete, England, France, Italy, Germany, Samoa)
  • Dorset: In the Shadow of the Marble Mountain, by Tyler Resch, published for the Dorset Historical Society by Phoenix Publishing, West Kennebunk, Maine, 1989.
  • The Dorset Trail, by George Holley Gilbert, published by the Dorset Science Club, 1928.
  • Dorset’s Marble Mountain, published by the Dorset Historical Society, Dorset, Vermont, 1972. (Dorset’s marble industry summarizes research of Ernest West and Arthur Gilbert.)
  • Eaton Studio – The F. C. Eaton, Barre, Vermont, Monumental Catalog – early 1900s  (“We take pleasure in bringing to your notice the Barre Granite Manufacturers represented in this book, each manufacturer having a page with 12 original designs….”  List of manufacturers:  Giudici Bros.; J. A. Martinson; Bond & Kidder; Burke Bros.; Eclat Granite Co.; Littlejohn; Odgers & Milne; C. Bianchi & Sons; Abbiati & Bros.; McMillan & Son; and North Barre Granite Co.   (On the inside back cover of the book there is a sticker that reads:  “Tell ‘em you saw it in Rock Products, 355 Dearborn St., Chicago, Ill., Quarry and Monument Trade.”)
  • Enos Clark, Vermont Gravestone Carver,” Margaret R. Jenks, in Jessie Lie Farber, ed., “Stonecutters and Their Works,” Markers IV, pp. 174-176, Association for Gravestone Studies. (Vermont, USA)
  • Epitaphs (booklet in PDF), by the Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont, early 1900s.
  • Estabrook, Emerson E. – Emerson E. Estabrook, Granite Dealer, Bennington Vermont Archived Collection (circa 1900) on WorldCat. (The location of the Estabrook collection is not provided when I located this record. Peggy B. Perazzo.)

    “The collection consists of 13 monument designs, 7 photographs of monuments, including 4 cyanotypes, 2 photographs of unidentified quarries, two illustrations of monuments removed from The Monumental News, a trade magazine, and pen-and-ink design for a monument for Colonel W. J. Miller.  Six of the monument designs are labeled ‘MacLane,’ and another is labeled ‘True Blue Marble Co.’, a West Rutland marble company that closed in 1900.  The black and white monument photographs are stamped ‘E. Estabrook, manufacturers’ agent, Bennington Vermont,’ while the cyanotypes include the dimensions and price of each monument.”

  • The Excursion to the Quarries” (at Barre, Vermont), by C. W. Hills, Jackson, Michigan, in The Monumental News, Vol. 7, No. 10, October 1895, pp. 621-622.
  • “View at C. E. Tayntor & Co.’s quarry, Barre, Vt., during visit of western dealers” (from "The Monumental News," Oct. 1895)

    “View at C. E. Tayntor & Co.’s quarry, Barre, Vt., during visit of western dealers” (from The Monumental News, Oct. 1895)

  • Experiments on The Expansion and Contraction of Building Stones by Variation of Temperature,” Am. Jour. Sci., by W. C. Bartlett, 1st ser., vol. 22, 1832, pp. 136-140.
  • Field Genealogy being the record of all the field family In America, whose ancestors were in this country prior to 1700; Emigrant ancestors located in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Virginia. All descendants of the Fields of England, whose ancestor, Hurbutus De la Field, was from Alsace-Lorraine. Volume 1 of 2 by Frederick Clifton Pierce, Chicago, Illinois, Historian and Genealogist, Hammond Press, Chicago: W. B. Conkey Company, 1901.
  • “The Field Houses in Dorset,” by Anne E. Gilbert, circa 1961. (This document is located in the Manuscript Collection of the Dorset Historical Society. This article is about the Field family of Dorset, Vermont.)
  • First Annual Report on the Geology of Vermont, by C. B. Adams, Burlington, 1845, pp. 39-43. (Includes information on marble in Vermont)
  • Folk Art on Gravestones: The Glorious Contrast,” by Charles Bergengren, Markers II, pp. 171-183, Association for Gravestone Studies. (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, USA)
  • "A Forceful Vermont Industry," The Vermonter, by George James, published by Chas. R. Cummings, White River Junction, Vermont, January, 1911, pp. 9-20. (Hardwick, Vermont, granite industry)
  • Gazetteer and Business Directory of Washington County, Vermont, 1783-1889, by Hamilton Child, Lyman Simpson Hayes, Matt Bushnell Jones, William Adams, and Theodore Graham Lewis, 1889, published by The Syracuse Journal Company, Printers, 1889, 624 pp. (The “Gazetteer of Towns” section of the book covers the following towns that include information on the local stone industry of that time: Barre, pp. 142-148; Montpelier, pp.320-399; Northfield, pp. 406-434; and Woodbury, pp. 518-529. In Part II of the Business Directory, people who worked in the local stone industry are included.) (This book is available on Google Book Search – Full View Books for reading or downloading to your computer.)
  • Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont, by Hiram Carleton, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1903.
  • "The Geological Features of the Marble Belt," by Ezra Brainerd, Papers and Proc. Middlebury Historical Society, Vol. 1, pt. 2, 1885, pp. 9-21.
  • "Geological Sections Across New Hampshire and Vermont," by Charles H. Hitchcock, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., Vol. 1, 1884, p. 155.
  • A Geological Treasure – Sylacauga’s Marble,” Jan./Feb. 2013, in Alabama Magazine.  (On the web site you can view the beginning of the article, which includes a present-day photograph of the Sylacauga quarry.)

  • The Geography and Geology of Vermont, by Zadock Thompson, published in Burlinton, Vt.: Published by the Author, Chauncey Goodrich, Printer 1848. 220 pgs.
  • "Geology of the Town of Swanton," by George E. Edson, Sixth Report State Geologist of Vermont, 1907-8, pp. 217-219.
  • "The Geology of Vermont," by Henry M. Seely, The Vermonter, Vol. 5, No. 7, 1901, pp. 53-67.
  • Getting Acquainted with Marble (booklet), Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont.
  • The Granite City, Barre, Vermont: Early Settlement, History, Resources, Development and Progress, William H. Jeffrey (ed.), East Burke, Vermont, Concord, N. H.: The Rumford Press, 1903.
  • The Granite Industry of Barre, Vermont,” written by George H. Gilman of Claremont, New Hampshire, from Mine and Quarry Magazine, Sullivan Machinery Co., Publisher, Chicago, Illinois, Vol. IV. No. 3, January, 1910, pages 358-366. (The article discusses the equipment at the Barclay Brothers and, Boutwell, Milne, Varnum quarry.)
  • “Channeling granite with the Sullivan Rock Drill and quarry bar” “The Granite Industry of Barre, Vermont,” in “Mine and Quarry,” Jan. 1910 “‘Foot hole’ drill at work in a granite quarry” “The Granite Industry of Barre, Vermont,” in “Mine and Quarry,” Jan. 1910 “Sullivan hand surfacer channeling across the end of a long block, Barclay Brothers” “The Granite Industry of Barre, Vermont,” in “Mine and Quarry,” Jan. 1910

    “Channeling granite with the Sullivan Rock Drill and quarry bar”

    “‘Foot hole’ drill at work in a granite quarry”

    “Sullivan hand surfacer channeling across the end of a long block, Barclay Brothers”

  • The Granite Industry (of Barre, Vermont),” (PDF document) by W. F. Scott, in the Inter-State Journal, July-August, 1902, Vol. 5, Nos. 4-5.
  • Granite Poultry Grit:  Barre Aids the ‘Food For Victory’ Program” (pdf), by Paul Wood, Vermont Granite Museum, April 2012.
    Stone Mountain (StoneMo) Grit Company, Barre, Vermont, & Lithonia, Georgia, Advertisement

    Stone Mountain (StoneMo) Grit Company, Barre, Vermont, & Lithonia, Georgia, Advertisement

  • "Granite Workers and the Struggle Against Silicosis, 1890-1960," Labor History, February, 2001, by David R. Seager.
  • The Granites of Vermont, Bulletin 404, United States Geological Survey, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1909, 138 pp.
  • Green Mountain Marble Corp. Price List of Monumental Marble, December 21, 1946, Green Mountain Marble Corp., West Rutland, Vermont.
  • Green Mountains, Vermont Postcard Folder, 1940s, Fairchild Aerial Surveys, Inc.
Front cover of the Green Mountains, VT, Postcard Folder (1940s) “Emerald Lake in the Green Mountains, Vermont” (1940s) “Where the road leads between giant boulders in Smugglers Notch, Green Mountains, VT.” (1940s)

Front cover of the Green Mountains, VT, Postcard Folder (1940s)

“Emerald Lake in the Green Mountains, Vermont” (1940s)

“Where the road leads between giant boulders in Smugglers Notch, Green Mountains, VT.” (1940s)

  • Harrison Granite Company Clientele Catalog (& Monuments) (pdf), Harrison Granite Company, Established 1845, 200 Fifth Avenue, New York City, Quarries & Works:  Barre, Vermont, January 1, 1918, 24 pp.
  • History of Bennington County, Vermont, by Lewis Case Aldrich, Syracuse, New York, D. Mason & Co., 1889.
  • History of Rutland County, Vermont, by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann (editors), D. Mason & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N.Y., 1886. (Reprinted by Heritage Books, Inc., 1993)
  • The History of Rutland, Vermont – 1761 - 1861, by Dawn D. Hance, The Rutland Historical Society, Inc., Rutland, Vermont, Rutland: Academy Books, 1991.
  • History of the Granite Industry of New England, Vol. 1 and 2, by Arthur W. Brayley, The National Association of Granite Industries of the United States, 1913.
  • History of Vermont, by Walter Hill Crockett, The Century History Co., New York, 1921.
  • History of Vermont, Natural, Civil, and Statistical, by Zadock Thompson, Burlington, 1842, pp. 14-20, 40-58.
  • The History of Vermont; with Descriptions, Physical and Topographical, by Rev. Hosea Beckley, Brattleboro, VT: published by George S. Salisbury, 1846, 396 pp. (A few of the subjects include: Quarries, and factories.)
  • Horses, Oxen and Granite,” (online article) by Paul Wood, January 7, 2008, in the Barre Montpelier Times Argus.
  • Hower’s Lightning Slate Reckoner (1888/1904) (PDF) on 33 Practical Sizes Roofing Slate, being a complete and most convenient system of computing the amount in “squares” of any given number of slate…a very convenient ratio on each of the thirty-three different sizes for each two, three and four inches lap, mapping ninety-nine different ratios, together with rules and practical information, To Quarrymen, Operators on Slate, Slate-roofers and others, by F. M. Hower, Proprietor of the Peach Hill Slate Quarry and President of the Eagle Slate Company, Cherryville, Pennsylvania, 1884, 99 pp.

    Contents of this book include: “History of the Slate Industry,” “As to Cost of Maintenance and Repairs,” “How Slate are Put On,” “How to Measure a Roof,” “Punching,” “Slate as Siding,” “Weight of Slate,” “Slate” (dimensions), “Table of Ratios,” “How to Use the Tables,” and “Number of Squares in a plane Roof.”

  • “‘I Never Regretted Coming to Africa’: The Story of Harriet Ruggles Loomis’ Gravestone,” by Laurel K. Gabel, in Markers XVI, Association for Gravestone Studies, 1999. (Connecticut, Vermont, USA)
  • Images of America: Caledonia County (Vermont), by Dolores E. Ham, Arcadia Publishing, 2000, 128 pp. ISBN: 0738504815. (This book covers in detail the people and their early agriculture and industry, including the men working at the Woodbury Granite Quarry in addition to many other subjects.)
  • Improved Stone Quarrying Machine,” in Scientific American, Vol. XXVIII, No. 13, pp. 191.
    “Wardwell’s Stone Quarrying Machine,” "Scientific American," March 29, 1873, p. 191

    “Wardwell’s Stone Quarrying Machine”

  • Industries and Wealth of the Principal Points in Vermont Being Burlington, Winooski, Rutland, West Rutland, Brandon, Fair Haven, Poultney, Castleton, St. Albans, Swanton, Enosburg Falls, Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Monpelier, Barre, Waterbury, St. Johnsbury, Lyndonville, Lyndon, Hardwick, Bennington, Springfield, White River Junction, Vergennes, Middlebury, Northfield and Morrisville, published by American Publishing and Engraving Co., 1891, 217 pp. (This book is available on Google Book Search for reading or downloading to your computer in PDF format.)
  • An Interesting Story of Standard Granite:  Some facts about the light Barre granite quarries of the Standard Granite Company.  The reopening of the famous Sunnyside Quarries,” from Granite Marble & Bronze, Vol. XXVII, No. 7, July 1917, pp. 14-15.

  • The Italian Story in Vermont, by Mari Tomasi, Vermont History 28: 1, 1960.

  • J. K. Pirie Estate, Barre, Vermont 1882 – 1926, Pirie’s Genuine Barre Granite, J. K. Pirie Estate, circa 1926.)  This brochure includes the history and photographs of the Wells, Lamson & Company, which was later divided into the J. K. Pirie/J. K. Pirie Estate Quarry and the Lamson Quarry in Barre, Vermont.

    (Excerpts from the brochure.  The entire brochure is available at the link above.)

    “The Scot is never at home except when he is traveling.  This explains in part why J. K. Pirie, a journeyman stone-cutter, landed from Scotland at St. George, New Brunswick, in 1878.  And he kept traveling.  Maine was handy, so he worked his way down through the towns and cities of the coast until he came to Quincy in Massachusetts.  From there he sought out South Ryegate in Vermont, and thence, in 1881, he arrived in Barre.

    “Here the granite industry was just beginning.  He decided to give up journeying and begin with it.  With George Lamson he went prospecting into the hills for a likely boulder or two from which to cut monuments.  They found a large and attractive one on a twelve-acre lot…So the two partners bought the twelve acres, and started to raise their own crop from its many boulders…Money was later needed for expansion.  They borrowed it from their blacksmith, Sidney Wells.  Out of this assistance came the firm of Wells, Lamson and Company, which remained as a co-partnership until Mr. Well’s death, when Mr. Pirie bought out his interest.  The firm name was retained…in 1900 Mr. Lamson died.  Three years later the partnership was dissolved, Mr. Pirie taking the dark quarry, and Mr. Lamson’s successors taking the light quarry and a manufacturing plant which the firm owned.  Their part of the enterprise they sold to the Wells-Lamson Quarry Company...For eighteen years, Mr. Pirie continued to run and develop the dark quarry.  By the time of his death, in 1921, its product was in the forefront of monumental stones…Mr. Pirie left his quarry as an open estate, to be run by his sons, and after them by his grandsons….” 

  • Front cover of the brochure “J. K. Pirie Estate, Barre, Vermont 1882 – 1926, ” Pirie’s Genuine Barre Granite, J. K. Pirie Estate, circa 1926 “Pirie’s granite is part of the first rock formed by the cooling of the earth – the oldest rock formation of millions of years ago.” “J. K. Pirie Estate, Barre, Vermont 1882 – 1926, ” Pirie’s Genuine Barre Granite, J. K. Pirie Estate, circa 1926 “A side wall of the Pirie quarry, and the men who have made it. Stone of the first quality is immediately available in any size at any time, and is delivered with the Pirie certificate, which guarantees it.” (from “J. K. Pirie Estate, Barre, Vermont 1882 – 1926, ” Pirie’s Genuine Barre Granite, J. K. Pirie Estate, circa 1926)

    Front cover of the brochure “J. K. Pirie Estate, Barre, Vermont 1882 – 1926, ” Pirie’s Genuine Barre Granite, J. K. Pirie Estate, circa 1926

    “Pirie’s granite is part of the first rock formed by the cooling of the earth – the oldest rock formation of millions of years ago.”

    “A side wall of the Pirie quarry, and the men who have made it.  Stone of the first quality is immediately available in any size at any time, and is delivered with the Pirie certificate, which guarantees it.”

  • Keeping Up With Marble: Sketching the Growth of a Great Industry and Telling Why Marble Has Kept in the Lead, Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont, ca. 1912.
  • The Last Italian, by Don Myers on his SculptureDisplay.com web site (The link from the following information was obtained is no longer available. If you have a new web address for this article, I would appreciate it if you would let me know what it is. Peggy B. Perazzo.) <http://sculpturedisplay.com/The%20Last%20Italian.html> <http://sculpturedisplay.com/index.html>
  • Lettering in Marble: A few plates and a few words of explanation - all bearing on the subject of lettering as it applies to the memorial trade, issued by the Vermont Marble Company, Procter, Vermont. (in PDF format)
  • "The Limestone Quarries of Eastern New York, Western Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut," by H. Ries, in Seventeenth Annual Report, Part 3 (continued), United States Geological Survey, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1896, pp. 795-811.
  • A Location Guide for Rockhounds, (PDF) Collected by Robert C. Beste, PG, St. Louis, Missouri: Hobbitt Press, 2nd ed., December 1996, 148 pp. (Includes chapters on “Mineral Locations by State,” “Appendix and Glossary,” and “Bibliography.”)
  • "Marble," Eighteenth Annual Report, U. S. Geological Survey, Part 5, continued, William C. Day, 1897, pp. 975-992.
  • "Marble," William C. Day, Twentieth Annual Report, U. S. Geol. Survey, Part. 6, continued, 1899, pp. 405, 406, 447, 455.
  • Marble and Granite at the World’s Fair,” in The Monumental News, November 1893, pp. 493.  (Some of the subjects mentioned in the above article include:  World’s Columbian Exposition; Barre, Vermont granite; Vermont Marble Company; Quincy, Massachusetts granite; Westerly, Rhode Island granite; Georgia; Tennessee; New South Wales granite and building and decorative stone; Canada; Mexican onyx; Italy; and the granite display by Sweden.)
  • Illustration from the article, “Marble and Granite at the World’s Fair,” 1893

    Illustration from the article, “Marble and Granite at the World’s Fair,” 1893

  • Marble Color Plates: Imported and Domestic Catalog (PDF), Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont, no date of publication, 50 pp.
    Title pg. Vermont Marble Co. Marble Color Plates:  Imported and Domestic catalog, no pub. date

    Title page of Catalog, Vermont Marble Co.

    Vermont Marble Co. Marble Color Plates:  Imported and Domestic catalog, no pub. date, list of colors

    List of Marble Color Plates: Imported and Domestic

  • Marble Goes Modern, Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont, (no date of publication)

    Front cover of Marle Goes Modern, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont

    Front cover of Marle Goes Modern, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont

    This booklet beings:

    “Most people think of marble as a very old product and so it is – centuries old.  It has held in trust for us the wealth of the Greek masters, the glory that was Rome, the art of the Renaissance.  It has opened our eyes to the fine craftsmanship of our own pioneer builders.  Yes, marble is old – but it is also new.  It happens to be one of those rare products that is modern in any age.

    “This little book is offered as evidence of the modern trend and the part that research has played in the extension of service.  From the advanced mechanical equipment of quarry and shop to the final sidelights on the home, the pictures stress adaptability and responsiveness.  Now, as never before, marble needs only the master’s touch to give it leadership.”

  • "Marble, Granite and Slate Industries of Vermont," Field Trip Guidebook T362, C. A. Ratte and D. G. Ogden, American Geophysical Union, 18 pp., 1989.
  • Marble in America, Part 1:  The Industry,” by Eva Schwartz, in “Focal Points” on the Barbara Israel Garden Antiques web site.  (Scroll down to the article.  Part 2,  “Marble in America: Part II, Marketing & Perception,” will be available soon.) Companies mentioned in the article include:  Vermont Marble Company; Sutherland Falls Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont; and Producers Marble Company – all of Proctor, Vermont; and Colorado Yule Marble Quarry, Marble, Colorado.
  • Marble in New England, Newcomen Address by Redfield Proctor, President Vermont Marble Company, The Newcomen Society of England – American Branch, Printed in U.S. A. The Barta Press  (no date of publication – probably mid-1900s)
  • The Marble Industry of Vermont, Free Press Printing Co., Burlington, Vermont, No date of publication – early 1920s.
Front cover of "The Marble Industry of Vermont" (early 1920s) “Starting Marble Block From Quarry” in "The Marble Industry of Vermont" (early 1920s) “Cutting Marble With Diamonds” in "The Marble Industry of Vermont" (early 1920s)

Front cover of The Marble Industry of Vermont (early 1920s)

“Starting Marble Block From Quarry”

“Cutting Marble With Diamonds”

  • "The Marble Industry of Vermont," by G. H. Perkins, Vermont State Geologist 18th Report, 1931-1932, 1932, pp. 1-315.
  • "The Marble Mountains," by Edwin B. Child, originally published in Scribner's Magazine, Vol. XXXVII, No. 5, May 1905; reprinted in Tales of Old New England, published by Castle Books, Inc., Secaucus, New Jersey, 1986. (Dorset stone quarries)
  • Marble Statuary, Vermont Marble Co. (pdf), Proctor, Vermont, no date of publication, 7 pp.  (Includes many photographs of the statuary sold by the Vermont Marble Company in addition to a list of their offices and branch finishing plants)
  • The Marbles of Vermont, by Albert D. Hager, 1858, 15 pp.
  • Mausoleums of Modern Design and Construction,” in The Monumental News, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, April 1909, pp. 308-309.

    Excerpts from the article:

    “There is so little of originality in the prevailing design and structure of mausoleums, that it is refreshing occasionally to see one of these structures that seeks either to break away from the poorly rendered imitations of the classic…We illustrate on these pages two types of mausoleums which make strong efforts at improvement along these lines.”

    “The Eaton, in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, is a faithfully studied and well-proportioned classic example, and the Schifferdecker, Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City, Missouri, makes an effort at something new by going to the Egyptian style for its structural and decorative details.  The Eaton is of the Roman Corinthian order, modified in detail somewhat…The entire work is executed in Canadian granite from the quarries at Stanstead, Quebec.”

    The Schifferdecker mausoleum at Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City, Missouri, was “…executed in Barre granite, with interior of white Vermont marble…The vestibule is a single piece of polished red granite and the crypts are lined with Carthage stone….”

  • “Schifferdecker Mausoleum, Web City, Missouri.”  From “Mausoleums of Modern Design and Construction,” in The Monumental News, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, April 1909 “Eaton Mausoleum, Toronto. Sproatt & Rolph, Architects.”  From “Mausoleums of Modern Design and Construction,” in The Monumental News, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, April 1909 “Eaton Mausoleum, Toronto, under construction.”  From “Mausoleums of Modern Design and Construction,” in The Monumental News, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, April 1909

    “Schifferdecker Mausoleum, Web City, Missouri.”

    “Eaton Mausoleum, Toronto.  Sproatt & Rolph, Architects.”

    “Eaton Mausoleum, Toronto, under construction.”

  • Memorial Art For Catholic Cemeteries,” published by the Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont, 1933, 32 pp.
  • Memorializing the Civil War Dead:  Modernity and Corruption under the Grant Administration” (pdf), by Bruce S. Elliott, in Markers XXVI, Association for Gravestone Studies, 2011, pp. 15-55.  (Reprinted with permission of the Association for Gravestone Studies.) 

    This article describes the need to mass produce the Civil War headstones rather than by individual stone carvers. Contracts for the headstones and bases were given out to several different quarries and companies in Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Kansas, and Tennessee. The need for large numbers of markers also increased the use of the sandblasting process to speed up carving the names on the stones. Both mass production the sandblasting process caused great changes in the work of the stone carvers, which led to demands by the stone workers’ unions, such as the eight-hour work day.

  • The Memory Stone 1768-1926, Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont.  America’s Oldest Monumental Product.
  • Front cover of “The Memory Stone 1768-1926,” Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont “Ancient Marble Work - Photographs which show some of the oldest monuments as they look today.” (from “The Memory Stone 1768-1926,” Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont) “The Kenan Mausoleum, Wilmington, North Carolina. Vermont marble. (from “The Memory Stone 1768-1926,” Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont)

    Front cover of “The Memory Stone 1768-1926,” Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont

    “Ancient Marble Work - Photographs which show some of the oldest monuments as they look today.”

    “The Kenan Mausoleum, Wilmington, North Carolina. Vermont marble”

  • Migration From Vermont, by Lewis D. Stilwell, Vermont Historical Society, E. Hildreth & Co., Brattleboro, 1937. (Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, Vermont, 1948)
  • Mineralogical Characterization of the Shelburne Marble a Vermont Marble Test Stone Used to Study the Effects of Acid Rain, by Elaine S. McGee, publisher: Denver, Colorado (?), Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey: (Books and Open-file Reports Section, distributor), 1987.
  • “Modern Art Rescues Colonial Craftsmanship (South Woodstock),” by Martin N. Ralph, Vermont, in Monumental News, Combining Monumental News, Granite Marble & Bronze, The Monument and Cemetery Review, May 1950, pp. 42-43.
  • Modern Memorials in MarbleIllustrating designs for various monumental purposes with numerous examples of the use of marble in both ancient and modern times, Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont, designed, engraved, and printed in Bartlett Orr Press, New York, 1922.
  • Front cover of "Modern Memorials in Marble," Vermont Marble Co., 1922 Campo Santo at Genoa, Italy – one of the largest and finest cemeteries in Italy, pp. 34 in "Modern Memorials in Marble," Vermont Marble Co., 1922 The Hote memorial, pp. 65 of "Modern Memorials in Marble," Vermont Marble Co., 1922

    Front cover of Modern Memorials in Marble, Vermont Marble Co., 1922

    Campo Santo at Genoa, Italy – one of the largest and finest cemeteries in Italy, pp. 34 in Modern Memorials in Marble, Vermont Marble Co., 1922

    The Hote Memorial, pp. 65 of Modern Memorials in Marble, Vermont Marble Co., 1922

  • Monograph on marble, titled, A Report on the General History of the Marble Industry in Dorset and Danby in which Thirty-five Quarries and Prospects are Considered, with Especial Emphasis on the Historical Side, by Ernest H. West, 1921, revised 1936. (Available at the Dorset Historical Society.)
  • Monument Making, published by Barclay Bros., Barre, Vermont, published 1918 or before, 32 pp.
  • Monument Trade Builder, January-February 1918, published by Barclay Brothers, Barre, Vermont  (monument construction and production)
Front cover of the January-February issue of "Monument Trade Builder" published by Barclay Bros., Barre, Vermont "A Barclay monument in the far West, on a native stone base." "Monument Trade Builder," Jan.-Feb. 1918 Barclay Bros. canopy memorial, "Monument Trade Builder," Jan.-Feb. 1918

Front cover of the January-February issue of Monument Trade Builder published by Barclay Bros., Barre, Vermont

"A Barclay monument in the far West, on a native stone base."

"A modern and elaborate canopy memorial. This imposing piece of work was designed by and sold through Barclay Bros.' Chicago office, Charles H. Gall, Manager. It is 11-3 high, with a base measurement of 9-8 x 5-0."

“Front cover of the March-April 1918 issue of "Monument Trade Builder," published by Barclay Brothers, Barre, Vermont” “A Barclay Memorial - Erected in New Jersey and sold through Barclay Bros.’ New York representative, George L. Mead” “View on the bank at the Barclay quarries, showing a nice pattern being loaded.” (1918_

“Front cover of the March-April 1918 issue of Monument Trade Builder, published by Barclay Brothers, Barre, Vermont”

“A Barclay Memorial - Erected in New Jersey and sold through Barclay Bros.’ New York representative, George L. Mead”

“View on the bank at the Barclay quarries, showing a nice pattern being loaded.”

  • Movies of Monument Setting,” in The Monumental News, Vol. 34, No. 3, March 1922, pp. 170-171. (Transportation and setting the Roger Sullivan monument erected in 1921 in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.)
  • A Narrative of a Tour Through the State of Vermont from April 27 to June 12, 1789, by Rev. Nathan Perkins, Elm Tree Press, Woodstock, Vermont, 1930.
  • "Note on the Discovery of Fossils in the 'Winooski Marble' at Swanton, Vermont," by E. Billings, Am. Jour. Sci., 3d Ser., Vol. 10, 1872, pp. 145, 146.
  • A New Bank Building,” (PDF) in the Inter-State Journal, January 1902, published monthly by Chas. R. Cummings, White River Junction, VT. (The Ootauquechee Savings Bank in Woodstock, Vermont.)
  • New Lives in the Valley: Slate Quarries and Quarry Villages in North Wales, New York, and Vermont,1850-1920, Gwilym R. Roberts, publisher: R M Distributors, 1998, ISBN: 0966829204.
  • "Notice of the Flexible or Elastic Marble of Berkshire County," by Chester Dewey, Am. Jour. Sci., 1st ser., vol. 9, 1825, p. 241.
  • "On Serpentine Rock (Vermont)," by A. A. Hayes, Am. Jour. Sci., 2d ser., Vol. 21, 1856, pp. 382-385.
  • "On the Lower Cambrian Age of the Stockbridge Limestone," by J. E. Wolff, Bull. Geol. Soc. America, Vol. 2, 1891, pp. 331-338.
  • "On the Relations of the Geology of Vermont to That of Berkshire," by James D. Dana, Am. Jour. Sci., 3d ser., Vol. 14, 1877, pp. 37-48, 132-140, 202-207, 257-264.
  • "On the Structure and Age of the Stockbridge Limestone in the Vermont Valley," by T. Nelson Dale, Bull. Geol. Soc. America, vol. 3, 1891, pp. 514-519.
  • "On the Structure of the Ridge Between the Taconic and Green Mountain Ranges in Vermont," by T. Nelson Dale, Fourteenth Annual Report U. S. Geological Survey, Part 2, 1894, pp. 525-549.
  • Our Building Stone Supply,” by George P. Merrill, Scientific American Supplement, No. 577, January 22, 1887, & “Our Building Stone Supply” Conclusion, Scientific American Supplement, No. 578, January 29, 1887.  Also available is the similar, but earlier and shorter version of this article:  “Our Building Stone Supply,” Scientific American,  January 8, 1887.
  • Pirie’s Select Barre Granite Quarries, Barre, Vermont, undated booklet published by the Pirie Granite Company. (Based on the information in the booklet, it appears the booklet was published between 1933 and 1940.)
  • A Plant and Its Product, Drew Daniels Granite Company, Wholesale Manufacturers, Waterbury, Vermont (circa 1910) 
Front cover of "A Plant and Its Product," published by the Drew Daniels Granite Co., Waterbury, Vermont ( circa 1910) The Drew Daniels Granite Co. stone yard, looking north, Waterbury, Vermont (circa 1910) The Heald cemetery memorial design in A Plant and Its Product, published by the Drew Daniels Granite Co., Waterbury, Vt. ( circa 1910)

Front cover of A Plant and Its Product, published by the Drew Daniels Granite Co., Waterbury, Vermont ( circa 1910)

The Drew Daniels Granite Co. stone yard, looking north, Waterbury, Vermont (circa 1910)

The Heald cemetery memorial design in A Plant and Its Product, published by the Drew Daniels Granite Co., Waterbury, Vt. ( circa 1910)

  • Polishing Granite,” in the “Practical Pointers” section of The Monumental News, March 1896.  This article begins as follows:  “By way of preface to the following remarks upon granite polishing, it should be stated that the discussion is based upon the employment of machines of the most approved type and excellence, several of which are manufactured in Barre, Vermont.  Illustrations of some of these may be seen in the advertising columns of this journal….”
    The Concord Axle Co., Penacook, New Hampshire, polishing machine ad in The Monumental News, March 1896, pp. 217 The Granite City Polishing Machine, Barre, Vermont ad, in The Monumental News, March 1896, The Perry Manufacturing Co., Montpelier, Vermont, polishing machine ad in The Monumental News, March 1896,

    The Concord Axle Co., Penacook, New Hampshire, polishing machine ad in The Monumental News, March 1896, pp. 217

    The Granite City Polishing Machine, Barre, Vermont ad, in The Monumental News, March 1896,
    pp. 221

    The Perry Manufacturing Co., Montpelier, Vermont, polishing machine ad in The Monumental News, March 1896, pp. 217

  • A Portfolio of Architectural Memorial Designs brochure (pdf), presented by Kenerson Design Studio, Barre, Vermont, no date of publication.
  • Preliminary Report on the Geology of Vermont, by Edward Hitchcock, published by E. P. Walton, Montpelier, 1859.
  • Preliminary Report on the Natural History of Vermont, by Augustus Young, 1856.
  • Producers' Marble Company's Illustrated Catalogs of 1886, '87 and '89 This Book Contains Eighty-four Choice Designs Selected from the Late Producers' Marble Company's Illustrated Catalogs of 1886, '87 and '89, D. H. Dickinag (?), Water Street, Chicago, Illinois, June, 1889
  • A Quarry Railroad” (from Barre, Vermont, to the quarries), The Monumental News, July 1892.
  • Map of the railroad from Barre, Vermont, to the quarries (ca. 1892) Steel derrick at Tayntor & Co.’s quarry (ca. 1892)

    Map of the railroad from Barre, Vermont, to the quarries (ca. 1892)

    Steel derrick at Tayntor & Co.’s quarry (ca. 1892)

    “Mountain King” at the switch back (near Barre, Vermont, ca. 1892) Scene at the Wetmore & Morse quarry (near Barre, Vermont, ca. 1892)

    “Mountain King” at the switch back (near Barre, Vermont, ca. 1892)

    Scene at the Wetmore & Morse quarry (near Barre, Vermont, ca. 1892)

  • "The Relation of the Strength of Marble to Its Structure," by George W. Perry, Eng. and Min. Jour., vol. 52, 1891, p. 453.
  • Report on the Economical Geology, Physical Geography and Scenery of Vermont, Being a Portion of the Geological Report of the State, Made by Prof. Hitchcock and his assistants. To which is added a description of some of the Lower Silurian fossils found in northern Vermont and Canada, by E. Billings. F.G.S., by Albert D. Hager, Claremont, N.H., printed by the Claremont Manufacturing Company, 1862. 4 p. l., (5)-252 pp.
  • Report on the Marble, Slate, and Granite Industries of Vermont, by G. H. Perkins, 1898 (granite, pp. 51-68).
  • Report of State Geologist on the Mineral Resources of Vermont, 1899-1900, by G. H. Perkins, (Report of State Geologist on the Mineral Resources of Vermont, 1899-1900, by G. H. Perkins) (slate, pp. 17-30; granite, pp. 57-77), 1900.
  • Report on Mineral Industries in the United States at the Eleventh Census, 1890, David T. Day, (Slate, distribution of quarries, production, labor, and wages, pp. 662-665, 1892; Marble, pp. 621-630.)
  • Report of the State Geologist on the Mineral Industries and Geology of Certain Areas of Vermont, 1903-1904, by George H. Perkins, Fourth of Series. Montpelier, VT: Argus and Patrick Printing House, 1904.
  • Report of the State Geologist on the Mineral Industries and Geology of Certain Areas of Vermont, 1905-1906, Fifth of Series, by George H. Perkins, Montpelier, VT: Argus and Patriot Press, 1906.
  • Report of the State Geologist on the Mineral Industries and Geology of Certain Areas of Vermont, 1907-1908, by George H. Perkins, 1908.
  • Report of the State Geologist on the Mineral Industries and Geology of Vermont, 1911-1912, Eighth of Series, George H. Perkins, Montpelier, VT: Capital City Press, 1912.
  • Report on the Geology of Vermont, Descriptive, Theoretical, Economical, and Scenographical, Edward Hitchcock assisted by Albert D. Hager, Edward Hitchcock, Jr., Charles H. Hitchcock, 1861, Vol. 1, pp. 394-424; Vol. 2, pp. 690-692, 751-780.
  • Report on the Marble, Slate, and Granite Industries of Vermont, by G. H. Perkins, 1898, pp. 10-42.
  • Reports of the State Geologist on the Mineral Industries and Geology of Certain Areas of Vermont, by G. H. Perkins, Third, for 1901-2, pp. 41-44, 88-90; Fourth, for 1903-4, pp. 44-47, 143, Pls. XX-XXIV; Fifth, for 1905-6, pp. 4-7, 53-61; Sixth, for 1907-8, pp. 9-32, 189-209, 221-264, Pls. I-VI, XXXIX; Seventh, for 1909-10, pp. 298,308-309, 318-320, 332-336, 349-351, Pls. LII, LXVII, LXIX-LXXI.
  • Retail Dealers Guide: A Reference Book for Placing Orders for Monumental Work and Rough Stock 1914 (1915, 1916, 1917, & 1918), A. M. Hunt Co., Boston, Mass.  (Vols. 7-11 in file:  1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, & 1918 are available in one file on Google Books)
  • A Revolution in the Granite Business,” in The Monumental News, October 1894.  (According to this article, the firm Chas. H. More & Co. of Barre and Montpelier, Vermont, was among the first to introduce the Pneumatic Stone Dressing Machine, introduced by the American Pneumatic Tool Company of New York.)
  • “Pneumatic Stone Dress in operation.”  (1894) “Interior view of plant at Montpelier” (Vermont) (1894)

    “Pneumatic Stone Dress in operation.”

    “Interior view of plant at Montpelier” (Vermont)

  • Rock-Bursts in the Granite Quarries at Barre, Vermont, Circular 13, by Walter S. White, United States Geological Survey, U. S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D. C., 1946.
  • "Rock of Ages - Rock Solid – Kurt Swenson, of Rock of Ages in Barre and Swenson Granite Co. in New Hampshire, Started in The Quarries and Wound Up in The CEO's Office," by Amy Souza, Business Travel Guide - Vermont, Fall/Winter 2001-2001 (Vermont Guides).
  • The Rock of Ages Story, by Todd Patton, Rock of Ages Corporation, 2003.
  • The Romance of Verde Antique” (marble/serpentine), by Basil B. Walsh, in The Vermonter, Vol. 31, No. 9, 1926, pp. 130-136.

“On the Floor of the Roxbury Quarry” “Illustrating the Process of Polishing Marble” “Vermont Verde Antique in Lobby of the Hotel Traymore, Atlantic City.” New Jersey

“On the Floor of the Roxbury Quarry”

“Illustrating the Process of Polishing Marble”

Vermont Verde Antique in Lobby of the Hotel Traymore, Atlantic City. New Jersey (The hotel was demo-lished in 1972 per Wikipedia article, Hotel Traymore.)

  • The Rule Family: Vermont Gravestone Carvers and Marble Dealers,” by Ann M. Cathcart, in Markers XIX, Association for Gravestone Studies, 2002. (New York, Vermont, USA)
  • "Rutland County Marble, with a History of the Marble Industry of Vermont and a Statement of Comparative Value," by J. E. Manley, First Annual Report, Vermont State Board Agr., Man. And Min., 1872, pp. 656-666.
  • The Rutland Herald History: A Bicentennial Chronicle, Rutland Herald, by Tyler Resch, The Herald Association, Inc., Rutland, Vermont, 1995.
  • Rutland in Retrospect, by Robert Edward West; Robert T White, Rutland Historical Society, Rutland, Vt., 1978, 176 pp., ISBN: 0914960113.
  • The Rutland Road, by Jim Shaughnessy, Howell-North Books, San Diego, Calif., 1964. (About the Rutland Railroad, which ran through Vermont and northern New York for more than a hundred years.)
  • "Saccharoid Azoic Limestone," Brief Report on the Geology of Plymouth: Report on the Geology of Vermont, by C. H. Hitchcock, Vol. 1, pp. 555-558; vol. 2, Pl. I. See also Limestone, Vol. 2, pp. 748, 749. (literature on the eastern Vermont marbles)
  • Samuel Dwight: Vermont Gravestone Cutter,” Nancy Jean Melin, in Jessie Lie Farber, ed., “Stonecutters and Their Works,” Markers IV, pp. 160-165, Association for Gravestone Studies. (New York, Vermont, USA)
  • Second Annual Report on the Geology of Vermont, by C. B. Adams, Burlington, 1846, pp. 233-236. (Includes information on marble in Vermont.)
  • See the World’s Largest Marble Exhibit, Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont (brochure undated)

  • See the World’s Largest Marble Exhibit Brochure, Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont (undated)
  • Front cover of the See the World’s Largest Marble Exhibit, a brochure by Vermont Marble Co. Page from the See the World’s Largest Marble Exhibit, a brochure by Vermont Marble Co. Page from the See the World’s Largest Marble Exhibit, a brochure by Vermont Marble Co.

    Front cover of the See the World’s Largest Marble Exhibit, a brochure by Vermont Marble Co.

    Page from the See the World’s Largest Marble Exhibit, a brochure by Vermont Marble Co.

    Page from the See the World’s Largest Marble Exhibit, a brochure by Vermont Marble Co.

  • "Slate in Maine, Pennsylvania, Vermont (northern), Virginia, and West Virginia" by T. Nelson Dale, Bulletin 260, Contributions to Economic Geology, United States Geological Survey, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1904-1905, pp. 486-488.
  • The Slate Industry of Vermont, by Fillmore C. Earney, The Journal of Geography, Volume LXII, No. 7, October, 1963.
  • Slate Quarrying and Manufacture in America” (and Vermont) (pdf), in Scientific American, Vol. XXVII, No. 11, New York, September 14, 1872, pp. 160-161.
  • Sources of Memorial Ornamentation (PDF), by Henry Powell Hopkins, A.M., B.Arch., A.I.A., Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont, printed by the Barta Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1924, 44 pp. (From the Forward: “This brief outline of ornamentation as related to memorial design has been written under the encouragement of Capt. E.R. Morse of the Vermont Marble Company and in the belief that there is need for a simple and practical presentation on the subject. It is mainly for the memorial craftsman and his salesmen that this work is produced and it is the writer’s desire to make some contribution…to a better knowledge of memorial ornamentation in the retail selling field. Correct ornament invariably has an historic derivation which can be traced and which gains meaning if its origin and the structural or artistic reasons for its use are understood.”)
  • "Special Reports on Mines and Quarries," by George P. Merrill, Twelfth Census U. S., 1900, pp. 791-795. (includes information on the marbles of Vermont)
  • "A Special Place: Vermont: Suite of Seasons," by Edward Hoagland, National Geographic (September 1998), pp. 72-91.
  • Stones for Building and Decoration, by George Perkins Merrill, Third edition, rev. and enl., Publisher: New York, J. Wiley & Sons; 1908, (pp. 203-240, 324-340; Vermont marble: pp. 231-239, 372-374, 513.)
  • Stories From Vermont’s Marble Valley, by Mike Austin, The History Press, Charleston, South Carolina, 2010, 190 pp.
  • The Story of Dorset, by Zephine Humphrey, Tuttle Co., Rutland, 1924. (Written in collaboration with Elizabeth Sykes Lee, drawings by Katherine Field White.)
  • The Story of Granite, prepared by the Barre Granite Association, Barre, Vermont (booklet).
  • The Story of the Rock of Ages, Boutwell, Milne & Varnum Company, Montpelier, Vermont, written and compiled by Athol R. Bell, 1925.
Front cover of The Story of the Rock of Ages, the history of the Boutwell, Milne, & Varnum Company, Montpelier, Vermont Horse-drawn wagon carrying a block of granite in The Story of the Rock of Ages, the history of the Boutwell, Milne, & Varnum Company Railroad train transporting blocks of granite for the Boutwell, Milne, & Varnum Company in The Story of the Rock of Ages, the history of the Boutwell, Milne, & Varnum Company

Front cover of The Story of the Rock of Ages, the history of the Boutwell, Milne, & Varnum Company, Montpelier, Vermont

Horse-drawn wagon carrying a block of granite in The Story of the Rock of Ages, the history of the Boutwell, Milne, & Varnum Company

Railroad train transporting blocks of granite for the Boutwell, Milne, & Varnum Company in The Story of the Rock of Ages, the history of the Boutwell, Milne, & Varnum Company

  • "Stratigraphy and Structure of West-Central Vermont," by W. M. Cady, Bull. Geol. Soc. Amer., Vol. 56, 1945, pp. 515-587.
  • "Structural Details in the Green Mountain Region and in Eastern New York" by T. Nelson Dale, (second paper), Bulletin 195, United States Geological Survey, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1902, pp. 10-13, Pl. I, B.
  • "Structure of Central and East Central Vermont," W. S. White, and R. H. Jahns, Jour. Geology, vol. 58, 1950, pp. 179-220.
  • A Study in Slate: Welsh Immigration: Its Effects on the Slate Valley (1840-1870) the Slate Industry from 1901-1930, and Environmental Impacts of Slate Quarries, S. Carpenter, Undergraduate Thesis, University of Vermont, 2002.
  • Study of the Slate Mining Industry of Vermont / New York: Final Report, United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Mines, Cambridge, MA: Arthur D. Little, Inc., 1980.
  • Sweet Lands of Liberty: A Historiogenealogy of Selected Branches of the Field, Douglas and Stockton Families of England, Canada, and America, by William Stephenson Field, 2004, Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press; Coronado, CA (1101 First St., #208, Coronado, CA 92118) 679 pp.
  • “Symbolic Cemetery Gates in New England,” by Harriette M. Forbes, in Markers VII, Association for Gravestone Studies, 1990. (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, USA)
  • Symbols of Service Monumental Catalog & Price List, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, 1919. (A few of the images from the monumental catalog are shown below.)
Front cover of Symbols of Service, one of the monumental catalogs by the Vermont Marble Co., Prctor, Vermont Sample page of a monument to a soldier in Symbols of Service Front page of the Price List for the ‘Symbols of Service,’ Designs monumental catalog

Front cover of Symbols of Service, one of the monumental catalogs by the Vermont Marble Co., Prctor, Vermont

Sample page of a monument to a soldier in Symbols of Service

Front page of the Price List for the ‘Symbols of Service,’ Designs monumental catalog

  • The Technology of Marble Quarrying, U. S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 106, by Oliver Bowles, Washington: Government Printing Office, 1916.
  • "The Terranes of Irasburg, Vermont," Vermont State Geologist Eighth Report, by C. H. Richardson, and E. F. Conway, 1912.
  • "The Terranes of Orange County, Vermont," State Geologist Vermont Report, by C. H. Richardson, Vol. 3, pp. 61-101, 1902. (literature on the eastern Vermont marbles)
  • "Tests of Rutland and Washington County Slates," by J. Francis Williams, (Purple and green from Fair Haven, Vermont; Red from Granville, New York.) Van Nostrand's Engineering Magazine, Vol. 31, pp. 101-103, July-Dec. 1884.
  • Three Easy Walks in Dorset to Historic Marble Quarry Sites All on Mts. Aeolus and Dorset, and each with impressive views: Gettysburg Quarry - overlooking the Dorset Valley; Folsom Quarry - with views over the Manchester valley; Freedley Quarry - views to the Green Mountains, Dorset Historical Society, 2005.
  • Time and Change in Vermont: A Human Geography, by Harold A Meeks, The Globe Pequot Press, Chester, Conn., 1986.
  • “Time Defying”  The Old Erie, Pennsylvania, Custom House is Nearly a Century Old, from Through the Ages, Vol. 5, No. 8, December 1927, pp. 13-15.

    Excerpts from the article:

    “Almost one hundred years ago – it as in 1836 – the proprietors of a little marble quarry in the town of Dorset in the State of Vermont, were awarded the contract to furnish marble for a new national bank at Erie, Pennsylvania…the task was accomplished, and at a time when no railroad reached into the valley of the marble belt….”

    “The building – it is now known as the old Custom House – was completed in 1837.  Edward Summers was the architect…The principal architectural feature was the front elevation, having a shallow portico running the height of two stories, with six Doric columns supporting a pediment truly classic in design….”

  • The Old Erie, Pennsylvania, Custom House Old Erie, Pennsylvania, Custom House, from “Time Defying” The Old Erie, Pennsylvania, Custom House is Nearly a Century Old, from Through the Ages, Vol. 5, No. 8, December 1927, pp. 13
    “The old marble Custom House, at Erie, Pennsylvania, was finished in 1837, out of material brought with great effort from Vermont.  The illustration shows the remarkable durability of marble even under trying conditions.  Edward Summers, a Philadelphia, was the architect.” Old marble Custom House, at Erie, Pennsylvania, from “Time Defying” The Old Erie, Pennsylvania, Custom House is Nearly a Century Old, from Through the Ages, Vol. 5, No. 8, December 1927, pp. 14
  • Tools and Machinery of the Granite Industry,” by Paul Wood, in The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

    Part I. Vol. 59, No. 2, June 2006. (“Introduction: This article, the first in a series of four on granite working, deals with granite as a material, an industry, and a product and begins the description of the granite quarrying process.”)

    Part II. Vol. 59, No. 3, September 2006. (“Introduction: This article, the second in a series of four on granite working, completes the description of the quarrying process....”)

    Part III. Vol. 59, No. 4, December 2006. (“Granite Finishing: A small number of basic finished dimension stones made up the great majority of granite shed production. For gravestones and private....”)

    Part IV. Vol. 60, No. 1, March 2007. (“This article is the last in a series of four on the tools and machinery of granite working....”)

  • The Town of Brandon, Vermont” (PDF), by Augusta W. Kellogg, in New England Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 3, November 1897, pp. 293-309.
  • A Town of Grave Importance: Resting in peace, Barre, Vermont, is a little town with a reputation carved in stone,” by Margaret G. Zackowitz, photographs by Cary Wolinsky, in National Geographic, October 2003.
  • "The town that slate – and the Welsh – built," The Rutland Herald, by Gordon Dritschilo Herald Staff, August 4, 2000.
  • The Trap Dikes of The Lake Champlain Region, Bulletin 107, by T. Nelson Dale, United States Geological Survey, Washington: Government Printing Office, 1893. 62 pp.
  • Travels Across America: The Northeast. National Geographic Reading Expeditions, by Elspeth Leacock, 2002.
  • Tributes in Stone and Lapidary Lapses: Commemorating Black People in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century America,” by Angelika Krüger-Kahloula, in Markers VI: pp. 32-100, Association for Gravestone Studies. (Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, USA)
  • "A Vacation in Vermont," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. CCCCII.--Vol. LXVII, November, 1883.
  • Vermont: A Glimpse of Its Scenery...and...Industries, by Victor I. Spear, issued by the State Board of Agriculture, Argus and Patriot Print, Montpelier, Vt., 1893.
  • Vermont: A Guide to the Green Mountain State, Federal Writers' Project, Works Progress Administration for State of Vermont, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1937.
  • Vermont Granite Mortality Study: An Update with an Emphasis on Lung Cancer,” W. G. Graham, J. Costello, and P. M. Vacek, in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 46(5): 459-466, 2004.
  • Vermont Granite Railroads: The Montepelier & Wells River and the Barre & Chelsea, by Robert C. Jones, Whitney J. Maxfield, and William C. Gove, Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing Company, 1985. (relating to the steam railroads of the Vermont stone quarries)
  • Vermont Granite Workers’ Mortality Study,” in American Journal of Industrial Medicine, J. Costello and W. G. Graham, 13(4): 483-497, 1988.
  • “Vermont Marble,” in The Youth’s Companion, by Priscilla Leonard, New England Edition, July 14, 1898, pp. III.
  • "Vermont Marble - Part I. Quarries of the Norcross-West Marble Co., Dorset Vermont," written by Ernest H. West, Mine and Quarry Magazine, Sullivan Machinery Co., Publisher, Chicago, Illinois, March, 1909, pages 271-275.
  • "Vermont Marble - Part II. Quarries of the Vermont Marble Company (quarries and mills in Rutland County, Vt., in the towns of West Rutland, Proctor, Danby and Pittsford)," written by H. J. Markolf and D. J. O'Rourke, Mine and Quarry Magazine, Sullivan Machinery Co., Publisher, Chicago, Illinois, June, 1909, pages 286-297.
  • "Vermont Marble - Part III - "Recent Models of Channeling Machines; Quarries of the Clarendon Marble Company, Clarendon, VT.," written by H. H. Mercer and H. J. Markolf, from Mine and Quarry Magazine, Sullivan Machinery Co., Publisher, Chicago, Illinois, Vol. VI, No. 4, June, 1912, pages 612-621.
  • "The Vermont Marble Belt," by G. W. Bain, 16th Internat. Geol. Cong., Guidebook 1, 1933, pp. 75-80.
  • Vermont Marble Color Plates Catalog, Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont, possibly 1930s.
  • Title page of “Vermont Marble Color Plates,” Vermont Marble Co., possibly 1930s “Verde Antique Marble Quarry, Roxbury, Vermont” (from “Vermont Marble Color Plates,” Vermont Marble Co., possibly 1930s) St. Albans Red Marble sample (from “Vermont Marble Color Plates,” Vermont Marble Co., possibly 1930s)

    Title page of “Vermont Marble Color Plates,” Vermont Marble Co., possibly 1930s

    “Verde Antique Marble Quarry, Roxbury, Vermont” (from “Vermont Marble Color Plates,” Vermont Marble Co., possibly 1930s)

    St. Albans Red Marble sample (from “Vermont Marble Color Plates,” Vermont Marble Co., possibly 1930s)

  • Vermont Marble Company Dealer’s Sales Portfolio:  Information on Designs and Other Illustrations, October 1940.
  • Vermont Marble Company (?) - Design Book No. 5. Memorials, Vermont Marble Co., 1930, 88 pp. (Copy located in the Degolyer Library Collection in the “Trade Catalogs” section. Degolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.) [PDF]
  • Vermont Marble Company Marble Exhibit – Postcard Folder (pdf) (no date of publication)
  • Vermont Marble Company Price List of Monumental Marble, Effective September 1, 1946, Price List for Design Book No. 21, Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont.
  • Title page of the Vermont Marble Co. Price List of Monumental Marble, Effective Sept. 1, 1946 (Price List for Design Book #21) Pages 32 & 33 of the Vermont Marble Co. "Price List of Monumental Marble," Effective Sept. 1, 1946 (Price List for Design Book #21) Pages 6 & 7 of the Vermont Marble Co. "Price List of Monumental Marble," Effective Sept. 1, 1946 (Price List for Design Book #21)

    Title page of the Vermont Marble Co. Price List of Monumental Marble, Effective Sept. 1, 1946 (Price List for Design Book #21)

    Pages 32 & 33 of the Vermont Marble Co. Price List of Monumental Marble, Effective Sept. 1, 1946 (Price List for Design Book #21)

    Pages 6 & 7 of the Vermont Marble Co. Price List of Monumental Marble, Effective Sept. 1, 1946 (Price List for Design Book #21)

  • The Vermont Marble Company Strike of 1935-1936,” by Douglas S Lertola and Mary H Fregosi, Rutland Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2002.
  • Vermont Marble Company Wholesale Price List of Monumental Marble, Effective January 3, 1950, Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont. 
  • Front cover of the Vermont Marble Co. Wholesale Price List of Monumental Marble, Effective January 1, 1950 Index for the Vermont Marble Co. Wholesale Price List of Monumental Marble, Effective January 1, 1950 Pages 2 & 3 listing the varieties of monumental marble (Vermont Gray, Pittsford Valley, & Rutland White) in the Vermont Marble Co. Wholesale Price List of Monumental Marble, Effective January 1, 1950

    Front cover of the Vermont Marble Co. Wholesale Price List of Monumental Marble, Effective January 1, 1950

    Index for the Vermont Marble Co. Wholesale Price List of Monumental Marble, Effective January 1, 1950

    Pages 2 & 3 listing the varieties of monumental marble (Vermont Gray, Pittsford Valley, & Rutland White) in the Vermont Marble Co. Wholesale Price List of Monumental Marble, Effective January 1, 1950

  • Vermont Marble Company - Vermont Marble Memorials, Vermont Marble Company, Proctor Vermont, 1928, 132 pp. (Copy located in the Degolyer Library Collection in the “Trade Catalogs” section. Degolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.) [PDF]
  • Vermont Marble Color Selector and Guide, Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont, 1976.
  • Vermont Marble Memorials, Vermont Marble Company, Proctor Vermont, 1928, 132 pp. (Copy located in the Degolyer Library Collection in the “Trade Catalogs” section. Degolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.) [PDF]
  • A Vermont Marble Quarry,” Harpers’ Weekly Journal of Civilization, New York, November 21, 1903, pp. 1856.
    A Vermont Marble Quarry” at Proctor, Vermont (circa 1903) Vermont Marble Quarry, Proctor, Vermont, Harper's magazine, circa 1903
  • Vermont Mines and Mineral Localities, by Philip Morrill and Robert G. Chaffee, Part I. Southern Vermont, Dartmouth College Museum, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1957.
  • Vermont Mines and Mineral Localities, by Philip Morrill and Robert G. Chaffee, Part II. Northern Vermont, Dartmouth College Museum, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1960.
  • Vermont Quarries Corporation (booklet published circa 1910)  The booklet begins:

    “The Vermont Quarries Corporation is organized to conduct the business of quarrying granite for building and monumental purposes, and has recently taken over all the properties of the Vermont Quarries Company, together with railroad spur track, buildings, quarrying equipment and good will.

  • “Location – These properties consist of one hundred and five (105) rods square – approximately sixty-nine (69) acres of granite, situated in the heart of the well-known granite formation at Woodbury, Vermont, with ideal railroad facilities all secured, four miles from Hardwick and twenty from Barre….”

  • Vermont Quarterly Gazetteer, by Abby Maria Hemenway, published by author, Burlington, Bennington County, October 1861. (With histories of all towns.)
  • Vermont’s Granite Railroads: The Montepelier & Wells River and the Barre & Chelsea, by Robert C. Jones, Whitney J. Maxfield, and William C. Gove, Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing Company, 1985. (Relating to the steam railroads of the Vermont stone quarries)
  • Vermont's Land and Resources, by Harold A. Meeks, The New England Press, Shelburne, Vermont, 1987. (sequel to Time and Change in Vermont: A Human Geography.)
  • Vermont’s Marble Industry (Images of America), Arcadia Publishing, April 1, 2013, 128 pp., ISBN-10: 0738598194, ISBN-13: 978-0738598192.
  • "Vermont's Rolling Green Mountains," by Stephen Jermanok, in National Geographic Adventure, May/June 2000, pp. 112-14.
  • Vinalhaven Island’s Maritime Industries (Images of America), by Cynthia Burns Martin (Author), The Vinalhaven Historical Society, Roy Heisler (Foreword), Arcadia Publishing, May 18, 2015, 128 pp.
  • Visit…The Home of Guardian Memorials, Barre, Vermont, Jones Brothers Company, Producers of Guardian Memorials of Everlasting Beauty undated brochure/mid-1900s. 
  • Wells-Lamson Granite Quarry, Jones Bros. Co. brochure (mid-1900s) Image of the Wells-Lamson Quarry operated by Jones Bros. Co. from “Visit the Home of Gardian Memorials, Barre, Vermont” brochure (mid-1900s)

    Wells-Lamson Granite Quarry, Jones Bros. Co. brochure (mid-1900s)

    Image of the Wells-Lamson Quarry operated by Jones Bros. Co. from “Visit the Home of Gardian Memorials, Barre, Vermont” brochure (mid-1900s)

  • W. A. Hambleton Granite Monuments & Statuary Catalog At Wholesale, Book No. 10 (PDF), American & Foreign, Mansfield, Ohio; Barre, Vermont; Aberdeen, Scotland.
    W. A. Hambleton Granite Monuments & Statuary Catalog At Wholesale, Book No. 10, Mansfield, OH
     
  • Waits River Limestone,” The Geology of Newport, Troy, and Coventry, State Geologist Vermont Report, by C. H. Richardson, Vol. 6, pp. 274-276, 1907. (Literature on the eastern Vermont marbles.)
  • Walking Tour: Visit the Historic Village of Dorset , Vermont, Dorset Historical Society, 2004.
  • Wanted: The Hook-And-Eye Man (Gershom Bartlett),” by Ernest Caulfield, in Markers I, pp. 12-49, Association for Gravestone Studies. (Connecticut, Vermont, USA)
  • Washington Limestone,” The Areal and Economic Geology of Northeastern Vermont, State Geologist Vermont Report, by C. H. Richardson, Vol. 5, pp. 86-90, 1906. (Literature on the eastern Vermont marbles.)
  • The Western Vermont Slate Belt: Fair Haven, D. Offensend, Rutland, VT: Academy Books, 2003.
  • The Winooski Marble of Colchester, Vermont,” by Charles H. Hitchcock, Proc. Am. Assoc. Adv. Sci., Vol. 16, 1867, p. 119.
  • The Winooski or Wakefield Marble of Vermont,” by G. H. Perkins, Am. Naturalist, Vol. 19, 1885, pp. 128-136. Abstract, Proc. Am. Assoc. Adv. Sci., Vol. 31, 1882, p. 388.
  • The World’s Largest Derrick” (located at the C.E. Tayntor quarry in Graniteville, Vermont), by Andreas Kuehnpast.  This article was originally published in The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus on August 4, 2014.  It is used here with permission.  (Andreas Kuehnpast is an industrial engineer from Germany.  In his spare time he researches the Barre granite industry and the railroad that served it, the Barre & Chelsea Railroad.)

    “This circa 1895 photo of the C.E. Tayntor quarry shows the largest derrick in the world in the center.” (Photo from the collection of Todd Paton. Used with permission.)

    This circa 1895 photo of the C.E. Tayntor quarry shows the largest derrick in the world in the center.  (Photo from the collection of Todd Paton. Used with permission.)

  • WPA Writers Project – American Life Histories – Manuscripts from WPA Writers’ Project (1936-1940), Library of Congress - American Memory.

  • The Yankee Exodus: An Account of Migration from New England, by Stewart H. Holbrook, The MacMillan Company, New York, 1950.

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