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Read Grindstone History

Item is a copy of the history of the Read Grindstone as dictated to George Stanely by Herbert William Read in 1971. Document was revised and edited by Herbert W. Read’s son, Herbert C. Read.

Read Stone Company Fond

  • CA THT ReadStone
  • Fonds
  • 1800-2009

First accession contains items from six plywood boards used in the Grindstone Museum set up by Herbert C. Read in the “Carriage House” of the Marshlands Inn, which includes various materials pertaining to the Read Stone Company and grindstone production, including primarily photographs, as well as graphic drawings, newspaper clippings, and other textual records.

Second accession, contains materials pertaining to the Read Stone Company, grindstone production, and the Read family. Content includes primarily photographs, as well as postcards, articles, and a guest book from the Marshlands Inn which was formerly the Read home, and that contained a museum devoted to displaying the history of the grindstone industry in Sackville.

Read House before Repairs

Item is a photograph of the Read home on Bridge Street, Sackville, NB (currently (2009) Marshland’s Inn) before repairs were made between 1905 and 1908. An unidentified girl stands in front of the house holding a pair of snowshoes.

View of Sackville

Item is a bird’s eye photograph overlooking the town of Sackville, NB taken from the roof of the current (2009) Marshland’s Inn.

Bridge Street Postcard

Item is a postcard addressed to a Mrs. George Blake in Concord Junction, Massachusetts. The message discusses the image on the front, which shows a section of Bridge Street in Sackville, NB. The message is signed “E. M. R.”