Suggested Readings and Links
By Daniel W. Patterson
On the Early Gravestone Carvers:
Luti, Vincent F. Mallet & Chisel: Gravestone Carvers of Newport, Rhode Island, in the 18th Century. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002.
The Farber Gravestone Collection, American Antiquarian Society:http://www.davidrumsey.com/farber/view.html [An on-line collection of over 13,500 images documenting more than 9,000 gravestones, most of them made prior to 1800. It includes 244 images of stones in the early burying grounds of Newport, R.I. To find these enter the search term "Newport."]
On the Benson Family and the History of the John Stevens Shop:
Hall, Elton W. "The John Stevens Shop: Three Hundred Years of Stonecutting in Newport," The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, 58 (No. 4, Dec. 2005), 141-153. [Well illustrated overview.]
Hofer, Philip. John Howard Benson & His Work, 1901-1956. New York: The Typophiles, 1957.
John Stevens Shop official website: http://www.johnstevensshop.com/index.php [Full and informative on the history, personnel, activities, and achievements of the John Stevens Shop, with photographs and essays.]