Stone Pond: A Personal History

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Local lore had it that Malcolm Ford murdered his more famous brother Paul Leicester Ford at a tavern at the end of the road. In the process of investigating this legend, the Rev. William D. Eddy has compiled this fascinating chronicle of the inhabitants and associates of Merrywood, the grand estate on Stone Pond in Marlborough, New Hampshire.

Is this an ordinary history? No, but then again these were not ordinary people and William Eddy is no ordinary writer. The Lodges may talk...

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Overview

Local lore had it that Malcolm Ford murdered his more famous brother Paul Leicester Ford at a tavern at the end of the road. In the process of investigating this legend, the Rev. William D. Eddy has compiled this fascinating chronicle of the inhabitants and associates of Merrywood, the grand estate on Stone Pond in Marlborough, New Hampshire.

Is this an ordinary history? No, but then again these were not ordinary people and William Eddy is no ordinary writer. The Lodges may talk only to the Cabots and the Cabots only to God, but this book tells a pretty good story for the rest of us. In this delightful, idiosyncratic book, Mr. Eddy takes the reader for a glimpse into the lives and foibles of the Chases, Fords, Kidders, Houghtons and Lodges and how and why these characters came to be owners of Merrywood, the great manor house on Stone Pond. From the aforementioned murder/suicide; through publishing magnates, Groton, hupmobiles, a chapel in the woods, German refugees, The Book of Tea, folk singers and a hurricane, this book is a calvacade of personalties and events all centered on this grand house on a lake sitting at the base of Mt. Monadnock. The reader will know what Mr. Eddy means when he states, "Et Ego in Arcadia" or "I too have been in Arcadia."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781463718848
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 7/23/2011
  • Pages: 174
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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