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New Hampshire Iron Factory Company Records

New Hampshire Iron Factory Company Records

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NEW HAMPSHIRE IRON FACTORY COMPANY RECORDS, 1806-1857





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:New Hampshire Iron Factory Company
Title:New Hampshire Iron Factory Company Records
Dates:1806/1857
Quantity:0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:This collection contains records of the New Hampshire Iron Factory Company including correspondence of the company treasurer, John Punchard, stock certificates, and miscellaneous financial records.
Collection Number:MSS 164

Series List

SERIES I. New Hampshire Iron Factory Company

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains records of the New Hampshire Iron Factory Company including correspondence of the company treasurer, John Punchard, stock certificates, and miscellaneous financial records.


Historical Sketch

Located in Franconia, New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Iron Factory Company was incorporated in 1805 by: Asa Towne, Amos Towne, Solomon Towne, Moses Lewis, Stephen P. Webster, Samuel Hutchings, William Simpson, Joshua Goodale, and Stephen Couch, several of whom were from Salem, Massachusetts. The operation began to be referred to as the "Lower Works". In 1810, a report was published in Salem by Joseph Bray, who had surveyed the company and found that the company owned 5,456 acres (needed to supply logs for making charcoal), a farm, a sawmill, a grist mill, a tavern and cook house, a blacksmith shop, a store in Franconia, and a store in Bath for the sale of its iron products. According to an 1832 report, they produced stoves (cooking and parlor), hollow ware, potash kettles, machinery, and bar iron. In 1865, an article in The Granite Monthly, states that "work at the furnace and mine was suspended". In 1884 fire destroyed all portions of the iron works except for the main blast furnace.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Punchard, John
New Hampshire Iron Factory Company
Factories
Iron industry and trade
Franconia (N.H.)
Salem (Mass.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

New Hampshire Iron Factory Company Records, MSS 164, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was found in the collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Leslie Ward, August 2010.


Related Material

Garvin, James L. Chronology of the Development of the New Hampshire Iron Factory Company from 1805 to 1884. Concord, NH: New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, 1994.


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