Guide to the Amherst Steam Mill Company Records, 1846-1852
Collection number: MC 113
Size: 1 box
About the Amherst Steam Mill Company
The Amherst Steam Mill Company was incorporated in July, 1846, with Samuel B. Melendy,
Cyrus Eastman and Francis Peabody the first executives named. Aaron Lawrence became
the president of the board of directors. Several buildings were erected. A sawmill
began operating in February, 1847, a grist mill on May 1, and a clapboard and a
shingle mill shortly thereafter. A fifty horse-power steam engine powered the mills.
Notices appearing in the Farmer’s Cabinet, published in Amherst, called people to
meetings, notified stockholders when assessments were due on their shares,
advertised for workers, and finally in the summer of 1848, advertised the mills for
sale. The buildings burned March 25, 1849.
About the Amherst Steam Mill Company Records
The Amherst Steam Mill Company Records contain the charter of incorporation, by-laws,
lists of subscribers and associates, stock certificates, receipts, directors’
orders, votes, contracts and annual treasurer’s reports. One ledger-type page seems
to be dated 1842 and clearly has the name Amherst Steam Mill Co. on it. The final
dividend statement is dated 1852.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as
stipulated by United States copyright law.
[Identification of item], Amherst Steam Mill Company Records, 1846-1852, MC 113, Milne
Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham,
Purchase, Charles Apfelbaum, dealer, New Jersey, Oct. 1991 (Accession number: 9112)
|Box 1, Folder 1||Charter, By-laws, Lists of subscribers and associates,
|Box 1, Folder 2||Organizing activity, Contracts for land, labor and equipment,
|Box 1, Folder 3||Operational activity (mostly financial),
|Box 1, Folder 4||Closing out, 1848-1852|
|Box 1, Folder 5||Financial records: Stock receipts, undated|
|Box 1, Folder 6||Financial records: Pay vouchers to Aaron Lawrence, undated|
|Box 1, Folder 7||Financial records: Miscellaneous and undated materials, undated|