Fonds MC55 - Chatham Gas Light Company

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Chatham Gas Light Company

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  • 1857-1891 (Creation)
    Chatham Gas Light Company (Northumberland County)

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45 cm of textual records

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(Incorporated in 1857)

Administrative history

The Chatham Gas Light Company was incorporated in 1857 by act of the Legislative Assembly. It remained in stable financial condition until 1890, two years after the electric light company was incorporated, but records later than 1890 have not been located. Richard Hocken served as secretary-treasurer of the company. The others involved in the company were William J. Fraser, George H. Russell, Hugh Bain, George Kerr, John M. Johnson, James C. E. Carmichael, William M. S. Evans, John Macdougall and Alexander Loundon.

Custodial history

This fonds was found with the papers of Richard Hocken (MC56).

Scope and content

This fonds consists of the official records of the Chatham Gas Light Company, including minutes, correspondence, accounts, and other financial documents. There are also records of stockholders and statements of gas consumption.

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Donated to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick by James Fraser, of Miramichi, N.B., on 8 January 1973.


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  • English

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Researchers may also wish to consult MC56 Richard Hocken fonds.

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