White River Falls Bridge Company records, 1794 - 1864Manuscript MS-1287

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White River Falls Bridge Company records, 1794 - 1864

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1287

Collection Dates:

1794 - 1864

Size of Collection:

1 box (.75 linear ft.)


White River Falls Bridge Company (founded 1792). The collection consists of records of the company as well as correspondence and receipts.

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

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Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The records of the White River Falls Bridge Company contain the charter of the company, meeting minutes, treasurer's records, receipts and correspondence. Correspondents include Edward H. Browne, Edwin Hutchinson and William C. Thompson.

Institutional History

The White River Falls Bridge Company was incorporated in New Hampshire in 1792 with the purpose of building bridges and to supply a safer passage for river boats on the Connecticut. The original proprietors included Ebeneazer Brewster, Aaron Hutchinson and Rufus Graves. In 1794, an amendment was added and in 1795, the company was also chartered in Vermont. The first bridge built by the company was the Ledyard Bridge which connected Hanover, NH to Norwich, VT over the Connecticut River.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Records, 1794-1864

Access Restrictions


Box: 1, Dates: 1794-1864

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Notebook: Corporation charter and meeting minutes , 1794-1798
  • Folder: 2, Notebook: Meeting minutes, 1798-1858
  • Folder: 3, Notebook: Treasurer's Book, 1801-1824
  • Folder: 4, Notebook: Day Book/Treasurer's Book, 1824-1862
  • Folder: 5, Notebook: Meeting minutes, 1852-1864
  • Folder: 6, Notebook: Toll Fees receipts, 1854-1859
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence: Edward H. Browne, 1857-1859
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence: Edwin Hutchinson, 1857
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence: Harrison Ritchie, 1857
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence: William C. Thompson, 1857-1859
  • Folder: 11, Miscellaneous receipts, 1852-1862
  • Folder: 12, Accounts of sales at auction of property, 1798-1859

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