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Tobique Mill Company
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- Textual record
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- Tobique Mill Company
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2.5 cm of textual records
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The Tobique Mill Company, also known as the Red Rapids Company, was organized on an ambitious scale by a group of Saint John businessmen. Led by Ephraim H. Lombard, the group included George L. Benton and William Street. The company paid 1500 pounds sterling for two mill reserves on the Tobique River in New Brunswick and contracted for 100,000 acres of land at 10 shillings per acre. It planned to construct several sawmills. Although 100,000 feet of deals were produced in 1840, the company suffered financial losses and the business was forced to close.
These records were found among the government records housed by the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of a single, leather-bound journal that contains minutes of the board of directors of the Tobique Mill Company for the years 1836-1840.
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Transferred internally from the House of Assembly records on 8 March 1973.
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