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Hanover Gaslight Company (1872-1898)



  • Existence: 1872 - 1898


In 1871, Ezekiel Dimond built a plant for manufactured gas, and the following year the Hanover Gas Light Company was organized and purchased the Dimond plant. In its first year, the company started supplying gas to the church, chapel, Dartmouth classrooms and some private homes in Hanover. The company was dissolved in 1898, and sold its plant lot to Dartmouth College, where the College built its heating plant.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Hanover Gas Light Company record book

Identifier: 003332
Codex 003332
Date(s): 1872 to 1898

Records of the Hanover Gas Light Company with charter, by-laws, meeting minutes and treasurer reports. Associates include Henry E. Parker, Asa D. Smith, Adna P. Balch, Hiram Hitchcock, E.W. Dimond and Cornelius A. Field. Charter signed by Asa Fowler, Charles H. Campbell and E.A. Straw of the State of New Hampshire.

Hanover Gaslight Company records

Identifier: DH-24
Date(s): 1872 to 1898
Scope and Contents

The collection contains financial records including journals, a ledger and a cashbook as well as correspondence related to the activities of the Hanover Gaslight Company.

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