ERASTUS BRIGHAM BIGELOW - DOCUMENT SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: HORATIO NELSON BIGELOW, DANIEL ANGELL GLEASON, C. F. FAIRBANKS, C. B. BIGELOW, J. C. HOADLEY - HFSID 286444
ERASTUS BIGELOW Co-signed by HORATIO BIGELOW, DANIEL A. GLEASON, J. C. HOADLEY, C. F. FAIRBANKS, and C. B. BIGELOW 17x14 Required Corporate Clinton Wire Cloth Co., a required 1879 annual filing
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ERASTUS BIGELOW Co-signed by HORATIO BIGELOW, DANIEL A. GLEASON, J. C. HOADLEY, C. F. FAIRBANKS, and C. B. BIGELOW 17x14 Required Corporate Clinton Wire Cloth Co., a required 1879 annual filing with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, signed by corporate officers and Massachusetts state officials Document signed twice: "E. B. Bigelow" as company president and as board member; "C. F. Fairbanks" as Treasurer and board member; and once each by 3 other members of the Board of Directors: "J. C. Hoadley", "C. B. Bigelow", "H. N. Bigelow". Also signed "Daniel A. Gleason" as Commissioner of Corporations and by a Justice of the Peace (name illegible), 3 pages, 17x14. Boston, Massachusetts, 1879 May 27. Gleason's signature is from submission date, 1879 July 25. Certificate of Condition for the Clinton Wire Cloth Company. This required annual filing with the secretary of the Commonwealth includes the amount of capital stock ($400,000), a balance sheet, and list of current shareholders (with number of shares owned by each). Inventor and industrialist Erastus Brigham Bigelow (1814-1879) received over 50 U.S. patents, mostly technological contributions to the textile arts. The most important of these were power looms which greatly speeded the manufacture of carpets and other cloth materials. He founded the Bigelow Carpet Company and the company named here. He and his brother Horatio Bigelow (1812-1868) founded the town of Clinton, Massachusetts, home to the Bigelow manufacturing plants. While Erastus focused on running the company, Horatio was the town's foremost civic leader. E. B. Bigelow died suddenly on December 6, 1879, stricken in his office, shortly after a meeting with company treasurer C. F. Fairbanks. Daniel A. Gleason (1836-1908) was Massachusetts Commissioner of Corporations (1864-1881), writing much of the legislation regarding corporate governance in the state. From 1881 to 1886 Gleason, a Republican, was Massachusetts State Treasurer. No information is available on the other signers. One vertical 3 horizontal fold creases. Lightly toned overall heavily toned at fold creases. Torn from bottom at center fold crease. Multiple pencil and ink notes (unknown hand) throughout document. Otherwise, fine condition.
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