Reading and Winthrop Canal and Railroad Company
Samuel Page Benson, Account Book, 1849-1850.
Samuel Page Benson (1804-1876), in addition to being a lawyer and president of the board of Bowdin College, was also one of the founders of the Reading and Winthrop Canal and Railroad Company, which chartered and built the Androscoggin & Kennebec Railroad in 1846. This account book, which Benson kept while acting as treasurer of the company, shows the exchange of investments and the delivery of interest to local Maine investors.
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