Northwest Paper Company

Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin

1869 - 1872 - ?

According an advertisement on page four of the July 10, 1872, issue of The Beloit
Crescent, the Northwest Paper Company was incorporated in 1869 "by [a] Special Act of Legislature."
At the company's two mills in Rockton, Illinois, they manufactured coarse and fine
wrapping papers and news, book and music papers. Their large steam mill in Quincy, Illinois, manufactured coarse and fine wrapping papers as well as manilla papers. Their Chicago Paper House seems to have been a warehouse and distribution point for their goods; it was also the place where they printed "Merchant's Advertisements" (posters).
Officers in the 1872 advertisement were listed as:
  • T. L. WRIGHT, President - office at Beloit, Wis.
  • R. F. NEWCOMB, Vice President - office at Quincy, Ill.
  • J. C. NEWCOMB, Secretary & Treasurer - office at 87 & 89 W. Lake St., Chicago, Ill.
(Although I have yet to find proof that they ever did any manufacturing in Rock County, Wisconsin, I have placed them as a Rock County business due to the office location of President T. L. WRIGHT.)

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