- According an advertisement on page
four of the July 10, 1872, issue of The Beloit
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.)