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 Putnam Light & Power Company

 Putnam, Conn.

 Business records, 1892-1921

 Size: 10 in.

 Catalog number: MSS 6 sg 25

 Processed by: Harold E. Kemble, Jr. September 1977

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            Of the Putnam Light & Power Company we know only that it was a public service utility company serving the villages of Putnam, Pomfret, Woodstock, Thompson, Grosvernordale and Abington. Office and salesroom were in the Union Block of Putnam. The company was owned by Sayles Finishing Plants.

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Scope and content:

            These are records of a privately owned electric utility company serving six communities of northeastern Connecticut, 1892-1921.

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            Gift of the Sayles Finishing Plants, 25 December 1971.

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Item 1.            Journal                                    Apr 1892 - May 1896

Item 2.            Journal                                    May 1896 - Apr 1901

Item 3.            Ledger                                    Apr 1901 - Jan 1905

Item 4.            Balance Sheets                       Dec 1917

                           includes Profit & Loss          Mar 1921


Item 5.            Voucher Register                    Jan 1919 - Dec 1920

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Business records - Connecticut - Putnam.

Electric utilities - Connecticut - Putnam.

Hydroelectric power plants.

Sayles Finishing Plants.

Tarsco Corporation. Pawtucket Branch.

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