Image of the Lonsdale Company located in Cumberland, Rhode Island.
The Lonsdale Water Power Company, an unchartered corporation founded by the firm of Brown & Ives with Edward Carrington and others, was organized in 1825. The company proceeded to buy up estates and water rights along the Blackstone River in the towns of Smithfield and Cumberland, Rhode Island. In 1831, the company began construction of a mill - later called Lonsdale Mill No. 1- and organized around that mill the village they named Lonsdale in Smithfield.Source: Guide to the Lonsdale Company Records 1831-1946 , MSS, 9 SG 2, Rhode Island Historical Society.See also:Department of Economic Development - Videotapes, Tourism, 1977-1992Development Council photographs, circa 1945-1980The Book of Rhode Island, 1930This is Rhode Island, 1972
Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and Architectural Resources Preliminary Reports, 1978-1991Guide to Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation Division of Tourism photographsGuide to the Lonsdale Company Records 1831-1946 , MSS, 9 SG 2, Rhode Island Historical Society.
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"Lonsdale Company," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #131, http://www.sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/131 (accessed August 21, 2014).