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Call No.: Mss:781 1854-1922 B852
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: Brighton Market Bank administrative records
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (8 volumes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The Brighton Market Bank was incorporated in Brighton, Massachusetts in 1854. The collection consists of 8 volumes including shareholders and directors' records which provide some insight to the history of the bank.
The Brighton Market Bank (later the National Market Bank of Brighton) was chartered in 1854. The first shareholders meeting was at the Cattle Fair Hotel in Brighton, Massachusetts to "determine upon the acceptance of their Charter, adopt Bye-laws, choose a Board of Directors, and to transact the organization of the Bank." Persons named in the act of Incorporation includes Life Baldwin, Charles Heard, and Granville Fuller. The Brighton Market Bank was organized to serve the livestock market in Brighton, now a part of Boston.Many years later the bank was taken over by the International Trust, which in 1923 was merged with the First National Bank of Boston.
Collection consists of 8 volumes of records including stockholders records which describe the first shareholders meeting held at the Cattle Fair Hotel in Brighton, Massachusetts. Also includes stockholder annual meeting minutes, share certificates listing number of shares, shareholder name, and share dollar value, stock ledgers and a signature list of its customers. The shareholders and directors' records provide insight to the history of the bank, although the records end in 1891.