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Bishop, J. Leander (John Leander), 1820-1868 / A history of American manufactures from 1608 to 1860 : exhibiting the origin and growth of the principal mechanic arts and manufactures, from the earliest colonial period to the adoption of the Constitution ; and comprising annals of the industry of the United States in machinery, manufactures and useful arts, with a notice of the important inventions, tariffs, and the results of each decennial census
Volume 3 (1868)

The great hat manufactories of the United States,   pp. 496-510 ff.


Page 510

510                GREAT ITAT I1ANUFACTORIES.
and pursued it for twenty-one years, with remarkable diligence and
success, supplying the Boston and other markets, and ever foremost in
adopting improvements in styles and methods of manufacturing. In
1859, he purchased, in association with others, the Belknap Mills, at
Laconia, New Hampshire, and since that period, has gradually with-
drawn from his former pursuit, and devoted his attention principally
to the manufacture of various kinds of Textile Fabrics.
In all his enterprises Mr. Gleason has displayed a sound judgment.
and his popular and frank manners have attracted and attached to him
a large circle of devoted friends.


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