Brandywine Paper Mills

Owner: John B. Newman
Industry type: Paper mill
Location: Kentmere
Active dates: c. 1838-1845

Summary: John B. Newman, a partner in the Brandywine Manufacturing Company, purchased the Gilpin property at Kentmere for $15,500 at a sheriff's sale on March 2, 1845. He may have been renting the property from the Brandywine Manufacturing Company as early as 1838. Newman sold the property to Henry Lawrence and James Riddle for $34,000 in June of 1845.

Citations: Boatman, Roy. The Brandywine Cotton Industry, 1795-1865. Hagley Research Report, 1957.