Beatrice Gas, Light, and Coke Company (Beatrice, Neb.) [RG4566.AM]


RG4566.AM: Beatrice Gas, Light, and Coke Company (Beatrice, Nebraska)

Incorporation papers, etc: 1884-1885
Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska: Gas Works and Coal and Coke Dealers
Size: 1 folder


Incorporated on August 6, 1884 at Beatrice, Nebraska, by Frank Barclay, the purpose of the Beatrice Gas, Light and Coke Company was to construct, erect, establish, maintain, operate, lease and otherwise use a system of gas works in the City of Beatrice, and to manufacture, buy, sell and deal in coal and coke.


This collection consists of one folder containing a record book relating to the Beatrice Gas, Light and Coke Company. Entries in the record book include articles of incorporation, an ordinance from the City of Beatrice governing their dealings with the company (granting use of right-of-way, etc.), and a subscription list to capital stock for the company. Entries date between May 20 and August 6, 1884. Several loose documents relating to Frank Barclay and the Beatrice Gas, Light and Coke Company are also included in the collection.



  1. Record book, May 20 – Aug. 6, 1884
  2. Notice of Incorporation, Aug. 6, 1884
  3. Proxy statement from Kilpatrick Bros., Aug. 8, 1884
  4. Quit claim deed from Frank Barclay to the Beatrice Gas, Light and Coke Company, Feb. 19, 1885
  5. Letter addressed to C.O. Bates regarding the company, Mar. 22, 1885

Subject headings:

Beatrice (Nebraska) — Businesses
Beatrice Gas, Light, and Coke Company (Beatrice, Nebraska)
Coal business — Nebraska
Gage County (Nebraska) — Businesses
Industry — Nebraska
Kilpatrick Brothers Construction Company

Revised TMM 08-15-2018

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