Fessenden, William (Brattleboro, NH)
Paper-maker, Printer, Bookbinder
and Newspaper Publisher
New Hampshire ( -1816) 2.
b.1779, Walpole N.H., and learned printing there. One of the founders of Brattleboro's first paper-mills (1811)
(1806) ' The public are respectfully informed that the Subscriber intends
to carry on the BOOK-BINDING BUSINESS, in the room with his Printing Office
and Bookstore;having purchased a complete set of the best Binding apparatus,
and English stock, and employed a journeyman who is master of the business":
Reporter, Brattleboro Vermont December, 13, 1806.
William died in 1816 and his business was taken over by his brother Joseph
and a Mr Holbrook forming Holbrook & Fessenden. In 1836 Holbrook & Fessenden
would gross $500,000. (pg. 313). Joseph died in 1834. John C. Holbrook, son
of John and others, would buy the firm and publish a Bible. in Boston, under
the name Richardson, Lord & Holbrook: Mary Rogers Cabot, Annals of
Brattleboro, pg. 234.