Luther A. Roby Papers
Collection — Container: MS 7172
Call Number: MS 7172
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 36 items dating from 1835-1901 relating to Luther A. Roby’s career in the shipping industry. It contains financial records documenting his business, including account books. There are also bills of sale and certificates of interest and ownership for several of his ships and schooners.
- Other: Date acquired: 05/00/2013
- Roby, Luther A., 1814-1901. (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Luther Abbot Roby was born in Nashua, New Hampshire on October 24, 1814. Roby owned ships that transported goods along the canal between Nashua and Boston as well as a ship timber business. He also served as director of the First National Bank of Nashua from its inception in 1863 until the time of his death in 1901.
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Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Carmen Valentino in 2013.
Finding aid written by Rachel Stanton, 2013.
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