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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.


  • 1835-1901
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/00/2013


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

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.


36.00 Items

Language of Materials



This collection documents Luther A. Roby’s career in the shipping industry and contains records relating to the management of his ships and shipping related business.

Arrangement Note

Arranged chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Carmen Valentino in 2013.

Processing Information

Finding aid written by Rachel Stanton, 2013.
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Part of the Boston Public Library Archives & Special Collections Repository

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