Loring, Benjamin & Jonah (Boston, MA)

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Benjamin & Josiah (twin brothers)

Bookbinders

Water Street

Boston

Massachusetts  1.

*learned the trade  from William Andrews. Joseph T. Buckingham, Annals of The Massachusetts  Charitable Mechanic Association, 1853, pg. 311.

  1. (1798) Boston City Directory (not listed in the 1796 directory)

  2. (1800, 1803) State  Street. Boston City Directory

  3. (1805, 1806 )  Benjamin remains on State street and Josiah Loring  is on
    Devonshire street. Boston City Directory pg. 83

  4. (1807) Benjamin remains on State street and Josiah moves to 25 School
    street. Boston City Directory

  5. (1808) No. 79 State street. Advertisement Colombian Centinal, Boston, Jan.
    20, 1808

  6. (1810 "To be Let- and entered the first day of January next- The Chambers
    in State street now occupied by Benjamin Loring",... Advertisement: Repertory,
    (Boston0 Dec. 14, 1810

  7. (1813) 13 Exchange st. Boston City Directory (same address in '16 & '18)

  8. (1813) no. 1 South Row Marlboro street. proprietor of the Patent
    'Cylindrical Ruling Machine"Repertory, Boston January, 15, 1813.

  9. (1814)   Benjamin Loring (and brother Josiah) admitted to the Association:
    Joseph T. Buckingham, Annals of The Massachusetts  Charitable Mechanic
    Association, 1853, pg. 134.

  10. "Col. Benjamin Loring, Boston, bookbinder; born at Hingham. He rose
    regularly from an Ensign of militia to be Colonel of the 2d Regiment.
    Lieutenant of the Ar. Co. 1816; Captain 1818, and many years Treasurer. He was
    a bachelor, but universally popular and justly esteemed, and there was as much
    of a benediction in his countenance as in that of the late President Kirkland"
    History of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, By Zachariah Gardner
    Whitman,1842, pg. 376.

  11. (1820) 50 State Street. Boston City Directory

  12. (1834)Benjamin Listed as a bookbinder in: 23d Congress, first session, Massachusetts Resolutions Doc. no 175, March 1834

  13. B. Loring & Co. won a silver medal for five Bank Ledgers.  First
    Exhibition and Fair of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association.
    September 10, 1837 pg. 111.

image: 1835 Boston City Directory

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