Loring, Josiah (Boston, MA)
Bookbinder and Paper-ruler
*"Josiah Loring was born in Hingham, December 1, 1775. At a suitable age he was apprenticed to David West of Boston, to learn the trade of a book-binder. Immediately after the close of his apprenticeship, (in connection with a twin brother, who had learned the same business of William Andrews,) he began his career of successful industry. in 1803 the brothers separated. Josiah purchased of John Fairbanks the paper -ruling machine, and became a celebrated manufacturer of blank books.- a business which he industriously followed to the end of his life" Joseph T. Buckingham, Annals of The Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, 1853, pg. 311.
not listed in the 1796 Boston City Directory listed with his twin brother in
the 1798,1800 and 1803 Boston City Directory see: Benjamin & Joseph Loring.
(1805) Cotton, The Boston Directory, pg. 83. (Benjamin Loring is on (State
(1807) School street: New England Palladium, Boston, Massachusetts, April
(1810) School Street, Hannah French, "Early American Bookbinding by Hand"
from: "Bookbinding in America" Lehmann-Haupt ed. 1967. pg.101.
(1814) Josiah (and brother Benjamin) admitted to the Association: Joseph T.
Buckingham, Annals of The Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association,
4.(1816) Bookseller, South row. Boston City Directory( same addres in '18,
5. (1834) Listed as a bookbinder in: 23d Congress, first session, Massachusetts Resolutions Doc. no 175, March 1834