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Mss:766 1834-1925 L873

Loring Family. Loring Family Business Records, 1833-1925: A Finding Aid

Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University


Harvard Business School, Boston MA 02163.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:766 1834-1925 L873
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: Loring family business records
Date(s): 1833-1925
Quantity: 3 linear feet (24 volumes, 3 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Letter books, accounts of investments, and business records of Elisha T. Loring, his estate, and records of family business interests in Loring Brothers & Company.


Gift of Mrs. Ralph Lowell, 1957, in memory of her father, Lindsley Loring

Processing Information:

Processed: August 2010

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Loring Family Business Records. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Biographical Note:

The Loring family business records contain letter books, business records, and accounts of the Loring family business interests pertaining to Elisha T. Loring, Charles Loring, Thacher Loring, and Lindsley Loring. The family business had a main office located in Boston, Mass. with a satellite office in Valparaiso, Chile. Loring family members also invested in mining companies, wharves, and dock and warehouse companies.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:

Scope and Content Note:

The business records of the Loring family contain letter books, accounts of investments, and records of the Loring Brothers Company of Boston and Valparaiso. Included are minute books and general accounts of the Torch Lake Mining Company of Houghton, Michigan, 1864-1924; East Boston Wharf, 1833-1866; and the National Dock and Warehouse Company of Boston, 1865-1913 Also included are personal estate papers for Loring family members and records of investments.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Copper mines and mining--Michigan.
Mineral industries.
Export marketing.
Boston (Mass.)--Commerce--Chile--Valparaiso.
East Boston Wharf (Boston, Mass.).
Martin's Wharf.
Valparaiso (Chile)--Commerce--Massachusetts--Boston.
Loring, Charles.
Loring, Elisha T., 1804-1889.
Loring, Lindsley, 1871-
Loring, Thacher, 1842-
Loring family.
Sturgis, William, 1782-1863.
Augustine Heard (Ship).
Bryant and Sturgis.
A Hemingway and Company.
Loring Brothers Company.
National Dock and Storage Warehouse Company.
National Dock and Warehouse Company.
Rush (Brig).
Sophia Walker (Brig).
Torch Lake Mining Company.