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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:766 1834-1925 L873

Loring family business records


Letter books, accounts of investments, and business records of Elisha T. Loring, his estate, and records of family business interests in Loring Brothers & Company.


  • 1833-1925

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


3 linear feet (24 volumes, 3 boxes)
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.

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:
  1. Series I. Loring Brothers Company records, 1834-1925
  2. Series II. Torch Lake Mining Company records, 1865-1924
  3. Series III. East Boston Wharf minute book, 1833-1866
  4. Series IV. National Dock and Warehouse Company records, 1865-1913

Physical Location



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

Processing Information

Processed: August 2010
Link to catalog
Loring Family. Loring Family Business Records, 1833-1925: A Finding Aid
Baker Library

Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

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