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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Archival Collections ➔ Archival Collection #170 - Roberts Family

Identifier:
Various
Description:
This collection consists of the legal documents, business papers, and trade account book of Amos Roberts and William D. Roberts, roughly dating to the second half of the 19th century. A small amount of material relating to their families is also present. Most of the collection relates geographically to Michigan, although a significant number also pertains to Illinois and New York. Amos moved to Grand Rapids in 1838 with his wife Sally Hurd and family. Upon arrival, they established a general assortment store and in the following year, he made his son, William D. Roberts, a partner in the business.

A full listing of the contents of this collection can be found in the Finding Aid that is attached to the media
section of this catalog entry.
Date:
1841 – 1888
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