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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Archival Collections ➔ Archival Collection #170 - Roberts Family

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.
1841 – 1888

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