Munroe, William, 1806-1877

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William Munroe was born in Concord, Massachusetts 1806 June 24 and died there 1877 April 27. He was the son of William Munroe, a pencil maker in Concord. A businessman in dry goods and importing in Boston, New York, and Europe, he was a partner in the dry goods importing house of Little, Alden & Co. and a director of Pacific Mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Munroe was the founder of the Concord Free Public Library. Built on the former site of Nathan Brooks' house, the library opened in 1873.

From the description of William Munroe papers, 1861-1875. (Concord Public Library). WorldCat record id: 36848144

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associatedWith Brooks, G. M. person
associatedWith Brooks, Nathan, 1785-1863. person
associatedWith Concord Free Public Library (Concord, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Concord Free Public Library (Concord, Mass.). Special Collections. corporateBody
associatedWith Concord (Mass.). Committee on the Widening of Main Street. corporateBody
associatedWith Garrison, John, of Concord, Mass. person
associatedWith Hoar, E. R. (Ebenezer Rockwood), 1816-1895. person
associatedWith Hudson, Frederic, 1819-1875. person
associatedWith Munroe, William, 1778-1861 person
associatedWith Whitney, Ellen Frances, 1843-1933. person
associatedWith Wood, Albert E. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Massachusetts--Concord
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Libraries--History
Businessmen
Philanthropists
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Birth 1806

Death 1877

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