Nathaniel Dearborn

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Nathaniel Dearborn (1786–1852) was an engraver in 19th-century Boston, Massachusetts. He was born in New England in 1786 to inventor Benjamin Dearborn;[1] siblings included John M. Dearborn and Fanny Dearborn Hanman.[2] In Boston he learned engraving from Abel Bowen. By 1814 Dearborn worked from quarters on School Street; later moving to Market Street (ca.1823), State Street (ca.1826-1831) and Washington Street (ca.1832–1852).[1][3] Around 1830, he also gave musical lessons on the flute.[4]

1814 advertisement

He died November 7, 1852, in South Reading.[1] His son, Nathaniel S. Dearborn, continued as an engraver and printer in Boston, working on Water Street (ca.1847–1851) and School Street (ca.1857-1868).[5][6] N.S. Dearborn exhibited several printed specimens in the 1850 exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association.[7] His grandson S.B. Dearborn also worked as a printer.[8]