The Nathan Derby household, early 1890s.6. Alfred Winslow Hosmer (Concord). The Nathan Derby household, early 1890s. From a glass plate negative, presented by Herbert Buttrick Hosmer.

Nathan Derby was a butcher and provisioner.  He was born in 1824 in the old Derby farmhouse in West Concord (no longer standing).  He later lived on Walden Street (in the present 184-190 Walden), where his wife ran a boardinghouse.  He also owned a nearby cottage (now 174 Walden), which he rented to tenants and where his hired help lived.  He was married twice.  Derby's children by his marriage to Mary Jane Reynolds in 1854 were Nathan F. (born in 1855), Martha (1857), and Walter (1864).  Two years after Mary Jane Derby's death in 1871, the widowed Nathan married Martha M. Keyes.

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