Nathaniel Dearborn (1786 - November 7, 1852) was a New England engraver and publisher based in Boston during the first half of the 19th century. Dearborn was born in New England in 1786 to inventor Benjamin Dearborn; his siblings included John M. Dearborn and Fanny Dearborn Hanman. In Boston he learned engraving from Abel Bowen. By 1814 Dearborn had printing and engraving offices on School Street; later moving to Market Street (ca.1823), State Street (ca.1826-1831) and Washington Street (ca.1832-1852). Dearborn died November 7, 1852, in South Reading. 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). N.S. Dearborn exhibited several printed specimens in the 1850 exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association. His grandson S.B. Dearborn also worked as a printer.

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