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Joseph Samuel Ropes, ??-??

Nationality: American
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Place of Birth: Salem, MA
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Identity:

He was the son of William Ropes, Sr. and his first wife.

Life:

He went to Russia in the late 1830s. He worked in the family firm at St Petersburg, where he met the Whistlers, and he became a partner in 1846. He later returned to Boston, where he retired. He was an arrogant character.

Bibliography:

Harriet Ropes Cabot, 'The Early Years of William Ropes and Company in St. Petersburg,' American Neptune, MA, April 1963, vol.13, no. 2, pp. 136-39.