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Pierce family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 633
Scope and Contents
This collection contains writings and other papers by and about David French Pierce (1840-1905) of Southbury, Connecticut, and his children. Papers pertaining to David F. Pierce include manuscript descriptions of visions seen by him and poems written by him. Papers pertaining to his daughter Anna Harriet Pierce (Yale B.F.A. 1916) include a typescript copy of "Reminiscences of an Art Student," newspaper clippings describing her paintings, programs of exhibitions of her works, and photographs and other reproductions of her paintings. Anna's sister Mary Elizabeth Pierce (d. 1934; Yale M.A. 1927) is represented by the manuscript "Memories of Life on a New England Farm"; their brother, Frederick E. Pierce, is represented by an obituary notice and a eulogy. The remaining items in the collection are two letters, photographs, and an essay all relating to the Pierce homestead in Southbury, and ten photographs of family members.

These papers were donated to Yale University in 1971 by Shelton B. Hicock.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Shelton B. Hicock, 1971.
Dates
1898-1961
Extent
0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Related Names
Pierce family
Language of Materials
English