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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1.65

Edward Lillie Pierce letters from various correspondents


Letters to Massachusetts lawyer Edward Lillie Pierce from Charles Francis Adams, Samuel Portland Chase, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Carl Schurz, and many other correspondents.


  • 1854-1897

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Includes letters to Pierce from Charles Francis Adams, Salmon Portland Chase, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Carl Schurz, among many others. Items with an asterisk also include a typed transcription.

Biographical / Historical

Pierce, a lawyer, held many civil offices in Massachusetts, was active in Republican politics, and was the official biographer and executor of Charles Sumner.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the family of Edward Lillie Pierce; received: 1918.
Pierce, Edward Lillie, 1829-1897, recipient. Edward Lillie Pierce letters from various correspondents, 1854-1897: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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