Benjamin Peirce personal archive
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Use
Extent.81 cubic feet (2 document boxes, 1 flat box, 1 pamphlet binder)
Biographical note on Benjamin Peirce
Peirce married Lydia Ropes Nichols (1781-1868) in 1803; they had four children, Charlotte Elizabeth (1804-1888), John Nichols (1806-1810), Benjamin, Jr. (1809-1880), and Charles Henry (1814-1855). Benjamin Peirce, Jr. (Harvard AB 1829), was the Perkins Professor Astronomy at Harvard.
Series in the collection
- Personal correspondence and papers
- Papers relating to the History of Harvard University
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This finding aid was created by Brooke McManus in March 2018.
Titles were assigned by the archivist unless otherwise noted.
Preservation and description of the Benjamin Peirce personal archive were supported by the Colonial North America at Harvard Library Project.
- Cambridge (Mass.)
- Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1801
- Harvard University -- History -- Research
- Harvard University -- Libraries -- Employees
- Harvard University -- Regulations
- Harvard students' essays.
- Harvard students' letters
- Legislators -- Massachusetts -- 19th century
- Manuscripts for publication
- Massachusetts -- Politics and government -- 19th century
- Research Notes
- United States--History--War of 1812
- Peirce, Benjamin, 1778-1831. Benjamin Peirce personal archive, 1787-1832: an inventory
- Harvard University Archives
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- EAD ID
Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository
Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.
Cambridge MA 02138 USA