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Loring family correspondence


Identifier: 1965-23-0

Scope and Contents

The Loring Family Correspondence consists primarily of letters to and from Mary Pierce. The main correspondents are: Mary Pierce; Anna Pierce Brace, Mary's niece; Charles Greely Loring, Anna's husband; Jane Loring Gray and Susan Loring Jackson, daughters of Charles and Anna, grandnieces of Mary Pierce. The Lorings were a prominant family in Boston and in addition to news of the extended families (Cunninghams, Putnams, Jacksons, Grays, & Lowells) and friends, the letters describe life in Boston in the first half of the 19th century. Mary Pierce writes to Charles Greely Loring about her niece Anna Brace, family and friends in Litchfield, Conn. from 1815 to 1821.


  • created: 1812-1863
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/09/1966


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other 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.


0.83 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in 4 series: 1. Loring/Pierce Correspondence 2. Gray, Jane (Loring) Correspondence 3. Jackson, Susan (Loring) Correspondence 4. Miscellaneous

Custodial History

According to the donor, the Braces and Pierces were her husband's (John Noble) great-great grandparents through Anna Pierce Brace's marriage to Charles Greely Loring of Boston.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Barbara W. Noble, 1965.

Method of Acquisition


Appraisal Information

This collection was given to the Litchfield Historical Society because the majority of the letters are to or from Mary Pierce, who lived in Litchfield, Conn. with her sister Sarah and members of the Brace family.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

Pierce Family Correspondence, Litchfield Historical Society. Litchfield Female Academy Collection, Litchfield Historical Society. Photographs/illustrations of James, Mary, and Sarah Pierce; John Pierce Brace; and Jane (Loring) Gray are in the Portrait Photograph Collection, Litchfield Historical Society.

Papers in other repositories that relate to this collection are: Loring, Charles G. (Charles Greely), 1794-1867 Papers - Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Loring family papers, 1830-1943 - Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women, Radcliffe College. Gray, Jane Lathrop Loring, 1821-1909 Papers - Gray Herbarium Library, Harvard University.

Related Publications

The Loring family genealogy may be found in : Pope, Charles Henry. Loring genealogy. Cambridge, MA, Murrary and Emery co., c1917.

Processing Information

Previously, this collection was organized in folders by correspondent. There was no cataloging or finding aid.

Loring family correspondence
Lee S. Cook
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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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