Loring family correspondence
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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged in 4 series: 1. Loring/Pierce Correspondence 2. Gray, Jane (Loring) Correspondence 3. Jackson, Susan (Loring) Correspondence 4. Miscellaneous
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
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
multi-part note content
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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