Josiah Pierce letter about Ann Arbor, 1847

Contributed by Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society

Josiah Pierce letter about Ann Arbor, 1847

Not available for reproduction or licensing. More info.

Description

Josiah Pierce (1827-1913) of Gorham was in Michigan to persuade his uncle, Daniel Pierce, to return to Maine.

He visited Ann Arbor and wrote to his father about the town and the university. He drew sketches of some of the university buildings and compared the holdings of the library to that of Bowdoin, his and his father's alma mater.

Pierce wrote the end of the letter aboard a steamer on Lake Michigan and at other locations on his travels west. The letter spans seven days May 7 to May 13, 1847.

View/Add Comments

Transcription

Item has a transcription view a full transcription


About This Item

  • Title: Josiah Pierce letter about Ann Arbor, 1847
  • Creator: Pierce, Josiah
  • Creation Date: 1847
  • Subject Date: 1847
  • Location: MI
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Collection: Pierce family collection
  • Object Type: Text

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings

People


For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
Website

Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.

How to cite content on this site


Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.