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Josiah Pierce, who had worked for two years as secretary to the American Legation in Russia, wrote to his father seeking his advice on taking a job with Winans, Harrison & Winans.
The American firm was managing the Moscow Railway and offered Pierce a job -- for five or six years -- to manage its correspondence with the Russian government.
He had been considering a further diplomatic post or returning to Maine. He wrote that he was being considered as Charge d'Affaires to Persia as well.
About This Item
- Title: Josiah Pierce on European job, 1857
- Creator: Pierce, Josiah
- Creation Date: 1857-12-24
- Subject Date: 1857
- Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
- Media: Ink on paper
- Collection: Pierce family collection
- Object Type: Text
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Pierce family
- Pierce, Josiah, 1792-1866--Correspondence
- Pierce, Josiah, 1827-1913--Correspondence
- Pierce, Josiah, 1827-1913--Employment
- Pierce, Josiah, 1827-1913--Travel
- Russia--Description and travel
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