Josiah Pierce on European job, 1857

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Josiah Pierce on European job, 1857

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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.

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  • 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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