Josiah Pierce on passage to England, 1849

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Josiah Pierce (1827-1913) wrote to his parents from the Ship Devonshire as he left New York and crossed the Atlantic, landing in Portsmouth, England, and then traveling to London.

The letter describes the voyage, the passengers, and his early impressions of England.

Pierce, an 1846 graduate of Bowdoin College, was the son of Josiah and Evelina Lewis Pierce of Gorham. He studied law with his father. The letter spans May 11 to May 18, 1849.

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About This Item

  • Title: Josiah Pierce on passage to England, 1849
  • Creator: Josiah Pierce
  • Creation Date: 1849
  • Subject Date: 1849
  • Locations:
    • ME
    • UK
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 4210
  • Collection: Pierce family collection
  • Object Type: Text

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