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Pierce family, Osborne J.
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Family photographs

Series consists of studio portrait and casual photographs of, or taken by, the Pierce and Taylor families, including an album and many loose photographs. Individuals appearing in the photographs include members of the Twitchell family, Osborne J. Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce (Twitchell), Annie Louise Taylor (Pierce), Winifred Mabel Pierce, L.D. Taylor, Theodore Pierce Taylor, Kenneth Osborn Taylor, Mary Louise Taylor and Ruth Wing. Places photographed include Point Defiance Park, Tacoma Washington; Grouse Mountain, British Columbia; River Forest, Illinois; Sawtelle, California; and an architectural firm, possibly in Redlands, California. Some of the photographs were taken by Osborne J. Pierce.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

L.A. Investment Co.

File consists of records relating to L.A. Investment Company stocks held by Osborne J. and Caroline Little Pierce and Annie Louise Taylor.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Letterhead

File consists of letterhead for Osborne J. Pierce's office at 539 Chamber of Commerce Building in Los Angeles and for the South Hollywood Improvement Association, of which Pierce was an Executive Committee member.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Lot 14 - N. Park [Tract]

File contains two real estate options (1928) and an agreement for sale of real estate (1931) pertaining to Lot 14, Block D of North Park Tract, Los Angeles.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

O.J.P. self pictures

File consists of self-portraits taken by Osborne J. Pierce, including photographs showing multiple images of himself

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Osborne J. Pierce American Civil War records

Series consists of a diary (1862-1863), two certificates of appointment, a photograph and autobiographical writings relating to Osborne J. Pierce's experiences as a member of Company G of the 24th Regiment of the Maine Militia, the 24th Regiment of Maine Volunteers, and the 7th Maine Battery during the American Civil War.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Osborne J. Pierce and Caroline Little Pierce financial and investment records

Series consists of records pertaining to Osborne J. and Caroline Little Pierces' finances, in particular their real estate and stock investments. Real estate records include property deeds, options, agreements for sale, and other legal documents, as well as correspondence, notes, invoices, receipts and drawings. Records relating to stock investments in the Los Angeles Investment Company include account statements, agreements, receipts and other documents, newsletters, newspaper clippings, a semi-annual report and a book. The series also includes some records relating to Annie Louise Taylor's investment in the Company. In addition, the series includes government documents, legal documents, correspondence and newspaper clippings pertaining to the disbursement of Osborne's estate and pension, and notes made by Caroline concerning her estate.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Osborne J. Pierce architectural drawings and plans

Series consists of original Osborne J. Pierce architectural drawings and plans of houses and other types of buildings and monuments, with related notes, and a published photograph of a residence designed by Osborne J. Pierce. Included also is an unrelated essay by Pierce relating to statistics.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Osborne J. Pierce business records

Series consists of records relating to Osborne J. Pierce's career as an architect and his position as a Superintendent of Drawing for the City of Chicago Department of Public Instruction. Records include correspondence, letters of recommendation, account books, notebooks and journals, a patent, a report, certificates, a book, a directory, business cards and advertisements.
Additional material intermingled with these records includes poetry and prose by Osborne J. Pierce, including autobiographical prose, family history notes, photographs, watercolours and drawings.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Osborne J. Pierce family sousfonds

Sousfonds consists of records of the Osborne J. Pierce family, most notably records of Osborne J. Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce, Winifred Mabel Pierce, Annie Louise (Pierce) Taylor, and, to a lesser extent, those of L.D. Taylor, Theodore Pierce Taylor, and Kenneth Osborn Taylor. The sousfonds includes correspondence, diaries, journals, photographs, and financial and investment records relating to members of the Pierce family. Also included are records of Osborne J. Pierce relating to his business affairs as an architect and a drawing instructor and his military service during the American Civil War, as well as various autobiographical, prose and poetic writings by Osborne. The sousfonds also contains records relating to Winifred s career as a schoolteacher, and records concerning Annie s education, her marriage to L.D. Taylor, and the time that she spent living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Among the correspondence there are several letters to and from L.D. dating from the time that he left Chicago and came to Vancouver, British Columbia, through his ownership and loss of the World newspaper, 1905 to 1915, and during his first three terms as Mayor of Vancouver in 1910, 1911 and 1915.

Record types include correspondence; photographs and photograph albums; bank statements, receipts, invoices, cheque books and accounting records; journals, diaries, notebooks and record books; legal documents and agreements; architectural plans and drawings; certificates and a patent; written poetry and prose, including essays, short stories, speeches, notes and outlines; books, newsletters, and reports; advertisements, an editorial cartoon, and newspaper and journal clippings; postcards; pamphlets, programs, invitations, and other ephemera; business cards and membership cards; as well as report cards and school assignments.

Sousfonds has been arranged into 14 records series: Family letter files (1862-1925); Family photographs ([ca. 1858]-[ca. 1928]; Osborne J. Pierce autobiographical and other writings ([189-?]-[ca. 1905]; Osborne J. Pierce American Civil War records (1862-1865, 1890); Osborne J. Pierce correspondence (1890-1893, 1904); Osborne J. Pierce business records (1858-[1908]); Osborne J. Pierce architectural drawings and plans (1875-[1893]); Osborne J. Pierce and Caroline Little Pierce real estate, investment and other financial records (1891-1941); Osborne J. Pierce photographs (1890-1891, 1900); Annie Louise Taylor educational records (1883); Annie Louise Taylor correspondence ([188-?]-1917); Annie Louise Taylor financial records (1902-1925); Annie Louise Taylor photograph albums (1896-[1906]; and Winifred Mabel Pierce journal (1910-1914)

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Osborne J. Pierce photographs

Series consists of photographs taken by Osborne J. Pierce. Includes some self-portraits and a photograph album containing scenic cyanotype and silver gelatin photographs taken in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Niagara Falls and Chicago, Illinois. Includes photographs of the Pierce family homestead in Albion, Maine.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Osborne J. Pierce photos [Album]

File consists of an album of forty-eight cyanotype and two silver gelatin scenic photographs taken by Osborne J. Pierce in Albion, Harrison, Gilead, Bethel, Winslow, and Kennebunkport, Maine; Gorham, New Hampshire; Nantasket Beach, Roxbury, and Boston, Massachussetts; Niagara Falls; and Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois. Includes photographs of the Pierce family homestead in Albion, Maine.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Winifred Mabel Pierce journal

Series consists of a journal kept by Winifred Mabel Pierce detailing her daily activites and, to a lesser extent, the activities of Annie Louise, Kenneth and Theodore Taylor, and Caroline Little Pierce.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Account book and inventory, December 1902 to 1925]

Notes by Ted Taylor on front cover of book read: "ALT: D[e]c[ember] '02 - Xmas; J[anua]r[y] '03 - Chicago, Lansing, Minneapolis?; 1906 - Vancouver; K[enneth] T[aylor] words; N[o]v[ember] '06 - packing at Alberni St.; J[anua]r[y] '06 expenses; 1910 - L.A.; 1920 - expenses ; 1925 - expenses."

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Album: Pierce family] photographs

File consists of photographs of the Pierce and Taylor families arranged into an album. Individuals appearing in photographs include Osborne J. Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce, Winifred Mabel Pierce, Kenneth Osborn Taylor, and Mary Louise Taylor. Places photographed include Point Defiance Park, Tacoma Washington; Grouse Mountain, British Columbia; and River Forest, Illinois. Some of the photographs were taken by Osborne J. Pierce.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Album:] Photographs, 1896-1902 - Theodore, Pierces

File consists of photographs assembled in an album by Annie Louise Taylor. Includes individual and group photographs of Theodore Pierce, Kenneth Osborn, Annie Louise and L.D. Taylor; interior and exterior views of the Taylor family home at the corner of Willow Street and 8th Avenue in Fairview; and one photograph of Caroline Little Pierce.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Album:] Stamp Photos

File is an album of photographs assembled by Annie Louise Taylor. Includes studio portraits of Theodore Pierce and Kenneth Osborn Taylor, a photograph of Caroline Little Pierce, and a few photographs of an unidentified girl.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Correspondence]

File consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor and Winifred Mabel Pierce, including a postcard from Vancouver, B.C., outgoing correspondence of Theodore Taylor, two newspaper clippings and three photographs.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family 1906-1909]

File consists of correspondence of L. D. Taylor, Osborne J. Pierce, Winifred Mabel Pierce and Caroline Little Pierce, including a letter from L.D. to Osborne, financial records, several postcards from the United States, three photographs, and a report card.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family 1906-1909]

File includes outgoing correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, Kate Cooley, L.D. Taylor and Winifred Mabel Pierce and incoming correspondence of Osborne J. Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce, Annie Louise Taylor, Kenneth Taylor, and Theodore Taylor. Files also includes several postcards from the United States and Canada, a photograph, financial records of Osborne J. Pierce and Annie Louise Taylor, and a report card for Theodore Taylor.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family 1910]

File includes incoming correspondence of Caroline Little Pierce, Osborne J. Pierce, Annie Louise Taylor, Kenneth Taylor and Theodore Taylor, and outgoing correspondence of Caroline Little Pierce, L.D. Taylor and Annie Louise Taylor. Includes correspondence from Caroline to Annie Louise, Annie Louise to Theodore, and L.D. to Theodore and Kenneth. Includes postcards from various places in the United States and from Ottawa and Medicine Hat, Alberta. File also includes twenty-seven photographs and a report card for Theodore.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1892-1894 - Chicago

File includes correspondence between Osborne J. Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce, Winifred Mabel Pierce, and Annie Louise Taylor, as well as other incoming correspondence to Caroline Little Pierce. File also contains a letter from L.D. Taylor in Vancouver to Caroline Little Pierce, dated January 29, 1899. Included also are Winifred Mabel Pierce's teaching certificate and a letter of appointment; invitations and responses for Annie Louise Pierce's marriage to L.D. Taylor; a pamphlet and a ribbon related to Osborne J. Pierce's role as Sergrant-at-Arms at the National Democratic Convention in 1892; material relating to the World's Fair in St. Louis in 1892 and World's Columbian Exposition in 1893; "Home Making" articles in "Saturday Evening Herald" in Chicago by Osborne J. Pierce; postcards; and sketches.
Original file folder was inscribed with the following notes by Ted Taylor: "4 J[anua]r[y] '92, W[inifred] M[abel] P[ierce] starts teaching; A[nnie] L[ouise] T[aylor] and L.D. T[aylor], 20 May '92; O[sborne] J. P[ierce]'s mother died 28 May '92 (age 94); 21 July '92 Nat[iona]l Democratic Convention - O[sborne] J. P[ierce] is Sergeant-at-Arms"

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1900

File contains correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, Caroline Little Pierce, Osborne J. Pierce, and Winifred Mabel Pierce, as well as school assignments by Winifred's students.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1902, May to Oct[ober]

File includes correspondence between Osborne J. Pierce and Caroline Little Pierce, and correspondence from Winifred Mabel Pierce to Annie Louise Taylor, including postcards from Vermont. File also includes some financial records, and two photographs.

Original file folder was inscribed with the following notes by Ted Taylor: "K[enneth] T[aylor] born 22 July '02, Vancouver; summer - Pierces at Hardwick, VT; July-Aug[ust] - C[aroline] L[ittle] P[ierce] and W[inifred] M[abel] P[ierce] in VT and NH; Sep[tember} '02 - A[nnie] L[ouise] T[aylor] and T[heodore] T[aylor] and unnamed baby in Chicago with C[aroline] L[ittle] P[ierce]; 24 Oc[tober]? - O[sborne] J. P[ierce] returns to Chicago."

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1905, Jan[uary]-Sept[ember]

File includes correspondence of Winifred Mabel Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce, Osborne J. Pierce, Annie Louise Taylor, and L.D. Taylor, including several letters between L.D. Taylor and Osborne J. Pierce, and postcards from a trip that L.D. took to Winnipeg, Montreal and New York City. Included also are several postcards from California, Seattle, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Victoria and Vancouver, B.C.

Original file folder was inscribed with the following notes by Ted Taylor: "Pierces to Catalina St., L.A.; Summer '05 - WMP at Catalina St."

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1906, Jan[uary] to Aug[ust]

File consists of correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, L.D. Taylor, Osborne J. Pierce, Winifred Mabel Pierce and Caroline Little Pierce, as well as newspaper clippings, two photographs, a notebook, and a report card. File contains material relating to Osborne and Caroline's trip to Vancouver in 1906, including a notebook in which Osborne documents places visited and photographs taken during the trip. File also includes postcards from various places in the United States and Canada, including ones sent to Vancouver by L.D. Taylor during a trip to the United States and central Canada.

Original file folder was inscribed with the following notes by Ted Taylor: "1906, Jan[uary]-Aug[ust]: T[heodore] T[aylor] finish school Vancouver; O[sborne] J. P[ierce] trip north, June to July; J[un]e '06, summer, Pierces O[sborne] J. P[ierce]-C[aroline] L[ittle] P[ierce]-W[inifred] M[abel] P[ierce] at Alberni Street, Vancouver B.C."

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1906, Sep[tember]-Dec[ember]

File includes correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, L.D. Taylor, Osborne J. Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce, Winifred Mabel Pierce and Theodore Taylor. Includes letters from L.D. to Caroline and Theodore, and letters from Annie to Caroline concerning her move to California. File also contains several postcards from the United States, Canada and England, a map of acreage in Township 4, Jefferson County, Oklahoma, Osborne's chequebook, 1901-1902, and other financial records.

Original file folder was inscribed with the following notes by Ted Taylor: "A[nnie] L[ouise] T[aylor]-K[enneth] T[aylor]-T[heodore] T[aylor] to CA, Nov (1 to 11); 19 Nov '06 - T[heodore] T[aylor] 4th grade Berendo; Sep '06 A[nnie] L[ouise] T[aylor] to C[aroline] L[ittle] P[ierce], while C[aroline] L[ittle] P[ierce] Vancouver and O[sborne] J. P[ierce] Tacoma, till joined C[aroline] L[ittle] P[ierce] to 1317 Catalina St. L.A.; 1 Nov. '06 - rent 1420 from Judson, $22 month; 16 Nov. - A[nnie] L[ouise] T[aylor] [?] to L.A., T[heodore] T[aylor] learns about grape harvest and goes hunting, Berendo [4th] grade, back of Amy, cross from Doris?"

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1908

File consists of four photographs, a journal clipping, school assignments and artwork by Theodore Taylor, and pamphlets and correspondence regarding the National Association of Surviving Union Volunteer Officers of the Civil War.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1908, Jan[uary]-Oct[ober]

File includes correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, L.D. Taylor, Winifred Mabel Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce, Kenneth Taylor and Theodore Taylor. File also includes financial records, Theodore Taylor's report card, a newspaper clipping and postcards from the United States and Japan.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1909

File consists of three photographs, a drawing and five watercolour paintings by Theodore Taylor.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1909, July to December

File includes correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, L.D. Taylor, Theodore Taylor, Kenneth Taylor, Caroline Little Pierce, Osborne J. Pierce and Winifred Mabel Pierce. Includes a letter from L.D. Taylor to Theodore Taylor and many postcards from the United States and Vancouver, B.C. Several postcards were sent during Theodore's trip to Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C. and Victoria, B.C. with L.D. The file also contains three photographs and financial records of Osborne J. Pierce and Annie Louise Taylor.

Original file folder was inscribed with the following notes by Ted Taylor: "TT-WMP to SF, Sept. 3; TT to Seattle meet LDT Sept 4? 5?; Vancouver-Victoria-Tacoma Sept 16 start back; Summer 09 - WMP v[isi]t 1901 Lexington; Mt. Lowe, WMP-ALT-TT; LDT to LA Dec. 09"

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1909-1910

File includes outgoing correspondence of L.D. Taylor and Osborne J. Pierce and incoming correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, Kenneth Taylor, Theodore Taylor, Caroline Little Pierce and Osborne J. Pierce, including a letter from L.D. to Osborne. File also includes financial records of Annie Louise Taylor, Theodore Taylor membership cards, and postcards from the United States.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1911 Jan[uary] to May

File includes incoming correspondence of Osborne J. Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce, Winifred Mabel Pierce, Annie Louise Taylor and Theodore Taylor. Includes correspondence from Winifred to Caroline, and from Osborne to Winifred. Includes postcards from California and Edmonton, Alberta. File also includes a photograph, financial records of Annie Louise, a notebook containing notes by Osborne, a report card for Theodore, a booklet and other material regarding the South Hollywood Improvement Association, a newspaper clipping, an invitation, and a receipt.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1911, June to Dec[ember]

File includes incoming correspondence of Osborne J. Pierce, Theodore Taylor and Kenneth Taylor, outgoing correspondence of L.D. Taylor, and the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, Winifred Mabel Pierce and Caroline Little Pierce. Includes letters, postcards and greeting cards sent between family members, includings postcards sent from L.D. to Kenneth, Theodore and Annie Louise Taylor while visting Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and New York. Other postcards in this file pertain to various places in the United States. File also includes six photographs, invoices, a programme and Annie Louise Taylor financial records and a notebook.

Original file folder was inscribed with the following notes by Ted Taylor: "23 J[un]e 11 - grad, 8th grade, Berendo [Middle School], L.A."

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1912, Mar[ch] to Dec[ember]

File includes incoming correspondence of Caroline Little Pierce, Winifred Mabel Pierce, Annie Louise Taylor, L.D. Taylor, Theodore Taylor and Kenneth Taylor, and outgoing correspondence of Winifred Mabel Pierce, Annie Louise Taylor and L.D. Taylor. Includes letters of condolence regarding the death of Osborne J. Pierce and greeting cards, as well as letters and other material from L.D. Taylor to Annie Louise and Theodore Taylor. Other material includes postcards of Rossland, B.C. and Vancouver, B.C. showing The World Building, as well as a copy of an invitation for a birthday party for The World, July 20, 1912, sent by L.D. to his staff. Other postcards feature California and Stockholm, Sweden. File also includes two photographs, a notebook containing notes by Winifred, Caroline's bank book for 1912-1925, an invoice, and a newspaper clipping and programme for a play Theodore had a role in and a drawing.

Original file folder was inscribed with the following notes by Ted Taylor: "Ap[ril]12- W[inifred] M[abel P[ierce] notes on family, etc.; 25 May 12, Merchant of Venice (Berendo at Poly)"

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1913

File includes incoming correspondence of Caroline Little Pierce, Annie Louise Taylor and Theodore Taylor. Includes letters from Annie Louise Taylor, L.D. Taylor and Kate Cooley to Theodore Taylor, and letter from Winifred Mabel to Caroline Little Pierce. File also contains Annie Louise Taylor and L.D. Taylor financial records, a membership card for Theodore, pamphlets, programmes and newspapers regarding L.A. High School and Berendo Middle School, a newspaper page with an article about L.D., and a postcard from Jamaica.

Original file folder was inscribed with the following notes by Ted Taylor: "6J[un]e '13, Pomegranate Seeds, L.A.H[igh]S[chool]"

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] Oct[ober]-Dec[ember] 1905, 1905-[190]7 general

File includes correspondence between Annie Louise Taylor, Winifred Mabel Pierce and Caroline Little Pierce, and letters from L.D. Taylor to Osborne J. Pierce. File also includes pamphlets, business and other cards, a photograph, and postcards from Chicago and Massachusetts.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Financial and medical records]

File consists of banking records, such as account books, cleared cheques and other account records, invoices and receipts for purchases and a form concerning Annie Louise Taylor's health issues. One of the account books contains miscellaneous notes and lists.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

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