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Pierce family, Osborne J.
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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.

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 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.

1915-1917 - A.L.T. [Annie Louise Taylor] vs. L.D. T[aylor]

File consists of Annie Louise Taylor's incoming and outgoing correspondence and notes pertaining to her divorce from L.D. Taylor, as well as a letter from L.D. Taylor to Caroline Little Pierce and a final decree of divorce. Includes incoming letters from L.D. Taylor, Charles E. Chapman, Kate Cooley, Winifred Mabel Pierce.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Annie Louise Taylor photograph albums

Series consists of two photograph albums assembled by Annie Louise Taylor. Includes baby and childhood photographs of Theodore Pierce and Kenneth Osborn Taylor, Taylor family group photographs, individual photographs of Annie and L.D. Taylor and Caroline Little Pierce, and interior and exterior photographs of the Taylor's Fairview home.

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] 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] 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] 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.

Family - Civil War: 1862-1865

File includes correspondence to and from Caroline Little Twitchell, including correspondence from Al S. Twitchell and Osborne J. Pierce, both serving in the 7th Maine Battery, as well as correspondence to Col. Eli Twitchell and to Maria Gray. File also includes war diaries of Osborne J. Pierce for May 20-August 8 1863, 1864 and 1865 diary, and various newspaper clippings of a later date.
Original file folder was inscribed with the following notes by Ted Taylor: "1797, O[sborne] J. P[ierce]'s mother born; O[sborne] J. P[ierce] war service, 10 S[e]p[tember] 62-21 j[un]e 65 (2nd lieut[enant]); LDT born 22 j[uly] 57"

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Family 1900

File consists of a newspaper clipping, a card, Theodore Taylor report cards, and incoming correspondence to Theodore Taylor, including letters from Annie Louise Taylor, Winifred Mabel Pierce and L.D. Taylor.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Family 1904

File consists of correspondence of Winifred M. Pierce, Annie Louise Taylor, and Theodore Taylor to Caroline Little Pierce, as well as other incoming correpondence of Caroline.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Family 1914

File includes incoming correspondence to Theodore Taylor from L.D. Taylor, Annie Louise Taylor and Winifred Mabel Pierce; incoming correspondence to Kenneth Taylor from Kate Cooley; outgoing and incoming Annie Louise Taylor correspondence, including several letters from L.D. Taylor; and incoming Caroline Little Pierce correspondence, including several letters from Winifred Mabel. File also contains several letters of introduction written by L.D. on behalf of Theodore Taylor and postcards from the United States. Also contained in the file are two photographs, financial records of Annie Louise, a programme, newspaper clippings and calling cards.

Original file folder was inscribed with the following notes by Ted Taylor: "J[anua]r[y] '14 'ghost'? (see W[inifred] M[abel] P[ierce] - 10-14)

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1891-1908 Chicago Realty

File includes property deeds, related correspondence and other legal documents concerning property owned by Osborne J. and Caroline Little Pierce in River Forest, Illinois, and Los Angeles.
Note by Ted Taylor on original file folder reads "J[un]e to July '08 - selling Chic[ago] to buy H[olly]w[oo]d?"

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.

1883

File contains an architectural drawing and an essay by Osborne J. Pierce. The essay is titled "Statistics Relating to Population."

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1842

File contains a piece of prose by Osborne J. Pierce titled "Early Recollections."

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.

1866-[18]71

File includes a United States patent granted to Osborne J. Pierce in 1871 for an Improvement in Roofings, an alphabetical index book with citations to articles of interest and notes on construction and architecture, and an excerpt of autobiographical prose by Pierce.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1903

File contains two photographs by Osborne J. Pierce and a certificate allowing him to practice architecture in the State of California in 1903. File also contains three watercolours by Winifred Mabel Pierce.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1903 Redlands

File consists of three issues of The Citrograph, a weekly publication produced in Redlands, California, containing advertisements for Osborne J. Pierce, architect, and a copy of the Redlands Review Building Edition.

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.

Annie Louise Taylor correspondence

Series consists of correspondence relating to Annie Louise Taylor's divorce from L.D. Taylor, including correspondence with L.D., addresses, and a birthday book.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Annie Louise Taylor financial records

Series consists of banking and investment records of Annie Louise Taylor. Includes account books, banking receipts, invoices, notes, lists, statements and correspondence. Also included in the files are miscellaneous notes and lists, a form regarding Annie Louise Taylor's health concerns, and an editorial cartoon concerning L.D. Taylor.

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.

[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.

[Los Angeles Investment Company]

File consists of statements and correspondence relating to Annie Louise Taylor's ownership of stock in the Los Angeles Investment Company and an editorial cartoon concerning L.D. Taylor.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1898-1910 plus some Paris

File includes incoming and outgoing correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, L.D. Taylor, Caroline Little Pierce, Osborne J. Pierce and Winifred Mabel Pierce. Includes a postcard showing the C.P.R. station, Vancouver B.C. and many postcards from the United States and South America. File also contains a notebook belonging to Osborne J. Pierce, 1907-1908.

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] 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] 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] 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 1902, Jan[uary]-Apr[il]

File consists of correspondence from Osborne J. Pierce and Annie Louise Taylor to Caroline Little Pierce, incoming correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, and a property tax bill for Osborne J. Pierce.

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.

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.

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