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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 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.

1858-60

File consists of two letters of recommendation for Osborne J. Pierce, a collection of poetry and prose gathered by Osborne J. Pierce, titled "The Sea Waif, Vol. 1, No. 2," Twitchell family history notes, and a drawing of a woman with "My Mother, Sophonia Barker Twitchell" inscribed on the verso by Caroline Little Pierce.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

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.

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.

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.

Family letter files

Series consists of family correspondence and other records arranged chronologically into files by Ted Taylor. Records creators are Annie Louise Taylor, L.D. Taylor, Osborne J. Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce, Winifred Mabel Pierce, Theodore Pierce Taylor and Kenneth Osborn Taylor. Series includes incoming and outgoing correspondence of L.D. Taylor, relating to his marriage to Annie, his legal troubles in Chicago, his life in Vancouver, B.C., his ownership of the World newspaper and his activities as Mayor. Letters from Annie Taylor to her family between 1899 and 1906 document the Taylors' activities in Vancouver, and Annie s impressions of the city. Correspondence also includes letters from L.D.'s sister Kate Cooley to Annie Louise and Theodore Taylor. In addition to correspondence, the files in this series contain photographs, financial records, including receipts, invoices, cheque books and accounting records, journals and notebooks of Osborne J. Pierce and Winifred Mabel Pierce, legal documents, certificates, drawings, written prose and poetry, notes, pamphlets, programs, ephemera, postcards, newspaper and journal clippings, report cards, school assignments, business cards, invitations and membership cards.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1862-65 Civil War

File consists of Osborne J. Pierce's certificates of appointment to Corporal in Company G of the 24th Regiment of Maine Militia, September 10, 1862, and to Sergeant Major of the 24th Regiment of Maine Volunteers, April 13, 1863, as well as an outline of his Civil War Service, an autobiographical prose piece titled "Twenty Five Years Ago! By a Veteran Soldier," and a poem titled "A Soldiers Return," all authored by Pierce.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Family 1903

File consists of correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, Osborne J. Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce, Winifred M. Pierce and Theodore Taylor, including postcards, business cards and a receipt of Osborne J. Pierce, a summer travel journal of Winifred M. Pierce, newspapers clippings and a photograph.

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.

1842

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

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1860-1 biog?

File consists of several autobiographical prose works by Osborne J. Pierce, titled "Chapter -- - Circumstances Dictate New Plans"; "Chapter -- - The New Plans are Considered and Adopted"; "Chapter -- - We Go and Find Schools to Teach"; "Chapter -- - Resumes School Teaching Again"; "Chapter 11 [untitled]"; "Chapter Third [untitled]; "The Evolution of Se[--]e, Chapter 1"

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1844-1845

File contains a piece of prose by Osborne J. Pierce titled "Recollection of my Artistic and Mechanical Growth"

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1890-1893 list of letters

Item is a record book with correspondence indexed alphabetically by name of correspondent and chronologically by date of receipt. Correspondence is both of a business and a personal nature.

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.

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.

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.

[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 1895

File includes correspondence between Osborne J. Pierce and Caroline Little Pierce, Winifred Mabel Pierce's letters to her parents, and other incoming correspondence to Caroline Little Pierce. Also included are Osborne J. Pierce's cheque book and newspaper clippings.

Original file folder was inscribed with the following notes by Ted Taylor: "O[sborne] J. P[ierce] 44 Hamilton Ave[nue], Chicago, office 716 Medinah Building; Aug[ust '95 - C[aroline] L[ittle] P[ierce] to Maplewood NH and S. Boston"

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1895?

File consists of a small essay written by Osborne J. Pierce titled "Should the Majority Rule?" and some accompanying political history notes made by Ted Taylor while trying to date the essay.

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.

[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.

1896?-9? - A republican goes socialist

File consists of notes, a speech prepared for a meeting of The Young Mens Republican Club of the 11th Precinct, and several essays, titled "Essay on The Duties and The Legitimate Functions of A Government," "The Antagonism of The Classes," "Hard Times and Prosperity" and "A Conversion."

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Family 1895, 1896, 1897

File contains correspondence, legal and financial records, notes, two photographs, and a pamphlet. Includes L.D. Taylor correspondence to Osborne J. Pierce and to and from Annie Louise Taylor relating to L.D.'s legal issues with the North & Taylor Bank and his move from Chicago to Canada. Also included is other incoming correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor and incoming and outgoing correspondence of Caroline Little Pierce, including a letter from lawyer C.E. Chapman pertaining to L.D. Taylor. Legal records pertain to L.D. Taylor.

Original file folder was inscribed with the following notes by Ted Taylor: "Aug[ust] '96 - L.D. T[aylor] west; 5 Sep[tember] '96 - Ted T[aylor]"

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.

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.

[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 1906-1909]

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 1901

File consists of correspondence, financial records, prose and a journal. Includes correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, Osborne J. Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce, and Winifred Mabel Pierce, including letters and a journal documenting her trip to Victoria and Vancouver in July and August 1901.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Osborne J. Pierce notebooks and business cards]

File consists of business cards and four notebooks, including notebooks of the following titles: "1900-1901 Chicago, OJP," "N[o]v[ember] '02-J[un]e '03. L.A., Redlands and trips," and "1910 Lexington." Notebooks includes sketches and notes regarding work projects, a photograph, names and addresses, travel itineraries and journal entries.

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.

[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?"

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