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-); Osborne J. Pierce architectural drawings and plans (1875-); 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-; and Winifred Mabel Pierce journal (1910-1914)
Pierce family, Osborne J.