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1731 S. Figueroa St. [Los Angeles]

Postcard is addressed to Miss W. Pierce, 1901 Lexington Avenue, Hollywood, Calif. It is inscribed on the verso: "Monday - Dearie I did not like to leave you last evening, but hope you get all right very soon. We had such a pleasant visit. Love from Ann [O'Neill?]"


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

Pierce family, Osborne J.


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

Pierce family, Osborne J.


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.

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.

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.


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.


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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.


File contains two letters to Osborne J. Pierce from architect Edward L. Angell.

Pierce family, Osborne J.


File consists of a letter and statement relating to Osborne J. Pierce's payment for a project, a receipt of payment for his license fee to the State Board of Architecture for the Southern District of California and two unrelated photographs.

Pierce family, Osborne J.


File consists of drawings and paintings by Theodore (Ted) Taylor, a notice of assignment to school in Los Angeles, and four photographs.


File consists of five photographs and a newspaper clipping concerning a relay race in which Theodore (Ted) Taylor was a participant.

1910 Beaton - Vancouver and woods, B.C.

File contains a copy of an August 1, 1910 letter from Octavia Beaton to her parents describing her trip with George Beaton from Vancouver on a tug boat to Gilford Island, where they spent three days, and their return to Vancouver aboard the "Cassiar." Beaton describes logging operations, the local fishing industry, and fellow passengers.


File consists of incoming correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, a report card for Theodore Taylor and programs for dramatic events at Los Angeles High School.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1913 TT [Ted Taylor]

File consists of programs, newspaper clippings and other records relating to Theodore (Ted) Taylor's participation in plays and other events at Los Angeles High School; a sheet of prose by Osborne J. Pierce; and a letter from Pierce to his sister Almira, in which he discusses the living arrangements and activities of L.D., Annie Louise, and Theodore Taylor.


File consists of a newspaper clipping and three photographs relating to Theodore (Ted) Taylor's participation in a parade of Los Angeles school children, as well as two other photographs.

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.

1916 G.A.-O.S. Beaton, [trip to] Silverton, Col. - mining [and Canada and San Francisco]

File consists of Octavia Beaton correspondence and a narrrative account. Includes a letter to friends concerning the trip she took with George and Mary Beaton to Colorado in September 1916, and a forty-five page narrative describing a trip across Canada, from the east to the west coast, and then down to San Francisco. The narrative contains descriptions of several places in British Columbia, and includes impressions of the Hotel Vancouver, Stanley Park and the differences between Victoria and Vancouver. The file also contains correspondence pertaining to Beaton's studies with the College of Divine Science and her resignation as President of the Woman's Guild of the Church of the Ascension in Buffalo, New York.

1921 - News service

File consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of Ted Taylor and related newspaper clippings, pertaining to both his professional and personal lives. Includes correspondence with John M. Beckwith, William R. Kane, Harry Brand, Theodore C. Detrich and George Rosener.

1922 - Busted partnership

File consists of financial records and appointment book of Ted Taylor; Ruth Wing's notes and correspondence regarding the murder of Hollywood director William D. Taylor, a client and friend of Ted Taylor; and Ted Taylor's account of his marriage to Ruth Wing.

1922 - GROPING - bureau and other possibilities

File consists of correspondence, notes and other records relating to Ted Taylor's publicity work in Hollywood, his activities as Editor of the motion picture industry publication "CAMERA!," and the establishment of the Los Angeles Press Service.

1922 - How to spell "Rubaiyat"

File consists of correspondence, press releases, and receipts relating to Ted Taylor's role as a publicist for Ferdinand Earle and Earle's production "The Rubaiyat." includes commentary by Earle concerning dealings with David O. Selznick.

1922 - Loose threads

File consists of miscellaneous incoming and outgoing correspondence of Theodore Taylor, including correspondence concerning the Studio Publicists' Association's publication of the "Mouth Organ."

1922 - The Record - A new little world

File consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of Ted Taylor, relating to his work as a member of the editorial staff of "The Record." Includes incoming correspondence from actors John Gilbert and Charles Ray, director Emmett J. Flynn, and the Goldwyn Producing Corporation.

1922 - W.D.T. [William Desmond Taylor]

File consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence and other records relating to the murder of Ted Taylor's client and friend, director William Desmond Taylor. Includes records relating to Ted Taylor and Ruth Wing's assistance in the murder investigation, Ted Taylor's relationship with Taylor, and his defence of Taylor's character. File also includes correspondence from director Reginald Barker.

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