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Franklin Pierce Collection, 1823-2010, n.d. (bulk 1823-1869)

Correspondence, 1828-1869, n.d.
0.15 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M148.1

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Series Description:
The correspondence consists chiefly of letters by Pierce to friends, especially his associates from Bowdoin. It covers the period after his election to the New Hampshire legislature to his death in 1869, but is most extensive during his term as president of the United States. Many of the letters, especially those to Bowdoin classmates Horatio Bridge and George Washington Pierce, have a personal tone, and at least one of the letters to Bridge concerns another famous life-long friend, Nathaniel Hawthorne. Organized chronologically, with a chronological and alphabetical listing of correspondents at the beginning of Box 1.
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.
Restrictions: None.


Clippings, ephemera, images, etc., 1823-2010, n.d.
0.35 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M148.2

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Series Description:
Pierce's exhibition parts and orations during his tenure at Bowdoin; newsclippings of various types and subjects dating from 1850 to the present; commemorative material; and images. Also included are copies of Pierce manuscripts in other Bowdoin collections, as well as an index to the Franklin Pierce Papers at the Library of Congress.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions: None.


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