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Horace Lord Piper Letters, 1870-1873, n.d.


Catalog Number: M298


Agency History / Biographical Note:
Horace Lord Piper was born July 14, 1841, in Limerick, Maine, the son of Horace Piper, an 1838 Bowdoin College graduate. Horace Lord Piper was a nongraduate of Bowdoin's Class of 1863. He served in the Civil War as a lieutenant with the 27th Maine Volunteers, rising to the rank of brevet major in 1863. He received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Georgetown University in 1868 and worked for the U.S. Civil Service in the Treasury Department, becoming assistant superintendent of the department's life-saving service. Piper died on May 9, 1905, survived by his wife, Tryphena, and his daughter, Josie (Mrs. John H. Foster).

Scope and Content:
Letters written by Piper from Europe in the summer of 1873. The bulk of the letters are to his wife with descriptions and observations of the people and sights in his travels. An 1870 guidebook of Paris, a sample of Paris silk, and other ephemera are included.

Cite as: Horace Lord Piper Letters, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.

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