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Horace Lord Piper Letters M298

Title:
Horace Lord Piper letters
Creator:
Piper, Horace Lord
ID:
M298
Date [inclusive]:
1870-1873, undated
Extent:
37.0 folders
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
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.
Preferred Citation:

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

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).

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.

1873 May 4, HLP to wife, Liverpool, England

Box 1 Folder 1

1873 May 6, HLP to [wife], Warwick, England

Box 1 Folder 2

1873 May 8, HLP to father, London, England

Box 1 Folder 3

1873 May 9, HLP to wife, London, England

Box 1 Folder 4

1873 May 10, HLP to wife, [London, England]

Box 1 Folder 5

1873 May 11, 13, HLP to wife, Paris, France

Box 1 Folder 6

1873 May 15, 16, HLP to wife, Geneva, Switzerland and On the Road, 9:00 a.m.

Box 1 Folder 7

1873 May 16, HLP to wife, On the Road, 2:00 p.m.

Box 1 Folder 8

1873 May 19, HLP to wife, Florence, Italy

Box 1 Folder 9

1873 May 21, HLP to wife, Rome, Italy

Box 1 Folder 10

1873 May 21, HLP to father, Rome, Italy

Box 1 Folder 11

1873 May 23, HLP to wife, [Rome, Italy]

Box 1 Folder 12

1873 May 25, HLP to wife, Rome, Italy

Box 1 Folder 13

1873 May 26 and 27, HLP to wife, Rome, Italy

Box 1 Folder 14

1873 May 30, HLP to wife, Rome, Italy

Box 1 Folder 15

1873 Jun 2, HLP to wife, Genoa, Italy

Box 1 Folder 16

1873 Jun 3 and 4, HLP to wife, Marseilles, France

Box 1 Folder 17

1873 Jun 5, HLP to father, Marseilles, France

Box 1 Folder 18

1873 Jun 10, HLP to wife and daughter, Venice, Italy

Box 1 Folder 19

1873 Jun 12, HLP to wife, Botzen, Austria

Box 1 Folder 20

1873 Jun 15, 16, HLP to wife, Vienna, Austria

Box 1 Folder 21

1873 Jun 18, HLP to wife, Dresden, Germany

Box 1 Folder 22

1873 Jun 19, HLP to wife, [Dresden, Germany]

Box 1 Folder 23

1873 Jun 21, HLP to wife, Berlin, Germany

Box 1 Folder 24

1873 Jun 24, HLP to wife, Hamburg, Germany

Box 1 Folder 25

1873 Jun 29, HLP to wife, Rotterdam, Holland and Waterloo, France

Box 1 Folder 26

1873 Jul 3, HLP to wife, Paris, France

Box 1 Folder 27

1873 Jul 4, HLP to wife, [Paris, France]

Box 1 Folder 28

1873 Jul 6, 8, HLP to wife, Paris, France

Box 1 Folder 29

1873 Jul 11, HLP to wife, London, England

Box 1 Folder 30

1873 Jul 13, HLP to wife, London, England

Box 1 Folder 31

1873 Jul 17, HLP to wife, Glasgow, Scotland

Box 1 Folder 32

n.d., HLP to wife

Box 1 Folder 33

Ephemera: 1870, guide to Paris

Box 1 Folder 34

Ephemera: 1873, n.d., miscellaneous print material

Box 1 Folder 35

Ephemera: 1873, sample of Paris silk

Box 1 Folder 36

Ephemera: n.d., t.s. transcription of HLP's obituary

Box 1 Folder 37
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