Summary Information

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


Biographical/Historical 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.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

1873 May 4, HLP to wife, Liverpool, England 

1 2

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

1 3

1873 May 8, HLP to father, London, England 

1 4

1873 May 9, HLP to wife, London, England 

1 5

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

1 6

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

1 7

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

1 8

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

1 9

1873 May 19, HLP to wife, Florence, Italy 

1 10

1873 May 21, HLP to wife, Rome, Italy 

1 11

1873 May 21, HLP to father, Rome, Italy 

1 12

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

1 13

1873 May 25, HLP to wife, Rome, Italy 

1 14

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

1 15

1873 May 30, HLP to wife, Rome, Italy 

1 16

1873 Jun 2, HLP to wife, Genoa, Italy 

1 17

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

1 18

1873 Jun 5, HLP to father, Marseilles, France 

1 19

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

1 20

1873 Jun 12, HLP to wife, Botzen, Austria 

1 21

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

1 22

1873 Jun 18, HLP to wife, Dresden, Germany 

1 23

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

1 24

1873 Jun 21, HLP to wife, Berlin, Germany 

1 25

1873 Jun 24, HLP to wife, Hamburg, Germany 

1 26

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

1 27

1873 Jul 3, HLP to wife, Paris, France 

1 28

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

1 29

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

1 30

1873 Jul 11, HLP to wife, London, England 

1 31

1873 Jul 13, HLP to wife, London, England 

1 32

1873 Jul 17, HLP to wife, Glasgow, Scotland 

1 33

n.d., HLP to wife 

1 34

Ephemera: 1870, guide to Paris 

1 35

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

1 36

Ephemera: 1873, sample of Paris silk 

1 37

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