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Guide to the Edward Allen Pierce Papers, 1877-1974, undated

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Edward Allen Pierce papers
Pierce, Edward Allen
Date [inclusive]:
1877-1974, undated
4 Linear Feet
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Contains photographs, clippings, correspondence, scrapbook, testimonials, and ephemera concerning Edward Allen Pierce.
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Edward Allen Pierce Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Edward Allen Pierce, born in Orrington, Maine in 1874, received an honorary degree from Bowdoin in 1956. In 1901, he resigned as manager of a lumber business and took a job as a clerk for A. A. Housman & Co. By 1921, he was named a managing partner. The firm changed their name to E. A. Pierce & Co. as a tribute to Pierce. In 1940, E. A. Pierce & Co. consolidated with the banking houses of Merrill Lynch & Co. and Cassatt & Co. In 1941, Fenner & Beane joined as well to form Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. He served as director and vice president of Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. on Wall Street as well as a member of the board of directors for Dictaphone Corporation. Pierce also helped draft the Securities & Exchange Comission Law. He served on the board of the Arthritis Foundation. Pierce died in 1974.

Contains photographs, clippings, correspondence, and ephemera. Also included in the collection are three scrapbooks (as well as folders containing material that was removed from the scrapbooks), a commonplace book, a volume containing the addresses and remarks at 1940 Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Conference of Branch Office Managers for Merrill Lynch, E. A. Pierce & Cassatt, a volume of testimonials honoring Pierce, and a commemoration of Pierce's 100th birthday. Includes one folder out of Bangor, Maine captained by A. A. Pierce and A. G. Pierce (1878-1888).

Certificate from Board of Directors of Dictaphone Corp - November 14, 1967

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Honorary Degree from Bowdoin - 1956

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Drawing and photographs of Pierce and others, 1951, n.d.

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