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Edward Allen Pierce papers (M147)

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Title:
Edward Allen Pierce papers
Creator:
Pierce, Edward Allen
ID:
M147
Date [inclusive]:
1877-1974, undated
Extent:
4.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Contains photographs, clippings, correspondence, scrapbook, testimonials, and ephemera concerning Edward Allen Pierce.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Processing Information note:

Unprocessed.

Preferred Citation:

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

Ovsz-Box C2

Honorary Degree from Bowdoin - 1956

Ovsz-Box C2

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

Ovsz-Box Z
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