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Pierre Garcelon Papers, 1747-1773, n.d.

0.25 linear feet.

Catalog Number: M71

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Agency History / Biographical Note:
Pierre Garcelon was born in 1685 and served as Rector of St. Pierre du Bois on the Island of Guernsey from 1725 to 1772. He was an acquaintance of Apollos Rivoire, who emigrated from Guernsey to Boston and fathered Paul Revere. Reverend Garcelon, a forebear of Maine Governor (1879) Alonzo Garcelon (1813-1906, Bowdoin 1836), died October 15th, 1772.

Scope and Content:
The collection contains: twelve letters (1750-1773), eleven from Pierre Garcelon to his son, James, and one from rector Jean Godfrey to James concerning his late father's estate; one poem by Pierre Garcelon entitled "Mon adieu a mes chers enfans"; and fourteen sermons also by Pierre Garcelon. All of these materials are in French, although English translations are provided for the letters and poem.

Cite as: Pierre Garcelon Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.
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