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Pierce Mansion

Description

"This house, which stands on Oak Avenue, in what was formerly the town of Dorchester, now a part of Boston, was built by Robert Pierce, in the year 1640, ten years after he arrived from England in the ship Mary and John. It was occupied by him until his death, 1664, and since that time until the present has always been owned and occupied by his lineal descendants, representing nine generations of the family in this country."Besides the wills and deeds of the property, many interesting articles of furniture have been preserved by the family; and among other things some bread or biscuit brought by Robert from England."The house is in a good state of preservation, and has been but little changed by repairs."It is quite probable that the name 'Pierce' is a variation of Percy, the names of the noted border chieftains of Northumberland, so often celebrated in ballad and legend." From "Homes of Our Forefathers in Boston, Old England and Boston, New England" by Edwin Whitefield, 1889.

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Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1945-04-12
Physical Description
1 colored engraving
Dimensions
4.5x 3(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection number: PR334
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. W.S. Appleton, 1945
GUSN
198824
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.4600.003

Record details

Originator
Whitefield, Edwin, 1816-1892 (Author)
Other People
Pierce, Robert, ca. 1600-1664
Descriptive Terms
historic sites
houses
Material Type
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Places
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Places (Buildings)
Pierce House (Dorchester, Mass.)
Location Note
Prints: Dorchester, Mass.
Physical Access Restrictions
Good

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