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Pierce Family Papers, 1652-1976

Collection of manuscripts of the Pierce family of Pierce House in Dorchester, Massachusetts

Pierce House
An exterior view of Pierce House.


The Pierce family papers document more than three hundred years of history related to their family activities and property, located in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. The collection provides a first-hand perspective of events related to the Revolutionary War, colonial commerce, and the development of neighborhoods in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

This collection contains:

  • Legal documents
  • Diaries
  • Financial papers
  • Correspondence
  • Muster rolls
  • Literary materials

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Pierce Family Papers, 1652-1976