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Subseries E. Printed material, 1827-1933, undated (#3.1-3.12) includes books, programs, and newspapers and periodicals saved by Antoinette Louise Pierce. Books and booklets in the series are: 1827 biography of Benjamin Randal pertains to an ancestor of Antoinette Louise Pierce's mother, Antoinette Reed Pierce (1827-1904). The work is inscribed by Antoinette Louise Pierce with her mother's name and life dates, probably indicating that it once belonged to her mother. The work is also inscribed with the name of another ancestor, Margaretta F. Parsons of Edgecomb, Maine, the daughter of Benjamin Randal who married Stephen Parsons in 1801. The second item in the series is a booklet with a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It was part of a group of letters and ephemera found in Antoinette Louise Pierce's small mahogany lap desk. Programs document graduations, plays, concerts, and festivals. A collection of newspaper and periodicals includes an 1855 issue of the South "Boston and Dorchester Gazette and Chronicle;" a periodical entitled "The Soldier in our Civil War" (1894); the Dorchester Beacon, hand-marked "Dorchester High School" (1901), and a clipping "Third Golden Wedding in Same Family and Same House" (1933).


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Folders 3.1-3.12