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Loring family correspondence

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Loring Family Correspondence

Jane (Loring) Gray to Mary Pierce

Jackson, Susan Mary (Loring) to Pierce, Mary

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Loring family correspondence, 1812-1863 | Litchfield Historical Society

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Collection Overview

Title: Loring family correspondence, 1812-1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Primary Creator: Pierce, Mary (1780-1863)

Other Creators: Gray, Jane Lothrop (Loring) (1821-1909), Jackson, Susan Mary (Loring), Loring, Charles Greely (1794-1867)

Extent: 0.83 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged in 4 series:

    1. Loring/Pierce Correspondence

    2. Gray, Jane (Loring) Correspondence

    3. Jackson, Susan (Loring) Correspondence

    4. Miscellaneous

Date Acquired: 09/17/1965

Subjects: Boston (Mass.) - Social life and customs - 19th century, Gray, Jane Loring, 1821-1909, Litchfield (Conn.), Litchfield (Conn.) - Social life and customs, Loring, Charles Greely, 1794-1867, Loring family - Correspondence, Pierce, Mary, 1780-1863

Forms of Material: Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Loring Family Correspondence consists primarily of letters to and from Mary Pierce. The main correspondents are: Mary Pierce; Anna Pierce Brace, Mary's niece; Charles Greely Loring, Anna's husband; Jane Loring Gray and Susan Loring Jackson, daughters of Charles and Anna, grandnieces of Mary Pierce.

  The Lorings were a prominant family in Boston and in addition to news of the extended families (Cunninghams, Putnams, Jacksons, Grays, & Lowells) and friends, the letters describe life in Boston in the first half of the 19th century.

  Mary Pierce writes to Charles Greely Loring about her niece Anna Brace, family and friends in Litchfield, Conn. from 1815 to 1821.

Biographical Note

Mary Pierce was born in Litchfield, Conn. in August 1780. Her parents were John Pierce and his second wife Mary (Goodwin) Pierce. Mary's sister Sarah (Sally) founded the Litchfield Female Academy. Living her whole life in Litchfield, Mary died on June 22, 1863 and is buried in the East Cemetery.

Subject/Index Terms

Boston (Mass.) - Social life and customs - 19th century
Gray, Jane Loring, 1821-1909
Litchfield (Conn.)
Litchfield (Conn.) - Social life and customs
Loring, Charles Greely, 1794-1867
Loring family - Correspondence
Pierce, Mary, 1780-1863

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Gift of Mrs. Barbara W. Noble, 1965.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Appraisal Information: This collection was given to the Litchfield Historical Society because the majority of the letters are to or from  Mary Pierce, who lived in Litchfield, Conn. with her sister Sarah and members of the Brace family.

Related Materials:

Pierce Family Correspondence, Litchfield Historical Society.

Litchfield Female Academy Collection, Litchfield Historical Society.

Photographs/illustrations of James, Mary, and Sarah Pierce; John Pierce  Brace; and Jane (Loring) Gray are in the Portrait Photograph Collection, Litchfield Historical Society.

Papers in other repositories that relate to this collection are:

  Loring, Charles G. (Charles Greely), 1794-1867 Papers - Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

  Loring family papers, 1830-1943 - Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women, Radcliffe College.

  Gray, Jane Lathrop Loring, 1821-1909 Papers -  Gray Herbarium Library, Harvard University.

For more information please see http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

Related Publications: The Loring family genealogy may be found in : Pope, Charles Henry. Loring genealogy. Cambridge, MA, Murrary and Emery co., c1917.

Preferred Citation: Loring family correspondence, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, 7 South Street, P.O. Box 385, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.

Processing Information: Previously, this collection was organized in folders by correspondent. There was no cataloging or finding aid.


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[Series 1: Loring Family Correspondence, 1816-1837],
[Series 2: Jane (Loring) Gray to Mary Pierce, 1837-1863],
[Series 3: Jackson, Susan Mary (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1837-1863],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous],
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Series 1: Loring Family Correspondence, 1816-1837Add to your cart.
This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Folder 1: Brace, Mary E. to Loring, Jane Lothrop, 1830 Feb 3Add to your cart.
Mary writes from Litchfield, Conn. with  family news, thanks Jane (in Boston) for apron & compliments her on her sewing.
Folder 2: Brace, Susan Mary (Pierce) to Loring, Charles Greely, 1823 Jul 6Add to your cart.
Congratulates Charles on the birth of his daughter to be named Susan.
Folder 3: Cunningham, Mary Ann (Loring) to Brace, Anna Pierce, 1816-1817Add to your cart.
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Cunningham, Mary Ann (Loring) to Brace, Anna Pierc e, 1816 Dec 2Add to your cart.
Mary Ann in Boston invites Anna to visit. Note added by Helen Loring, Mary Ann's sister.
Item 2: Cunningham, Mary Ann (Loring) to Brace, Anna Pierce, 1817 SepAdd to your cart.
Writing from Hartford, Conn. on her way back to Boston after a visit in Litchfield (Conn.) With a note from Helen Loring.
Item 3: Cunningham, Mary Ann (Loring) to Brace, Anna Pierc e, 1817 Nov 12Add to your cart.
Mary Ann in Boston is busy with a new house and looks forward to Anna joining the Loring family.
Folder 4: Foster, T.F. to Brace, Anna Pierce, 1817 Jan 8Add to your cart.

Letter from Washington,D.C. describes his attending Congress, visiting friends including Col. & Mrs. Tallmadge, and meeting Mrs. Madison, the President's wife.

Thomas Flourney Foster was a Litchfield Law School student in 1816.

Folder 5: Cunningham, Mary Ann (Loring) to Loring, Charles Greely, 1821 Apr 7Add to your cart.
Mary Ann writes from New York about her activities and plans from returning to Boston.
Folder 6: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1818-1819Add to your cart.
Item 1: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1818 Dec 28Add to your cart.
Informs her Aunt Mary and Aunt Sarah  of her husband Charles' health; and describes the family Christmas.
Item 2: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1819 Feb 4Add to your cart.
Reminiscences about home life in Litchfield and longs to be in the country.
Folder 7: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1833Add to your cart.
Anna in Boston writes to her great aunt Mary in Litchfield (Conn.)
Item 1: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1833 Aug 19Add to your cart.
Anna writes that Charles is having trouble with his eyes and she devotes herself to him. They miss their children who are visiting Aunts Mary and Sally in Litchfield.
Item 2: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1833 Nov 19Add to your cart.
New about family and friends in Boston including the Cunninghams, Charles' sister Mary Ann's in-laws.
Item 3: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1833 Dec 8Add to your cart.
News of family and friends.
Item 4: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1833 Dec 24Add to your cart.
Writes about a visit from Mr. Hickock, a clergyman. Her husband Charles is to go away for eye treatment and fears the loss of clients. His eyes prevent him from reading and Anna must read to him.
Folder 8: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1834 Jan-MarAdd to your cart.
Anna in Boston writes to her great aunt Mary in Litchfield (Conn.)
Item 1: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1834 Jan 6Add to your cart.
Her son William's health improves; she is devoted to her husband Charles and their children.
Item 2: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1834 Jan 26Add to your cart.
Relates the illnesses of her children.
Item 3: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1834 Feb 23Add to your cart.
Describes her husband Charles' activities in Washington D.C., including debates in Congress, politicians, and political and social events. He still has trouble with his eyes.
Folder 9: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1834 Apr-SepAdd to your cart.
Anna in Boston writes to her great aunt Mary in Litchfield (Conn.)
Item 1: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1834 Apr 11Add to your cart.
Anna scoulds Mary for not writing; husband Charles' eyes are still bad; asks if son Charles could spend the summer in Litchfield with Mary.
Item 2: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1834 Jul 23Add to your cart.
Her husband Charles cannot leave his business and although she wishes to go to Litchfield, she is needed at home and available to read to him. News of friends who are ill.
Item 3: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1834 Aug 12Add to your cart.
News that the children are on vacation and mention of Dr. Beecher's sermon.Anna discusses the anti-Catholic sentiment in Boston and the outrage of Bostonians at the burning down of a nunnery by a mob.
Item 4: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1834 Sep 5Add to your cart.
Anna expects a visit from Uncle James Pierce and hopes that Mary will accompany him; fears that Charles eyes will not get better but his business is improving. Her son William is growing.
Item 5: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1834 Sep 23Add to your cart.
Writes about the plans for her sister-in-law's (Sarah Francis Loring) wedding to William Gray. Again expresses her fears that Charles' eyes will never get better.
Folder 10: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1835Add to your cart.
Anna (Brace) Loring in Boston writes her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn.
Item 1: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1835 Feb 7Add to your cart.
Illness in the family, her husband Charles is very busy defending Lt. Babbitt, a case involving the publishing of Com. Elliott's letters in the newspaper. Anna asks if the 3 youngest children can stay with Mary in Litchfield for a while.
Item 2: Loring, Anna (Brace) to Pierce, Mary, 1835 Mar 20Add to your cart.
Anna asks that Mary take the 3 youngest children for the summer. Her husband Chales is going to New Orleans on April 10. Reports on the health of family and friends.
Folder 11: Loring, Charles Greely to Brace, Anna PierceAdd to your cart.
Note addressed to Anna c/o W.Cunningham on Belknap Street asking her of her plans for the day.
Folder 12: Loring, Charles Greely to Pierce, Mary, 1816Add to your cart.
2 letters from Charles Loring in Boston to Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn.
Item 1: Loring, Charles Greely to Pierce, Mary, 1816 Aug 26Add to your cart.
News that his sister Mary Ann has taken a trip to the Hot Springs and regained some of her health. Declares that the rumors that he has married are false.
Item 2: Loring, Charles Greely to Pierce, Mary, 1816 Dec 11Add to your cart.
Charles writes that he is disappointed that Anna has declined his sister Helen's invitation to visit. States his views on letter writing as  "...messengers from the heart, and not trumpeters of the head."
Folder 13: Loring, Charles Greely to Pierce, Mary, 1817 Jan-JunAdd to your cart.
Charles Greely Loring in Boston writes to Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn.
Item 1: Loring, Charles Greely to Pierce, Mary, 1817 Jan 20Add to your cart.
Replies to Mary's letter that is happy that John is engaged [John Pierce Brace married Lucy Elizabeth Porter in 1819]. Reflects upon his friendship with Mary and the nature of their letter writing.
Item 2: Loring, Charles Greely to Pierce, Mary, 1817 Feb 25Add to your cart.
Writes that he enjoys a quiet life at home and using his weak eyes as a reason to decline invitations. Comments on a poem by Mr. Pierpont and Pierpont's going into the ministry.
Item 3: Loring, Charles Greely to Pierce, Mary, 1817 Mar 24Add to your cart.
Comments on his law business and that he looks forward to visiting Mary in Litchfield. Expounds upon his religious beliefs.
Item 4: Loring, Charles Greely to Pierce, Mary, 1817 Jun 11Add to your cart.
Asks Mary's forgiveness for his behavior in Litchfield due to Anna's departure with him to Boston. Remarks that Anna is beloved by everyone in his family. His law partner has left for Europe. Request that noone see his letters.
Item 5: Loring, Charles Greely to Pierce, Mary, 1817 Jun 29Add to your cart.
Writes that he is so happy being with Anna and awaits the time when they are married. Remarks that Anna is homesick for Litchfield.
Folder 14: Loring, Charles Greely to Pierce, Mary, 1817 Aug - 1818 NovAdd to your cart.
Charles Greely Loring in Boston writes to Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. Mary is the great-aunt of his fiance Anna Pierce Brace.
Item 1: Loring, Charles Greely to Pierce, Mary, 1817 Aug 1Add to your cart.
Charles writes that he thinks Mary is being selfish in urging Anna to return to Litchfield, as she has become part of his family and is loved by them all. An added not from Charles' sister Helen asking Mary not to try to entice Anna home.
Item 2: Loring, Charles Greely to Pierce, Mary, 1817 Aug 18Add to your cart.

Charles responds to Mary's letter that it has relieved his fear that Anna does not feel the same affection for him that he does for her. He writes about his feelings for Anna.

An added note from Anna to Mary that she will be glad to be home but will miss Charles.

Item 3: Loring, Charles Greely, 1817 Oct 18Add to your cart.
Informs Mary that his father and family adore Anna and his father has given him an annual income to allow for their marriage and "to go to housekeeping." His father suggest a spring wedding & that they live in his house for a year. Charles has eye trouble and has hired a clerk to read and write to him. Remarks on a case - some clients brought a witness who concealed facts that had he known he would not have taken the case.
Item 4: Loring, Charles Greely to Pierce, Mary, 1817 Nov 3Add to your cart.
Charles cites Anna's accomplishments in  singing, dancing, simplicity of fashion, & painting. Regreats that Mary will lose her but he has suffered a separation for 4 years
Item 5: Loring, Charels Greely to Pierce, Mary, 1818 Sep 9Add to your cart.
Writes that his eyes are better, he finds ever increasing happiness with Anna, and a court case prevents a visit to Litchfield.
Folder 15: Loring, Helen Curtis to Brace, Anna Pierce, 1816Add to your cart.
Helen Curtis Loring, sister of Charles Greely Loring, writes 2 letters from Boston to her future sister-in-law in Litchfield, Conn.
Item 1: Loring, Helen Curtis to Brace, Anna Pierce, 1816 Sep 24Add to your cart.
Thanks Anna for her letter and due to conversations with Charles,she feels affection toward Anna even though they have not met. An added note from Charles that he regrets that due to the  weakness of his eyes he cannot write her but that he has time to think about their future happiness.
Item 2: Loring, Helen Curtis to Brace, Anna Pierce, 1816 Oct 19Add to your cart.
Helen looks forward to her sister Mary Ann's return.  An added affectionate note from Charles that he has trouble writing much due to his eyes, and he impatient to visit her in the spring.
Folder 16: Loring, Helen Curtis to Brace, Anna Pierce, 1817Add to your cart.
Helen Curtis Loring, sister of Charles Greely Loring, writes 3 letters from Boston to her future sister-in-law in Litchfield, Conn.
Item 1: Loring, Helen Curtis to Brace, Anna Pierce, 1817 Sep 22Add to your cart.
Helen expresses her loneliness since Anna has departed from their home. Charles adds a note that he is having trouble with his eyes.
Item 2: Loring, Helen Curtis to Brace, Anna Pierce, 1817 Sep 28Add to your cart.
News of the family. Helen writes a note from Charles becasue his eyes are bad but having applied leaches to them, they have improved so that he could go to the office.
Item 3: Loring, Helen Curtis, 1817 OctAdd to your cart.
Helen writes that Anna's visit was such a pleasure and that Anna's character is such as  a sister should be.
Folder 17: Loring, Helen Curtis to Brace, Anna Pierce, 1818-1821Add to your cart.
Helen Curtis Loring writes 3 letters to Anna Pierce Brace, her future sister-in-law.
Item 1: Loring, Helen Curtis to Brace, Anna Pierce, 1818 Jan 1Add to your cart.
Expresses her thoughts that she wants to be liked by her friends.
Item 2: Loring, Helen Curtis to Brace, Anna Pierce, 1818 Apr 6Add to your cart.
News of the family. Apologizes for her foolish letter.
Item 3: Loring, Helen Curtis to Brace, Anna Pierce, 1818 AprAdd to your cart.
Writes to Anna that she considers her brother Charles "disobliging & ill-natured, who won't put off his journey even thou he will be getting married soon"
Folder 18: Loring, Helen Curtis to Loring, Anna (Brace), 1821 Jul 2Add to your cart.
Helen writes from Boston to Anna in Litchfield, Conn. that she has not heard from Anna for more than a month and that Anna is very important to her happiness. Charles is well and has written a grand oration. She wishes Anna were there to have read it.
Folder 19: Loring, William to Brace, Anna Pierce, 1817 Feb 5Add to your cart.
William Loring, Charles' brother, writes from Boston to Anna Pierce Brace in Litchfield, Conn.about the concept of happiness and his own self-examination of his character.
Folder 20: Pierce, James to Brace, John Pierce, 1812 Jul 9Add to your cart.
James Pierce in New York writes to his nephew in Williamstown, Mass. with advice about choosing a profession including the law (the world has too many lawyers), banking, ministry, & mercantile trades.
Folder 21: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1815Add to your cart.
Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. writes to Charles G. Loring, Esq. in Boston. In Mary's letters she refers to Anna Pierce Brace as Ann.
Item 1: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1815 Dec 9Add to your cart.
Mary writes that Ann's mother was taken ill so that she, Mary, takes care of her and cannot resume her studies. News of friends and family.
Item 2: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1815 Dec 15Add to your cart.

Discusses a book by Lady Morgan & the weather.

Tells Charles that Mr. Sprague and Miss Deming want to be married. News of Mrs. Deveaux and her daughter Theodosia visiting. Family news about Ann and Louisa.

Folder 22: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1816 Jan-AugAdd to your cart.
Letters written from Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. to "My dear friend" - Charles G. Loring, Esq. in Boston. Mary refers to Anna Pierce Brace as Ann in her letters.
Item 1: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1816 Jan 22Add to your cart.
News of family and friends.
Item 2: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1816 Mar 1Add to your cart.
Writes that she had been in Hartford for 3 weeks.  News of visitors. Had teeth extracted & replaced by dentures.
Item 3: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1816 Aug 15Add to your cart.
Mary wants Ann to spend the winter with her;  News of acquaintances and visitors. She reports that Ann has no inclination to walk with any gentlemen and Charles should not distrust her as he indicated in his last letter to Mary.
Item 4: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1816Add to your cart.
Letter asking Charles to show Mr. Beecher the interesting things in Boston. Letter sent via Rev. L. Beecher. In a page marked "Private", Mary assures Charles that Ann does not see other gentlemen, nor is she interested in any  gentleman except Charles.
Folder 23: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1816 Oct-DecAdd to your cart.
Five letters from Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. to "My dear friend" - Charles G. Loring, Esq. in Boston. Ann is the name that Mary uses for Anna Pierce Brace.
Item 1: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1816 Oct 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Reports on Mrs. Beecher's death and funeral; and wants Ann to take music lessons.
Item 2: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1816 Nov 8Add to your cart.
Mary writes that Ann does not want to travel; Judge Reeve is grateful to Charles for his help in disposing of Reeve's books. News of friends.
Item 3: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1816 Nov 17Add to your cart.
In response to Charles' letter, Mary is glad that his eyes are better. Reports that she and Ann read alot. Describes the new Mrs. Beecher who is taking charge of the motherless children.
Item 4: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1816 Dec 1Add to your cart.
Social events in Litchfield.
Item 5: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1816 Dec 23Add to your cart.
Mary writes that Ann requested friends write poetry for her birthday & that they were read at her party.  Includes a copy of the poem by her brother,John Pierce Brace.
Folder 24: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1817Add to your cart.
Five letters from Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. to "My dear friend" - Charles G. Loring, Esq. in Boston. Ann is the name that Mary uses for Anna Pierce Brace.
Item 1: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1817 Feb 4Add to your cart.
Remarks about the "studious gentlemen" especially Mr. Middleton; urges Charles to wait to visit until the weather is better.
Item 2: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1817 Jun 8Add to your cart.
Reflects on Charles' visit to Litchfield and Ann's returning to Boston with him. Note to Ann asking if she needs any clothing for her stay.
Item 3: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1817 Jun 23Add to your cart.
Asks Charles if there is anything Ann can assist him with as she will be restless withour anything to do. Comments on dancing at public affairs.
Item 4: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1817 JulAdd to your cart.
Writes of a visit by Mr. & Mrs. Morrison, who will be visiting Boston. Mary discusses the politics of Mr. Morrison who is a lawyer. She hopes Charles will send Ann home soon.
Item 5: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1817 AugAdd to your cart.
Admonishes Charles for having Ann remain so long in his father's house and mentions that his friends may gossip. Ann's parents and 2 aunts want  her home. Mary will send Mr. Beecher to get her when he is in Boston.
Folder 25: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1818Add to your cart.
Three letters from Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. to "My dear friend" - Charles G. Loring, Esq. in Boston. Ann is the name that Mary uses for Anna Pierce Brace.
Item 1: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1818 Mar 11Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mary stresses how important communication in marriage is for future happiness. Mentions that his letters are important to Ann. Expects that he will allow Ann to visit Litchfield after they are married. Writes of a trip to Albany and the very cold weather and a classmate of Charles', Mrs. S. Dexter.
Item 2: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1818 Apr 9Add to your cart.
Reports on her health and how to live with Ann and her moods. Request that he burn her letters.
Item 3: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1818 Aug 18Add to your cart.
Writes that she wants Ann to play the piano and friends visiting the Pierces.
Folder 26: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1820-1821Add to your cart.
Three letters from Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. to "My dear friend" - Charles G. Loring, Esq. in Boston. These were written to Charles after he and her niece, Anna Pierce Brace, were married
Item 1: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1820 Mar 17Add to your cart.
Writes about books he has sent her and offering them to  Oliver Wolcott, Judge Holmes & Dr. Sheldon. Discusses Scott's "Ivanhoe" as a "magnificant thing". Includes a note to Ann about the illness of Mr. Landon and news of other acquaintences.
Item 2: Pierce, Mary to Loring, Charles Greely, 1821 AugAdd to your cart.
Mary thanks Charles for news of the birth of his daughter (Jane) and offters suggestions for the health of Ann after the birth.She writes about friends Alexander Twining and William Gould.
Folder 27: Pierce, Mary to Pierce, Sarah & Brace, John, 1836 Dec 4Add to your cart.
Mary writes from Boston to her sister Sarah and nephew John Brace in Litchfield that Anna's health is declining and that Charles has referred some of his clients to other counsel to help care for her. News of the Sandwich Island Mission vessel setting sail.
Folder 28: Pierce, Mary to Pierce, Sarah, 1837 Jan 19Add to your cart.
Mary remains in Boston to help with the children. (Anna (Brace) Loring died in December). News of Charles' and the children and friends in Boston.
Folder 29: Putnam, E.C. to Pierce, Mary, Mar 15Add to your cart.
Written from Boston probably by Elizabeth Cabot Putnam whose sister was the second wife of Charles Greely Loring, married in 1840. She expresses concern about Jane Loring and the prospect of Jane getting married.
Folder 30: Waldburg, G.M. to Brace, Anna Pierce, 1816 Oct 3Add to your cart.
A brief note expressing his gratitude to Miss Brace for caring for his friend. George M. Waldburg was a Litchfield Law School student in 1815.
Series 2: Jane (Loring) Gray to Mary Pierce, 1837-1863Add to your cart.
Jane (Loring) Gray's letters to her aunt Mary Pierce, who lived in Litchfield, Conn. Jane lived in Boston and was the daughter of Charles Greely Loring and Anna (Brace) Loring.She married Asa Gray in 1848 and lived in The Botanic Garden in Cambridge.
Folder 1: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1837-1840Add to your cart.
Letters from Jane Loring in Boston to Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn.
Item 1: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1837Add to your cart.
Item 2: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1840 Jan 29Add to your cart.
News of family, life in Boston, and an account of the "Hauteville affair".
Item 3: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1840 Mar 29Add to your cart.
Relates her happiness at the news of her father's engagement [as his 2nd wife] to Mary Ann Putnam.
Item 4: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1840 Apr 23Add to your cart.
Relates her feelings for her mother (Anna Pierce Brace), who had died in 1836, and her responsibilities to her brothers and sister. An added note from Charles Greely Loring inviting Mary to his wedding.
Item 5: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1830 May 23Add to your cart.
News of the illness of family members, the new house, and upcoming events.
Folder 2: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1841Add to your cart.
Letters from Jane Loring in Boston to Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn.
Item 1: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1841 Aug 30Add to your cart.
Describes the family trip from Litchfield, Conn. to Boston and news of her family.
Item 2: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1841 Oct 4Add to your cart.
Description of a storm, news that most of the family has returned to Boston, and other happenings.
Item 3: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1841 Nov 5Add to your cart.
News of her father having his portrait painted; social and political events in Boston.
Item 4: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1841 Dec 9Add to your cart.
Describes the fashions and season's balls in Boston.
Folder 3: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1842Add to your cart.
Letters from Jane Loring in Boston to Mary Pierce in Litchfield (Conn.)
Item 1: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1842 Jan 20Add to your cart.
Family news, sickness in the family, and Dickens in town.
Item 2: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1842 May 16Add to your cart.
News of her family, her parents trip to New York, and the engagement of John Putnam to Harriet Upham.
Item 3: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1842 OctAdd to your cart.
Writes about the family trip to Litchfield and family news. Comments on Mr. Webster's speech.
Item 4: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1842 Oct 28Add to your cart.
Describes dining with Mr. Webster and other distinguished guest. Letter continues on Nov. 12th with news of her mother's illness and stillbirth of her baby.
Item 5: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1842 Nov 24Add to your cart.
Family news and Thanksgiving Day.
Folder 4: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1843 Jan-MarAdd to your cart.
Letters from Jane Loring in Boston to Mary Pierce in Litchfield (Conn.)
Item 1: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1843 Jan 4Add to your cart.
Jane remembers her mother who died 6 years before; news of the family and Christmas.
Item 2: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1843 FebAdd to your cart.
News of her family, her sister Sue's wedding preparations, a snow storm, attendance at a sewing circle.
Item 3: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1843 Mar 1Add to your cart.
Urges Mary to attend her sister Sue's wedding. News of her brother William's travels.
Item 4: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1843 Mar 3Add to your cart.
Hopes to see Mary soon.
Item 5: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1843 Mar 4Add to your cart.
Expresses regret that Mr. Brace will be leaving the Litchfield parish. Family news and description of a play performed by the young people.
Item 6: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1843 Mar 16Add to your cart.
Announces that her sister Sue's wedding will be in a week. Expresses that she will miss having Sue in the house to talk to.
Item 7: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1843 Mar 26Add to your cart.
Writes of her sorrow that Mary was sick and could not attend the wedding. Describes the wedding and guests.
Folder 5: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1843 May-DecAdd to your cart.
Letters from Jane Loring in Boston to Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn.
Item 1: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1843 May 1Add to your cart.
Describes moving and the family's new house and invites Mary to come visit.
Item 2: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1843 Jun 12Add to your cart.
Describes the President's visit to Boston and some family news.
Item 3: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1843 Sep 12Add to your cart.
Tells of her stay in Hartford, Conn. with a visit to her uncle and using a telescope,  her journey back to Boston, & a visit with Mary Wolcott.
Item 4: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1843 Oct 4Add to your cart.
Family news including family visits and meeting "a real live English Lady" - Lady Colebrook, the wife of the New Brunswick governor.
Item 5: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1843 Dec 4Add to your cart.
Writes about seeing a play by Shakespeare; describes a large gathering of family for Thanksgiving dinner and activites at Judge Putnam's.
Folder 6: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1844Add to your cart.
Letters from Jane Loring in Boston and Lebanon, NY to Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn.
Item 1: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1844 Jan 13Add to your cart.
New of her bout with the flu and a toothache; Mr Peabody's will; and the family Christmas.
Item 2: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1844 Feb 5Add to your cart.

Describes the harbor being frozen that prevented ships including the Britannia from sailing; workmen cutting a channel in the ice.

Writes of attending parties and the health of family members.

Item 3: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1844 Apr 6Add to your cart.
News of family, including the Lowells and Peabodys.
Item 4: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1844 May 6Add to your cart.
Writes of a planned trip to the Catskills and Litchfield; concerns about her father's health. Describes their house and the garden view from her window.
Item 5: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1844 Aug 15Add to your cart.
Letter written from Lebanon, NY describing her trip to Catskill, Saratoga and the social life there with many family members.
Item 6: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1844 Sep 5Add to your cart.
Family news.
Folder 7: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1845Add to your cart.

4 letters from Jane Loring - 1 each from Boston and Beverly, Mass. and 2 from Rockland Beach - to her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn.

Theses letters contain news of the family, friends, and Jane's activities.

Folder 8: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1846Add to your cart.

6 letters from Jane Loring - 2 from Boston and 4 from Beverly, Mass. - to her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. The Lorings spent the summer in Beverly, Mass.

These letters contain news of the family, friends, and Jane's activities.

Folder 9: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1847Add to your cart.

10 letters from Jane Loring - 6 from Boston and 4 from Beverly, Mass. - to her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn.

These letters contain news of the family, friends, and Jane's activities.

Folder 10: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1848Add to your cart.
2 letters from Jane Loring in Boston and 4 after she was married to Asa Gray when they resided in Cambridge, Mass. at the Botanic Garden. These letters were written to her great-aunt Mary Pierce and contain news of the family, friends, and Jane's activities.
Folder 11: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1849Add to your cart.

5 letters from Jane (Loring) Gray - 1 each from Boston and Beverly, Mass. and 3 from Cambridge, Mass. - to her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn.

Theses letters contain news of the family, friends, and Jane and Asa's activities.

Folder 12: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1850Add to your cart.

5 letters from Jane (Loring) Gray - 1 from Boston 4 from Cambridge, Mass. - to her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn.

Theses letters contain news of the family, friends, and Jane and Asa's activities.

Folder 13: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1851Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 letters from Jane (Loring) Gray to her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. Two letter from Cambridge, Mass. and 2 from Europe while Jane and Asa were travelling.
Folder 14: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1852 Jan-MarAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
6 letters Jane wrote from Cambridge, Mass. to her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. Mary's sister Sarah Pierce died on Jan. 19, 1852 and Jane had been to Litchfield to visit. Also news of family and friends.
Folder 15: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1852 Apr-SepAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
5 letters from Jane (Loring) Gray in Cambridge, Mass. to her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn.These letters contain news of the family, friends, and Jane and Asa's activities.
Folder 16: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1852 Oct-DecAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

3 letters from Jane (Loring) Gray in Cambridge, Mass.to her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn.

These letters contain news of the family, friends, and Jane and Asa's activities.

Folder 17: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1853Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
7 letters from Jane in Cambridge, Mass. to her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. with news of her family and friends.
Folder 18: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1854Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

4 letters from Jane (Loring) Gray - 3 from  Cambridge, Mass. and 1 from Burnside - to her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn.

Theses letters contain news of the family, friends, and Jane and Asa's activities.

Folder 19: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1857Add to your cart.
5 letters from Jane in Cambridge, Mass. to her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. with news of her family and friends.
Subject/Index Terms:
Boston (Mass.) - Social life and customs - 19th century
Folder 20: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1858-1860Add to your cart.
4 letters from Jane in Cambridge, Mass. to her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. with news of her family, friends, visitors and travels.
Folder 21: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1861-62Add to your cart.
7 letters from Jane in Cambridge, Mass. and 1 from Boston to her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. with news of her family, friends, visitors and travels.
Folder 22: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1863Add to your cart.
4 letters from Jane in Cambridge, Mass. to her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. with news of family and friends.  The last one is dated May 8, 1863. Mary died on June 22, 1863
Folder 23: Gray, Jane (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, after 1848Add to your cart.
5 letters Jane wrote to  her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. These letters were written from Cambridge, Mass. which would have been after Jane married Asa Gray in 1848.
Series 3: Jackson, Susan Mary (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1837-1863Add to your cart.
Susan (Loring) Jackson's letters to her aunt Mary Pierce, who lived in Litchfield, Conn. Susan Loring lived in Boston and was the daughter of Charles Greely Loring and Anna (Brace) Loring. She married Patrick Tracy Jackson in 1843 and lived in Boston. The family spent time during the summers in Beverly, Mass. The letters were often signed "Sue".
Item 1: Jackson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1837-1841Add to your cart.
4 letters from Susan Loring in Boston to her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. with news of family, friends, and their health .
Item 2: Jackson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1843Add to your cart.
6 letters from Susan Loring in Boston to her great-aunt Mary Pierce in Litchfield, Conn. with news of her father being busy in court, family, friends, and their health .
Item 3: Jackson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, circa 1843Add to your cart.
Dated Oct 1, Boston - news family and friends including  Mary Wolcott's engagement.
Item 4: Jackson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1844-1846Add to your cart.
3 letters -2 from Boston in 1844 expressing her happiness on her 1 year anniversary, family news, & death of Catey Peabody.  1846 letter from Beverly with family news.
Item 5: Jackson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1847-1848Add to your cart.
4 letters from Boston and 1 from Beverly with news of family and death of Catey Peabody.
Item 6: Jackson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1850Add to your cart.
3 letters from Boston and 3 from Beverly with news of family and children, the death of Mrs. Huntington Wolcott. Includes a diagram of the Beverly family house with rooms for 28 family members staying there.
Item 7: Jackson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1851 Jan-MarAdd to your cart.
6 letters from Boston with news of family, friends, and life in Boston.
Item 8: Jackson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1851 Apr-JunAdd to your cart.
5 letters from Boston and 3 from Beverly with news of the family and friends.
Item 9: Jackson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1851 Aug-DecAdd to your cart.
7 letters from Boston and 3 from Beverly.
Item 10: Jackson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1852 Jan-MarAdd to your cart.
7 letters from Boston. News of family and friends, health, and activities.
Item 11: Jackson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1852 Apr-JunAdd to your cart.
9 letters from Boston . News of family and friends, health and activities.
Item 12: Jackson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1852 Jul-SepAdd to your cart.
5 letters from Boston adn 1 from Beverly. Family and friends news.
Item 13: Jackson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1852 Oct-DecAdd to your cart.
5 letters from Beverly
Item 14: Jackson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1853Add to your cart.
3 letters from Boston, 1 from Beverly, and 1 from Cambridge with news of the death of her step-brother. General news of family and friends.
Item 15: Jackson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1854Add to your cart.
4 letters from Boston and 3 from Beverly. General news of family and friends.
Item 16: Jackson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1862 Jan-JunAdd to your cart.
2 letters from Boston with news of family and friends.
Item 17: Jackson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1862 Aug-DecAdd to your cart.
5 letters from Boston and 3 from Beverly. News of the health and activities of family and friends.
Item 18: Jacskson, Susan (Loring) to Pierce, Mary, 1863 Apr 19Add to your cart.
Letters from Boston that her son Patrick has a commission in the 1st cavalry.
Series 4: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Loring, George B, 1880 Sep 7Add to your cart.

Pamphlet "Address of Hon. George B. Loring at the opening of the 17th annual fair, held at Worcester, Mass., September 7,8,9, and 10, 1880." for the New England Agricultural Society.

At the top of the title page is "The Cobden Club and the American Farmer."

Folder 2: Wrappers from Loring family letters, undatedAdd to your cart.
5 wrappers for the packets of the Loring family letters that were given by the donor. Some notations, authors unknown.

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