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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

By Lee S. Cook

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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


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.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[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],

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.

Browse by Series:

[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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