Loring family correspondence, 1812-1863
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Brief Description:

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.

Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at] litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Created by: Pierce, Mary (1780-1863), Gray, Jane Lothrop (Loring) (1821-1909), Jackson, Susan Mary (Loring), Loring, Charles Greely (1794-1867)
Volume: 0.83 Linear Feet
Acquired: 09/17/1965.

The collection is arranged in 4 series:

    1. Loring/Pierce Correspondence

    2. Gray, Jane (Loring) Correspondence

    3. Jackson, Susan (Loring) Correspondence

    4. Miscellaneous

Biographical Note for Pierce, Mary (1780-1863) : 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.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
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
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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 Notes: Gift of Mrs. Barbara W. Noble, 1965.  Gift
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.
PreferredCitation: Loring family correspondence, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, 7 South Street, P.O. Box 385, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.