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Guide to the Peirce family papers, 1856-1873
Special Collections M0202  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Peirce family papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1856-1873
    Collection number: Special Collections M0202
    Creator: Peirce family.
    Extent: 10 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Restrictive Clause

    All the Peirce Family Papers donated by Miss Rosamond Peirce, Mrs. Forrest J. Kincade and Mrs. Carolyn Peirce Brown, are open for inspection and research with the following limitations:
    1. Publication rights are reserved by the donors to themselves or persons designated by them, and to the children of Carolyn P. Brown (Elizabeth Brown Gordon, James P. Brown, and Peter H. Brown) during the life-times of the donors and for five years after the death of the last surviving donor.
    2. Photocopies may only be made with the written permission of the donors or any one of the donors acting for all of the donors.
    3. Short quotations not related to George H. Peirce, his immediate family, or his career in Manila, may be published without permission of the donors at the discretion of the Manuscripts Librarian.
    Notice of the above restrictions will appear on the patron use form for the researchers wishing to use this collection. The patron's signature on that form indicates agreement to adhere to these conditions.


    Gift of Mrs. Carolyn P. Brown, Miss Rosamund Peirce, and Mrs. Forrest J. Kincade, 1970.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Peirce family papers, M0202, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    The numbers in parentheses immediately following each name indicate the number of letters in the folder. The dates which follow indicate the earliest and latest item in the folder, but do not necessarily indicate an item from each intervening year. All folders are arranged in chronological order.
    If the entry does not indicate to whom the items were sent, all letters in the folder were addressed to George H. Peirce (1837 - 1874). Any other recipients are indicated. The following abbreviations are used:
    • Eliza P. Eliza Mitchell Peirce (1837-1896).
    • Emily P. Emily Mitchell Peirce (1839-1923).
    • Mrs. EMP Mrs. Eliza Mitchell Peirce (d. 1887).
    • Mrs. GHP Lydia Ellen Eaton Peirce (1839-1903), wife of George H. Peirce.
    • GHP George H. Peirce (1837-1874), used only when other recipients also in folder.