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Guide to the Pierce Family Albums
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Description
This collection contains one photograph album of the Walter S. Pierce family's life in San Francisco, one album of the family's summer camping expeditions in the Santa Cruz mountains, and one scrapbook documenting Edwin Pierce's 1904-06 summer adventures in Marin and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Also included are thirty seven loose photographs of the family's Grand Tour of Europe.
Background
Walter S. Pierce was born in Massachusetts in 1842. By 1880 he had moved to San Francisco with his first wife Lucille and was making his living as a music instructor. He prospered and by 1905 was the proprietor of the Walter S. Pierce Piano Manufacturing Company in San Francisco. His son, Edwin was born in 1891, and daughter Ruby was born in 1894. Upon the death of his first wife, he married Minnie E. Miller.
Extent
2 flats
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
Collection open for research.