William Pierce collection

William Pierce collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Pierce, William, 1740-1789
Creator: Saye, Albert Berry
Title: William Pierce collection
Dates: approximately 1787-1937
Quantity: 0.04 Linear feet (15 items; MS 2431, 2436, 2440, 2441, 2458, 2474, 2484, 2524, 2531, & 2532 housed together)
Abstract:The collection consists of several items relating to William Pierce (1753-1789). Included are: 1.) the original copies of 11 letters written to Albert B. Saye from June 1, 1936 to March 31, 1937, by descendants of Pierce regarding the location of extant writings by him; 2.) eleven typed pages of extracts from the writings of William Pierce, with citations to sources; 3.) a three-page typed bibliography on Georgia's delegates to the Constitutional Convention; 4.) seventeen pages of manuscript notes on Pierce's Notes copied with permission by Saye on April 7, 1937 from the photostatic copy (then available in the Connecticut State Library; 5.) a 17-page photocopy of an address delivered by Pierce at Christ Church, Savannah, Georgia on July 4, 1788.
Coll. Number: ms2531(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

"William Pierce was an officer in the Revolutionary War (1775-83), a member of the Continental Congress, and a Georgia state legislator." -- "William Pierce (1753-1789)" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-3698&sug=y (Accessed June 16, 2009)


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Index Terms

Authors, American--Georgia--Athens--Correspondence.
Christ Church (Savannah, Ga.). -- History--18th century--Sources
College teachers--Georgia--Athens--Correspondence.
Constitutional conventions--Georgia--History--Sources.
Constitutional conventions--Georgia--History.
Constitutional conventions--United States--History--Sources.
Constitutional conventions--United States--History.
Manuscripts (document genre)
Pierce, William, 1740-1789
Pierce, William, 1740-1789 -- Political activity--Sources
Saye, Albert Berry -- Correspondence
United States--History--Constitutional period, 1789-1809.
University of Georgia. -- Faculty--Correspondence
Writings (document genre)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Pierce collection, 1787?-1937. MS 2531. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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