PIERCE, GEORGE F. (GEORGE FOSTER), 1811-1884.
George Foster Pierce papers, 1872-1875

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

marbl@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zrw2


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pierce, George F. (George Foster), 1811-1884.
Title: George Foster Pierce papers, 1872-1875
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 85
Extent:1 microfilm reel (MF) and 1 oversized paper (OP)
Abstract:Microfilm copy of the papers of George Foster Pierce, Methodist bishop and president of Emory College, which include a diary and a pocket record book.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

Microfilm copy also available at the Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, Georgia.

Source

Gift, 1973.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], George Foster Pierce papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

George Foster Pierce, Methodist bishop and president of Emory College, was born February 3, 1811, in Greene County, Georgia, and died September 4, 1884, in Sparta, Georgia. Pierce was a son of Lovick Pierce (1785-1879), a Methodist clergyman and physician. He was admitted to the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church (1831); became president of Emory College (1848); and was elected bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (1854). As bishop, Pierce spent the first half of each year on his plantation, Sunshine, near Sparta, Georgia, and the latter half on Episcopal visitations.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of the papers of George Foster Pierce from 1872-1875. The papers include a diary (1872) compiled by Dr. Lovick Pierce and a pocket record book (1873-1875) kept by his son, Bishop George F. Pierce. Also included is an oversized engraving of George Pierce and his father, Lovick Pierce, by J.W. Burke and Company (OP1), which is not microfilmed.



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