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Hoover and Pierce Family Collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1982-002

Content Description

Hoover and Pierce Family Collection contains material culture objects from the lives of Edith Pierce Head McCullough, Dr. Horace F. Pierce's older sister; Mrs. Sally Bell Coiner Pierce; Mrs. Wheeler Pierce; Shirley Hoover Pierce (Mrs. Horace F. Pierce); Sterling Hoover Pierce, son of Dr. and Mrs. Horace F. Pierce; Mrs. Edward B. Hoover, mother of Mrs. Horace F. Pierce (Mrs. Kirke Connor); along with a box of newspaper clippings.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Mrs. Kirke W. Connor

Restrictions Apply



23 Item(s)


1. Large chest with brass corners and angle irons. Size: 45 ½" x 29 ½" x 26" high. $250 2. Carved chest, circa 1909. Size: Approx. 47" x 24 ½" x 26" high. Belonged to Edith Pierce Head McCullough, Dr. Horace Pierce's older sister. $300 3. Hutch with glass doors and glass on two sides. Over 100 years old. Size: Approximately 38 ¼" x 14" x 58½" high. Belonged to Mrs. Sally Bell Coiner Pierce. $125 4. Carved chair with blue needlepoint (floral). Chair 150 years old or more. Back of chair still has original upholstery. Belonged to Mrs. Wheeler Pierce. $125 5. Footstool in blue needlepoint (house and trees) $35 6. Shirley Hoover Pierce's wedding hat covered with colorful feathers. 1928. $10 7. Shirley Hoover Pierce's crepe de chine dress gown. 1920. $10 8. large square of black silk, probably a scarf. $3 9. Items which had belonged to Sterling Hoover Pierce, son of Dr. and Mrs. Horace Pierce. a. blue bootee b. Pair of child's green mittens c. Toy frog d. Boy's Fiesta trousers e. Boy's tan shirt with red stitching, horse on back, horse shoe on each sleeve. f. Young man's tan trousers 10. Black, silk crepe, quilted coat with fur collar, black and white lining, circa 1925. Belonged to Mrs. Edward B. Hoover, mother of Mrs. Horace Pierce (Mrs. Kirke Connor). 9 & 10 total = $20 11. Pair of tan drapes with blue and rose colored floral and bird design. Belonged to Mrs. Edward B. Hoover. $25 12. Pair of gold, pink and green drapes with valance (Albert Herter drapes). $150 13. Extensive rock collection $25 14. Extensive collection of sea shells. $25 15. Box of newspaper clippings of "Stories in Stamps." 16. Miscellaneous Indian Beadwork, moccasins, etc. $25 DEACCESSIONED DATE: 4-4-92 KH? "see deaccessioned file" $25 17. Metal spur $5 18. Miniature El Camino Real Bell 19. Chains made of seeds and wood $10 20. Pair of very old ice skates $10 21. Primitive tool for catching fish $15 22. Ox Horn 23. Decorative black box with tray, Oriental motif. Contains collection of keys $50 24. Very large egg (possibly ostrich). $10 25. Other miscellaneous items - two pipes, mounted lizard, etc. sewing box and Indian artifacts. $25 Total = $1,253.00