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Pierce (Charles T.) Collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1965-023

Content Description

Twenty-six (26) family photographs, one (1) drawing of Capt. John Moore, two (2) paintings, one of Capt. John Moore and one of the Santa Barbara Mission, one (1) photographic portrait of Mrs. Charles Pierce, and one (1) historic mirror made in Paris, brought to New York and shipped around the Horn to Santa Barbara in the 1860s. Background: Capt. John Moore commanded the British naval ship "Surprise" where Francis Scott Key was held prisoner and wrote the "The Star Spangled Banner" during the bombardment of Fort McHenry.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Charles T. Pierce

Restrictions Apply



  • 1885 - 1912


27 Photographic Prints

4 Item(s)


1. Twenty-six (26) family photographs, 1885-1900 2. Drawing, Portrait of Capt. John Moore by unknown artist 3. Painting of Captain John Moore 4. Oil on canvas of Old Mission Santa Barbara (1912) by John Sykes (c.1859-1934),13" x 25.5"; frame 17" x 29" 5. Undated portrait photograph of Mrs. Charles Pierce in oval inset 9" x 7", frame 17.25" x 15" Bin-B-9 6. Historic mirror