P.P.F. Degrand

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P.P.F. Degrand

Peter Paul Francis Degrand (1787–1855) or P.P.F. Degrand was a French-born broker and merchant in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th-century.

Degrand was born in Marseilles, France, and moved to Boston around 1803.[1] He was involved with the Boston Stock Exchange and the railroad;[2][3] and published the Boston Weekly Report in the 1820s,[4] employing Edgar Allan Poe as a reporter.[5] Degrand lived on Pinckney Street in Beacon Hill.[6] Friends included John Quincy Adams.[7] He died on December 23, 1855[1] and was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery.[8] Degrand bequeathed $120,000 to charity, a large part of which was for the acquisition of French-language scientific texts for Harvard University.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Ammidown, Holmes (1877). Historical Collections. Charlton, Mass.: Author. 
  2. ^ Clarence W. Barron (1893), The Boston Stock Exchange, Boston: Hunt & Bell, OCLC 4355517 
  3. ^ Edward C. Kirkland. "The 'Railroad Scheme' of Massachusetts." Journal of Economic History, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Nov., 1945)
  4. ^ Library of Congress. Boston Weekly Report.
  5. ^ Edgar Allan Poe (1969), Collected works of Edgar Allan Poe, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ISBN 0-674-13935-6, 0674139356 
  6. ^ House at no.105 Pinckney Street; offices kept successively on Broad St., State St., and Congress St. Boston Directory. 1823, 1832, 1848, 1851.
  7. ^ Adams, Henry (1918), The education of Henry Adams, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, OCLC 421061 
  8. ^ "Deaths." New England Historical and Genealogical Register, v.10, no.2, April 1856

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