Peter Paul Francis Degrand (1787-1855) or PPF 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.  He was involved with the Boston Stock Exchange and the railroad;   and published the Boston Weekly Report in the 1820s,  employing Edgar Allan Poe as a reporter.  Degrand lived on Pinckney Street in Beacon Hill .  Friends included John Quincy Adams .  He died on December 23, 1855  and was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery . Degrand bequeathed $ 120,000 to charity, a large part of the acquisition of French-language scientific texts for Harvard University . 
- ^ Jump up to:a b c Ammidown Holmes (1877). Historical Collections . Charlton, Mass .: Author.
- Jump up^ Clarence W. Barron (1893), The Boston Stock Exchange , Boston: Hunt & Bell, OCLC 4355517
- Jump up^ Edward C. Kirkland. “The ‘Railroad Scheme’ of Massachusetts.” Journal of Economic History, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Nov., 1945)
- Jump up^ Library of Congress. Boston Weekly Report.
- Jump up^ Edgar Allan Poe (1969), Collected works of Edgar Allan Poe , Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ISBN 0-674-13935-6 , 0674139356
- Jump up^ House at No.105 Pinckney Street; Offices kept successively on Broad St., State St., and Congress St. Boston Directory. 1823, 1832, 1848, 1851.
- Jump up^ Adams, Henry (1918), Henry Adams Education , Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, OCLC 421061
- Jump up^ “Deaths.” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, v.10, no.2, April 1856
- PPF Degrand’s Boston Weekly Report of Public Sales and of Arrivals. Boston: 1819-1828
- Proceedings of the Friends of a National Bank , at their public meeting, held in Boston, July 15, 1841: Including an address to the people of the United States: showing that, to give healthful action, to the vital functions of the constitution of the United States, a national bank (not a government), is indispensable. Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1841
- Proceedings of the friends of a rail-road to San Francisco at their public meeting, held at the US Hotel, Boston, April 19, 1849. Including an address to the people of the United States; Showing that, PPF Degrand’s plan is the only one, as yet proposed, which will be secure promptly and certainly, and by a single act of legislation, the construction of a railroad to California, in the shortest time allowed by its physical obstacles. (3rd ed.), Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1849
- Historical memoir of the western railroad , Springfield, Mass .: S. Bowles & company, printers, 1863, OCLC 1060210