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J. Francis Richardson Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0798-sc

Scope and Content Note

The letters of an engraver in Portland, Maine to his friend in South Paris, Maine. The letters contain comments about daily life in Maine and Massachusetts during the middle 1800's. Also included is a typescript of portions of some of the letters.

Dates

  • 1852-1857

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

John Francis Richardson was an engraver in Portland, Maine and friend of Charles Collins Rounds. During the summer of 1856 he moved from Portland to Boston, Massachusetts.

Biographical Note

Charles Collins Rounds, son of Nathaniel and Betsey Brown Rounds, taught school, went to Dartmouth College for 2 years, and then taught school again. As a teacher he boarded at the house of William Stowell in South Paris. He fell in love with Kate Stowell and eventually married her. He was the editor of the Spectator in South Paris during the time of the letters. He became principal of the State Normal School at Farmington, Maine.

Extent

1 folder (39 items)

Abstract

The letters of an engraver in Portland, Maine to his friend in South Paris, Maine. The letters contain comments about daily life in Maine and Massachusetts during the middle 1800's. Also included is a typescript of portions of some of the letters.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Rounds Lawton in 1977.

Title
Guide to the J. Francis Richardson Letters
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686