J. Francis Richardson Letters
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.
Language of Materials
No restrictions on access.
Information on literary rights available in the repository.
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.
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.
1 folder (39 items)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Rounds Lawton in 1977.
- Boston (Mass.) -- Social life and customs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Letters (Correspondence) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Maine -- Social life and customs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Rounds, Charles Collins, 1831-
- Typescipts Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Guide to the J. Francis Richardson Letters
- No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note