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Guide to the George Mann Richardson Papers
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Description
Correspondence, photographs, legal papers, albums and biographical material of George Mann Richardson, his wife Margaret Watson, their sons Alan and Remond, and Watson family relatives. Correspondence includes a family letter describing a trip to Colorado and New Mexico, 1887; letters by George, 1894, and Margaret, 1896, describing hiking trips in the Sierras (what is now Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks), and correspondence of Alan Richardson, 1918-1957, including one letter from Lou Henry Hoover. Photographs, 1898-1924, include early views of the Stanford campus, damage from the 1906 earthquake, the Richardson house on campus, family members, beach and mountain scenes, and Remond W. Richardson in his military unit in Texas, 1916-1917. There is a scrapbook kept by Remond W. Richardson, 1910-1923, containing programs, newsletters, clippings, and other items pertaining to his school and military activities; and a scrapbook kept by George Mann Richardson, 1881-1890, containing programs, clippings, tickets, ribbons, newsletters, and other items largely pertaining to Lehigh University athletic events and Psi Upsilon fraternity matters. The collection also includes a diary kept by George C. Richardson, 1860; letters by Robert Watson, 1885-1926; letters of Esther E. Watson, primarily on the death of her father William T. Watson, 1926; and other materials pertaining to the Watson family.
Background
Professor of Organic Chemistry at Stanford (1891-1902). Richardson, born in Springfield, Ohio 3 October 1863, obtained his A.B. in Chemistry from Lehigh University (1886) and his Ph. D. in Chemistry from John Hopkins University (1891). He died in 1902.
Extent
1.5 Linear feet
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research.