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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0285
    Creator: Richardson, George Mann, 1863-
    Title: George Mann Richardson papers
    Dates: 1860-1971
    Physical Description: 1.5 Linear feet
    Summary: 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.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Gift of Jeanne Richardson Musto, 1982.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    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.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    George Mann Richardson Papers (SC0285). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    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.

    Description of the Collection

    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.

    Access Terms

    Hoover, Lou Henry, 1874-1944.
    Richardson, Alan.
    Richardson, George C.
    Richardson, George Mann, 1863-
    Richardson, Margaret.
    Richardson, Remond W.
    Stanford University--Description--Views..
    Watson family.
    Watson, Esther E.
    Watson, Robert.
    Albums
    Hiking --Sierra Nevada Mountains (Calif. and Nev.).
    Kings Canyon National Park (Calif.).
    Photoprints
    Sequoia National Park (Calif.).