Contents and Arrangement

Letters from Ernest Richardson to His Sister, Ella Richardson, 1880-1888

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of Richardson's personal papers. Included are a typed manuscript with holograph corrections of an early edition of the Richardson library classification system and correspondence with various libraries and librarians, as well as correspondence between Richardson and his family, including his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. James C. Richardson. Also included are photographs of the Richardson family, documents such as his diploma from Amherst College (1880) and the wills of his sister-in-law Mary Ely Bassett and her husband, and a genealogy of the Ely family. In addition, there are engagement books for the years 1881, 1886, 1909-1910, 1912-1916, 1918-1919, as well as business and financial papers.

Collection History

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions pertaining to a particular author.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Letters from Ernest Richardson to His Sister, Ella Richardson; Ernest Cushing Richardson Collection, C0341, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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