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Collection Number: 00631

Collection Title: Frank Liddell Richardson Papers, 1851-1869.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 50 items)
Abstract Richardson family of Iberia Parish, La., including Frank Liddell Richardson, Confederate soldier; his wife, Martha Josephine (Moore) Liddell (1846-1897); and his father, Francis DuBose Richardson (b. 1812), Louisiana state legislator. Letters from Frank Liddell Richardson to his father, Francis DuBose Richardson, and to members of the Liddell family. Letters from Frank to Francis, 1851-1852, deal chiefly with Louisiana politics, and letters to other family members, 1861-1865, discuss Frank's Civil War experiences as a soldier in the 2nd Louisiana Regiment. Also included are volumes relating to Frank's wife, Martha Josephine Moore Liddell, containing school work, poems, essays, and diary entries.
Creator Richardson, Frank Liddell, fl. 1850-1869.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Frank Liddell Richardson Papers #631, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Josephine Richardson of New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1944 and 1946.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Frank Liddell Richardson (fl. 1850-1869) was the son of Francis Dubose Richardson (b. 1812) and Bethia Liddell Richardson (d. 1852). His father was a planter and owned Bayside Plantation on Bayou Teche in Iberia Parish, Louisiana.

Little in known about Frank Liddell Richardson other than that he served in Company II of the Second Louisiana Regiment in the Confederate army. Sometime after 1869, he married Martha Josephine Moore (1846-1897).

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Letters from Frank Liddell Richardson to his father, Francis DuBose Richardson, and to other members of the Liddell family. Letters from Frank to Francis, 1851-1852, deal chiefly with Louisiana politics, and letters to other family members, 1861-1865, discuss Frank's Civil War experiences as a soldier in the Second Louisiana Regiment. Also included are volumes relating to Frank's wife, Martha Josephine Moore Liddell, containing school work, poems, essays, and diary entries.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1851-1867 and undated.

About 45 items.

Chiefly letters, 1861-1865, from Frank Liddell Richardson, serving in the Confederate army, to members of his family. Richardson wrote from various places, including Camp Moore, Louisiana; the New Orleans barracks; Columbus, Kentucky; Humbolt Station, Tennessee; Corinth, Mississippi; Mobile and Selma, Alabama; and Knoxville, Tennessee. Richardson discussed camp life, sickness, friends and acquaintances, skirmishes, and other matters.

Also included are a few letters, 1851 and 1852, from Frank Liddell Richardson to his father, Francis DuBose Richardson, then a member of the Louisiana legislature. These letters chiefly concern Louisiana politics.

Folder 1

1851-1852 #00631, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1851-1867 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1861 #00631, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1851-1867 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1862-1867 #00631, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1851-1867 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

Undated #00631, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1851-1867 and undated." Folder 4

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Processing Information

Processed by: Ellen Strong, May 1964; Shonra Newman; September 1990

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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