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Collection Number: 02242

Collection Title: John M. Richardson Papers, 1853-1854; 1871-1873.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 31 items)
Abstract John M. Richardson studied medicine in Lincoln County N.C., in the 1850s. The collection includes the diary of John M. Richardson, 1853-1854, kept while he studied medicine in Lincoln County, N.C., with his uncle, describing his studies, neighborhood events, and recreation; copies of a weekly home-made magazine, 1871-1873, produced and circulated by a family (perhaps the Wilkes family) in High Shoals, Gaston County, N.C., to amuse themselves while enduring financial reverses during Reconstruction, containing essays, stories, and poems by prominent persons in the area; and other items.
Creator Richardson, John M.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 John M. Richardson Papers, #2242, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. St. George L. Sioussat of Washington, D.C., May 1939.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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John M. Richardson studied medicine in Lincoln County N.C., in the 1850s.

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The collection includes John M. Richardson's diary, 1853-1854, kept while he studied medicine in Lincoln County, N.C., with his uncle, describing his studies, neighborhood events, and recreation; copies of a weekly home-made magazine, "The Pioneer" 1871-1873, produced and circulated by a family (perhaps the Wilkes family) in High Shoals, Gaston County, N.C., to amuse themselves while enduring financial reverses during Reconstruction, containing essays, stories, and poems by prominent persons in the area; and other items including issues of The Lost Cause, 1898-1900, Confederate Veteran, 1901, and Columbia Banner, 1863-1864.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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