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Collection Number: 00632

Collection Title: Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926.

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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 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1200 items)
Abstract Theodore Richmond (1837-1916) was a lawyer in Ligonier, Ind., and Marshall, Iowa, who moved to Athens, Tenn. in 1865, and to Chattanooga in 1870. The collection includes letters, 1861-1863, between Richmond and Harriet Burgert of Navarre, Ohio, whom he married in 1862, and correspondence with members of her family; slight family and social correspondence after the Richmonds moved to Tennessee; frequent letters from Richmond's daughter, Grace, while she was a student at Vassar College, 1880-1884, as well as letters to Grace from her family describing social life and schools in Chattanooga, Tenn.; and a brief diary, 1926, by Richmond's daughter, Bessie, of a West Indian cruise. Early papers pertain to Richmond's father, Judah L. Richmond (1807-1868), Baptist preacher, and include a diary, 1844, written while he was living in Forestville, N.Y., and preaching in Chatauqua County, N.Y., and scattered family letters.
Creator Richmond, Theodore, 1837-1916.
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 Theodore Richmond Papers, #632, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Chester Dawson Richmond of Chattanooga, Tenn., prior to 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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Theodore Richmond (1837-1916) was the son of Judah L. Richmond (1807-1868), Baptist preacher of Ohio and New York. Theodore Richmond became a lawyer and practiced in Ligonier, Ind., 1861-1862, moving to Marshall, Iowa, in 1863. He went to Tennessee in 1865, living first in Athens and after 1870 in Chattanooga. He was a law partner of S. A. Key and later of Henry A. Chambers. He married Harriet "Hallie" Burgert, daughter of Adam Burgert of Navarre, later Cleveland, Ohio, in 1862. Their children were Grace, Theodore Jr., Bessie, and Chester Dawson Richmond.

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The collection includes letters, 1861-1863, between Theodore Richmond and Harriet Burgert of Navarre, Ohio, whom he married in 1862, and correspondence with members of her family; slight family and social correspondence after the Richmonds moved to Tennessee; frequent letters from Richmond's daughter, Grace, while she was a student at Vassar College, 1880-1884, as well as letters to Grace from her family describing social life and schools in Chattanooga, Tenn.; and a brief diary, 1926, by Richmond's daughter, Bessie, of a West Indian cruise. Early papers pertain to Richmond's father, Judas L. Richmond (1807-1868), Baptist preacher, and include a diary, 1844, written while he was living in Forestville, N.Y., and preaching in Chatauqua County, N.Y., and scattered family letters.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1844-1859 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1860-1862 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1863 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4a

January-June 1864 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 4a

Folder 4b

July-December 1864 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 4b

Folder 5

1865 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1866-1869 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1870-1879 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1880-October 1881 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

November-December 1881 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

January-April 1882 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

May-September 1882 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

October-December 1882 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

January-March 1883 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

April-June 1883 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

July-September 1883 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

October-November 1883 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

December 1883 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

January-March 1884 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

April-December 1884 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

1885-1893 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

1900-1926 #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

Undated #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

Undated #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

Undated #00632, Series: "Theodore Richmond Papers, 1844-1926 and undated." Folder 24

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, August 2010

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.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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