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Guide to the William T. Richards papers, 1788-1923 and undated, bulk 1845-1903

Abstract

Merchant in Augusta, Georgia.

Chiefly correspondence of William T. Richards and his family and friends. Richards was a New England native, and three early letters from the 1840s are from a sister in Danbury, Connecticut. One letter from Chattooga County, Georgia (1865 Aug. 31) speaks of the devastation in that area from the Civil War. An early item is a power of attorney of 1833 from the merchant Joseph Ganahl to Francis Ganahl. Also includes a bill for goods bought in New York, N.Y. in October, 1865; invitations; announcements; and clippings which relate to William Hill, once Secretary of State for North Carolina. One item is an announcement of William T. Richard's retirement in 1903 as treasurer and paymaster of the Georgia Railroad. Some materials relate to the Hill and Thomas families in N.C., but their relation to the Richards family is unknown.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Richards, William T.
Title
William T. Richards papers 1788-1923 and undated, bulk 1845-1903
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, Approx. 342 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Chiefly correspondence of William T. Richards and his family and friends. Richards was a New England native, and three early letters from the 1840s are from a sister in Danbury, Connecticut. One letter from Chattooga County, Georgia (1865 Aug. 31) speaks of the devastation in that area from the Civil War. An early item is a power of attorney of 1833 from the merchant Joseph Ganahl to Francis Ganahl. Also includes a bill for goods bought in New York, N.Y. in October, 1865; invitations; announcements; and clippings which relate to William Hill, once Secretary of State for North Carolina. One item is an announcement of William T. Richard's retirement in 1903 as treasurer and paymaster of the Georgia Railroad. Some materials relate to the Hill and Thomas families in N.C., but their relation to the Richards family is unknown.

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Contents of the Collection

Collection has been given basic processing. Contents may not have been arranged beyond their original condition.

Correspondence: 1788-1857
Box 1
Correspondence: 1858-1876, 1881-1923, and undated
Box 2
Legal papers
Box 2
Financial papers
Box 2
Printed materials and clippings
Box 2

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William T. Richards Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The William T. Richards papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1971 and 1972.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Joanne Fairhurst, March 2013

Collection has been given basic processing. Contents may not have been arranged beyond their original condition.

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 71-199 and an accession from 1972.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.