William L. Richardson journals, circa 1904 - 1928Manuscript MS-1314

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William L. Richardson journals, circa 1904 - 1928

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1314

Collection Dates:

circa 1904 - 1928

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)


William L. Richardson (b.1874), writer. The collection contains two notebooks with writings by Richardson.

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

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Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The collection contains two notebooks. The first is a collection of essays written by William L. Richardson and published as "Detached thoughts; a sort of journal in time such as our grandfather used to produce...," in 1928. The second one is an untitled journal in letter form describing Richardson's trip from New York to England and Scotland in 1904. It contains descriptions of places he visited, people he met and musings on art and literature, as well as Richardson's article "Coleridge's fourfold classification of readers."


William Lee Richardson was born in 1874. He wrote several books including "Detached thoughts; a sort of journal in time such as our grandfathers used to produce..." (1928), "A Little Journal of London" (1931), "Good Adventure" (1925), "Old Worlds for New" (1929) and "This World so Wide" (1922).

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Manuscripts, circa 1904-1928

Access Restrictions


Box: 1, Dates: circa 1904-1928

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "Detached Thoughts...," by William L. Richardson, manuscript in notebook, circa 1928
  • Folder: 2, Journal of a trip to England in letter form, manuscript, bound, circa 1904

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