Charles F. Richardson letters, 1876-1878 Rauner Manuscript MS-1351

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Charles F. Richardson letters

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-1351

Collection Dates:


Size of Collection:

0.2 Linear Feet, (1 container)


Charles Frances Richardson (1851-1913), professor of English and literature at Dartmouth College. Dartmouth College Class of 1871. Collection contains correspondence with Henry Alden Clark regarding their book "The College Book."

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Use & Access

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Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication and reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The collection contains 6 letters to Henry Alden Clark concerning the writing and editing of their book, entitled "The College Book" published in 1878.


Charles Francis Richardson was born on May 29, 1851 in Hallowell, Me. He graduated from Dartmouth College with an A.B in 1871 and an A.M in 1874. After graduation, Richardson became engaged in newspaper work, working for the "Independent" in New York City. After six years he moved on to Philadelphia and the "Sunday School Times." In 1880, Richardson returned to New York and became the editor of "Good Literature," but resigned in 1882 when he was appointed professor of Anglo-Saxon and English language and literature at Dartmouth College. He held this position until his retirement with emeritus status in 1910. Publications by Richardson include "A Primer of American Literature," "The College Book," and "The Cross." Richardson died on October 9, 1913.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1876-1878

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Letter to Henry Alden Clark, 1876-11-01
  • Folder: 2, Letters to Henry Alden Clark, 1877-08-01-1877-11-23
  • Folder: 3, Letter to Henry Alden Clark, 1878-08-13

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