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MS Am 2803

Richardson, Harriette Taber. Harriette Taber Richardson literary papers, 1894-1960: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2803
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Richardson, Harriette Taber.
Title: Harriette Taber Richardson literary papers,
Date(s): 1894-1960.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Manuscripts of poems, plays, and stories by Cambridge, Massachusetts author and amateur historian, Harriette Taber Richardson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

59M-288. Gift of Mrs. Fredrika Richardson Powell; received: 1959.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Harriette Taber Richardson Literary Papers, 1894-1960 (MS Am 2803). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Harriette Taber Richardson (1874-1953) was an amateur historian, translator, author, and philanthropist. She was the daughter of Anis Phinney Beard and Robert Barney Taber, and the wife of Frederick Albert Richardson. They had two children, Philip Richardson and Frederika Richardson Powell. Harriette Richardson was a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts and summered in the Annapolis Royal area of Nova Scotia, Canada. She is credited with having been a major force behind the creation of the Port Royal National Park in Nova Scotia.


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Scope and Contents

Includes autograph and typescript manuscripts of poems, plays, and stories. Also includes 2 copyright certificates for her work, some clippings, a 1929 letter from the Gorham Press, and a photograph of a man with a giant ball of string.


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