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Series I: Richardson Family Papers 1714-1802

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Richardson Family papers, 1714-1802 MS 279



creator aut Richardson, Anne
creator aut Richardson, Samuel
Title: Richardson Family papers
Dates: 1714-1802
Abstract: This collection contains letters and literary drafts of Samuel Richardson; letters of his daughter, Anne Richardson, to her sister Martha Richardson Bridgen, and parents, and Sally Crowther Moodie. The collection also includes letters by Elizabeth (Leake) Richardson, Sally Crowther Moodie, and Jane Berthon regarding the Lisbon earthquake (1755); and correspondence from O.B. Kaiser to Samuel Richardson.
Identification: MS 279
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet (6 folders)
Language: English
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Richardson (19 August 1689 – 4 July 1761) was an 18th-century English writer and printer. He is best known for his three epistolary novels: Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded (1740), Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady (1748) and The History of Sir Charles Grandison (1753). Outside of his writing career, Richardson was an established printer and publisher for most of his life and printed almost 500 different works and various journals and magazines.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters and literary drafts of Samuel Richardson; letters of his daughter, Anne Richardson, to her sister (Martha Richardson Bridgen) and parents, and Sally Crowther Moodie. The collection also includes letters by Elizabeth (Leake) Richardson, Sally Crowther Moodie, and Jane Berthon regarding the Lisbon earthquake (1755); and correspondence from O.B. Kaiser to Samuel Richardson.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Richardson Family Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Index Terms

Earthquakes
Authors' spouses -- Great Britain
letters (correspondence)
Richardson, Anne
Richardson, Samuel

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richardson Family Papers, 1714-1802, MS 279, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to Fondren by Alan Dugald McKillop in June 1975.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Richardson Family Papers 1714-1802
0 Linear Feet

Richardson, Samuel
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1 Samuel Richardson - transcripts of letters and literary drafts, including notes by Prof. Alan D. McKillop
Folder
2 Anne Richardson / Martha Richardson Bridgen. 10 letters, 1780-1784
Folder
3 Anne Richardson - draft of letter to "Gentleman's Magazine" printed Feb.-Apr. 1872; Letter to her parents (?) Feb. 6, 1757
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4 Anne Richardson to Sally Crowther Moodie. 15 letters, 1792-1802
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5 Jane Berthon (friend of Samuel Richardson) - transcript of letters regarding Lisbon earthquake, 1755
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6 O. B. Kaiser to Samuel Richardson, July 10, 1753

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