Theodore Richmond papers, 1844-1926.

Creator: Richmond, Theodore, 1837-1916.
Collection number: 632
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Abstract: Lawyer in Ligonier, Ind., and Marshall, Iowa, who moved to Athens, Tenn. in 1865, and to Chattanooga in 1870. Letters, 1861-1863, between Richmond and Harriet Burgert of Navarre, Ohio, whom he married in 1862, and correspondence with members of her family; slight family and social correspondence after the Richmonds moved to Tennessee; frequent letters from Richmond’s daughter Grace, while she was a student at Vassar College, 1880-1884, as well as letters to Grace from her family describing social life and schools in Chattanooga, Tenn.; and a brief diary, 1926, by Richmond’s daughter Bessie, of a West Indian cruise. Early papers pertain to Richmond’s father, Judah L. Richmond (1807-1868), Baptist preacher, and include a diary, 1844, written while he was living in Forestville, N.Y., and preaching in Chatauqua County, N.Y., and scattered family letters.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Letters from 6 July 1856 and 23 Nov 1856 from Henry Maloy (father of Theodore Richmond’s mother) express disdain for the spread of slavery into the West.