A prominent Boston-area family, the Richardson-Hemenway family was descended from merchants (Hemenways) and textile manufacturers (Lawrences), and was related to the Appletons, Cabots, Coolidges, and Higginsons. The collection centers around John Richardson (Harvard 1908), a lawyer and major figure in the Republican party, and his wife, Hope (Hemenway) Richardson. Other family members represented include the Richardsons' parents (John and Louisa Storrow (Cabot) Richardson, Augustus and Harriet (Lawrence) Hemenway) and children (Louisa R. Dreier, Hope Richardson, Hetty R. Phillips, Faith R. Barnett, John Richardson).
From the description of Papers of the Richardson family, 1824-1999 (inclusive), 1900-1976 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 663371962