Realf, Richard, 1834-1878

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Poet, lecturer, abolitionist, and soldier.

From the description of Richard Realf collection, 1857-1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982432

Realf was a poet, dramatist, abolitionist, and soldier.

From the description of Richard Realf selected documents [microform], 1850-1905. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 62121862

Abolitionist and poet.

From the description of Richard Realf letters and poems, 1864-1865. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 202231941

Richard Realf was an abolitionist, poet and lecturer. During the Civil War he served in the 88th Illinois Infantry. Sophie M. Smith (Leonard) began writing to Realf, addressed to his pseudonym Richard Rolfe, responding to an advertisement in the newspaper asking for young women to write to soldiers on the front.

From the description of Richard Realf letters, 1863-1968 (bulk 1863-1864). (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 51269888

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Spring, Rebecca. Rebecca Spring papers, ca. 1830-1900. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard [Collection of] John Brown Manuscripts, 1839-1943. Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
creatorOf Realf, Richard, 1834-1878. Richard Realf collection, 1857-1898. Library of Congress
creatorOf Realf, Richard, 1834-1878. Richard Realf selected documents [microform], 1850-1905. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Realf, Richard, 1834-1878. Richard Realf letters, 1863-1968 (bulk 1863-1864). UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Realf, Richard, 1834-1878. Richard Realf letters and poems, 1864-1865. Newberry Library
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949,. John Brown manuscripts, 1839-1943. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Hinton, Richard J. . (Richard Josiah), 1830-1901. Richard Josiah Hinton papers, 1853-1902. Kansas State Historical Society
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associatedWith Cottman, George S. (George Streibe), 1857-1941. person
associatedWith Cramer, Marian M. person
associatedWith Dawson, Mitchell, 1890-1956. person
associatedWith Hinton, Richard J. . (Richard Josiah), 1830-1901. person
associatedWith Merritt family. family
associatedWith Midwest Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, Sophie M. person
associatedWith Spring, Rebecca. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 88th (1862-1865) corporateBody
associatedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Illinois
Southern States
Kansas
United States
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)
United States
Confederate States of America
United States
Illinois--Chicago
Subject
Journalists
Manuscripts, American
Soldiers
Soldiers' writings, American
Abolitionists
American letters
Poets, American
Atlanta Campaign, 1864
Occupation
Lecturers
Poets
Soldiers
Abolitionists
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Birth 1834-06-14

Death 1878-10-28

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