Richards, Henry, 1848-1949

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Laura E. Richards (1850-1943) was the daughter of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, founder of the Perkins School for the Blind, and Julia Ward Howe, social reformer and lyricist of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." In 1871 she married Henry Richards (1848-1949; Harvard College A.B. 1871), architect and industrialist. In 1876 they moved to Gardiner, Maine for Henry to manage the family paper mills. Laura Richards wrote more than ninety works, mostly in the fields of children's literature and biography. One of her early publications was a book of nonsense verses, Sketches & scraps (1881) that was illustrated by her husband Henry. Laura Richards won the Pulitzer prize for Biography in 1917 with her sister Maude Howe Elliott, for Julia Ward Howe .

From the guide to the Henry Richards drawings for, Sketches & scraps, 1881 and 1941., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Epithet: Perpetual Curate of Horfield

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001129.0x000251

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creatorOf Richards, Henry, 1848-1949. Gardiner Lyceum collection, 1822-1922. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue architectural drawings and papers, 1882-1980 Columbia University. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Department of Drawings & Archives,
referencedIn Gay family papers, 1718-1916. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Richards, Laura Elizabeth Howe, 1850-1943. The Yellow House papers : the Laura E. Richards collection, [19--]-2002. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Papers, 1633-1643. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Henry Richards drawings for, Sketches & scraps, 1881 and 1941. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Vol. CCXXVI (ff. 256). 17-20 Dec. 1834.includes:f. I Ernest Augustus Charles Brudenell-Bruce, 3rd Marquess of Ailesbury: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1834-1848.ff. 3, 10 William Brooks: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1834.f. 5 William Bro... British Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924. Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue architectural drawings and papers, 1882-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Los Angeles County Prefecture Records The Huntington Library
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associatedWith Darwin, Bernard, 1876-1961 person
associatedWith Gay family. family
associatedWith Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924. person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Prefecture of Los Angeles corporateBody
associatedWith Shepard, Thomas, 1605-1649 person
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
associatedWith Van Wyck Brooks person
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Birth 1848

Death 1949



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