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John Richards letterbooks

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-016

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of three volumes of John Richards's letterbooks. Each volume contains business correspondence related to Richards's work as an Indian Agent in Kansas. All letters are written by John Richards, and the majority of letters are addressed to Enoch Hoag, the Superintendent of Indian Affairs. In addition to Enoch Hoag, correspondence in Richards's letterbooks are addressed to the following: Dunlap & Flora, Russell Shlickler, James Haworth, F. Buckley, Robert Ferris, George P. Laflin, Henry Breiner, General Davidson, R.S. Mackenzie, and Edward P. Smith (Commissioner of Indian Affairs).

Dates

  • 1870-1876

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Jonathan Richards (1812-1882) was born in March, 1812, in Chester, Pennsylvania, the son of Davis and Abigail Richards. He was educated at Westtown School. He married Margaret Caley. From 1853 to 1857, Richards acted as the Principal/Superintendent of Haverford College. From 1870 to 1876, Richards acted as an Indian Agent at Wichita, Kansas, for the Witchitas and other tribes. After leaving Kansas, Richards and his wife returned to Pennsylvania, where they lived at the Pennsylvania Hospital. Richards was a member and elder of Western District Monthly Meeting. Richards died March 3, 1882, in Philadelphia, at the age of 69.

Extent

0.39 Linear Feet (3 volumes)

Language

English

Overview

Each volume of John Richards's letterbooks contains business correspondence related to his work as an Indian Agent in Kansas. All letters are written by John Richards, and the majority of letters are addressed to Enoch Hoag, the Superintendent of Indian Affairs. In addition to Enoch Hoag, correspondence in Richards's letterbooks is addressed to the following: Dunlap & Flora, Russell Shlickler, James Haworth, F. Buckley, Robert Ferris, George P. Laflin, Henry Breiner, General Davidson, R.S. Mackenzie, and Edward P. Smith (Commissioner of Indian Affairs).

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.1003 Associated Executive Committee on Indian Affairs records, 1758-1929
  • HC.MC.1104 Enoch Hoag letterbooks
  • HC.MC.1034 Hoag Indian papers
  • HC.MC.975.01.089 Thomas Wistar journals

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.
Title
John Richards letterbooks, 1870-1876
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
August, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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