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‘Family memoranda’, consisting of genealogical notes, tables and press cuttings of the Richards family, probably compiled by Anne Richards., 1887-1889.

Identifier: MS.20396

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The Richards family of Horndean in Hampshire began its connection with America in the early 19th century when John Richards opened a business in Boston, Massachusetts. Although his son, Francis Richards, established a manufacturing business in Gardiner, Maine, the family retained strong European ties. The constant coming and going across the Atlantic gives the collection a very cosmopolitan outlook enhanced by the marriage in 1878 of Francis Gardiner Richards to Anne Ashburner whose family also had English and American connections.

For notes on the Richards family see ‘Stepping westward’ by Laura E Richard. For other related collections see ‘The yellow house papers’ by Danny D Smith.


  • Creation: 1887-1889.

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100 Leaves ; Octavo.

Language of Materials

From the Fonds: Undetermined


10 folios.

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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