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Box 1

 Container

Contains 73 Results:

Letter. Ebenezer F. Gay, Dedham, Massachusetts, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1835 February 26.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-01
Scope and Contents The author discusses work plans for the summer.
Dates: 1835 February 26.

Letter. G[eorge] H. Richards, Conneaut, Ohio, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1837 October 16.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-02
Scope and Contents Writing from Conneaut on Lake Erie in the Ohio Western Reserve, George Richards tells his brother of letters received; of his pleasure in reading a newspaper from his native Boston; and of the mild weather and bountiful produce of the area, especially black walnuts.
Dates: 1837 October 16.

Letter. Geo[rge] H. Richards, Jackson, Missouri, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1838 June 17.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-03
Scope and Contents George writes Henry of the novelty of life in southeast Missouri, describing local idioms of speech, a slave auction, encounters with black people, and "shocks of earthquakes". He notes his intention of settling in Illinois once he raises the money to buy land.
Dates: 1838 June 17.

Letter. Geo[rge] H. Richards, Jackson, Missouri, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts , 1838 August 26.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-04
Scope and Contents George inquires about circumstances in Boston and discusses life in Missouri and the West generally, including his work as a builder and the season's crops.
Dates: 1838 August 26.

Letter. Geo[rge] H. Richards, Jackson, Missouri, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts , 1838 October 11.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-05
Scope and Contents George speaks of a recent illness and of his continued determination to buy farmland in Illinois.
Dates: 1838 October 11.

Letter. F[rederick] H. Whitney, Charleston, South Carolina, to "Dear Henry" [Henry Richards], n.p., 1839 March 17.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-06
Scope and Contents The first of a series of personal letters to Henry Richards from his friend Frederick H. Whitney (ca. 1816-1877), a Boston native now in business in Charleston.
Dates: 1839 March 17.

Letter. Frederick H. Whitney, Charleston, South Carolina, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1839 July 1.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-07
Scope and Contents The author discusses life in Charleston, including the seasonal onset of yellow fever, the oppressive heat, and fruit and vegetable produce.
Dates: 1839 July 1.

Letter. Edw[ar]d T. Thompson, New York, New York, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1839 October 16.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-08
Scope and Contents The author, a friend, describes his business responsiblities in New York.
Dates: 1839 October 16.

Letter. Geo[rge] H. Richards, Hillsboro, Illinois, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1839 October 29.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-09
Scope and Contents George's first letter from Hillsboro is in large part a diatribe against the postal service and the local postmaster.
Dates: 1839 October 29.

Letter. F[rederick] H. Whitney, Charleston, South Carolina, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1840 January 28.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-10
Scope and Contents Whitney instructs Richards regarding the delivery of some goods.
Dates: 1840 January 28.

Letter. Geo[rge] H. Richards, Hillsboro, Illinois, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1840 February 11.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 11
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-11
Scope and Contents Richards discusses his building trade in Montgomery County, especially a house for a Mr. Hayward, and the necessity of completing this job before visiting Boston. There is also a good deal on local and Presidential politics, with particular reference to the upcoming 1840 elections: ". . .[William Henry] Harrison is just humping it in this state all the Western states will go for Harrison with a whoop, this state always was Van Buren, & when the news of the Harrisburg Convention came on the...
Dates: 1840 February 11.

Letter. F[rederick] H. Whitney, Charleston, South Carolina, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1840 February 21.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 12
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-12
Scope and Contents Whitney discusses the price of cotton and the weather in Boston and Charleston.
Dates: 1840 February 21.

Letter. Geo[rge] H. Richards, Hillsboro, Illinois, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1840 June 14.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-13
Scope and Contents The author discusses plans to travel to Boston and inquires about family, friends, and the political climate in Massachusetts.
Dates: 1840 June 14.

Letter. F[rederick] H. Whitney, Charleston, South Carolina, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1840 June 19.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 14
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-14
Scope and Contents Whitney reports on heavy rains in South Carolina and inquires after family and friends.
Dates: 1840 June 19.

Letter. Geo[rge] H. Richards, Hillsboro, Illinois, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1840 July 2.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-15
Scope and Contents Richards discusses a sawmill he is currently building (and plans to operate), and his difficulties in acquiring materials for its construction. Remarks that it has been three years since he left Boston for the West.
Dates: 1840 July 2.

Letter. Geo[rge] H. Richards, Cincin[n]ati, Ohio, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1840 November 6.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-16
Scope and Contents A short letter written from Cincinnati on Richards' trip home from Boston. Brief mention of William Henry Harrison's apparent victories in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia.
Dates: 1840 November 6.

Letter. F[rederick] H. Whitney, Charleston, South Carolina, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1840 Nov 18.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 17
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-17
Scope and Contents Whitney informs Richards of an impending visit to Boston.
Dates: 1840 Nov 18.

Letter. Geo[rge] H. Richards, Hillsboro, Illinois, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1840 November 24.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 18
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-18
Scope and Contents Back in Hillsboro, Richards recounts the trip from Cincinnati, especially an "introduction" to William Henry Harrison: ". . .he is a small, slim, round shouldered man, grey headed with bright black eyes & great shaggy eye brows. . . ." He also describes a celebration of Harrison's victory: "We had a grand illumination last night in honor of Old Tip's election that is every Whig in town, & I thought we did tolerably well considering we stand 3 V B to 2 Whigs here, Van [Buren] has our...
Dates: 1840 November 24.

Letter. Geo[rge] H. Richards, Hillsboro, Illinois, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1840 December 20.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 19
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-19
Scope and Contents The author mentions Whig politics, his work at the mill, and the cold weather.
Dates: 1840 December 20.

Letter. F[rederick] H. Whitney, Charleston, South Carolina, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1840 December 21.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 20
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-20
Scope and Contents Whitney discusses the sale of a draft and reminds Richards of a previously shipped box.
Dates: 1840 December 21.

Letter. F[rederick] H. Whitney, Charleston, South Carolina, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1841 March 8.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 21
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-21
Scope and Contents A business letter regarding small shipments of rice and palm oil.
Dates: 1841 March 8.

Letter. Geo[rge] H. Richards, Hillsboro, Illinois, to Henry Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1841 March 28 to April 4

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 22
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-22
Scope and Contents This letter is the first to mention George Richards' future wife, Irene Huse Lincoln.
Dates: 1841 March 28 to April 4

Letter. F[rederick] H. Whitney, Charleston, South Carolina, to Henry Richards, Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1841 April 10.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 23
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-23
Scope and Contents Whitney mentions his recent marriage (29 February 1841) to Sarah Anthony, whose father, now deceased, operated a soap and candle manufactory in Charleston.
Dates: 1841 April 10.

Letter. Geo[rge] H. Richards, Hillsboro, Illinois, to Henry Richards, Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1841 June 16.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 24
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-24
Scope and Contents The author discusses the affairs of family and friends in Boston, expresses his support for a war with England, and comments on the "bad state of society" in St. Louis, including crime and race relations.
Dates: 1841 June 16.

Letter. F[rederick] H. Whitney, Charleston, South Carolina, to Henry Richards, Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1841 July 12.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 25
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-25
Scope and Contents Whitney discusses business affairs and future travel plans.
Dates: 1841 July 12.

Letter. Geo[rge] H. Richards, Hillsboro, Illinois, to Henry Richards, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, 1841 November 28.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 26
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-26
Scope and Contents Richards describes hunting deer with friends in Audubon, Illinois.
Dates: 1841 November 28.

Letter. F[rederick] H. Whitney, Charleston, South Carolina, to Henry Richards, Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1841 December 27.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 27
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-27
Scope and Contents Whitney chides Richards for the brevity of his recent letters, and reports the birth a son, Frederic Anthony. He reports the dissolution of his business partnership, intending to proceed "on my own account", despite a lack of funds. In response to an inquiry from Richards about relocating to Charleston, he states that ". . .there is nothing in your line of business going on here there are numbers of vacant stores with high rents. . . ."
Dates: 1841 December 27.

Letter. [George H. Richards], Hillsboro, Illinois, to Henry Richards, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, 1842 January 16.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 28
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-28
Scope and Contents The author discusses the market for veneers in Boston, the unseasonably warm weather, a physical attack against a mutual friend named Bill Allen, and the failing of the Cairo Bank. The bank failure worries the author, who remarks that it issued more than half the circulating notes in the state and that it will be hard to raise money as a result of the failure. The author also discusses the possibility of running a steam boat route from New Orleans to St. Louis.
Dates: 1842 January 16.

Letter. G[eorge] H. R[ichards], Hillsboro, Illinois, to Henry Richards, n.p., 1842 March 20.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 29
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-29
Scope and Contents Richards discusses travel plans to Boston and the status of Illinois banks. He also describes the activities of a man named "Honest Jim" who has begun a candidacy for the state legislature.
Dates: 1842 March 20.

Letter. "Ina" [Irene Huse Lincoln Richards], Hillsboro, Illinois, to Elisabeth L. Lincoln, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, 1842 August.

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 30
Identifier: MSN/EA 5023-30
Scope and Contents In her first surviving letter from Illinois, Irene Richards provides her sister Elisabeth (b. c.1804) with a thorough overview of her new domestic and social life. She describes her daily routine, her small home (comprising a parlor, kitchen, sleeping room, and cellar), and speaks a great deal of diet and food preparation.
Dates: 1842 August.