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William Trost Richards papers, 1848-1920

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Series 2: Writings , undated, 1849-1905
0.8 Linear feet
Box 2-4

Writings include essays written by Richards in the early 1950s including "Flowers" and "The Spirit of Toil," as well as several essays for the Forensic and Literary Circle of Philadelphia. Also found are unpublished, homemade magazines, created by Richards, Anna, and their children. "London Days: A Homemade Magazine of Literature, Art, Science and Fun" was created while the family lived in London from 1879 to 1880, and upon their return the series was called "Our Own Monthly." Anna home schooled all of their children and these were made as part of their education. All of the magazines are illustrated by William and Anna.
Writings also include works by Anna, such as an edited manuscript of her poem "Chemistry" and annotated editions of her published work, Dramatic Sonnets. Also found is Anna's "commonplace book" filled with quotations, literary excerpts, and her own thoughts. This series also includes writings by others, including an "In Memoriam" poem for Richards by Esther Morton Smith.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Three volumes of "London Days" are fragile and have not been scanned.
Description Container Select
"Flowers,", 1850
2
29
Forensic Literary Circle, 1850-1851
2
30
Humbly Dedicated to Marie by Her Friend Will,", undated
3
1
"London Days," Vol.1, Part I, 1879
Not scanned
3
2
"London Days," Vol.1, Part II, 1880
Not scanned
3
3
"London Days," Vol.1, Part III, 1880
Not scanned
3
4
"London Days,", undated
3
5
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 2, No. 18, March 5, 1881
3
6
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 2, No. 19, April 2, 1881
3
7
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 2, No. 20, May 7, 1881
3
8
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 2, No. 23, January 7, 1882
3
9
"Our Own Monthly," No. 25, circa 1882
3
10
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 3, No. 26, April 1, 1882
3
11
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 3, No. 27, December 9, 1882
3
12
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 3, No. 28, January 7, 1883
3
13
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 3, No. 29, February 3, 1883
3
14
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 3, No. 30, March 3, 1883
3
15
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 3, No. 31, April 7, 1883
3
16
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 3, No. 32, May 1883
3
17
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 3, No. 33, November 3, 1883
3
18
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 3, No. 34, December 1, 1883
3
19
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 3, No. 35, January 5, 1884
4
1
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 3, No. 36, February 2, 1884
4
2
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 3, No. 38, April 5, 1884
4
3
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 4, No. 39, January 3, 1885
4
4
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 4, No. 40, February 7, 1885
4
5
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 4, No. 41, April 4, 1885
4
6
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 4, No. 42, November 7, 1885
4
7
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 4, No. 43, December 5, 1885
4
8
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 4, No. 44, January 2, 1886
4
9
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 4, No. 46, March 6, 1886
4
10
"Our Own Monthly," Vol. 4, No. 47, April 3, 1886
4
11
"Our Own Monthly,", undated
4
12
"The Spirit of Toil,", 1852
4
13
"Sunlight,", 1851
4
14
Miscellaneous writings by Richards, undated, 1852
4
15
Anna M. Richards, "Chemistry,", undated
4
16
Anna M. Richards, Commonplace Book, Vol. 4, undated
4
17
Anna M. Richards, Dramatic Sonnets, 1881
4
18
Writings by Others, 1849-1860, undated, undated
4
19

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