RICHARDS, SAMUEL P.
Samuel P. Richards diaries, 1848-1909

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8ztdb


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Richards, Samuel P.
Title: Samuel P. Richards diaries, 1848-1909
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 518
Extent: 3 microfilm reels (MF)
Abstract:Microfilm copy of Georgia stationer and book dealer Samuel P. Richards diaries.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Reproduction restricted since original materials held by another repository.

Source

Loaned for reproduction by Atlanta Historical Society, 1968.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Samuel P. Richards diaries, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Samuel P. Richards, stationer and book dealer, was born March 3, 1824, in Hooknorton, Oxfordshire, England, and died April 18, 1910, in Atlanta, Georgia. His family immigrated to the United States, first to New York and then to Penfield, Georgia, when he was young. He attended Mercer University in Penfield (1846-1848). He and his brother, Jabez, opened a retail book and stationery business in Macon, Georgia (J.J. and S.P. Richards), and moved it to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1861. The business name was changed to S.P. Richards and Son, when Richards bought out his brother and took his oldest son, Arthur, into the business. Richards retired in 1894 (after Arthur's death), and his other sons, Russell, George, and Walter, took over the business (S.P. Richards Co.).

Samuel P. Richards, stationer and book dealer, was born March 3, 1824, in Hooknorton, Oxfordshire, England, and died April 18, 1910, in Atlanta, Georgia. His family immigrated to the United States, first to New York and then to Penfield, Georgia, when he was young. He attended Mercer University in Penfield (1846-1848). He and his brother, Jabez, opened a retail book and stationery business in Macon, Georgia (J.J. and S.P. Richards), and moved it to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1861. The business name was changed to S.P. Richards and Son, when Richards bought out his brother and took his oldest son, Arthur, into the business. Richards retired in 1894 (after Arthur's death), and his other sons, Russell, George, and Walter, took over the business (S.P. Richards Co.).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of Samuel P. Richards' diary during the years 1848-1909. The entries detail Richards' daily activities, including Baptist prayer meetings, church services, and family life. Richards also gives an account of the shelling and evacuation of Atlanta, after which he moved to New York. He lived there as a refugee for one year.


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