Sue Richardson papers, 1863-1962

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Richardson, Sue.
Title: Sue Richardson papers, 1863-1962
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 333
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Collection of Sue Richardson of Front Royal, Virginia, including a typed copy of a diary, a photograph and printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Gift, 1958.


[after identification of item(s)], Sue Richardson papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Sue Richardson lived at Rose Hill, Front Royal, Virginia, during the Civil War. Her father died prior to the war; her brother, Willie, was wounded at Williamsburg (1862) and died; a younger sister, Bell, and a cousin, Sue, lived with her at Rose Hill. Two slaves, Liza and Frances, former house servants, did field work. Both Confederate and Union invaders depleted the plantation and took all the horses and most livestock.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of materials relating to Sue Richardson including a typed copy of a diary, October 1, 1863-May 23, 1865 which documents the activities of the Richardson family and friends during the war and notes illness, death, enemy occupation, and the Federal's execution of Thomas Overby, one of Mosby's raiders. In addition, there is a photograph of Bel Air (Front Royal, Virginia), and printed material relating to Front Royal, Virginia.

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Box Folder Content
1 1 Diary: October 1, 1863-May 23, 1865
1 2 Photograph: Bel Air, Front Royal, Virginia, 1962
1 3 Printed: Memories in Marble. The Story of the Four Confederate Monuments at Front Royal, Virginia, Laura Virginia Hale, 1956.
1 4 Printed: Warren County Civil War Centennial Observance, Battle of Front Royal, May 19-20, 1962