Guide to the Fanny Richardson Autograph Book, 1856-1862

Collection number: MS 279
Size: (2 items)

About Fanny Richardson

Frances "Fanny" Maria Richardson was born in June 1844 in Greenfield, NH, daughter of Coloniel Cyrus Richardson and Celia Dresser. She married George Eli Hunt on 24 November 1868 in Greenfield, and moved to Dublin and Peterborough after that. The couple three sons and two daughters, of whom four survived to adulthood. Fanny died November 4, 1868 at Greefield.

About the Fanny Richardson Autograph Book

Fanny's 3"x5" autograph book is filled with poetry, calligraphy, lockes of hair, and dried flowers from her friends, relatives, teachers, and other admirers. She began the book when she was 12, penning a stunning calligraphy title page with her name and the town. She collected signatures from Greenfield, Concord, and Mason Village. Several lockes of hair have disintegrated, and some pages are missing. A poem which which was folded inside the book is included, along with a fragment of a letter on parchment.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Folder 9, Box 26, Fanny Richardson Autograph Book, 1856-1862, MS 279, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchase from Carmen Valentino Rare Books, unknown date.

Collection Arrangement

Collection is in original order as received.