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Alfred Talbot Richardson papers

Identifier: LaRC-939

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of original and transcribed business correspondence, photographs, and a published monograph, titled Forebears Fareing, by Otis Dunbar Richardson, which includes biographical information about the extended Richardson family history.  Business letters in the collection deal with sale of land and property, timber production, and personnel and racial issues, including mention of the Ku Klux Klan.


  • 1914-1970


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Alfred Talbot Richardson (1865-1953) was an executive in the Ragley Lumber Company in Ragley, Louisiana, and later in the Gulf Lumber Company in Fullerton, Louisiana during the early twentieth century. He is the co-editor of the Life, letters, and travels of Father de Smet, along with Hiram Martin Chittenden (1905).


1.5 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged as follows: correspondence, transcripts, photographs, and Forbears' Fareing. The collection consists of 1 box. It is 1.5 linear feet.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1997 by MLL. Archon collection-level record created in February, 2010.

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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US