Guide to the Fanny Richardson Autograph Book, 1856-1862
Collection number: MS 279
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
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[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.
Purchase from Carmen Valentino Rare Books, unknown date.
Collection is in original order as received.