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Hannah S. Richmond Papers

Identifier: SMC-001

Scope and Contents

Hannah S. Richmond's papers contain her callisthenic book (MS) that lists and describes gymnastic exercises. Hannah’s student notebooks include: English history, Bible lessons, verse; United States Geography, Maps; and Astronomical Questions. Several compositions (original and transcribed) are titled: “Health,” “Blind Man’s Buff,” “Friendship,” and “Remarks on Teaching by Miss Lyon.” Untitled compositions include the following topics: life as a kitten; reflection, grief and joy; and sentences using given vocabulary words. A transcribed copy of her school expense account is present as is an 1835 letter to her mother and sisters and brothers concerning the Seminary.

Later materials include a letter from J. Montgomery Gambrille to Wheaton President J. Edgar Park, regarding the date of the New York Herald Times article on Hannah’s notebooks, and a response from the President’s secretary. Correspondence between W.W. Norton and Company, Inc. and Dr. Park concerns interest in publishing Hannah’s diaries, 1934. Clippings consist of articles on Hannah S. Richmond in the years 1934 and 1987.


  • 1835-1987
  • 1835 - 1839


Access Restrictions

No restrictions. Open for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors, or their descendants, of items in these papers as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Hannah Sumner Richmond attended Wheaton Seminary from 1836 to 1838. Most documents, including the Seminary Catalogue, mistake her middle initial as a "P".


0.7 Cubic Feet (7 folders)

Language of Materials



School notes and correspondence of Hannah S. Richmond; as well as correspondence from J. Montgomery Gambrille and the W.W. Norton Company to Wheaton President J. Edgar Park regarding Hannah S. Richmond's papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in collection. Acquisition information may not available for this collection. Please contact the repository for more information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Ashley Kuhn, W09, November 2008

Encoded using Archivist Toolkit by: Hannah Juergens, W13, July 2012

Encoding edited by: Megan Wheaton-Book, Assistant Archivist, October 2012; and Zeph Stickney, Archivist, May 2013

Inventory of the Hannah S. Richmond Papers
Ashley Kuhn
November 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the Marion B. Gebbie Archives and Special Collections Repository

Wheaton College
26 East Main Street
Norton Massachusetts 02766