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Bruce Richardson Papers MSS.279
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  • Access Restrictions
  • Usage Restrictions
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Arrangement note
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Publication Rights

  • Title: Bruce Richardson Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.279
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Chico, Special Collections, Meriam Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.88 Linear feet 4 Boxes
    Date: 1901-1959
    Language of Materials note: English
    creator: Richardson, Bruce

    Access Restrictions

    Collection is open for research without restriction.

    Usage Restrictions

    No restrictions.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Bruce Richardson, was born in Chico (California) in 1880 where he attended grade school. In 1901 he enrolled at U.C. Berkeley. In 1904 he moved to the Philippines, where he taught Mathematics and English for more than a decade. During his stay in the Philippines, he also worked for the McKinley Road Ranch, the Baguio Vegetable Exchange and a commercial hat maker. He moved back to Northern California in 1941, living there until his death in 1959.

    Scope and Contents note

    Hand-written letters make up the bulk of the collection. The letters were primarily written by Bruce Richardson while he was living in the Philippines, from 1904 to 1941. Other correspondences were addressed to Bruce Richardson or referenced him in some manner. Also included are sketches, hand-written notes, announcements and photographs. The photographs relate to his stay in the Philippines. The bulk of the material corresponds to his time in the Philippines.

    Preferred Citation note

    Bruce Richardson Papers, MSS 279, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note


    Arrangement note


    Related Archival Materials note

    Richardson Family Papers, MSS 128, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Letters (Correspondence)
    Manila Bay (Philippines)