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Richardson Family Papers
MSS 128  
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Description
The Richardson family owned large land holdings north of Chico on which they raised cattle. The resort of Richardson Springs was developed on a part of this property. This collection consists of deeds, mortgages, title abstracts, agreements, a share certificate for the Mammoth Channel Gold Mining Company (1907), a bill of sale for personal property (1919), and correspondence.
Background
The Richardson family consisted of brothers: William, Cyrus, Jared, Alonzo, Pierce, Joseph, Elisha, Orlando and sisters: Elizabeth, and Caroline. The first Richardson to arrive in California was Pierce who came in 1860. He was followed in 1866 and 1869 by Jared and Alonzo respectively. Eventually Joseph and Orlando, along with their sisters and their parents, joined them at the Mud Creek Ranch, north of Chico. The family gained prominence through real estate development, cattle ranching and the development of the resort of Richardson Springs.
Extent
Items: 3 boxes Linear Feet: 1
Restrictions
The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.
Availability
Collection is open for research without restriction.