RICHMOND, LEGH, 1772-1827.
MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 178
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CITATION: Legh Richmond Collection, MSS 178, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
Legh Richmond was an Evangelical clergyman in Great Britain. He was educated at Trinity College at Cambridge University. He is famous for writing The Dairyman's Daughter and other popular works of fiction relating to English village life. From 1807 to 1812 he published several volumes of Fathers of the English Church, a collection of biographies of people active in the English Reformation.
This collection consists of three letters. Two letters are from 1807 and are addressed to a Reverend Aspland in Cambridge, who appears to be a librarian. In the first letter, dated 20 July 1807, Richmond tells Aspland that a Dr. Jowet has advised him to borrow several books from the library. He refers to works by several men, calling them martyrs. The second letter from Richmond to Aspland is dated 21 October 1807 and again refers to works Richmond is interested in borrowing. These two letters may relate to his research for Fathers of the English Church.
Richmond's third letter is to his mother, Catherine Atherton Richmond.
In this letter, dated 29 January 1815, he thanks her for her maternal care,
reflects on the difficulties he has endured in the past year, and refers
to a passage in Psalms.