File MS-2-462, SF Box 43, Folder 28 - Fundraising letter from Harriet Taber Richardson and circular regarding the reconstruction of the Habitation of Port Royal

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Fundraising letter from Harriet Taber Richardson and circular regarding the reconstruction of the Habitation of Port Royal

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MS-2-462, SF Box 43, Folder 28

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2 pages (1 folder)

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Harriet Taber Richardson was an American from Cambridge, Massachusetts, who spent her summers in the Annapolis Royal area from about 1923. An admirer of Samuel Champlain, her interest in him broadened to include Port Royal. In 1928 she teamed up with local historian Loftus Morton Fortier to rebuild the Habitation. She established The Associates of Port Royal, with chapters in Massachusetts, New York and Virginia, with the goal of raising money for the reconstruction.

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Records were accessioned by the Archives in 1982. Custodial history prior to that is unknown.

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File contains a letter and circular sent from Harriet Taber Richardson, Secretary of the Associates of Port Royal, to the Essex Institute in 1930. The letter requests the Institute's support of the reconstruction of the Habitation.

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Finding aid created in August 2012.

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  • English

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  • Box: MS-2-462, SF Box 43