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Bradford Richardson diploma

 Collection — Folder: S1848
Identifier: S1848

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the Indiana Common Schools diploma awarded to Bradford Richarson of District No. 6, Hensley Township, Johnson County, Indiana. Signed June 14, 1901 by the county superintendent and trustee, the certificate states that Richardson had passed a "creditable examination in Orthography, Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Geography, English, Grammar, Physiology and United States History."


  • 1901/06/14

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Lewis Bradford Richardson was born August 25, 1884 in Hensley Township, Johnson County, Indiana to Bluford and Louisa (Burgett) Richardson. He attended local schools and received a diploma from the Indiana Common Schools in 1901. A farmer by trade, he also wrote poetry and created and wrote the "Corn-tassel City Items" for the Franklin Democrat under the pen name of Rev. Chuck Huddleston. Married and divorced twice, he was the father of 10 children. He died at the age of 67 on November 2, 1951.

Sources: "Lewis Bradford Richardson Sr." Find a Grave Memorial no. 31770344. Accessed April 12, 2021.

"Lewis Richardson Dies Suddenly." Brown County Democrat (Ind.), November 8, 1951.

"Richardson Case is Venued From County." The Franklin Evening Star (Ind.), January 8, 1932.


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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S1112: Lewis Bradford Richardson collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2021/04/13 by Laura Eliason.
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