Richmond, Mary Elizabeth, 1853-1949

Richmond, May Elizabeth, 1853-1949

Community leader, poet, teacher, writer, educationalist. Born in New Plymouth. Daughter of Justice Christopher William Richmond. After a sojourn in England, she returned to New Zealand as a kindergarten teacher. Was prominent in the formation of the Free Kindergarten Union, served as governor on several school boards, and was involved in a large number of women's organizations, as well as the Unitarian Church. Her published books of poems included 'Poems' (1903), 'Songs for children' (1908), 'Bindy ballads' (1925), and 'Arsaig idyll' (?1943). See DNZB (Vol.3, p 433, R19)

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Date: 1942-1948 Description: Letters from Howard Parris Richmond (solicitor of Buddle,Richmond & Buddle, Auckland); Valerie and her husband Clifford Parris Richmond (Kip) of 159 Kohimara...
Date: 1943-1945 Description: Correspondents include Serkin family of Kelburn, 1943; Isabel M Houston of Hobson Street, Wellington, 1943; John L Moore of York Bay, 1943; Wellington Navy L...
Date: Jan-Apr 1944 Description: Mainly letters from Alice R Richmond and her daughters Betty and Peggy, to their sisters and aunts Mary and Emily Richmond Quantity: 1 folder(s). Physical ...
Date: 1908 From: Richmond family : Papers Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s).
The daughters of William and Emily Richmond - Photograph taken by Herrmann
Date: [ca 1893] By: Herrmann, Louisa Marian, 1864-1955 Description: The daughters of William and Emily Richmond on the veranda of "Windhover," Brougham Street, Wellington. They are Alice (left), Margaret (at back), Anna (cen...
Date: 1948-1949 From: Bagnall, Austin Graham, 1912-1986 : Further papers Description: My first eight years, an autobiographical fragment by Mary E Richmond (14 chapters, typescript); also correspondence between Mary and Emily Richmond and Grah...
Date: 27 Mar 1862 From: Richmond family : Papers Description: Possibly the earliest extant letter written by Mary. Written to her father from Onehunga in which she tells him of a dream she had in which God told her she ...
Date: 1898, n d From: Richmond family : Papers Description: Mainly writings of Mary Elizabeth Richmond. Includes talk to Board school teachers, Jul 1898 on education Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1914-1936 Description: Includes: Extract from Mrs Margaret Richmond Bogle's diary, 1936 re visit to Highhead Castle; diary kept by Miss Emily Richmond of an expedition to the West ...
Date: 1894 From: Richmond family : Papers Description: Written from Napier, The Hermitage, Blenheim, Nelson, Timaru, and New South Wales Quantity: 1 folder(s). Physical Description: Mss