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RICHARDS, William Carey, author, born in London, England, 24 November, 1818. His father removed to this country in 1831, and the son was graduated at Madison university in 1840. He then went to the south, and for ten years was engaged in educational and literary work in Georgia. In 1849 he removed to Charleston, South Carolina, where he resided for two years. During his life in the south he edited the "Orion" magazine and "The School-fellow." In 1852 he returned to the north, and soon afterward entered the ministry. In 1855 he became associate pastor of the 1st Baptist church in Providence, Rhode Island From 1855 till 1862 he was pastor of the Brown street Baptist church in the same city, and he subsequently ministered to churches in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1865-'9, and Chicago, Illinois, 1876-'7. For twenty-five years he has given public lectures in the United States and Canada on the popular aspects of physical science, illustrated by an extensive apparatus. He has received the honorary degree of Ph.D. Professor Richards has contributed frequently to magazines, and is the author of several college and anniversary poems. His principal works are" Shakespeare Calendar" (New York, 1850) ; "Harry's Vacation, or Philosophy at Home" (1854); "Electron" (1858) ; "Science in Song" (1865) ; " Great in Goodness, a Memoir of George N. Briggs, Governor of Massachusetts" (Boston, 1866) ; " Baptist Banquets" (Chicago, 1881); "The Lord is My Shepherd" (1884);" The Mountain Anthem" (1885); and "Our Father in Heaven" (Boston, 1886).--His wife. Cornelia Holroyd (BRADLEY), author, born in Hudson, New York, 1 November, 1822, after graduation at New Hampton literary and theological institute, married Dr. Richards on 21 September, 1841. She has written under the pen-name of " Mrs. Manners," and is the author of "At Home and Abroad, or How to Behave" (New York, 1853); " Pleasure and Profit, or Lessons on the Lord's Prayer" (1853) ; "Aspiration, an Autobiography" (1856); "Sedgemoor, or Home Lessons" (1857); "Hester and I, or Beware of Worldliness" (1860) ; "Springs of Adion" (1863) ; and "Cousin Alice," a memoir of her sister, Alice B. Haven (1871).--His brother, Thomas Addison, artist, born in London, England, 3 December, 1820, came to the United States at the age of eleven, and from 1835 till 1845 resided in Georgia. Thence he went to New York, where for the next two years he was a pupil at the National academy. He was elected an associate of the academy in 1848, and an academician in 1851. In 1852 he became its corresponding secretary, which post he still (1888) holds. In 1858-'60 he was director of the Cooper union school of design for women, being the first to fill the office. Since 1867 he has been professor of art in the University of the city of New York, which gave him the honorary degree of M. A. in 1878. He has resided in New York since 1845, but has travelled much, both at home and abroad. His numerous paintings include "Alastor, or the Spirit of Solitude," and" The Indian's Paradise--a Dream of the Happy Hunting Ground" (1854) ; "lave Oaks of the South" (1858); "The French Broad River, North Carolina" (1859); "Sunnyside" (1862); " The River Rhine" and "Warwick Castle" (1869) ; '~ Chatsworth, England" (1870) ; "Lake Than, Switzerland" (1871); "Italian Lake Scene" (1873);" Lake in the Adirondacks" (1875) ; "Lake Winnipiseogee" (1876) ; "Lake Brienz, Switzerland" (1879); and "The Edisto River, South Carolina" (1886). He is also well known as an author and illustrator of books, and has published " The American Artist" (Baltimore, 1838) ; " Georgia Illustrated" (Augusta, 1842) ; "The Romance of American Landscape" (1854) ; " Summer Stories of the South" (Charleston, South Carolina, 1852) ; and "Pictures and Painters" (London, 1870). For most of these he furnished both text and illustrations. He was also engaged on Appletons' "Handbooks of Travel."
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