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Collection Nathan W. Daniels Diary and Scrapbook

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Published Works by Cora L. V. Richmond

  • Abraham Lincoln. [Chicago, 1910?] LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Abraham Lincoln to Woodrow Wilson and His Cabinet. [Chicago, 1913?] LC catalog record.
  • The Day After Death: A Discourse by Spirit Epes Sargent, Delivered through the Medial Instrumentality of Mrs. Cora L. V. Richmond, in Fairbank Hall, Chicago, Ill., Sunday Evening, Jan. 16, 1881. Boston: Colby & Rich, 1881. LC catalog record.
  • A Discourse on Faith, Hope and Love, Delivered in New York, Sunday, April 23, 1857, to which is Added, a Report of a Philosophical Investigation of the Nature of Mediumship, by Mrs. Cora L. V. Hatch; Phonographically Reported by M. A. Clancy. New York: B. F. Hatch, 1858. LC catalog record.
  • A Discourse on the Immutable Decrees of God, and the Free Agency of Man: Delivered in the City Hall, Newburyport, Mass., Sunday, November 22d 1857, by Mrs. Cora L. V. Hatch; Phonographically Reported by James M. Pomeroy. New York: B. F. Hatch, 1858. LC catalog record.
  • Discourses on Religion, Morals, Philosophy and Metaphysics. New York: B. F. Hatch, 1858. Published under the name Cora L. V. Hatch. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Discourses through the Mediumship of Mrs. Cora L. V. Tappan: The New Science: Spiritual Ethics. Boston: Colby and Rich, 1876. LC catalog record.
  • Hesperia. Cambridge, Mass.: Stereotyped and printed by H. O. Houghton, 1871. Published under the name Cora L. V. Tappan. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.  
  • A Lecture on Secession: Delivered at Dodworth's Hall on the Evening of Sunday, Jan. 19, 1861, by Andrew Jackson; Cora L. V. Hatch, Medium. New York: S. T. Munson, 1861. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Life Work of Mrs. Cora L. V. Richmond. Compiled and edited by Harrison D. Barrett. Chicago: Hack & Anderson, 1895. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Mediumship: An Oration Delivered Under Spirit-influence in the Royal Music Hall, London, Sunday Evening, Nov. 23rd, 1873. London, England: J. Burns, 1873. LC catalog record.
  • A Message from the Higher Realms. Chicago: Regan Printing House, 1917. LC catalog record.
  • My Experiences While Out of My Body and My Return after Many Days. Published under the name Rev. Cora L. V. Richmond. Boston: Christopher Press, 1915. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External  and Internet Archive.
  • The Nature of Spiritual Existence and Spiritual Gifts, Given through the Mediumship of Mrs. Cora L. V. Richmond; Reported and Published by G. H. Hawes. San Francisco: Women's Co-operative Printing Office, 1884. LC catalog record.  Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Ouina's Canoe and Christmas Offering, Filled with Flowers for the Darlings of Earth, Given through Her Medium, Water Lily (Mrs. Cora L. V. Richmond). Ottumwa, Iowa: D. M. & N. P. Fox, 1882. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • The Pathway of Angels: A Lecture by Spirit Emanuel Swedenborg; Delivered through the Mediumship of Mrs. Cora L. V. Richmond, before the First Society of Spiritualists of Chicago, Ill., Sunday Evening, July 7, 1878. Boston, 1881. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Proceedings of the Convention Preceding the Organization of the Conference: Its Contents, Officers, Lectures by C. W. Stewart ... [et al.]; Poems, Invocations, and Answers to Questions by Cora L. V. Richmond; Address to Spiritualists, by the President; Appendix Containing a Discourse by James A. Garfield, through Mrs. Richmond Delivered at Des Moines, Nov. 22, 1882, Subject "The Mission and Destiny of Our Country"; also, Name Poems of the Members of the Executive Board; All Stenographically Reported by C. Y. Richmond. Ottumwa, Iowa: Spiritual Offering Publishing House, 1883. LC catalog record.
  • Psychopathy; or, Spirit Healing; a Series of Lessons ... by the Spirit of Benjamin Rush, through the Mediumship of Mrs. Cora L. V. Richmond. Rogers Park, Ill.: W. Richmond, 1890. LC catalog record.  Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • The Soul: Its Nature, Relations, and Expressions in Human Embodiments. Chicago, Ill.: The Spiritual Publishing Co., 1887. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Sweet Summer Land Roses: Song and Chorus; Words by CoraL.V. Richmond; Music by C. Payson Longley. Boston: Colby & Rich, 1889. LC catalog record.
  • The Symbol of the Letter M. London, England: Hy. A. Copley, 1895. LC catalog record.
  • The Symbol of the Trinity. London, England: Hy. A. Copley, [189-]. LC catalog record.
  • The Symbol Series of Lectures. Boston: Colby & Rich, 1877. Published under the name Mrs. Cora L. V. Tappan. LC catalog record.
  • Voices from Life's Thither Side: Is Materialization True?; with Eleven Other Lectures of Great Interest Given in Chicago, Ill., by and through the Trance-mediumship of Mrs. Cora L. V. Richmond. Boston: Colby & Rich, 1885. LC catalog record.
  • The Weekly Discourse: Containing Spiritual Sermons by the Guides of Mrs. Cora L. V. Richmond. 3 vols. [1888-1891]. LC catalog record.

Selected Resources on the 2nd Louisiana Native Guards and the History of African-American Military Service during the Civil War

  • 2nd Regiment Louisiana Native Guards (website External).
  • Bache, A. D., United States Coast Survey. “Southern Mississippi and Alabama: Showing the Approaches to Mobile,” Washington, D.C.: United States Coast Survey, 1861. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress. Available online. Includes Ship Island in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Bearss, Edwin C. Fort on Ship Island (Fort Massachusetts) 1857-1935: Gulf Islands National Seashore, Harrison County, Mississippi. Denver, Colo.: Denver Service Center, 1984. LC catalog record.
  • Bearss, Edwin C. Historic Resource Study, Ship Island, Harrison County, Mississippi, Gulf Island National Seashore, Florida/Mississippi. Denver, Colo.: Denver Service Center, National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior, July 1984. Available online in PDF form (please note that this is a large file).
  • Berlin, Ira, Joseph P. Reidy, and Leslie S. Rowland, eds. Freedom's Soldiers: The Black Military Experience in the Civil War. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998. LC catalog record.
  • Berry, Mary F. “Negro Troops in Blue and Gray: The Louisiana Native Guards, 1861-1863,” Louisiana History 8, no. 2 (Spring 1967): 165-190. LC catalog record.
  • Blassingame, John W. “The Selection of Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers of Negro Troops in the Union Army, 1863-1865,” Negro History Bulletin 30, no. 1 (January 1967): 8-11. LC catalog record.
  • Boker, George H. Das Zweite Louisiana Regiment: Am 27. Mai 1863. [Philadelphia, Pa.: Union League of Philadelphia?], 1863.  Poem, translated as The Second Louisiana. OCLC WorldCat catalog record.
  • Brown, William Wells. The Negro in the American Rebellion, His Heroism and His Fidelity. Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1867. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.  Republished in 1969, 1971, 2003.
  • Cornish, Dudley Taylor. The Sable Arm: Negro Troops in the Union Army, 1861-1865. New York: Longmans, Green, 1956. LC catalog record. Reprinted in 1966, 1987.
  • Couzens, M. K. “Bird’s Eye View of the Mississippi Valley from Cairo to the Gulf of Mexico,” New York: W. Schaus, 1861, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress. Includes Ship Island in the Gulf of Mexico. Available online.
  • Daniels, Nathan W. Thank God My Regiment an African One: The Civil War Diary of Colonel Nathan W. Daniels. Edited by C. P. Weaver. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998. LC catalog record.
  • Dobak, William A. Freedom by the Sword: The U. S. ColoredTroops, 1862-1867. Washington, D.C.: U. S. Army Center of Military History, 2011. LC catalog record.
  • Everett, Donald E. “Ben Butler and the Louisiana Native Guards, 1861-1862,” Journal of Southern History 24, no. 2 (May 1958): 202-217. LC catalog record.
  • Glatthaar, Joseph T. Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers. New York: Free Press, 1990. LC catalog record. Reprinted in 2000.
  • Hargrove, Hondon B. Black Union Soldiers in the Civil War. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1988. LC catalog record.
  • Hollandsworth, James G., Jr. The Louisiana Native Guards: The Black Military Experience during the Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1995. LC catalog record.
  • Joshi, Manoj K., and Joseph P. Reidy. “’To Come Forward and Aid in Putting Down this Unholy Rebellion': The Officers of Louisiana's Free Black Native Guard During the Civil War Era,” Southern Studies 21, no. 3 (Fall 1982): 326-342. LC catalog record.
  • “Louisiana Native Guard in the Civil War,” available online through the Gulf Islands National Seashore FL, MS, website, National Park Service.
  • Luke, Bob, and John David Smith. Soldiering for Freedom: How the Union Army Recruited, Trained, and Deployed the U. S. ColoredTroops. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • McPherson, James M. Marching Toward Freedom: The Negro in the Civil War, 1861-1865. New York: Knopf , 1967. LC catalog record.
  • McPherson, James M. The Negro's Civil War: How American Negroes Felt and Acted During the War for the Union. New York: Pantheon Books, 1965. LC catalog record. Reprinted, 1982.
  • Nieman, Donald G., ed. The Day of the Jubilee: The Civil War Experience of Black Southerners. New York: Garland Pub., 1994. LC catalog record.
  • Quarles, Benjamin. The Negro in the Civil War. Boston: Little, Brown, 1953. LC catalog record. Reprinted in 1968, 1969.
  • Smith, John David, ed. Black Soldiers in Blue: African American Troops in the Civil War Era. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. LC catalog record.
  • Taylor, Joseph Henry. The American Negro Soldier in the Civil War. Durham, N.C.: J. S. C. & A. Publishers, 1960. LC catalog record.
  • Trethewey, Natasha D. Native Guard. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. LC catalog record.
  • Trudeau, Noah Andre. Like Men of War: Black Troops in the Civil War, 1862-1865. Boston: Little, Brown, 1998. LC catalog record.
  • United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901. LC catalog record. Available online External through The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection.
  • Weaver, C. P. Book talk on Thank God My Regiment an African One, filmed by C-SPAN, February 3, 1999. Available online External.
  • Wesley, Charles H., and Patricia W. Romero. Negro Americans in the Civil War: From Slavery to Citizenship. New York: Publishers Co., 1967. LC catalog record.
  • Westwood, Howard C. Black Troops, White Commanders, and Freedmen during the Civil War. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1992. LC catalog record.
  • Westwood, Howard C. “Benjamin Butler's Enlistment of Black Troops in New Orleans in 1862,” Louisiana History 26, no. 1 (Winter 1985): 5-22. LC catalog record.
  • Williams, George Washington. A History of the NegroTroops in the War of the Rebellion,1861-1865. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1888. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprinted in 1969, 2012.
  • Wilson, Joseph T. The Black Phalanx: A History of the Negro Soldiers of the United States in the War of 1775-1812, 1861-'65. Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1888. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprinted in 1892, 1897, 1968, 1994.
  • Wilson, Keith P. Campfires of Freedom: The Camp Life of Black Soldiers during the Civil War. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2002. LC catalog record.

Selected Resources on Cora L. V. Richmond and the History of Spiritualism

  • Braude, Ann. Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-century America. Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press, 1989. LC catalog record. Reprinted in 2001.
  • Braude, Ann D. “Richmond, Cora L. V. Scott Hatch Daniels Tappan,” in vol. 18 of American National Biography. Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. LC catalog record.
  • Britten, Emma Hardinge. Modern American Spiritualism: A Twenty Years' Record of the Communion between Earth and the World of Spirits. New York: Published by the author, 1870. See HathiTrust External for various online editions.
  • Carroll, Bret E. Spiritualism in Antebellum America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997. LC catalog record.
  • Chronicling America, digitized historic American newspapers, available online. Many of Cora L. V. Richmond’s public appearances and activities within the Spiritualist community are recorded in contemporary newspapers. Search for her under her maiden name (Cora Scott) or the surname of her husband (Hatch, Daniels, Tappan, or Richmond) at the time of publication.
  • Dyson, Erika W. Having Their Way with Science: Nineteenth-century Natural Theology, the Spiritualist Movement and the Mediumship of Cora L. V. Richmond. Undergraduate honors paper, Dept. of Religion, Mount Holyoke College, 1999. OCLC WorldCat catalog record External.  
  • Harry Houdini Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress. Collection described online.
  • Hatch, B. F. Spiritualists' Iniquities Unmasked, and the Hatch Divorce Case. New York: Published by the author, 1859. LC catalog record. Available online in PDF and page-turner format.
  • Kerr, Howard. Mediums, and Spirit-rappers, and Roaring Radicals: Spiritualism in American Literature, 1850-1900. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1972. LC catalog record.
  • Lehman, Amy. Victorian Women and the Theatre of Trance: Mediums, Spiritualists and Mesmerists in Performance. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Leonard, Maurice. People from the Other Side: The Enigmatic Fox Sisters and the History of Victorian Spiritualism. Stroud, England: History Press, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • McGarry, Molly. Ghosts of Futures Past: Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-century America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Moore, R. Laurence. In Search of White Crows: Spiritualism, Parapsychology, and American Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977. LC catalog record.
  • Moore, R. Laurence. “The Spiritualist Medium: A Study of Female Professionalism in Victorian America,” American Quarterly 27, no. 2 (May 1975): 200-221. LC catalog record.
  • Natale, Simone. Supernatural Entertainments: Victorian Spiritualism and the Rise of Modern Media Culture. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2016. LC catalog record.
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