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Julia Nelson

Title: Biography of William H. Richards
Type: Book
Date: 1894
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Nelson wrote this short biography of her good friend, William H. Richards in 1894.
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Biography of William H. Richards

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Activities:

  1. Why do you think Nelson might have used "J. B.N." when putting her name on the book instead of just writing her name out completely?



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  2. What can the title of the book tell you about Nelson's feelings for her subject?



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  3. What does the opening paragraph of this book tell you about the author's purpose in writing the book?



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  4. As a source, what might make this book a less reliable source about William Richards than a book written by someone who didn't know him as well?



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