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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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  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?

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

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

  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?