“Outside the Box” is maintained by the Friends of the Richmond Archives, a non-profit society mandated to promote and support the City of Richmond Archives.
Postings are based on information found in records in the Archives’ holdings.
For more information on these holdings, consult the City of Richmond Archives website at www.richmond.ca/archives.
Contributors to this blog:
- John Campbell, Social Media Coordinator, Friends of the Richmond Archives
- Jennifer Yuhasz, Archivist, City of Richmond Archives
- Bill Purver, Archivist (Retired), City of Richmond Archives
- Dan Farrell, Records Analyst, City of Richmond
- Precilla Huang, Director, Friends of the Richmond Archives
- Christine McGilvray, Director, Friends of the Richmond Archives
- Graham Turnbull, Vice-President, Friends of the Richmond Archives
Banner photo – The opening of the Oak Street Bridge, July 3, 1957. City of Richmond Archives photo 2008 36 2 16.
I enjoyed your post on Lulu Sweet. Lulu and her family caught my eye a few years, and I turned up numerous odds and ends about them. For example, Lulu’s mother, Electa Sweet (the “E. Sweet” of the post), also performed with Potter’s company during the early 1860s and received more prominent billing than Lulu did during their Oregon tour. Lulu’s husband was George Ormond Smith, Jr., of New York, nephew of the co-founder of the Street & Smith publishing company. Lulu performed in supporting roles with several better-known theater stars, notably Adah Isaacs Menken. But unlike Lotta Crabtree and other contemporaries, she never tried to pursue a career back East, and she retired from the stage after marriage.
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Thank you for your posts 🙂
I’m doing a school project and many of the geography posts helped out!
I loved learning about the geographic changes to Lulu Island and Sea Island, a hidden mystery for a lifelong resident!