A Guide to the Elizabeth Oakes Smith Collection Smith, Elizabeth Oakes. 8326-c

A Guide to the Elizabeth Oakes Smith Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 8326-c


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
8326-c
Title
Elizabeth Oakes Smith Collection 1843-1883
Extent
10 items
Creator
Location
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Elizabeth Oakes Smith Collection, Accession 8326-c, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Purchase [ 1968 May 21] 1968 Sep 26

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities



Item Listing

Manuscripts
  • Poem, " Unattained"
    1881 Sep 2
    AMsS, 3 p.

    [Includes note to [O. S.] Baldwinat the end; thanks him for papers he sent to her and for keeping up the interest of the "Monthly."]

  • Poem, " With the Skin of a Monkey"
    1881 Jan 1
    AMsS, 2 p.

    [Inscribed to Corinne Baldwin. ]

Letters
  • Elizabeth Oakes Smithto [O. S.] Baldwin
    1875 Sep 14
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Relates some gossip in regard to "Stonewall" Jackson's wife [ Anna Morrison Jackson]; says that, according to family gossip, Harriet Beecherproposed to Dr. Storrs after his first wife died; says that Dr. Storrs' first wife was related to Smith and was a daughter of theologian Bennett Tyler; promises to send Baldwin autographs of her friends.]

  • Elizabeth Oakes Smithto [O. S.] Baldwin
    1875 Oct 5
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Reports on her election to "Worthy Chief Templar" of the Grand Lodge of the State of North Carolina; says she was also elected delegate to the Grand Worthy International Lodge; sends him a few autographs upon request; says she is disappointed not to find her contribution in the October issue of Baldwin's Monthly. ]

  • Elizabeth Oakes Smithto [O. S.] Baldwin
    1876 Jan 20
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Sends him an autograph of Mrs. Eames; gives an account of her life: Mrs. Eames' father forced her to break off her engagement to Horace Greeley; says Eames wrote some poetry which interested Edgar Allan Poe; thinks of Eames as interesting in a weird way.]

  • Elizabeth Oakes Smithto [O. S.] Baldwin
    1876 Mar 4
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Thanks him for a box of interesting papers, including Baldwin's Monthly, Art Journal, etc.; says she has sent him the autograph of Anne Charlotte Lynch Bottawho sold her valuable collection of autographs to Russell Sageof Brooklyn; says Botta established a prize with the obtained money to be awarded for the best work on the "Condition of Women," to be written in French, and to be awarded every 5 years by the French Academy.]

  • Elizabeth Oakes Smithto unknown
    1876 May 15
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Sends autograph of Thomas Cole; speaks of her admiration for the painter; says his pictures "The Voyage of Life" prompted her to write four sonnets.]

  • Elizabeth Oakes Smithto [O. S.] Baldwin
    1877 Oct 5
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Describes her duties as pastor of the Independent Church of Canostota, New York; describes the church community; encourages him to send a parcel of Baldwin's Monthlyto be passed around; says it would be a good advertisement for him; sends an article of hers which he might like to publish.]

  • Elizabeth Oakes Smithto [O. S.] Baldwin
    1877 Dec 28
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Acknowledges his Christmas gift; comments on the January edition to the Journal; requests another copy of a little "note" of hers he will publish.]

  • Elizabeth Oakes Smithto [O. S.] Baldwin
    1881 Sep 28
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Comments on the depressing times the country is experiencing due to the death of the president, failing crops, etc.; remarks on "Mother Shippen's" prophecies; acknowledges receipt of $3 for poem entitled " Unattained"; says she is presently writing an article on the latitude claimed by American women.]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Anna Morrison Jackson
  • Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta
  • Bennett Tyler
  • Corinne Baldwin
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Elizabeth Oakes Smith
  • Harriet Beecher
  • Horace Greeley
  • Russell Sage
  • Thomas Cole
  • [O. S.] Baldwin