A Guide to the Samuel Francis Smith Collection Smith, Samuel Francis. 8828-a

A Guide to the Samuel Francis Smith Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 8828-a


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
8828-a
Title
Samuel Francis Smith Collection 1884-1895
Extent
6 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

Samuel Francis Smith Collection, Accession 8828-a, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit [ 1963 December 17] 1968 March 15

Funding Note

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



Item Listing

Letters
  • Samuel Francis Smithto the Rev. Thomas DeWitt Talmage
    1884 Nov 28
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Congratulates a fellow clergyman -whom he has not personally met -on his 53rd birthday. Praises his stimulating sermons, his work as an editor [ Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine], and his writings.]

  • Samuel Francis Smithto Jenny O. Starkey
    1893 Nov 9
    APCS, 1 p.

    [Regards a hymn Smith wrote for the Old School Boys of Boston. Corrects dates relating to his own attendance of the Eliot Schoolas well as a printer's error in the hymn.]

  • Samuel Francis Smithto Alfred [Seelye] Roe
    1893 Dec 17
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Informs Roe of his schedule. Will be happy to meet him and his friends at his home.]

  • Samuel Francis Smithto Secor
    1894 May 15
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Thanks him for 3 letters, especially the one containing Grover Cleveland's acknowledgement, and for a set of beautiful orange spoons. Feels undeserving of Mr. Secor's interest in him -promises to write him 50 copies of America, will send them in installments. He also sent on request a copy of Americato Penn College, Ashatoosa, Iowa, to be hung framed on the library walls. Begs him to take care of his health and eyes, as a blind man would make a miserable engraver.]

  • Samuel Francis Smithto Secor
    1895 Apr 16
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Has not responded to his letter sooner because of his tremendous correspondence after a testimonial. Responding to the many congratulations, etc., has been too much for his tired old eyes -mentions an assembly of 5,000 people who "shared in the excitement of the congregations." Also mentions a portrait, painted by [George De Maduro?] Peixotto, (of him ?) to be hung in Memorial Hall at Harvard. Remarks on social events. Comments on the " ConnecticutFast Day" which in Massachusettshas been replaced by "Patriots' Day."]

Miscellaneous
  • Leaf from a book, signed, from Poems of House and Country.
    n. d.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Alfred [Seelye] Roe
  • Grover Cleveland
  • Jenny O. Starkey
  • Samuel Francis Smith
  • Thomas DeWitt Talmage
  • [George De Maduro?] Peixotto

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Ashatoosa, Iowa
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts