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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University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
Samuel Francis Smith Collection 1884-1895
6 items

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

  • 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."]

  • 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