Smith, Augustus Family Collection Augustus Smith Family Collection, 1864-1926 Ms.1985.017

Augustus Smith Family Collection, 1864-1926 Ms.1985.017


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Ashley Wellens, Student Volunteer and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1985.017
Title
Augustus Smith Family Collection,1864-1926
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Smith, Augustus
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The Augustus Smith Family Collection consists of two letters--one (1864) from Smith in Greenville, Tennessee, to his mother, and another (1866) to General Alex E. Smith, his father, in Rural Mount, Virginia, from an unknown person, as well as newspaper clippings and genealogy materials.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Permission to publish material from Augustus Smith Family Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Augustus Smith Family Collection, Ms1985-017, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Augustus Smith Family Collection was acquired by Special Collections prior to 1985.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Augustus Smith Family Collection was completed in 1985. Additional information was completed in April 2011.


Scope and Contents

The Augustus Smith Family Collection consist of two letters--one (1864) from Smith in Greenville, Tennessee, to his mother, and another (1866) to General Alex E. Smith, his father, in Rural Mount, Virginia, from an unknown person, telling of his daughter-in-law's death. The collection also includes newspaper clippings concerning the Civil War by Selden Nelson, a genealogy of the Gammon descendants of Joseph Hamilton, an obituary of Elizabeth Smith the wife of Augustus Smith and daughter of Joseph Hamilton, and other articles from various authors. 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Augustus Smith Family Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

Papers,, 1864-1926. 1, folder