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Papers, 1881-1949.

Author: Henry Louis Smith
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Biographical information concerns newspaper and magazine articles about Smith. Correspondence includes general correspondence with family and coworkers (1910-1949), letters relating to Davidson College (1918-1949), letters to and from the Davidson College Alumni Office (1931-1949), correspondence with F.L. Jackson (1922-1947), correspondence regarding the Davidson Cotton Mills. The general correspondence also
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Named Person: Henry Louis Smith; C Alphonso Smith; Egbert W Smith
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Smith
OCLC Number: 722090430
Description: 19 folders (2 boxes)

Abstract:

Biographical information concerns newspaper and magazine articles about Smith. Correspondence includes general correspondence with family and coworkers (1910-1949), letters relating to Davidson College (1918-1949), letters to and from the Davidson College Alumni Office (1931-1949), correspondence with F.L. Jackson (1922-1947), correspondence regarding the Davidson Cotton Mills. The general correspondence also includes references to teaching the Bible in public schools, prohibition, student government and conditions at the University of South Carolina and civic affairs in Greensboro. Davidson College and F.L. Jackson correspondence primarily concern alumni activities and donations made by Smith to the college.

Davidson Cotton Mill file contains notices to stock holders, financial reports and some direct correspondence with Smith. Literary material includes two copies of an essay (1881), three notebooks containing handwritten copies of speeches given by Smith, a file on Smith's appearance on the radio program "Famous First Facts" to discuss his work with X-rays. There is also a typescript of an 1895 diary of a bicycle trip taken by Smith and his brothers Egbert and Charles Alphonso. The four grade books list students and courses taught by Smith from 1888 to 1901.

Printed material includes copies of magazines containing speeches and articles by Smith and a typescript "In Memoriam" which was prepared by Smith's son O. Norris Smith in 1991. It contains transcriptions of letters from Henry Louis Smith's parents, reminiscences by Smith, copies of articles and excerpts from the Minutes of the Board of Trustees of Whshington and Lee. In addition, "In Memoriam" also contains several original letters (1887-1889) by Smith and others concerning his employment at Davidson. The photographs include formal protraits of Smith, family pictures, scenes on the Davidson campus, and faculty photographs.

Organized into the following series: Biographical material (1947-1951); Correspondence (1910-1949); Literary material (1881-1938, and undated); Grade books (1888-1901); Printed material (1886-1904, 1991); and Photographs (1882-1897, and undated).

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