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William E. Smith papers

William E. Smith papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William E. Smith papers
Creator: Smith, William E. (William Ephraim)
Inclusive Dates: 1851-1896
Language: English
Extent: 0.6 Linear Feet (1 document box, 1 half box)
Collection Number: ms9
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Ephraim Smith (1829-1890), lawyer and U.S. Representative (1875-1881), born in Augusta, Georgia.

For more information, see his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the personal and business papers of William E. Smith from 1851 to 1896, including correspondence, invitations, bills, receipts, and telegrams. Business papers reflect transactions of the law firm of Smith & Warren dealing with debt collection for individual agencies and mercantile businesses in Georgia; New York City; Charleston, South Carolina; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Albany, Georgia. Correspondence from the Mercantile Agency of Charleston and Comstock & Brother, New York City. Personal correspondence discusses family concerns, land transactions, social life of the period, and bills pertaining to groceries and sewing. Major correspondents include William Ephraim Smith, Jr.; Lou. S. Smith; Mary Smith; Carrie Smith; Samuel W. Smith and Sallie Williams. Collection also contains one letter, unsigned, describing a meeting with President Franklin Pierce.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William E. Smith papers, ms9, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Albany (Ga.)
Charleston (S.C.)
Collection agents -- Georgia.
Comstock & Brother
Georgia -- Social life and customs.
Lawyers -- Georgia.
Mercantile Agency (Charleston, S.C.)
Mercantile system -- Georgia.
New York (N.Y.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Pierce, Franklin
Smith & Warren (Firm : Albany, Ga.)
Smith family
Smith, Samuel W.
Smith, William E. (William Ephraim)
Williams, Sallie

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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111851 March-September
 
12-31852 January-May
 
141852 June-August
 
151852 September-December
 
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181854 April-October
 
191854 November-December
 
1101855 January-March
 
1111855 April-May
 
1121855 June-July
 
1131855 August-October
 
1141855 November-December
 
1151856 January-May
 
1161856 June-December
 
1171857-1867
 
1181868-1874
 
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1a191875-1878
 
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