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Guide to the Buckingham Smith papers and collected materials, 1529-1941, n.d. MS 2413

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Collection processed by Julia Lipkins

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 16, 2016 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

I. Personal papers, 1840-1941, n.d.

Scope and Contents Note

This series includes Smith's personal and professional correspondence; passports from Smith's travels in Europe; and a brief biography of Smith.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence

Related Archival Materials Note

Additional correspondence can be found in bound volumes within Series II: Transcriptions and edited works.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes personal and professional correspondence to and from Smith.

1840-1870, n.d.
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Legal and financial documents

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a summons from the Court of the Confederate States in 1862 and a tax bill from St. John's County, Florida in 1870.

1850 November 26, circa 1861-1870
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Letter book

Scope and Contents Note

Includes copies of Smith's correspondence written while employed at the U.S. embassy of Mexico. Smith discusses of the affairs of the delegation; impressions of Mexican political officials; the sale of books and manuscripts; and personal expenses. Includes correspondence to Millard Fillmore, Daniel Webster, Henry R. Schoolcraft. Also contains Spanish language transcriptions of manuscripts related to the colonization of Mexico.

1851-1852
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Passports

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two passports with stamps from Spain and Portugal.

1858, 1868
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Clippings and ephemera

Scope and Contents Note

Includes clippings in Spanish and English, in addition to calling cards from Ms. Buckingham Smith.

circa 1860s
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Notebook and scrapbook

Scope and Contents Note

Notebook includes names and addresses of New York residents. Scrapbook contains printed clippings of poems.

circa 1840s-1860s
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Memorials and archive survey

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photocopies of an N-YHS Quarterly Bulletin and text of a speech related to a tablet unveiling for Smith in St. Augustine. Also includes a photocopied survey of the Smith papers and collected materials created by the Alabama Historical Society.

1901, 1941, n.d.

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