William E. Smith papers

William E. Smith papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Smith, William E., (William Ephraim), 1829-1890
Title: William E. Smith papers
Dates: 1851-1896
Quantity: 0.6 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 half box)
Abstract:The collection consists of the personal and business papers of William E. Smith from 1851-1896. Includes 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. Includes 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.
Coll. Number: ms9

Biographical/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.


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Albany (Ga.)
Charleston (S.C.)
Collection agents--Georgia.
Comstock & Brother.
Georgia--Social life and customs--19th century.
Lawyers--Georgia.
Mercantile Agency (Charleston, S.C.).
Mercantile system--Georgia.
New York (N.Y.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869
Smith & Warren (Firm : Albany, Ga.).
Smith family
Smith, Samuel W.
Smith, William E., (William Ephraim)
Williams, Sallie

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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William E. Smith papers. MS 9. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Felix Hargrett collection.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11March-September 1851
 
181868-1874
 
23January-May 1852
 
4June-August 1852
 
5September-December 1852
 
6June-December 1852
 
7January-March 1854
 
8April-October 1854
 
9November-December 1854
 
10January-March 1855
 
April-May 1855
 
12June-July 1855
 
13August-October 1855
 
14November-December 1855
 
15January-May 1856
 
16June-December 1856
 
171857-1867
 
BoxFolder
1a181868-1874
 
191875-1878
 
201879-1896
 
21Undated
 
22Undated