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.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Albany (Ga.)
Charleston (S.C.)
Collection agents--Georgia.
Comstock & Brother.
Georgia--Social life and customs--19th century.
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

11March-September 1851
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