|Creator:||Smith, William E., (William Ephraim), 1829-1890|
|Title:||William E. Smith papers|
|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.|
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.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
William E. Smith papers. MS 9. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Related collections in this repository: Felix Hargrett collection.