Size: 0.25 linear feet
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The James M. and H.D. Smith Collection contains 46 letters dating from August 19, 1852 to October 3, 1857. A majority of the letters were written from Gouveneur, New York and Buffalo, New York. James M. Smith is the son of H. D. Smith. James M. Smith wrote about his wife's health, family matters, homeopathic medicine, and business affairs. H.D. Smith wrote about railroad projects, California gold mining, mental illness, politics, business affairs, and family matters. Two letters in the collection are from the Kansas Territory pertaining to the pro-slavery party and free state people.
Acquisition: Purchased from East Coast Books
Processed by: CC, 6 May 1994; JEF, 11-19-1998