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George F. Smith letters

 Collection — Box: 81
Identifier: MS-SC1418

Scope and Contents

Letter to his sister, Lottie, from Indianapolis writes of his trip to Niagara Falls and Lacrosse, Wisconsin and describes the falls and the Wisconsin country side. He has heard several "Republican speeches" from Wm. Seward, B.F. Wade and Owen Lovejoy. In Springfield, Ill. met his "brother-in-law Senator Trumbull" and met with "Mr. Lincoln twice" and gives his impression of him. Was given an autographed picture and letter by Lincoln. News clipping, 1882, re: George F. Smith. Letter from Agnes L. Smith, his daughter, explaining the letter and clipping.

Dates

  • Created: November 11, 1860 and 1882

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Resident of Southington, Connecticut where he was a bank president, minor city office holder, and in Plantsville, Connecticut was a partner in H.D. Smith and Co., who were the oldest carriage hardware makers in the country.

Extent

1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 3 items

Language of Materials

English