Guide to the Papers of the Smith Family , circa 1839 - 1961Manuscript MS-1164

Full Finding Aid

Title:

Guide to the Papers of the Smith Family , circa 1839 - 1961

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1164

Collection Dates:

circa 1839 - 1961

Size of Collection:

3 boxes (3 linear ft.)

Abstract:

The Smith Family papers contain correspondence, writings, photographs, certificates, 8 mm films and ephemera related to Asa Dodge Smith and subsequent generations of the Smith family, including the Kellogg and Parkhurst branches.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The Smith Family papers contain correspondence, writings, photographs, certificates, 8 mm films and ephemera related to Asa Dodge Smith (1839-1909), William Thayer Smith (1839-1909), Susan Weston Kellogg Smith (1852-1902), Thayer Adams Smith (1889-1973), and Dorothy Parkhurst Smith (1896-1967).

Introduction

The Smith Family begins with Asa Dodge Smith (1804-1877), the 7th President of Dartmouth College (1863-1877). He was born in Mt. Vernon, NH and was graduated at Dartmouth College in 1830, and at Andover Theological seminary in 1834. From 1830-1831 he served as principal of Limerick Academy, Maine, and as pastor of the 14h Street Presbyterian church, New York City from 1830-1833. Before he was elected president of the college he was a lecturer on pastoral theology in Union Theological Seminary. During his administration, Dartmouth College experienced tremendous growth and because of his favorable reputation as a preacher and public speaker he was able to attract many important bequests. His son William Thayer Smith (1839-1909) graduated from Dartmouth College Medical School in 1879, and became Dean of the Medical School in 1896. He married Susan Weston Kellogg (1852-1902) in 1885. Their son Thayer Adams Smith (1889-1973) graduated from Dartmouth College in 1910, and received his MD from Columbia University in 1914. During World War I he was a captain in the Army Medical Corps, after which he practiced medicine in New York City, and was an instructor in medicine at New York Post Graduate Medical School until 1924. In 1923 he married Dorothy Parkhurst (1896-1967) and they moved to Short Hill, NJ in 1924, where he continued to practice medicine until his retirement in 1955.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Personal , 1839-1961

Contains correspondence, writings, certificate, receipts, guest book, notebook, scrapbook, a published book and ephemera related to Asa Dodge Smith and family, and Thayer A. Smith and family.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1839-1961

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 7, Thayer A. Smith: Correspondence from War Department, 1917-1918
  • Folder: 1, Asa Dodge Smith: Correspondence from his wife, 1839
  • Folder: 2, Asa Dodge Smith: Correspondence from Susan W. Kellogg to George Morris (Brother George), 1850s-1863
  • Folder: 3, Asa Dodge Smith: Correspondence from Susan W. Kellogg to unknown, 1890-1891
  • Folder: 4, Asa Dodge Smith: Correspondence from Susan W. Kellogg to her son, undated
  • Folder: 5, Asa Dodge Smith: Correspondence to George Morris (Uncle George) from Lucy Kellogg, 1862
  • Folder: 6, Asa Dodge Smith: Correspondence to Edmund Weston, circa 1880s
  • Folder: 8, Asa Dodge Smith: "An Address in Commemoration of Asa Dodge Smith, D. D. LL. D. Late President of Dartmouth College Delivered Before The Associated Alumni, June 27, 1882 by Edward B. Coe, D. D.", 1882
  • Folder: 9, Asa Dodge Smith: Note signed by N. Lord, President of Dartmouth College granting Asa Dodge Smith his MA degree from the college, 1853
  • Folder: 10, Thayer A. Smith: Correspondence Thayer A. Smith and Dorothy (Parkhurst) Thayer Smith, 1923-1963
  • Folder: 11, Thayer A. Smith: Correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Lascelles, 1950's
  • Folder: 12, Thayer A. Smith: Correspondence, greeting cards and postcards, undated
  • Folder: 13, Thayer A. Smith: Correspondence miscellaneous, undated
  • Folder: 14, Thayer A. Smith: Diary of his childhood, 1889-1897
  • Folder: 15, Thayer A. Smith: Certificates, 1923-1924
  • Folder: 16, Thayer A. Smith: Passports, 1919-1953
  • Folder: 17, Thayer A. Smith: Receipts, certificates and ephemera, 1923-1961
  • Folder: 18, Thayer A. Smith: Writings: Poems, undated
  • Folder: 19, Thayer A. Smith: Writings: "The Art of Medicine" by Thayer A. Smith, MS and typescript, undated
  • Folder: 20, Thayer A. Smith: Guest book and notebook, 1946
  • Folder: 21, Thayer A. Smith: "Dr. Morris K. Smith - The Beloved Physician" by Thayer Adams Smith, with clippings, circa 1951
  • Folder: 22, Thayer A. Smith: Selective Service Medal, WWII, circa 1945
  • Folder: 23, Thayer A. Smith: Scrapbook with correspondence and writings, undated

Series 2, Photographs, circa 1860-1950

Photographs

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 2, Dates: circa 1860-1950

Photographs and photo albums with photographs of the Smith/Kellogg/Parkhurst families

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Series 3, Audio , circa 1960

3 inch audio recording tapes

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 3, Dates: circa 1960

Thayer A. Smith: Contains 3 inch sound recording tapes

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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