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Smith College Libraries
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton, MA 01063
 

Description:

Neilson Library is the main library, with strong collections in the humanities and social sciences. It is also home to the College Archives, the Mortimer Rare Book Room, and the Sophia Smith Collection. The first floor of Neilson contains the Information Commons.

http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/

Categories: John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Andrew Johnson, Rutherford B. Hayes,

Collections:
Martha J. Lamb Papers, 1838-1969
Calvin Coolidge to Henry G. Wells and Charles H. Allen, 10 July 1916 and 9 Aug 1923
Grover Cleveland to George F. Parker, 3 Oct. 1906
American Red Cross to Eli Whitney/William H. Taft, 21 Oct. 1910
John Tyler to E. F. Purdy, 3 September 1842
Zachary Taylor to John M. Clayton, 4 September 1848
Andrew Johnson. Pardon, 25 November 1865 for Joseph Johnson

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


Martha J. Lamb Papers, 1838-1969

4.5 linear ft. (12 boxes)
The Martha Lamb Papers consist of extensive personal and some professional correspondence; copies of all major articles and published books by Lamb and others--15 volumes; research notes and reviews for History of New York; copies of her Magazine of American History; biographical material including genealogical material compiled by curator of Northampton Historic Society, ca. 1950s; diaries; and organization files with printed material and correspondence regarding numerous historical societies, etc., in NY and elsewhere. Topics of her writings include women's rights, social reform, politics, and personal remembrances. Also included is source material for Susan Lyman's biography, Lady Historian Martha J. Lamb. Notable correspondents include Louisa May Alcott, Presidents Rutherford B. Hayes and Theodore Roosevelt, and John Jay.
Additional papers of Martha J. Lamb are in the New York Historical Society.

 

Author; Historian; Editor. Born Martha J. Nash, Plainfield, MA, 1826; reared in Goshen, MA; attended Williston Seminary and Northampton High School, 1840s; taught mathematics in Newark, NJ, and Maumee, OH; married Charles A. Lamb, 1852 (separated or divorced, circa 1865); moved to Chicago, 1857. Founder of Home for the Friendless (1858) and Half-Orphan Asylum in Chicago; secretary of Chicago's first Sanitary Fair for soldier relief during the Civil War. Moved to New York City and became writer, publishing children's stories, romantic novels, articles, and two-volume History of the City of New York, published 1877 and 1880; purchased and became editor of Magazine of American History, 1833. Believed strongly in the "elevation of her sex." Member of numerous historic and patriotic societies in NYC; given White House dinner in her honor by President Grover Cleveland, 1886; in 1889, President Benjamin Harrison honored her efforts for centennial celebration of Washington's inauguration.
Inventory available in repository folder level control.
 

Size
4.5 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Rutherford B. Hayes

- Grover Cleveland

- Theodore Roosevelt

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Calvin Coolidge to Henry G. Wells and Charles H. Allen, 10 July 1916 and 9 Aug 1923

Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. Letter, 1916 Jul. 10, Northampton, Mass., to Henry G. Wells. Coolidge writes concerning legislation pertraining to the "elevated law" (elevated trains) and the pay of senators and representatives. The letter is on official stationery of the Lieutenant Governor, State House, Boston -- Letter, 1923 Aug. 9, The White House, Washington, to Charles H. Allen. The letter, on mourning stationery (with black borders), thanks Allen for his note that "has given me help and encouragement." Coolidge has just assumed the presidency following the death of Warren G. Harding on Aug. 2, 1923. In Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/191100793

Size
2 items

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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Grover Cleveland to George F. Parker, 3 Oct. 1906

Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Letter written from Tamworth, New Hampshire to George F. Parker, October 3, 1906. Cleveland writes to George F. Parker concerning his vacation in New Hampshire and the forthcoming election. Cleveland was the 22nd President of the U.S. (1885-1889) and the 24th (1893-1897).

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/190684168

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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American Red Cross to Eli Whitney/William H. Taft, 21 Oct. 1910

[Letter] 1910 Oct. 21, American Red Cross, Washington, D.C. [to] Eli Whitney / Wm. H. Taft. Taft, as President of the American Red Cross, appoints Whitney a New Haven member of the American Red Cross Endowment Fund Committee. Typescript, signed.
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. Taft was the 27th President of the United States (1909-1913) and 10th Chief Justice of the United States (1921-1930).

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/437430637

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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John Tyler to E. F. Purdy, 3 September 1842

2] pages ; 26 cm
Holograph, signed.
In Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College.
Tyler writes that he has never departed from the principles of Thomas Jefferson.
Tyler was the President of the United States, 1841-1845.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/456575913

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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Zachary Taylor to John M. Clayton, 4 September 1848

2 p. ; 26 cm.
Holograph, signed.
In Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College.
Taylor writes to Clayton, his future Secretary of State, concerning his views on the further annexation of Mexican territory, which he says he opposes.
Taylor, 12th President of the United States, 1849-1850.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/437427557

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Zachary Taylor

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Andrew Johnson. Pardon, 25 November 1865 for Joseph Johnson

Ms., signed.
In Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College.
A pardon for Joseph Johnson who under the name of Henry Smith had been convicted of horse stealing and sentenced to three years imprisonment. The judge in the case recommended a pardon. Signed by Andrew Johnson as the President of the United States and William H. Seward as the Secretary of State.
Johnson was the 17th president of the United States; Seward was the Secretary of State under Lincoln and then under Johnson.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/244251974

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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