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Papers relate primarily to the Smoot family of Austin, particularly patriarch John N. Smoot (1786-1859) of Rowan County, North Carolina; Richmond Kelley Smoot (1836-1905), pastor of the First Southern Presbyterian Church in Austin (1876-1905), professor at the University of Texas, and cofounder of the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary; his brothers Benjamin and Thomas R. Smoot (b. 1834) in Tennessee; his son Asher Graham Smoot (1869-1915), journalist, editor and manager of the Austin Statesman newspaper, and cofounder of the Austin American in 1914; son Lawrence Kelley Smoot (1875-1968), photographer, librarian, and editorial reporter for the Texas Supreme Court; and Lawrence's daughter Jane Smoot (b. 1919). Also included are papers relating to the family of Sallie Graham Smoot (1837-1916), wife of Richmond K. Smoot, particularly Judge Asher W. Graham of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and other family members including Lawrence A. Graham (1833-1917), an Austin merchant. Of special note is a history of the R. K. Smoot home with descriptions and inventory of its contents.

From the guide to the Smoot-Graham Family Papers, 1811-1968, 1986, 1987., (Center For American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

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Place Name Admin Code Country
Kingsland, Texas
Honolulu, Hawaii
Union City, Tennessee
Hays County, Texas
Llano County, Texas
Saint Louis, Missouri
Austin, Camp Pajama (Kingsland), Texas
Austin, Texas
Nashville, Tennessee
Salt Lake City, Utah
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Rowan County, North Carolina
Mississippi River
Presbyterian Church
Devils River
Packsaddle Mountain (Llano County)
Bull Creek (Travis County)
Merchants and stores
Judges and judiciary
Austin Dam (Colorado River)
Medicine, Practice of
Llano River
Boats and boating
UT Old Main Building
Cartes de visite
Enchanted Rock (Gillespie County)
Buggies and carriages
Colorado River
Mount Bonnell (Travis County)
Camps, Recreational
Houses and housing
Houses and housing--Interiors
Picnics and barbecues
Royal Gorge (Colorado)
Hunting and fishing
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Sheet music
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (Saint Louis)
Samaritan Ranch (Hays County)
Photography and photographers
Garden of the Gods (Colorado park)
Rivers and streams
First Southern Presbyterian Church (Austin)
Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)
Austin American (newspaper)
State Lunatic Asylum Park (Austin)
Death and dying
Frio River
Journalists and journalism
Log cabins


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