Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893

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Elizabeth Oakes Smith was a notably intelligent, talented, and accomplished 19th century American author. She first published poems in her husband's newspapers, began to write in earnest to alleviate financial concerns, and produced a remarkably capable and diverse body of work including poetry, essays, children's stories, novels, and non-fiction. She became one of the first women lecturers, speaking on women's rights and abolition. She was well-connected and well-respected by her peers, and maintained extensive friendships with literary figures of her day.

From the description of Elizabeth Oakes Smith note, ca. 1850?. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 56342091

Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith (1806-1893) was an author, lyceum lecturer and early activist on behalf of women's rights. Her writings included novels, poetry, children's books, plays, essays, stories, and articles for newspapers and magazines. She was active in the women's rights movement and in 1848 attended the Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y. She was one of the first female lecturers on the lyceum circuit. Her husband, Seba Smith, was a newspaper editor and writer.

From the guide to the Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith papers, ca. 1834-1893, 1849-1891, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

American author, reformer, lecturer.

From the description of Papers of Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith, 1843-1883. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31448308

American poet, author, reformer, and suffragist; b. in North Yarmouth, Me.; lived in Blue Point, N.Y., Beaufort, N.C., and elsewhere; wife of Seba Smith, editor of the Portland, Me., newspaper The Argus.

From the description of Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith autobiography, 1806-1893. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 176876627

From the description of Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith papers, 1806-1893. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 176874853

Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith was an author, lecturer, and reformer. For biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971).

From the description of Papers, 1852, n.d. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007447

Author, lecturer, and reformer.

From the description of Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith correspondence, 1875 August 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980472

Author, lecturer, and reformer; wife of humorist Seba Smith.

From the description of Papers of Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith [manuscript], 1823-1894. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647896546

Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith (1806-1893) was an author, lyceum lecturer and early activist on behalf of women's rights.

Her writings included novels, poetry, children's books, plays, essays, stories, and articles for newspapers and magazines. She was active in the women's rights movement and in 1848 attended the Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y. She was one of the first female lecturers on the lyceum circuit. Her husband, Seba Smith, was a newspaper editor and writer.

From the description of Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith papers, ca. 1834-1893, bulk (1849-1891). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122517550

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referencedIn Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902. Elizabeth Cady Stanton papers, 1814-1946 (bulk 1840-1902). Library of Congress
referencedIn Oaksmith, Sidney, 1830-1869. Oaksmith family photograph album, 1865. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn James Thomas Fields collection of autographs and portraits of distinguished women, 1814-1907. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Rouquette, Adrien, 1813-1887. Papers of Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette, 1853-1858. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith papers, ca. 1834-1893, 1849-1891 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers, 1814-1946, (bulk 1840-1902) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867. Papers of Nathaniel Parker Willis, 1835-1866. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith papers, 1806-1893. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Letter, 1884, June 11, Blue Point, N.Y., to Mrs. J. P. Cleaveland. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862. Henry David Thoreau papers, 1836-[1862]. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Placide, Henry P., 1799-1870,. Autograph letter signed from Henry Placide, Babylon, L.I., to Mrs. Oak Smith [manuscript], 1865 August 9. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Papers, 1852, n.d. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Gerrit Smith Papers, 1762-1962 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Prentice, George D. (George Denison), 1802-1870. Letters of George D. Prentice [manuscript], 1852-1859. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893,. Autograph letters signed from Elizabeth Oakes Smith, Hollywood, Carteret Co., N.C., to various recipients [manuscript], 1887-1888. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Bell, Mary Elizabeth Conklin. Papers, 1895-1961. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Gill, William Fearing, 1844-1917. Letter to Elizabeth O. Smith. New York, NY. 1889 Oct. 19. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Whitman, Sarah Helen, 1803-1878. Letters to Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith, 1856-1935. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Sargent, Epes, 1813-1880. Papers of Epes Sargent, 1839-1880. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lutz, Alma,. Collection of documents by and about abolitionists and women's rights activists, Part 2 (Liv-W), 1775-1943 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Poems, [ca. 1884], Blue Point, N.Y. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Neal, John, 1793-1876. Papers of John Neal [manuscript] 1818-1873. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. Manuscript notes for Pinkadia [manuscript] : Review for Godey's Dec. 1845, of Poetical works of Elizabeth Oakes Smith ; Letter to Poe from Charles Dickens, 1846 ; Letters concerning him between Rufus W. Griswold, James K. Paulding, John R. Thompson, Sarah Helen Whitman, Julian Hawthorne, Robert Underwood Johnson, Richard Henry Savage, 1843-1896, 1836-1896. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hoffman, Charles Fenno, 1806-1884. Letter [ca. 1844, New York] to [R. W.] Griswold [New York] University of Michigan
referencedIn Collection, n.y., n.d., 1775-1943 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Letter to L. Bradford (Le Baron Bradford) Prince, 1866 Dec. 17. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Transcriptions of Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith manuscripts, [2006]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Channing, W. H. (William Henry), 1810-1884. Letter to Elizabeth Oakes Smith [manuscript], 1852 March 27. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Papers of Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith [manuscript], 1823-1894. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Oaksmith, Appleton, ca. 1825-1887. Papers, 1840-1885. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Poets of America, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Elizabeth Oakes Smith note, ca. 1850?. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Kleinfeld, Leonard F. Henry David Thoreau collection, 1845-1973. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn East Hampton Free Library. Smith families collection, 1665-1986. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880. Letter from Lucretia Mott : to E. Oakes Smith, 1852 Feb. 23. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Oaksmith, Appleton, 1827-1887. Appleton Oaksmith papers, 1825-1888. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Shain, Charles E. Growing up in Maine : research papers collection, 1990-1993. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith autograph letter signed, 1868 Dec. 9? Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888. Papers of Amos Bronson Alcott 1840-92. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Typescript copies of letters to Elizabeth Oakes Smith, 1884. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857. Rufus W. Griswold papers, 1785-1897 year (Bulk: 1834-1857) Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Oaksmith, Appleton. Papers, 1827-1885 (bulk 1854-1856). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891. Papers of Benson John Lossing [manuscript], 1852-1892. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Colesworthy, D. C. (Daniel Clement), 1810-1893. Letters to Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith, 1873-1876. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith correspondence, 1875 August 30. Library of Congress
creatorOf Neal, John, 1793-1876. Correspondence of John Neal [manuscript], 1846-1876. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Neal, John, 1793-1876. John Neal correspondence, 1846-1876. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith autobiography, 1806-1893. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Letter, 1851, February 26, Brooklyn, to S. P. Whipple. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Papers of Francis Ellingwood Abbot, 1841-1904. Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Papers of Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith, 1843-1883. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith papers, ca. 1834-1893, bulk (1849-1891). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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North Carolina
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New Mexico
Panama
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Racism--History--19th century
Independent churches--History--19th century
Women's rights
Lectures and lecturing
Slaves--Emancipation--United States
Practice of law--History--19th century
Lyceums
Transcendentalism (New England)
Dime novels
Draft Riot, New York, N.Y., 1863
Public welfare--United States
American literature--19th century--Women authors
Capital punishment
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Sunday schools
Divorce--19th century
Geometry--Study and teaching--History--19th century
Public welfare
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States
Popular culture--History--19th century
Funeral sermons
Women--Suffrage
Women clergy
Independent churches
Occultism
Boating accidents--History--19th century
Music publishers
Collective settlements
Women authors, American
Songbooks
Diplomats
Catholic converts
Women employees
Autographs--Collectors and collections
Female offenders--History--19th century
American newspapers
Slaves--Emancipation
Feminism--Moral and ethical aspects
Women in charitable work--History--19th century
Abolitionists
Religious thought--19th century
Psychometry (Parapsychology)
Suffrage
Collective settlements--Massachusetts
Slave trade
American poetry--19th century
Women--Legal status, laws, etc
American literature--19th century
Women--Correspondence
Ẁomen authors, American--Correspondence
Housekeeping
Women and spiritualism
Boardinghouses--History--19th century
Daughters--Diseases
African Americans--Social life and customs
Drowning victims
Humanities
Spiritualism
Newspaper editors
Women authors, America--19th century--Correspondence
Authors and publishers
Occupation
Women authors, American
Reformers
Lecturers
Authors
Women poets, American
Suffragists--United States
Social reformers
Reformers--United States
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Birth 1806-08-12

Death 1893-11-16

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