Papers of George D. Smith, 1910-1912.


Smith, George D. (George Dallas), 1870-1920. Papers of George D. Smith, 1910-1912.

Papers of George D. Smith, 1910-1912.

Letters and documents relating to the formation of George D. Smith Book Co. The company was set up to accommodate Robert L. Rose's financial backing of George D. Smith when he purchased large amounts at the Hoe Sale. The association was terminated when Mr. Rose accused Smith of dishonest and fraudulent tactics.

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Smith, George D. (George Dallas), 1870-1920 (person)

George Dallas Smith (1870-1920), the famous New York book dealer. Beginning with the sales the libraries of of Elihu Dwight Church and Robert Howe in 1911, George D. Smith acted as chief buyer and advisor of Henry E. Huntington. From the description of Papers of George D. Smith, 1910-1912. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122594015 ...

Rose, Robert L. (person)

Hoe, Robert, 1839-1909 (person)

Huntington, Henry Edwards, 1850-1927 (person)

Henry Edwards Huntington (1850-1927), founder of the Huntington Library, was born in Oneonta, New York. In 1892 he went to San Francisco to work for his uncle, Collis Potter Huntington, who was President of the Southern Pacific Railway Company. After Collis's death in 1900 and Henry's purchase of the Shorb ranch in 1902, Henry moved his business interests to the Los Angeles area, organizing the Pacific Electric Railway Company, the Huntington Land and Improvement Company, and other real estate a...

George D. Smith Book Co. (corporateBody)