Frances Grace Smith papers, 1899-1948.


Frances Grace Smith papers, 1899-1948.

Contains correspondence (including letters from Frederick Orpen Bower, Charles J. Chamberlain and George L. Freeman), newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to the life and work of Frances Grace Smith. Of note is dried and pressed plant material collected by Frederick Schwatka on King William's Sand in 1878-1880 during his trip as commander of the American Franklin Search Party. The plant material is pressed inside a book titled Easy Guide to the Constellations with an Atlas of the Stars with notations made by Schwatka. Also a letter written by Schwatka to Professor Sereno Watson explaining the book and plant material dated 5/11/1883.

.25 linear ft. (1 box)


SNAC Resource ID: 7660209

Smith College, Neilson Library

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Freeman, George L. (person)

Chamberlain, Charles Joseph, 1863- (person)

Smith, Frances Grace, 1871- (person)

Frances Grace Smith was born in Springfield, MA on Dec. 27, 1870, the daughter of George B. Smith and Mary L. Stebbins. Her father was the City Assessor for Springfield, MA and she was raised in the Baptist faith. She graduated from Smith College with the Class of 1893. During her undergraduate career she focused her studies on the Classics and taught Latin at the high school in Warren, MA during 1895-1897. Frances redirected her life to Botany and returned to Smith College and received her M.A....

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Schwatka, Frederick, 1849-1892 (person)

Frederick Schwatka. Explorer, born in Galena, Ill., where he later worked at printing. Attended Willamette University. Graduated from West Point, held army posts, while studying law and medicine. Became interested in exploration and convinced the American Geographical Society to back an attempt to discover the fate of the expedition of Sir John Franklin to the Arctic, thirty years earlier. With William Gilder led a two-year search, successfully completed in 1880. Published books on ...

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