Samuel Francis Smith papers, 1835-1957.


Smith, Samuel Francis, 1808-1895. Samuel Francis Smith papers, 1835-1957.

Samuel Francis Smith papers, 1835-1957.

Collection contains papers dealing with Samuel Frnacis Smith and his descendants and the Bramhall family. It contains photographs, newspaper articles dealing with Smith and the writing of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee, " pamphlets, correspondence to and from Smith and the Bramhall family, holograph biographies of Civil War offices and a large framed copy of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" by Smith.

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