Smith, Henry Louis
- Existence: 1859-1951
A.B., 1881, A.M., 1886, Davidson College; Ph.D., UVA, 1890; LL.D., UNC, 1899. President, W&L, 1912-29; president emeritus, W&L, 1930-1951. See Who's Who, 1928-29; Trustees' Papers.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers including letters concerning Smith's retirement from both Davidson and Washington and Lee, as well as speeches, correspondence, and articles regarding Robert E. Lee, education, modern civilization, and temperance. Also includes material regarding Smith's 1921 trip to England chairing a commission to present a copy of Houdon's statue of George Washington to the British government from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Dates: Inclusive 1888-1951; Majority of material found within Bulk 1912-1940
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Washington College student J. Henry Smith's addresses to the college's "John Marshall Society" on Sept. 24, 1841; "Total Abstinence Society" on Sept. 23, 1842; a speech on "Patriotism" in celebration of George Washington's birthday as a representative of the "Rockbridge Union Volunteers" in 1842; and a speech on "Moral Education" given on Commencement Day, 1842.
Dates: Inclusive 1841-1842