Henry Louis Smith Papers
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.
- Creation: Inclusive 1888-1951
- Creation: Majority of material found within Bulk 1912-1940
- Smith, Henry Louis (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Henry Louis Smith was president of Davidson College from 1901-1912 and president of Washington and Lee University from 1912-1929.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of O. Norris Smith, son of Henry Smith, in 1993.
Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (11/30/99)
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