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Henry Louis Smith Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0246

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


Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Louis Smith was president of Davidson College from 1901-1912 and president of Washington and Lee University from 1912-1929.


3 Linear Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of O. Norris Smith, son of Henry Smith, in 1993.

Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (11/30/99)

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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA