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J. Henry Smith Speeches

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0258

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.


  • Creation: Inclusive 1841-1842


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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

Jacob Henry Smith graduated from Washington College in 1843. He became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, North Carolina from 1859 to 1897. He was the father of Washington and Lee University president Henry Louis Smith.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. O. Norris Smith (Washington and Lee University Class of 1929) in 1991

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Repository Details

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

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