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John M. Greene Papers

    Series 3: "My Notes On Smith College," ca. 1910-1917


Series Overview

A 129-page booklet of handwritten notes by John M. Greene recording his recollections of the circumstances surrounding the founding of Smith College. The notebook includes a short subject index compiled by the author and a series of additional notes inserted adjacent to previously written page entries.

Subject Index

Below is an alphabetical subject index that has been adapted from the index that was compiled by John M. Greene in the back of the notebook.  Follow the links to go to the indicated page. 
 
Address at dedication of College Hall (July 14, 1875), 17
Baker, Osmyn, Resignation of, 118
College Hall, My address at dedication of (July 14, 1875), 17
Documents - lost, 72, 79, 123; donated to Smith College, 102
Expectations as to success of Smith College, 42, 50
Forbes, Judge, Resignation of, 33
Graduates from colleges, 8
Hatfield – Meeting houses, 9; Schools, 2; King’s Hill, 41
Hubbard, Deacon, Errors in statement of, 81-85; Regard for written documents, 28, 75
King’s Hill, Hatfield, 41
Letters of B. Northrop et al., Extracts from, 89, 90
Lyman, Maria Bruce, 88
Meeting houses in Hatfield, 9
Presidency of Smith College, Candidacy for, 23-26 
Smith College, Expectations as to success of, 42, 50
Smith, Austin, 30-32 
Smith, Benjamin, 39
Smith, Lt. Samuel, 37
Smith, Sophia, Orders of to Deacon Hubbard, 39, 53, 54
Trustees of Smith College – How appointed, 21-22; First meetings of, 33-36, 55
Tyler, W. S., Compliment of to me, 41
Will of Sophia Smith, 19
Williston, Mr. A. L., in minutes of 1872-73, 29

End Notes

Page images 130-146 consist of notes inserted adjacent to previously written page entries.  Follow the links in the right column below to view the note referring to the page number in the left column:
 
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Delay in writing his "Early History" because of "myths" promulgated by Pres. Seelye
130
019
Sophia Smith's wills
131
057
JMG's 1870 statement re: Sophia Smith's will
132
058
JMG's conferral with Dr. Hitchcock regarding Sophia Smith's affairs, and her wish to keep them confidential
133
059
JMG's rationale for advising Sophia Smith to arrange for the establishment of the College in Northampton rather than Hatfield
134-135
060
On the frequency and nature of JMG's communications with Sophia Smith from 1868 until her death
136
062
Sophia Smith's will: Deacon Hubbard as its principal writer and Judge Forbes as his legal advisor
137
069
Uncertainty of exact date when Judge Forbes and Mr. Baker were consulted [re: location of College?], September 1879
138
070
Rewritten will coinciding with Sophia Smith's planned trip to Boston with Miss Lyman in January 1870
139
091
"Both Professor Tyler and Professor Park urged me not to respond to what Mr. Seelye said in his sermon of May 1, 1888" regarding "sagacity" of Deacon Hubbard
140
102
Addition to list of important documents donated by JMG to Smith College in 1911 ("A Note on the Three Recommendations in the Plan of Smith College")
141
110
Deacon Hubbard's influence on Sophia Smith regarding location of Smith College
142
117
Opening of Connecticut College for Women in New London, September 1915
143
126
Proof that the first Circular, "Higher Education of Women," was written by JMG
144
127
Additional footnote attached to page 127 concerning timing of Deacon Hubbard's rewriting of Sophia Smith's will
145
128
Clipping glued to verso of page 128: Mrs. Henry F. Durant opposes the selection of a male president at Wellesley College
146

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