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Origins Collection

    Series 2: Additional Smith College Founding Documents, 1868-1918 


Series Overview

The collection is organized into 6 sub-series: 
  1. The Smith Family, 1894-1913 (2 folders)
  2. Wills of Austin, Harriet and Sophia Smith, 1889-1914
  3. On the Amount of Sophia Smith's Gift for her College, 1917, 1918
  4. Biographical Data on the First Board of Trustees
  5. Letters of John M. Greene and William S. Tyler, 1872, 1873
  6. Other Papers, 1879-1904

Inventory


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Folder 1:The Smith Family, 1894-1913
James Porter to John M. Greene 1893 Mar. 14
James Porter to John M. Greene 1893 Mar. 18
James Porter to John M. Greene 1896 May 9
James Porter to John M. Greene 1896 May 16
W. D. Billings, Hatfield Town Clerk, to John M. Greene 1896 Aug. 25
James M. Crafts to John M. Greene 1896 Aug. 2
James M. Crafts to John M. Greene 1896 Aug. 6
J. S. Wells to John M. Greene 1889 July 22 and 27
D. W. Wells to John M. Greene 1891 Nov. 21
D. W. Wells to John M. Greene 1896 May 4
D. W. Wells to John M. Greene 1896 July 30
D. W. Wells to John M. Greene 1896 Aug. 15
D. W. Wells to John M. Greene 1898 May 26
D. W. Wells to John M. Greene 1900 July 9
D. W. Wells to John M. Greene 1900 Aug. 21
Pamphlet: "Genealogy of the Wells Family and also of the Smith Family" 1893
Folder 2: The Smith Family (cont'd)
Daniel W. Wells to John M. Greene 
Re: estimated valuation of Austin and Sophia Smith's estates
1910 Feb. 20
Sophia Smith - Personal:
James Porter to John M. Greene 1893 Mar. 9
James Porter to John M. Greene 1896 May 4
Fanny A. Cook to John M. Greene 1913 Mar. 10
Austin Smith - Personal:
William H. Dickinson to John M. Greene 1894 July 3
D. W. Wells to John M. Greene 1895 June 6
J. E. Clark, Sheriff's Office, to John M. Greene 1902 Dec. 3
Homes of the Smith Family:
D. W. Wells to John M. Greene 1896 May 11
D. W. Wells to John M. Greene 1896 Aug. 4
William H. Dickinson to John M. Greene 1896 July 20
Folder 3: Wills of Austin, Harriet and Sophia Smith
Register of Deeds, Hampshire County, to John M. Greene 1889 Sept. 5
Register of Deeds, Hampshire County, to John M. Greene 1889 Sept. 9
Austin Smith's will, certified copy 1889 Sept. 5
Register of Deeds, Hampshire County, to John M. Greene 
Re: Harriet Smith's will and settlement of Austin Smith's estate
1889 Sept. 14
Charles N. Clark to John M. Greene 
Re: Sophia Smith's will
1888 Nov. 22
Printed copy of Sophia Smith's will 1871
Register of Probate Court, Hampshire County, to John M. Greene 
Re: Proving of Sophia Smith's will
1911 Jan. 14
George W. Hubbard to John M. Greene 
Re: Dates of Sophia Smith's five wills
1879 Sept. 25
Charles N. Clark to John M. Greene 
Re: execution of Sophia Smith's last will
1914 Jan. 13
Folder 4: On the Amount of Sophia Smith's Gift for her College
Charles N. Clark to John M. Greene 1917 Mar. 22
John M. Greene to Charles N. Clark 
w/ reply
1917 Mar. 24
1917 Mar. 26
Charles N. Clark to John M. Greene 1917 June 30
Charles N. Clark to John M. Greene 1917 July 6
Charles H. Allen to John M. Greene 1917 July 9
Charles H. Allen to John M. Greene 1917 July 12
Charles H. Allen to John M. Greene 1917 Aug. 30
Charles N. Clark to Charles H. Allen 1917 Aug. 31
Report of three Trustees on the Amount of Sophia Smith's Gift for Her College [1917]
Amelia W. Tyler to John M. Greene 1917 Mar. 26
Amelia W. Tyler to John M. Greene 
w/ Memorandum of Miss Nina Browne
1917 Nov. 8 
1918 Feb. 22
Folder 5: Biographical Data on the First Board of Trustees
Biographical sketch of Birdsey Grant Northrop by John M. Greene
Biographical sketch of Edward Bates Gillett by  John M. Greene
Payson Smith to Helen French Greene
Re: Joseph White
1925 Feb. 25
Massachusetts State Librarian to Helen French Greene
Re: William Barrett Washburn
1925 Mar. 3
J. L. Harrison to John M. Greene, enclosing biographical sketch of Charles Edward Forbes by C. A. Cutter 1917 Dec. 3
Last Will and Testament of Charles Edward Forbes 1876 Sept. 25
Folder 6: Letters of John M. Greene and William S. Tyler
William S. Tyler to John M. Greene 1872 July 3
John M. Greene to William S. Tyler 1872 Aug. 27
John M. Greene to William S. Tyler 1873 Apr. 10
John M. Greene to William S. Tyler 1873 Apr. 21
Folder 7: Other Papers
On Deacon Hubbard's Statement and Sophia Smith's Will of July 11, 1868:
George W. Hubbard to John M. Greene 1879 Oct. 6
George W. Hubbard to John M. Greene 1887 Dec. 27
Charles N. Clark to John M. Greene 1888 Dec. 8
Charles N. Clark to John M. Greene 1888 Dec. 29
On "Persecution" of Deacon Hubbard:
James Porter to John M. Greene 1910 Nov. 12
D. W. Wells to John M. Greene 1916 Mar. 23
On Sophia Smith's Reading "Should Women Learn the Alphabet?" by T. W. Higginson:
Thomas Wentworth Higginson to Nina Browne 1903 Dec. 2
Mary F. Eastman to T. W. Higginson 1890 Jan. 28
John M. Greene to Nina Browne 1904 Apr. 1
John M. Greene: Recommendations made to
Sophia Smith [in retrospect]
1911 Jan. 30
John M. Greene to Hatfield Town Clerk
Re: Schools in Hatfield in 1796
1896 July 21

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