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Reeder Smith and Eliza Kimball Smith Papers

Identifier: LU-MS-102
This collection consists of papers belonging and pertaining to Reeder Smith, an agent employed by Amos A. Lawrence in the founding of Lawrence University, and his wife, Eliza Kimball Smith. Papers date primarily from 1846 to 1895 and include correspondence, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, photographs, and records of donations to Lawrence University. Subjects documented include lawsuits related to land owned by Smith in Appleton and Smith's efforts to raise funds for a new preparatory/female department building in 1858-1859.


  • 1846-2012
  • 1846-1895


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Most materials in this collection are in the public domain. For all others, property rights and copyright reside with Lawrence University. For uses beyond those allowed for fair use under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.), please contact the University Archivist.


0.60 Linear Feet

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Method of Acquisition

Newspaper clippings, photographs, maps, records of donations, and several pamphlets donated to the Archives by Bruce Graham, great-great-grandson of Reeder Smith, 2014-03-24. Other materials have accumulated over time.

Processing Information

Processed by Erin Dix, 2014.
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Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

Seeley G. Mudd Library
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