Doctor Tarbell and Mary Conant papers  1864-1881 (bulk 1864-1865)
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Volume   1  
Samuel F. Smith collection [series]:
 
  1876 May 30 . Samuel Francis Smith ALS to J. F. C. Hyde; Windermere, England (3 pages)    [Note: This letter was originally laid into J. F. C. Hyde's copy of S. F. Smith Poems of Home and Country (1895) between pages 144 and 145. ANS by Smith to Hyde on page 145 of J. F. C. Hyde's copy of Poems of Home and Country.]
Smith explains where he wrote The Fathers Remembered. With a holograph copy of The Fathers Remembered.
 
  1884 February . Samuel Francis Smith AMsS; s.l. (2 pages)
Holograph copy of America.
 
  1886 April 23 . Samuel Francis Smith AMsS; s.l. (4 pages)
Holograph copy of the hymn The Morning Light is Breaking.
 
  1887 December 10 . Samuel Francis Smith AMs; Boston, Massachusetts (2 pages)
Autobiographical statement.
 
  1889 August 29 . Samuel Francis Smith AMsS to Harriet Smith; Newton Centre, Massachusetts (2 pages)
Holograph copy of America.
 
  1892 March 25 . Samuel Francis Smith ALS to Mrs. Daniel Lathrop; Newton Centre, Massachusetts (1 page)
Enclosing an extended prayer: "The prayer is so dependent on the circumstances & surroundings of the place of its offering, that it is very difficult to reproduce it, except in a general way. Here and there all expression May be preserved, but the aroma, I fear, not. I have done as well as I could."
 
  1892 March . Samuel Francis Smith AMs (7 pages)
The Prayer.
 
  1892 June 7 . Samuel Francis Smith ALS to Horace Mann Willard; Newton Centre, Massachusetts (1 page)
Sending appreciation for his invitation to attend Willard's graduation exercises, but cannot attend.
 
  1892 October 21 . Samuel Francis Smith. Photograph of Smith by A.N. Hardy
Photograph signed by Smith with opening words of America.
 
  1893 March 1 . Samuel Francis Smith ALS to William R. Thayer; Davenport, Iowa (1 page)
On re-writing an article Smith had written for the Boston Journal on the occasion of Oliver Wendell Holmes' birthday.
 
  1893 March . Samuel Francis Smith AMs to The Class of 1829; Davenport, Iowa (1 page)
Tribute to the Harvard class of 1829.
 
  1893 March 14 . Samuel Francis Smith ALS to Ruth Sanders Willard; Davenport, Iowa (1 page)
Sending an autograph to forward to a young woman who had requested it.
 
  1893 before May . Samuel Francis Smith AMs; s.l. (5 pages)
Reflections on members of the 1829 graduating class of Harvard, Oliver Wendell Holmes, etc.; Josiah Quincy presided at the commencement.
 
  1893 June 13 . Samuel Francis Smith AMsS; s.l. (2 pages)
Anecdote and verses, entitled The Eve of Decoration Day.
 
  1893 November 7 . Samuel Francis Smith AMs; Newton Centre, Massachusetts (2 pages)
Manuscript in which Smith recounts "The story of the writing of 'My country 'tis of thee;' with photocopies from Home, School, and Nation (vol. 1, no. 3, March 1890); includes sheet music of America, an interview with Smith, and articles on the song.
 
  1893 December 15 . Samuel Francis Smith ALS to "My dear friend" [probably Mrs. McKinley]; Newton Centre, Massachusetts (2 pages)
Sends autograph copies of "My Country" and another recently written hymn. "I thank you for your wise use of them."
 
  1894 October 5 . Samuel Francis Smith ALS to Ruth Sanders Willard; Newton Centre, Massachusetts (1 page)
Suggests October 22, noon, as a time to meet with Ruth and Horace Willard.
 
  1894 October 8 . Samuel Francis Smith ALS to Ruth Sanders Willard; Newton Centre, Massachusetts (1 page)
Agrees to visit from the 20th to the 22nd of October .
 
  1894 December 31 . Samuel Francis Smith AQS; s.1. (1 page)
Autograph quotation on a 3.25 x 2 inch card: "My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land of Liberty, Of thee I sing."
 
  1895 January 4 . Samuel Francis Smith ALS to D.A. Wilbur; Newton Centre, Massachusetts (1 page)
Respecting a manuscript of the hymn The Morning Light in Wilbur's possession; Smith doubts its authenticity.
 
  1895 January 15 . Samuel Francis Smith ALS to Mr. Secor; Newton Centre, Mass[achusetts] (2 pages)
Regarding a Roman Catholic paper that published an article about "Mr. Pope getting the 'original' of 'My Country'" [America].
 
  1895 February 4 . Samuel Francis Smith ALS to H.P.R. Holt; Newton Centre, Massachusetts (1 page)
Smith's most recent photograph was taken by A. N. Hardy in Boston. Enclosed: photograph of Samuel F. Smith.
 
  1895 April 3 . Printed program; Boston, Massachusetts (32 pages)
Origins of America; biography of Samuel Smith; facsimile of America, words and music of America; image of Smith; how America was written.
 
  1895 May 28 . Samuel Francis Smith ALS to David Pell Secor; Newton Centre, Massachusetts (1 page)
Certifying that a plaster cast of Smith's right hand was taken by Mr. Cavotti in Bridgeport, Connecticut, at the suggestion of David Secor.
 
  1936 Christmas . Facsimiles; Merion Station, Pennsylvania (4 pages)
"America", the First Printing of the National Hymn and the Very Copy Used by Pastor William Jenks ; facsimile of America manuscript; facsimile of William Jenks' notes for sermon given at the Celebration of American Independence, by the Boston Sabbath School Union on July 4, 1831.
 
  Undated . Samuel Francis Smith ALS to C.D. Kellogg; Newton Centre, Massachusetts (2 pages)
Responding to a request for verses for an occasion. Has failed to author new verses, but encloses several verses written a year prior, which had been published only in a religious weekly.
 
  Undated . Cabinet card photograph of Samuel Francis Smith (the bottom of the photograph is missing)
Volume   2  
J. F. C. Hyde's copy of Poems of Home and Country (   1895 )