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Daniel Townsend Smith Papers 1861-1929

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This collection is arranged into three series:

Series 1: Chemistry notebook, 1861

Series 2:  Diaries, 1863-1877, 1929, photocopies

Series 3:  Journal, 1871-1888

Scope and Contents

The Daniel Townsend Smith Papers consist of a notebook, diaries, and a journal.

The original notebook is inscribed, “Lectures by Dr. Joe Leconte to the Sophomores of 1861. From April to the July term.” Dr. Joseph Leconte was Professor of Chemistry and Geology at South Carolina College.

The diaries are photocopies and cover 1863 – 1877 inclusive, and 1929. They detail Smith’s thoughts, experiences, activities, and neighborhood news.  Included is an expense account covering 1873 to 1883.

The original journal covers 1871-1888. It contains minutes of the Literary Club of Greenville, SC, January 17, 1871- December 23, 1874, D.T. Smith Secretary [during the years he was at Furman], including their Constitution and Bylaws. These minutes have been microfilmed.

The journal also contains a daily diary covering July 1884 – December 1887 that describes his activities. The death of his first born, daughter Mary Tallulah, age 5, is described on December 18, 1886. It also contains an expense account, July 1884 – January 1888. The journal excluding the Greenville Literary Club minutes was also microfilmed.