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Incoming correspondence of Henry Smith Munroe (born Henry Munroe Smith) composed of personal letters from various family members, chief correspondents being his father, Horatio Southgate Smith, his mother, Susan Dwight (Munroe) Smith, his brother "Ned", apparently Columbia professor of international law (Edmund) Munroe Smith, and William Allen Smith. These letters date from 1855 through 1875, covering his childhood, school days, and first positions as an assistant chemist in the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1870-1872, and as a member of the geological survey in Yesso, Japan, 1872-1875. After a lapse of fifteen years, correspondence resumes for the period 1890-1896. Other correspondence includes letters from friends, 1865-1875; letters of a business and professional nature, 1870-1875; 1890-1899; and letters relating to a School of Mines alumni project, the Trowbridge Memorial Fund, 1894-1898. Also, incoming letters from Munroe's paternal grandparents to his father while he attended Dartmouth College and Bowdoin Medical School from 1837 to 1844.
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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.
2020-06-12 EAD document created by CCR.
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Professor of mining at Columbia University, 1877-1915. Henry Smith Munroe was born Henry Munroe Smith.