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Henry Smith Munroe letters, 1855-1899

Summary Information

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Call No.: MS#0910
Bib ID 4079140 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Munroe, Henry S. (Henry Smith), 1850-1933
Title Henry Smith Munroe letters, 1855-1899
Physical Description 1 box (1 box)
Language(s) English .

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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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This collection is located on-site.

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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Henry Smith Munroe letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

2020-06-12 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

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Bowdoin College. Medical School Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chemists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.). School of Mines Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dartmouth College -- : Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Geological surveys -- Japan -- Hokkaido Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
International law Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, Henry Monroe, -- 1850-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, Horatio Southgate Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, Monroe, 1854-1926 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, Susan Dwight Munroe Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, William Allan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Department of Agriculture Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor of mining at Columbia University, 1877-1915. Henry Smith Munroe was born Henry Munroe Smith.