Alice Smith scrapbook
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Alice Smith scrapbook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Smith, Alice, d. 1870.
Title: Alice Smith scrapbook
Dates: 1854-1902
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 2387

Biographical/Historical Note

Alice Smith was a resident of Talbotton, Georgia. In 1867 she married Proctor Bolan Lawrence. She died in Alabama in 1870.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains one scrapbook containing newspaper poetry clippings covering love, marriage, death, the United States Civil War, and soldiers. The poems are written by several different authors, some are by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. There are also clippings of newspaper articles covering reconstruction, Tammany Hall and the yellow favor epidemic of 1878. The collection also contains several prints of engravings depicting religious, romantic, domestic, pastoral and historical scenes as well as portraits. In addition the scrapbook includes a ribbon from the 1888 Augusta Dental Association Exhibition, an undated photograph of a house, a Fruit of the Loom advertisements, and a wedding invitation to the 1874 wedding of Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell. The front matter is inscribed, "Alice Smith Talbotton Georgia Jan 1st 1862", but includes material from 1854 to 1902.

Index Terms

Artifacts (object genre)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Engravings (prints)
Human hair.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882.
Ribbon (material)
Smith, Alice, d. 1870.
Talbotton (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Processing information

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Access restrictions

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Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.