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[MANUSCRIPT AMERICANA] 1786-c. 1840's. Diverse Archive relating to the  William R. SMITH family of Pennsylvania. by  David Milliken  Jasper Yates - from The John Bale Books LLC (SKU: ABAA-NY-Penn)

[MANUSCRIPT AMERICANA] 1786-c. 1840's. Diverse Archive relating to the William R. SMITH family of Pennsylvania.

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[MANUSCRIPT AMERICANA] 1786-c. 1840's. Diverse Archive relating to the William R. SMITH family of Pennsylvania.: William Smith, D.D.. First Provost of the University of Pennsylvania

by William Smith, Edward Shippen, Jasper Yates, David Milliken

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Important group of holographic material 1786-c. 1840's.

[MANUSCRIPT AMERICANA] Miscellaneous small archive relating to the William SMITH family of Pennsylvania, including work by Edward Shippen & other figures from 18th Century Pennsylvania

1]. 2. p. A.L.S. from Edward SHIPPEN to Jasper YATES, presenting an in-depth discussion of legal matters pertaining to estate law , Jan. 14, 1786. Splits at folds; burn holes.

2.] [UPENN] 2 p. A.L.S. from The Rev. Doctor William SMITH, Provost of the College of Phila., to [Thomas Mifflin] His Excellency the President and Supreme Executive Council
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Invitation to the Commencement ceremonies. [Reprinted in, The Life and Correspondence of the Rev. William
Smith (1880), p. 314.]

3.] [Transportation] 4 p. A.L.S. from David MILLIKEN to Gen. William R. SMITH; May 1, 1822; requesting legal opinion for a case involving the stockholders of
the Lewistown and Huntingdon Turnpike Road Company. "Statements and questions" on the "most important points in dispute between the persons
concerned & interested," Folded letter (stampless cover) addressed to Gen'l. Wm. R. Smith, at / Witmers Tavern Philad. / care of Richard Smith, Esq. /
attorney a Law / Philadelphia. Lewsitown, PA ; handstamp cancel. Tear at wax seal, remnant present (attached). William Rudolph Smith (1787- 1868), was a land speculator, politician, and historian, as well as one of the early developers of Wisconsin Territory.

4.] 2 p. Hand-written contract drawn for "William Smith" relating to Huntingdon, PA properties, with blank spaces for names, dated 1816; possibly a draft copy. The Rev. William Smith is considered the founder of Huntingdon, a town in central Pennsylvania, west of Harrisburg, originally named Standing Stone Settlement; his son, William Moore Smith, and other descendants were actively involved in its development.

5]. Manuscript letter: 1 sheet, watermarked (plow) paper, folded, address and text
on one side, recto blank.

6. [Smith, William Rudolph 1787-1868]. "W. R. S." Address for the opening of the
"Pennsylvania Theatre" Northern Liberties Philadelphia. Handwritten 60 line verse dedication in rhyming couplets, initialed W.R.S. and dated Bedford, Aug. 2,
1836. Bifolium, written on three sides; letter folds; splitting at folds.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has a collection of poems by Smith described as, " Poems, 1814-1853, were written to his wife, daughters, and others." (William Rudolph
Smith Poems, Historical Society of Pennsylvania.) William Rudolph Smith, the eldest son of Ann Rudolph and William Moore Smith,

7. A.L.S. Richard M. Smith to his brother, William A. Smith, Quincy, Illinois, Nov. 9, 1868. Regarding his sending the enclosed copy of William Randolph Smith's 18
page autobiographical account, first written in 1819 and re-written in 1859; together with a 6 page fact sheet titled, "Data in the Life of William R. Smith,
Written as Memoranda for his Children." A few pages splitting at folds.

8. [HUNTINGTON LAND SPECULATION]. "Dennis A. Smith, Esq. / Wm. Rudolph
Smith." 4 p (only) of an incomplete but fascinating brief detailing the Smith family's position regarding legal actions involving real estate in Huntington,
Penn. during 1816-17. Undated, unattributed. William R. Smith and his son William Moore Smith are both mentioned.

9. "History of the Caravaca Cross;"1 p. essay, undated, unattributed.

10.Lines for Ellen's Album," 2 p. manuscript poem dated May 15, 1836; unattributed.

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[MANUSCRIPT AMERICANA] 1786-c. 1840's. Diverse Archive relating to the William R. SMITH family of Pennsylvania.
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William Smith, Edward Shippen, Jasper Yates, David Milliken
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