Erasmus Darwin Smith Papers

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Erasmus Darwin Smith papers
Creator: Smith, Erasmus Darwin, 1806-1883
Call Number: A.S647
Dates: 1830-1886
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

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Revision Information
Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Erasmus Darwin Smith papers
Creator: Smith, Erasmus Darwin, 1806-1883
Call Number: A.S647
Dates: 1830-1886
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Erasmus Darwin Smith was a judge and lawyer in Rochester, N.Y. He was a Supreme Court justice in New York State from 1855-1876, and an honorary graduate of the University of Rochester, 1868. Briefly, during 1849, he was political editor of the Rochester Daily Advertiser.

Scope and Content
The Erasmus Darwin Smith Papers includes family correspondence, poems and school essays, certificates and other documents, clippings, and drafts of speeches.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Correspondence
Speeches
Smith, Erasmus Darwin, 1806-1883
Lawyers
Judges
Access
The Erasmus Darwin Smith papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
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[Item title, item date], Erasmus Darwin Smith papers, A.S647, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Revision Information
November 12, 2018: This finding aid has been revised.

Content List
Box 1, Folder 1-2Family correspondence, 1858-1880
Box 1, Folder 3Poems
Box 1, Folder 3Photograph of Judge E. Darwin Smith
Box 1, Folder 3Temperance Society circular, 1832
Catalogued as printed item

Box 1, Folder 4School compositions of E. Darwin Smith, Jr.
Box 1, Folder 5Family records
Certificates of admission of E. Darwin Smith to N.Y. State Court of Chancery as solicitor and as counsellor
Attorney's diploma enabling Vincent M. Smith to practice as attorney, solicitor and counsellor in all courts of New York, 1856
List of people who contributed money toward purchase of a brace of pistols for Lieutenant Vincent M. Smith, 1862
Commission as captain in the New York State Volunteers given Vincent M. Smith, 1862
Certificate of honorable discharge because of wounds received in military service, granted, 1863
Certificates of admission of Vincent M. Smith to practice as proctor, attorney, solicitor, counsellor, and advocate of the U.S. Circuit Court, and in the U.S. District Court, 1867
Record of appointment of E. Darwin Smith as associate justice for the general term of the Fourth Judicial Department, 1872
Copy of indenture between and among Emily P. Smith, Vincent M. Smith, E. Darwin Smith (Jr.) and Cora E. Sheldon regarding the settlement of the will of E. Darwin Smith, 1883
Record of appointment of executor of will of Vincent M. Smith, 1886
Box 1, Folder 6Drafts of speeches, 1832-1876
Delivered at Temperance Society, Rochester, 1832
Delivered on Independence Day at Scottsville, 1833
Delivered on Independence Day at Parma, 1836
Delivered on Independence Day at St. Luke's church, Rochester, 1876
Re: John C. Calhoun, undated
Copy of a prayer, undated
Box 1, Folder 7Legal opinions
Isaac Seymour, et al., against The Canandaigua and Niagara Falls Railroad Co., et al.
Catalogued as printed material

The People against The Albany and Susquehanna Railroad Co., et al.
Manuscript copy

The People against The Albany and Susquehanna Railroad Co., et al.
Manuscript copy Copy (catalogued as printed material)

Box 1, Folder 8Newspaper clippings


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