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George H. Smyser Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Smyser, George H.
Title: George H. Smyser Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1863-1955
Quantity: 1.0 linear feet
Abstract: Papers of the Abraham Lincoln collector and scholar. Collection includes correspondence, 1905-1955, of Smyser and his wife; and numerous speeches, 1863-1943, about Abraham Lincoln.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

George Smyser of Utica, New York was an Abraham Lincoln researcher, collector and scholar.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The George Smyser Papers consist of Correspondence, 1905-1955, of Smyser and his wife, and a collection of Speeches, 1863-1943, mostly about Abraham Lincoln.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Both series are arranged chronologically.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Smyser, George H.

Genres and Forms

Correspondence.
Speeches.

Occupations

Authors.
Biographers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

George H. Smyser Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: [Summit record]
Date: 2001-01-01
Revision history: 4 Oct 2007 - converted to EAD (MRC); 8 Oct 2008 - 19:I material merged (MRC)

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Inventory

Correspondence
Outgoing
Box 1 Angle-Wilson
Incoming
Box 1 Undated
Box 1 1905-1939 (6 folders)
Box 2 1940-1943
Box 2 1945-1955 (2 folders)
Box 2 Mrs. Smyser's letters
Box 2 Miscellaneous
Speeches
Box 2 1863-1925
Address delivered at the dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysbury - Nov. 19, 1863
The Garrett Letter - Oct. 24, 1907
What would Lincoln do today Feb. 12, 1908
Abraham Lincoln - Feb. 14, 1909
Gentlemen of the Graduates Club - Feb. 12, 1910
Address of the Secretary of the Navy at the Lincoln Day, Dinner of the Republican Club of the City of New York Feb. 13, 1911
Abraham Lincoln - Feb. 14, 1914
Address of Hon. Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War - Sept. 4, 1916
Complimentary Banquet to Mr. T. P. - Oct. 30, 1923
"Abraham Lincoln as a Potential Lion" - May 16, 1924
For The Press - Feb. 11, 1925
Address of James J. Davis Feb. 12, 1925
Remarks at Lincoln Club Banquet - Reh. 12, 1925
Lincoln and Religion - Feb. 15, 1925
Address by Senator James W. Wadsworth, Jr. - Sept. 9, 1925
Box 2 1926-1949
Address on Abraham Lincoln - Feb. 12, 1926
Lincoln's Task - and Ours - March 18, 1926
Paul Brown - June 11, 1930
Introduction of President Herbert Hoover At Dedication Ceremonies of Remodeled Tome of Lincoln - June 17, 1931
Mid - Dai Lincoln Club - Feb. 11, 1932
Republican National Committee - Feb. 12, 1932 Con't LIST OF SPEECHES
Rupublican National Committee - Feb. 12, 1932
"Lincoln and Today" - Feb. 12, 1932
An address by the President - Feb. 12, 1932
The America.1 Want - May 19, 1939
Postmaster Abraham Lincoln - Feb. 12, 1940
Abraham Lincoln - Feb. 10, 1940
A Creed For Republicans - Feb. 11, 1940
Postmaster Abraham Lincoln - Feb. 12, 1940
"America Must Be On Guard - Feb. 12, 1940
Address of Lieutenant Governor Charles Poletti - Feb. 12, 1940
Senator Taft's Lincoln Day Address Feb. 13, 1940
From Bert Sheldon - Feb. 7, 1949
The Cavalcade of America - May 7, 1940
The Cavalcade of America and The Perfect Tribute - Feb. 8, 1943
Box 2 Undated
Nathan Townsend
Lincoln's Birthday
Dr. J. M. Puig Casauranc
2 copies of The Autobiography of Abraham Lincoln

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