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Samuel Smith letters

Identifier: MS-1403

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The collection contains letters, bills, receipts, orders and invoices related to Samuel Smith and his business dealings as an owner of a paper mill (and later textile) in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Bills and receipts of the Peterboro Improvement Company are also included. In addition, correspondence of Samuel Smith's son Albert Smith, a physician, and other family members as well as some ephemera and memorabilia can also be found here. Correspondents include George H. Ellis, David Youngman, Jeremiah Smith, Nathaniel Coverley, Daniel Hastings, George Hough, Joseph Hurd, Jacob Mead, Alpheus Richardson, Andrew Seaton, Nathaniel Livermore, Eben Thayer, and Daniel Scudder.


  • 1788 - 1840


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3 linear ft. (2 boxes)

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Samuel Smith (1764-1842), merchant and mill owner. The collection contains business correspondence as well as bills, receipts and invoices related to his businesses in Peterborough, New Hampshire including the founding and operation of a paper mill and the Peterboro Improvement Company. Correspondence of his son Albert Smith (1801-1878), a doctor, and other family members as well as some memorabilia and ephemera are also included.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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