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Laurenus Clark Seelye Papers, 1820-1995 (Bulk: 1875-1924)
26 boxes (12.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 32

Abstract:
First president of Smith College. Contains biographical material, correspondence, sermons, speeches, lectures, publications, photographs, and family papers of Henrietta Chapin Seelye. Correspondents include President Marion LeRoy Burton, Harry Norman Gardiner, Arthur L. Gillett, John M. Greene, Mary Augusta Jordan, William H. Lanning, Alice (Lord) Parsons, Herbert A. Wilder, Andrew Carnegie, President William McKinley, and John D. Rockefeller, Jr, among others.

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Restrictions on access:

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Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Laurenus Clark Seelye was born on September 20, 1837, in Bethel, Connecticut. He was the youngest child of Abigail Taylor Seelye and Seth Seelye, who married in 1817. Seth Seelye was a merchant, farmer, and deacon. Seelye's sisters, Hannah and Elizabeth, were not educated. L. Clark and his brothers, Thomas, Samuel, Julius, and Henry, were all educated. Three of the sons, Samuel, Julius, and L. Clark, went on to become ministers, Thomas became a physician, and Henry a farmer and later an attorney. Julius served as the president of Amherst College. Seelye most likely attended the Center District School in Bethel. He was schooled in Woodbury, attended the Old Hadley Academy, and afterwards spent some time in Danbury to complete his education. At the age of twelve he started home schooling under his brother Samuel. He entered Union College at the age of sixteen where he received a B.A. and graduated as valedictorian with highest honors. After Union, he attended Andover Seminary but left due to ill health. He traveled throughout the Mediterranean and across Europe in hopes of getting well; while in Germany, he decided to complete his education in Heidelberg.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Laurenus Clark Seelye Papers cover 1820 - 1995. The majority of the materials are from 1875 - 1924, when Seelye did most of his work. The bulk of the material is correspondence and written sermons and lectures. Other types of materials represented in this collection include news articles, photographs, manuscripts and published works, notebooks, scrapbooks, journals, and memorabilia.

The correspondence ranges in date from 1860 - 1934, and is divided by family and professional life. The family correspondence is mostly from the 1860s between various members of the family. The professional correspondence is divided into the following sections: Smith College (1872-1934), Non-Smith College (1876-1924), and Employment opportunities (1862-1872). The Smith College correspondence consists of familiar names, including President Marion LeRoy Burton, Harry Norman Gardiner, Arthur L. Gillett, John M. Greene, Mary Augusta Jordan, William H. Lanning, Alice (Lord) Parsons, and Herbert A. Wilder. The correspondence provides a good record of the early days of Smith College, as well as a look at the people after whom Smith College buildings and monuments are named. Names of note in the Non-Smith College correspondence are Andrew Carnegie, President William McKinley, and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The letters in this segment cover everything from money to religion. One weakness of the correspondence is that quite a few of the first names of correspondents are not apparent or are completely unknown.

The series of lectures comprises the largest portion of history in this collection. All of these works were written by Seeleye and give incredible insight into his religious and secular views. The sermons range from 1859-1910 and include the city in which the sermon was given. Speeches are divided into religious, Washington's Birthday, and secular categories. Seeleye's lectures are divided into subject. His lectures on English Literature were given between 1864 - 1875.


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Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The are open to research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives. Single photocopies may be made for research purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Permission to publish material from the Laurenus Clark Seelye Papers must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Official Smith correspondence and documents is copyrighted by the Smith College Archives. Provenance and copyright ownership of family materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Laurenus Clark Seelye Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

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History of the Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Brigid Byrne, '99.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: nyoung@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
SERIES I. BIOGRAPHY
(1854-1995)
2.04 linear feet

This series covers Seelye's life in terms of his family history, Union College, Smith life and memorabilia (including inauguration and retirement), his life achievements and opinions, and his death. The folders are arranged alphabetically. Most of the material is newspaper articles. Other materials include a scrapbook, class notebooks, publications, and various memorabilia.

Bethel, CT
1911-1991, n.d.

Box 1: folder 1
Book dedication
1864

Box 1: folder 2
Church; prayer
1894-1915, n.d.

Box 1: folder 3
Death



Obituaries
1924

Box 1: folder 4
Tributes; announcements (news clippings)
1924-1937

Box 1: folder 5
Tributes; announcements (dated)
1924-1934

Box 1: folder 6
Tributes; announcements
n.d.

Box 1: folder 7
Family history
1899-1984, n.d.

Box 1: folder 8
Finances: trip to Europe; devotional image
1862

Box 1: folder 9
Funeral: William Allen Neilson's address
1924

Box 1: folder 10
Honorary degree from Union College
1913

Box 1: folder 11
Marriage and anniversaries
1863-1943

Box 1: folder 12
Milk receipt
1923

Box 1: folder 13
News clippings (biographical)
1896-1940

Box 1: folder 14
News clippings (misc.)
1901-1929, n.d.

Box 1: folder 15
Opposition to women's suffrage
c.1883-1995

Box 1: folder 16
Union College: "Seelye Seelye and His Alma Mater"
1934

Box 1: folder 17
U.S. Christian Commission
1864

Box 1: folder 18
Union College



Orations and essays
1854

Box 2: folder 1
Science
1856

Box 2: folder 2
Hickok's Theology
1857

Box 2: folder 3
Theology


Box 2: folder 4
Smith life and memorabilia



Beginning of Smith College
1875-1925, n.d.

Box 3: folder 1
Calling card
c.1875-1910

Box 3: folder 2
Class of 1909 alumnae booklet
1923

Box 3: folder 3
Class of 1913
1916-1923

Box 3: folder 4
Friendship Calendars
1908-1909

Box 3: folder 5
Graduation weeks
1901-1910, n.d.

Box 3: folder 6
Inauguration
1875

Box 3: folder 7
Inauguration: publications
1875

Box 3: folder 8
Retirement: news clippings
1908-1915, n.d.

Box 3: folder 9
Retirement: publications
1910

Box 3: folder 10
Smith College tributes
1898-1925, n.d.

Box 3: folder 11
Trips abroad
1901

Box 3: folder 12
Scrapbook
c.1879

Box 24
SERIES II. CORRESPONDENCE
(1860-1925)
0.63 linear feet

This series is divided into four subseries. The correspondence from Family members is arranged alphabetically by the first name of the person to whom the letter was sent. Correspondence that has to do with Seelye's professional life at Smith College is arranged alphabetically by last name. Each folder classifies the person as an alumna, a parent, or an associate. Correspondence from Non-Smith College people are also arranged alphabetically by last name and cover his outside activities, notable people, and parishioners. The subseries Employment opportunities contain correspondence that Seelye received from various institutions asking him to consider working for them.

Family



To Cousin Fanny from Seelye Seelye
1923(?)

Box 4: folder 1
To Hannah Seelye from a friend
1860

Box 4: folder 2
To Julius and Libby (Elizabeth James) Seelye from Seelye Seelye
1861-1869(?)

Box 4: folder 3
To Julius Seelye from Mother (Abigail Taylor Seelye)
1864

Box 4: folder 4
To Julius and Libby from Elizabeth Seelye
1863

Box 4: folder 5
To Dr. Laurens Hickok from Robert Booth
1860

Box 4: folder 6
Middle East and Europe
1860-1862

Box 4: folder 7
To Millie from Mother and Father
1875, n.d.

Box 4: folder 8
Smith College



Abbott, Elsie (Bourland) '95
1910

Box 5: folder 1
"An Alumna of Smith College"
1917

Box 5: folder 2
Anderson, Grace E. '94
1923

Box 5: folder 3
Andrews, Hannah Dunlop '04
1920

Box 5: folder 4
Burton, Marion LeRoy
1915

Box 5: folder 5
Byrd, Mary E.
1895-1904

Box 5: folder 6
Clarke, Elizabeth Crocker Lawrence '83
1923

Box 5: folder 7
Converse, Clara Adra '83
1900-1920

Box 5: folder 8
Cook, Caroline
1907

Box 5: folder 9
Cutler, Anna Alice '85
1913

Box 5: folder 10
De Forest, Charlotte Burgis '01
1919

Box 5: folder 11
Dike, Dr.
1892

Box 5: folder 12
Dimock, Mr. and Mrs. George
1902-1915

Box 5: folder 13
Early History of Smith College: responses
1915-c.1925

Box 5: folder 14
Employment opportunities
1872-1934

Box 5: folder 15
Finances
1900-1904

Box 5: folder 16
Franklin, Ruth
1909

Box 5: folder 17
Gardiner, Harry Norman
1913

Box 5: folder 18
Gillett, Arthur L.
1917

Box 5: folder 19
Greene, John M.
1873-1916

Box 5: folder 20
Hazen, Charles Downer
1914

Box 5: folder 21
Jordan, Mary Augusta
1910

Box 5: folder 22
Lanning, William H.
1910

Box 5: folder 23
Lewis, Alice Bradbury '86
1918

Box 5: folder 24
Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins
1897

Box 5: folder 25
Martin, J.
1910

Box 5: folder 26
Park, Edwards A.
1872

Box 5: folder 27
Parsons, Alice (Lord) '97
1914

Box 5: folder 28
Pearson, Lucy Wright '86
1920

Box 5: folder 29
Senate Bill 290
1907

Box 5: folder 30
Smith, Mary Gove '02
1904

Box 5: folder 31
Taplin, Edith (Smith) '05
1915(?)

Box 5: folder 32
Thomas, Gail (Tritch) '06
1906

Box 5: folder 33
Varney, Alice M. '07 (and other members of '07)
1912

Box 5: folder 34
Walker, Mary Manning (1881-1884)
1917(?)

Box 5: folder 35
Whitaker, Ellen (Comins) '91
c.1916

Box 5: folder 36
Wilder, Herbert A.
1896

Box 5: folder 37
Woods, Norma (Hoblit) '10
1923

Box 5: folder 38
Non-Smith College



Amherst College, Class of 1869
1919

Box 5: folder 39
Carnegie, Andrew
1905

Box 5: folder 40
Clubs
1876-1878

Box 5: folder 41
Coolidge Home Committee
1920

Box 5: folder 42
Gere, Henry S.
1907

Box 5: folder 43
Hartwell, Mr.
1900

Box 5: folder 44
Harvard University
1897-1907

Box 5: folder 45
Kent, C.A.
1913

Box 5: folder 46
Kneeland, Martin D.
1913

Box 5: folder 47
Lee, Sarah White
1895

Box 5: folder 48
Marble, Mrs.
1924

Box 5: folder 49
Massachusetts Biographical Society
1920

Box 5: folder 50
McClure, James
1918

Box 5: folder 51
McKinley, President William
1899

Box 5: folder 52
McLean, Charlotte F.
1909

Box 5: folder 53
Palmer, Alice F.
n.d.

Box 5: folder 54
Richmond, Charles A.
1914

Box 5: folder 55
Rockefeller, John D., Jr.
1901-1905

Box 5: folder 56
Talbot, Mrs. B.F.
n.d.

Box 5: folder 57
Taylor, Joseph Wright
1878

Box 5: folder 58
Williams College
1897

Box 5: folder 59
Williston, Belvin Thomas
1917

Box 5: folder 60
Employment opportunities



Bridgeport, CT
1862

Box 5: folder 61
Springfield, MA; resignation
1862, 1865

Box 5: folder 62
New York
1864

Box 5: folder 63
Amherst, MA
1865

Box 5: folder 64
New Haven, CT
1866

Box 5: folder 65
Boston, MA
1867, 1872

Box 5: folder 66
SERIES III. SERMONS/SPEECHES/LECTURES
(1859-1923)
4.17 linear feet

This series is the largest in the collection. It covers Seelye's numerous SERMONS/SPEECHES/LECTURES from the time he was a pastor to the last years of his life. The dated Sermons are arranged chronologically and include the city in which the sermon was given. The undated sermons are arranged alphabetically by title or the first sentence of the sermon. Seelye traveled throughout the country giving sermons, including to Chicago; Bethel, CT; Albany, NY; Springfield; Amherst; Brookline; Northampton; Norwich; Brooklyn; Easthampton; and Boston. Speeches are further divided into subseries of religious, Washington's Birthday, and secular. Both the religious and secular speeches are arranged alphabetically by title and/or subject; Washington's Birthday speeches are arranged chronologically. Lectures are divided into English Literature and the History of Education. The English lectures cover the years when Seelye was an English professor at Amherst College. Most of the lectures are about the history of education at women's colleges. Both subseries are arranged alphabetically by title and/or subject. The majority are handwritten by Seelye; the rest are typed with various handwritten corrections.

Dated



Chicago, IL
14 Aug 1859

Box 6: folder 1
Bethel, CT
30 Sep 1860

Box 6: folder 2
Albany, NY
21 Oct 1860

Box 6: folder 3
UNIDENTIFIED
11, 12 Dec 1860

Box 6: folder 4
Bethel, CT
Aug 1862

Box 6: folder 5
Albany, NY
Sep 1862

Box 6: folder 6
Albany, NY
Oct 1862

Box 6: folder 7
Springfield, MA
Dec 1862

Box 6: folder 8
Albany, NY
22 Dec 1862

Box 6: folder 9
Springfield, MA
25 Jan 1863

Box 6: folder 10
Springfield, MA
Feb - Jul 1863

Box 6: folder 11-16
Springfield, MA
Sep 1863

Box 6: folder 17
Springfield, MA
4 Oct 1863

Box 7: folder 1
Springfield, MA
Nov - Dec 1863

Box 7: folder 2-3
Springfield, MA
Jan - Jul 1864

Box 7: folder 4-10
Springfield, MA
Sep - Nov 1864

Box 7: folder 11-13
Springfield, MA
11 Dec 1864

Box 7: folder 14
Springfield, MA
21 Feb 1865

Box 8: folder 1
Springfield, MA
26 March 1865

Box 8: folder 2
Springfield, MA
24 May 1865

Box 8: folder 3
Springfield, Amherst, MA
7 Jan 1866

Box 8: folder 4
Amherst, MA
Feb, Mar 1866

Box 8: folder 5
Springfield, MA
6 May 1866

Box 8: folder 6
Brookline, MA
5 Jan 1868

Box 8: folder 7
Northampton, MA
2 Feb 1868

Box 8: folder 8
Amherst, MA
1 Nov 1868

Box 8: folder 9
Amherst, Springfield, MA
Feb 1869

Box 8: folder 10
Amherst, Agricultural College, MA
Mar 1869

Box 8: folder 11
Amherst, MA
13 Nov 1870

Box 8: folder 12
Amherst, MA
29 Jan 1871

Box 8: folder 13
Norwich, CT, Amherst, MA
Oct 1871

Box 8: folder 14
Amherst, MA
7 Feb 1872

Box 8: folder 15
Amherst, MA
4 Mar 1872

Box 8: folder 16
Brooklyn, NY
12 May 1872

Box 8: folder 17
Amherst, MA
17 Nov 1872

Box 8: folder 18
Brookline, MA
11 May 1873

Box 8: folder 19
Amherst, MA
15 Jun 1873

Box 8: folder 20
UNIDENTIFIED
15 Mar 1874

Box 8: folder 21
Easthampton, MA
21 Nov 1875

Box 8: folder 22
Boston, MA
6 Jan 1878

Box 8: folder 23
Springfield, MA
29 Sep 1879

Box 8: folder 24
UNIDENTIFIED
Jun 1879

Box 9: folder 1
UNIDENTIFIED
Jun 1880

Box 9: folder 2
UNIDENTIFIED
Jun 1879, Jun 1880

Box 9: folder 3
UNIDENTIFIED
Jun 1881-1889

Box 9: folder 4-12
UNIDENTIFIED
1890-1910

Box 10: folder 1-21
Undated



"Aristotle..."


Box 11: folder 1
"Art thou..."


Box 11: folder 2
"The Books of the Bible..."


Box 11: folder 3
"Canon Apostle"


Box 11: folder 4
"The First Principle..."


Box 11: folder 5
"From This..."


Box 11: folder 6
"Good and Upright..."


Box 11: folder 7
"I Believe..."


Box 11: folder 8
John 4:7-8


Box 11: folder 9
John 4:29


Box 11: folder 10
John 9:5


Box 11: folder 11
Kings 14:6


Box 11: folder 12
"Knowledge Through Abstract..."


Box 11: folder 13
Lenten Season


Box 11: folder 14
Life of Christ


Box 11: folder 15
Luke 12:15


Box 11: folder 16
Luke 18:29, 30


Box 11: folder 17
Matthew 8:4


Box 11: folder 18
Matthew 22:40


Box 11: folder 19
"On Communion"


Box 11: folder 20
"Prayer at the Opening of a War"


Box 11: folder 21
Philippians 1: 21


Box 11: folder 22
Samuel 23:17


Box 11: folder 23
Partial sermons


Box 11: folder 24-28
Fragments


Box 11: folder 29-31
Speeches: religious


Box 11
"The Burial of the Unknown Soldier"
n.d.

Box 12: folder 1
Chapel Talks



"Character..."
n.d.

Box 12: folder 2
Christmas
1916

Box 12: folder 3
Notes; ideas
n.d.

Box 12: folder 4
Prayers (Commencement)
n.d.

Box 12: folder 5
Prayers (Thanksgiving)
n.d.

Box 12: folder 6
Prayers
1889, 1923, n.d.

Box 12: folder 7
Railroad Crisis
n.d.

Box 12: folder 8
Recording
n.d.

Box 12: folder 9
Religious subjects
n.d.

Box 12: folder 10
Commencement: chapel prayer
1920

Box 12: folder 11
Communion: Northampton
1914

Box 12: folder 12
"Community Religion"
n.d.

Box 12: folder 13
Congregationalist Church
n.d.

Box 12: folder 14
Connecticut Valley Association Unitarian Ministers
n.d.

Box 12: folder 15
Crucifixion
n.d.

Box 12: folder 16
Day of Prayer



Colleges
1881

Box 12: folder 17
Colleges
1888

Box 12: folder 18
Job
n.d.

Box 12: folder 19
"Educated Women as Missionaries"
c.1888

Box 12: folder 20
Funerals



E.L.B.
1890

Box 12: folder 21
Gov. William Washburn
n.d.

Box 12: folder 22
Mrs. Wellenhour
n.d.

Box 12: folder 23
Marriage Service
n.d.

Box 12: folder 24
Massachusetts Bible Society
1871

Box 12: folder 25
Memorial Address: Rev. Robert Woods
1909

Box 12: folder 26
Memorial Day Address
1887

Box 12: folder 27
Memorial for President William McKinley
1901

Box 12: folder 28
New Year's Sermon
1909

Box 12: folder 29
Northampton Old Church
c.1908

Box 12: folder 30
"On the Character and Qualities..."
1877

Box 12: folder 31
Trask, Rev. John L.R.
1888

Box 12: folder 32
The Union Chapel: 25th Anniversary
1902

Box 12: folder 33
Unitarian & Congregational Ministers
n.d.

Box 12: folder 34
Speeches: Washington's Birthday



1894-95

Box 12: folder 35-36
1897

Box 12: folder 37
1899-1900

Box 12: folder 38-39
1902

Box 12: folder 40
1905

Box 12: folder 41
1908

Box 12: folder 42
1917

Box 12: folder 43
1919

Box 12: folder 44
1921-22

Box 12: folder 45-46
n.d.

Box 12: folder 47
Speeches: secular



Abbot Academy
1879

Box 13: folder 1
Bryn Mawr: 25th Anniversary
1910

Box 13: folder 2
Chicago Fire
1871

Box 13: folder 3
Commencement Address: Latin
c.1923

Box 13: folder 4
Commencement Speech
1899

Box 13: folder 5
Gov. Calvin Coolidge
1920

Box 13: folder 6
"Evils of Making Money Without Work"
n.d.

Box 13: folder 7
Gordon, (Senator) General John B.
n.d.

Box 13: folder 8
"The Higher Education..."
c.1888

Box 13: folder 9
July Fourth
n.d.

Box 13: folder 10
Liberty
n.d.

Box 13: folder 11
Lincoln, Abraham
n.d.

Box 13: folder 12
miscellaneous individuals
c.1916, n.d.

Box 13: folder 13
Mount Holyoke College
1903

Box 13: folder 14
Music festival
n.d.

Box 13: folder 15
"On Laughter"
n.d.

Box 13: folder 16
Response to Dr. Hall's Speech
n.d.

Box 13: folder 17
"The Song of Songs"
n.d.

Box 13: folder 18
Sophia Smith Centennial
1896

Box 13: folder 19
Spanish-American War
c.1898

Box 13: folder 20
Taxation: "The College and the City"
n.d.

Box 13: folder 21
Taxation: Exemption
1907

Box 13: folder 22
Temperance
n.d.

Box 13: folder 23
Union College
1913

Box 13: folder 24
Valedictory Speech: Smith Club, NY
c.1910

Box 13: folder 25
Wallace, Rodney
n.d.

Box 13: folder 26
"Why a Girl Should Go to College"
n.d.

Box 13: folder 27
"Women in Letters"
1900

Box 13: folder 28
Lectures: English Literature (c.
1864-1875)


Appleton's Cyclopaedia
1875

Box 14: folder 1
Bunyan
n.d.

Box 14: folder 2
Celtic History
n.d.

Box 14: folder 3
"The Celtic Spirit"
n.d.

Box 14: folder 4
Thomas Chatterton
n.d.

Box 14: folder 5
Chaucer
n.d.

Box 14: folder 6
Dryan
n.d.

Box 14: folder 7
"The Elizabethan Era: Sir Phillip Sidney"
n.d.

Box 14: folder 8
Goldsmith
n.d.

Box 14: folder 9
Samuel Johnson
n.d.

Box 14: folder 10
Milton
n.d.

Box 14: folder 11
"Miracle Plays"
n.d.

Box 14: folder 12
"Origin of the English People"
n.d.

Box 14: folder 13
"Ossian and Macpherson"
n.d.

Box 14: folder 14
"The Puritans..."
n.d.

Box 14: folder 15
"The Roman Period"
n.d.

Box 14: folder 16
"The Saxon Period"
n.d.

Box 14: folder 17
Shakespeare
n.d.

Box 14: folder 18
"Style"
n.d.

Box 14: folder 19
Swift
n.d.

Box 14: folder 20
Traces of the Celt in the Anglo Saxon
n.d.

Box 14: folder 21
"The Troubadours"
n.d.

Box 14: folder 22
"What We Mean by a History of English Literature"
n.d.

Box 14: folder 23
"Writers who have no part..."
n.d.

Box 14: folder 24
Fragments of lectures
n.d.

Box 14: folder 25-27
Lectures: History of Education



Higher Education for Women
n.d.

Box 15: folder 1-3
History of Education
n.d.

Box 15: folder 4
Idea of a College



Collegiate Method
n.d.

Box 15: folder 5-6
"Has the College..."
n.d.

Box 15: folder 7
"The Idea of a Collegiate..."
n.d.

Box 15: folder 8
"Modern Universities"
n.d.

Box 15: folder 9
President Eliot's Address
n.d.

Box 15: folder 10
"Wisdom is that..."
n.d.

Box 15: folder 11
"The largest library in the world..."
n.d.

Box 15: folder 12
Fragments of lectures
n.d.

Box 15: folder 13
SERIES IV. PUBLICATIONS
(1859-1925)
0.83 linear feet

This series is arranged alphabetically by title and/or subject. The materials are both manuscripts and published works, from editorials to magazine articles to books. The main subseries is Seelye's Early History of Smith College. (The original letters can be found in Series II. CORRESPONDENCE, Box 5 Folder 13.) The Drafts make up the bulk of the material.

"Antiquity of Celtic Literature" (published)
1870

Box 16: folder 1
"Antiquity of Celtic Literature" (manuscript)
c.1870

Box 16: folder 2
"The Ancient Fenians"
1871

Box 16: folder 3
Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education
1918

Box 16: folder 4
Early History of Smith College



Reviews and dust jacket
1923

Box 16: folder 5
Notes
c.1871 - 1910

Box 16: folder 6
Drafts (c.
1922-23)


Chapter I
n.d.

Box 16: folder 7
Chapter I
n.d.

Box 16: folder 8
Chapter II
n.d.

Box 16: folder 9
Chapter III
n.d.

Box 16: folder 10
Chapter IV
n.d.

Box 16: folder 11
Chapter IV
n.d.

Box 16: folder 12
Chapter V
n.d.

Box 16: folder 13
Preface
n.d.

Box 16: folder 14
pp. 1-11
n.d.

Box 16: folder 15
pp. 12-34
n.d.

Box 16: folder 16
pp. 35-60
n.d.

Box 17: folder 1
pp. 61-76
n.d.

Box 17: folder 2
pp. 77-108
n.d.

Box 17: folder 3
pp. 109-128
n.d.

Box 17: folder 4
pp. 129-178
n.d.

Box 17: folder 5
pp. 179-244, notes
n.d.

Box 17: folder 6
Editorials
1876-1919

Box 17: folder 7
"The Higher Education of Women..."
c.1888

Box 17: folder 8
"Influence of Sororities"
1907

Box 17: folder 9
Joint Board of Examiners
n.d.

Box 17: folder 10
"The Natural Resources of India..."
1857

Box 17: folder 11
"The Need of a Collegiate Education..."
1874

Box 17: folder 12
"One Individual Often Represented..."
1858

Box 17: folder 13
"Our Celtic Inheritance"
1870

Box 17: folder 14
Praises and Prayer
1892

Box 17: folder 15
Prayers of a College Year
1925

Box 17: folder 16
Taylor, James M. (Memorial Tribute)
1917

Box 17: folder 17
"Twenty-five Years of Woman's..."
1900

Box 17: folder 18
"What the College Woman Can Do"
1910

Box 17: folder 19
SERIES V. PHOTOGRAPHS
(1857-1962)
4.04 linear feet

Most of the Photographs in this series are of Seelye himself. These are arranged chronologically. Other photographs are arranged alphabetically, and include photographs of Seelye's cow, the Old North Church, publication photographs, Round Hill (the President's House), and Mrs. Henrietta Chapin Seelye. The portraits are arranged chronologically. This subseries includes depictions of Seelye in his public and private life. Photographs of Seelye's family are located in the folder identified as Henrietta Chapin Seelye's photographs.

1857-1865

Box 18: folder 1
(with Eugene Douglass)
1860

Box 25
1867, c.1867

Box 18: folder 2
1872-c.1874

Box 18: folder 3
1875

Box 18: folder 4
1878-1879

Box 18: folder 5
1882-1884

Box 18: folder 6
c.1885-1887

Box 18: folder 7
1889

Box 18: folder 8
c.1891

Box 18: folder 9
1893

Box 18: folder 10
1894

Box 18: folder 11
1895-1898, 1900

Box 18: folder 19
1904

Box 18: folder 20
1905-06, 1909

Box 18: folder 21
1910

Box 19: folder 1
1910-1911

Box 19: folder 2
1911

Box 19: folder 3
1912-1917

Box 19: folder 4
1920-1924

Box 19: folder 5
Cow
c.1893

Box 19: folder 6
Old North Church, Springfield
n.d.

Box 19: folder 7
Photographs used in publications
1872-1923

Box 19: folder 8
Round Hill
1913-c.1914

Box 19: folder 9
Mrs. Henrietta Chapin Seelye
c.1888-1923, n.d.

Box 19: folder 10
Portraits



Correspondence
1925, 1962, n.d.

Box 20: folder 1
Silhouettes and sketches
1893-1895

Box 20: folder 2
Silhouette
1895

Box 26
Burleigh (?)
1872

Box 20: folder 3
Weir
1884-1886

Box 20: folder 4
Tarbell
1907-1908

Box 20: folder 5
Hubbell
1911

Box 20: folder 6
Wright, Alice Morgan '04
1914

Box 20: folder 7
Etching: Elisabeth Telling '04
1910 or 1920

Box 20: folder 8
Bust: H.S. Manning
1946

Box 20: folder 9
SERIES VI. HENRIETTA CHAPIN SEELYE
(1820-1925)
1.04 linear feet

This series is arranged alphabetically by subject, and when necessary, by date. The subseries are Correspondence, Family, and Journals. The correspondents are mostly family members. The Family papers cover both business and family matters. The Journals cover the years from 1859 - 1913 and are an excellent source for understanding Smith College during the years of Seelye's presidency. Other materials include photographs, manuscripts, publications, and a scrapbook.

Commercial Commission to U.S.
1913

Box 21: folder 1
Correspondence (Family)



Eliza Chapin Blake to mother (Mrs. Sheldon Chapin)
1854

Box 21: folder 2
To Mrs. M. K. Moody
1854, n.d.

Box 21: folder 3
To Mrs. Phelps
1852

Box 21: folder 4
To Mrs. Henrietta Chapin Seelye
1854, n.d.

Box 21: folder 5
W.A. Sheldon to Adam Waldie
1833

Box 21: folder 6
Family



Lyman Chapin
1820-1839

Box 21: folder 7
Harriet Chapin
1840-1854

Box 21: folder 8
Harriet Chapin: journal
1853

Box 21: folder 9
Sheldon coat of arms
n.d.

Box 21: folder 10
Journals



1859, 1862

Box 21: folder 11
1881-1884

Box 21: folder 12
1885-1887

Box 21: folder 13
1891; 1892

Box 21: folder 14
1893-1895

Box 21: folder 15
1896; 1897

Box 21: folder 16
1898; 1899

Box 21: folder 17
(travels)
1900-1901

Box 22: folder 1
1900-1904

Box 22: folder 2
1905-1909

Box 22: folder 3
1910-1913

Box 22: folder 4
Manuscript
1890

Box 22: folder 5
miscellaneous papers
n.d.

Box 22: folder 6
Obituary
1925

Box 22: folder 7
Publications
1904

Box 22: folder 8
Scrapbook
1857-1859

Box 23: folder 1

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Subjects
  • Seelye, Henrietta Chapin.
  • Seelye, Laurenus Clark, 1837-1924.
  • Smith College--Presidents.

Contributors
  • Burton, Marion Le Roy, 1874-1925.
  • Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919.
  • Gardiner, H. Norman (Harry Norman), 1855-1927.
  • Gillett, Arthur L.
  • Greene, John Morton, 1830-1919.
  • Jordon, Mary A. (Mary Augusta), 1855-1941.
  • McKinley, William, 1843-1901.
  • Parsons, Alice Tullis Lord.
  • Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1874-1960.
  • Seelye, Henrietta Chapin.
  • Smith College. Office of President.


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