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Laurenus Clark Seelye papers, 1820-1995 (Bulk: 1875-1924)
14.792 linear feet (28 containers)
Collection number: CA.MS.00001

Abstract:
Laurenus Clark Seelye was the first president of Smith College. His papers contain 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.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Biographical / Historical

Laurenus Clark Seelye was the first president of Smith College. 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

The Laurenus Clark Seelye Papers consist primarily of 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 Smith College correspondence includes letters between 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 include Andrew Carnegie, President William McKinley, and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Topics 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 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.

The correspondence, ranging in date from 1860 - 1934, is divided by family and professional life. The professional correspondence is divided into the following sections: Smith College (1872-1934), Non-Smith College (1876-1924), and Employment opportunities (1862-1872).This collection is organized into six series:

  1. I. Biography
  2. II. Correspondence
  3. III. Sermons/Speeches/Lectures
  4. IV. Publications
  5. V. Photographs
  6. VI. Henrietta Chapin Seelye

Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Laurenus Clark Seelye papers, College Archives, CA-MS-00001, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Images from this collection are also available online as part of the Five College Archives Digital Access Project.

History of the Collection

Source unknown

Processing Information

Processed by Brigid Byrne, '99.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

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

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
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 undated

Box 280: folder 1
Book dedication
1864

Box 280: folder 2
Church; prayer
1894-1915 undated

Box 280: folder 3
Death



Obituaries
1924

Box 280: folder 4
Tributes; announcements (news clippings)
1924-1937

Box 280: folder 5
Tributes; announcements (dated)
1924-1934

Box 280: folder 6
Tributes; announcements
undated

Box 280: folder 7
Family history
1899-1984 undated

Box 280: folder 8
Finances: trip to Europe; devotional image
1862

Box 280: folder 9
Funeral: William Allen Neilson's address
1924

Box 280: folder 10
Honorary degree from Union College
1913

Box 280: folder 11
Marriage and anniversaries
1863-1943

Box 280: folder 12
Milk receipt
1923

Box 280: folder 13
News clippings (biographical)
1896-1940

Box 280: folder 14
News clippings (misc.)
1901-1929 undated

Box 280: folder 15
Opposition to women's suffrage
ca.1883-1995

Box 280: folder 16
Union College: "Seelye Seelye and His Alma Mater"
1934

Box 280: folder 17
U.S. Christian Commission
1864

Box 280: folder 18
Union College



Orations and essays
1854

Box 281: folder 1
Science
1856

Box 281: folder 2
Hickok's Theology
1857

Box 281: folder 3
Theology


Box 281: folder 4
Smith life and memorabilia



Beginning of Smith College
1875-1925 undated

Box 282: folder 1
Calling card
ca.1875-1910

Box 282: folder 2
Class of 1909 alumnae booklet
1923

Box 282: folder 3
Class of 1913
1916-1923

Box 282: folder 4
Friendship Calendars
1908-1909

Box 282: folder 5
Graduation weeks
1901-1910 undated

Box 282: folder 6
Inauguration
1875

Box 282: folder 7
Inauguration: publications
1875

Box 282: folder 8
Retirement: news clippings
1908-1915 undated

Box 282: folder 9
Retirement: publications
1910

Box 282: folder 10
Smith College tributes
1898-1925 undated

Box 282: folder 11
Trips abroad
1901

Box 282: folder 12
Holy Bible
ca.1879

Box 280.1
Miscellaneous oversize: Elizabeth Seelye sampler; portrait of Elsie Bowland by Henrietta Seelye
1893 unknown

Box 303
Scrapbook


Box 304
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 283: folder 1
To Hannah Seelye from a friend
1860

Box 283: folder 2
To Julius and Libby (Elizabeth James) Seelye from Seelye Seelye
1861-1869(?)

Box 283: folder 3
To Julius Seelye from Mother (Abigail Taylor Seelye)
1864

Box 283: folder 4
To Julius and Libby from Elizabeth Seelye
1863

Box 283: folder 5
To Dr. Laurens Hickok from Robert Booth
1860

Box 283: folder 6
Middle East and Europe
1860-1862

Box 283: folder 7
To Millie from Mother and Father
1875 undated

Box 283: folder 8
Smith College



Abbott, Elsie (Bourland) '95
1910

Box 284: folder 1
"An Alumna of Smith College"
1917

Box 284: folder 2
Anderson, Grace E. '94
1923

Box 284: folder 3
Andrews, Hannah Dunlop '04
1920

Box 284: folder 4
Burton, Marion LeRoy
1915

Box 284: folder 5
Byrd, Mary E.
1895-1904

Box 284: folder 6
Clarke, Elizabeth Crocker Lawrence '83
1923

Box 284: folder 7
Converse, Clara Adra '83
1900-1920

Box 284: folder 8
Cook, Caroline
1907

Box 284: folder 9
Cutler, Anna Alice '85
1913

Box 284: folder 10
De Forest, Charlotte Burgis '01
1919

Box 284: folder 11
Dike, Dr.
1892

Box 284: folder 12
Dimock, Mr. and Mrs. George
1902-1915

Box 284: folder 13
Early History of Smith College: responses
ca.1915-1925

Box 284: folder 14
Employment opportunities
1872-1934

Box 284: folder 15
Finances
1900-1904

Box 284: folder 16
Franklin, Ruth
1909

Box 284: folder 17
Gardiner, Harry Norman
1913

Box 284: folder 18
Gillett, Arthur L.
1917

Box 284: folder 19
Greene, John M.
1873-1916

Box 284: folder 20
Hazen, Charles Downer
1914

Box 284: folder 21
Jordan, Mary Augusta
1910

Box 284: folder 22
Lanning, William H.
1910

Box 284: folder 23
Lewis, Alice Bradbury '86
1918

Box 284: folder 24
Lyman, Edward Hutchinson Robbins
1897

Box 284: folder 25
Martin, J.
1910

Box 284: folder 26
Park, Edwards A.
1872

Box 284: folder 27
Parsons, Alice (Lord) '97
1914

Box 284: folder 28
Pearson, Lucy Wright '86
1920

Box 284: folder 29
Senate Bill 290
1907

Box 284: folder 30
Smith, Mary Gove '02
1904

Box 284: folder 31
Taplin, Edith (Smith) '05
1915(?)

Box 284: folder 32
Thomas, Gail (Tritch) '06
1906

Box 284: folder 33
Varney, Alice M. '07 (and other members of '07)
1912

Box 284: folder 34
Walker, Mary Manning (1881-1884)
1917(?)

Box 284: folder 35
Whitaker, Ellen (Comins) '91
ca.1916

Box 284: folder 36
Wilder, Herbert A.
1896

Box 284: folder 37
Woods, Norma (Hoblit) '10
1923

Box 284: folder 38
Non-Smith College



Amherst College, Class of 1869
1919

Box 284: folder 39
Carnegie, Andrew
1905

Box 284: folder 40
Clubs
1876-1878

Box 284: folder 41
Coolidge Home Committee
1920

Box 284: folder 42
Gere, Henry S.
1907

Box 284: folder 43
Hartwell, Mr.
1900

Box 284: folder 44
Harvard University
1897-1907

Box 284: folder 45
Kent, C.A.
1913

Box 284: folder 46
Kneeland, Martin D.
1913

Box 284: folder 47
Lee, Sarah White
1895

Box 284: folder 48
Marble, Mrs.
1924

Box 284: folder 49
Massachusetts Biographical Society
1920

Box 284: folder 50
McClure, James
1918

Box 284: folder 51
McKinley, President William
1899

Box 284: folder 52
McLean, Charlotte F.
1909

Box 284: folder 53
Palmer, Alice F.
undated

Box 284: folder 54
Richmond, Charles A.
1914

Box 284: folder 55
Rockefeller, John D., Jr.
1901-1905

Box 284: folder 56
Talbot, Mrs. B.F.
undated

Box 284: folder 57
Taylor, Joseph Wright
1878

Box 284: folder 58
Williams College
1897

Box 284: folder 59
Williston, Belvin Thomas
1917

Box 284: folder 60
Employment opportunities



Bridgeport, CT
1862

Box 284: folder 61
Springfield, MA; resignation
1862 1865

Box 284: folder 62
New York
1864

Box 284: folder 63
Amherst, MA
1865

Box 284: folder 64
New Haven, CT
1866

Box 284: folder 65
Boston, MA
1867 1872

Box 284: 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 285: folder 1
Bethel, CT
30 Sep 1860

Box 285: folder 2
Albany, NY
21 Oct 1860

Box 285: folder 3
UNIDENTIFIED
ca.11 12 Dec 1860

Box 285: folder 4
Bethel, CT
Aug 1862

Box 285: folder 5
Albany, NY
Sep 1862

Box 285: folder 6
Albany, NY
Oct 1862

Box 285: folder 7
Springfield, MA
ca.Dec 1862

Box 285: folder 8
Albany, NY
ca.22 Dec 1862

Box 285: folder 9
Springfield, MA
25 Jan 1863

Box 285: folder 10
Springfield, MA
Feb - Jul 1863

Box 285: folder 11-16
Springfield, MA
Sep 1863

Box 285: folder 17
Springfield, MA
4 Oct 1863

Box 286: folder 1
Springfield, MA
ca.Nov - Dec 1863

Box 286: folder 2-3
Springfield, MA
Jan - Jul 1864

Box 286: folder 4-10
Springfield, MA
Sep - Nov 1864

Box 286: folder 11-13
Springfield, MA
ca.11 Dec 1864

Box 286: folder 14
Springfield, MA
21 Feb 1865

Box 287: folder 1
Springfield, MA
26 March 1865

Box 287: folder 2
Springfield, MA
24 May 1865

Box 287: folder 3
Springfield, Amherst, MA
7 Jan 1866

Box 287: folder 4
Amherst, MA
Feb Mar 1866

Box 287: folder 5
Springfield, MA
6 May 1866

Box 287: folder 6
Brookline, MA
5 Jan 1868

Box 287: folder 7
Northampton, MA
2 Feb 1868

Box 287: folder 8
Amherst, MA
1 Nov 1868

Box 287: folder 9
Amherst, Springfield, MA
Feb 1869

Box 287: folder 10
Amherst, Agricultural College, MA
Mar 1869

Box 287: folder 11
Amherst, MA
13 Nov 1870

Box 287: folder 12
Amherst, MA
29 Jan 1871

Box 287: folder 13
Norwich, CT, Amherst, MA
Oct 1871

Box 287: folder 14
Amherst, MA
7 Feb 1872

Box 287: folder 15
Amherst, MA
4 Mar 1872

Box 287: folder 16
Brooklyn, NY
12 May 1872

Box 287: folder 17
Amherst, MA
17 Nov 1872

Box 287: folder 18
Brookline, MA
11 May 1873

Box 287: folder 19
Amherst, MA
15 Jun 1873

Box 287: folder 20
UNIDENTIFIED
15 Mar 1874

Box 287: folder 21
Easthampton, MA
21 Nov 1875

Box 287: folder 22
Boston, MA
6 Jan 1878

Box 287: folder 23
Springfield, MA
29 Sep 1879

Box 287: folder 24
Sermons
Jun 1879

Box 288: folder 1
UNIDENTIFIED
Jun 1880

Box 288: folder 2
UNIDENTIFIED
Jun 1879 Jun 1880

Box 288: folder 3
UNIDENTIFIED
Jun 1881-1889

Box 288: folder 4-12
Sermons
1890-1910

Box 289: folder 1-21
Undated



"Aristotle..."


Box 290: folder 1
"Art thou..."


Box 290: folder 2
"The Books of the Bible..."


Box 290: folder 3
"Canon Apostle"


Box 290: folder 4
"The First Principle..."


Box 290: folder 5
"From This..."


Box 290: folder 6
"Good and Upright..."


Box 290: folder 7
"I Believe..."


Box 290: folder 8
John 4:7-8


Box 290: folder 9
John 4:29


Box 290: folder 10
John 9:5


Box 290: folder 11
Kings 14:6


Box 290: folder 12
"Knowledge Through Abstract..."


Box 290: folder 13
Lenten Season


Box 290: folder 14
Life of Christ


Box 290: folder 15
Luke 12:15


Box 290: folder 16
Luke 18:29, 30


Box 290: folder 17
Matthew 8:4


Box 290: folder 18
Matthew 22:40


Box 290: folder 19
"On Communion"


Box 290: folder 20
"Prayer at the Opening of a War"


Box 290: folder 21
Philippians 1: 21


Box 290: folder 22
Samuel 23:17


Box 290: folder 23
Partial sermons


Box 290: folder 24-28
Fragments


Box 290: folder 29-31
Speeches: religious


Box 290
"The Burial of the Unknown Soldier"
undated

Box 291: folder 1
Chapel Talks



"Character..."
undated

Box 291: folder 2
Christmas
1916

Box 291: folder 3
Notes; ideas
undated

Box 291: folder 4
Prayers (Commencement)
undated

Box 291: folder 5
Prayers (Thanksgiving)
undated

Box 291: folder 6
Prayers
1889 1923 undated

Box 291: folder 7
Railroad Crisis
undated

Box 291: folder 8
Recording
undated

Box 291: folder 9
Religious subjects
undated

Box 291: folder 10
Commencement: chapel prayer
1920

Box 291: folder 11
Communion: Northampton
1914

Box 291: folder 12
"Community Religion"
undated

Box 291: folder 13
Congregationalist Church
undated

Box 291: folder 14
Connecticut Valley Association Unitarian Ministers
undated

Box 291: folder 15
Crucifixion
undated

Box 291: folder 16
Day of Prayer



Colleges
1881

Box 291: folder 17
Colleges
1888

Box 291: folder 18
Job
undated

Box 291: folder 19
"Educated Women as Missionaries"
ca.1888

Box 291: folder 20
Funerals



E.L.B.
1890

Box 291: folder 21
Gov. William Washburn
undated

Box 291: folder 22
Mrs. Wellenhour
undated

Box 291: folder 23
Marriage Service
undated

Box 291: folder 24
Massachusetts Bible Society
1871

Box 291: folder 25
Memorial Address: Rev. Robert Woods
1909

Box 291: folder 26
Memorial Day Address
1887

Box 291: folder 27
Memorial for President William McKinley
1901

Box 291: folder 28
New Year's Sermon
1909

Box 291: folder 29
Northampton Old Church
ca.1908

Box 291: folder 30
"On the Character and Qualities..."
1877

Box 291: folder 31
Trask, Rev. John L.R.
1888

Box 291: folder 32
The Union Chapel: 25th Anniversary
1902

Box 291: folder 33
Unitarian & Congregational Ministers
undated

Box 291: folder 34
Speeches: Washington's Birthday



1894-95

Box 291: folder 35-36
1897

Box 291: folder 37
1899-1900

Box 291: folder 38-39
1902

Box 291: folder 40
1905

Box 291: folder 41
1908

Box 291: folder 42
1917

Box 291: folder 43
1919

Box 291: folder 44
1921-22

Box 291: folder 45-46
undated

Box 291: folder 47
Speeches: secular



Abbot Academy
1879

Box 292: folder 1
Bryn Mawr: 25th Anniversary
1910

Box 292: folder 2
Chicago Fire
1871

Box 292: folder 3
Commencement Address: Latin
ca.1923

Box 292: folder 4
Commencement Speech
1899

Box 292: folder 5
Gov. Calvin Coolidge
1920

Box 292: folder 6
"Evils of Making Money Without Work"
undated

Box 292: folder 7
Gordon, (Senator) General John B.
undated

Box 292: folder 8
"The Higher Education..."
ca.1888

Box 292: folder 9
July Fourth
undated

Box 292: folder 10
Liberty
undated

Box 292: folder 11
Lincoln, Abraham
undated

Box 292: folder 12
miscellaneous individuals
ca.1916 undated

Box 292: folder 13
Mount Holyoke College
1903

Box 292: folder 14
Music festival
undated

Box 292: folder 15
"On Laughter"
undated

Box 292: folder 16
Response to Dr. Hall's Speech
undated

Box 292: folder 17
"The Song of Songs"
undated

Box 292: folder 18
Sophia Smith Centennial
1896

Box 292: folder 19
Spanish-American War
ca.1898

Box 292: folder 20
Taxation: "The College and the City"
undated

Box 292: folder 21
Taxation: Exemption
1907

Box 292: folder 22
Temperance
undated

Box 292: folder 23
Union College
1913

Box 292: folder 24
Valedictory Speech: Smith Club, NY
ca.1910

Box 292: folder 25
Wallace, Rodney
undated

Box 292: folder 26
"Why a Girl Should Go to College"
undated

Box 292: folder 27
"Women in Letters"
1900

Box 292: folder 28
Lectures: English Literature (c.
1864-1875)


Appleton's Cyclopaedia
1875

Box 293: folder 1
Bunyan
undated

Box 293: folder 2
Celtic History
undated

Box 293: folder 3
"The Celtic Spirit"
undated

Box 293: folder 4
Thomas Chatterton
undated

Box 293: folder 5
Chaucer
undated

Box 293: folder 6
Dryan
undated

Box 293: folder 7
"The Elizabethan Era: Sir Phillip Sidney"
undated

Box 293: folder 8
Goldsmith
undated

Box 293: folder 9
Samuel Johnson
undated

Box 293: folder 10
Milton
undated

Box 293: folder 11
"Miracle Plays"
undated

Box 293: folder 12
"Origin of the English People"
undated

Box 293: folder 13
"Ossian and Macpherson"
undated

Box 293: folder 14
"The Puritans..."
undated

Box 293: folder 15
"The Roman Period"
undated

Box 293: folder 16
"The Saxon Period"
undated

Box 293: folder 17
Shakespeare
undated

Box 293: folder 18
"Style"
undated

Box 293: folder 19
Swift
undated

Box 293: folder 20
Traces of the Celt in the Anglo Saxon
undated

Box 293: folder 21
"The Troubadours"
undated

Box 293: folder 22
"What We Mean by a History of English Literature"
undated

Box 293: folder 23
"Writers who have no part..."
undated

Box 293: folder 24
Fragments of lectures
undated

Box 293: folder 25-27
Lectures: History of Education



Higher Education for Women
undated

Box 294: folder 1-3
History of Education
undated

Box 294: folder 4
Idea of a College



Collegiate Method
undated

Box 294: folder 5-6
"Has the College..."
undated

Box 294: folder 7
"The Idea of a Collegiate..."
undated

Box 294: folder 8
"Modern Universities"
undated

Box 294: folder 9
President Eliot's Address
undated

Box 294: folder 10
"Wisdom is that..."
undated

Box 294: folder 11
"The largest library in the world..."
undated

Box 294: folder 12
Fragments of lectures
undated

Box 294: 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 295: folder 1
"Antiquity of Celtic Literature" (manuscript)
ca.1870

Box 295: folder 2
"The Ancient Fenians"
1871

Box 295: folder 3
Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education
1918

Box 295: folder 4
Early History of Smith College


Box 296
Reviews and dust jacket
1923

Box 295: folder 5
Notes
ca.1871 - 1910

Box 295: folder 6
Drafts (c.
1922-23)


Chapter I
undated

Box 295: folder 7
Chapter I
undated

Box 295: folder 8
Chapter II
undated

Box 295: folder 9
Chapter III
undated

Box 295: folder 10
Chapter IV
undated

Box 295: folder 11
Chapter IV
undated

Box 295: folder 12
Chapter V
undated

Box 295: folder 13
Preface
undated

Box 295: folder 14
pp. 1-11
undated

Box 295: folder 15
pp. 12-34
undated

Box 295: folder 16
pp. 35-60
undated

Box 296: folder 1
pp. 61-76
undated

Box 296: folder 2
pp. 77-108
undated

Box 296: folder 3
pp. 109-128
undated

Box 296: folder 4
pp. 129-178
undated

Box 296: folder 5
pp. 179-244, notes
undated

Box 296: folder 6
Editorials
1876-1919

Box 296: folder 7
"The Higher Education of Women..."
ca.1888

Box 296: folder 8
"Influence of Sororities"
1907

Box 296: folder 9
Joint Board of Examiners
undated

Box 296: folder 10
"The Natural Resources of India..."
1857

Box 296: folder 11
"The Need of a Collegiate Education..."
1874

Box 296: folder 12
"One Individual Often Represented..."
1858

Box 296: folder 13
"Our Celtic Inheritance"
1870

Box 296: folder 14
Praises and Prayer
1892

Box 296: folder 15
Prayers of a College Year
1925

Box 296: folder 16
Taylor, James M. (Memorial Tribute)
1917

Box 296: folder 17
"Twenty-five Years of Woman's..."
1900

Box 296: folder 18
"What the College Woman Can Do"
1910

Box 296: 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 297: folder 1
(with Eugene Douglass)
1860

Box 297.1
Photographs (1857-1909)
ca.1867 1867

Box 297: folder 2
ca.1872-1874

Box 297: folder 3
1875

Box 297: folder 4
1878-1879

Box 297: folder 5
1882-1884

Box 297: folder 6
ca.1885-1887

Box 297: folder 7
1889

Box 297: folder 8
ca.1891

Box 297: folder 9
1893

Box 297: folder 10
1894

Box 297: folder 11
1895-1898 1900

Box 297: folder 19
1904

Box 297: folder 20
1905-06 1909

Box 297: folder 21
Photographs 1910
1910

Box 298: folder 1
1910-1911

Box 298: folder 2
1911

Box 298: folder 3
1912-1917

Box 298: folder 4
1920-1924

Box 298: folder 5
Cow
ca.1893

Box 298: folder 6
Old North Church, Springfield
undated

Box 298: folder 7
Photographs used in publications
1872-1923

Box 298: folder 8
Round Hill
ca.1913-1914

Box 298: folder 9
Mrs. Henrietta Chapin Seelye
ca.1888-1923 undated

Box 298: folder 10
Portraits



Correspondence
1925 1962 undated

Box 299: folder 1
Silhouettes and sketches
1893-1895

Box 299: folder 2
Silhouette
1895

Box 299.1
Burleigh (?)
1872

Box 299: folder 3
Weir
1884-1886

Box 299: folder 4
Tarbell
1907-1908

Box 299: folder 5
Hubbell
1911

Box 299: folder 6
Wright, Alice Morgan '04
1914

Box 299: folder 7
Etching: Elisabeth Telling '04
1910 or 1920

Box 299: folder 8
Bust: H.S. Manning
1946

Box 299: 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 300: folder 1
Correspondence (Family)



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

Box 300: folder 2
To Mrs. M. K. Moody
1854 undated

Box 300: folder 3
To Mrs. Phelps
1852

Box 300: folder 4
To Mrs. Henrietta Chapin Seelye
1854 undated

Box 300: folder 5
W.A. Sheldon to Adam Waldie
1833

Box 300: folder 6
Family



Lyman Chapin
1820-1839

Box 300: folder 7
Harriet Chapin
1840-1854

Box 300: folder 8
Harriet Chapin: journal
1853

Box 300: folder 9
Sheldon coat of arms
undated

Box 300: folder 10
Journals



1859 1862

Box 300: folder 11
1881-1884

Box 300: folder 12
1885-1887

Box 300: folder 13
1891 1892

Box 300: folder 14
1893-1895

Box 300: folder 15
1896 1897

Box 300: folder 16
1898 1899

Box 300: folder 17
Travels
1900-1901

Box 301: folder 1
1900-1904

Box 301: folder 2
1905-1909

Box 301: folder 3
1910-1913

Box 301: folder 4
Manuscript
1890

Box 301: folder 5
miscellaneous papers
undated

Box 301: folder 6
Obituary
1925

Box 301: folder 7
Publications
1904

Box 301: folder 8
Scrapbook
1857-1859

Box 302: folder 1

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Subjects
  • 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.
  • Seelye, Laurenus Clark, 1837-1924.
  • Smith College -- presidents
  • Smith College--Presidents.
  • Smith College. Office of President.


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