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Guide to the Peter Xavier Smith Papers, 1860-1951 and undated

Abstract

Peter Xavier Smith was a member of a Catholic family living in Norfolk, Virginia.

Chiefly personal correspondence centering around a Catholic family from Norfolk, Va. Many of the letters concern student life and events at Georgetown University. There are scattered letters from U.S. Congressmen.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Smith, Peter Xavier.
Title
Peter Xavier Smith papers 1860-1951 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
12.4 Linear Feet, 12,905 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Chiefly personal correspondence centering around a Catholic family from Norfolk, Va. Many of the letters concern student life and events at Georgetown University. There are scattered letters from U.S. Congressmen.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Collection largely consists of personal correspondence regarding Christianity at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Correspondence, 1860-1881 Sept.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1881 Oct.-1883 June
Box 2
Correspondence, 1883 July-1885 Sept.
Box 3
Correspondence, 1885 Oct.-1889 June
Box 4
Correspondence, 1889 July-1891 May
Box 5
Correspondence, 1891 June-1892 Sept.
Box 6
Correspondence, 1892 Oct.-1894 Oct.
Box 7
Correspondence, 1894 Nov.-1896 May
Box 8
Correspondence, 1896 June-1897 Oct.
Box 9
Correspondence, 1897 Nov.-1899 Oct.
Box 10
Correspondence, 1899 Nov.-1901 July
Box 11
Correspondence, 1901 Aug.-1902 Oct.
Box 12
Correspondence, 1902 Nov.-1904 July
Box 13
Correspondence, 1904 Aug.-1906 Jan.
Box 14
Correspondence, 1906 Feb.-1907 Dec.
Box 15
Correspondence, 1908 Jan.-1910 Aug. 15
Box 16
Correspondence, 1910 Aug. 16-1912 Jan.
Box 17
Correspondence, 1912 Feb.-1913 Aug. 14
Box 18
Correspondence, 1913 Aug. 16-1915 Aug. 16
Box 19
Correspondence, 1915 Aug. 17-1918 Dec.
Box 20
Correspondence, 1919 Jan.-1921 Aug.
Box 21
Correspondence, 1921 Sept.-1924 Dec.
Box 22
Correspondence, 1925 Jan.-1930 Dec.
Box 23
Correspondence, 1931 Jan.-1950 Sept.
Box 24
Correspondence, undated
Box 25
Correspondence, undated
Box 26
Correspondence, undated
Box 27
Invitations and thank you notes, 1877-1909
Box 27
Invitations and thank you notes, 1910-1929
Box 28
Invitations and thank you notes, 1930-1944 and undated
Box 29
Legal papers, 1866-1919
Box 29
Legal papers, 1920-1941 and undated
Box 30
Greeting cards, 1891-1935
Box 30
Photographs
Box 30
Catholic devotionals
Box 30
Greeting cards, 1936-1951
Box 31
Poetry
Box 31
School records
Box 31
Writings
Box 31

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Peter Xavier Smith Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Peter Xavier Smith Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1956 and 1959.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Carrie Mills, May 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 56-74, 56-75, 56-659, 5-4-59

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.