Guide to the Frederick Smyth Letters, 1838-1844
Collection number: MS 27
About Frederick Smyth
Frederick Smyth (1819-1899), thirty-second governor of New Hampshire, was born in Candia, NH. In 1839, he moved to Manchester, N.H., where he worked for ten years, first as a clerk and then as proprietor of a store. He became Manchester city clerk in 1849 and later served four terms as mayor of the city. Smyth was elected governor in 1865 and re-elected in 1866. He later served as one of the board of managers of the National Homes for Disabled Soldiers and as president of the Concord and Montreal Railroad. He died in Hamilton, Bermuda, at his winter home on April 22, 1899.
About the Frederick Smyth Letters
Collection of manuscript letters (1838-1844) written by Frederick Smyth, later governor of New Hampshire, to Emily Lane of Candia, N.H. Most were written while Smyth was away on business or political trips. He describes his travels and displays a keen interest in mesmerism and hypnotism. The correspondence begins in 1838 with an invitation to a sleigh ride and ends in 1844, the year the couple married.
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[Identification of item], Frederick Smyth Letters, 1838-1844, MS 27, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
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