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Frank Kellogg Smith travel photographs and memorabilia

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 567

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photograph albums, loose photographs, and memorabilia compiled by Frank Kellogg Smith of his travels, predominately in western and central Europe, southern and eastern Africa, and the southern Pacific region, primarily from 1898-1922, with additional materials to circa 1889-1959. Strengths of the collection include photographic documentation at the turn of the twentieth century of localities and peoples in southern and eastern Africa, as well as southeastern Europe.

Titles to the albums come from imprinted titles or manuscript inscriptions by Smith.

Several images are duplicated in photographic prints in different albums, especially those albums documenting trips in Africa. Albums in boxes 14-18 primarily possess photographic prints that duplicate images in the albums in boxes 1-13.

Many of the photographic prints are accompanied by manuscript captions in the negative or in the albums.

Dates

  • 1898 - 1959
  • Majority of material found within 1898 - 1922

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Frank Kellogg Smith Travel Photographs and Memorabilia is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bonnie F. Young and A David Young, Jr., 2006.

Arrangement

Photograph albums in the collection are arranged chronologically, followed by loose photographic materials, which includes photographs by Smith and others, and then by memorabilia, which includes artwork, maps, papers, and then by oversize materials.

Extent

3 Linear Feet ((20 boxes) + 2 broadside folders)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.fksmith

Overview

The collection consists of photograph albums, loose photographs, and memorabilia compiled by Frank Kellogg Smith that document his travels, predominately in western and central Europe, southern and eastern Africa, and the southern Pacific region, primarily from 1898-1922. Locations in Europe include Azerbaijan, Belgium, Channel Islands, France, Georgia, Great Britain (consisting of trips to England and Scotland), Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, and Ukraine. Locations in Africa include Egypt, Kenya, Madeira Islands, Mozambique, Rhodesia (Zambia and Zimbabwe), Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, and Zanzibar, as well as Victoria Falls and the Nile River. Locations in the Pacific include Australia, Canada, Fiji, Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa, and the United States of America, which consist of views in Arizona, California, and New Mexico.

Biography of Frank Kellogg Smith

Frank Kellogg Smith was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on April 15, 1873. His parents were Walter O. Smith (b. 1843) and Henrietta "Nettie" Wells Smith (b. 1848). In 1900 he was employed as a clerk, but by 1911 he was the representative for the United States Steel Corporation in South Africa. Smith later worked for the Standard Oil Company of New York. His residences in the United States included homes in Bronxville and New York City, New York, and Ivoryton, Connecticut. Smith married Isabelle Cleveland Kelsey on July 11, 1911; she died on February 12, 1943, in Ivoryton, Connecticut. He then married Sarah Anneke Van Ellendorf Lancraft on August 24, 1965. Smith was a member and president of the Circumnavigators Club, an organization devoted to bringing together those men and women who have circumnavigated the globe. Smith died in November 1968.
Title
Guide to the Frank Kellogg Smith Travel Photographs and Memorabilia
Status
Under Revision
Author
by Matthew D. Mason
Date
May 2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
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(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.