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Walter Langford Smith papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1126

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, financial papers, photographs, and memorabilia chiefly relating to Smith's term as a special student at the Yale Law School (1905-1906). Also included are sixteen letters (1904-1906) written to him by his father.

Dates

  • 1901-1911

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Warren H. Smith, 1952.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1126

Overview

Correspondence, financial papers, photographs, and memorabilia chiefly relating to Smith's term as a special student at the Yale Law School (1905-1906). Also included are sixteen letters (1904-1906) written to him by his father.

Biographical / Historical

Walter Langford Smith was born on April 12, 1885, in Rochester, New York. His mother, Helena Laura Denton, was the daughter of a deaf-mute who had inherited a large fortune. As his mother died when Walter was five, Walter inherited this fortune when he came of age. In 1905, Smith entered Yale Law School as a special student, but dropped out after inheriting his fortune in 1906. He spent the rest of his life in Rochester, New York, traveling to Europe and American resorts and driving sports cars. He died in Rochester, on August 6, 1952.
Title
Guide to the Walter Langford Smith Papers
Author
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
Date
August 1982
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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