Nellie Hobbs Smythe Papers, 1887-1939

Summary Information

Title: Nellie Hobbs Smythe Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1887-1939

  • Smythe, Nellie Hobbs
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 10

Quantity: .8 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Papers of a Benton Harbor, Michigan musician and educator. Collection contains general files of Smythe's (nee Hobbs) 1889-90 tour of Germany, including typescripts of Smythe's letters to her family, and newspaper clippings of her letters that were published in an unidentified newspaper. The general files on the European trip also contain postcards, several photographs, and copies of concert programs she attended. The collection also includes incoming letters (1887-1939) from a wide variety of musicians and writers, including Zona Gale, and two letters from Booker T. Washington concerning a speaking engagement in Benton Harbor. The miscelleanous items include an undated photograph of Smythe, and her notes on the life of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Language: English

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