Scope and arrangement
Correspondence of Joseph P. Smyth regarding his family history and genealogy and family papers he assembled. Includes papers of his parents, Joseph P. Smyth (1873-1954) and Katharine Eldert Smyth (1877-1976), his grandparents, Cornelius Eldert (1849-1930), Isabella Cameron, and Joseph P. Smyth (1847-1903) and their extended families. Related families include the Cameron, Colyer, Eldert, Kingsbury, Plumb, Seaman, Smyth, Stoothoff, and Weeds. The collection contains accounts, addresses, baptismal and marriage certificates, correspondence, ephemera, family trees and charts, invitations, photographs, printed matter, sermons, and school records. Included also is a scrapbook of clippings documenting games played by the Jamaica, New York baseball club, 1866-1870.