- Smith, Seba, 1792-1868
- Call number
- MssCol 2791
- Physical description
- 1 box
- Preferred Citation
- Seba Smith papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Author and editor of Portland, Maine, and New York City. His wife, Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith, was an author, lyceum lecturer and early women's rights activist. Papers include his autobiography prepared for the "Bowdoin Memorial;" letters, 1813, 1848-1867, with drafts of letters to Auguste Comte and other European and American scholars regarding his "New Elements of Geometry;" ten poems; three manuscripts of "Robert Wylie of Townsend;" a lecture on geometry, p. 28-34; notes on geometry; newspaper clippings of his prose and poetry; and reviews and notices of his books.
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328