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Collection Number: 00971-z

Collection Title: George Gilman Smith Books, 1853-1910.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 30 items
Abstract George Gilman Smith (1836-1913) was a Methodist clergyman and historian of Macon, Ga. The collection includes the diary, 1853-1910, and autobiography of Smith, who grew up in Georgia, attended Emory College, was a Methodist minister at many places in antebellum Georgia, was a Confederate chaplain in the field, preached in Baltimore, Md., and Lewisburg, W. Va., after the war, returned to Georgia, and was the author of books and articles on the history of Methodism. The autobiography and volumes 1 and 2 of the diary are bound typescripts. Diary volumes 3-10 are available only on microfilm.
Creator Smith, George Gilman, 1836-1913.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the George Gilman Smith Books, #971-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
In part typed transcript copies and part microfilm of original manuscripts privately owned as of 1950.
Acquisitions Information
Originals lent for transciption and microfilming by Mary Bond Smith of Macon, Ga., May 1945.
Location of Originals
Originals returned to private owner in 1950.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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George Gilman Smith (1836-1913) was a Methodist clergyman and historian, of Macon, Ga. Smith was born at Sheffield, now in Rockdale County, Ga., and educated at Emory College. He entered the Methodist minsitry in 1857 and served as a chaplain in the Confederate army during the Civil War. After the war he preached in Baltimord, Md., and Lewisburg, W. Va., and was the author of books and articles on the history of Methodism.

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The collection includes the diary, 1853-1910, and autobiography of George Gilman Smith. The autobiography and volumes 1 and 2 of the diary are bound typescripts. Diary volumes 3-10 are available only on microfilm.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, April 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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