Henry Smith Munroe letters, 1855-1899.
Professor of mining at Columbia University, 1877-1915. Henry Smith Munroe was born Henry Munroe Smith.
Scope and Contents
Incoming correspondence of Munroe, composed of personal letters from various family members, chief correspondents being his
father, Horatio Southgate Smith, his mother, Susan Dwight (Munroe) Smith, his brother, "Ned," apparently Columbia professor
of international law (Edmund) Munroe Smith, and William Allen Smith. These letters date from 1855 through 1875, covering his
childhood, school days, and first positions as an assistant chemist in the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1870-1872, and as a
member of the geological survey in Yesso, Japan, 1872-1875. After a lapse of fifteen years, correspondence resumes for the
period 1890-1896. Other correspondence includes letters from friends, 1865-1875; letters of a business and professional nature,
1870-1875; 1890-1899; and letters relating to a School of Mines alumni project, the Trowbridge Memorial Fund, 1894-1898. Also,
incoming letters from Munroe's paternal grandparents to his father while he attended Dartmouth College and Bowdoin Medical
School from 1837 to 1844.