Colección 1242 - D. Port Smythe Family Papers

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US TxAM-C 1242

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D. Port Smythe Family Papers


  • 1864-1894 (Creación)


1 box

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Historia biográfica

Dr. Smythe received his medical education at the University of Pennsylvania. He moved to Texas in 1851, served as Chief Surgeon of Walker's Division in the confederate army, and as a professor of Chemistry in the Galveston Medical College. Dr. Smythe was the first Teas A&M College physician in 1896, and a professor of physiology and hygiene. He practiced medicine for over twenty years in Bryan, TX. He passed away in 1889.

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Alcance y contenido

This collection includes letters, genealogical data, notebooks, pictures, and picture postcards (1888-1909) of members of the family of D. Port Smythe.

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  • inglés

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The original donation included the following materials:

  • Class lecture notes
  • Part of quiz
  • Articles on metal, Food-Dietetics, Breathing, What is Hygiene
  • Special order 190 - original appointment of D. Port Smythe as Chief Surgeon of Walker Division, July 31, 1864
  • Photograph of H. G. Smythe
  • Letter from Ide Smythe Semons to her mother
  • Letter from Ide Smythe Semons to her brother February 24, 1894
  • Letter from D. Port to his wife, July 10, 1864
  • Two letters from D. Port's father
  • Letter from D. Port's mother, 1886
  • Letter from H. G. Smythe to his mother, October 28, 1889
  • Letter to Dr. E. G. S .from A. C. Y [?], August 14, 1883
  • Night letter to H. G. S. regarding the sudden death of his father, 1889
  • Letter to Mrs. D. Port Smythe from John Sm. Call
  • Letter to "ED" from "Fowlkes", November 30, 1890
  • 2 letters to Dr. E. S. Smith from W. S. Blackshear of Brownsville
  • Letter from E. L. Angell to Mrs. R. E. Barthold and Dr. E. S. Smythe
  • Copies of 2 letters from S. W. Geiser to Mrs. Barthold
  • Biography of Dr. Conrad Rettig, ancestor of Mrs. Barthold's husband
  • Funeral notice for Dr. D. Port Smythe
  • History of Smythe Family (typed)
  • Bryan Daily Eagle, Vol. 1, No. 1
  • AMC Uniform Buttons

Origen del ingreso

Donated by Mrs. R. E. Barthold, daughter of Dr. D. Port Smythe, between October 10, 1960, and December 1961.


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Finding Aid Authors: Samantha Reagan and Jenny Reibenspies.

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