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Charles Harper Smith collection


Held at: Millbrook Society [Contact Us]32 North York Road, P.O. Box 506, Hatboro, PA, 19040

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Millbrook Society. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Charles Harper Smith was a historian, teacher, and author best known for his books The Settlement of Horsham Township and Land Tenure of Colonial Hatboro. While Theodore Roosevelt was in the White House, Smith was tutor to his son Kermit. Smith lived in Hatboro, a suburb of Philadelphia, and was involved in community activism.

The bulk of the Charles Harper Smith papers consists of research materials collected by Smith while he was working on his books Settlement of Horsham Township and Land Tenure of Colonial Hatboro. In addition to Smith's research notes and handwritten copies of historic documents, his papers include some newspaper clippings, photographs, personal correspondence (circa 1935-1945), and maps.

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
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