SMITH, William Nathan Harrell, 1812-1889


Guide to Research Collections

Duke University
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1838-1886, 42 items.
The papers of William N.H. Smith concern his election to the Union Literary Society (probably of Raleigh, N.C.), comments on Richmond in 1862, England’s disposition toward the Confederacy, and on the attitude of blacks toward the war. Two letters from John Pool concern the opposing the reelection of William N.H. Smith. Twelve letters written to William N.H. Smith while a member of the Confederate Congress dealing with routine requests such as passports, transfers, and supplies; letters concerning conditions prevailing during the Civil War. Other items in the papers include general business and legal correspondence, memoranda, accounts, a diary from 1846-1866, and accounts of estates for which William N.H. Smith seemed to be administrator.


College of William and Mary
Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library
Williamsburg, VA
Papers: In the White-Garnett Papers, 1876-1893, 573 items.
Correspondents include William Nathan Harrell Smith.