The Record of a Happy Life: Being Memorials of Franklin Whitall Smith, a Student of Princeton College; by his mother, H.W.S. Hannah Whitall Smith.
The Record of a Happy Life: Being Memorials of Franklin Whitall Smith, a Student of Princeton College; by his mother, H.W.S.

The Record of a Happy Life: Being Memorials of Franklin Whitall Smith, a Student of Princeton College; by his mother, H.W.S.

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1874. Hardcover. [4], 13-209 p., 2 leaves of facsimile and portrait separated by tissue guard, and 1 additional leaf: table; 19 cm. Publisher's red-brown cloth with gilt-stamped spine and cover titles and black-stamped decoration on spine and front cover. dark brown endpapers. "Originally printed for private circulation." Copyrighted 1873 by Robert Pearsall Smith. former owner's inscription on first (blank) page: "Mary A. Leaming Bought May 12, 1874." Similar note on final blank page. Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911) provides a biography of her son Franklin Whitall Smith (1854-1872) along with letters he wrote from Princeton while a student there before his death, possibly of typhoid. Although from prominent Pennsylvania Quaker families, both she and her husband, Robert Pearsall Smith (1827-1898), were active in the Holiness movement. The year this book was published she also helped to fouund the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Their youngest child, Alys Pearsall Smith, later married Bertrand Russell. In Very Good- Condition: corners are rubbed, with minor loss at ends of spine; boards are lightly rubbed and soiled; a few pages lightly soiled; otherwise, clean and tight. Very Good -. Item #007456

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