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Ruth Burgess Lebo Smith
L147
1854-1958
2 ms. boxes

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Jessica Combs, August 2010

Biographical Note:

Ruth Burgess Lebo Smith was the wife of Charles Smith (1878-1963), a graduate of DePauw University, Greencastle (1902), and a Methodist minister in Fort Wayne, Allen County (1929-1944), Tipton, Tipton County, and other northern Indiana towns.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection includes letters from Charles Smith to Ruth Lebo written from DePauw University and other places (1902-1905); Smith family correspondence (1905-1958); Ruth Lebo Smith’s diary and letters to her family from her trip to Palestine and Europe (1933); her papers and diplomas from Tipton, Indiana (1890s); newspaper and magazine articles regarding Charles Smith’s work with the Methodist Church; and letters of the Burgess family (1854-1880), particularly letters from Alexander Burgess in Arcadia, Hamilton County to his family in Centerville, Wayne County.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1

Folder

 

1.

Family papers, History of Burgess, Lambert, Lebo and Smith families. Includes pictures; funeral notices and obituaries; wills, newspaper clips and “Her Friends Speak: The Life of Ruth Lebo Smith by Rev. Charles H. Smith.  (Some pictures have been placed in the picture file under County-Hamilton

2.

Burgess Correspondence: Alexander Burgess

3.

Burgess Correspondence: 1871-1880

4.

Burgess Correspondence: 1903-1927, no date

5.

Papers 1895-1952- Teachers licenses, diplomas, etc. Some in scrapbook form

6.

DePauw University papers

Box 2

Folder

 

1.

Ministerial years

2.

Trip to Orient 1933

3.

Correspondence

4.

Miscellaneous

5.

Papers of Mrs. Eugene Holsworth (Mildred A. Smith—Welcome Wagon)

6.

Papers of Mrs. Eugene Holsworth (1955-1957)

Collection Information

Size of Collection:

2 ms. boxes

Collection Dates:

1854-1958

Provenance:

Mrs. Eugene Holsworth, 10/28/1967 and 11/29/1967

Access :

The collection is open for research use

Restrictions:

None

Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.

Language:

Materials are entirely in English

Alternate Formats:

None

Related Holdings:

None

Notes:

Item by item inventory available upon request.