Goldwin Smith papers, 1819-1921,-1844-1915 (bulk).
Collection Number: 14-17-134

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


Goldwin Smith papers, 1819-1921,-1844-1915 (bulk).
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Collection Number:
Correspondence; scrapbooks; journals; clippings; addresses; translations; drafts, manuscripts, and articles; printed copies of works by or about Goldwin Smith
Smith, Goldwin, 1823-1910.
30 cubic feet.
Collection material in English


Historian, journalist, professor at Cornell University.


Correspondence; scrapbooks; journals; clippings; addresses; translations; drafts, manuscripts, and articles; printed copies of works by or about Goldwin Smith; obituaries and memorials; photographs; personal correspondence and a few family papers; and materials gathered by Smith's secretary Theodore Arnold Haultain for a series of volumes he planned to publish on the works of Goldwin Smith.
Included is correspondence of Lord Ashbourne, Charles F. Benjamin, S.H.J. Böhme, Henri Bourassa (Canadian M.P.), John Bright, James Bryce, Joseph Chamberlain, W. Bourke Cochran, Sir Charles Dilke, Lord Farrer, W.E. Gladstone, George M. Grant, M.E. Grant-Duff, F. Greenwood, Earl Grey, James J. Hill, Hon. H.G. Joly, James Laister, Lord Lansdowne, Sir John A. MacDonald, Herbert E. Millholen (city editor, NEW YORK EVENING POST), Lord Minto, Lord Morley, Horace Plunkett, Anna P. Pruyn, John M. Robertson, Lord Rosebery, Charles B. Spahr (Anti-Imperialist League), James Strachey (editor, SPECTATOR), Professor James Sully, Phillips Thompson, Professor Tyndall, General J.H. Wilson, Mrs. Emma Winkworth, and Viscount Wolseley.
Goldwin Smith's correspondence with members of the faculty and administration of Cornell University not only reveals his concern for that institution, but also relates to literary and political subjects. Included is correspondence of George Lincoln Burr, Hiram Corson, George W. Curtis, Willard Fiske, Jacob Gould Schurman, Moses Coit Tyler, and Andrew D. White. A series of letters written between 1868 and 1870 to George Waring in England records Smith's initial reactions to the new university and toward American places, people, and attitudes. The University of Toronto and Queens University in Kingston are the subjects of correspondence with J.W. Flavelle and George M. Grant.
A.H. Beesly, A.V. Dicey, C.H. Firth, E.A. Freeman, George Otto Trevelyan, and P. Villari are among the historians who corresponded with Goldwin Smith; their letters comment upon current social and political trends and events, as well as upon their work as historians. Among other correspondents are Charles Francis Adams, the Duke of Argyll, Matthew Arnold, W.J. Ashley, General Lord Bryce (NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW), Andrew Carnegie, Lord Chief Justice Coleridge, D.C. Gilman, General Sir Fred Middleton, Julian Pauncefote, Viscount Peel, and Carl Schurz.
There are also some family papers, including journals of Smith's mother, Elizabeth Breton Smith.
Collection also includes Goldwin Smith's academic robe from Oxford and hood from McMasters University.
English, Canadian, and American political issues (ca. 1880-1910) dominate the correspondence of Goldwin Smith: the possibility of a Canada-United States union, commercial or political; free trade vs. protection; party maneuvering in all three countries; the problem of the French Canadian element; the Irish Home Rule struggle; local and municipal government reform; imperialism, particularly as it was manifested in the Boer and Spanish-American Wars; the yellow press; the women's suffrage movement; the Jew in the modern national state; socialism and the increasing importance of labor groups in government; British policy toward Russia; the Canadian-Pacific Railroad and its influence on government; and related topics.
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Goldwin Smith. Papers, #14-17-134. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.


Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915.
Argyll, John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Duke of, 1845-1914.
Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888.
Ashbourne, Edward Gibson, Baron, 1837-1913.
Ashley, W. J. (William James), 1860-1927.
Beesly, A. H. (Augustus Henry), 1839-1909.
Benjamin, Charles F.
Böhme, S. H. J.
Bourassa, Henri, 1868-1952.
Bright, John, 1811-1889.
Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922.
Bryce, Lloyd.
Burr, George Lincoln, 1857-1938.
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919.
Chamberlain, Joseph, 1836-1914.
Cochran, W. Bourke.
Coleridge, John Duke Coleridge, Baron, 1820-1894.
Corson, Hiram, 1828-1911.
Curtis, George William, 1824-1892.
Dicey, A. V. (Albert Venn), 1835-1922.
Dilke, Charles Wentworth, Sir, 1843-1911.
Farrer, Thomas Henry Farrer, Baron, 1819-1899.
Firth, C. H. (Charles Harding), 1857-1936.
Fiske, Willard, 1831-1904.
Flavelle, Joseph, 1858-1939.
Freeman, Edward A. (Edward Augustus), 1823-1892.
Gilman, Daniel C. (Daniel Coit), 1831-1908.
Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898.
Grant, George Monro, 1835-1902.
Grant Duff, Mountstuart E., Sir (Mountstuart Elphinstone), 1829-1906.
Greenwood, Frederick, 1830-1909.
Grey, Henry George Grey, Earl, 1802-1894.
Hill, James J. (James Jerome), 1838-1916.
Joly, H. G.
Laister, James.
Lansdowne, Henry Charles Keith Petty-FitzMaurice, Marquess of, 1845-1927.
Macdonald, John A. (John Alexander), 1815-1891.
Middleton, Fred, Sir.
Millholen, Herbert E.
Minto, Gilbert John Murray Kynynmond Elliot, Earl of, 1845-1914.
Morley, John, 1838-1923.
Pauncefote, Julian, 1828-1902.
Peel, Robert, 1788-1850.
Plunkett, Horace Curzon, Sir, 1854-1932.
Pruyn, Anna P.
Robertson, J. M. (John Mackinnon), 1856-1933.
Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of, 1847-1929.
Schurman, Jacob Gould, 1854-1942.
Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906.
Smith, Elizabeth Breton.
Spahr, Charles B. (Charles Barzillai), 1860-1904.
Stachey, James.
Sully, James, 1842-1923.
Thomson, Phillips.
Trevelyan, George Otto, 1838-1928.
Tyler, Moses Coit, 1835-1900.
Tyndall, John, 1820-1893.
Villari, Pasquale, 1827-1917.
Waring, George E., Jr. (George Edwin), 1833-1898.
White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918.
Wilson, James Harrison, 1837-1925.
Winkworth, Emma.
Wolseley, Garnet Wolseley, Viscount, 1833-1913.
Canadian-Pacific Railroad
Cornell University -- : Administration.
Cornell University -- : Faculty.
Queens University (Kingston, Ont.)
University of Toronto
Ireland -- Politics and government.
England -- Foreign relations -- Russia.
Great Britain -- Politics and government.
Canada -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Canada -- Politics and government.
Canada -- Ethnic relations.
United States -- History -- 1865-1921.
United States -- History -- 1849-1877.
Spanish-American War, 1898.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Canada.
United States -- Social life and customs.
United States -- Politics and government.
College teachers.
English literature.
Railroads -- Canada.
Labor unions -- Political activity.
Jews -- History -- 1789-1945.
Women -- Suffrage -- United States.
Colleges and universities -- Canada.
Colleges and universities -- United States.
Sensationalism in journalism.
Politics, Practical -- Canada.
Politics, Practical -- England.
Politics, Practical -- United States.
Form and Genre Terms:

Series I. Correspondence
Letters copied from other collections for the microfilm are interfiled
Box 1
August 1844-March 1866
Box 2
April 1866- December 1873
Box 3
January 1874-June 1881
Box 4
July 1881-December 1887
Box 5
January 1888-September 1892
Box 6
October 1892-August 1894
Box 7
September 1894-December 1895
Box 8
January 1896-May1897
Box 9
June 1897-August 1898
Box 10
September 1898-November 15, 1899
Box 11
November 16, 1899-October 1900
Box 12
November 1900-November 1901
Box 13
December 1901-October 1902
Box 14
November 1902-October 1903
Box 15
November 1903-August 1904
Box 16
September 1904-March 1905
Box 17
April 1905-December 1905
Box 18
January 1906-August 1906
Box 19
September 1906-April 1907
Box 20
May1907-February 1908
Box 21
March 1908-November 1908
Box 22
December 1908-June 1909
Box 23
July 1909-December 1909
Box 24
January 1910-1921
Box 25
Series II. Manuscripts, Printed Material, Clippings, and Biographical Information

PDF of item-level lists for boxes 41-53 available via link at the top of this guide.
Box 25
Lists of pamphlets and "Weekly Sun" articles, of contributions to the "Canadian Monthly", MS fragments, and a list of correspondents for a proposed book of Smith letters prepared by TA Haultain
Box 26
Index and bibliographical cards prepared by Haultain
Box 27
MS of introduction and much of the text of "The United States", written in the hand of Charles F. Benjamin
Box 27
Typescript of a projected volume of Smith letters "comprising chiefly letters to his American friends"
Box 27
Partial scrapbook of clippings in England
Box 27
Two loose-leaf typescript copies of a Hewett bibliography of Smith works
Box 27
Carbon copy of the membership of the National Continental Union League
Box 27
Galley proof of "My Memory of Gladstone", and others of the same work
Box 27
Manuscripts for articles
Scope and Contents
Includes "The Early Days of Cornell" typescript, "Abraham Lincoln" typescripts and clipping, "Chatham", "Cromwell", "Labour and Socialism", "Peace with Justice", "Guesses at the Riddle of Existence", and miscellaneous fragments
Box 28
MS of Goldwin Smith address at the laying of the cornerstone of Goldwin Smith Hall, bound in red leather
Box 28
Letter from Smith to Schurman (1903) and accompanying letter from Dean of Arts and Sciences (1918)
1903, 1918
Box 28
Letter registers recoding letters and MSS sent by Haultain
1891, 1893-1900
Scope and Contents
See also box 38
Box 28
Notebooks with translations from the classics
Scope and Contents
Related to material in box 35
Box 28
Scrapbook of press clippings
January 1889-July 1990
Box 28
Scrapbook of contributions to periodicals
Box 28
Portfolio of early studies in English history on: Athelstan; Becket; Henry I, II, and III; Simon de Montfors; Edward I, II and III; William the Conqueror, and more
Box 29
Rough draft and proofs of a projected history of England up to the Restoration
Box 29
Scrapbook of clippings, including reviews of "Canada and the Canadian Question"
Box 29
Scrapbook of clipped reviews of "The United States", including some letters of criticism
Box 29
Scrapbook of clippings
Box 30
Scrapbook of clippings on Canadian events, including reviews and comments on "The Bystander"
Box 30
Scrapbook of Smith contributions to "The Week"
December 6, 1883-January 15, 1885
Box 30
Bundle of copies of "The Week"
Box 30
Scrapbook of clippings, mostly Smith letters to newspapers
June 4, 1890-July 8, 1891
Box 30
"From a Trans-Atlantic Point of View", Smith article against Home Rule
Box 30
Clippings preserved by G. Mercer Adam, but not containing the signature of Smith
Box 31
Typed manuscript of Smith's "Reminiscences"
Box 31
Chapters of a book on the United Kingdom
Box 31
Manuscript of "The Present and Future of Religion", a projected volume of contributions to the "New York Sun"
Box 31
Miscellaneous articles and lectures
Scope and Contents
Including The Schism in the Anglo-Saxon Race, The Weak Point of the Elective System, Article on Froude's "Divorce of Catherine of Aragon", a response to a toast at a Psi Upsilon meeting, and a lecture on The Old University through the Ages
Box 31
Notes and copies of exam questions used by Trinity College, and proof sheets of exams prepared by Smith at Trinity
1884, 1887-1888
Box 32
Selections from "The Bystander", chosen by Haultain with the intention of publishing them
Box 32
Draft of Smith's "Reminiscences"
Box 33
Scrapbooks of clippings by or about Smith
1888-1893, 1904-1910
Box 33
Bound group of clippings withdrawn from Cornell Library shelves
Box 34
"Bystander" articles from the original files of the "Toronto Weekly Sun"
Scope and Contents
Presented to Cornell by Walter Dymond Gregory, 1939
Box 35
12 MS notebooks "Translation of Arundel Manuscripts"
Box 35
14 MS notebooks with Smith's translations of poetry, classical school work, and political and historical fragments
Box 35
Notebook with printed pages, MS notes and typed copies of correspondence regarding Smith and St. George's
Box 36
Press clippings, mostly reviews of Smith's published works
1894-1896, 1904-1913
Box 37
Press clippings, further reviews
1893-1894, 1897, 1902, 1907
Box 37
Scope and Contents
Including "Party Government", "The Future of Poetry", In the Court of History", "Nationality and Empire", "White Man's Burden", and the first four chapters of a school history of the US
Box 37
Volume II of Haultain's republication plan, entitled "Historical and Political America"
Box 38
Smith's notebooks
Scope and Contents
Lists of Oxford students, ethics, Greek, and Latin composition, Essay on murders of Caesar and Marat, address books and pocket diaries
Box 38
Letter registers
Box 38
Waterman Hewett notebooks, mostly Smith's bibliographic notes and Hewett's travel itinerary
Scope and Contents
Includes file cards of references to Smith in works of other writers
Box 39
Early manuscripts
Scope and Contents
Notebooks on England, list of Cornell students and notes to Howell, Bibliographic notes on religious parties
Box 39
Later manuscripts
Scope and Contents
"The Bases of the Empire", "The Founder of Christendom", "Progress or Revolution", "Labour and Socialism", "Unionism is not Socialism", "Socialism in Action"
Box 39
Literary articles assembled by Haultain for republication
Box 40
Journal of Smith's mother Elizabeth Breton Smith
Scope and Contents
Includes records of births, deaths, family events, journeys to Paris, English Lakes, and Welshpool
Box 40
Lectures on English history, outlines, and fragments on Athenaeum Club stationary
Box 40
Bills and Receipts, notes accompanying payment for articles, proofs and printed articles and letters to editors
Box 43
Box 44
Articles, pamphlets, and autograph address at cornerstone laying of Sage College
Box 44
Box 45
Copies of Smith's editorials in the "Weekly Sun"
Box 46
Two scrapbooks of "Bystander" columns, plus pages of other scrapbooks
Box 46
New Zealand clippings
Box 46
Clippings on Smith after death
Box 46
"Bystander" magazine
Box 46
Manuscripts, Book of tracts
Box 46
Smith pamphlets and articles clipped from periodicals, written by Smith, and many other clipped articles
Box 47
"Bystander" column clippings
Box 48
Scrapbooks of clippings, Hewett's bibliography of Smith's writings, draft of "The United Kingdom"
Box 49
Project for reprint publication by Haultain
Box 49
Box 50
Manuscripts and clippings
Box 51
Theodore Arnold Haultain correspondence
Box 52
Theodore Arnold Haultain correspondence
Box 53
Scope and Contents
The Grange, Smith, marble bust of Smith's wife, cartoons from Oxford of Smith
Box 53
Clippings, Smith's will copy, list of Smith's works at Art Gallery in Toronto, and photocopy of letter and medallion of Napoleon
Box 41
Printed pamphlets
Box 42
Printed material by Goldwin Smith
Box 42
Printed material
Box 46
Pamphlets and printed items
Box 54
Academic robe from Oxford University
Electronic Accession File
Additional biographical information
Series III. Microfilm
Microfilm Reel 1
Reel 1
Scope and Contents
A group of letters from Smith to Roundell Palmer begin this reel. Some were written during Smith's Oxford years. These are followed by an exchange with William E. Gladstone during the preparation of a legislative bill to implement the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into the state of the universities, which Smith had served as assistant secretary- treasurer. A series to Richard Cobden in the early 1860's dealt with the Irish question, disestablishment, and the abolition of religious tests in the universities. Smith's sympathy with the Union in the American Civil War led to his corresponding with several Americans before and after his visit to the United States and Canada in the fall of 1861. A number of detailed accounts of the journey were addressed to Cobden. Americans Smith wrote to were George Bancroft, John Murray Forbes, Charles Greely Loring, Charles Eliot Norton and William H. Seward. The illness and death of his father led Smith to sever his tie with Oxford, and he turned his attention to the Jamaica Committee and the political campaign in the fall of 1868 before leaving England. The first months of Cornell University's operation were recorded in informal accounts to English friends. After a few months in America Smith began to write and speak about diplomatic and economic relations among England, Canada, and the United States.
Microfilm Reel 2
Reel 2
Scope and Contents
In the summer of 1870 Smith wrote to Oxford friends Max Mueller and George Waring about the advance of Germany in Europe, the Fenian raid he had witnessed in Canada, and about life in a small American college. Letters to George Howell, secretary of the Reform League in Britain, were largely devoted to politics, as were those written to James Bryce and Gladstone. To George W. Curtis, Daniel Willard Fiske, and Edwin Lawrence Godkin he wrote about American politics and Cornell. The introduction of coeducation by Cornell's administrators without due consultation with the faculty was one consideration that led Smith to loosen his ties to the University and make a home for himself with relatives in Toronto. He solicited stories and articles in the fall of 1871 for the new Canadian Monthly, which he helped manage. In the spring of 1873 he contributed articles and financial support to the weekly Nation and in 1876 he invested in a new independent newspaper, the Evening Telegram.Smith's candid comments on men and events led to a long controversy with Globe editor George Brown and another with the chief superintendent of public instruction for Ontario. Smith planned to return as a paid professor to deliver a six-month course of lectures at Cornell in 1875, but instead, in September, he married, and thereafter made his wife's home, the "Grange", his headquarters. In October of 1876 the Smiths left Canada for a prolonged visit to England and the Continent. Some correspondents addressed on the reel are Edward Blake, Charles Lindsey, John A. Macdonald, and John X. Merriman.
Microfilm Reel 3
Reel 3
Scope and Contents
This reel covers an active period in Smith's jounalistic life in Canada. The Bystander, his one-man monthly magazine, took most of his time during its run of eighteen issues that began in January of 1880. Late in 1883 he became "part proprietor" of the Week, in which he wrote many signed articles and a weekly section of comment. In December of 1885, after some weeks of illness, he wrote George W. Curtis that he was no longer a contributor to teh Week. In June of 1881 he left Canada for a year. He spoke to a number of English audiences on as many subjects, and addressed an economy and trade group in Dublin in October. In succeeding months much of the correspondence concerned Irish problems. There are many letters from James Laister, who with Smith engaged in a jounalistic controversy over the nature of the Jewish problem in Russia and elsewhere. Laister supplied Smith with clippings and citations supporting the view that Jewish customs were inimical to citizenship in a democratic society. Other subjects discussed in the correspondence are the fisheries dispute, British Parliamentary reform, female suffrage, American presidential elections, Canadian-American trade relations and the Gladstone government. Some correspondents of note on the reel are Matthew Arnold, Lord Ashbourne, John Bright, John Duke Coleridge, the third Earl Grey, Lord Lansdowne, and John Tyndall. A letter from Viscount Wolseley on September 11, 1886 has some remarks on the obstacles to reform in the British army.
Microfilm Reel 4
Reel 4
Scope and Contents
Smith's attention at this period was concentrated on Canada. He revived his publication the Bystander in October of 1889 to give his views an organ. He often wrote to Sir Wilfred Laurier to offer him advice, and he collected information from various correspondents about Manitoba's politics and its school question, Canadian railroads, the export-beef market, and the Jesuit Estates Act. His real estate holdings in Toronto were considerable, and there are interesting letters from his lawyers and from a local alderman about the cost of city government and the system of tax assessment. Smith's book Canada and the Canadian Question was published in 1891, and his speech Aristocracy was delivered and much written about in that year. The fisheries dispute between Great Britain and the United States created waves of ill-feeling in Canada aitd the United States which Smith tried to quiet. He joined a Canadian organization that circulated pamphlets and promoted lectures on behalf of commercial union between the two English- speaking neighbors, and he conferred with Americans who advocated continental union. This brought cries of "Treason!" from the ultra-loyal Canadian press, and charges of conspiracy were made on both sides of the border. The American presidential elections of 1888 and 1892 were the subjects of a number of letters to and from Americans, and the correspondence with Andrew D. White dismissed the lawsuit between the McGraw-Fiske heirs and Cornell University, which Smith continued to visit each year, to see old friends and to deliver a few lectures.
Microfilm Reel 5
Reel 5
Scope and Contents
Canadian topics dominate the papers on this reel. In a controversy over the comparative merits of public and church schools, Smith questioned the right of the state to support public schools by taxation, maintaining that the parent should bear the responsibility for educating his children and had the right to choose the kind of education he preferred. He continued to support the Toronto Athletic Club and other social and athletic organizations that he thought of benefit to the city. For some time he paid the salary of a public relief officer to coordinate the efforts of Toronto's charitable agencies, and he took part in the controversy over operating street cars on Sunday. In 1893, while he was absent from Toronto as usual in the late winter, a move was made to request his resignation from the St. George Society because of his active advocacy of union with the United States. Smith replied that an Englishman's political views were no bar to his social acceptability, but six months later, after the affair was largely forgotten, he formally withdrew from the society and sailed for England to spend the winter. There are many letters from George P. Brett of the Macmillan Company all through the reel relating to the publishing of Smith's historical work, The United States and some smaller volumes of essays and verse. In England Smith renewed his associations with literary men and arranged to write some articles for British magazines. On his return to Canada in the spring he prepared a report on the Canadian school system for the British Commission on Secondary Education. Tariff legislation and woman suffrage were frequently mentioned in the correspondence.
Microfilm Reel 6
Reel 6
Scope and Contents
During this period Smith was preparing a book on British political history, The United Kingdom. George M. Wrong of the University of Toronto spent several months editing the manuscript, marking passages he questioned and suggesting improvements. Smith continued to write articles and book reviews for a number of periodicals, including the Americal Historical Review. In addition to buying books he needed for his work, Smith borrowed many from Toronto libraries and the Library of Parliament in Ottawa, as well as from Cornell University, to which he had given his library in 1869. Some Canadian topics that appear in the letters are the Manitoba school question, copyright legislation, an investigation of the University of Toronto, the financial status of Newfoundland, and continental union. Unemployment had become serious in Toronto, as elsewhere, and a number of Englishmen sought Smith's advice and assistance in finding work. Settlement of the Bering Sea question in favor of Britain had aroused some anti-British feeling in America, and in 1895 the United States invoked the Monroe Doctrine in asking Great Britain to submit the Venezuelan boundary dispute to arbitration. This international tension was referred to by a number of correspondents. There were also letters about restrictions against Protestants in Latin America, about Australian federation, and labor disturbances in the United States.
Microfilm Reel 7
Reel 7
Scope and Contents
Early in 1897 the press speculated on the possibility of the Venezuelan boundary dispute growing into a war, but Smith dismissed the idea and refused to give the possibility credence by writing about it. During his winter visit to the United States he wrote to Walter Dymond Gregory, his associate in the continental union movement, of his efforts to secure some American backing for the Weekly Sun. Smith became the chief stockholder, and the reel contains letters from other men associated with the paper, including its original sponsor, the Patrons of Industry. Some letters discuss the Canadian copyright law, and Mrs. Anna Parker Pruyn wrote at some length about the effects of woman suffrage in the states that had adopted it. Smith and the Continental Union Association were under frequent attack by the Canadian press, and the protest of a few dissenters was so bitter that he declined the honorary degree that the Senate of the University of Toronto had unanimously voted to award him in June. This incident and a clash with the prohibitionists were mentioned in the summer's correspondence. The Bryan-McKinley contest, the Monroe Doctrine, and the Cuban situation were among American subjects discussed. In October Smith represented Oxford at Princeton's sesquicentennial celebration and was awarded a Ph.D. Charles F. Benjamin sent reports from Washington for the Weekly Sun, and Representative Robert Roberts Hitt wrote Smith about the Dingley Tariff Bill and its implications affecting Canadian commerce. Among correspondents inviting Smith to write articles were Lord Acton and Charles Dudley Warner. Publication of Smith's Guesses at the Riddle of Existence inspired a number of letters from readers in early 1897.
Microfilm Reel 8
Reel 8
Scope and Contents
One topic, the emergence of the United States as a colonial power, dominates the correspondence on this reel. On December 5, 1897, Smith wrote Wendell P. Garrison that he feared the United States was going to annex Cuba and Hawaii. Smith was in Washington in the interval between the "Maine" disaster and the declaration of war, and he found no war spirit among his acquaintances. He felt that the sinking was being used by politicians to intensify American support of the revolutionists. He suggested to friends in the British Parliament that they seek to effect a settlement between the United States and Spain, and advised them not to count too heavily on the sudden show of Anglo-American amity. Several journals and news syndicates asked Smith to write for them about the role the United States was assuming in world politics. In August of 1898 a number of newsmen wrote in answer to Smith's inquiries about the "yellow press," and Benjamin sent a detailed account of the patriotic fever that had inspired widespread display of the American flag and the proliferation of patriotic pictures and souvenirs commemorating the "Maine." Smith's work for the Weekly Sun included a search for British literary works to reprint. Some other topics mentioned in the letters are Canadian copyright, the sale by municipalities of utility rights, Canada's reluctance to support the Imperial Navy, and the removal from ofice of the principal of Upper Canada College in 1895 without due compensation.
Microfilm Reel 9
Reel 9
Scope and Contents
The administration of the colonies the United Stntes took over after the Spanish-American War is the subject of several letters on the early part of this reel. Abram S. Hewitt wrote about the inevitability of American involvement; Carl Schurz wrote two notes; and General James H. Wilson wrote February tenth and March third about the efforts of Americans to help Cubans set up a stable government. On March eleventh Smith wrote Gregory of a change that would allow the Canadian House of Commons to veto a Senate bill by a two-thirds or three-fifths vote. Several letters in April questioned the legality of the handling of stock by the Canada Life Company and there were several letters about Canadian copyright from English and Canadian publishers. Letters from Sidney on August 18th and October 26th comment on the Australian Constitution Bill that was before the legislature. The failure of negotiations in South Africa and the outbreak of the Boer War form the subject of much of the correspondence in the later months of 1899. James Bryce, W . Bourke Cockran, Merriman and John Morley were among those who joined the discussion.
Microfilm Reel 10
Reel 10
Scope and Contents
Appalled by the war spirit in Toronto, Smith and his wife went to Italy for the winter of 1899. In the spring he returned, by-passing England, for, as he wrote to Merriman, ". . . the Jingoism there would sicken me." The Toronto Weekly Sun continued to carry Smith's column of political comment, and he sent frequent suggestions to W. D. Gregory concerning the paper's management. Much of the Sun's circulation fell away, and Smith found it necessary to subscribe increasing amounts to keep the journal going. After the great numerical superiority of British forces in South Africa had made the outcome of the war a certainty, interest, as shown in the correspondence, was transferred from the war itself to the terms of settlement. Merriman wrote frequently from Cape Town, and Bryce and Morley concurred in Smith's view of the war. Bryce explained the futility of attempts to alter British opinion, "The nation is making so many sacrifices that it is determined to believe that the sacrifices are being made for a worthy object." American writers in 1900 show a lack of enthusiasm for either presidential candidate, but letters from two New England women attest to a new awareness of political affairs among their sex. Smith's article Commonwealth or Empire was acclaimed by a few who shared his dismay at the apparent departure of Britain and the United States from their roles of protectors of smaller states. The United Kingdom, a two-volume political history, was praised for its literary quality. Among correspondents on the reel are Henri Bourassa, Cockran, C. S. Parker, William R. Thnyer, and Pasquale Villari.
Microfilm Reel 11
Reel 11
Scope and Contents
Many letters were inspired by Smith's published articles, Commonwealth or Empire, Genesis and the Outlook of Religion, and War as Moral Medicine. From Washington Benjamin wrote his views of the Catholic Church in America, of certain bishops and Jesuit colleges. The editor of the Winnipeg Tribune wrote that his election to Parliament was being contested. The Atlantic and Collier's sought articles about Queen Victoria shortly after her death. Collier's offered to give Smith's piece first place in the paper and said, "We'll meet you on price." To Lord Mount Stephen, who had asked advice about the best way he might use the money he intended to give to an American cause, Smith wrote, "The thing it seems to me most needed is a rise in industry for the Blacks." On September 25th Charles B. Spahr of the Outlook wrote of the popularity and influence of the autobiographical article written for the magazine by Booker Washington. Among overseas correspondence are letters from Merriman about his visit to Britain to seek more reasonable terms for South Africa. Letters from M. E. Grant Duff in February and May contain recollections from his experience of tlie complexities facing any government of India. In discussing the actions of Germany in China, Smith referred to the German Emperor as "that scoundrel or madman." Henri Bolirassa commented on the moral weakness in the United States that was revealed by the McKinley assassination and its aftermath. The London Daily News published a Smith letter in September and said that though they had no wish to rob the Manchester Guardian of his contributions, they should "always be delighted to catch a few crumbs from the table."
Microfilm Reel 12
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Many letters are from readers of Smith's articles and pamphlets. A Boston man wrote on the first of December to thank Smith "for your staunch advocacy of the cause of the race in this country." The ends of both years are marked by requests for and acknowledgments of donations by the Smiths to a variety of charitable institutions and schools. On January 16, 1903, Smith wrote of his wife's intention to leave the Grange to some public use, and referred to portions of the original estate that they would like to see recovered and incorporated in the park. Education was the subject of many letters, for school legislation was under discussion in both Canada and Great Britain. On April fifth Smith complained to Lord Mount Stephen that the only moral principle taught by the Canadian public school system was "that it is miserable to remain and do your duty in the station in which you were born." An English friend deplored the fact that Liverpool and Manchester, "following the ill-omened lead of Birmingham," had built universities. A correspondent from Oxford wrote on the first of July that the most important controversy in late years had been "that as to the extent to which women should be admitted to university privileges." Among journals that invited him to contribute were the Monthly Review, the Canadian Magazine, the New York Times, and the Hearst Syndicate, which induced him to write his views on the "Divorce Evil."
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Among Canadian topics mentioned on the reel are the selection of a site for a new central library in Toronto, the fund collected to build Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto, the decision given in the Alaska boundary dispute, and the formation of a citizens' education committee. Smith wrote articles and letters about the Irish question, reciprocity, protection, the policies of Joseph Chamberlain and about religious topics. The publication of his little book The Founder of Christendom inspired a number of letters from readers. Some responses expressed disagreement with Smith's views. From time to time he received letters from persons he had not heard from for decades, including the Warden of Bradfield College, Reading, and an elderly Englishman who had been Smith's coachman in the eighteen seventies. Lord Mount Stephen wrote of their first meeting in Montreal, and American financier L. V. F. Randolph wrote of accompanying Smith on his first journey to Niagara in 1864.
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Though he was growing frail, Smith maintained his busy writing schedule. He occasionally spoke in public, delivering a brief address in October at the laying of the cornerstone of Goldwin Smith Hall at Cornell. The titles of pamphlets prepared in this period are The Spirit of Religious Inquiry, My Memory of Gladstone and Early Days at Cornell. The American presidential election and Canadian-American reciprocity received passing attention. Smith's "English Poetry and English History" in the October American Historical Review drew comment from Charles Francis Adams and Daniel H. Chamberlain, the former Governor of South Carolina, and was scheduled to be reprinted in the Literary Digest. The Archbishop of Canterbury (Randall Davidson), James Bryce, and Robert Morley visited Toronto in the fall of 1904, and a number of Smith's Oxford friends signed a memorial that was forwarded to him in November. On July 8th C. S. Firth recalled that Smith's history lectures at Oxford had been the last to attract a university-wide audience. Firth and others commented on the new Rhodes Scholars. Toronto topics on the reel include the building of a Labor Temple, in which laborers might hold meetings and spend their leisure hours, and the projected formation of a stock company to build and maintain "Artisans Dwellings" under the auspices of the Associated Charities.
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Smith traveled no farther from his Toronto home than Niagara Falls in 1905. In late December he mailed his address to the American Historical Association to be read before the annual meeting, for although he had been honored by election as president of the association for 1904, Smith felt himself unequal to the journey to Chicago. Consequently his interest in Toronto affairs was intensified. Housing for the poor, university federation, separate schools,and temporary housing for the Toronto art museum were among the topics discussed. Succession duties, the closing of woolen mills for want of sufficient tariff protection, and the quality of school history textbooks claimed his attention. He was in communication with some of the leaders of organized labor in the city, and offered his services as intermediary in an attempt to effect a settlement between an employer and the lithographers' union. Smith revised his earlier study of Ireland, prepared a short study of the monetary system, and undertook to inform himself about the record of British rule in India. The turmoil inside Russia and the settlement of the Russo-Japanese war were mentioned, and a number of letters refer to a bust made by Moses Ezekiel for Goldwin Smith Hall at Cornell.
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A collection of Smith's letters to the New York Sun about religious speculation was published under the title In Quest of Light. The little volume inspired replies from a number of readers, as did his pamphlet on the labor movement, Progress or Revolution? Smith was host at the Grange to seventy-seven meetings of the University Commission, which developed a plan for linking several independent colleges to form a single University of Toronto. Carnegie was his guest when he visited Toronto to inspect plans for the new library he had agreed to build there, and Smith joined a controversy over the failure of the city to enforce laws to control the industrial smoke that threatened the health of its inhabitants. There were a few letters from Bryce, who had been appointed Secretary for Ireland. In August a Scottish-born Canadian wrote of his experiences with the Liberal party in Wales in Gladstone's time, and he wrote about the misrule by the great landowners of Ireland and Scotland. Other topics mentioned on the reel are Socialism, woman suffrage, and a charge of Jewish control of the American press. On November 24th Smith wrote to Charles Eliot Norton of his preference for cremation and of his intention to destroy his private correspondence.
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Smith directed his attention to the growing antagonism between workingmen and employers. He met with company representatives on behalf of striking piano-workers with little success, and he wrote a letter for a labor paper, the Open Shop. Later he expanded the piece and distributed it among business leaders in the United States and Canada in the form of a small book, Labour and Capital. A Socialist broadside issued during the local election is enclosed with a letter of January fourth. As a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Toronto, Smith received letters about candidates for the presidency. He asked legal advice about duties levied against estates as he arranged to leave his fortune to the support of the humanities at Cornell. In exchanges of letters in December Andrew D. White and Smith agreed that military drill at the university should be continued. He assailed plans for old-age pensions in letters to the British press, and was asked by the New York Times for an article on the new British ambassador, Bryce. A Toronto editor, in asking that a portrait be made of Smith and his guest during Bryce's visit to the Grange, said that the two men were "among the greatest in the British Empire today." A Charles F. Benjamin essay; "Woman Suffrage in the United States," is filmed under the date of March 20th. There are letters from the Rational Sunday League, letters about workmen's housing, the Irish problem, Toronto charitable organizations, and letters from readers of his contributions to magazines and newspapers.
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A topic of interest in 1907 was the limiting of Oriental immigration. Smith wrote Bryce in September that Canada was dependent on the Chinese for domestic service. The October Cosmopolitan carried Smith's article, "The World Menace of Japan," and a correspondent in Oregon responded with a long letter praising Japanese culture. In January a writer claimed that Rooswelt had said the American people would not allow the government to recognize Japan's legal rights, and that unless the Japanese consented to being humiliated, war was inevitable. In January a friend wrote of Oxford's financial problems. Fortnum had left them treasures, but the university had to build a museum to house them; Rhodes gave a fortune for scholarships, but made no provision for an increase in faculty or facilities. American educator Jacob Gould Schurman complained that all over the country men were graduating in professional and technical courses "with an incredible ignorance of literature, history, philosophy, and economic and political science. Many ...cannot even use their own language correctly." In March a traveling Englishwoman wrote, "Montreal has become as French as Quebec was 19 years ago." She complained of new regulations that had made entry into the United States from Canada or Mexico as troublesome for a tourist as for an immigrant. W . D. Gregory wrote in April about increased postal rates for American and English newspapers mailed to Canada. Smith supported a local Independent Labour candidate, declaring his intention to promote "the presence in the legislature of a direct representative of the toiling class."
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This reel contains letters from Bryce and Lord Rosebery about the House of Lords, British political parties, and the growing support for tariff protection. One of the few letters in the collection from Francis A. Channing is dated January first and explains his approval of old age pensions, which Smith had long opposed in letters published in the Spectator. There are a number of letters from old friends in England, and a few from Americans commenting on the new administration in Washington. Merriman discussed the difficulty of creating a constitution for South Africa. In November he wrote, "A high qualification and a franchise without any colour line is the solution that commends itself to me." He observed that while one race got rich through its labor, the other sank through idleness "into a condition of apathetic and contented poverty. We have not yet got to the condition of S. Carolina." Though he had withdrawn from active participation in the Associated Charities of Toronto, Smith supported the development of a free employment bureau and personally maintained a relief fund administered by the Labour Temple. He opposed a temperance movement that sought to reduce drastically the number of liquor licenses without compensating the licensees who would summarily be put out of business. There are a number of letters and copies of documents concerning the Cobalt Lake case, a dispute that began over mining claims. A Canadian court decided that subsequent legislation made an earlier contract invalid. Smith joined with others in questioning the legality of the decision.
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There are several letters from A. V. Dicey, whom Smith consulted about the legality of the Canadian court's decision that the government could deprive a citizen of his properly without compensation. Smith also showed a continuing interest in the advance of Labour. In June he mentioned to W. L. Mackenzie King his work with Titus Salt's "Saltaire," and in August he wrote Lord Mount Stephen, ". . . the ultimate solution, it has always seemed to me, must be some form of cooperative works, giving Labour an interest." Lord Rosebery wrote that the Budget presented to Parliament was "designed to sweep away the House of Lords and the gentry of this country.'' Dicey pointed out that the "insuperable" obstacle to reform of the Lords was that in strengthening the upper house the members of the Commons would lessen their own power. With Bryce and Merriman Smith discussed the demand for high tariff barriers and the related drive for Canadian support of the powerful navy needed to protect British sea commerce from the threat of German attack. Mrs. Goldwin Smith died in September, and Smith prepared to turn over the Grange to the city of Toronto. He hoped to spend his last days at Ithaca, with a physician "to smooth the last descent."
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The final reel of chronological correspondence holds little new about Smith's life and work. His health declined so rapidly that his plan to find rooms at Ithaca was replaced by a decision to enter a sanitarium at Clifton Springs. Before this was effected he fell in his home and was confined to bed for the last months of his life. A paragraph from a letter sent to the New York Sun shortly before his fall shows his mind in fair working order, "Jefferson says that all men are created equal. Equal, surely, they are not created: but rather infinitely diverse, physically, mentally, and morally. Nor can you by any social machine roll humanity flat." An inquiry was sent Smith on December 10 by a man seeking "the facts of the Negro's ancient history . . . and facts connecting him with the civilization of his time." In May Smith and Burt Green Wilder exchanged notes about Wilder's paper on the Negro that he had presented at a conference on race. Letters from Schurman detail the use to which Cornell proposed to put the bequest Smith had arranged to make to the university. There is further mention of the Cobalt Lake case, the legal question that was the last public issue with which Smith was actively engaged. Oxford professor of law A. V. Dicey sent his memorandum on the Privy Council's judgment in the case on April 19th. Much of the correspondence during June was addressed to Smith's secretary and literary executor, Theodore Arnold Haultain. It contains a number of tributes to Smith from organizations and individuals.
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The first segment of this reel is made up of a chronological run of letters that were uncovered too late to include in the main body of correspondence. Some of them had been filed with manuscripts to which they referred, and many are drafts of letters to editors that were dictated by Smith. The second segment is a collection of notes and letters in Smith's hand, or that of an amanuensis, arranged in alphabetical order by addressee. Those with no identifiable addressee are placed at the end. The third segment is undated letters arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent from A to K.
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This reel has the undated correspondence L-Y, and the anonymous or illegible pieces. The second and third segments are made up of the correspondence of Smith's secretary, Theodore Arnold Haultain. They cover the years 1893-1905, and are for the most part related to his work as amanuensis.
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This reel is devoted to Haoltain's correspondence from 1906 through 1915, The month of June 1910 is inissing, for this material was included in the chronological run of correspondence on Reel 21. The Haultain letters for the years after Smith's death show his work in preparing Smith's manuscripts and letters for printing. He arranged for the publication of portions of the autobiographical material in magazines before the volume of Reminiscences was released. The collecting of Smith letters and the securing of permission to print letters written to Smith took many months. A number of correspondents never returned letters Haultain sent them for approval, but others sent originals or copies that now form the bulk of the Smith collection. A number of letters to Haultain from Jacob Gould Schurman have been copied from the Schurman letter books in the Cornell University Archives. A definitive edition of the works of Goldwin Smith was contemplated, and Sdmrman appointed a committee to assist Haultain in the selection of material for publication.
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The Empire, a series of letters published in the Daily News, 1862, 1863 by Goldwin Smith, Oxford and London: John Henry and James Parker, 1863.
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The Bystander, a monthly review of current events, Canadian and general. Volume I, January to December 1880, Toronto: Hunter, Rose and Company, 1880. Volume II, January to June 1881, the same publisher, 1881.
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The Bystander, a quarterly review of current events, Canadian and general, Volume III, 1883, Toronto: Hunter, Rose and Company, 1883. The Bystander, a monthly review of current events, Canadian and general. New Series, October 1889 to September 1890, the same publisher, 1890.
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Volume I Historical and Political—General I. The Political and Social Benefits of the Reformation in England. Oxford: Francis Macpherson, 1847 II. Lectures on the Study of History (with a later preface). Oxford and London: James Parker and Co., 1865 III. England and Slavery, a lecture given at Case Hall, July 31, 1869. An offprint from an unidentified Cleveland, Ohio, newspaper. IV. The European Crisis of 1870. Toronto: Adam, Stevenson & Co., 1871 V. The Aim of Reform. The Fortnightly Review of March 1, 1872. VI. The Ninety Years' Agony of France. The Contemporary Review of December 1877. VII. The Machinery of Elective Government. The Nineteenth Century of January 1882. VIII. Party Government on Its Trial. The North American Review of May 1892. IX. Wellington. The Atlantic Monthly of June 1901. X. The Cult of Napoleon. The Atlantic Monthly of June 1903. XI. Burke on Party. The American Historical Review of October 1905. XII. The Lesson of the French Revolution. The Atlantic Monthly of April 1907.
Volume II Historical and Political—America I. The Foundation of the American Colonies, a lecture delivered at Oxford June 12, 1860. pp. 185-215 in Lectures on the Study of History, New York: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square, 1865. II. England and America, a lecture read before the Boston Fraternity, Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865. III. The Civil War in America: an address read at the last meeting of the Manchester Union and Emancipation Society, January 22, 1866. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., Stationers' Hall Court. Manchester: A. Ireland & Co., 1866. IV. The Experience of the American Commonwealth, Essays on Reform, Chapter IX, London: Macmillan and Co., 1867. V. The Relations between America and England, an address delivered before the citizens of Ithaca, May 19, 1869. G. C. Bragdon, Publishers, Ithaca, New York, The Ithacan Office, 1869. VI. The Schism in the Anglo-Saxon Race, an address before the Canadian Club of New York. New York: The Trade supplied by the American News Company Publishers' Agents, 1887. VII. American Statesman, the Nineteenth Century of January, June, and August of 1888. VIII. The American Commonwealth, Macmillan's Magazine of February 1889. IX. A Constitutional Misfit, the North American Review of May 1897. X. Is the Constitution Outworn? The North American Review of March 1898. XI. A special introduction to the edition of The Federalist published in 1901 by The Colonial Press, New York. XII. England and the War of Secession, the Atlantic Monthly of March 1902. XIII. The Innovations of Time on the American Constitution, the Monthly Review of June 1904.
Volume III Biographical I. President Lincoln, Macmillan's Magazine of February 1865. II. The Death of President Lincoln, Macmillan's Magazine of June 1865. III. Cowper, New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square, 1880 (English Men of Letters series edited by John Morley) IV. Peel and Cobden, the Nineteenth Century of June 1882. V. John Bunyan, the Contemporary Review of October 1886. VI. Life of Jane Austen, London: Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, 1890 (Great Writers series edited by Professor Eric S. Robertson, M. A.) VII. William Lloyd Garrison, Toronto: Williamson & Co, 1892. VIII. Columbus, the New York Independent of June 2, 1892. IX. Burke, Cornhill Magazine of July 1896. X. George the Third, Cornhill Magazine of December 1896. XI. Canning, Cornhill Magazine of February 1897.
Volume IV Religious I. Rational Religion, and the Rationalistic Objections of the Bampton Lectures for 1858, Oxford: J. L. Wheeler. Whittaker & Co., London, 1861. II. The Immortality of the Soul. The Canadian Monthly of May 1876. III. The Prospect of a Moral Interregnum. The Atlantic Monthly of November 1879. IV. Has Science yet Found a New Basis for Morality? The Contemporary Review of February 1882. V. Evolutionary Ethics and Christianity. The Contemporary Review of December 1883. VI. Will Morality Survive Religion? The Forum of April 1891. VII. Keeping Christmas. Printed for private circulation, Toronto: Hart & Riddell, 1894. VIII. Christianity's Millstone. The North American Review of December 1895. IX. Free Thought. Reprinted from The Progress of Century, New York & London: Harper and Brothers, 1901.
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Volume V Educational I. The Colleges of Oxford, an anonymous article in Fraser's Magazine of April 1852, marked by Smith as his. II. The Reorganization of the University of Oxford, Oxford and London: James Parker and Co., 1868. III. University Extension, the Fortnightly Review of January 1878. IV. Oxford Revisited, the Fortnightly Review of February 1894. V. The Moral Element in Common School Education, an unidentified newspaper report of a talk delivered before the Ontario Teacher's Association in August 1873. VI. The Place of Religion in Public Education, published in the minutes of the convention of the Ontario Teachers' Association of August 11, 1874, Toronto: Copp, Clark & Co. Printers, Colborne Street, 1874. VII. The Benefits of Education, an inaugural address as president of the Salt Schools for 1877, reprinted from the Bradford Observer of September 28, 1877. VIII. The Study of the Classics, from the Canada Educational Monthly of June and July, 1893. IX. Shall the State Educate? From the Monthly Review of January 1903. X. The Early Days of Cornell, Ithaca, New York, 1904 (printers, Andrus and Church).
Volume VI Lectures and Essays, New York: Macmillan & Company, 1881.
Contents The Greatness of the Romans The Greatness of England The Great Duel of the Seventeenth Century The Lamps of Fiction An Address to the Oxford School of Science and Art The Ascent of Man The Proposed Substitute for Religion The Labour Movement What Is Culpable Luxury? A True Captain of Industry A Wirepuller of Kings The Early Years of the Conqueror of Quebec Falkland and the Puritans The Early Years of Abraham Lincoln Alfredus Rex Fundator The Last Republicans of Rome Austen-Leigh's Memoir of Jane Austen Pattison's Milton Coleridge's Life of Keble
Volume VII Questions of the Day, New York: Macmillan and Company and London, 1893.
Contents Social and Industrial Revolution The Question of Disestablishment The Political Crisis in England The Empire Woman Suffrage The Jewish Question The Irish Question Prohibition in Canada and the United States The Oneida Community and American Socialism
Volume VII Reminiscences, by Goldwin Smith, edited by Arnold Haultain New York: The Macmillan Company, 1910.
Volume IX Contributions to the New York's Nation
Miss Mitford's Letters Life of Gibson, the Sculptor The Life of Fairfax Earl Stanhope's "Reign of Queen Anne" Lyte's History of Eton College Carlyle's Early Kings of Norway Hopkin's Puritans and Queen Elizabeth Gairdner's Richard III, parts one and two Child's Church and State under the Tudors The Life of Laurence Oliphant Froude's "Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" Clark's Colleges of Oxford, parts one and two Lord Rosebery's Pitt Freeman's Historical Essays Ramsay's Lancaster and York Stebbing's Sir Walter Raleigh Strachey's Rohilla War Secret Service under Pitt Fox's Sir Philip Sidney France under the Regency Besant's London Sir Lepel Griffin's Ranjit Singh Wright's Cowper Mr. Morse Stephen's Albuquerque Walter Scott Pepys's Diary Robert Lowe, Lord Sherbrooke Coleridge Lord Wolseley's Marlborough Ludlow's Memoirs Simpkinson's Laud The Tragedy of Fotheringay The Morant Bay Tragedy Captain Mahan on Imperial Federation Jingoism and the Rights of Nations (Norman's All the Russias) Sir Wilfred Laurier and the Liberal Party in Canada (Willson's) Bourinot's Lord Elgin Bradley's "Canada" Lord Acton's Letters Richard Cobden Sir Wemyss Reid's Memoirs
Volume X 1. U. S. Notes, a manuscript journal kept by Smith during his first visit to the United States and Canada, August 13th to December 25th of 1864 2. Smith's "U. S. Notes," transcribed and indexed by Arnold Haultain, and published in his book, Goldwin Smith, His Life and Opinions, T. Werner Laurie, Ltd., Clifford's Inn, London, E. C., 1913 3. Manuscript of a speech made by Goldwin Smith at the opening of Sage College at Cornell on May 15, 1873, and a letter dated November 13, 1890, conveying the Smith letter to Andrew D. White 4. An autograph letter from Smith to J. G. Schurman dated November 2, 1903, and an autograph manuscript of Smith's address at the laying of the cornerstone of Goldwin Smith Hall on October 19, 1904.
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First on this reel is the bibliography of the writings of Goldwin Smith begun by his secretary and continued by Waterman Thomas Hewett. This copy is a bound typescript with extensive additions and emendations in Hewett's hand. Though this copy is less readable than the carbon copy, it has been filmed because of the large amount of additional information it contains. Following the bibliography is a subject index to Smith's contributions to the Weekly Sun from 1905 to 1909. The second segment of the reel contains a scrapbook of Bystander columns from the Week, from December of 1883 to January 15, 1885. The scrapbook is preceded by a subject index. The third segment begins with a subject index to the Bystander columns in the Weekly Sun from August 5, 1896 through December 28, 1904. *This is followed by three scrapbooks of columns from a corresponding period. These collections are very nearly complete, and the periods covered by each are as follows: 1. August 5, 1896 -December 27, 1899 2. January 3, 1900 -December 31, 1902 3. January 7, 1903 -February 8, 1905
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