|Creator:||Smith, Elizabeth Scott Williams, 1708-1776.|
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Elizabeth Scott Williams Smith (1708-1776) was the daughter of Thomas Scott (1680-1746), independent minister at Norwich, England. A poet and hymnist, she married American Congregational minister Elisha Williams (1694-1755) in Norwich in 1751 and moved with him to Wethersfield, Connecticut. In 1761 she married a prominent New York jurist, William Smith (1697-1769) and lived with him in New York City. After his death she returned to Wethersfield to reside at the home of Ezekiel Williams (1729-1818), the nephew of her first husband, until her death on June 13, 1776.
Spine title: Hymns & : Poems By : Eliz Scott.
The volume descended in the family of Elizabeth Scott Williams Smith's brother-in-law Solomon Williams (1701-1776). Inscribed inside front cover: "Anna Williams, / Given me by Grandm[other] / Elisabeth Smith," "Thos. S. Williams / from his brother / S. P. Williams / July 1826," and "Isaac Parsons."
One bound autograph manuscript with texts of hymns and poems by Elizabeth Scott Williams Smith. The verses are preceded by an autograph letter of dedication to Smith's father Thomas Scott; the letter is signed and dated 1740. Following the verses is a manuscript index of first lines in an unidentified twentieth-century hand, four typed pages of poems by Smith transcribed in 1920 from another manuscript, and a single folded leaf, tipped in, which has a manuscript poem titled "The Complaint," signed by Thomas Scott.
1 v. (155 p.) ; 20 cm
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