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Hymns and poems.

Hymns and poems.

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Creator: Smith, Elizabeth Scott Williams, 1708-1776.
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Date: [18th century]
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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."
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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.
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1 v. (155 p.) ; 20 cm
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Object ID: 16169207
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