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[1872]

From: Lucas F. Smith diaries and notebooks

[1872]

From: Lucas F. Smith diaries and notebooks

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Other Creator: Smith, Lucas F
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Date: 1872
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Lucas F. Smith was born ca. 1840 in Wells County, Indiana. He apprenticed as a printer in 1859, and was a member of Company G of the 101st Indiana Volunteer Infantry between 1863 and 1865. After graduating from the University of Michigan Law Department in 1868, he travelled West to Missouri, Kansas, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. In 1870 he was appointed district attorney for the 11th Judicial District at Bonham, Texas. Between 1873 and 1880, the date of the last diary, Smith practiced law with Thomas J. Brown and I. W. Throckmorton in Sherman, Texas, lived in St. Louis, Missouri, where he received his license to practice law; travelled to Indiana, Nebraska, Kansas, St. Louis, Colorado, New Mexico, New York State, Boston, and Rhode Island; and practiced law in Dallas, Texas.
Purchased from William P. Wreden on the William Robertson Coe Fund.
Abstract:
Nine pocket diaries from the years 1867, 1868, 1871-1872, 1874-1875, 1877-1878, and 1880, containing brief holograph entries documenting Smith's activities as a law student at the University of Michigan; his early involvement in organizing clubs for young Democratics; his travels in the West, to the Northeast, and to his family home in Indiana, by steamer, stagecoach, and train; his work as a district and a criminal attorney in Texas; and his social and religious activities. Individuals mentioned in Smith's diaries include friends J. A. Cheneworth, John R. Higdon and Joseph W. Waddell, and his brothers Joseph and Zachary of Bonham, Texas; Thomas J. Brown and J. W. Throckmorton, Smith's friends and law partners in Sherman, Texas; and James Preston, whom Smith defended in his Dallas, Texas murder trial.
The daily entries in the diaries are followed by names and addresses of acquaintances, personal financial accounts, and miscellaneous notes.
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