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Label
1915-1983
Inclusive dates
1915-1983
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1915-1983, of Richard Hewlett Smith (1859-1945) of Richmond, Virginia, consisting of letters from Smith, 1917 and 1945, to his daughter Ellen Harvie Smith; letters to Smith from J. Ross Hanahan on Smith's 50th anniversary as a banker and from Mrs. Marion Yingling Frost concerning a donation to Family Services of Richmond; letters of condolences, 1945-1946, to Smith's family upon his death and resolutions from the Church of the Good Shepherd and from the directors of the State-Planters Bank and Trust Company; notes on investing; reminiscences on the Planters National Bank; a poem; genealogical notes on the Smith, Barton, Marshall, and Strother families; photographs of Smith; bank notes from Planters National Bank; photograph of the interior of a church, probably the Church of the Good Shepherd; pamphlet, RECOLLECTIONS OF BANKS AND BANKERS SINCE 1865, by Smith; excerpt on banks and bankers from THE CITY ON THE JAMES; and newspaper clippings on Smith's banking career, including presidency of Planters National Bank and its successor State-Planters Bank and Trust Company, the Family Service Society, and two obituaries of Smith
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Biographical or historical data
Richard Hewlett Smith was born 27 July 1859 in Richmond, Virginia. He attended the Strother-Norwood University School in Richmond. In 1885 he began working at the Planters National Bank as a discount clerk. He became cashier in 1892, vice-president in 1911, and president in 1915. In 1920, he was elected chairman of the board, and when Planters consolidated with the State and City Bank in 1926 to become State-Planters Bank and Trust Company, Smith was elected chairman of the executive committee. Smith was active in charities, including the Richmond Family Service Society of which he served as president. Smith married Mary Douthat Barton (1860-1929) 18 October 1882, and they had four children. Smith died in Richmond 15 December 1945, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery.
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Vi
Form designation
Papers
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
  • 69
  • 33
Immediate source of acquisition
Higgins, Mary Douthat
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001535751
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
  • leaves and/or
  • p.

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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