Ansell Smith papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of three items:
Orders from the United States War Department that allow accredited commissioners to obtain votes for state officers from soldiers in the regiments of Minnesota Volunteers, this document includes two hand written notations each with the word "yes" and the writer's initials or signature.
The envelope that contained these orders, addressed to Hon. Ansell Smith with the notation (General Orders to pass the lines).
Certificate appointing Ansell Smith as Register of the Land Office at Duluth, Minnesota, signed by President Ulysses S. Grant.
- Majority of material found in 1864, 1869
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Ansell Smith held the position of Register in the United States Land Office at Duluth from 1869 until 1877. He was a representative to the Minnesota State Legislature for the Chisago County District during the years 1863-64 and 1866. He was the Father-in-law of Mrs. Captain Ed Smith, who was the sister of Mrs. Frank Morris Thomas.
3.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection consists of three items: Orders from the United States War Department that allow accredited commissioners to obtain votes for state officers from soldiers in the regiments of Minnesota Volunteers; the envelope that contained these orders; and a certificate appointing Ansell Smith as Register of the Land Office at Duluth, Minnesota, signed by President Ulysses S. Grant.
This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-8526.
This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
- Guide to the Ansell Smith papers
- Finding Aid Authors: M. David.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Collecting Area Details
Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001