Fonds BCHS1090 - Alice Maude Smith

Dr. Alice M. Smith Louis A. Shultz Jr. Garden of Dr. Alice Smith Man and Woman [? Shultz] Justin Smith, Sutton Mildred Smith Grace Smith Mildred Smith Eugenia P. Smith Alice M. Smith Mary "Polly" (née Barber) Scoville Smith Family portrait Dr. Alice Smith Alice M. Smith and her mother Judith Scoville Judith Scoville and Abram Nelson Smith Alice M. Smith and Ellen Parsons (?) Sherman Alice Maude Smith M.D. Alice M. Smith's garden in Tacoma Alice M. Smith's front alley of house in Tacoma Alice M. Smith's front of house in Tacoma

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Alice Maude Smith

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Dr. Alice M. Smith

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More than 10 textual records. - 3 photo albums. - 76 photographs. - More than 10 printed documents.

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Alice Maude Smith is the third child of Abram Nelson Smith and Judith Scovill, and grand-daughter of Polly Barber Scovill of Abercorn. After moving to the United States, she studied to become a nurse and finally graduated in medicine from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, in 1896. She became a renowned doctor, after moving to Tacoma, Washington, but also a writer of poems, essays and playwright. In 1906, she wrote a play with Charlotte Thompson, entitled "The Strenght of the Weak", inaugurated at the Liberty Theatre in New York. Ten years later, the screenplay became a famous film starring Mary Fuller. She never married and died of a short illness in 1938.

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The fonds contains primary and secondary source documents relating to Alice Maude Smith, born in Abercorn. The primary source documents are mostly family and professional photographs inserted in three photo albums.

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