Collection number: UA 7/4/2
Size: 1 box (0.33 cu.ft.)
About Gov. Frederick Smyth and the Smyth Prize
Gov. Frederick Smyth was a Trustee and the Treasurer for the Board of Trustees of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts from 1866 to 1897. Smyth started and funded a competition known as the Smyth Prize for writing, reading and elocution for students of the agricultural college. The competitions were held from 1881 until 1904. After Smyth's death in 1899 the prize money came from provisions in his will and then was funded by his wife Marion C. Smyth. The prizes ranged from $25 to $10. The essay and elocution competitions were open to the senior and middle class while the reading competition was only open to first year students. The agricultural college was founded in 1866 in Hanover, NH. In 1893 it moved to Durham, NH and became the University of New Hampshire in 1923.
About the Smyth Prize Essays
This series contains essays that were written for the Smyth Prize in writing. They were submitted anonymously with the result that the authors and year of many of the essays are not identified. Identification came when the essay won a prize. The essays are arranged by year and then by prize. The essays which were not identified either by year or by author are at the end of the series in alphabetical order by title.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[Identification of item], Smyth Prize Essays, 1881-1897, UA 7/4/2, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
These records were transferred to the University Library for storage prior to the establishment of the University Archives in 1992.
See also collection UA 7/4/3 for the programs of the New Hampshire College Interscholastic Prize Speaking.
|Box 1, Folder 1||1883-1904||Smyth Prize Speaking programs|
|Box 1, Folder 2||1881||2nd Prize - Barnard, Henry Lyman Class of 1881 - Machinery an Index of Civilization|
|Box 1, Folder 3||1882||1st Prize - Dewey, Edwin P. Class of 1882 - Present Relation of Free Trade to American Manufactures|
|Box 1, Folder 4||1882||2nd Prize - Boutwell, Harvey L. Class of 1882 - The Present Relation of Free Trade to American Manufactures|
|Box 1, Folder 5||1883||1st Prize - Woodward, Charles M. Class of 1883 - The Agricultural Problems of New England|
|Box 1, Folder 6||1883||2nd Prize - Kelley, Elmer D. Class of 1883 - The Mechanical Application of Electricity|
|Box 1, Folder 7||1884||1st Prize - Kimball, Herbert H. Class of 1884 - Electricity as a Motive Power|
|Box 1, Folder 8||1884||2nd Prize - Comings, Ernest S. Class of 1884 - The Relation of Protective Tariff to Agriculture|
|Box 1, Folder 9||1885||The Future of American Agriculture|
|Box 1, Folder 10||1886||1st Prize - Hardy, Arthur W. Class of 1887 - The Influence of Mechanical Inventions on Agriculture and Agricultural Labors|
|Box 1, Folder 11||1887||1st Prize - Savage, Hiram N. Class of 1887 - Technical Instruction in the Common Schools|
|Box 1, Folder 12||1887||2nd Prize - Sanborn, George A. Class of 1887 - Progress in the Iron Manufacture|
|Box 1, Folder 13||1888||1st Prize - Smith, John W. Class of 1888 - The Work of the Mechanical Engineer|
|Box 1, Folder 14||1888||The Relation of the Department of Agriculture or Agriculture|
|Box 1, Folder 15||1889||2nd Prize - Gillis, Linwood C. - The Relation of the Department of Agriculture to the Agricultural Interests of the Country|
|Box 1, Folder 16||1890||1st Prize - Stone, Edward P. Class of 1891 - The Work of Sawes and Gilbert|
|Box 1, Folder 17||1890||2nd Prize - Preston, Joseph F. Class of 1890 - Work of Sir Joseph Withworth|
|Box 1, Folder 18||1890||Slack, Clarence I. Class of 1890 - Works of Sir Joseph Whitworth|
|Box 1, Folder 19||1891||2nd Prize - Cole, Ernest G. Class of 1891 - The Work of Liebig|
|Box 1, Folder 20||1897||Moore, Herbert Fisher Class of 1898 - Local Telephone Systems|
|Box 1, Folder 21||Moore, Herbert Fisher Class of 1898 - Local Telephone Systems|
|Box 1, Folder 22||The Development of Mechanical Engineering|
|Box 1, Folder 23||The Development of Mechanical Engineering|
|Box 1, Folder 24||Emigration|
|Box 1, Folder 25||The Future of American Agriculture|
|Box 1, Folder 26||Money and Banking|
|Box 1, Folder 27||Political Economy Essay, Subject : Trade Unions and Strikes|
|Box 1, Folder 28||The Relations of the Department of Agriculture to Agriculture|
|Box 1, Folder 29||Work of the Mechanic Engineers|