Francis Hopkinson Smith letters to George H. Yenowine, 1895-1896 | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ID: 01/02/02/POST-1650 MS 0012
Extent: 52.0 Items
Scope and Contents: This collection (52 items) consists of correspondence addressed to George H. Yenowine of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, including 45 letters, 3 telegrams, and 4 envelopes dated January 25, 1895-December 30, 1896. Yenowine's primary correspondent, Francis Hopkinson Smith, wrote frequently about his speaking engagements throughout the Upper Midwest and the South, often asking Yenowine to print circulars or arrange lectures. He discussed scheduling changes, speaking fees, his low opinion of other agents, and, on one occasion, subjects for a possible three-night lecture series. Smith also enclosed brief newspaper clippings in a few of his letters. Additional letters from agents and prospective hosts also relate to Smith's public appearances.