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CA PANB MC284
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- Smith, Henry
0.5 cm of textual records
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Businessman Henry Smith was born 23 April 1775 at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and came to what is now New Brunswick in 1783 as a Loyalist refugee. He settled first in Fredericton, and then in the parish of Saint Marys, York County, located across the St. John River from Fredericton. He married Hannah Miller, the daughter of Hannah Dyer and Stephen Miller, and they had at least one child, Lucy Ann Elizabeth (1804-1841), who married Daniel Ludlow Robinson in 1824.
By 1797 Henry Smith had established himself as a dealer in lumber and potash. Smith returned to the United States and worked in New York City for several years. Following his return to Fredericton, he went into business with Edward Winslow Miller. Smith suffered financial difficulties in the 1830s, and died nearly penniless in 1838.
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This fonds consists of personal and business correspondence of Henry Smith, dating from 1798 to 1804. There are letters from several correspondents, including Stephen Miller Sr., Stephen Miller Jr., Edward Howard, Hannah Smith, W. W. Hailes, Garret Clopper, and Mrs. H. Rogers.
The fonds also includes a single letter to Henry Smith's wife, Hannah Smith, from her mother Hannah Miller and an account with John M. Wilmot (1819).
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This fonds was transferred internally from the records of the Executive Council in 1982.
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