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Rixey Smith Papers

Identifier: SC 01068

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An original typed autobiography of Rixey Smith, entitled "Blue Blood and Red Clay, Memories of a Virginia Childhood."  Includes stories about his childhood in Rixeyville, Virginia (Culpeper County).  Mentions Rosedale, the Rixey family home, family members and many local families. Divided into chapters.

Includes a few stories about Carter Glass, a U.S. Congressman and Senator from Virginia. Rixey Smith was his assistant for many years.

Includes poems and other writings.


  • Creation: circa 1940

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Biographical Information:

Rixey Smith was assistant to Carter Glass, a U. S. Congressman and later, a Senator, from Virginia.

Rixey Smith and Norman Beasley were the co-authors of Carter Glass: A Biography. New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1939.


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Guide to the Rixey Smith Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Anne Johnson.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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