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. Rixie Smith was his assistant for many years.
Includes poems and other writings.
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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. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .