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Timothy S. Smith collection

 Collection — Folder: S2465
Identifier: S2465

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two mimographed copies of a typewritten transcription of Missionary Abominations Unmasked, or, A View of Carey Mission, Containing an Unmasking of the Missionary Abominations, Practised Among the Indians of the St. Joseph Country, at the Celebrated Missionary Establishment, Known as Carey Mission, Under the Superintendence of the Rev. Isaac McCoy by Timothy S. Smith. Copyright secured by Smith in 1833 while he was living in Royalton, Michigan Territory, the original pamphlet was printed at the Beacon Office in South Bend, Indiana. The collection was purchased from Helen H. Windle in 1944 and the transcription is presumed to have been printed by the Windle Printing Company of South Bend.


  • 1833


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Timothy Seymour Smith was born June 11, 1784 in Farmington, Connecticut to David and Lydia (Orvis) Smith. He married Susan C. Crippen in 1817 and they had several children. In 1826, he moved to the area that would become South Bend, Indiana. He later moved to Michigan and was one of the first settlers of Berrien County. He was involved in the Indian trade and later kept a public house at Royalton. In 1853, he moved to California and died at Alvarado on November 27, 1859.

Sources: "Timothy Seymour Smith." U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Accessed October 11, 2022.

"Death of Old Major Smith." St. Joseph Traveler (MI), January 4, 1860. "MAJ Timothy Seymour 'T.S.' Smith. Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed October 11, 2022.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as purchases from Helen H. Windle on 1944/10/19 and 1944/11/13.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/10/11 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/10/11 by Laura Eliason.
Timothy S. Smith collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.