Tag Archives: Elinor Handy Smith (Roger W. Smith’s mother)

a note from my mother

    Mom’s note to Roger, 1964 Wed. – Dear Rog – Sorry we let you get off without even discussing clothes with you. Had such a good weekend with you — Rog – I enclose check for $10. – … Continue reading

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Board of Selectmen to Elinor H. Smith, November 5, 1969

  My mother, Elinor Handy Smith, had requested permission to hold an antiwar rally in Canton, Massachusetts. Below is the Board of Selectmen’s response.    

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Elinor Handy, Radcliffe College paper on Renaissance tombs

Elinor Handy, Radcliffe College paper on Renaissance tombs

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Rev. John H. Nichols, memorial tribute to Elinor Handy Smith

Rev. John H. Nichols, memorial tribute to Elinor Handy Smith, March 15, 1973

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my Mayflower ancestry

  On my mother’s side, I am a direct descendant of three Mayflower passengers — namely, William Brewster (ca. 1566-1644), Francis Cooke (ca. 1583-1663), and Richard Warren (ca. 1578-1628) — and, probably also of Mayflower passenger Stephen Hopkins (ca. 1579-1644). … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “My Early Reading”

      A full downloadable Word document is below.       My mother always loved to read and had great taste in literature. She told me that she read avidly as a child. She was a voracious reader. … Continue reading

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Elinor Handy Smith’s recipe for ginger snaps

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