Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Frances Killen Smith Diary

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Smith,Frances Killen
Title: Frances Killen Smith Diary
Dates: 1857-1860
Abstract: Frances Killen Smith wrote of her daily experiences of living on a farm in what is now north Dallas.
Accession No.: MA07-11
Quantity: 1 Box
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

Frances Killen Smith was born on July 14, 1838 to parents Reverend J.A. and Ann Smith. She married John M. Laws September 9, 1858 and died June 26, 1876.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one diary, one typescript of the diary, and one CD with ten photos.


Restrictions on Access

Use of the typescript copy of Smith's diary is preferred, unless under extraordinary circumstances.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Frances Killen Smith
Family Names:
Dallas (Tex.)
Frances Killen Smith Diary

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA07-11 Frances Killen Smith Diary Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Brian Collins.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 1 Familt Information (genealogy)

Box Folder
1 2 Photos (20 images)

Box Folder
1 3 CD of photos (scanned front and back).

Box Folder
1 4 Typescript of Diary

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1 5 Diary