March 20th, 1955 -- Scholar Harriet Smither dies

On this day in 1955, Harriet Wingfield Smither died. She had been the archivist of the Texas State Library for twenty-eight years. Her scholarly editions included the Papers of Mirabeau Lamar, the Journals of the Fourth Congress, the Journals of the Sixth Congress, and the Diary of Adolphus Sterne. She retired in 1953 and was recognized by a resolution by the Texas State Library and the Texas Historical Commission.

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