Smith, Edith H.
Manuscript Collection: MS 0587
Agency History/Biographical note:
Edith Huntington Reed was born on May 21, 1878 in Westfield,
Massachusetts. Her sister Susan Reed Stifler graduated from Mount
Holyoke College in 1907. Edith graduated from Mount Holyoke in 1901,
and in 1902 became the Principal's Assistant at Glenbrook School in
Connecticut. In 1905 she moved to New Jersey and taught at the
Central Grammar School. In July of 1910, she married Justin Burritt
Smith, a graduate of Amherst College. He died in 1912. She taught
at a variety of schools, and in 1915 became a missionary in India
where she worked until her death in 1924.
Scope and Content:
The Edith Huntington Smith Papers include correspondence, 1912-1924;
diaries, 1913-1924; writings, 1914-1923; and photographs, 1904-1924.
The correspondence primarily discuss Smith's travels abroad, and
document her daily activities. The writings include many articles
written by Smith. The photographs include pictures of family
members, as well as ones taken in India and Japan.
Cite as: Edith H. Smith Papers, Mount Holyoke College,
Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley,
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted