Series II consists of writings from 1963 and 1991 which include Smith's handwritten manuscript and the published version of "The Provincetown I Remember". This memoir recalls the beginnings of the Provincetown artists' colony, c. 1908-1914. His family edited and published his recollections posthumously in conjunction with exhibitions of Smith's Provincetown paintings in New York and in Provincetown.
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Houghton Cranford Smith papers, 1890-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for a portion of the processing was provided by the Laura Cranford Smith Art Trust.