Biography and History

Richard Penn Smith (1799-1854) was an American playwright, storywriter, and lawyer.

Source: From the finding aid for TC046

  • Richard Penn Smith Collection. 1828-1844 (inclusive).

    Call Number: TC046

    Richard Penn Smith (1799-1854) was a lawyer, editor, playwright, short story writer, and novelist of Philadelphia. His collection consists of a bound volume containing two of his plays ( My Uncle's Wedding and The Sentinels), miscellaneous manuscripts, a letter in verse to his mother, a diary, documents, engraved portraits, clippings, and miscellaneous papers of the Smith family.