Sarah Bixby Smith
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Japanese Drawing Set, ca. 1930
Donated by Elizabeth “Betty” Smith
Set of four Japanese drawings in colored ink on rice paper, in box with glass lid. Each piece is hand-painted and features a blue patterned border. This was likely a souvenir of Sarah Bixby Smith’s trip to Japan when she traveled as a delegate for the Institute for Pacific Relations.
Donated by Paul Jordan-Smith
Green Morocco binding with gold trim. Published in CedarRapids, Iowa by The Torch Press, 1925. Adobe Days is Sarah Bixby Smith’s most well-known book. This copy is thoughtfully inscribed: “For Paul Jordan Smith–my husband, friend, and sharer of joy in books and beautiful things–Sarah Bixby Smith, Claremont Cal., Dec 9., 1925.”