Arthur Saxon Dennett Smith: Journals

Scope and Content

Arthur Smith's papers comprise a diary, 1902-3, made at Jesus College, Cambridge; MS record of races run, 1906-08; typescript record of athletics achievements, 1896-1908; biographical memoir; and an obituary by Ashley Rowe. Smith's brother's papers consist of typescripts: Lists of journeys, 1910-32; Journal in Argentina, 1914; Journal in the Falkland Islands, 1915 (incomplete); Journal in Uruguay, 1916; and a Sea voyage back to England, via Madeira, Canaries, undated. The papers also contain undated typescripts of 'A day on Dartmoor' and a 'Diary of a trip to the exhibitions in Paris: Basle: Dusseldorf and The Hague'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Saxon Dennett Smith (1883-1950), philologist and athlete, and bard of the Gorsedd of Wales and of Cornwall (under the name 'Caradar'). There are travel journals in the collection that seem to have belonged to his brother, who was an officer of the Western Telegraph Company, but whose name is not recorded.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1993.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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