The collection comprises of correspondence by Smith.
Reginald Smith collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Reginald Smith
- Dates of Creation1905-1916
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (14 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Reginald John Smith was born on 30 May 1857 at Brighton. He was educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge. After graduating with a classics and law degree, he served as a barrister from 1888 until 1894 when he was appointed Queen's Counsel. In 1893 he married Isabel Marion Smith, youngest daughter of George Murray Smith, whose publishing firm of Smith, Elder & Co. he joined in 1894. In 1898, he was appointed editor of the Cornhill Magazine and a year later assumed sole control of Smith, Elder & Co. Between 1904 and 1904 and again in 1916, he served as president of the Publishers' Association. He died on 26 December 1916 in London.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034 and Dictionary of National Biography, 1912-1921, Oxford University Press, London (1927) and Who was who, 1916-1928, Adam & Charles Black, London (1947)
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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