Letters from James Parker Smith to J R Anderson, etc 1927-c1930
Papers of James Parker-Smith, 1854-1929, warden, Winchester College, 1915-1920
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James Parker-Smith (1854-1929 ) of Jordonhill, Glasgow, Scotland, was born in London. He was educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he gained his Master of Arts degree and later became a Fellow. He was the Director of the Union Bank of Scotland and was made the Warden of Winchester College, a post he occupied from 1915-1920 . Parker-Smith held the position of Parliamentary Private Secretary to Joseph Austen Chamberlain (1900-1903 ), and was the MP for the Partick Division of Lanarkshire (1890-1906 ). His published works include: The causes of the Union with Ireland (1887) and Preferential voting: the transfer of superfluous votes (1884).
Sources: Who Was Who, Vol. III, 1929-1940ed. 1958.
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Compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 20 August 2004. Fonds level description compiled by Danielle West, Archive volunteer, June 2004.
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