Correspondence of Robert ('Jock') Liddell and Robert Smith

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence of Robert ('Jock') Liddell and Robert Smith:

  • letters from Robert Liddell to Robert Smith, 1951-92
  • letters from Smith to Liddell, 1991-2
  • Robert Smith's notes on Liddell and their correspondence
  • a letter from Guido Granai to Robert Smith, 1992
  • miscellaneous papers, n.d., including cyclostyled copy of a poem, 'Cultural Relations', and notes by Robert Smith on a second manuscript version of Liddell's A mind at ease: Barbara Pym and her novels (London, 1989).

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Sidney Smith (b 1919) and Robert Liddell (b 1908), author, were friends.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library by Robert Smith in 1995.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.