Sydney Smith: Papers on Charles Darwin

Scope and Content

Letters and papers relating to Smith's work on Charles Darwin and the establishment of the Darwin Letters Project: correspondence with Frederick Burkhardt, joint editor, and others; correspondence with Nora Barlow and Robin Darwin about Darwin Papers; and lectures, including the Sandars Lectures, 1967, and Wilkins Lecture, 1982.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sydney Smith (1911-88), zoologist and Darwin specialist, attended St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, 1929-32. He later became a Fellow, 1939-88, and University Lecturer in Zoology.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Transferred by the Darwin Letters Project, 1992.


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

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue. A description of the collection is also available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.