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Correspondence and papers, including sermons, lectures, diaries and photographs, of Sir George Adam Smith, Lilian Adam Smith and their family.

Identifier: Acc.9446/1-422

Scope and Contents

The George Adam Smith Archive, comprising correspondence and papers, 1859-1949, of the Very Rev Sir George Adam Smith (1856-1942), theologian, Moderator of the United Free Church General Assembly, 1916, and Principal of Aberdeen University, 1910-35; of his wife Lilian, née Buchanan (1866-1949) and her family; and of their family, particularly George Buchanan Smith (d.1915) and Robert Dunlop Smith (d.1917).


  • Creation: 1847-1982.

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422 Consultation units

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1987, by the family of the late Lord Balerno of Currie, through the good offices of Janet Adam Smith.

Related Materials

Acc.10586. Bachelor of Divinity dissertation of the Reverend David Macleod, "Prophet with Honour: the Life and Times of Sir George Adam Smith", University of Edinburgh.

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Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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