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Correspondence and papers of George Smith (1824-1901), publisher, and founder of the Dictionary of National Biography, and his successors as heads of the firm of Smith, Elder and Company.

Identifier: MSS.23171-23192

Scope and Contents

The papers relate chiefly to the publication of articles in the 'Cornhill Magazine' (which George Smith founded), and of books published by the firm.


  • Creation: 1846-1924, undated.

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22 Volumes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1976, 1978, by Mrs Elizabeth M Gordon, Biddesden Park, Brackley, Northamptonshire.

Separated Materials

For three formal documents, see Ch.17351-17353.

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