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Smith, Sydney, 1911-1988 (zoologist)



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.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Darwin Correspondence Project Archive

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10447
Scope and Contents

The archive is divided into two sections, covering the Bennington, Vermont, office and the Cambridge, UK, office. There may therefore be some duplication. Most aspects of the DCP's activities are covered, including appeals for funding, the search for letters, editorial policy, early computerisation, reports, publicity, outreach, and correspondence.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1960-2022
Conditions Governing Access: Researchers wishing to consult this collection will be required to complete a data release form. Additionally, some material is closed following the Archive's confidentiality guidelines for sensitive data (in compliance with the Data Protection Act (2018)). Some material is closed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, 2000: Section 41 information given in confidence. Please see individual catalogue entries for details.

Sydney Smith: Papers on Charles Darwin

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8895
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1956-1988 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

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