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William Robertson Smith: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7476

Scope and Contents

Comprises: lectures on various subjects including Old Testament poetry, Old Testament liturgy and general Biblical subjects; notebooks on the Old Testament and other Biblical subjects, and Arabic and Semitic language notes; sermons arranged in canonical order; papers relating to William Robertson Smith's libel trial for alleged heresies and errors; memoranda, including early family correspondence and accounts of family members; assorted newscuttings, rough notes and a small number of photographs. Smith's own correspondence is listed at MS Add.7449.


  • Creation: 1860-1894 (Circa)


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3 archive box(es) (3 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by the Master and Fellows of Christ's College, 1954

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See also: Add. 7449 William Robertson Smith: Papers

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