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Collection Level Description: Papers of Rennie Smith

Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 467-9, d. 286-302, e. 230-9, f. 14-20
Title: Papers of Rennie Smith
Dates of Creation: 1908-66
Extent: 37 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Rennie Smith (1888-1962) was a lecturer and journalist. He was Labour MP for Penistone 1924-31, secretary of the Friends of Europe organization from 1933, and civilian officer in Germany 1946-9. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Scope and Content

Rennie Smith's papers consist of correspondence relating to Friends of Europe, articles and notes, photographs of inter-war personalities, diaries, sermons and lectures, poems, typescript copies of Smith's manuscripts, and press cuttings.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given ot the Library by Smith's daughter in 1968.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Access Points


Diaries | 20th century

Smith | Rennie | 1888-1962 | Lecturer and Journalist

Friends of Europe

Great Britain | Politics and government | 20th century

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