Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of KENNETH MANLEY SMITH, CBE, FRS (1892 - 1981) Virologist
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|Title:||Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of KENNETH MANLEY SMITH, CBE, FRS (1892 - 1981) Virologist|
Smith lived to a great age, and was prolific in writing and research to the end of a life devoted to his chosen field of plant and insect viruses.
The surviving material offers only a partial picture of his career. Little personal or biographical material remains, though it is not generally known that in 1947 he was offered the post of Head of the Mycology Division at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (see CSAC 91.2.83/A.3). Smith's own research is quite well documented in Section B, and his research reports, plans and annual schemes of work at different dates are of interest (see CSAC 91.2.83/B.5, CSAC 91.2.83/B.8, CSAC 91.2.83/B.23, CSAC 91.2.83/B.28). He is known to have organised many exhibitions, but the only record of these are the correspondence at CSAC 91.2.83/E.3, CSAC 91.2.83/E.4, and some sample captions at CSAC 91.2.83/B.29.
Smith wrote many books, several of which became standard textbooks regularly reprinted or updated for new editions. Samples (only) of this activity, including the continuing work of his seventies and eighties and also his own scrapbook of reviews, are at CSAC 91.2.83/C.1 - CSAC 91.2.83/C.13. The shorter articles and reviews at CSAC 91.2.83/C.14 - CSAC 91.2.83/C.72 are all additional to the technical papers listed in the Bibliography of the Memoir and give an idea of the extensive writing load Smith undertook for a more general readership.
Very few lectures, conference papers or broadcast scripts remain, and are preserved in Section D. The surviving correspondence in Section E is also disappointingly sparse.
Compiled by Jeannine Alton and Julia Latham-Jackson
The work of the Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre, and the production of this catalogue, are made possible by the support of the following societies and institutions:
The Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
The Biochemical Society
The British Pharmacological Society
The Charles Babbage Foundation for the History of Information Processing
The Institute of Physics
The Institution of Electrical Engineers
The Nuffield Foundation
The Physiological Society
The Royal Society of London
We are grateful to:
Mr. M.T. Smith and Dr. B. Kassanis for making the material available;
Dr. J.I. Cooper of the N.E.R.C. Institute of Virology, for help and information;
Mr. C.F. Rivers, for information."
SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL CSAC 91.2.83/A.1 - CSAC 91.2.83/A.14
SECTION B RESEARCH NOTES AND NOTEBOOKS CSAC 91.2.83/B.1 - CSAC 91.2.83/B.33
SECTION C PUBLICATIONS CSAC 91.2.83/C.1 - CSAC 91.2.83/C.72
CSAC 91.2.83/C.1 - CSAC 91.2.83/C.13 BOOKS
CSAC 91.2.83/C.14 - CSAC 91.2.83/C.72 ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
SECTION D LECTURES AND BROADCASTS CSAC 91.2.83/D.1 - CSAC 91.2.83/D.19
SECTION E CORRESPONDENCE CSAC 91.2.83/E.1 - CSAC 91.2.83/E.13
|Held by:||Oxford University: Institute of Virology, not available at The National Archives|
|Physical description:||151 files|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
The major part of the material was received from Mr. M.T. Smith (son) via the Natural Environment Research Council Institute of Virology, Oxford.
Items CSAC 91.2.83/A.8 - CSAC 91.2.83/A.14 were received from Dr. B. Kassanis, author of the Memoir of Smith for the Royal Society (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 28, 1982), a copy of which is included at CSAC 91.2.83/A.1.
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