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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 E/LS
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: SMITH FAMILY
Date(s): 1855-1882
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres (15 files).
Name of creator(s): Smith | family | of London


Administrative/Biographical history:

This small group of documents shows some of the provision made by Benjamin Smith, who died in 1861, for his daughters Barbara (1827-1891) and Anne Leigh Smith; Barbara married Dr Eugene Bodichon in 1857. She was a tireless worker in improving the position of women, especially in education. Among her friends were Emily Davies and Elizabeth Garrett.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection comprises records of Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon and Anne Leigh Smith, including marriage settlement, insurance documents, and papers relating to property in Marylebone.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

E/LS/001 to E/LS/015.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gifted to the Archive in September 1968.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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