George Adam Smith Collection at Webster University Library

The Archives Storage Room on the Lower Level of the Library was made possible through the generosity of Patricia and Charles S. Drew, Jr. in memory of his grandfather, the Very Rev. Sir George Adam Smith, D.D., Chaplain to the Kings. The room was dedicated by the Drew family on Oct. 4, 2004. This area includes the Webster University Archives, the George Adam Smith Collection, part of the Henrietta Maizner Hochschild Collection, and other special collections. For more information, contact the Reference Department at 314‑968‑6950 or toll free: 1‑800‑985‑4279.

George Adam Smith was professor of Old Testament language, literature, and theology in the United Free Church College of Glasgow from 1892 to 1909. He then served as principal and vice chancellor of the University of Aberdeen until 1935. He frequently traveled and lectured in the United States.

Smith was knighted in 1916 and in 1933 was appointed Chaplain in Scotland to King George V and subsequently George VI. Smith is especially noted for his Historical Georgraphy of the Holy Land.

The collection includes books, tracts, pamphlets, proofs and other writings authored by or written about Sir George Adam Smith. A complete list of the collection is available.

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