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Correspondence and papers of John Sandwith Boys Smith (1901-1991), theologian, Master of St John's 1959-1969

Letters from Boys Smith

Autograph letter signed to Mr Lockhart, 30 December 1926. 1p. 'I wonder if you could let me know what rooms I am to have next term. And also, in a general way, what furniture they contain, if any; especially in the way of accomodation [sic] for books.' (W.1)

Autograph note signed to T.R. Glover, 17 April 1940. 1p. (Glover Box 10)

Typescript letter signed to W.G. Constable, 9 August 1965, asking for opinion on H. O'N. Hencken who is under consideration for an Honorary Fellowship. 'Gwynne-Jones is painting my portrait ... we get on very well together and I find it interesting notwithstanding the enforced immobility.' 1p. (Constable Box)

Typescript letter signed to W.G. Constable, 1 June 1966, reporting on progress of the Cripps building. 'My portrait ... is now hanging in the Summer Exhibition at Burlington House. I believe it is a good painting, and Gwynne-Jones himself seems to regard it as one of his best portraits.' 1p. (Constable Box)

Autograph letter signed to Guy Lee, 24 February 1984. 3p. (W.1)

Autograph letter signed to Guy Lee, 18 June 1984. 2p. (W.1)

Autograph letter signed to Dr Richard Beadle, 23 October 1986. 3p. (W.1)

Autograph letter signed to Dr Peter Linehan, 6 Jan. 1972. 2p. (W.1)

Autograph letter signed to Dr Peter Linehan, 4 Dec. 1979. 4p. (W.1)

Autograph letter signed to Dr Peter Linehan, 3 March 1983. 3p. (W.1)

Letters to Boys Smith

Autograph letter signed from David Roberts, 23 March 1953, regarding nibs and ink. 1p. (W.1)

Autograph letter signed to Mrs Boys Smith from David Roberts, 29 June 1954. 1p. (W.1)

Autograph note signed on postcard from David Kindersley, 10 February 1953, requesting details for the M.P. Charlesworth inscription. 1p. (W.1)

Autograph letter signed from David Kindersley, undated, enclosing a photograph of the M.P. Charlesworth inscription. 1p. (W.1)

Autograph letter signed from David Kindersley, 20 June 1953, regarding various inscriptions. 2p. (W.1)

Boys Smith correspondence regarding the College Appeal Fund (Constable Box)

Typescript letter signed to W.G. Constable, 21 June 1958. 1p.
Typescript letter from W.G. Constable, 25 July 1958. 1p.
Typescript letter signed to W.G. Constable, 18 August 1958. 1p.
Typescript letter signed to W.G. Constable, 10 October 1958. 1p.
Typescript letter from W.G. Constable, 15 October 1958. 1p.
Typescript letter signed to W.G. Constable, 20 October 1958. 1p. With photocopies of letters from Price Waterhouse & Co. 13p.
Typescript letter from W.G. Constable, 4 November 1958. 1p.
Typescript letter signed to W.G. Constable, 12 November 1958. 1p.
Typescript letter from Hugh Hencken, 14 November 1958. 1p.
Typescript letter from Hugh Hencken, 21 November 1958. 2p.
Typescript letter signed to W.G. Constable, 4 June 1959. 1p.
Typescript letter signed to W.G. Constable, 16 June 1959. 3p.
Typescript letter from W.G. Constable, 29 June 1959. 3p.
Typescript letter signed to W.G. Constable, 10 July 1959. 1p.
Typescript letter from W.G. Constable, 11 May 1960. 1p.
Typescript letter signed to W.G. Constable, 18 May 1960. 1p.
Typescript letter signed to W.G. Constable, 4 July 1960. 2p.
Typescript letter signed to W.G. Constable, 24 February 1964. 1p.
Typescript letter signed to W.G. Constable, 30 January 1967. 1p.

Typescript works

'St. John's College Customs in the Chapel.' Typescript signed. 6p. With autograph letter of donation signed, 6 May 1977. (W.4)

'Recollections of life in St John's College 1919-1945.' Typescript 1979. 69p. With autograph letter of donation signed, 15 April 1979. (W.3)

'Fifteen years as Senior Bursar of Saint John's College 1944-1959.' Photocopy of typescript 1982. 242p. With typescript letter of donation signed, 1 April 1982. (W.3)

Boys Smith Box 1

'Religious Faith. A Discussion of Certain of its Characteristics.' Typescript copy of Title A Fellowship dissertation submitted in August 1927. 259p.

Various letters, manuscript and typescript, to and from Boys Smith, relating to College matters, social and architectural.

Boys Smith Box 2

'Belief.' Chapters I-IV in typescript, V-VII in manuscript.

Various printed and typescript items.

Boys Smith Box 3

Sermons (printed, photocopied, typescript). Given by Stephen Boys Smith, Nov. 2005.

Letters, notes, cuttings and printed items removed from books in the Boys Smith collection.

J.S. Boys Smith, Christian doctrine and the idea of evolution. The D Society Pamphlets III (Cambridge: Bowes and Bowes, 1930).

J.S. Boys Smith, The spirit of reverence. A sermon preached in the Chapel of Saint John's College, Cambridge, on Sunday 14 November 1937 (Cambridge: C.U.P., 1938).

J.S. Boys Smith, 'Christian Modernism and Barthianism.' The Guardian 30 July 1948, 370-371.

'University Sermon. The Hulsean Sermon. Sermon preached in Great St Mary's Church on Sunday, November 20, 1949, by the Hulsean Preacher, the Rev. J.S. Boys Smith, Fellow of St John's College.' The Cambridge Review 26 November 1949, 201-202.

J.S. Boys Smith, 'Behaviour of a hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus.' Journal of Zoology, London (1967) 153, 564-566.

Autograph letter signed to Boys Smith from Mr W. Brettingham, 20 April 1979, requesting information on Boys Smith's coat of arms. 1p.

Typescript letter from Boys Smith to Mr W. Brettingham, 1 May 1979, regarding his coat of arms. 1p.

Description and colour photograph of Boys Smith's coat of arms, granted by the College of Arms 1969.

'Our Cambridge Colleges. A sermon preached by the Revd. Dr. J.S. Boys Smith, Fellow, on June 11th, 1978', in St John's College Chapel. Typescript. 3p.

Photocopy of a manuscript draft of a sermon preached by Boys Smith in St John's College Chapel on Sunday 8 June 1969 (Text: 'If thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light'. Matthew VI, 22). 10p. With an autograph letter signed from Boys Smith to Guy Lee, 10 June 1969. 2p.

'St John's College Customs in the Chapel.' Photocopy of typescript dated 6 May 1977. 6p.

Order of service for memorial service for Boys Smith in St John's College Chapel, 25 April 1992. 6p.

Typescript obituary by F.H. Hinsley. 4p.

19 press/magazine cuttings relating to Boys Smith.

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