St John's College W.3 (part)

Hugh Francis Russell-Smith, Humorous verses. English, 1910 and undated

Hugh Francis Russell-Smith, Fellow of St John’s College (1887-1916): letter in blank verse to E. A. Benians, Fellow and later Master of the College, thanking him for sending ‘cap and ribboned gown, proud emblem of BA’, 2 Dec. 1910. Written while a temporary schoolmaster at Rugby. Also ‘A Sonnet (prosy) written in the Chetwynd Lecture Room’, no date. The Sonnet disparages King’s College. Russell-Smith died of wounds sustained during the early stages of the Battle of the Somme.

Manuscript extra information

Various sizes. Two items. The papers were presented by Mrs Benians following her husband’s death in 1952.

Autograph. Not bound. Paper.