Title and statement of responsibility area
Colin Smythe Limited, Publishers fonds
General material designation
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
Physical description area
49.8 m of textual records, graphic material, and sound recordings
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Colin Smythe, the founder of Colin Smythe Limited Publishers, was born in Berkshire, England. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He returned to England and in 1966 established Colin Smythe Limited, in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. The firm specializes in Anglo-Irish literature. In 1987 he was presented with an award from the Association of Anglo-Irish Literature in Dublin.
Scope and content
The fonds contains: books; correspondence; miscellaneous including clippings, desk ornaments and signs, art work, photographs, and music sheets; financial records; publishing files, business and financial material; and other material. More detailed description of content in 'System of Arrangement' below.
Immediate source of acquisition
The first accrual was acquired in September 1976; second accrual in March 1980; third accrual in 1981; fourth accrual in 1982; fifth accrual in March 1986; sixth accrual in December 1987; seventh accrual in April 1994, although its accrual number is 31-1995, all from Colin Smythe.
There have been seven accruals. The first accrual is arranged into the following series: books; correspondence; miscellaneous including clippings, desk ornaments and signs, art work, photographs, and music sheets; financial records. The second accrual is arranged into the following series: publishing files, art work, business and financial. The third accrual is arranged into the following series: publishing files, rejected authors, business and financial. The fourth accrual is arranged into the following series: publishing files, business correspondence, financial correspondence. The fifth accrual is arranged into the following series: editorial, business and financial. The sixth and seventh accruals have not yet been sorted, arranged, or described, but they have been measured. The fonds is supplemented by a book collection which has not yet been catalogued.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Access restrictions: Access to this archive is restricted until the death of Colin Smythe, except with his permission.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Further accruals are expected.
Standard number area
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
Genre access points
Description record identifier