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    Creator:Smith, Alexander Howland, 1859-
    Title:Alexander Howland Smith papers regarding his forgery of Robert Burns's The jolly beggars
    Date(s):1888-1892
    Call No:MSS 0099, F0945
    Abstract:Alexander Howland Smith, also known as "Antique Smith," was a Scottish law clerk known for the literary forgeries he produced circa 1888 to 1892. Many of Smith's dealings involved Edinburgh[...] bookseller, James Stillie, who may have been complicit in passing the forgeries. The collection comprises Smith's sixteen-page forgery of Robert Burns's cantata The Jolly Beggars, along with documentation attempting to verify its authenticity.
    Subjects:Literary forgeries and mystifications--History--19th century | Forgers (criminals)