Smith, Alexander Howland, 1859-
||MSS 0099, F0945
||Materials entirely in
||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.
||Purchase, May 2013.
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