Finding Aid for the Duncan S. Smith Papers, 1868-1949

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Duncan S. Smith Papers, 1868-1949

Collection number: 1213

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division

Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, September 1978
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, October 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Duncan S. Smith Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1868-1949
Collection number: 1213
Creator: Smith, Duncan S., b. 1880
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Duncan Smith, 1978.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Duncan S. Smith Papers (Collection 1213). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2976930 

Scope and Content

Collection consists of 6 photograph albums, photographs, glass negatives, correspondence, financial records, printed maps, notes, and miscellaneous papers related to the life of Duncan Smith, a mining engineer in the Belgian Congo. Also includes a diary from 1915.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Smith, Duncan S., b. 1880--Archives.
Mining engineers--Archival resources.
Photograph albums.

Container List

Box 1



Box 1

Letter, 187_, and bill, 1868 addressed to Jacob Smith [father of Duncan S. Smith].

Box 1

Correspondence, personal and professional, 1891-1926.

Box 1

Financial correspondence, bank statements and other records, 1912-1949.

Box 1

Contract between Duncan S. Smith and the Sociáté.

Box 1

Internationale Forrestière and Minière du Congo, relating to employment in the Congo, and account of equipment ordered for Smith, 1915.

Box 1

Diary, 1915.

Box 1

Personal documents, including British passport, engineer's license and car license, 1927-1942.

Box 1

Reports relating to experiences and professional career in the Congo, n.d.


3 Maps:

Box 1

Ré Minière Kasai-Sankuru. Sociétés Minières: Forminieère-Diamang. Kasai-Luebo-BécéKa. Exploitations Diamantifères-Postes de culture et routes. Edition “Forminière,” January 1925.

Box 1

Congo Belge en 4 Feuilles, Flle, II: Province Orientale et territoires du Ruanda et de Urundi. Ministère des Colonies-Service Cartographique, May 1930.

Box 1

Territoires du Ruanda urundi. No surveyor given, n.d.

Box 2

Photographs, mostly relating to the Belgian Congo.

Physical Description: 6 albums.
Box 2

Glass negatives of the Belgian Congo and Smith's mother.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 2

Miscellaneous prints.

Physical Description: 1 folder.