Reference Entry

Smith, Sydney (1771–1845), author and wit

Peter Virgin

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Smith, Sydney (1771–1845), author and wit, was born on 3 June 1771 at Woodford, Essex, the second of the five children of Robert Smith (1739/40–1827), merchant, and his wife, Maria (c.1750–1801), the daughter of Isaac Olier, a Huguenot. He had three brothers and a sister; ...

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History ; Literature

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