Archive

Reference Number:
GB 3075 KSM
Title:
Papers of Ken Smith
Date:
1901-2000
Level:
Fonds
Extent:
3 boxes
Creator Name 1:
Smith | Kenneth
Biog/Admin History:
Kenneth Smith was born 13.03.1935 in the Byker area of Newcastle and attended the Middle Street Commercial School in Newcastle. He left, aged 18, to join the Royal Air Force, where he remained for eleven years. In 1968, aged 35 he enrolled onto a teachers training course in outdoor activities and started climbing himself aged 36. He worked at the Derwent Water Centre in Cumbria and predominantly climbed in Scotland, Wales and The Alps. Ultimately he devoted 30 years of his life to researching the activities of pre Second World War climbers with many of his articles being published in Climber & Rambler and High Magazine.
Acquisition Source:
K Smith
Accession Number:
2012/17
Scope and Content:
Research papers, correspondence and photographs re individual climbers, scrapbook re mountain based accidents, visitors book from Seathwaite Farm.
Arrangement:
Biographical files arranged alphabetically by surname
Access Conditions:
This collection is open for consultation. Readers are advised to contact the Mountain Heritage Trust in advance of their visit in order to make an appointment.
Reproduction Copyright:
Copyright remains with K Smith where appropriate
Related Material:
Finished articles in relevant publication
ArchNote:
Description compiled by Maxine Willett, Archivist,
Access Points:
Balcombe, Graham (1907-2000)
Barry, Richard Vincent Merriman (1915-1938)
Basterfield, George (c.1877-1949)
Beetham, Bentley (1886-1963)
Bower, George Sutcliffe (1890-1953)
Bridge, Alfred William (1902-1971)
Cheviots
Edwards, John Menlove (1910-1958)
Everest, Mount
Frankland, Claud Deane (c.1880-1927)
Graham, Fergus (1900-1968)
Gross, Herbert Spencer (?-1943)
Hargreaves, Albert T (c.1903-1952)
Jenkins, John Rickatson (1913-1947)
Kellett, Brian Pinder (1914-1944)
Kelly, Harry Mills (1884-1980)
Kirkus, Colin F (1910-1940)
Lake District
Linnell, Maurice (1909-1934)
MacPhee, Dr George Graham (1898-1963)
Mountaineering accidents
Reynolds, Arthur Basil (1903-1960)
Rock climbing
Roper, Joseph I (1893-?)
Scotland
Seathwaite
Smith, Kenneth (1935-)
Wales
Wright, Jerry E B (1895-1975)
Related Entities:
Balcombe, Graham (1907-2000)
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1021
Created:
2014-01-02 00:00:00
Creator:
M Willett