At present few, if any, of Sydney’s works are available in print; the last widely
available selection, edited by W.H. Auden, was published in 1957 in the USA alone.
The Sydney Smith Texts Project, in fulfilment of the Association’s aims, seeks to
make a growing selection of Sydney’s work available once again by using the World
The Association is looking after the transcripts of some 800 hitherto unpublished
letters of Sydney Smith. There is a publisher interested in producing a revised and
enlarged edition of the the collected letters, if a scholar can be found who is willing
to edit them and write an introduction. Please contact the chair or secretary if
you would like more information.
Thanks and calls for help...
The association is glad to place on record our warmest thanks to Richard Croucher
and the Gemini Foundation for providing financial help to launch website. Thanks
too to all those members who gave time to proof-reading the initial selection of
Making electronic texts available is a lengthy process, whose burden may be lightened
by many hands. Anyone who is interested will be most welcome to participate. Electronic
texts will be especially welcome, as are any corrections of the current texts. Help
with proof-reading will be similarly welcome, so will favourite sayings (particularly
if sourced precisely).
Direct contact can be made via the website contacts page.
Below are the texts categories listed on this website. More will follow as soon as
they are made available for the web.