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American author and critic, Smith was a native of New Jersey, but spent most of his life in England, where he came to know a circle of English writers and intellectuals as well as Americans living abroad (Henry James, Edith Wharton, Bernard Berenson, George Santayana, and Jonathan Sturges.)

The collection consists of 525 volumes (including 100 which are Smith's own copies of his books) and 400 volumes from his own library. These 400 contain annotations by Smith, and include works by Jonathan Sturges, Henry James, Robert Bridges, T.S. Eliot, Lytton Strachey, etc. See the Association & Provenance file under the name of Logan Pearsall Smith for a listing of these annotated and other such like books.

For particulars refer to: Howell J. Heaney, "A Logan Pearsall Smith Collection" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XXIII, 4 (Summer, 1962) pp. 181-183 [full text].

For a collection of periodicals in which his works appeared, see the collection entitled Miscellaneous works by Logan Pearsall Smith, 1922-1943, which contains various journal issues [(at ReCAP for use in RBSC) PR6037.M5 Z458].