John Smith MP


University of London (University College, London) Council member

London - 20th Mar 1826 - ????

Originally known (1826) as London University; 1836: became formally known as University College, London (with the comma).


Statement by the Council of the University of London, Explanatory of the Nature and Objects of the Institution (London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green / John Murray, 1827).

Smith was a leading figure in the foundation of the university both in the planning of the institution  and securing funds for it (through his family's bank, Smith, Payne and Smith).


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