Smith, Alexander Howland, known as 'Antique Smith', forger

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referencedIn FORGED AUTOGRAPH OF ROBERT BURNS, by Alexander Howland ('Antique') Smith; circ. 1886-1892. The forgery consists of an inscription written across the middle of the flyleaf (f. 1) of a printed copy of Bishop Benjamin Hoadly's Plain Account of the Natur..., approximately 1886-1892 British Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERS, viz.:-A. Song, 'If 'tis love to wish you near', composed by Ladislas Joseph Philip Paul Zavertal, 28 June 1885, with autograph title-page. The words are by Charles Dibdin (see The Professional Life of Mr Dibdin, 180..., 1200-1937 British Library
referencedIn MISCELLANE0US LETTERS AND PAPERS, viz ' '-A. Letters of distinguished persons, addressed, except where otherwise stated, to Frederick James Furnivall; 6 May 1851-3 June 1876, n.d. For a similar group of letters see Add. MS. 34813, ff. 24-30, and cf...., 17th century-19th century British Library
referencedIn REPORT ON FORGERIES BY ALEXANDER HOWLAND 'ANTIQUE' SMITH, submitted to the British Museum for an opinion, in letter form by Sir George Frederic Warner of the Department of Manuscripts, British Museum; 1 Feb. 1893. Copy, with an autograph correction o... British Library
creatorOf FORGED AUTOGRAPHS, mostly literary, by Alexander Howland ('Antique') Smith; circa 1886-1892. Alphabetically arranged by the names of the pretended authors. See also Add. MSS. 43787, 43798, 45102, 50207. Paper; ff. 45. Folio., approximately 1886-1892 British Library
creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERS; 15th cent.-1963. Paper and vellum; ff. 72. British Library arrangement. A. Two leaves from the third chapter of 'De Speculatione Musice' by Walter Odington of Evesham; second half of the 15th cent. Latin. See Add. 49..., 1400-1963 British Library
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Bonneval, Eure-et-Loire
Perche, France
Ireland, Europe
Le Sars, France
Paris, France
Minorca, Spain


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