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Adam Smith, Janet Buchanan, (Mrs John Carleton)locked

OBE 1982

Born 9 Dec. 1905; d of late Very Rev. Sir George Adam Smith, Principal of Aberdeen Univ. and Lilian, d of Sir George Buchanan, FRS; m 1st, 1935, Michael Roberts (d 1948); three sone d; 2nd, 1965, John Carleton (d 1974); died 11 Sept. 1999

author and journalist


Cheltenham Ladies’ College; Somerville College, Oxford. BBC, 1928–35; Asst Editor, The Listener, 1930–35; Asst Literary Editor, New Statesman and Nation, 1949–52, Literary Editor, 1952–60. Virginia Gildersleeve Vis. Prof., Barnard Coll., New York, 1961 and 1964. Trustee, National Library of Scotland, 1950–85; Pres., Royal Literary Fund, 1976–84. Hon. LLD Aberdeen, 1962


Poems of Tomorrow (ed), 1935; R. L. Stevenson, 1937; Mountain Holidays, 1946, 2nd edn 1996; Life Among the Scots, 1946; (ed) Henry James and Robert Louis Stevenson, 1948; (ed) Collected Poems of R. L. Stevenson, 1950; (ed) Faber Book of Children’s Verse, 1953; (ed) Collected Poems of Michael Roberts, 1958; John Buchan: a Biography, 1965; John Buchan and his World, 1979


mountain walking


Alpine (Vice-Pres., 1978–80; Hon. Mem., 1993)


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