This series contains materials relating to the work of Frank Percy Smith (known most commonly as Percy Smith). Smith was a film-maker and naturalist who worked for Charles Urban in the early 20th century. He was a pioneer of early nature documentary film making and produced films in Urban's Kinemacolour film system. This series includes a number of bound volumes containing press cuttings, programmes and correspondence about and relating to Percy Smith's work. There is also a large amount of nature photography including animal, plant and mineral specimens.
Eight bound volumes and two A4 files of loose papers
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