“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom

Sydney Smith


Sydney Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. Sydney Smith Marker
Author and Wit
Lived Here

Erected 1906 by London County Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & Religion.
Location. 51° 31.421′ N, 0° 7.006′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Doughty Street just south of Guilford Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 Doughty Street, London Borough of Camden, England WC1N 2PL, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Dickens (within shouting distance of this marker); Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Charlotte Mew (about 120 meters away); R.H. Tawney (about 180 meters away); Sir Syed Ahmed Khan (about 180 meters away); The White Conduit (about 210 meters away); Dorothy L. Sayers (about 210 meters away); John Howard (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
More about this marker. English Heritage indicates that a plaque installed in 1905 was defective, and so a replacement was installed in 1906.
Also see . . .
1. Sydney Smith (Encyclopedia Britannica)
Sydney Smith Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. Sydney Smith Marker - Wide View
. "Sydney Smith, (born June 3, 1771, Woodford, Essex, Eng.—died Feb. 22, 1845, London), one of the foremost English preachers of his day, and a champion of parliamentary reform. Through his writings he perhaps did more than anyone else to change public opinion regarding Roman Catholic emancipation. Smith was also famous for his wit and charm." (Submitted on November 9, 2017.) 

2. Rhyming Recipe (Wikipedia). "A rhyming recipe is a recipe expressed in the form of a rhyming poem. Now mainly a curiosity, rhyming recipes were a common expedient for homemakers to memorize recipes in the late 19th and early 20th century....As an example, here is a poem that provides a recipe for salad dressing. The poem was written by Sydney Smith, an English writer and clergyman, a wit and a liberal reformer, who is also known for being one of the founders of the Edinburgh Review...." (Submitted on November 9, 2017.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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