Robert Smith and Redcliffe Towers Case Study: Bibliography



BL: British Library, London

DEV: Devon Record Office

EH: English Heritage

NA: National Archives, London

NIA: Archives départementales des Alpes Maritimes, Nice, France


Manuscript and Archival Sources

British Library

BL IOR/MIL/9/112: 1802-1803, Cadet papers for Robert Smith.

BL IOR/Z/E.4/43/S464, Smith, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Smith, Bombay Infantry created C.B.

BL Prints and Drawings F864, Smith, Robert, Barrackpore House.

Exeter, Devon Record Office

DEV: Bideford Parish Register.

DEV: Paignton rate books.

London, National Archives:

NA BT 356/10656: Redcliffe, Torbay, Devon, Construction of Seawall by Lieutenant Colonel R. Smith, 1854.

London, Principal Probate Registry (Holborn):

England and Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1858-1966, for Rober [sic] Smith.

Will of Proby Thomas Cautley, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, March 1871.  Principal Probate Registry, Holborn, London (previously Somerset House).

Nice, Archives départementales des Alpes Maritimes, Nice, France

NIA ADAM 1Z273, Registre des demandes des visas.

Swindon, National Heritage Archive (Listings):

Redcliffe Hotel, Grade II, No.1195234.


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Archer, Major Edward, Tours in Upper India and in Parts of the Himalaya Mountains, 1, 2 (London:  Richard Bentley, 1833).

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Sercombe, R. and Head, Raymond, ‘Redcliffe Paignton and its builder, Col Robert Smith’, Devon Life, [n.d], p.24.

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