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Sydney Goodsir Smith
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Born on 26th of October 1915
Died on 15th of January 1975

Born 1915 - Wellington, New Zealand. Died 1975 - Scottish poet.

Studied at Oriel College, Oxford. Established reputation as excellent lowland Scots poet with Skail Wind (1941) and The Devilís Waltz (1946). First play The Wallace commissioned for Edinburgh Festival in 1960. Collected Poems 1941-75 published in 1975.




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I am curious about the identity of Sydney Goodsir-Smith.

We have in our possession a painting of Nunraw House, 24 x 34 cm, with the initials SG-S and a label on the back with his signature Sydney Goodsir-Smith dated 1956.

This would suggest that he stayed sometime at Nunraw Abbey Retreat House and painted this old Scottish Mansion House.

None of the monks seem to remember him.

If he is the person better known as a poet and for some mention of his drawings, we would be very glad to learn more about this man.
fr. Donald Akaoluchukwu
Guesthouse

Sancta Maria Abbey NUNRAW

Garvald Haddington

EH41 4LW

Tel: 01620 830 228

Fax 01620830223304

Email: domdonald@yahoo.co.uk

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