Letter in the Attic

Papers related to the family of Frederick Harry Smart (1871-1973)

About this contribution:


Selection of documents relating to the family of Frederick Harry Smart (1871-1973)

Biographical information

Frederick Harry Smart (1871-1973) was born in Arundel and moved to Hove in 1914, buying a newly-built house in Elm Drive, Hove, in 1933. He and his family were members of the Salvation Army. He worked as corps treasurer of the Hove Citadel and served as a Special Constable during the First World War.

The couple had five children. The youngest child, Ronald Smart, was captured at Dunkirk and released at the end of the Second World War.

One of FHS's daughters, Daisy Smart, served with the ARP (Air Raid Precautions Department) in Portslade during the Second World War.

Name of creator(s)

Air Raid Precautions Department; Braybons Builders and Estate Developers; Baird, Florence; Chief Constable's Office, Hove Town Hall

Dates covered by the material


Extent and form of the material

2 personal letters, 4 official documents and 3 photos

Access conditions



Digital scans of the documents listed here have been donated to the East Sussex Record Office. The original documents are in the care of David Smart.


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