Robert S. Smith

Fellow: Awarded 1942

Field of Study: Economics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 06-13-1904

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:

SMITH, ROBERT SIDNEY.  Appointed for a study of the guild merchant in colonial Mexico (1590–1825); tenure, four and one half months from May 15, 1942.

Born June 13, 1904, Waterbury, Connecticut.  Education:  Amherst College, B.A., 1927, M.A., 1928; Duke University, Ph.D., 1932. Duke University Fellow, 1928–30; Amherst Memorial Fellow for studies in Spain, 1930–32.

Instructor in Economics, 1932–38, Assistant Professor, 1938—, Duke University.

Publications:  The Spanish Guild Merchant: A History of the Consulado, 1250–1700, 1940. Contributor to The Cambridge Economic History, 1941. Articles in Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, Vocational Guidance Magazine, South Atlantic Quarterly, Revista Jurídica Cataluña, Hispanic American Historical Review, Politica, Journal of Political Economy, Law Library Journal, Journal of Economic History.