Richard Saumarez Smith

Since it has now been announced by his former colleagues at the American University of Beirut, I feel I should maybe register that my older brother, Richard, died yesterday morning after falling and hitting his head on a rock in Tyre. He was nine years older than me, had taught for many years in the Anthropology Department in AUB, and was on his way back from the gym.

Below is a picture of him in the Amazon jungle in the summer of 1965, where he made recordings of the Chocó Indians, now held by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

https://images.app.goo.gl/PPjpMKCBxmxkG39K8

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5 thoughts on “Richard Saumarez Smith

  1. skatingmonkey says:

    I’m so sorry Charles. I’ve just heard the sad news from Proops. I always enjoyed Richard’s company. What a great picture. Sending love. Katie Bryer

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