London - 20th Mar 1826 - ????
Originally known (1826) as London University; 1836: became formally known as University College, London (with the comma).
Statement by the Council of the University of London, Explanatory of the Nature and Objects of the Institution (London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green / John Murray, 1827).
Smith was a leading figure in the foundation of the university both in the planning of the institution and securing funds for it (through his family's bank, Smith, Payne and Smith).