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James D. Smillie Papers:
James David Smillie (1833-1909), noted American artist and engraver, was the son of Canadian artist and engraver James Smillie (1807-1885), who is recognized as Quebec's first pictorial engraver. The elder Smillie kept a personal journal detailing his experiences as an engraver in the colonies that was preserved by his family. After his death, in the late 1880s, Henry James Morgan (1842-1913), Toronto editor of various biographical works on notable Canadians, contacted James David Smillie, requesting biographical material from him related to his father's career in Canada.
The collection contains a biographical sketch of the Canadian career of James Smillie compiled by the artist's son from his father's Canadian journal. The sketch incorporates James D. Smillie's personal observations and reminiscences of his father. The file also contains the letter, signed by James D. Smillie and addressed to Henry James Morgan, that was written to accompany the biography.
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[Title of item], James D. Smillie Papers, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.
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