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Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Contact Information

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

James D. Smillie Papers:

Finding Aid



Summary

Title:James D. Smillie Papers.
Dates:– 1886.
Quantity: – 0.2 cm of textual records.

Biographical Sketch

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.

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Scope and Contents

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.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of collection.
Immediate source of acquisition: The items were purchased by the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives from Warren Baker Inc., Montreal, Quebec, 1998.
Terms governing use and reproduction: Permission to reproduce or publish material from the James D. Smillie Papers must be obtained from the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.
Associated material: James Smillie's journal is published in full in Mary Allodi, An Engraver's Pilgrimage: James Smillie in Quebec, 1821-1830, Toronto, 1989. A copy of James Smillie's print Ecole Elementaire is located in the John Woosley Collection, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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Index Terms

Names:
Morgan, Henry James, 1842-1913
Smillie, James, 1807-1885
Smillie, James David, 1833-1909
Document Types:
Letters.
Papers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], James D. Smillie Papers, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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Contact Information

Cyndie Campbell
Head, Archives, Documentation and Visual Resources
Library and Archives
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
P.O. Box 427, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9N4

T 613-990-0597
F 613-990-9818
 
ccampbel@gallery.ca 

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