Art historian, Author
Collection size: 4.3 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Included are geneological charts, a typescript of "A Pilgrimage by James Smilie 1807- 1855"; files containing research citations and photographs of works of art; logbooks of works of art by James Smillie; photocopies of newspaper clippings; and files on artists active in the Adirondack region, including a typescript of Brucia Witthoft's unpublished biographical index.
Biographical/Historical Note: Witthoft: art historian; Lexington, Mass. and the author of The fine-arts etchings of James David Smillie, 1833-1909 : A Catalogue Raissone (1992). The Smillie family included notable painters and engravers, including James Smillie (1807-1885), his sons James D. Smillie (1833-1909) and George F. Smillie (1854-1924), and wife, Helen (Nellie) Jacobs Smilllie (1854-1926) .
Donated 2000 by Brucia Witthoft.