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Series 3 | A Finding Aid to the James D. Smillie and Smillie family papers, 1853-1957 | Digitized Collection

James D. Smillie and Smillie family papers, 1853-1957

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Series 3: George Smillie Papers, 1867-1920
0.6 linear feet
Boxes 5-6

The papers of George Henry Smillie include biographical material, correspondence, a scrapbook of clippings, printed materials, and portraits and snapshots of Smillie and his family.
The series is arranged as 5 subseries.
3.1: Biographical Material, 1873-1921
3.2: Correspondence, 1885-1925
3.3: Scrapbook, 1867-1939
3.4: Printed Material, 1872-1913
3.5: Photographs, 1880-circa 1920
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
3.1:Biographical Material, 1873-1921
Found is a biographical sketch, a business card from a company for which George worked, and membership certificates.
DescriptionContainer
Biographical Sketch or Obituary, after 1921
5
16
Business Card, circa 1880s
5
17
Membership Certificates and Records, 1873-1883
Oversized material housed in Box 6, Folder 1
5
18
Oversized Certificates from the National Academy of Design scanned with Box 5, Folder 18, 1883
6
1
3.2:Correspondence, 1885-1925
The subseries consists of scattered correspondence between colleagues, friends, and family.
DescriptionContainer
Halsey, R. T. H., 1925
5
19
Hubbard, P. M. (?), 1907
Postcard of painted sign for the Bread Loaf Inn, designed by George Smillie in 1904.
5
20
S., R. O., 1910
5
21
Simpson, Nathaniel, 1885
Secretary of American Art Association, announcing prize awarded to Smillie.
5
22
Smillie, William, 1903
5
23
Unsigned and Illegible, circa 1900
5
24
3.3:Scrapbook, 1867-1939
Found is a scrapbook of clippings mostly pretaining to or written by George Henry Smillie.
DescriptionContainer
Scrapbook of Clippings, circa 1867-1910s
5
25-27
Clippings Tucked into Scrapbook, circa 1880s-1939
5
28
Reproductions of Works of Art and Periodicals Tucked into Scrapbook, circa 1880s-1914
5
29
3.4:Printed Material, 1872-1913
Found are clippings of articles written by George Smillie and reproductions of works of art.
DescriptionContainer
Clippings, 1913
Oversized material housed in Box 6, Folder 4
5
30
Reproductions of Works of Art, 1872
5
31
Oversized Clippings scanned with Box 5, Folder 30 , 1913
6
4
3.5:Photographs, 1880-circa 1920
Found are portraits of George Smillie, Smillie in his studio, family portraits and snapshots including children, photographs of his home and studio at Ridgefield, and other unidentified houses.
DescriptionContainer
George H. Smillie, circa 1880-1910
5
32
George H. Smillie in Studio, circa 1890
Oversized material housed in Box 6, Folder 3
5
33
George H. Smillie Family, circa 1889-circa 1920
5
34-36
Outdoors, circa 1900
5
37
Studio at Ridgefield, circa 1900
5
38
Ridgefield House, circa 1900
5
39
Unidentified Homes and Interiors, 1898-circa 1900
Likely the Smillie's Cohasset home.
5
40
Oversized photo of George H. Smillie in Studio scanned with Box 5, Folder 33, circa 1890
6
3

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