SMILES SAMUEL 1812-1904WRITER

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Manuscript of Smiles' novel Character.

Administrative / Biographical History

Samuel Smiles 1812-1904

Smiles was educated at Haddington Grammar School. In 1826 he was apprenticedto local medical practitioners. He studied at Edinburgh University, 1829-32,and engaged in practice at Haddington, 1832-8. Smiles published PhysicalEducation (1837, new editions 1868 and 1905). He travelled in Holland andfirst visited London in 1838. Smiles was editor of Leeds Times, an advancedradical organ, 1838-42. He was assistant secretary of Leeds and ThirskRailway, 1845, secretary of South Eastern Railway, 1854-66, and president ofthe National Provident Institution, 1866-71. In his leisure time he focusedupon the advocacy of political and social reform on the lines of Manchesterschool, and to biography of industrial leaders or of humble self-taughtstudents.

His publications include:

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One volume

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