Manuscript of 'The Life of George Moore'.
SMILES SAMUEL 1812-1904WRITER
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- ReferenceGB 97 COLL MISC 0205
- Dates of Creation1870
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionOne volume
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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:
- Life of George Stephenson (1857)
- Lives of the Engineers (3 volumes 1861-2)
- Self-help (1859)
- Character (1871)
- The Huguenots in France (1874)
- Thrift (1875)
- Life of George Moore (1878)
- Duty (1880)
- Life and Labour (1887)
George Moore 1806-1876
Moore came to London in 1825. He was a traveller for a lace house, then latera partner in Groucock, Copestake&Moore, 1829. He devoted himself tophilanthropic work. Moore died from the effects of an accident at Carlisle.
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