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Guide to the Reminiscences of my life,, 1928

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Title:
Reminiscences of my life,
Creator:
Smyth, George Adams, 1847-1935
ID:
M194.2.S498
Date [inclusive]:
1928
Extent:
155 leaves, l unnumbered; 28 cm
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
George Smyth's reminiscences include memories of his childhood in Brunswick, Maine, with details of family life and religion, education, and recreation. He describes his father, William Smyth, in some detail including mention of his involvement with the anti-slavery movement and the Underground Railroad. George Smyth also discusses his educational and social experiences as a student at Phillips Andover Academy, Bowdoin College and the University of Berlin, where he became acquainted with the Ranke family, as well as his professional career, chiefly as a chemist.
Conditions Governing Access:

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use:

If not in the public domain, copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Ben Yandell, 2003-2004

Existence and Location of Copies:

Duplicated typescript transcription (80 l.) available for chapters 1-4

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Reminiscences of my life, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

George Smyth was born in 1847 in Brunswick, Maine, the seventh surviving child of Harriet Porter Smyth and William Smyth, professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Bowdoin College (1825-1868). George Smyth graduated from Phillips Andover Academy in Massachusettes (1864) and from Bowdoin College (A.B. 1868, A.M. 1871). He attended graduate school in Germany, receiving his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Berlin in 1876 and pursued his career as a chemist mainly in New England and New Jersey before retiring to Pasadena, California

George Smyth's reminiscences include memories of his childhood in Brunswick, Maine, with details of family life and religion, education, and recreation. He describes his father, William Smyth, in some detail including mention of his involvement with the anti-slavery movement and the Underground Railroad. George Smyth also discusses his educational and social experiences as a student at Phillips Andover Academy, Bowdoin College and the University of Berlin, where he became acquainted with the Ranke family, as well as his professional career, chiefly as a chemist.

Corporate Name(s):
  • Phillips Academy -- Students -- History.
  • Bowdoin College -- History -- 19th century.
  • Bowdoin College -- Students -- History.
Genre(s):
  • Biographies. -- lcgft.
Geographic Name(s):
  • Berlin (Germany) -- Social life and customs.
  • Brunswick (Me.) -- Religious life and customs.
  • Brunswick (Me.) -- Social life and customs.
Personal Name(s):
  • Smyth, George Adams, 1847-1935
  • Smyth, William, 1797-1868.
  • Packard, Alpheus S. (Alpheus Spring), 1798-1884.
Subject(s):
  • Antislavery movements -- United States -- History.
  • Chemistry -- Study and teaching -- Germany -- Berlin -- History -- 19th century.
  • Education -- Maine -- History.
  • Underground Railroad -- Maine -- Brunswick.
  • Chemists -- Biography.
  • Petroleum -- Refining -- New Jersey -- History.

Title and date from duplicated typescript transcription.

Includes a 1 leaf "addendum", March 1932.

Part of the Miscellaneous Manuscript collection in the Bowdoin College Special Collections & Archives.

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