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Smyth, Sir James Carmichael, (1779-1838), Knight, 1st Baronet Major General and Colonial Governor

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  • Carmichael Smyth (Also known as)
Surname: Smyth
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: James Carmichael
Gender: Male
Date: 1779-1838
Title: Knight
History: Soldier & colonial governor. Served in South Africa & the Low Countries. With Wellington at Waterloo in 1815. Created Baronet, 1821. Governor of the Bahamas, 1829. Governor of British Guiana, 1833. Oversaw emancipation of slaves.
Biography: ODNB link for Smyth, Sir James Carmichael (1779-1838) 1st Baronet Major General and Colonial Governor
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275447 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P156217 )
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1805-1860: Sir James Carmichael Smyth: Papers
The National Archives, Kew
personal and family corresp and papers
Duke University: William R Perkins Library
NRA 27882 Smyth

See Guide 1980, p527
1805-37: corresp and papers
The National Archives
See HMC Papers of British colonial governors 1782-1900, 1986
comments on campaigns of 1814-15
Royal Engineers Museum
NRA 36645
1814-36: letters to Lord Lynedoch
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections