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Irene Rose Smillie papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS193

Scope and Content

This collection consists of Irene Rose Smillie's papers and those of her parents. Included in the collection are Irene Smillie's will, as well as a codicil to that will; a Bible containing Crandell family history; and a short, handwritten Crandell family tree. The collection also includes a letter from Hety and Mary Silvey dated 1850 about the wedding day of Irene Smillie's parents, Harriet F. Crandell and Robert Thomas Smillie and an invitation addressed to Harriet and Robert Smillie to attend the City Rifle Corps Ball. There is a travel journal from Irene Rose Smillie detailing her trips around Europe and North America including newspaper clippings, postcards, and brochures.


  • 1850-1950, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

Irene Rose Smillie, born on February 13, 1871 in Savannah, Georgia, to Robert Thomas Smillie (1829-1900) of New York and Harriet F. (Crandell) Smillie of New Jersey, graduated from Washington Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. She studied art at the School of Technology in Newark, New Jersey. She specialized in the painting of miniatures on ivory and later became interested in ceramics and over-glaze decoration. She was a member of the City Federation of Women's Clubs of Atlanta, the Reviewers Study Club, Washington Seminary Alumnae, as well as St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Additional biographical information about Irene Rose Smillie has not been determined.


0.42 linear ft.



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1956

Related Archival Materials

Irene Rose Smilie visual arts collection, VIS 210, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2011.
Irene Rose Smillie papers
Laura Starratt
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305