Major General Sir James Carmichael-Smyth, Bar.t C.B; K.C.H; K.M.T; & K.S.W.
London, July 19th. 1841. Published for Private Circulation, by Mess.rs Colnaghi & Puckle, No. 23, Cockspur Street.
Mezzotint, 370 x 280mm. 14˝ x 11". Foxing around image.
Portrait of James Carmichael-Smyth (1779-1838), army officer and colonial governor. After briefly acting as colonial secretary following the surrender of the Cape of Good Hope, Carmichael served at Coruna, and in Scotland and the Netherlands (including the defence against the 1815 French invasion. On Wellington's recommendation he was made a baronet in 1823, and published several books on military and colonial subjects. In 1829 he was appointed governor of the Bahamas,during which time he abolished the flogging of female slaves. In 1833 he was transferred to the 'more important' governorship of British Guiana, in which he position he was still serving when he died suddenly 'of brain fever' in 1838.
R. H. Vetch, ‘Smyth, Sir James Carmichael-, first baronet (1779–1838)’, rev. Roger T. Stearn, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008
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