Crest within garter. 7.7 x 6.6 cm. Gagnon I, 4961 (for Smart Sr.); Harrod & Ayearst, p. 129; Masson Collection Vol. XII, #1987. Staining and small tear at top.
This is likely William L. Smart, born in Middlesex England, admitted as attorney in 1847, and becaming a partner in the firm of Smart, Buller & Smart. He came to Canada (Woodstock) in 1853. He was appointed Secretary of the Woodstock and Lake Erie Railway Company which afterwards amalgamated with the Amherstburg and St. Thomas Railroad Company under the title of the Canada Southern Railway where he remained until 1862. Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada he became attorney-at-law and formed a partnership with Hector Cameron which partnership was dissolved in 1868. In 1873 he removed to Hamilton where he was appointed Deputy Judge, a position he held for three years when he again started up practice for himself. (A cyclopaedia of Canadian biography ..., Geo. Maclean Rose, 1886).
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