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[SMILEY, LADY]
Neg. No: (GP) [00445]
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: -06-1904

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Sitter: Lady Smiley, née Elizabeth Anne Kerr (d. 1930).

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Biog: Only child of Peter Kerr, of Gallowhill, Paisley, Renfrewshire; m. (1874) Sir Hugh Houston Smiley, 1st Bt (cr 13 October 1903). (Husband: He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Renfrewshire. He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for County Antrim. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of County Antrim. He held the office of High Sheriff of County Antrim in 1899. He was created 1st Baronet Smiley, of Drumalis, Larne, co. Antrim and Gallowhill, Paisley, Renfrewshire [U.K.] on 13 October 1903.

Date: June 1904.

Occasion: The Court, 13 May 1904: presented1 by Hon. Mrs. Robert Boyle.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court dress.

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Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burke's Peerage. (Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 3, page 3656)

Occasion: The Times, 16 May 1904, p 8a.

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Reproduced: The Ladies' Field, 21 July 1906, p 237.(1)

1. On the presentations list she is still Mrs. Smiley (The Times, 16 May 1904, p 8a). This photograph was reproduced in connection with a court on 21 July 1906, where Lady Smiley presented her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Peter Kerr Kerr-Smiley.