The George Smith collection comprises:
The collection would be of interest to anyone studying:
George W Smith amassed a considerable collection of books and prints illustrative of British engraving and painting in the 18th and 19th centuries, which he used in writing James Heath: engraver to kings and tutor to many (1989).
After George Smith's death in 1995, the collection was donated to the University by his family.
Most of the material in the collection is catalogued and can be accessed via the University of York’s online catalogue. Items can be consulted in the Borthwick Search Room and copies can be made subject to copyright.
Smith, George, James Heath: engraver to kings and tutor to many (1989)