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Darwin Correspondence Project

Samuel Smiles

1812–1904

Biographer. Medical diploma, Edinburgh University, 1832. Editor, Leeds Times, 1838–42. Assistant secretary, Leeds and Thirsk Railway, 1845–54; secretary, South Eastern Railway, 1854–66. President, National Provident Institution, from 1866. Wrote self-help books and biographies.

Source

ODNB.

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