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WikiProject The Samuel Smiles Project

This project has the aim of having all the texts of Samuel Smiles's writings on Wikisource. A number of titles are already on Project Gutenberg and elsewhere, but Lives of the Engineers is not for some reason. A start has been made with Men of Invention and Industry.

Over time it is hoped these texts can be Wikified to articles in Wikipedia, and a start can be made at including the illustrations.Apwoolrich 19:29, 7 January 2006 (UTC)[reply]

If you are interested in joining, please add your name below


  1. Apwoolrich 19:29, 7 January 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  2. DCDuring 17:49, 19 September 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Chris55 (talk) 09:58, 3 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Self help topics[edit]

Biographical works[edit]

  • The Life of George Stephenson, London, 1857
  • The Story of The Life of George Stephenson, London, 1859 (abridgement of the above)
  • Brief biographies, Boston, 1860 (articles reprinted from periodicals such as the Quarterly Review)
  • Lives of the Engineers, 3 vol, London 1862
    • Vol 1, Early engineers - James Brindley, Sir Cornelius Vermuyden, Sir Hugh Myddleton, Capt John Perry
    • Vol 2, Harbours, Lighthouses and Bridges - John Smeaton and John Rennie]]
    • Vol 3, History of Roads - John Metcalfe and Thomas Telford (Telford only- Project Gutenberg text)
  • Industrial Biography, London, 1863 (Project Gutenberg text)
Includes lives of Andrew Yarranton, Dud Dudley, Henry Maudslay, Joseph Clement, etc..
(includes the lives of Stephenson and Boulton and Watt)
Phineas Pett, Francis Petit Smith, John Harrison, John Lombe, William Murdock, Frederic Koenig,The Walter family of The Times, William Clowes, Charles Bianconi, and chapters on Industry in Ireland, Shipbuilding in Belfast, Astronomers and students in humble life