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Smith, Bill (William L.), -1977



  • Existence: d. 1977


William (Bill) L. Smith was born in Scotland and was a mason by trade. In the late 1950’s, he married Margaret “Gowan” Merson.

Bill and Gowan Smith were collectors of Scottish music. They made and exchanged tapes with friends. Bill played and made fiddles. Gowan played organ and piano. Bill had cousins in Canada with whom he would exchange tapes of live, recorded, and commercial performances. Bill died in 1977.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William L. and Gowan Merson Smith Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 500-AppMs 639

The collection is arranged into six series. Series 1, William Gowen Smith, 1957-1976 and undated, tapes 1-9; Series 2, Performances, 1962-1976 and undated, tapes 10-58; Series 3 Compliations, 1960-1975 and undated, tapes 59-76; Series 4, Commercial, 1965-1975, tapes 77-83 and Series 5, Printed Documentation. Series 6 contains reproductions made by archives staff for preservation.

Dates: 1957-1976 and undated