Autograph Letter Signed, to James Nasmyth, agreeing to send the wax cameo. A good one page example, 7 x 4½ inches, integral blank leaf. 8 Pembroke Gardens, 8 January 1883. Samuel Smiles (1812-1904), Scottish author and social reformer, author of Self-Help. He was also the author of a number of engineering biographies. Smiles edited James Nasmyth’s Autobiography (1885). James Nasmyth (1808-90), engineer, inventor of the steam hammer.