DescriptionInscribed; A Sheffield American Mr J. C. Smith (nee Dearman) of Baltimore, Maryland, USA son of James Dearman, cricketer etc of Cricketers Inn, Darnell, Sheffield, Arch 1905 Sheffield.'

Also, 'From J. S. Smith, 1821 Oakley Street, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.'

Mr J. C. Smith of Baltimore, Maryland (& Ocean City) in the United States, visited his native city of Sheffield, England, in the latter end of 1904 and spent winter there. His father Mr James Dearman was the distinguished professional cricketer who died at the Cricketers' Inn, Darnall, Sheffield. This was his place of business and he died of cholera after a few hours illness and is buried in Hill Top Cemetery, Attercliffe, Sheffield. His mother died near Trippet Lane, Sheffield and is stated to be buried in Sheffield Parish churchyard, near the charity school. She was 26 and his father married again. He was nearly 18 years of age when he went to the United States and assumed the name of Smith after an Aunt's brother.'

Included in this booklet is a photograph of J. C. Smith and a report from the Sheffield Daily Independent, 11 Nov 1904 entitled 'Sheffield and America, Fifty Years Ago' and a further short news article. At the back is a Dearman family tree (Sheffield and the USA) c. 1820 - 1905.
Date1904 - 1905
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