The Papers of Sir David William Smith have not been microfilmed in their entirety. Only the following selections have been included in the microfilm: miscellaneous documents; orders in council; memoranda of meetings of the Executive Council, etc., 1792-1800; general correspondence, including letters from Sir Alured Clark, John Elmsley, James Givins, Sir John Johnson, E.B. Littlehaler, William Maitland, Robert Mathews, William Osgoode, Peter Russell, and others, 1780-1805 (generally grouped by correspondant); and election expenses in Upper Canada, 1792-1800.
The Orderly Book, 1793-1795, of Lt. Col. John Smith of the 5th Regiment of Foot, while commanding officer at Fort Niagara, is included in the microfilm reel. Lt. Col. John Smith was the father of Sir David William Smith and the Orderly Book is part of the D.W. Smith Collection.