Born in West Virginia in 1845. While a resident of San Francisco in 1871-80, Syme worked in the studio of Samuel M. Brookes. He was mining when he died in Butte County, CA on November 20, 1920. Exh: Mechanics' Institute (San Francisco), 1871 (watercolor); San Francisco Art Association, 1873 (Yosemite). .
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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