Nasmith, David a Scottish philanthropist, born of respectable parentage at Glasgow March 21, 1799, was distinguished for his zeal in promoting religious and benevolent associations. He founded in 1826 the Glasgow City Mission, and having subsequently visited England, Ireland, France, and the United States of America, he established missions in their principal cities. The London City Mission, which began its operations in 1835 with four missionaries, numbered in 1856 upwards of three hundred. Nasmith also founded the London Female Mission, the Adult School Society, and other similar institution's. He died in 1839. See English Cyclopcedia, s.v.; Thomas, Dict. of Biog. and Mythol. page 1657.