Josiah T. Miller Family Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: Josiah T. Miller family papers
Call Number: D.60
Dates: 1843-1921
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Access
The Josiah T. Miller family papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduScope and Content
The Papers of the Josiah T. Miller Family of Seneca Falls, New York consist of two distinct groups of correspondence, totaling 270 letters, and a small group of miscellaneous printed and manuscript material.

The first group of letters, 1843-1863, contains 70 letters of a local and regional business and political nature. They are addressed to Josiah T. Miller and include correspondence from Lewis Cass, James DeMott, P.C. Headley, and Henry O'Rielly. A list of those letters indexed is included in this register.

The second group of letters, concentrating on the period 1876­1889, is primarily family correspondence, containing letters written home by Maynard and Edward, the sons of Josiah T. Miller. Maynard went from New York to Kansas City, Missouri in November 1877, and eventually became a traveling salesman for D. Austin & Co., jobbers of pumps, pipe, and steel goods. In December 1881, he changed to English Bros., a jobber of similar goods. Edward went to Kansas City in January 1883, and became an accountant for English Bros. Their correspondence discusses the personal affairs of every day living, including descriptions of Maynard's travels and Edward's work. Correspondence to Edward from various friends, including 18 letters from Walter Curtis, is also found in the collection.

A group of 9 letters by Philo White, Whitesboro, New York to Josiah T. Miller, 1874-1875, relates to the fight to prevent legislative amendments changing the exemption of churches from taxation.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Seneca Falls
Politics and government
Correspondence
Miller, Josiah T.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Thomas Mahoney, Buffalo, August 1975.Citation
[Item title, item date], Josiah T. Miller family papers, D.60, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
URL: http://www.library.rochester.edu/rbscp


Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, 1843-1845
Letter from William Cassidy, December 26, 1843 Letter from Peter Y. Cutler, January 8, 1845 Letter from Henry O'Rielly, April 10, 1845 Letter from Henry O'Rielly, June 10, 1845 Letter from Henry O'Rielly, April 22, 1845 Letter from Henry O'Rielly, September 10, 1845 Letter from Henry O'Rielly, September 23, 1845 Letter from John De Mott, December 9, 1845
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, 1846-1847
Letter from Pomeroy Tucker, March 2, 1846 Letter from Phineas Camp Headley, April 22, 1846 Letter from George Rathbun, May 6, 1846 Letter from John De Mott, May 7, 1846 Letter from Azariah Cutting Flagg, May 17, 1846 Letter from John De Mott, June 16, 1846 Letter from Daniel Stevens Dickinson, June 26, 1846 Letter from Lewis Cass, June 27, 1846
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, 1848-1852
Letter from James R. Cox, July 10, 1848 Letter from Warren T. Worden, June 1, 1849 Letter from Warren T. Worden, November 23, 1849 Letter from James R. Cox, February 19, 1850 Letter from James R. Cox, March 28, 1850 Letter from Warren T. Worden, June 3, 1850 Letter from Warren T. Worden, July 6, 1850 Letter from Warren T. Worden, March 22, 1851 Letter from William Cassidy, August 26, 1851 Letter from Warren T. Worden, September 20, 1851 Letter from Warren T. Worden, October 25, 1851 Letter from Noyes Palmer, October 22, 1852 Letter from Robert Halsey, December 11, 1852 Letter from Robert Halsey, February 28, 1853 Letter from James Cephas Derby, November 12, 1853
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, 1853-1856
Letter from Miller, Orton Mulligan, January 12, 1856
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence, 1857-1873
Letter from Josiah T. Miller to Fernando Wood, July 18, 1857 Letter from Fernando Wood, July 22, 1857 Letter from Derby Jackson, July 23, 1858 Letter from Theodore Medad Pomeroy, December 14, 1858 Letter from Noyes Palmer, September 30, 1862 Letter from Nelson Fitch, April 18, 1863 Letter from Nelson Fitch, April 27, 1863
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence, 1874-1876
Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence, January-November 23, 1877
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence, November 24-November 30, 1877
Box 1, Folder 9Correspondence, December 1877-1878
Box 1, Folder 10Correspondence, 1879
Box 1, Folder 11Correspondence, 1880
Box 1, Folder 12Correspondence, 1881
Box 1, Folder 13Correspondence, 1882
Box 1, Folder 14Correspondence, January-April, 1883
Box 1, Folder 15Correspondence, May-December 1883
Box 1, Folder 16Correspondence, 1884
Box 1, Folder 17Correspondence, January-June, 1885
Box 1, Folder 18Correspondence, July-August, 1885
Box 1, Folder 19Correspondence, September, 1885-June, 1886
Box 1, Folder 20Correspondence, July-December, 1886
Box 1, Folder 21Correspondence, January, 1887-June, 1888
Box 1, Folder 22Correspondence, July-December 1888
Box 2, Folder 1Correspondence, January-June, 1889
Box 2, Folder 2Correspondence, July-August, 1889
Box 2, Folder 3Correspondence, September 1889-1898
Box 2, Folder 4Correspondence, 1899-1908
Box 2, Folder 5Correspondence, 1909-1921
Letter from Charles Evans Hughes, May 3, 1921
Box 2, Folder 6Scrapbook pages, 1845-1846
7 manuscript pages and 4 pages from an otherwise empty scrapbook

Box 2, Folder 7Legal and financial material, 1870's and 1880's
5 items

Box 2, Folder 8Printed ephemera, 1879-1881
4 items



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