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Guide to the John Franklin Miller Collection, 1855-1890
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
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  • Biography
  • Correspondents
  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Franklin Miller Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1855-1890
    Box Number: 447-450
    Creator: Miller, John Franklin, 1831-1886
    Extent: 4 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Franklin Miller Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Ranch life--California--Napa
    Miller, John Franklin, 1831-1886
    California--Politics and government--1856-1885


    Business papers, certificates, checks, clippings, letters, calling cards, legal papers, pamphlets, menus, photographs.


    John Franklin Miller, was a U. S. Senator from California from1881 through1886. He was born in South Bend, Indiana November 21, 1831. A lawyer and rancher, he lived in California during 1853-55. He returned to Indiana and served in the Indiana State Senate. He was a Civil War General with the Indiana Volunteers in 1861-1865. He returned to California in 1865 and lived in San Francisco and Napa. Until 18870 he was collector for the Port of San Francisco Miller died March 8, 1886 in Washington, D.C.


    Major Correspondents

    • Miller, William, 1809-1879
    • Mulhale, Daniel

    Other Correspondents

    • Miller, Clay
    • Colfax, Shuyler, 1823-1885
    • Ord, James C.
    • Wheeler, E. D.
    • Clover, Richard

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    • Photographs to picture file and photographers file.