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Miller (John Franklin) Papers
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Description
Personal and military correspondence, business, financial and legal papers dealing with Miller's early legal career and military service. Material covers his service in Tennessee during the Civil War, business and political activities in California after the war, and the Alaska Commercial Company. Letters (1880-1886) relate to Miller's term as U.S. Senator from California and his position as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Correspondents include Andrew Johnson, Hugh McCulloch, Mrs. James Polk, and General William Starke Rosecrans.
Background
John Franklin Miller, the eldest of William and Mary Miller's five children, was born in South Bend, Indiana on November 21, 1831. Young Miller attended a local academy and in 1848 entered the Hatheway Mathematical and Classical School in Chicago. After a year, he returned to South Bend and studied in the law office of Judge Elisha Egbert. In 1852 Miller received his LL.B. from the State and National Law School at Ballston Spa, New York.
Extent
2 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.