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Miller (John Franklin) Papers
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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.
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.
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