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Millerd Family Documents
MSS 0228  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Creator: Millerd Family
    Title: Millerd Family Documents,
    Date (inclusive): 1712 - 1900
    Extent: 0.40 linear feet (1 archives box)
    Abstract: Documents (1712-1900) of the Millerd family of Rhode Island. Included are sermon books, correspondence, birth and death date information for family members, and records of debt. The collection is organized in two series: 1) SERMON BOOKS and 2) FAMILY DOCUMENTS.
    Repository: University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
    La Jolla, California 92093-0175
    Collection number: MSS 0228
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English


    Collection is open for research.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available

    Preferred Citation

    Millerd Family Documents, MSS 0228. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.


    The first record of the Millerd Family of Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island appears in 1740 when Nathaniel Millerd signed a promissory bond to Edward Thurber. Either this Nathaniel or his father died the following year in 1741. A Nathaniel Millerd was born in February 1772 and married Betsey Green in 1793. The couple had five children between 1794 and 1806: Augustus, Welcome, Julia, George, and Eliza. In 1800 Nathaniel Millerd was elected to a captaincy in the Rhode Island infantry. There is no record of Nathaniel's death extant.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Documents of the Millerd family, 1712-1900, including documents that provide birth and death dates for family members, debt records, documentation of military service, and a set of manuscript sermons attributed to Squire Millerd. The documentation in this collection is fragmentary, comprised mostly of single pieces of paper or short notes at sporadic intervals throughout almost two centuries. The most extensive documents, the sermon books, are also incomplete, with no title pages, dates, or authors clearly identified. Most of the documentation pertains to the Millerd family in eighteenth and early nineteenth-century Rhode Island.
    The collection is organized into two series: 1) SERMON BOOKS and 2) FAMILY DOCUMENTS.
    The SERMON BOOKS series contains two manuscript books attributed to Squire Millerd and dated ca. 1712.
    The second series, FAMILY DOCUMENTS, contains correspondence, geneologies, debt receipts, certificates of military service, and other materials. The papers are arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Millerd family -- Archives
    Millerd, Squire -- Archives
    Millerd, Nathaniel -- Archives
    Sermons, English -- 18th century
    Rhode Island -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Sources
    Rhode Island -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Sources
    Warwick (R.I.) -- History -- Sources