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Nathaniel Miller papers, 1849-1897.
BANC MSS 2010/186 box 1
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Nathaniel Miller papers, 1849-1897


Miller, Nathaniel, 1815-1896, creator, creator.


Jessup, Richard M., correspondent.


Contains fifty-six handwritten letters between Nathaniel Miller and numerous other correspondents including his future wife, Ellen Carman, and Richard M. Jessup, who was a member of the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1856. Also contains a small amount of other material such as photographs, tax receipts, store accounts, newspaper clippings, bank drafts, and ephemera from Miller's membership in The Associated Pioneers of the Territorial Days of California. Photographic material consists of six albumen prints (2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.) and five more recent copy photographs (b&w, 5 x 7 in. or smaller) depicting the Miller family, homesteads, a man in a sailboat, and a man in a buckskin outfit with a rifle over his shoulder (possibly Nathaniel Miller). The earliest document in the collection is a notarized letter, dated February 3, 1849 and signed by John L. Ireland, granting power of attorney in California to William Floyd, Jr. The letter was countersigned by Floyd in San Francisco, California on January 14, 1850, designating Nathaniel Miller to act in his stead.


1849 (issued)


Miller, Nathaniel -- 1815-1896 -- Archives
Miller, Nathaniel -- 1815-1896 -- Correspondence
Miller, Nathaniel -- 1815-1896 -- Family -- Portraits
Miller, Nathaniel -- 1815-1896 -- Portraits
Jessup, Richard M -- Correspondence
San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1851.
San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1856.
Associated Pioneers of the Territorial Days of California.
Pioneers -- California -- San Francisco
Pioneers -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Vigilantes -- California -- San Francisco
California -- History -- 1846-1850
California -- History -- 1850-1950


Nathaniel Miller papers, 1849-1897, BANC MSS 2010/186, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from William Reese ; 20100219.
Nathaniel Miller (September 15, 1815-December 23, 1896) was a storekeeper in San Francisco, California during the Gold Rush era and assisted in forming the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1851. Miller was born in Brookhaven, New York and moved to California in 1849 where he amassed great wealth. In 1853, he returned to New York and was elected Supervisor of Brookhaven in 1862. He died in Patchogue, New York in 1896.
In English.


Legal documents.
Legal instruments.
Powers of attorney.
Albumen prints.

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BANC MSS 2010/186 box 1