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Box 60

 Container

Contains 14 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph Warren Miller papers

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1047
Scope and Contents Includes a few official letters most regarding appointing or removing people, orders and reports. Includes a report on the Battle of Thompson's Hills, a report on the Meridian expedition, a report on the Jackson, Mississippi expedition, a report on raids in Mississippi, Sept 21-Oct. 11, 1864. Four letters from Reuben B. Hatch regarding the signing of receipts, with one response from Miller expressing consternation at Hatch's letter. One letter gives insight into the character of Captain A.C....
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

M. Miller letter

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1048
Scope and Contents Letter to Governor Horatio Seymour of New York, expressing his delight at Seymour's election and attacking the Lincoln administration, referring to "old granny Lincoln."
Dates: Created: December 8, 1862

Samuel Miller journals

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1049
Scope and Contents An account of each trip to retrieve the body of each of his sons. He travelled by boat, the first trip on rivers and the second by ocean, most of the way and mentions the boats they pass, the cities where they stop, the countryside, farms and plantations, the effects of war on all of these, problems along the way, weather, what he eats, a shooting at one hotel, the return trip and the burial of his sons.
Dates: Created: 1863 - 1865

Samuel Freeman Miller endorsement

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1050
Scope and Contents Undated endorsement of an appointment for an unnamed person. Signed by Samuel F. Miller, John M. Harlan and J.P. Bradley. S.F. Phillips asks permission to join the endorsement.
Dates: Created: Undated

Thomas F. Miller letters

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1050-A
Scope and Contents One letter gives a list of resolutions he believes the Park County girls should abide by and include "tender services as clerks, mechanics and tillers of the soil" while the men are serving, and "withhold friendship and love from every able bodied young man who will not enlist". He gives his account of the battles at Fort Henry and Donelson, Pittsburgh Landing and Corinth. In the beginning his letters tell how happy he is to be a soldier and that he could lead that life with no problem. After...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1863

Amos Millice letter

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1051
Scope and Contents Letter to George R. Millice describing the funeral procession for Abraham Lincoln that passed through Philadelphia that day.
Dates: Created: April 22, 1865

Noyes W. Miner papers

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1052
Scope and Contents Two essays, each 11 pages, handwritten. The first concerns healing through prayer and faith and offers two examples. The second is a "vindication" of Mary Todd Lincoln and is a memoir of experiences he had with Mrs. Lincoln that he uses to deny negative portrayals of her character and actions.
Dates: Created: Undated

Orlin H. Miner papers

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1053
Scope and Contents Six letters from soldiers during the war discuss the war, battles at Pittsburgh Landing, Perryville and Chappel Hill, Lincoln and Illinois politics. An agreement between Herman Lieb and the men loaning him money to buy a printing press to start a German language Republican newspaper, signed by those loaning and the amount. Letter from G.F. Wright regarding an advance on payment for the Lincoln portrait he is painting. A number of papers regarding the National Lincoln Monument.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1867

Miner Family papers

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1054
Scope and Contents Correspondence is mostly of the Thomas family and includes many letters from Julia (Thomas) Barker to Ellen (Thomas) Miner. In one letter, she mentions a visit from Mary and Robert Lincoln and Mary's need to visit the grave. Also includes letters from Julia and Ellen's brother Marshall while attending medical school in Philadelphia; from Jane Pond in Louisiana, whose family headed a girls' seminary there, includes a description, 1851, of Oakland College in Mississippi; from Julia and Ellen's...
Dates: Created: 1837 - 1955

Mississippi River list of steamboats

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1056
Scope and Contents List of steamboats and their captains running on the upper Mississippi during the years 1847-1855, taken from the shipping books of S.S. Phelps and Co. and McKinney and Adams both of Oquawka, Illinois.
Dates: Created: 1921