Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Miller Family letters, 1861-1872 MS 456



creator aut Miller, James
Title: Miller Family letters
Dates: 1861-1872
Abstract: The collection includes 11 letters writtten by James Miller, A Company, 63rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers to his brother, Samuel, in Williamsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The letters, written between Ocotober 6, 1861 and March 11, 1864, offer a good account of daily camp life. Also included are five letters from Robert Miller to Samuel Miler and one letter from Bell Miller to Samuel Miller. These letters were written between April 24, 1868 and April 22, 1872 and primarily discuss family and friends. The collection also includes Confederate currency notes of $5, $10, and $20 denominations, all of which were issued on February 17, 1864.
Identification: MS 456
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet1 folder
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Sketch

James A. Miller served in 'A' Company, 63rd Regiment, of the Pennsylvania Volunteers.


Scope and Contents

The collection includes 11 letters writtten by James Miller, A Company, 63rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers to his brother, Samuel, in Williamsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The letters, written between Ocotober 6, 1861 and March 11, 1864, offer a good account of daily camp life. Also included are five letters from Robert Miller to Samuel Miler and one letter from Bell Miller to Samuel Miller. These letters were written between April 24, 1868 and April 22, 1872 and primarily discuss family and friends. The collection also includes Confederate currency notes of $5, $10, and $20 denominations, all of which were issued on February 17, 1864.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Miller Family Letters must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

American Civil War (1861-1865)
letters (correspondence)
money
Miller, Samuel
Miller, Robert
Miller, Bell

Administrative Information

Custodial History

This material was passed down through Darlene M. Moehlenbruck's mother's family and was donated to Rice University by Mrs. Moehlenbruck in 1997.

Preferred Citation

Miller Family letters, 1861-1872, MS 456, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This material was donated to the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, by Darlene M. Moehlenbruck in 1997.

Accruals

No future additions are expected for this material.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Folder
1 Series I: Letters
Letter 1 James Miller to Samuel Miller (with envelope) October 6, 1861
Letter 2 James Miller to Samuel Miller (with envelope) November 12, 1861
Letter 3 James Miller to Samuel Miller (with envelope) November 22, 1861
Letter 4 James Miller to Samuel Miller (with envelope) June 2, 1862?
Letter 5 James Miller to Samuel Miller (with envelope) October 25, 1862
Letter 6 James Miller to Samuel Miller (with envelope) February 2, 1863
Letter 7 James Miller to Samuel Miller (with envelope) April 4, 1863
Letter 8 James Miller to Samuel Miller (with envelope) August 8, 1863
Letter 9 James Miller to Samuel Miller (with envelope) August 12, 1863
Letter 10 James Miller to Samuel Miller (with envelope) November 24, 1863
Letter 11 James Miller to Samuel Miller (with envelope) March 11, 1864
Letter 12 Robert Miller to Samuel Miller (with envelope) April 24, 1868
Letter 13 Robert Miller to Samuel Miller (with envelope) February 25, 1869
Letter 14 Bell Miller to Samuel Miller (with envelope) March 25, 1870
Letter 15 Robert Miller to Samuel Miller (with envelope) January 24, 1872
Letter 16 Robert Miller to Samuel Miller (with envelope) March 18, 1872
Letter 17 Robert Miller to Samuel Miller (with envelope) April 22, 1872



Folder
1 Series II: Notes
3 notes of Confederate States of America currency issued February 17, 1864