A Guide to the John F. Miller Papers, 1820-1882
A resident of Columbus, Texas, John F. Miller (d. 1854) was appointed justice of the peace of Colorado County in 1841 and chief justice in 1843. Other members of Miller’s family also lived in Columbus, including Daniel Miller (b. ca. 1816), who worked as a farmer, and Thomas R. Miller.
Comprised of Photostats and originals of correspondence, and legal and financial records, the John F. Miller Papers, 1820-1882, document Miller’s career as justice of the peace and chief justice of Colorado County, Texas, as well as the activities of his family, including Thomas R. Miller, and Daniel Miller’s work as a farmer. Correspondence concerns familial affairs and political issues, while legal documents relate to the sale of land in Colorado County and John’s appointments as justice of the peace and chief justice. In addition, Daniel’s financial papers pertain to purchases, payments, taxes, and the sale of goods.
This collection is open for research use.
John F. Miller Papers, 1820-1882, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers