University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John F. Miller Papers, 1820-1882



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Miller, John F., d. 1854
Title: Miller, John F., Papers
Dates: 1820-1882
Abstract: 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.
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Miller, Daniel, b. ca. 1816
Miller, John F., d. 1854 -- Archives
Miller, Thomas R.
Subjects
Agriculture -- Texas -- Colorado County -- History -- 19th century
Judges -- Texas -- Colorado County -- History -- 19th century
Justices of the peace -- Texas -- Colorado County-- History -- 19th century
Places
Colorado County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century
Columbus (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century
Texas -- Politics and government -- History -- 19th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John F. Miller Papers, 1820-1882, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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

 

Inventory

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2F40 Daniel Miller letters, documents, and account papers James Miller diary Letters and documents: John F. Miller Thomas R. Miller