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Miller, William McElwee
William McElwee Miller Papers
Manuscripts Division
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4 boxes and 1.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-4


Consists of articles, correspondence, notes, miscellaneous material, and printed matter of William McElwee Miller, a Presbyterian clergyman and a missionary in Iran from 1919 to 1962.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of Miller's articles, correspondence, notes, miscellaneous material, and printed matter. There are articles on Bahaism, correspondence and notes relating to his book The Baha'i Faith (1974), papers relating to the collection of Bābī manuscripts given to Princeton Library, and correspondence between Miller, Cady Allen, William Orick, and Earl Elder about Miller and Elder's translation from the Arabic of Al-kitab al-aqdas (1961). In addition, the collection contains printed matter on Bahaism and Iran.


Arranged in this order: Boxes 1-2--correspondence and miscellaneous material about Al-kitab al-aqdas, The Baha'i Faith, articles and correspondence about Bahaism, and printed matter (1954-1979); Boxes 3-4--additional unsorted articles, correspondence, and printed matter about the Baha'i faith (1931-1979).

Collection Creator Biography:

Miller, William McElwee

William McElwee Miller was a Presbyterian clergyman, a missionary in Iran from 1919 to 1962, and an author of several books on aspects of Islam and Persian culture.

Collection History


Additions from James Wainberger.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory prepared by Alicia Corona '2013 in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

William McElwee Miller Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-4