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Miller, Florence G. (Florence Geehr)
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Florence G. and Edward Y. Miller Collection
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
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ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-2


Consists of writings, correspondence, a diary (1904-1907), photographs, and printed matter of Florence G. Miller, wife of Captain Edward Y. Miller of the U.S. Army, reflecting their life while stationed in the Philippines.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of writings, correspondence, a diary (1904-1907), photographs, and printed matter of Miller, wife of Captain Edward Y. Miller of the U.S. Army. The collection reflects their lives while stationed in the Philippines and includes several autograph manuscripts of articles written by Miller, including an article about the Batac Indians of Palawan Province where the Millers were stationed part of the time and one about a trip en route to Manila (1900). There are letters by Miller to her sisters and various friends describing life in the Philippines and letters to her and her husband by John T. Clark, Treasurer of Palawan. Also included are notebooks (1907-1908) containing descriptions of the Malay States and Java, photographs of the Tagbanuas, the Batac Indians, and the Thualig Penal Settlement, and a diary in which Miller noted her day-to-day life in the Philippines. In addition, the collection contains references to the Province of Paragua of which Captain Miller served as secretary and treasurer. A binder, containing 200 captioned scans of photographs (1907-1908) Edward took in the Philippines and Java, is included, and CDs containing the scans (at 300 dpi, from the original glass negatives) are available.

Collection Creator Biography:

Edward Y. Miller was a U.S. Army captain stationed in the Philippines in the first part of the 20th century; Florence G. Miller was his wife.

Collection History

Processing Information:

Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '14 in 2013.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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:

Florence G. and Edward Y. Miller Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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