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Miller, Florence G. (Florence Geehr)
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 (scarcpxm): 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

Scope and Contents

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:

Miller, Florence G. (Florence Geehr)

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

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

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

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2