Contents and Arrangement

Correspondence of Lucilla Wood, 1838-1843

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists mainly of professional and personal correspondence, some documents, and printed matter of Miller, a civil engineer primarily concerned with the construction of steam engines and other machinery for naval vessels. He was employed by the Boulton and Watt Company and later the Butterfly Iron Works, and spent some time in France and the United States. The collection includes correspondence with fellow engineers, his business partners, George Cowan and John Barnes, iron mongers, friends, and organizers of industrial exhibitions, as well as with his wife, Charlotte Biddulph Miller. The documents include land titles for property in Virginia, a business partnership agreement, a lease, receipts, a 19th-century map of a section of Charlottesville (Va.), an 1854 map of part of Cumberland County (England), and a few engineering drawings. Also included is correspondence (1838-1870) of Miller's niece, Lucilla Wood, of Albemarle County, Virginia.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

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:

Correspondence of Lucilla Wood; Joseph Miller Collection, C0557, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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