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Miller, John, 1819-1895
John Miller Papers
Manuscripts Division
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6 boxes and 2.25 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-6


Consists of works, correspondence, a diary (1851), financial papers, biographical material, a bibliography, and printed matter of American Presbyterian clergyman and Confederate chaplain John Miller (Princeton Class of 1836).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of works, correspondence, a diary (1851), financial papers, biographical material, a bibliography, and printed matter of Miller (Princeton Class of 1836). The collection reflects the theological controversy in which Miller became involved (1877) resulting in his withdrawal from the Presbyterian Church, the establishment of an independent church in Princeton (1880), and his later association with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church (1893). Included are his hymns, poetry, articles, essays, lectures, sermons, English translations of Genesis, Job, Ecclesiastes, and Matthew, and papers from his graduate student days at the Princeton Theological Seminary (1839-1840); letters to him by Walter Lowrie, H. A. Boardman, Charles Hodge, Samuel Miller, and others; some letters by him to his wife, Sally McDowell Miller, and his son, Alamby Millington Miller, and letters to newspaper editors and public officials; and plans setting forth the need, scope, system of teaching, and endowment of a research university at Princeton ("A University for Discoverers").

Collection Creator Biography:

Miller, John, 1819-1895

John Miller (Princeton Class of 1836) was an American Presbyterian clergyman and Confederate chaplain.

Collection History

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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:

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

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-6