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- Miller, John, 1819-1895
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- John Miller Papers
- Manuscripts Division
- Permanent URL:
- 6 boxes and 2.25 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): 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
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.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- 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:
John Miller Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Church controversies -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- 19th century.
Clergy -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- 19th century.
Fathers and sons -- Virginia -- 19th century -- Correspondence.
Husband and wife -- United States -- 19th century -- Correspondence.
- Genre Terms:
- Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian church in the U.S.A.
Princeton Theological Seminary