Robert Aubrey Miller papers, 1856-1932  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Miller, Robert A. (Robert Aubrey), 1854-1941
Title
Robert Aubrey Miller papers
Dates
1856-1932 (inclusive)
Quantity
7.5 linear feet, (13 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 070
Summary
Robert Aubrey Miller (1854-1941) graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon in 1878, and began a law practice in Jacksonville, Oregon, served in the Oregon House of Representatives, and was as an aide to Governor Sylvester Pennoyer. The collection contains correspondence, letterpress volumes, a diary, proceedings of the Jacksonville District Pomona Grange (1876-1879), a Willamette University memorandum book, scrapbooks of clippings, speeches, Southern Oregon District Fair material, books of poems, excerpts from The Hesperian, a literary magazine edited by Miller, and photographs.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Aubrey Miller (1854-1941) graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon in 1878, began a law practice in Jacksonville, Oregon, served in the Oregon House of Representatives from district 19, and as an aide to Governor Sylvester Pennoyer. He later moved to Oregon City and Portland, Oregon. He was active in politics, a Democrat, president of the Willamette Valley Chautauqua Association, member of the Jacksonville District Pomona Grange, and frequently addressed pioneer gatherings.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains correspondence, letterpress volumes, diary, proceedings of the Jacksonville District Pomona Grange (1876-1879), a Willamette University memorandum book, scrapbooks of clippings, speeches, material on the Southern Oregon District Fair (1890), books of poems, excerpts from The Hesperian, a literary magazine edited by Miller, and photographs.

Correspondence (about 300 letters) consists of incoming letters, 1877-1939, including letters from Sylvester Pennoyer, Eva E. Dye, George E. Chamberlain, the Bryan State Committee (W. E. Burke), the Democratic State Central Committee, and the Willamette Valley Chautauqua Association.

The ten letterpress volumes (1887-1902) contain mostly attorney business and correspondence.

The diary is titled, "Journal of a trip to the cave in Josephine County, August 13-19, 1878."

Photographs (PH108) include tinytypes, cartes de viste, prints, cabinets and boudoirs of Robert Miller, family and friends, and other Oregonians.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Legislators--Oregon
  • Politicians--Oregon
  • Personal Names :
  • Miller, Robert A. (Robert Aubrey), 1854-1941
  • Geographical Names :
  • Jacksonville (Or.)--Social life and customs
  • Oregon--Politics and government--1859-1950
  • Oregon--Social life and customs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Cartes de visite
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Tintypes