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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L108 (Text) 00000106296957 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OBC060 (Text) 8979-8881 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI V101 (Text) 7777-9998 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 14 volumes, 1 oversized folder

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General Note:
Processing information: Collection processing completed 2005/10 by Christina Baich. Finding aid updated 2015/11/04 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
The collection is open to research use.
Summary, etc.:
The collection includes indentures, mortgages, abstracts of titles, and other legal documents regarding his property ownership in Indianapolis (1874-1906) as well as correspondence, reports, and financial papers regarding the construction and maintenance of said properties; letters of condolence to his wife and children at his death; several of Miller's speeches; and a report to the U.S. Circuit Court on the case of James R. Jessup vs. the Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway Company (1907). The volumes consist of his ledger book recording his trustee accounts and Miller's letter books, which contain his correspondence regarding his legal work, his work as U.S. Attorney General, and personal and financial matters. Correspondents include Albert J. Beveridge, Oscar Bohlen, Mary Lord Harrison, and James E. Watson.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
William Henry Harrison Miller Collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note:
Benjamin Harrison Association April 1951
Biographical or Historical Data:
William Henry Harrison Miller was born in Augusta, Oneida County, New York, on September 6, 1840. His parents were Curtis and Lucy Duncan Miller. He attended Whitestown Seminary and graduate from Hamilton College in 1861. After serving in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, he studied law under Morrison Waite in Toledo, Ohio, and was admitted to the bar in 1865 in Peru, Indiana. He practiced law in Peru where he also served as county school examiner there. Miller married Gertrude A. Bunce on December 23, 1863. Miller spent most of his legal career practicing in Fort Wayne, Indiana, (1866-1874), where he was the law partner of William H. Combs, and Indianapolis (1874-1889, 1893-1917). He was the law partner of Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis (1874-1889) and served in the Harrison administration as Attorney General of the United States (1889-1893). Miller died in Indianapolis on May 25, 1917.
Subject: Miller, William H. H. (William Henry Harrison), 1840-1917 > Correspondence.
Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901.
United States. Attorney-General.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Lawyers > Indiana.
Administration of estates > Indiana > Indianapolis.
Condolence notes.
United States > Politics and government.

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