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Henry B. Miller papers

Identifier: A 269

Scope and Contents

Correspondence in the collection is separated into incoming (1904-1908) and outgoing (1903-1908) sections.

There is also a folder of family correspondence, from 1903 to 1904.

The collection also contains consular letters and reports regarding Port Arthur, Russian influence in the Pacific, and relations between Russia and China.

The collection also contains photographs that were removed from their original placement in the collection and stored separately for preservation reasons, under the call number PH234. Photographs include portraits (possibly of Miller as an older man), pictures from China during the Boxer Rebellion (1898-1901), a performance at a Japanese Odori, and a photograph of "Japanese Frank," the interpreter for the Chicago Daily News; the other name printed on the portrait is: Matsutaro, Todani.

Several of the images are of military men "horsing around," and text written on the back of some of the prints states these men are "survivors of the 25th, Newchwang (China), July 1904."


  • 1898-1908


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.


1 linear feet (1 volume, 5 folders)

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Henry B. Miller was part owner of the vast Miller and Lux Cattle Co, and he may have served in the military or in the Foreign Service during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The collection (1898-1908) consists of correspondence, consular letters and reports regarding Russia and China, and photographs.

Physical Description

5 folders; and 1 photograph volume.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff; and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Henry B. Miller Papers
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA