Family papers and correspondence of and concerning Hugh Miller. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 1650-1864, undated. (Creation)


  • 234 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Arrangement

    234 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows:

    (i) Legal papers, 1717-1803, concerning the Feddes and Wright families, Cromarty (ancestors of Hugh Miller) (folio 1);

    (ii) Legal papers, 1855-1857, undated, concerning Hugh Miller and his dependents (folio 14);

    (iii) Fragment of an abusive article on Hugh Miller, undated (folio 38);

    (iv) Four letters, 1650-1758, including one of George Monck, the others relating to the family of Forbes of Culloden (folio 40);

    (v) Letters and drafts of letters, 1842-1854, of Hugh Miller (folio 49);

    (vi) Letters, 1822-1856, undated, to Hugh Miller, chiefly concerning his writings, church affairs, and geology (folio 81);

    (vii) Family correspondence, 1853-1864, undated, mainly letters of condolence or business letters after Miller's death (folio 155);

    (viii) Fourteen letters, 1843-1850, of Andrew Williamson, half-brother of Hugh Miller, to Margaret Macdonald (later his wife) (folio 188);

    (ix) Photostats of five letters, 1807-1854, undated, from Hugh Miller's father to his mother, and from Richard Owen, Charles Darwin, Louis Agassiz, and Thomas Carlyle to Hugh Miller (folio 222).