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Robert Mills family letters, 1813-1827

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 1 series:

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Series 1: Robert Mills Family Letters , 1813-1847
12 Folders
Box 1

Found here are 38 letters between architect Robert Mills and his wife Eliza, the majority of which were written between 1813 and 1819, while Mills was working on projects in Baltimore and Richmond. These letters generally discuss family news and health, his travels, finances, and their affection for each other. Also found are a fragment of a letter to Mills from his sister, Sarah, a letter to Mills from his mother-in-law, Ann Smith, and nine letters to Mills from business acquaintances. Letters are from architect John Skirving and engineer Louis Wernwag and others. Wernwag's letter to Mills requests his help in finding work. Also of note is a letter from William Steuart regarding the commission of Steuart to do the marble work for the Washington Monument in Baltimore. The collection also includes six letters to Mills' daughter Anna from her mother, Eliza, and cousins.
Correspondence is arranged in chronological order.
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Correspondence between Robert Mills and Eliza Barnwell Smith Mills, 1813
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1
Correspondence between Robert Mills and Eliza Barnwell Smith Mills, 1813-1814
1
2
Correspondence between Robert Mills and Eliza Barnwell Smith Mills, 1815-1817
1
3
Correspondence between Robert Mills and Eliza Barnwell Smith Mills, 1818-1824
1
4
Correspondence between Robert Mills and Eliza Barnwell Smith Mills, 1827-1830
1
5
Correspondence between Robert Mills and Eliza Barnwell Smith Mills, Undated Letters, circa 1813-1830
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6
Correspondence between Robert Mills and Eliza Barnwell Smith Mills, Undated Letters, circa 1813-1830
1
7
Letter to Robert Mills from his sister, Sarah, circa 1815
(Letter Fragment)
1
8
Letter to Robert Mills from Ann Smith, circa 1815
1
9
Letters to Robert Mills from John Skirving, 1840-1841
1
10
Miscellaneous Letters to Robert Mills, 1821-1847
(Letters are from Mr. Butcher, Crocker Bros. & Co., Mitchell Hinmary?, Edward Stabler, William Steuart, and Louis Wernwag)
1
11
Miscellaneous Letters to Anna Mills, circa 1836-1841
1
12

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