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Box 1

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: id93555

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Several sketches of the life of John Millington, 1779-1868, and genealogical information on the family are to be found here. Papers of John Millington include his commission as an officer in the St. James Loyal Volunteers, London, and certificate for hair powder allowance, 1801; license as attorney under George III, 1802-1804; and his activities as an engineer in constructing a suspension bridge in Buchinghamshire, 1829. The notice of the sale of his effects in London and a passport to Vera Cruz, Mexico, signed by General Santa Ana, 1829, mark the move from England to Mexico, where he was the directing engineer for the Anglo-Mexican Mining Association. Letters of introductions to persons in the United States, 1832, which were taken with him when he left Mexico are included as are printed annoucements of the engineering office which he set up on Philadelphia, 1832. From this period arincluded letters from Michael Faraday of the Royal Institute, London, 1828-1832, and theatre programs from Philadelphia, 1834. Letters and papers from the time that he moved to Williamsburg to become Professor of Chemsistry and Natural Philosophy at the College of William and Mary, 1836-1850, conclude this box. Included is a letter written to Millington by T.R. Dew, President of the College, asking him to buy books for the College Library in Philadelphia Bookshops, 21 September, 1837, and many letters to other Professors of Natural Philosophy (Physics) in the United States, discussing textbooks that were in use at the time.


  • Creation: 1801-1951


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Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 8.00 Linear Feet

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository