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John Millington Collection

Identifier: UA 6.015

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Scope and Contents

This collections contains 3 boxes of material about John Millington. Box 1 includes biographical material, diaries, correspondence, and his claim against William and Mary (1848-1853). Box 2 contains engravings and pictures. Box 3 consists of papers collected by Edward D. Kingman about Millington.


  • Creation: 1830-1853


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Conditions Governing Access:

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.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

John Millington was born 11 May 1779 near London. Licensed as attorney in England, he later turned to engineering. Professor of Royal Institution. In 1829, moved to Mexico as engineer with Anglo-Mexican Mining Association. Moved to Philadelphia, Pa. 1832. Professor of Chemistry and Natural Philosophy at College of William and Mary, 1836-1848. Took degree of doctor of medicine at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. Professor of Chemistry and Natural Science at University of Mississippi. Professor, Memphis (Tenn.) Medical College. Died in 1868.


0.80 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1980.124: Boxes 1 and 2 acquired on 09/22/1980; Box 3 donated by Edward D. Kingman of the Wentworth Institute in Boston, MA on 05/05/1988.

Related Materials:

University Archives Bound Volumes (UA 15)

John Millington Papers (Mss. 65 M59)

Thomas Millington Collection (MS 00306)

Processing Information:

Formerly Acc.No. 180.124

Guide to the John Millington Collection
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository