Skip to main content

Robert Miller and Mark Bean Miller Letters

Identifier: AppMs-0823

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of seven letters from Robert Miller to his oldest son Mark Bean Miller and two letters from Mark Bean Miller to his wife Emma (Coleman) Miller. Robert Miller's letters are concerned with family and farming matters as well as details of his work and pay during his time working on the construction of the East Tennessee Hospital for the Insane in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mark's letters are brief and discuss family and money matters.

In addition to the letters, there is a handwritten notation of Miller births, marriages and deaths; a compact disc of scans of the letters; and a spiral bound volume of transcriptions of the letters, family data and background information.


  • 1885-1887, 2013


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is unrestricted except for physical limitations described in the Physical Access Note and on individual items. Digital Content available at the link above.


0.25 linear feet (12 folders in one box)

Language of Materials



Letters are arranged in date order.

Physical Access Requirements

Some of the letters are fragile. Please refer to the online digital content in lieu of the originals.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Marolyn Miller Sayre-Smith and Barbara Miller Reeves donated this collection to the Archives of Appalachia in March 2013, accession 2013-011.

Processing Information

Jen Bingham processed the letters in July 2013.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA