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John Millington Papers, 1801-1951

John Millington Papers, 1801-1951
Mss. 65 M59
8.0 Cubic Feet
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2477.00 items
Scope and Contents
Papers including correspondence concerning Millington's experiences as directing engineer of the Anglo-Mexican Mining Association, as professor at College of William and Mary where he lived in the Wythe House, as professor at University of Mississippi, and at Memphis Medical College. Includes diaries covering 1832, 1835, and 1861-1867; letters of his family members; and Blankenship family land records and letters concerning the Spanish-American War.
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Millington, John (1779-1868)
Blankenship family
College of William and Mary--History--19th century
Engineering--Study and teaching--United States--19th century
Memphis Medical College, Memphis, Tenn
Mexico--History--19th century
Millington family
Mining engineering--History--19th century
Spanish-American War, 1898
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Universities and Colleges--Virginia--Faculty
University of Mississippi--History--19th century
World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Area
Wythe House (Williamsburg, Va.)
Account books
Watercolors (drawings)

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Administrative Information

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.
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.
Acquisition Note
Gifts were made by Dr. Millington (grandson of J. Millington) in 1936, and by Mrs. Kate Millington Blankenship and family between 1939-1953. Additional purchases have been made by Special Collections Research Center between 1951 and 1988. Acc. 1988.08 was purchased and received on 1/26/1988.
Related Materials

The library of John Millington is in the Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Various versions of the Millington Prints of the 19th century College of William and Mary campus are in the University Archives Photograph Collection. The wash drawing of the same is in the University Archives Artifact Collection.

Roll of undeveloped photographs taken in Cuba by L.F.B. Blankenship were transferred to the Manuscripts Photograph Collection, 9 February 2012.

All of the artifacts and copper plates that were originally part of Boxes 7-10, 13-15 were transferred to the Manuscripts Artifact Collection (Mss. 1.03), and are in the processing of being described. Artifacts with descriptions include: Watercolor of Sudbury Church (65M59.01), match box (65M59.A02.2), name plate (65M59.A02.4), ivory seal (65M59.A02.7), porcelain lids (65M59.A02.8a), small cup (65.M59.A02.8b), broken bowl (65M59.A02.8c), clay mortars (65M59.A02.8d), fish painting on glass (65M59.A02.8e), bronze powder (65M59.A02.8f)

Related Publications
Lavonne O. Tarleton, "John Millington, Civil Engineer and Teacher, 1779-1868," MA Thesis, College of William & Mary, 1966.
Preferred Citation
John Millington Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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