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John Millington Collection, 1830-1853


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Collection Overview

John Millington Collection, 1830-1853
UA 6.015
0.8 Cubic Feet
Primary Creator
Millington, John (1779-1868)
Other Creators
Gladden, Sanford Charles (1902), Kingman, Edward D.
Date Acquired
Forms of Material
Correspondence, Diaries, Engravings (Prints)


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Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],

Box 1
Folder 1: Biographical Material
Folder 2: Diaries, May 27-June, 1830; Jan. 1-Sept. 22,1844
Folder 3: Diaries, Sept. 21,1844-June 27,1845
Folder 4: Diaries, June 26-Dec. 31,1845
Folder 5: Correspondence, Sept. 7,1829-Jan. 18,1832
Folder 6: Correspondence, June 26,1844-Aug. 31,1865
Folder 7: Lectures in the Royal Institution of Great Britain
Folder 8: Report to the Board of Diretors of the West-Middlesex Water-Works
Folder 9: Elements of Civil Engineering
(Review & Title Page)
Folder 10: Notes on Patents, etc.
Folder 11: Signature
Folder 12: Claim against William and Mary, 1848-1853
Folder 13: Testimonial by Robert Saunders, 5/27/1848
Box 2
Folder 1: Engravings by Thomas Charles Millington
Folder 2: Engravings
Folder 3: Picture of Thomas Charles Millington, son of John Millington
Folder 4: Picture of Thomas Millington, father of John Millington
Folder 5: Valedictory Ejaculation of George Bellology, written by Thomas Charles Millington
Folder 6: List of Things taken to Leigh Street
Folder 7: Miscellaneous Material
Box 3
Folder 1: Biographical Sketch of Millington by Kingman
Folder 2: Correspondence of Kingman with Transylvania College and University of Mississippi
Folder 3: Correspondence of Kingman about Millington
Folder 4: "Digest of Civil Engineering by Millington (typed extracts)
Folder 5: Extract
Folder 6: Information about People and Institutions Contemporaneus with Millington
Item 1: "John Millington: A Study"
by Sanford Charles Gladden--article and source material
Item 2: Log of Searches for Information
Item 3: Miscellaneous Ideas and Suggestions
Item 4: Spiral Notebooks

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],

Administrative Information

Special Collections Research Center
Acquisition Source
unknown; Edward D. Kingman
Acquisition Method
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)
Preferred Citation
John Millington Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Processing Information
Formerly Acc.No. 180.124