Miller, Dewitt, 1857-1911

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This might be J. DeWitt Miller, who was also a correspondent of Horace Howard Furness, Jr.

From the description of Letter to Horace Howard Furness, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155885389

Dewitt Miller was a book collector, lecturer, and critic. He compiled these scrapbooks about the theatrical production of the novel, Trilby, which became one of the best-selling books of the nineteenth century. The novel's villain, Svengali, is a demonic hypnotist who seduces, defiles, and deifies the innocent heroine, Trilby. Millions of readers in England and America were entranced by the exotic and dangerous sexuality of the novel's theme, and soon quick-thinking entrepreneurs exploited the book's success by producing an array of Trilby merchandise.

From the description of Trilbyana scrapbooks, 1894-1897. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51989867

(Jahu) Dewitt Miller (1857-1911) was an American lecturer and book collector.

Miller was a popular lecturer on the lyceum circuit in the late nineteenth century. He was also an avid book collector and amassed a large private library. In 1902, his collection was donated to the National Park Seminary, a girls' finishing school in Forest Glen, Maryland. A separate Miller Library building was built to house the collection. The library was sold and dispersed around 1942 when the United States Army acquired the property and the Seminary was closed.

From the guide to the Dewitt Miller Correspondence, 1881-1907, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton additional papers, 1851-1922. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903. Letters from Noah Brooks [manuscript], 1891. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hutton, Laurence, 1843-1904. Papers of Laurence Hutton, 1879-1899. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn George M. Gould Collection of Hearniana, 1877-1931 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909. Clyde Fitch papers, 1887-1904. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Muir, John, 1838-1914. Letter to Dewitt Miller, 1895 February 18. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Miller, Dewitt, 1857-1911. Trilbyana scrapbooks, 1894-1897. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Jones, Samuel Arthur, 1834-1912. Papers, 1878-1919. University of Michigan
referencedIn James Whitcomb Riley Papers, 1883-1915 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Letters received by the Norton family, 1830-1920. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1872-1969. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Jones, Samuel Arthur, 1834-1912. Samuel Jones papers, 1878-1919. University of Michigan
referencedIn Francis Wilson letters to DeWitt Miller, 1890-1911 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Winter, William, 1836-1917. William Winter letters and poems, 1874-1908. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Henry Codman Potter Letters, 1870-1906 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Winter, William, 1836-1917,. Autograph letters signed to William Winter from various correspondents [manuscript], 1892-1893. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Johnsonian Miscellanies, extra-illustrated, 1538-1900 (inclusive);, 1738-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. Letters, 1868-1907. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. James Whitcomb Riley papers, 1883-1915. Library of Congress
referencedIn Thomas Bird Mosher papers, 1890-1939 (inclusive) 1895-1924 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Wentworth Higginson correspondence, 1843-1911. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Gould, George M. (George Milbry), 1848-1922. George M. Gould collection of Hearniana, 1877-1931. Library of Congress
creatorOf Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. Letter to Mr. Dewitt Miller. Boston, MA. 1903 Apr. 10. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Julian Hawthorne collection of papers, 1852-1908 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Dewitt Miller Correspondence, 1881-1907 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Russell, A. P. (Addison Peale), 1826-1912. Letters, 1894-1905. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Robert Browning Collection, 1871-1889 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Wilson, Francis, 1854-1935. Francis Wilson letters to DeWitt Miller, 1890-1911. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902. Letter to Dewitt Miller [manuscript], 1900 Dec. 10. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Jones, Sam P. (Sam Porter), 1847-1906. Letter, 1887 Jun. 25, Camp Ground [n.p.] to Bro. [DeWitt] Miller [Philadelphia] University of Michigan
creatorOf Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934. Julian Hawthorne collection of papers, 1852-1908. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Clyde Fitch papers, 1887-1904 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Rowe, Edward Payson, 1838-1888. Letter, 1880 Oct. 12, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y., to J. DeWitt Miller. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Miller, Dewitt, 1857-1911. Letter to Horace Howard Furness, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Bird Mosher papers, 1890-1939 (inclusive) 1895-1924 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Alfred Russel Wallace Collection, 1867-1913 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Miller, Dewitt, 1857-1911. Letter, 1904 Sep. 2, Forest Glen, Md., to Dr. S.A. Jones, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan
creatorOf Jones, Samuel Arthur, 1834-1912. Letter, 1903 Jun. 22, Ann Arbor, to DeWitt Miller [Philadelphia] University of Michigan
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903. person
associatedWith Collier, Price, 1860-1913 person
associatedWith Du Maurier, George, 1834-1896. person
associatedWith Field, Eugene, 1850-1895 person
associatedWith Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909. person
correspondedWith Gould, George M. (George Milbry), 1848-1922. person
associatedWith Hawley, John G. person
associatedWith Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934. person
associatedWith Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911 person
correspondedWith Hill, George Birkbeck Norman, 1835-1903 person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
correspondedWith Howe, E. W. (Edgar Watson), 1853-1937 person
associatedWith Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. person
associatedWith Hutton, Laurence, 1843-1904. person
associatedWith Joline, Adrian H. (Adrian Hoffman), 1850-1912 person
associatedWith Jones, Sam P. (Sam Porter), 1847-1906. person
associatedWith Jones, Samuel Arthur, 1834-1912. person
associatedWith Kneass, Nelson, d. 1869. person
associatedWith Miller, J. DeWitt. person
associatedWith Mosher, Thomas Bird, 1852-1923 person
associatedWith Muir, John, 1838-1914. person
correspondedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
correspondedWith Norton family, recipient. family
associatedWith Potter, Henry Codman, 1834-1908 person
associatedWith Potter, Paul M. (Paul Meredith), 1853-1921. person
correspondedWith Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. person
associatedWith Rolfe, W. J. (William James), 1827-1910 person
associatedWith Rowe, Edward Payson, 1838-1888. person
associatedWith Russell, A. P. (Addison Peale), 1826-1912. person
associatedWith Saltus, Francis Saltus, 1849-1889 person
associatedWith Saunders, Frederick, 1807-1902 person
associatedWith Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902. person
associatedWith Thompson, Slason, 1849-1935 person
associatedWith Toynbee, Paget, Mrs., 1868 or 9-1910. person
associatedWith Tyler, Moses Coit, 1835-1900 person
associatedWith Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913 person
correspondedWith Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 person
associatedWith Wilson, Francis, 1854-1935. person
associatedWith Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. person
correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Authors, American
Literature--American Fiction
Book collecting--United States
Occupation
Book collectors
Lecturers
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Birth 1857

Death 1911

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