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Indian letters of William Millar, 1874 - 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 63/10

Scope and Contents

Three letters written by Millar in Dacca to his sister Louisa concerning his daily life and early administrative experience. The letters are accompanied by 'Royal Commonwealth Society library notes', no. 175 (October, 1971), featuring the article 'A strut in the steel frame', which includes extracts from the letters. There is also an undated biographical note on Millar.


  • Creation: 1874 - 1971


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Biographical / Historical

William Robert Millar (1851-1924) was born on 1 June 1851. He joined the Indian Civil Service in 1874, becoming Assistant Magistrate and Collector in Bengal. He was invalided in 1879, and retired that year. He died on 8 March 1924.


1 folder(s) (1 folder) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 22

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 65.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Colonel R.W. Hay, 1971.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from Donald Simpson's R.C.S. catalogue.


Millar, William Robert, 1851-1924

Finding aid date

2004-01-08 14:16:48+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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