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Ernest Millar collection, 1894 - 1981

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/38

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous correspondence relating to Millar, obituaries and photographs taken by Charles Hattersley and others.


  • Creation: 1894 - 1981


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Biographical / Historical

The Revd Ernest Millar (1868-1917) was born on 2 May 1868, the son of a successful timber merchant. He was educated at Clifton and London University, and in 1891 obtained a mathematics degree at Ridley College, Cambridge. In the same year he was accepted as an Honorary Missionary by the Christian Missionary Society. Millar joined the Equatorial East African Mission in Uganda in 1892. He reached Mengo in the company of a party of seven other missionaries at the end of year, and remained there for most of the rest of his life. In 1902 he accompanied Sir Apolo Kagwe to England. From 1912 until his death he was the Secretary of the C.M.S. in Uganda. Millar died on 21 January 1917.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope) : paper/photograph

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 45; Y3045L

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. II; Photograph catalogue, vol. 21; Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 105.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Colonel R.A. Hay, 1969-1971 and 1981.


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


Millar, Ernest, 1868-1917, missionary

Finding aid date

2003-10-06 15:22:34+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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