Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00643 - Miller, Scott and Dunlop Family Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00643

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Miller, Scott and Dunlop Family Papers

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  • 1885-1980 (Creation)

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Manuscript Collection

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16 boxes (3 metres)

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([18-?]-)

Biographical history

William John Miller (1889-1960) was a Toronto architect active from 1908 until some time after WWII. Son of the prominent architect George Martell Miller (1854-1933), William John Miller trained under his father and was a registered member of the Ontario Association of Architects from 1935 onwards. William assisted his father's firm with several notable commercial and residential projects in and around the city of Toronto, and would eventually take over his father's firm. Architectural plans for buildings completed by the Millers are held in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library's Miller collection (Manuscript Collection 194).
William Miller married Ruby Adelaide Scott (died 1973). The couple lived for several years at 105 Rochester Avenue in Toronto and had a daughter, Joanne Martell Miller. The family frequented a summer cottage on Lake Simcoe, known as "Martell Villa." In 1949, Joanne married Robert Butt Dunlop, a Toronto area dentist, to become Joanne Martell Miller Dunlop (also known as Mrs. R.B. Dunlop). She died August 5, 1980.

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([18-?]-)

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Includes a large number of family photographs and 8mm film pertaining to the Miller, Scott and Dunlop families. Photograph collection includes two intact daguerreotype portraits. Collection of personal drawings and etchings by William J. Miller, including the original zinc and copper etching plates. Miscellaneous letters and ephemera relating to the families, including copies of George M. Miller's estate.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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  • English

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