Taylor, Michael A (Research Associate) (2018) Three memoirs of Hugh Miller (1802–1856) by his son Hugh Miller FGS. Archives of Natural History, 46 (1). pp. 113-118. ISSN 0260-9541

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Abstract

Hugh Miller FGS (1850–1896) wrote a set of three memoirs on his father Hugh Miller (1802–1856), geologist, writer and newspaper editor. The first two are successive versions of a text written about 1883 to accompanya portrait of the elder Miller by the pioneering photographers David Octavius Hill (1802–1870)and RobertAdamson(1821–1848).The second version appeared, much delayed, in Calotypes, an album of their work, in 1928. The book’s editor, Andrew Elliot (1830–1921), had, in partnership with John Shepherd, briefly published Miller’s Testimony of the Rocks of 1857. A third version is the 1894 entry on Hugh Miller in the Dictionary of National Biography. The three memoirs, the only biographical writings on the elder Miller by his son, contain useful material, including a notable assessment of his palaeontological work by Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scotland – nineteenth century – palaeontology – photography – Cromarty – Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage and Museum.
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Q Science > QL Zoology
T Technology > TR Photography
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 12:15
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 12:15
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2312

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