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Catherine R. Miller Collection

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Pittsburg: Taken from the Salt Works, two miles below the city

The Great Strike - Destruction of the Union Depot and Hotel at Pittsburgh

The Cities of Pittsburgh & Allegheny AND The City of Cincinnati

Pittsburg in 1840 from Grant's Hill

Pittsburg in 1840 from Grant's Hill

Pittsburgh and It's Rivers

Map of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Birmingham & Manchester

Pittsburgh from Saw Mill Run

Pennsylvania - The July Labor Riots - Governor Hartranft's Headquarters on a car of the PA RR Co, at Pittsburgh

Court House, On Grant's Hill, Pittburg, Penn.

First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA

Burning of St. Paul's Catthedral, Pittsburgh

South Pittsburgh and Allegheny City

The Pittsburgh Exibition

Pittsburgh Sketches - the Levee

Pittsburgh, 1795

Portrait, Stephen Foster

"...the rude beginning of the University of Pittsburgh..."

"The 'New Orleans' Begins it's voyage..."

View of the Mouth of Oil Creek

The Great Tunnel under Pittsburg, PA

Pittsburghesque

Bridge over the Monogahela River, Pittsburg, Penn.

Beaver Heights

First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh Penn., AND German Catholic Church, Allegheny City

Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh

Craft Mansion and View of Monogahela Valley about 1820

Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh

Fort Pitt and its Environs, January 1759

Custom House, Pittsburgh, Penn.

"The Duquesne Depor..."

The White Cottage, Birthplace of Stephen Foster

Pittsburgh & Cincinnati Packet Line

Pittsburgh

Stephen Foster

Crossing of the Alleghany, Pennsylvania Railroad

Fort Duquesne

View of the City of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Pittsburg, from Soldiers Monument

Pittsburgh, Court House and Custom House

The First Associate Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh

View on the Ohio near Pittsburg

Western State Penitentiary of PA

Cunningham and Thomsen, Glads Works, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

The First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Allegheny City, PA

Planting the Royal Flag on the Ruins of First Du Quesne

The Opera House at Pittsburgh PA

View of the Court House at Pittsburg, Penn.

Plan of the town of Pittsbugh

Braddock's Route

A General Map of the River Ohio, Plate the First

Great Conglagration at Pittsburgh PA

Marche du Colonel Bouquet atravers le pays de Indiens

Prospect of the US Garrison at Lawrenceville near Pittsburg PA

Old Pittsburgh Market and Court House

First Court House and Market

Pittsburg

Pittsburgh Infirmary

For Pittsburgh - The Fast Passenger Steaner

Isolated cabin

Downtown Pittsburgh

The Buildings: PCW Berry Hall

Harmony Society Bond Facsimilie

St. Michael's Church

Pennsylvania - Improving navigation of Ohio River, Davis Island Dam

Courthouse/Jail

Braddock's Battle, 9 July 1755

New work at Fort Duquesne



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Catherine R. Miller Collection, 1755-1955 | Chatham University Special Collections

By Rachel M. Grove Rohrbaugh

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Collection Overview

Title: Catherine R. Miller Collection, 1755-1955Add to your cart.

ID: MSS/1965.001

Extent: 68.0 Items

Date Acquired: 00/00/1965

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Catherine R. Miller Collection contains 68 engravings, lithographs, and watercolors of 18th and 19th century Pittsburgh. The collection includes rare views of the city, maps, and numerous architectural drawings.

Of particular note are works by Russel Smith, Tardieu, Currier, and Gillespie.

Collection Historical Note

Catherine R. Miller was born in 1884 to Mary Bell Robbins Miller, member of the Pennsylvania Female College class of 1877, the first female Trustee of the college (now Chatham University), president of the Alumnae Association, namesake for the Mary Robbins Miller scholarship and wife of William S. Miller.  Catherine R. Miller attended Dilworth Hall, the preparatory school connected with the college, during the 1900-1901 school year as a third level student. 

A resident of Sewickley, PA, Catherine Miller was active in a variety of local garden clubs, often serving on the leadership committees.  Catherine R. Miller died in July of 1965.

Administrative Information

Repository: Chatham University Special Collections

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Copyrights to items in the Catherine R. Miller Collection vary.  Please contact the Chatham Univeristy Archives for more information.

Acquisition Source: Catherine R. Miller

Acquisition Method: Bequest by Catherine R. Miller espressed in her will as: "I bequeath my collection of pictures and maps of and books on the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in loving memory of my mother, Mary Bell Robbins Miller, who was graduated with the Class of 1877 and was the first woman trustee of the College (then Pennsylvania College for Women), serving for twenty-five years until her death."

Finding Aid Revision History: Updated by Molly Tighe, June 2019.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Item:

[Item 1: Pittsburg: Taken from the Salt Works, two miles below the city],
[Item 2: The Great Strike - Destruction of the Union Depot and Hotel at Pittsburgh, Aug. 11, 1877],
[Item 3: The Cities of Pittsburgh & Allegheny AND The City of Cincinnati, 1955],
[Item 4: Pittsburg in 1840 from Grant's Hill, 1840],
[Item 5: Pittsburg in 1840 from Grant's Hill, 1840],
[Item 6: Pittsburgh and It's Rivers],
[Item 7: Map of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Birmingham & Manchester],
[Item 8: Pittsburgh from Saw Mill Run],
[Item 9: Pennsylvania - The July Labor Riots - Governor Hartranft's Headquarters on a car of the PA RR Co, at Pittsburgh, 1877],
[Item 10: Court House, On Grant's Hill, Pittburg, Penn.],
[Item 11: First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA, 1853-1903],
[Item 12: Burning of St. Paul's Catthedral, Pittsburgh],
[Item 13: South Pittsburgh and Allegheny City],
[Item 14: The Pittsburgh Exibition, 1878],
[Item 15: Pittsburgh Sketches - the Levee],
[Item 16: Pittsburgh, 1795, 1949],
[Item 17: Portrait, Stephen Foster],
[Item 18: "...the rude beginning of the University of Pittsburgh..."],
[Item 19: "The 'New Orleans' Begins it's voyage..."],
[Item 20: View of the Mouth of Oil Creek, January 28, 1865],
[Item 21: The Great Tunnel under Pittsburg, PA],
[Item 22: Pittsburghesque, 1933],
[Item 23: Bridge over the Monogahela River, Pittsburg, Penn.],
[Item 24: Beaver Heights],
[Item 25: First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh Penn., AND German Catholic Church, Allegheny City, 1954],
[Item 26: Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh],
[Item 27: Craft Mansion and View of Monogahela Valley about 1820, 1820],
[Item 28: Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh],
[Item 29: Fort Pitt and its Environs, January 1759],
[Item 30: Custom House, Pittsburgh, Penn., 1898],
[Item 31: "The Duquesne Depor..."],
[Item 32: The White Cottage, Birthplace of Stephen Foster, 1828],
[Item 33: Pittsburgh & Cincinnati Packet Line, 1888],
[Item 34: Pittsburgh, c. 1845],
[Item 35: Stephen Foster, 1938],
[Item 36: Crossing of the Alleghany, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1852],
[Item 37: Fort Duquesne],
[Item 38: View of the City of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 1853],
[Item 39: Pittsburg, from Soldiers Monument, 1877],
[Item 40: Pittsburgh, Court House and Custom House],
[Item 41: The First Associate Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh],
[Item 42: View on the Ohio near Pittsburg],
[Item 43: Western State Penitentiary of PA],
[Item 44: Cunningham and Thomsen, Glads Works, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania],
[Item 45: The First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Allegheny City, PA],
[Item 46: Planting the Royal Flag on the Ruins of First Du Quesne],
[Item 47: The Opera House at Pittsburgh PA],
[Item 48: View of the Court House at Pittsburg, Penn.],
[Item 49: Plan of the town of Pittsbugh],
[Item 50: Braddock's Route, 1755],
[Item 51: A General Map of the River Ohio, Plate the First],
[Item 52: Great Conglagration at Pittsburgh PA, 1845],
[Item 53: Marche du Colonel Bouquet atravers le pays de Indiens],
[Item 54: Prospect of the US Garrison at Lawrenceville near Pittsburg PA],
[Item 55: Old Pittsburgh Market and Court House],
[Item 56: First Court House and Market],
[Item 57: Pittsburg, Pittsburg],
[Item 58: Pittsburgh Infirmary],
[Item 59: For Pittsburgh - The Fast Passenger Steaner],
[Item 60: Isolated cabin],
[Item 61: Downtown Pittsburgh, c. 1950s],
[Item 62: The Buildings: PCW Berry Hall, 1944],
[Item 63: Harmony Society Bond Facsimilie, 1850s],
[Item 64: St. Michael's Church],
[Item 65: Pennsylvania - Improving navigation of Ohio River, Davis Island Dam],
[Item 66: Courthouse/Jail],
[Item 67: Braddock's Battle, 9 July 1755],
[Item 68: New work at Fort Duquesne],
[All]

Item 20: View of the Mouth of Oil Creek, January 28, 1865Add to your cart.
Black-and-white illustration by F. H. Schell printed in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.

Browse by Item:

[Item 1: Pittsburg: Taken from the Salt Works, two miles below the city],
[Item 2: The Great Strike - Destruction of the Union Depot and Hotel at Pittsburgh, Aug. 11, 1877],
[Item 3: The Cities of Pittsburgh & Allegheny AND The City of Cincinnati, 1955],
[Item 4: Pittsburg in 1840 from Grant's Hill, 1840],
[Item 5: Pittsburg in 1840 from Grant's Hill, 1840],
[Item 6: Pittsburgh and It's Rivers],
[Item 7: Map of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Birmingham & Manchester],
[Item 8: Pittsburgh from Saw Mill Run],
[Item 9: Pennsylvania - The July Labor Riots - Governor Hartranft's Headquarters on a car of the PA RR Co, at Pittsburgh, 1877],
[Item 10: Court House, On Grant's Hill, Pittburg, Penn.],
[Item 11: First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA, 1853-1903],
[Item 12: Burning of St. Paul's Catthedral, Pittsburgh],
[Item 13: South Pittsburgh and Allegheny City],
[Item 14: The Pittsburgh Exibition, 1878],
[Item 15: Pittsburgh Sketches - the Levee],
[Item 16: Pittsburgh, 1795, 1949],
[Item 17: Portrait, Stephen Foster],
[Item 18: "...the rude beginning of the University of Pittsburgh..."],
[Item 19: "The 'New Orleans' Begins it's voyage..."],
[Item 20: View of the Mouth of Oil Creek, January 28, 1865],
[Item 21: The Great Tunnel under Pittsburg, PA],
[Item 22: Pittsburghesque, 1933],
[Item 23: Bridge over the Monogahela River, Pittsburg, Penn.],
[Item 24: Beaver Heights],
[Item 25: First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh Penn., AND German Catholic Church, Allegheny City, 1954],
[Item 26: Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh],
[Item 27: Craft Mansion and View of Monogahela Valley about 1820, 1820],
[Item 28: Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh],
[Item 29: Fort Pitt and its Environs, January 1759],
[Item 30: Custom House, Pittsburgh, Penn., 1898],
[Item 31: "The Duquesne Depor..."],
[Item 32: The White Cottage, Birthplace of Stephen Foster, 1828],
[Item 33: Pittsburgh & Cincinnati Packet Line, 1888],
[Item 34: Pittsburgh, c. 1845],
[Item 35: Stephen Foster, 1938],
[Item 36: Crossing of the Alleghany, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1852],
[Item 37: Fort Duquesne],
[Item 38: View of the City of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 1853],
[Item 39: Pittsburg, from Soldiers Monument, 1877],
[Item 40: Pittsburgh, Court House and Custom House],
[Item 41: The First Associate Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh],
[Item 42: View on the Ohio near Pittsburg],
[Item 43: Western State Penitentiary of PA],
[Item 44: Cunningham and Thomsen, Glads Works, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania],
[Item 45: The First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Allegheny City, PA],
[Item 46: Planting the Royal Flag on the Ruins of First Du Quesne],
[Item 47: The Opera House at Pittsburgh PA],
[Item 48: View of the Court House at Pittsburg, Penn.],
[Item 49: Plan of the town of Pittsbugh],
[Item 50: Braddock's Route, 1755],
[Item 51: A General Map of the River Ohio, Plate the First],
[Item 52: Great Conglagration at Pittsburgh PA, 1845],
[Item 53: Marche du Colonel Bouquet atravers le pays de Indiens],
[Item 54: Prospect of the US Garrison at Lawrenceville near Pittsburg PA],
[Item 55: Old Pittsburgh Market and Court House],
[Item 56: First Court House and Market],
[Item 57: Pittsburg, Pittsburg],
[Item 58: Pittsburgh Infirmary],
[Item 59: For Pittsburgh - The Fast Passenger Steaner],
[Item 60: Isolated cabin],
[Item 61: Downtown Pittsburgh, c. 1950s],
[Item 62: The Buildings: PCW Berry Hall, 1944],
[Item 63: Harmony Society Bond Facsimilie, 1850s],
[Item 64: St. Michael's Church],
[Item 65: Pennsylvania - Improving navigation of Ohio River, Davis Island Dam],
[Item 66: Courthouse/Jail],
[Item 67: Braddock's Battle, 9 July 1755],
[Item 68: New work at Fort Duquesne],
[All]


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