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Catherine R. Miller Collection, 1755-1955

By Rachel M. Grove Rohrbaugh

Collection Overview

Title: Catherine R. Miller Collection, 1755-1955

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.

Administrative Information

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

Item 14: The Pittsburgh Exibition, 1878Add to your cart.
Color drawing by Charles Graham measuring 15 inches high by 11.25 inches wide and printed in Harper's Weekly.
Item 30: Custom House, Pittsburgh, Penn., 1898Add to your cart.
Black-and-white illustration by Wilburn measuring 11.25 inches high by 8.25 inches wide and from Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room companion.
Item 31: "The Duquesne Depor..."Add to your cart.
Black-and-white illustration measuring 9 inches high by 6 inches wide.
Item 32: The White Cottage, Birthplace of Stephen Foster, 1828Add to your cart.
Black-and-white illustration by Miller measuring 8.25 inches high by 7 inches wide.
Item 33: Pittsburgh & Cincinnati Packet Line, 1888Add to your cart.
Map and Letter measuring 7 inches high by 11.5 inches wide.
Item 34: Pittsburgh, c. 1845Add to your cart.
Black-and-white illustration measuring 8.5 inches high by 8.25 inches wide.
Item 35: Stephen Foster, 1938Add to your cart.
Black-and-white illustration by Howard Simon measuring 11 inches high by 16 inches wide.
Item 36: Crossing of the Alleghany, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1852Add to your cart.
Black-and-white illustration by Deveneux measuring 10.75 inches high by 5.75 inches wide and from Gleason's pictorial drawing room companion.
Item 37: Fort DuquesneAdd to your cart.
Color illustration by Russell Smith measuring 10.5 inches high by 6.25 inches wide and printed in Godey's Magazine.
Item 38: f View of the City og Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 1853Add to your cart.
Black-and-white illustration by Devereux measuring 9.5 inches high by 6 inches wide and from Gleason's pictorial drawing room companion.
Item 39: Pittsburg, from Soldiers Monument, 1877Add to your cart.
Color illustration by A. R. W., W. Roberts measuring 12.5 inches high by 6 inches wide.
Item 40: Pittsburgh, Court House and Custom HouseAdd to your cart.
Color illustration measuring 8.25 inches high by 9 inches wide framed.
Item 41: The First Associate Presbyterian Church, PittsburghAdd to your cart.
Color illustration measuring 9.25 inches high by 6 inches wide.
Item 42: View on the Ohio near PittsburgAdd to your cart.
Black-and-white illustration by A.L. Dick, W.C. measuring 6.5 inches high by 5 inches wide.
Item 43: Western State Penitentiary of PAAdd to your cart.
Black-and-white illustration by W. Armor measuring 8.5 inches high by 5 inches wide.
Item 44: Cunningham and Thomsen, Glads Works, Pittsburg, PennsylvaniaAdd to your cart.
Color illustration measuring 10 inches high and 8 inches wide.
Item 45: The First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Allegheny City, PAAdd to your cart.
Color illustration measuring 9 inches high and 7.5 inches wide.
Item 46: Planting the Royal Flag on the Ruins of First Du QuesneAdd to your cart.
Color illustration measuring 6 inches high and 7.5 inches wide.
Item 47: The Opera House at Pittsburgh PAAdd to your cart.
Black-and-white illustration measuring 5 inches high by 7.25 inches wide.
Item 48: View of the Court House at Pittsburg, Penn.Add to your cart.
Black-and-white illustration by Manning measuring 8.5 inches high by 7 inches wide.
Item 49: Plan of the town of PittsbughAdd to your cart.
Color illustration by Tardieu measuring 17 inches high and 14 inches wide framed.
Item 50: Braddock's Route, 1755Add to your cart.
Black-and-white illustration by Middlewon measuring 14.76 inches high by 12.75 inches wide framed.
Item 51: A General Map of the River Ohio, Plate the FirstAdd to your cart.
Color illustration by Tardieu measuring 24.5 inches high and 17.75 inches wide framed.
Item 52: Great Conglagration at Pittsburgh PA, 1845Add to your cart.
Color illustration by N. Currier measuring 17.75 inches high and 13.75 inches wide.
Item 53: Marche du Colonel Bouquet atravers le pays de IndiensAdd to your cart.
Black-and-white illustration by Thomas Hutchins measuring 18.5 inches high and 11.5 inches wide framed.
Item 54: Prospect of the US Garrison at Lawrenceville near Pittsburg PAAdd to your cart.
Color illustration measuring 27.5 inches high by 19.5 inches wide framed.
Item 55: Old Pittsburgh Market and Court HouseAdd to your cart.
Color illustration by Krebbs and Robitzer measuring 20 inch high by 16 inches wide.
Item 56: First Court House and MarketAdd to your cart.
Color illustration by J.E. Tucker measuring 14.75 inches high and 9.25 inches wide.
Item 57: Pittsburg, PittsburgAdd to your cart.
Black-and-white illustration measuring 18.5 inches high and 16.5 inches wide framed.
Item 58: Pittsburgh InfirmaryAdd to your cart.
Blac-and-white illustration measuring 21.5 inches high and 16.5 inches wide framed.
Item 59: For Pittsburgh - The Fast Passenger SteanerAdd to your cart.
Color illustration by Gillespie measuring 25.5 inches by 18.75 inches framed.
Item 60: Isolated cabinAdd to your cart.
Print measuring 10 inches high and 8.25 inches wide.
Item 61: Downtown Pittsburgh, c. 1950sAdd to your cart.
Print measring 8 inches high by 10 inches wide.
Item 62: The Buildings: PCW Berry Hall, 1944Add to your cart.
Black-and-white illustration measuring 6.5 inches high and 11 inches wide.
Item 63: Harmony Society Bond Facsimilie, 1850sAdd to your cart.
Measuring 13.25 high by 11.25 inches wide
Item 64: St. Michael's ChurchAdd to your cart.
Item 65: Pennsylvania - Improving navigation of Ohio River, Davis Island DamAdd to your cart.
Color illustration.
Item 66: Courthouse/JailAdd to your cart.
Item 67: Braddock's Battle, 9 July 1755Add to your cart.
Item 68: New work at Fort DuquesneAdd to your cart.
Black-and-white illustration measuring 9 inches high and 14 inches wide.