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Albert P. Miller Papers

Identifier: MS M1

Scope and Contents

Albert P. Miller, a merchant from Winchester, Augusta County, Virginia, was in partnership with Newton Andrew Baylor in Kirksville for about one year from mid-1881 to mid-1882. The collection includes miscellaneous personal documents from prior to his move and letters from Naylor urging him to come to Kirksville, as well as some publicity for the dry goods store in Kirksville.


  • 1869-1881


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Biographical Note

Albert P. Miller was a merchant from Winchester, Virginia, who actually spent very little time in Kirksville, Missouri. He was in partnership here with N. A. Baylor for about a year, from mid-1881 to mid-1882. He then lived in Milan, Missouri, for a few years. He eventually started the "Racket store" in Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri, where he remained.

Newton Andrew Baylor, on the other hand, was in the dry goods business in Kirksville from 1873 until he retired for health reasons. He died here in 1891 and is buried at Forrest-Llewellyn Cemetery.


0.2 linear feet

Language of Materials



This collection is organized into a single series - Albert P. Miller papers, 1869-1996.

Custodial History

Before coming to Pickler Memorial Library, these papers were mailed to "The Museum, Kirksville, MO" in May 1996 and were delivered by the United States Postal Service to the Still National Osteopathic Museum. There was no return name or address.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Two years after receiving the items, the Still Museum forwarded them to Pickler Memorial Library as a more appropriate repository for these documents connected with the history of Kirksville.

Albert P. Miller papers, 1869-1881
Finding aid prepared by Elaine Doak.
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Repository Details

Part of the Truman State University, Pickler Memorial Library, Special Collections Manuscripts Repository