The Papers of Robert Mills, 1781-1855

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Robert Mills (1781-1855) claimed to be the first native-born architect professionally trained in the United States. This microfilm edition, the first complete publication of his papers and drawings, is significant for the history of American architecture and for early nineteenth-century urban history and history of technology. This collection expands by 75 percent the documents on Mills accessible to scholars, and it triples the number of buildings with which he was known to be involved. The Papers of Robert Mills includes correspondence to and from many prominent individuals of his day, including Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and Isaac Hull; financial records; his diaries, journals, and manuscripts; his books and pamphlets; and all of his located drawings. The printed guide features an extensive subject-person-place index.

Sponsored in part by the Smithsonian Institution, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Universities of Iowa and South Carolina.

Number of rolls: 15