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Three Memoirs of Hugh Miller (1802–1856) by His Son Hugh Miller Fgs (2019)


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 accompany a portrait of the elder Miller by the pioneering photographers David Octavius Hill (1802–1870) and Robert Adamson (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).

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Authors & Contributors
Taylor, Michael A.
Goodman, Jordan
DeArce, Miguel
Lightman, Bernard V.
Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de
Drouin, Jean-Marc
Archives of Natural History
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
History of Science
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Georg Editeur
Cromarty Arts Trust & the Elphinstone Institute of the University of Aberdeen
Faber & Faber
NMS Enterprises
University of Chicago Press
Natural history
Huxley, Thomas Henry
Miller, Hugh
Wright, Edward Perceval
Hooker, Joseph Dalton
Tyndall, John
Wallace, Alfred Russel
Great Britain
New Guinea
United States
19th century
20th century, early
Trinity College Dublin

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