Austin History Center

Amelia Simpson Millett Photograph Album

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Millett, Amelia Simpson
Title: Amelia Simpson Millett Photograph Album
Inclusive Dates: 1860s-1870s
Abstract: 54 photographs in a decorative album depict friends and family of Amelia Simpson Millett from circa 1860s-1870s.
Identification: AR.2015.013
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 album, 54 photographs)
Location: Outer Vault
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

No information is known about Amelia Simpson Millett. From the photographs in the collection, she looks like she was a young woman in the 1860s-1870s.

Scope and Contents

54 photographs in a decorative album depict friends and family of Amelia Simpson Millett from circa 1860s-1870s. The leather-bound album is 5.5x7.5x3 inches and has an ornately decorated gilt cover with oval pastoral paintings at the center of both covers. Inscribed inside the cover is "Mrs. M.P. Matthews" and "Miss Amelia Simpson, Christmas 1869." Photographs are primarily individual portraits of children, men, and women, but there is also a man and a young boy together and two women (sisters?) together. Most people are unidentified. Individuals identified include a few photos of Millett as a young woman, Joseph Nagle, and Ailema Simpson. A few images are reproductions of illustrations including "Mater Dolorosa" and "La Senorita." The majority of photographs are by H.B. Hillyer but W.J. Oliphant and S.B. Hill of Austin are also represented. Other photographers are from Houston, Galveston, Tennessee, New York, New Orleans, and Dublin. Photographic formats include cartes-de-visite and tintypes. Some items are hand-tinted.


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Millett, Amelia Simpson.
Hill, Samuel B.
Hillyer, Hamilton Biscoe.
Oliphant, William J.
Document Types:
Black and white photographs.
Carte de visite photographs.
Photograph albums.

Related Material

AF - BIOGRAPHY - Nagle, Joseph A.

AF - Photographers and Photography - Hill, Samuel B., P3500(3)

AF – Photographers and Photography - Hillyer, Hamilton Biscoe, P3500(4)

AF – Photographers and Photography - Oliphant, William J. P3500(7)

AF – Photographers and Photography - Rare formats, P3500(81)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Amelia Simpson Millett Photograph Album (AR.2015.013). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: unknown

Donation Date: unknown

Processing Information

This album was formerly filed as scrapbook #23.

Finding aid created and encoded by Nicole Davis/March 2015.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Photograph album, circa 1860s-1870s

Location PhotoAlbum
Outer Vault 52 Photograph album, circa 1860s-1870s