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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2925

Flora Whitney Miller papers relating to Quentin Roosevelt,

Correspondence, memorabilia, photographs and other materials collected by Flora Whitney Miller about her fiancé, Quentin Roosevelt.

Dates

  • 1891-1968.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English and some in French.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Item (111) of this collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Extent

1 collection (6 boxes (2.5 linear ft.))

Includes: letters from Quentin Roosevelt to Flora Payne Whitney Tower Miller, 1915-1918, the bulk of them are from France during World War I; condolences to her on Quentin's death in 1918, from members of the Roosevelt, Vanderbilt, and Whitney family as well as from many others; later letters, notably from Ethel Carow Roosevelt Derby and Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt and friends, and a few Roosevelt family letters to Quentin Roosevelt, notably from Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt; and memorabilia and photographs of Quentin Roosevelt and his gravesite in France, a few transcripts of his letters and other documents as used in: Quentin Roosevelt: a sketch with letters, Kermit Roosevelt, editor (1922). Also includes the metal box in which Quentin's letter to Flora were kept by her.

Biographical / Historical

Flora Payne Whitney Tower Miller (1897-1986) was the eldest child of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Harry Payne Whitney. She was the fiancée of Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of American president Theodore Roosevelt, at the time of his death in World War One as a pilot at the German front. She married and later divorced Roderick Tower, then married George Macculloch "Cully" Miller.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Correspondence
  2. II. Compositions
  3. III. Photographs
  4. IV. Memorabilia

Physical Location

TRC b, Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

91M-50. Gift of Pamela Tower LeBoutillier, Whitney Tower, Flora Miller Biddle, and Leverett Saltonstall Miller; received: 1992 May 11. Houghton Library 50th Anniversary gift.

Related Materials

See also: Flora Whitney Miller letters to Quentin Roosevelt in: Ethel Roosevelt Derby Papers (HOLLIS: 9132851).

This collection is part of the Harvard College Library's Theodore Roosevelt Collection.

General note

Item (111) from this collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Title
Miller, Flora Whitney. Flora Whitney Miller papers relating to Quentin Roosevelt, 1891-1968: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
trc00049

Repository Details

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