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Abraham G. Mills papers, 1793-1929, bulk (1863-1929)
Mills, Abraham Gilbert, 1844-1929.
- 8.8 linear feet (11 boxes, 1 package).
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Collection consists of correspondence, diaries, artifacts,and printed matter documenting most aspects of Mills's life. Bulk of collection is personal and business correspondence, 1874-1929. There are two diaries, 1871-1872 and 1885, as well as letters, documents and clippingsrelating to the N.Y. Athletic Club, the Otis Elevator Co.,baseball, the Adirondack League Club, and the Grand Army of the Republic. Also, news clippings, visual materials, artifacts, certificates, and printed ephemera.
Abraham Gilbert Mills (1844-1929) was a New Yorker who worked as Chief Clerk for the Supervising Architect of theU.S. Treasury Dept. and then entered the elevator businesswhere he became a vice-president of the Otis Elevator Company. Mills, who was interested in amateur and professional sports, served as president of the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs from 1882 to 1884, was a supporter of the American Olympic movement, and was a member and officer of the New York Athletic Club. Havingserved in the Civil War, he became active in veterans organizations, particularly the Grand Army of the Republic.
Controlled Access Terms
- Mills, Abraham Gilbert, 1844-1929.
- Athletics -- United States.
- Baseball -- History.
- Elevator industry -- United States.
- Sports -- United States.
- Veterans -- Societies and clubs.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Additional Creator Names
- Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
- Adirondack League Club.
- Grand Army of the Republic.
- National League of Professional Baseball Clubs.
- New York Athletic Club.
- Otis Elevator Company.
- United States. Dept. of the Treasury.