Title and statement of responsibility area
Daisy Clara Millar letters
General material designation
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
- Millar, Daisy
Physical description area
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Daisy Millar was married to Albert Millar, “who was internationally prominent in the oil industry before coming to Oliver.” In Oliver, Albert Millar was an orchardist and partner in the Oliver Sawmill.
Daisy Millar is the presumed author of the letters, based on the understanding that the Millar’s were involved in the oil industry in the area of Eastern Europe referred to in the letters.
Additionally, Daisy Millar was a sister of Harold Wright who was active as a manager and part owner of Oliver Sawmill. The Wrights were a very prominent family in Oliver's early days.
Their home, now termed The Millar Residence, is today a registered heritage structure in Oliver.
Albert and Daisy Millar were close friends of George E. and Gertrude Mabee when both families lived in Oliver, B.C.
Mrs. Millar's letters were with other historical items belonging to Jean Love (née Mabee) before being passed down to the donor.
Scope and content
Subcollection consists of two letters totaling twelve pages dated October and November 1955 addressed to Enid with one, possibly both, being signed “Mummsy.” The letters narrate the writer’s experiences in the early days of the Russian invasion of Austrian Galicia in 1914-15. The author’s family was directly on the route of the invasion and retaliation, and her account reflects details both on the ground and the political and military events of the time. Although written 40 years after the events, the letters seem remarkably clear and detailed. The letters appear to be “original” blue carbons, with some manuscript annotations both in the author’s and another’s hand.
Immediate source of acquisition
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
File list available.
Uploaded finding aid
Standard number area
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
Genre access points
Description record identifier
Rules or conventions
Level of detail
Dates of creation, revision and deletion
Language of description
Script of description
Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen. (2009). “Millar Residence.” Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Community Heritage Register. https://www.rdos.bc.ca/assets/COMMUNITY-SERVICES/Heritage/HeritagePages/AreaC/MillarResidence-cobmined.pdf. Retrieved May 5, 2023.