Subfonds 1 - Daisy Clara Millar letters

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Daisy Clara Millar letters

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2 letters

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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.

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Mrs. Millar's letters were with other historical items belonging to Jean Love (née Mabee) before being passed down to the donor.

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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.

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Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen. (2009). “Millar Residence.” Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Community Heritage Register. Retrieved May 5, 2023.

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