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Guide to the Orpha Miller Papers 

Prepared by Randy Neuman, Archivist, 11/26/2007 

Overview of Collection 

Record Creator:  Miller, Orpha
Title:  Orpha Miller Papers
Abstract:  Orpha Miller was a classmate at Central College (now Huntington University) of Minnie Mull and Lucy Wilberforce who were both associated with United Brethren mission work in Sierra Leone. The papers contain letters from these both Minnie Mull and Lucy Wilberforce.
Quantity:  1 file
Identification:  UBHC.UB 4-III-1-SS2-MC2

Biographical Note 

Orpha Miller was born in Ohio, February 27, 1884 the daughter of John F. and Sager Miller. She attended Central College (now Huntington University), Huntington, Indiana from 1902 to 1906. During her time at Huntington she became acquainted with fellow students Minnie Mull and Lucy Wilberforce. Minnie Mull became a missionary in Sierra Leone and Lucy Wilberforce was the daughter of Sierra Leone native D. F. Wilberforce. Orpha married her cousin, Herbert Miller, from Bethel, Ohio who was a 1917 Huntington graduate. Orpha was physically handicapped all her life. Herbert farmed in Union Township, Huntington County, Indiana. Orpha died in 1967 in Huntington, Indiana.

Scope Note 

The collection consists of three letters from Minnie Mull, one letter from Lucy Wilberforce and one letter from Abbie Swales concerning the Mull letters.


  • Series 1: Correspondence

Preferred Citation 

When citing material from this collection please use the following format: Direct reference to the item or its file folder, The Orpha Miller Papers, United Brethren Historical Center, Huntington, Indiana. Do not make use of the item’s call number as that is not a stable descriptor.

Access Restrictions 

There are no restrictions regarding this collection.

Subject Terms 

Subject Names – Personal 

Minnie Mull Linker
Lucy Wilberforce
Lena Winkel

Subject Topics 


Subject Geographic 

Sierra Leone





Container List

Series 1: Correspondence       
Call Number  Folder   Title  




Letters (5)