Miller, Consul General William
b. 1795
d. 1861
William Miller was a British army officer who distinguished himself during the South American war for independence. During his military career, he rose to the rank of general and held several other prestigious titles, including grand-marshall in Peru.1 He was banished from Peru in 1839 for political reasons, which led to his appointment in 1843 as the British Consul General in the Pacific,2 a post he held until his death in 1861.3
In enclosures to this letter and this letter, Staines mentions that he sent gold samples from Haida Gwaii to Miller at the Sandwich Islands.
  • 1. H. M. Chichester, Miller, William, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. Ibid.
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The Colonial Despatches Team. Miller, Consul General William. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/miller.html.

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