Miller collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection contains six log books recording Dr William Hugh Miller’s travels in and around Mundesley, Norfolk, as well as further afield, between 1930 and 1989. These are complemented by driving licences belonging to Dr Miller and his wife, Dorothy, and various other items including membership cards for various motoring organisations, car badges, fuel ration books, petrol coupons, and a ‘List of London hotels’ published by the AA in 1934.

The collection consists of four series:

  • [1] Log books;
  • [2] Motoring clubs and organisations;
  • [3] Driving licences;
  • [4] Fuel ration books and coupons.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr William Hugh Miller MB BS (1904-1990) graduated from Guy's Hospital in 1928, and arrived in Mundesley, Norfolk, to take over the practice there in July 1930. His wife Dorothy joined him in November after their marriage on 01 November 1930. According to an obituary in the BMJ (Volume 302, 02 Feb 1991), Miller 'built up the village practice virtually single-handedly, with the able help and support of his wife, Dorothy, who was a nurse at Guy's.' His son also trained at Guy's Hospital and joined the practice in 1963, later taking over from his father.

Dr Miller retired from general practice in Mundesley in the early 1970s. He died on 28 May 1990, a week before his 86th birthday.

Arrangement

In the absence of an inherent order, the collection has been arranged into four series to reflect the information in the material.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers, by appointment. For further information, please see: nationalmotormuseum.org.uk/Motoring_research_service

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated in Apr 2013 by Dr Miller's daughter.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Helen Sumping, Archivist, June 2015.

Conditions Governing Use

Please apply to the Archivist if you would like to make any copy of the material.

Accruals

None expected.