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Mills, Darius O. (Darius Ogden), 1825-1910

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dates 1825-1910
city New York City
other citiesSacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; Salem, NY; Buffalo, NY;
gender M
historical notes Darius Ogden Mills was an art collector, California pioneer, merchant, banker, real estate investor, hotelier (Mills Hotel) and philanthropist who established the first banking house in California (Gold Bank of D. O. Mills & Co.). He served as president of the New York Botanical Garden and a trustee of the American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Geographical Society, and the Lick estate and Lick observatory.

According to The Art Treasures of America, Mills owned a Jean LĂ©on GĂ©rĂ´me as well as works by: Jules Benczur, J. Benedicter, G. Bockmann, Rosa Bonheur, W.A. Bouguereau, L. Bourges, W. Bradford, F.E. Church, E. Cobbet, T. Couture, A.G. Decamps, P. Delaroche, G. De Nittis, B. Desgoffe, N. Diaz, W. Diez, P. Dubois, J. Dupre, J.L. Gerome, George Inness, Charles Jacque, L. Knaus, J.P. Laurens, Baron H. Leys, E.V. Luminais, R. Madrazo, G. Massini, G. Max, J.L.E Meissonier, F.P. Michetti, David Neal, D.M. Rico, T. Rousseau, F. Roybet, A. Schreyer, A. Simonetti, A. Toussaint, C. Troyon, E. Van Marchke, J.G. Vibert, Jose Villegas, J.F. Weir, E. Zamacois, F. Ziem.

Mills married Jane Templeton Cunningham (1832–1888) in 1854, they had two children: Elizabeth Mills Reid (1858–1931), aka Mrs. Whitelaw Reid; and Ogden Mills (1856–1929).
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Nevada State Historical Society Roswell Keyes Colcord papers, 1880-1939. see details...
Library of Congress Abram Peter Turner Elder Papers, 1890-1916 (bulk 1903-1916). see details...
California State Library National Bank of D. O. Mills and Company records, 1847-1927. see details...
California State Library Papers of Edgar Mills, dating from 1852-1888, bulk 1880s see details...
University of California, Berkeley Business papers of Faxon Dean Atherton: ALS, mss, 1852-1934 (bulk 1852-1881)
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University of California, Berkeley Photographs of the Darius O. Mills residence [graphic], ca. 1880
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University of California, Berkeley Henry M. Yerington papers, 1864-1950.
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Chicago History Museum
Photographic portraits of prominent Californians and visitors to San Francisco, Calif., 1871-1876 [graphic].
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Library of Congress Reid family papers , 1795 - 1970 (bulk 1869 - 1970 )
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University of California, Berkeley Josiah Belden papers, 1832-1903.
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The New-York Historical Society Daniel Huntington Study Portrait Collection, ca. 1870-1890 see details...

see also:
Mills, Ogden, 1856-1929