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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 465 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WILLIAM HALLOWES MILLER (18o1–188o), British mineralogist and crystallographer, was born at Velindre near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, on the 6th of April 18o1. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1826 as fifth wrangler, and became a fellow in 1829. For a few years he was occupied as a college tutor and during this time he published treatises on hydrostatics and hydro-dynamics. He also gave special attention to crystallography, and on the resignation of W. Whewell he succeeded in 1832 to the professorship of mineralogy, a post which he occupied until 187o. His chief work, on Crystallography, was published in 1838. He was elected F.R.S. in 1838. In 1852 he edited a new edition of H. J. Brooke's Elementary Introduction to Mineralogy. He assisted in 1843 the committee appointed to super-intend the construction of the new Parliamentary standards of length and weight (see Phil. Trans., 1856). He died in Cambridge on the loth of May 1880.
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WILLIAM MILLER (1796–1882)

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