Miller’s House in my room

 

This Kodak No. 2 type photograph belonged to Malcolm Kenneth Gordon, and was taken during his time as a teacher at St. Paul’s School. It shows the inside of his room in the upper floor of Miller’s House.

In the May 1941 issue of the Alumni Horae, Malcolm Gordon wrote a remembrance of his time as Head of Miller’s House beginning in 1890.  He describes the boys under his charge:

. . . almost from the first, most of the boys placed in the Miller’s were of the sort who did not take kindly to the larger and more supervised dormitories. Some, perhaps, were retained at the School only because the Miller’s House afforded a sort of refuge where they could work off their exuberance without seriously lowering the standard of school discipline. As a matter of fact, many of their innocent escapades were purposely hidden from the general public. This, together with the fact that most of the boys were nature lovers rather than athletes, and that the building itself was off the beaten path, all tended to make the Miller’s group somewhat unique. But it must not be assumed that every boy in the House was a problem. Dr. Coit saw to that. There were always two or three boys with exceptional qualities placed there to leaven the lump; and these boys by their tact and sportsmanship did a grand work, but they also were real boys.

The back of this photograph lists the following boys:

Walter Wood Parsons: Attended St. Paul’s School from 1887 to 1892 and is a member of the Form of 1892.

Robert Moore Harter: Attended St. Paul’s School from 1886 to 1892 and is a member of the Form of 1892.

William Oliver Boswell: Attended St. Paul’s School from 1889 to 1892 and is a member of the Form of 1892.

Philip Gurdon Mumford: Attended St. Paul’s School from 1889 to 1892 and is a member of the Form of 1892.

Silvanus Jenkins Macy: Attended St. Paul’s School from 1888 to 1892 and is a member of the Form of 1893.

Maurice Edwin Ginn: Attended St. Paul’s School from 1889 to 1892 and is a member of the Form of 1892.

Leonard Henry Eicholtz, Jr.: Attended St. Paul’s School from 1889 to 1892 and is a member of the Form of 1892.

Louis Noble Stott: Attended St. Paul’s School from 1889 to 1894 and is a member of the Form of 1893.

Read the full May 1941 Alumni Horae article by clicking HERE: AH_may_1941_pgs_9-19



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Gordon, Malcolm Kenneth. 1891. "Miller’s House in my room." St. Paul's School. Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives. Web. 17 Dec. 2018.



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