1859 Address Unknown, Mud Springs, California.
Mills & Hamilton were recorded in an announcement on October 2, 1859 in The New York Herald (New York, New York). Affairs In California…In addition to the destructive fire at Murphy’s, mentioned below, the Planters’ House, at Mud Springs, together with fifty head of horses, nine wagons and sixty tons of hay were consumed on Monday night. On Tuesday the daguerrean rooms and dental office of Mills & Hamilton were also destroyed by fire.
Mills & Hamilton are not recorded in other photographic directories. Both Biographies of Western Photographers and Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list Willis & Hamilton in Yreka, California in 1859, they are possibly the same.