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William Buchanan MacMillan Papers

Collection 88

MacMillan, William Buchanan (1883-1978). Papers, 1940-1971

2 ft. 6 in., 1 volume

Correspondence, papers, etc. of W. B. MacMillan, a resident of Abbeville, Louisiana since July, 1928. He served as a sales promotion and public relations manager of the Louisiana State Rice Company of Abbeville. He was well known and highly praised for his work in flower hybridization. He also was a distinguished person in the fields of education and business. The papers were mainly concerned with his work in horticulture.

Donated by Sarah Daniel, Abbeville, Louisiana in 1978.

Series:

A. Correspondence

1. Outgoing 1-1 thru 1-18

a. House O Macs 1-19 and 1-20

2. Incoming 1-2 thru 3-7

3. Caroline Dormon Material (1888-1971) 3-8 thru 3-12

4. Frank A. Godchaux Material (1891-1965) 4-1 and 4-2

B. Organizations

1. American Hemerocallis Society 4-3 thru 4-9

a. Growers Association 4-10 thru 4-12

2. American Iris Society 4-13 thru 4-15

3. Louisiana Irises Society 4-16 thru 4-21

a. Mary Swords Debaillon Iris Society 5-1 thru 5-4

4. Louisiana Society for Horticultural Research 5-5

5. Miscellaneous 5-6 thru 5-9

C. Miscellaneous

1. Abbeville 5-10 and 5-11

2. Biographical 5-12

3. Library Association 5-13 thru 5-15

4. W. B. MacMillan 5-16 thru 5-19

a. Peggy MacMillan 5-20

5. Miscellaneous 5-21

6. Caroline Dormon Box 6

Inventory:

A. Correspondence
1.Outgoing

1-1 1950 - 1944

1-2 1945 - 1947     

1-3 1948     

1-4 1949   

1-5 1950

1-6 1951

1-7 1952

1-8 1953

1-9 1954

1-10 1955

1-11 1956

1-12 1957 - 1959

1-13 1960 - 1961

1-14 1961 - 1963

1-15 1964 - 1965     

1-16 1966 - 1967

1-17 1968 - 1969

1-18 1970 - 1971

 a. House O Macs     

1-19 Christmas bulletins; price lists; other

1-20 n.d.

2.Incoming

2-1 A - B

2-2 C    

2-3 D - F   

2-4 G     

2-5 H - I      

2-6 J - K

2-7 L - M

2-8 N - O

2-9 P - Q

3-1 S (C. G. Simon)

3-2 T

3-3 U - V

3-4 Wa - West

3-5 Westbrook - Williams

3-6 Williamson - Wz

3-7 X - Z

3. Caroline Dormon Material (1888-1971)

3-8 Incoming correspondence from MacMillan

3-9 Outgoing, 1940-1950, to MacMillan

3-10 Same, 1951-1971, to MacMillan

3-11 Publications; biographical material, etc.

3-12 Other

See also: Box 6

4. Frank A. Godchaux Material (1879-1965)     

4-1 Christmas bulletins; letters

4-2 Biographical material

B. Organizations
1. American Hemerocallis Society

4-3 Bylaws

4-4 Conventions and annual meetings

4-5 Regional meetings

4-6 Articles; newsletters; other publications

4-7 Awards and certificates of W. B. MacMillan

4-8 Same

4-9 Newsletters; Region 13     

a. Growers Association     

4-10 Bylaws; bulletins; notes

4-11 Outgoing correspondence, most from C. G. Simon 

4-12 Incoming correspondence

2. American Iris Society     

4-13 Registration of flowers

4-14 Correspondence

4-15 Awards and mention of awards

3. Louisiana Irises Society

4-16 Bylaws

4-17 Newsletters

4-18 Meetings; members; shows

4-19 Notes and manuscripts

4-20 Publications; articles

4-21 Other, including awards

a. Mary Swords Debaillon Iris Society

5-1 Minutes; bylaws; other

5-2 Bulletins     

5-3 Publications

5-4 Biographical

4. Louisiana Society for Horticultural Research

5-5 Correspondence

5. Miscellaneous

5-6 Iris

5-7 Amaryllis

5-8 Flowers

5-9 Horticulture

C. Miscellaneous

1. Abbeville

5-10 Kiwanis Club

5-11 Rotary Club

2. Biographical     

5-12 Edna Spalding

3. Library Association

5-13 Correspondence and reports

5-14 List of members

5-15 Other

4. W. B. MacMillan     

5-16 Autobiography manuscript; certificates

5-17 Cross breeding journal

5-18 Same

5-19 Speeches

  • Miracle of Life
  • Daughter of Time
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (typescript)
a. Peggy MacMillan

5-20 Peggy's crossbreeding journals

5. Miscellaneous

5-21 Articles; poems; etc.

6. Caroline Dormon

Box 6 Scrapbook of plant drawings