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William Buchanan MacMillan Papers

Collection 88

MacMillan, William B. (1883-1978). Papers, 1940-1971, n.d.

2 ½ feet, 1 volume

William Buchanan MacMillan was a resident of Abbeville, Louisiana since July 1928. He served as a sales promotion and public relations manager of the Louisiana State Rice Company, and 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.

This collection contains Mr. MacMillan’s correspondence and papers, mainly concerned with his work in horticulture.

Sarah Daniel of Abbeville, Louisiana donated this collection 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