Fonds 94-002 (revised) - Professor David Macmillan fonds. Additions

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Professor David Macmillan fonds. Additions

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94-002 (revised)

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  • 1712-1960 (Creation)
    David Macmillan

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46 cm of textual records
1 map

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David Stirling Macmillan was born 9 October 1925 in Scotland. He received his Masters degree from Glasgow, Scotland and his Ph.D. from Sydney, Australia. He was archivist at University of Sydney from 1954 to 1968 and left Australia in 1968 to come to Trent University. Before he came to Trent he had been named a Fellow of the Royal Australian History Society. He was a Trent University professor for 20 years where he taught History from 1968 to 1987, with courses such as the Expansion of Europe, 1400-1825 and Russian History as well as, his specialty, Business and Economic History. He also taught some evening courses at Durham College in Oshawa for Trent. After a lengthy illness David Stirling Macmillan died 4 September 1987.

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This fonds was created by David Macmillan and it was bequeathed from the estate of David and Nancy Macmillan to Trent University Archives.

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This addition to the fonds consists of correspondence, research notes and photographs as well as manuscripts of Professor David S. Macmillan while he was researching topics and papers for publication or lectures.

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This fonds was bequeathed from the estate of David and Nancy Macmillan.


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This fonds is an addition to 90-001.

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Map is located in Map Cabinet - Drawer 10.

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Box 1

Duplicate letters (Sydney, Australia; 1847-1852); business correspondence to Great Britain.
Map of Germany, Hungary, Transalvania and the Suisse (1712).
100 Years of Ropemaking by David S. Macmillan.
The Scottish connection with Australia; photographs of commercial whigs, Scottish/Australian emigration.
Burns Phillips / Island Department Papers; early 20th century development of transportation and trade routes in Australia.
Business Archives council of Canada; various correspondence.
Business Archives; "history of business records" booklets from London, Sydney, Montreal.
Business records (various and assorted); re: David Sterling and James Kellock and Co., Glasgow.
Postcards, greeting cards, and untitled photographs.
Personal correspondence, 1952.
University Archives in Sydney; Occasional Papers by D.S.M.; newspaper clippings relating to Archives.
Separation of libraries and archives; Correspondence between D.S.M. as University of Sydney Archivist and Tasmanian State Archives (circa 1956).
David B. Sterling; personal and business correspondence (X 2).
Troon and Prestwick Times excerpts.
"Smart Papers".

Box 2

Russia Co. Minutes; notes on merchantry beginning 1805; photocopy of Russian merchantry spokesman M.D. Chulkov (1743 - 1793).
Dictionary of Canadian Biography; correspondence and edit notes relating to James Douglas biography.
Dunlop, James; Research notes, portrait, xeroxes.
The Boys of Mansfield School, by J.P. Milne; Presented to D.S.M. in 1934.

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