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McMillan Family


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Ireland sketchbook, 1843 - 1844

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000001047], Folder: 1
Scope and Contents

This scrapbook contains a mixture of prints and sketches mostly of places in Ireland. One half of the book consists of pencil sketches and one watercolor by Mary MacMillan. Most of the engraving prints, including one of Edinburgh, Scotland, are by artist James Howard Burgess (J. H. Burgess). Also included are two newspaper cutouts not pasted, likely collected for the print art.

Dates: 1843 - 1844

Mary MacMillan's commonplace book, 1849 - 1851

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000001047], Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

This scrapbook contains poetry and art created and compiled by Mary MacMillan. The poetry was written by Mary and others. The most common theme throughout the poetry is grieving or mourning death. The scrapbook has pencil sketches, watercolors, and cartoons from others and some calligraphy by Mary. Other contents include a few pieces of pressed and dried seaweed or marine algae and a miniature piece of sheet music with hand drawn musical notes.

Dates: 1849 - 1851

Mica painting album, 1840 - 1860

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000001047], Folder: 3
Scope and Contents This scrapbook contains Indian mica paintings likely collected by Charles MacMillan. These paintings consist of gouache paint on thin sheets of mica showing people and scenes in India. They were made for the tourist trade during the British colonial era and were sold as souvenirs. The paintings in this collection likely come from the city of Patna. The likely collector of this album was Charles MacMillan, son of Mary MacMillan, had served in the British Army in India. Charles emigrated to...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1840 - 1860

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