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MacMillan Albums

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0266

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three scrapbooks with contents compiled by Mary MacMillan and her son Charles MacMillan. The first contains scenes from a trip to Ireland, containing Mary MacMillan’s pencil sketches of scenes and prints of Ireland mostly by James Howard Burgess. The second contains poetry and calligraphy from Mary MacMillan and others as well as collections of dried and pressed marine marine algae or seaweed, watercolors sketches and cartoons. The third consists of mica paintings made in India for British tourists, and were most likely collected by Mary's son Charles.


  • Creation: Inclusive 1843-1851


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

The two creators of this collection were Mary Margaret MacMillan nee Campbell, and her son Charles Newton MacMillan of Scotland. Margaret MacMillan was born around the beginning of the nineteenth century and made/collected the contents of the sketchbook of Ireland and the commonplace book. The mica paintings likely come from Mary’s son Charles during his time in India as a British soldier. After his time in the British service, he emigrated to Virginia in the United States, eventually to a the Fancy Hill vicinity of Rockbridge County, Virginia.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

These albums were a gift of Reverend H. Middleton Raynal.

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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA