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Papers of William Northrup McMillan (microfilm)

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Scrapbooks of presscuttings, photographs and some letters, mainly covering the period 1914-1918, whilst McMillan was in British East Africa (now Kenya). Microfilm.


  • 1914-1918


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CMD ID 3248

Biographical / Historical

Sir William Northrup McMillan, Kt (1918), was born in 1872 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. After working as a rancher in New Mexico (1890-1893) he became a businessman, working in both St. Louis (1893-1898) and in London, England (1898-1901). In 1901 he moved to Africa where he worked as an explorer and bigĀ­game hunter (1901-1905) and as a rancher in British East Africa (1905).

McMillan was associated with a number of organisations and societies. He was a corresponding member of the Zoological Society, an honorary member of the Legislative Council of British East Africa, Captain of the 25th (Service) Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (Frontiersmen), and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Sir McMillan died in 1925.

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Listed as no. 1010 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Papers of William Northrup McMillan (microfilm)
Marion Lowman
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