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Collection Level Description: Papers of William Northrup McMillan (microfilm)

Reference: GB 0162 Micr.Afr.641
Title: Papers of William Northrup McMillan (microfilm)
Dates of Creation: 1914-1918
Extent: 1 reel
Name of Creator: William Northrup McMillan

Language of Material: eng



Administrative/Biographical History

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 big­game 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.

Scope and Content

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

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Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Further Information

Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 1010 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

McMillan | William Northrup | 1872-1925 | Sir | rancher, explorer and hunter in Kenya

Ranchers | Kenya


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