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MACMILLAN, Hugh Pattison (1873-1952)


Reference code(s): GB 0060 DF 5008

Held at: Natural History Museum

Title: MACMILLAN, Hugh Pattison (1873-1952)

Date(s): 1936-1947

Level of description: sub-fonds

Extent: 8

Name of creator(s): Macmillan | Hugh Pattison | Baron Macmillan | 1873-1952 | judge


Administrative/Biographical history:

Hugh Pattison Macmillan (1873-1952), Baron Macmillan, trained in law, and practiced as an advocate in Edinburgh from 1897, taking silk in 1912. He was appointed Lord Advocate to the Labour Government in 1924, and was made a lord of appeal in ordinary with a life peerage in 1930. Lord Macmillan sat in the House of Lords as a lord of appeal until his resignation in 1947. He sat on numerous committees and commissions throughout his career, and was chairman of, for example, the Royal Commission on Lunacy (1924-1926), the Political Honours Committee (1935), the Pilgrim Trust (1935-1952), and the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children (1928-1934). Lord Macmillan was an Elected Trustee of the British Museum and member of the Standing Committee of Trustees from 1933 until 1949.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence and Papers of Lord Macmillan, 1936-1947, comprising correspondence, memoranda and reports relating to the Trustees of the Natural History Museum and their work. Items 1 and 2 are concerned with the committee on accommodation that Macmillan chaired in 1935 and which reported to the Trustees in 1936, while later items relate to such matters as the Trustees response to the critical memorial by J Graham Kerr, MP, (1945-1946), C Forster Cooper's memorandum on the future development of the Museum (1943) and the crisis over the choice of his successor as Director (1946).


Language/scripts of material: English

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Archivist's note: Entry copied from the Natural History Museum online catalogue by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford DNB

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Sep 2008

Museum administration | Museum policy

Personal names
Kerr | Sir | John Graham | 1869-1957 | Knight | zoologist
Macmillan | Hugh Pattison | Baron Macmillan | 1873-1952 | judge

Corporate names
Natural History Museum