Title and statement of responsibility area
General material designation
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
Microfilmed 1963 (Creation)
- MacMillan, A.S.
Physical description area
1 microfilm reel
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Alexander Stirling MacMillan, contractor, builder, lumberman, and politician, was born 31 October 1870 at Upper South River, Antigonish Co., N.S., the son of Allan and Euphemia Ann (Gunn) MacMillian. He was president of Fundy Construction Co. and held varous public offices including MLA for Digby Co., 1928-1933; Hants Co., 1933-1945; House of Assembly opposition leader, 1931-1933; member of Legislative Council, 1928; and minister of highways and public works, 1925-1933. MacMillan served as premier of Nova Scotia from 10 July 1940 to 8 September 1945. He was also provincial secretary 1940-1945, chairman of the Highways Board and the Nova Scotia Power Commission, and active in several civic organizations including the North British Society. He died 7 August 1955 at Halifax.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of memoirs written by MacMillan concerning the history of the MacMillan, Gunn, and Sinclair families as well as MacMillan's private and political life. Memoirs contain reminiscences of his childhood on the farm, his years in the United States, 1890-1901, and his political career from his first municipal office in 1902 to his appointment as premier of Nova Scotia in 1940, followed by the office of provincial treasurer. The memoirs provide personal insight and experience of events such as the United Mine Workers Strike and abolition of Legislative Council, as well as MacMillan's involvement with the Nova Scotia Power Commission and the development of rural telephone service and tourist industry in Nova Scotia.
Immediate source of acquisition
Source and date of donation unknown.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Item list available.
Other records relating to MacMillan's political activities are found in the Department of Public Works fonds and Office of the Premier fonds.