Georgia Historical Society
Douglas, Kathryn S. MacDonnell, 1899-1966.
|Title: ||MacDonnell family papers|
2.25 cubic feet
(4 boxes, 1 tube)
|Identification: ||MS 1279|
Judge Alexander Harrison MacDonnell (1859-1948) was the son of Reverend George Galphin Nowlan (1831-1910) and Margaret Walker MacDonnell. He married Lillian Beatrice Russell and their sons were Judge Alexander Radcliffe MacDonnell (1889-1951) and Alan M. MacDonnell. Alexander Radcliffe MacDonnell married Kathryn Swain Shipps (1899-1966), the daughter of Stephen Southard Shipps and Ella Louise Harrold. After the death of Alexander Radcliffe MacDonnell, Kathryn married W. Walter Douglas.
These papers are primarily the collection of Kathryn S. MacDonnell Douglas. The collection includes family and business correspondence, accounting sheets, a tax register, news clippings, a notebook, two scrapbooks, a photo album, miscellaneous photographs, a diploma, and an award. In addition to information about the MacDonnell family, there is a good deal of information pertaining to the Shipps family. The family name is also commonly spelled "MacDonell," rather than "MacDonnell."
[item identification], MacDonnell family papers, MS 1279, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
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Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
|1||1||1-11||Family correspondence, 1891-1898|
|Correspondents include Ella Lou (Harrold ) Shipps, Frank Harrold, Mr. Shipps, Stephen S. Shipps, Charles C. Harrold, Mrs. U. B. Harrold, and William H. Shipps.|
|212-18||Family correspondence, 1901-1919|
|Correspondents include Ella Lou (Harrold) Shipps, Frank Harrold, Mr. Shipps, Stephen S. Shipps, Charles C. Harrold, Mrs. U. B. Harrold, William H. Shipps, Harrold S. Shipps, Kathryn Swain Shipps MacDonnell, Thomas Harrold, Alexander Radcliffe MacDonnell, and Clarence J. Owens.|
|319-23||Family correspondence, 1925-1928|
|Correspondents are Stephen, Buddy, his sister, Frank [Shipps], Annie Fambro Dennis, and Mr. and Mrs. A. D. MacDonnell.|
|424-46||Family correspondence, 1930-1939|
|Correspondents include Ella Lou (Harrold ) Shipps, Frank Harrold, Mr. Shipps, Stephen S. Shipps, Charles C. Harrold, Mrs. U. B. Harrold, William H. Shipps, Harrold S. Shipps, Kathryn Swain Shipps MacDonnell, Thomas Harrold, Alexander Radcliffe MacDonnell, Clarence J. Owens, Lois Clapp, Elizabeth B. Harrold, Anne MacDonnell, Allene Walker Harrell (Mrs. Frank), Alexander H. MacDonnell, and Agnes Tedcastle (Mrs. Arthur W.).|
|547-61||Family correspondence, 1942-1949|
|Correspondents include Ella Lou Shipps, Harrold Shipps, Charles C. Harrold, Alexander R. MacDonnell, Carolyn Heery, Frank S. MacDonnell, Kathryn S. MacDonnell, Clare (Lewis) MacDonnell, Anne (MacDonnell) Allen, and George (Allen?).|
|662-74||Family correspondence, 1950-1955|
|Correspondents include Mr. and Mrs. Albert William Lewis, Clare Lewis MacDonnell, Alexander Harrison MacDonnell, III, Frank S. MacDonnell, Harrold Shipps, and Kathryn S. MacDonnell.|
|775-127||Family correspondence, 1956-1958|
|Harrold Shipps to Kathryn S. MacDonnell. Macon, Georgia. Also included is a letter containing family news from Alex H. MacDonnell, III to his mother Kathryn Douglas.|
|8128-132||Family correspondence, Undated|
|Correspondents include Stephen Shipps, Mr. Vestry, Kathryn Shipps MacDonnell, Alex R. MacDonnell, Anne Shipps, and Chookie Martin (Mrs. Robert V. Martin, Jr.).|
|9 and 10133-257||Personal and Business correspondence of Stephen S. Shipps. Macon, Georgia, 1911-1914|
|2||11-15||258-566||Personal and Business correspondence of Stephen S. Shipps. Macon, Georgia, 1915-1929|
|16567||Edward B. Harrold to Mrs. Ella L. Shipps regarding 2 shares in Atlantic Steel Company. Macon, Georgia, 1940 April 15|
|17568-598||Citizens and Southern National Bank of Savannah to Mr. Harrold Shipps concerning his monthly allowance, 1954-1958|
|Also included in this folder is a 1951 letter from Major Paul E. Castleberry to Hunter Saussy with Alexander Radcliffe MacDonnell's military record.|
|18595-598||Miscellaneous financial correspondence|
|Correspondents include Stephen S. Shipps, Frank Shipps, T. J. Corcoran, Hellen W. Landon, and Mrs. R. H. Blackwell.|
|19599-600||Account sheets of the Vineville Improvement Company, Macon, Georgia, 1926 December 31, 1928 May 30|
|20601||Kathryn Shipps MacDonnell tax receipt book. Savannah, Georgia, 1923-1926|
|21602-608||Miscellaneous news clippings about the MacDonnel and Shipps families. Macon, Georgia, 1927-1947|
|22609-621||Miscellaneous partial manuscripts, Undated|
|Included in this folder are speeches, short stories, school papers, and poems written by various members of the MacDonnell family.|
|3||23||622||Kathryn Shipps MacDonnell's scrapbook, Undated|
|Includes clippings from a magazine showing a fictional family.|
|23623||Alexander R. MacDonnell's school notebook, 1909 August 9|
|24624||Scrapbook of holiday greeting cards, 1902|
|25625||Photograph album. Kyoto, Japan, 1947|
|Possibly belonged to Alex H. MacDonnell, III.|
|26-28626-725||Photographs of the MacDonnell and Shipps families|
|Included in a photograph of Alexander Harrison MacDonnell dated 1868, several of W. W. Douglas, and the family but most are unidentified.|
|6 large photographs. One is of Alex MacDonnell, II, an d the others are probably class photos from college|
|In tube outside of boxes|
|Alex R. MacDonnell's diplomas for his appointment to the "Supreme Council of the 33 Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States." Savannah, Georgia, 1943 October 22|
|Silver Beaver Award, 1944 January 6|
|An award to Alex R. MacDonnell for distinguished service to the Boy Scouts of America.|