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MacDonnell family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Douglas, Kathryn S. MacDonnell, 1899-1966.
Title: MacDonnell family papers
Dates: 1891-1958
Extent: 2.25 cubic feet (4 boxes, 1 tube)
Identification: MS 1279

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

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."


Index Terms

Account books.
Awards.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Diplomas.
Douglas, Kathryn S. MacDonnell, 1899-1966.
Letters (correspondence)
MacDonnell family.
Notebooks.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Shipps family.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], MacDonnell family papers, MS 1279, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

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111-11Family 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.
 
212-18Family 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.
 
319-23Family correspondence, 1925-1928
Correspondents are Stephen, Buddy, his sister, Frank [Shipps], Annie Fambro Dennis, and Mr. and Mrs. A. D. MacDonnell.
 
424-46Family 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.).
 
547-61Family 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?).
 
662-74Family 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.
 
775-127Family 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.
 
8128-132Family 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 10133-257Personal and Business correspondence of Stephen S. Shipps. Macon, Georgia, 1911-1914
 

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211-15258-566Personal and Business correspondence of Stephen S. Shipps. Macon, Georgia, 1915-1929
 
16567Edward B. Harrold to Mrs. Ella L. Shipps regarding 2 shares in Atlantic Steel Company. Macon, Georgia, 1940 April 15
 
17568-598Citizens 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.
 
18595-598Miscellaneous financial correspondence
Correspondents include Stephen S. Shipps, Frank Shipps, T. J. Corcoran, Hellen W. Landon, and Mrs. R. H. Blackwell.
 
19599-600Account sheets of the Vineville Improvement Company, Macon, Georgia, 1926 December 31, 1928 May 30
 
20601Kathryn Shipps MacDonnell tax receipt book. Savannah, Georgia, 1923-1926
 
21602-608Miscellaneous news clippings about the MacDonnel and Shipps families. Macon, Georgia, 1927-1947
 
22609-621Miscellaneous partial manuscripts, Undated
Included in this folder are speeches, short stories, school papers, and poems written by various members of the MacDonnell family.
 

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Item

323622Kathryn Shipps MacDonnell's scrapbook, Undated
Includes clippings from a magazine showing a fictional family.
 
23623Alexander R. MacDonnell's school notebook, 1909 August 9
 
24624Scrapbook of holiday greeting cards, 1902
 
25625Photograph album. Kyoto, Japan, 1947
Possibly belonged to Alex H. MacDonnell, III.
 
26-28626-725Photographs 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.
 

Box

4Oversize

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
2 copies.
Silver Beaver Award, 1944 January 6
An award to Alex R. MacDonnell for distinguished service to the Boy Scouts of America.