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Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds
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Correspondence

File consists of a letter from the Cook County Graduate School of Medicine, personal correspondence, letters congratulating him on the publishing of his book “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”, letters from people telling Dr. MacMillan how much they enjoyed his book and their hopes for a sequel.

Manuscripts

File consists of 4 completed manuscript and 2 partial manuscripts of “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”/ “Hang the Lantern on the Gate”. “Hang the Lantern on the Gate” was the original title of Dr. MacMillan’s novel before it was changed to “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”.

C. Monty MacMillan Ferry Boat

File consists of a letter written in 1992 from M.L.A. Roland J. Thornhill to Ken Streatch the Minister of transportation and Communication asking that the bell and name plaque from the C. Monty MacMillan Ferry be given to the family, clippings detailing the final crossing of the C. Monty MacMillan Ferry and the opening of the Barra Strait Bridge.

Hospital Opening in Victoria County

Item consists of a speech given by Dr. MacMillan at the opening of the new hospital in Victoria County. Dr. MacMillan replaced the Minister of Health, Mr. Harold Connolly at the grand opening of the North Victoria Hospital. Mr. Connolly was not able to make it and asked Dr. MacMillan to give the opening address instead.

Speeches

File consists of political speeches written by Dr. MacMillan; Addressing Angus L. MacDonald in Bridgewater in April 1949, expressing his condolences on the passing of King George VI as well as congratulating the Department of Education on it’s success, partial speech talking about the highway needs in Victoria County and the boom in tourism, speech concerning the legalization of the practice of Chiropractic, speech detailing an act to incorporate the Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Limited, speech detailing the damages done by draggers, survey of requirements for the fishing industry, proposition for a committee and minister of Fisheries, a speech thanking the people for nominating him, improving road conditions in Victoria County, speech asking for Cape Bretons rightful share in the tourism industry, a speech thanking the people for re-electing him for the third time, speech thanking the committee for their invitation to the annual celebration of John Cabot setting foot on Cape Breton Island, speech about public health in Nova Scotia, speech at the Gaelic Mod and the gathering of the clans, annual meeting for the Victoria County Liberal Association, speech from the throne debate, addresses the lack of rehabilitation programs for coal miners in the event of a mine closure and the utilization of Nova Scotia’s natural resources, financial figures and an article from the Royal Gazette Extraordinary detailing the House of Assembly Session.

Addressing Angus L. MacDonald in Bridgewater

Item consists of a speech given by Dr. MacMillan in Bridgewater on April 20th, 1949. In the speech, he addresses Angus L. MacDonald. He begins by criticizing the conservative government and their inability to keep their promises. He then goes on to commend the Liberal government and everything they have achieved since coming into office in 1933.

Alexander Graham Bell Memorial Park

Item consist of a partial speech Dr. MacMillan gave in assisting the Baddeck Lions Club in launching the layout for their new memorial park, The Alexander Graham Bell Park. The second page of the speech is missing.

Victoria County High School Opening

Item consists of a speech given by Dr. MacMillan at the opening of a new rural high school in Victoria County. Dr. MacMillan emphasizes the importance in receiving a higher education. The school was built to serve the Western and Central parts of Victoria County. The creation of this school made it easier for students to obtain a grade 12 certificate and there were also school buses available to pick up and drop off students.

Lantern Light Newsletter No.6

Item consists of Lantern Light No. 6 which was the newsletter for Victoria County Memorial Hospital Charitable Foundation and in the newsletter is a column called "MacMillan's Memoirs", in this edition Dr. MacMillan recounts the time when one of his patients mistakenly took iodine instead of the cough mixture that he had left.

Thanking Constituents For Third Re-Election

Item consists of a speech given by Dr. MacMillan, thanking the people for electing him for a third time in a row. The speech talks about how the speech from the throne related almost entirely to the proceedings of the Liberal government.

Thanking Committee

Item consists of a speech given by Dr. MacMillan, thanking a committee for allowing him to join them in celebrating John Cabot discovering and setting foot on the very site where the celebration was held. Dr. MacMillan pledges his support to the committee and hopes that they will continue holding the annual celebration.

Lantern Light Newsletter No.8

Item consists of Lantern Light No. 8, which was the Newsletter of Victoria County Memorial Hospital Charitable Foundation and in this newsletter is a column titled, "MacMillan's Memoirs", in this segment Dr. MacMillan recounts the time that he was in such a rush to get back to Baddeck from Sydney, because he knew that there was no doctor there, that he forgot his wife in Sydney and only remembered when he was nearly halfway back to Baddeck.

School photo

Item is a photograph of what appears to be a class photo. There are 14 children, with an unknown woman and Dr. MacMillan standing behind them and off to the side there is a man holding a child but his face is not in the frame.

Lantern Light Newsletter No.10

Item consists of Lantern Light No. 10, which is the Newsletter of Victoria County Memorial Charitable Foundation and in this newsletter is a column called, "MacMillan's Memoirs", in this segment Dr. MacMillan recounts a time when his daughter Connie was visiting his sister and she had threw her a party in order to meet some children her age and the other little girls were talking about their father's but Connie didn't know what to say until she remembered that her father "has the biggest overdraft in the Royal Bank of Canada" than any other man in Baddeck.

Public Health in Nova Scotia

Item consists of a speech given by Dr. MacMillan about Public Health in Nova Scotia. He talks about how everything claimed by the Liberal party, when it comes to their public health plan is true and can be proven. He explains that the Liberal party has aided in the decline of Tuberculosis and plan to construct more hospitals.

Gaelic Mod and Gathering of Clans

Item consists of a speech given by Dr. MacMillan at the Gaelic Mod and Gathering of the clans. Dr. MacMillan is representing the Premier and Government of Nova Scotia at the event. The speech contains a telegram written by Harold Connolly, the Premier of Nova Scotia.

Family photo

Item is a family photograph, presumably Dr. MacMillan's family when he was younger starting from left to right with his father William H. MacMillan, his two sisters Netta and Olive, his mother Constance E. MacMillan and young Dr. MacMillan.

Victoria County Liberal Association Annual Meeting

Item consists of a speech given by Dr. MacMillan at the annual meeting for the Victoria County Liberal Association. Dr. MacMillan goes over the promises that were made at the previous meeting, the promises that were achieved such as the opening of a rural high school in North Victoria as well as the promises that were in the works, which included the Trans Canada Highway and the #5.

Addressing the Speech from the Throne

Item consists of a speech given by Dr. MacMillan addressing the speech from the throne and joining the debate. He talks about the coronation of the Queen on June 2nd, the decline in tuberculosis, the minister of public health, the success of the department of education, the fishing industry, the tourism industry and rural electrification.

Natural Resource's

Item consists of a speech given by Dr. MacMillan addressing the fact that there are no programs in place to rehabilitate coal miners in the event of mine closures. Dr. MacMillan says that the first thing the government should do in order to get rid of the economic depression of Nova Scotia is to utilize its natural resources.

Blue Scrapbook

Item consists of clippings of Dr. MacMillan receiving the Order of Canada and letters of congratulations on receiving the award.

Speeches and Other Writings

File consists of speeches that Dr. MacMillan has given on; the grand opening of the North Victoria Hospital, a banquet in Victoria County, openings to the Gaelic Mod Festival, welcome speech at the annual memorial for firefighters across Cape Breton, introduction to Dr. Will. R. Bird, giving thanks to legion members for an invitation to their banquet, opening of a new school in Ingonish, opening speech for the third annual meeting of organized festival of song and speech, opening speech for the launch of the Baddeck Lions Club’s new Alexander Graham Bell Park and the opening of a new rural high school in Victoria County. File also consists of a column called “MacMillan’s Memories” in a Newsletter for Victoria County called “Lantern Light” detailing memories that Dr. MacMillan had written down over the years and a piece called “Baddeck Group of Alcoholics Anonymous It’s History”, which states that Dr. MacMillan was vital in facilitating AA meetings.

Opening Speech at Banquet

Item consists of Dr. MacMillan giving the opening speech at a banquet in Victoria County. He welcomed the Minister of Agriculture as well as visitors from other parts if the province. In his speech, he mentions the importance of agriculture and farmers.

House

Item is a slide with a photograph of a house, possibly Dr. MacMillan's house and there is a person sitting on the porch.

Book Reviews

File consists of reviews from; The Scotia Sun, Kitchener-Waterloo Record, North Bay Nugget, Star Phoenix, Saskatoon, The Globe & Mail, Montreal Star, Toronto Star, The Spectator, Maritime Co-Operator, Quill & Quire, and more talking about Dr. MacMillan’s book “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”.

Red Scrapbook

Item consists of clippings related to the fishing industry, the Baddeck trade board, highways, the building of a new rural high school in Baddeck and clippings about Dr. MacMillan and his political career, re-election and election results.

Man and horse on ice

Item is a photograph of a winter’s day and there is a horse with a blanket on its back pulling something as well as a man with his hand on the horse’s bridle walking.

Photographs

File consists of black and white and color photographs of Dr. MacMillan, his family, wedding photographs and photographs of paintings featuring Dr. MacMillan.

Welcome to Cape Breton Speech

Item consists of a speech given by Dr. MacMillan welcoming a man from Scotland to Cape Breton. He has come to Cape Breton for the annual Gaelic Mod Festival in Baddeck. Dr. MacMillan talks about the similarities between Scotland and Cape Breton as well as the predominant highland and Gaelic culture in parts of Cape Breton.

On the Bill to Legalize the Practice of Chiropractic

Item consists of a speech given by Dr. MacMillan on February 19th, 1953. Dr. MacMillan is speaking about the medical field and the bill to legalize the practice of Chiropractic. He explains that someone who wishes to be a chiropractor should have to complete the same requirements as someone who wishes to enter the medical field or else it would not be safe for the people to go to them.

Play Scene

Item consists of a rough draft of an opening scene for a play “Cape Breton Doctor” by Robert Mariner which is based on Dr. MacMillan’s novel “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”.

Annual Gaelic Mod Festival

Item consists of a speech about the annual Gaelic Mod festival which has just begun in Victoria County. Dr. MacMillan acknowledges the return visit from Chief Flora MacLeod as well as acknowledging the late Johnnie Sam Campbell who was instrumental in the success of past festivals.

The History of Issacs's Harbor

Item consists of The History of Isaac’s Harbor written by Mary A. Griffin. Was given to Dr. MacMillan by Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dorais. On the cover there is mention of a Mildred MacMillan with a series of 7 numbers below.

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