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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.

Blue Scrapbook

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

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.

Glace Bay High School English Rugby Team of 1943

Item is a newspaper clipping showing a reproduction of a photograph of the Glace Bay English Rugby Team of 1943.

Front Row (left to right): Max Marshall, Roddie Morrison, Robert Mercer, Angus MacKillop, Nathan Waldman, John Leggett, Ellie Marshal, and Joe Colson.

Second Row (left to right): Willis Archibald, Neil MacVicar, Eric Demont, Gordon Poole, Hymie Sable, Joe Chernin, Lauchie MacLean, and Glen Turner.

Tributes and Commemorations

Series includes clippings and information regarding the C. Monty MacMillan ferry boat, a scrapbook with details and clippings from when Doctor MacMillan was awarded the Order of Canada, and copies of Dr. MacMillan’s obituary and letters of condolence to his family.

Glace Bay High School English Rugby Team of 1935-1936

Item is a newspaper clipping showing a reproduction of a photograph of the Glace Bay English Rugby Team of 1935-1936.

Front Row: Bob (Rat) Kennedy, S. [unclear]ybrn, S. Chernin, Angus MacLennan, George Waye, D. Wilson, H. Clarke, Lawrence MacIvor, Tommy Marshall and Elver Smith.

Second Row: D. MacLean, M. MacDonald, D. MacAulay, Harold (Harley) Pippy, R. MacKenzie, R. MacDonald, D. MacRury, Reynolds (Fox) Travis, and Everett Cameron.

Back Row: H. Peach, H. Sharpe, I. Seigel, N. Goldman, Lloyd Hull, D. MacDonald, Ellison (Ellie) Irvine, and Owen Benjamin Smith of the High School staff, later principal and supervisor, who was coach of the rugby squad.


Series consists of multiple political speeches given by Dr. MacMillan when he was MLA for Victoria County; thanking constituents, talking about the fishing industry, the department of education, the public health department, the tourism industry, the needs of Cape Breton and Victoria County, the speech from the throne debate, and welcome speeches at events or festivals. Series also consists of a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings concerning his political career.

Cape Breton Highlanders Association

Series consists of records for the Cape Breton Highlanders Association including reunion photographs, newspaper clippings, a publication about the history of the unit, a regimental history, pamphlets from different reunions, minutes of meetings, correspondence, newsletters and membership rolls.

Cape Breton Highlanders Collection

  • CA BI MG 20.5
  • Collection
  • 1910-2000

Collection consists of records related to the Cape Breton Highlanders including documentation spanning a century of service. Various iterations of the unit are included beginning with the 94th Victoria Regiment "Argyll Highlanders," 185th Overseas Battalion Cape Breton Highlanders, Cape Breton Highlanders (World War II), 2nd Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton Highlanders) as well as records of the Cape Breton Highlanders Association. The records focus heavily on activity during World War 2 and post-war service by members of the Association.

Cape Breton Highlanders

Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

  • MG 21.37
  • Fonds
  • [18-?]-1993, predominant 1949-1978

The collection consists of 4 complete manuscripts and 2 partial manuscripts of “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”/ “Hang the Lantern on the Gate” (which was the original title), personal correspondence and letters of congratulations, reviews of “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor” as well as a rough draft of an opening scene for a play based on “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”. This collection consists of photographs, an audio cassette tape (The Bush & The Salon), a CD (C.L. MacMillan- Oral Histories), clipping with information about the “C. Monty MacMillan” ferry, clippings of Dr. MacMillan’s obituary as well as condolence letters sent to the family, tributes that were given after the doctor's death, political speeches given by Dr. MacMillan as well as other speeches he has given and 2 scrapbooks containing clippings dealing with his time as MLA and letters of congratulations on receiving the Order of Canada.

MacMillan, Dr. C. Lamont (Monty)