Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Donald Baxter MacMillan collection
ID
M118
Date [inclusive]
1884-1985, undated
Extent
31.0 linear feet
Language
Abstract
Materials relating to Donald Baxter MacMillan's expeditions to arctic regions including diaries; journals and logs, including those used for the Peary North Pole expedition and the Crocker Land expedition; correspondence; writings; and adresses.

Preferred Citation

Donald Baxter MacMillan Collection, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.


Biographical/Historical Note

Donald Baxter MacMillan was born November 10, 1874, in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the younger son of Captain Neil MacMillan and Sarah Gardner MacMillan, a shipbuilder's daughter. After receiving his degree from Bowdoin in 1898, MacMillan served as principal of Levi Hall School in North Gorham, Maine (1898-1900). He later taught at Swarthmore Preparatory School in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (1900-1903), and at Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts (1903-1908).

MacMillan's correspondence with Admiral Robert E. Peary (Bowdoin 1877) led to his becoming an assistant to the arctic explorer on his expedition to the North Pole (1908-1909). An accident, however, prevented MacMillan from reaching the pole himself, a goal he never realized except by plane.

Over his lifetime MacMillan would make over thirty expeditions to the far North on the schooner Bowdoin, conducting important work in the fields of botany, ornithology, meteorology, and anthropology. Many of these trips he made with his wife, Miriam Look, whom he married in 1935. Together they led several crews of faculty and students (many from Bowdoin) on expeditions into the arctic between 1935 and 1954.

In addition to his arctic expeditions, MacMillan lectured throughout the United States and wrote several books, including Four Years in the White North (1918),  Etah and Beyond (1927), and  How Peary Reached the Pole (1934). He also served in the U.S. Navy as Lieutenant (1918-1919), Commander (1941-1945), and Rear Admiral (1954); was Tallman Professor of Anthropology at Bowdoin (1932-1933); and was awarded the F.R.G.S. Special Congressional Medal in 1944. He received honorary degrees from Bowdoin (1918) and Boston University (1937) and was educated at Harvard from 1911-1913. He died on September 7, 1970.


Scope and Content

The collection includes diaries, journals and logs (1902-1961), including those used for the Peary expedition (1908-1909) and the Crocker Land expedition (1913-1915); correspondence; manuscript drafts for Four Years in the White North (1918),  How Peary reached the Pole: The Personal Story of His Assistant Donald B. MacMillan (1934), and  Green Seas and White Ice (1948); addresses, lectures and articles (1897-1931 and undated); lecture schedules and lists (1924-1960); miscellaneous manuscripts; documents (1839-1969); photographs; and maps and charts. Principal correspondents include Robert E. Peary, Robert M. Cross, Charles Cabot Easton, Alfred H. Fenton, Bela W. Norton, Harry L. Palmer, and Clifton A. Towle.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Related Materials

Related materials

For related collections at Bowdoin College see: MacMillan "Thebaud" Collection; the Miriam MacMillan Collection; the MacMillan-Snyder letters; the MacMillan-Morse Collection; and the holdings of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum.


Sponsor

Digitization of materials related to the Crocker Land Expedition generously funded by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, 2016.


Collection Inventory

 M118.1 Correspondence, 1884-1970, n.d.   0.65 linear feet

Series Description:

This series contains correspondence 1884-1970, n.d.; a separate run of correspondence from MacMillan to Clifton A. Towle dating 1908-1933, n.d.; biographical data; and descriptions of MacMillan literary, photographic, and documentary material.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Alphabetical and chronological list (incomplete?) 

1 2

1884 

1 3

1903 

1 4

1908-1909 

1 4a

1909 Note placed in bottle by DBM and dropped, from S.S. Roosevelt, Sept. 2, 1909, with reply Mar. 8, 1919. ms and ts. 

1 5

1910-1911 

1 6

1912-1913 

1 7

1914 

1 8

1915 

1 9

1917-1920 

1 10

1921-1922 

1 11

1923-1925 

1 12

1926-1930 

1 13

1931-1935 

1 14

1936 Jan-May 

1 15

1936 Jun 

1 16

1936 Jul-Aug 

1 17

1936 Oct-Dec (includes report of Frederick A. Cook's appointment as an honorary doctor) 

1 18

1937-1939 

1 19

1940-1945 

1 20

1946-1948 

1 21

1949 (includes documentation of MacMillan's 28th Arctic expedition) 

1 22

1950 

1 23

1951 Correspondence, plus assorted news clippings and articles 

1 24

1952 

1 25

1953 Documentation of the Peary affair: charges, trial information, reports 

1 26

1954 

1 27

1955 

1 28

1956 

1 29

1957-1958 

1 30

1959 

1 31

1960 

1 32

1961 

1 33

1962-1963 

1 34

1964 

1 35

1965 

1 36

1966 

1 37

1967 

1 38

1968-1969 

1 39

1970- 

1 40

Undated 

1 41

Chronological list of Clifton A. Towle correspondence 

1 42

DBM to Clifton A. Towle, 1908-1909 

1 43

DBM to C.A. Towle, 1910 

1 44

DBM to C.A. Towle, 1911-1912 

1 45

DBM to C.A. Towle, 1913-1916 

1 46

DBM to C.A. Towle, 1917-1933 

1 47

DBM to C.A. Towle, undated 

1 48

Biographical information within correspondence 

1 49

Miscellaneous 


 M118.2 Literary Manuscripts by Donald Baxter MacMillan, 1921-1943, n.d.   1.85 linear feet

Series Description:

This series contains manuscripts and typescripts of books written by MacMillan, including "Four Years in the White North" (1918); "Etah and Beyond" (1927); "How Peary Reached the Pole" (1934); several unpublished works; and several translation dictionaries of Eskimo languages. Some manuscripts are incomplete.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 50

"The Bowdoin in Baffin Land" pp. 1-51 ms 

1 51

"The Bowdoin in Baffin Land" pp. 52-99 ms 

1 52

"The Bowdoin in Baffin Land" pp. 100-151 ms 

1 53

"The Bowdoin in Baffin Land" pp. 152-200 ms 

1 54

"The Bowdoin in Baffin Land" pp. 201-251 ms 

1 55

"The Bowdoin in Baffin Land" pp. 252-274 ms 

1 56

"The Bowdoin in Baffin Land" ms for Ch. 18 and 19 

1 57

"The Bowdoin in Baffin Land" pp. 1-50 typescript (not published in book form) 

1 58

"The Bowdoin in Baffin Land" pp. 51-100 ts 

1 59

"The Bowdoin in Baffin Land" pp. 101-150 ts 

1 60

"The Bowdoin in Baffin Land" pp. 151-200 ts 

1 61

"The Bowdoin in Baffin Land" pp. 201-230 ts 

1 62

"The Bowdoin in Baffin Land" Appendix: Ornithology 

1 63

Baffin Land Plants 

1 64

Weather Observations, pp. 1-12 

1 65

Robinson's Report: 3/15/22-4/17/22 pp.1-10 

1 66

Baffin Land Expedition, 1921-1922: Instructions for Scientific Works pp. 1-21 

1 67

Baffin Land Expedition, 1921-1922 Memo: July 11, 1921, pp. 1-26 

1 68

Cover with manuscript notes "Cruise to Iceland." Narrative of the 1930 voyage of the "Bowdoin" to Iceland, the Eastern coast of Greenland, and Labrador in the wake of the Norseman under Erik the Red. MacMillan wrote this work aboard the vessel (there is no ms. journal or diary for this journey of the "Bowdoin." 

1 69

"Cruise to Iceland" pp. 1-25 ms 

1 70

"Cruise to Iceland" pp. 26-60 ms 

1 71

"Cruise to Iceland" pp. 61-99 ms 

1 72

"Cruise to Iceland" pp. 92-126 ms 

1 73

"Cruise to Iceland" pp. 127-162 ms 

1 74

"Cruise to Iceland" pp. 163-204 ms 

2 1

"Eskimo Language: Greenland" Misc. ms pages 

2 2

"Eskimo Language: Greenland" Misc. ts pages 

2 3

"Eskimo Language: Greenland" Binder, ts pages 

2 4

"Eskimo Language: Labrador, Hudson Bay, Baffin Land" Vocabulary: "Abdomen"-"Impossible" ms pages 

2 5

"Eskimo Language: Labrador, Hudson Bay, Baffin Land" Vocabulary: "Impudence"-"Rock" ms pages 

2 6

"Eskimo Language: Labrador, Hudson Bay, Baffin Land" Vocabulary: "Rock"-"Youth" ms pages 

2 7

"Eskimo Language: Labrador, Hudson Bay, Baffin Land" Noun Affixes 

2 8

"Eskimo Language: Labrador, Hudson Bay, Baffin Land" Binder: Vocabulary by Type Category 

2 9

"Eskimo Language: Labrador, Ungava Bay, Baffin Land" Autographed letter from E.J. Peck to Commander MacMillan dated July 7, 1913, with list of Baffin Land Eskimo Words, their English equivalents, and notes on grammatical structure 

2 10

"Eskimo Language: Labrador, Ungava Bay, Baffin Land" General Conversation: "Air"-"Cease" ms 

2 11

"Eskimo Language: Labrador, Ungava Bay, Baffin Land" General Conversation: "Walk"-"Wrong" ms 

2 12

"Eskimo Language: Labrador, Ungava Bay, Baffin Land" General Conversation: "Abandon"-"Come" ts. 

2 13

"Eskimo Language: Labrador, Ungava Bay, Baffin Land" General Conversation: "Come"-"Deserted" ts. 

2 14

"Eskimo Language: Labrador, Ungava Bay, Baffin Land" General Conversation: "Desire"-"Further" ts. "Eskimo Place Names and Aid to Conversation," (H.P. Miscel, No. 10, 575. Published by the Hydrographic Office, U.S. Navy, 1943) 

2 15

"Eskimo Language: Labrador, Ungava Bay, Baffin Land" Copy of book, ts, 154 pages 

2 16

Revised pages for section "Eskimo Place Names Found on Northern Charts" ts, pp. 76 

2 17

Revised and corrected pages, 78 p 

2 18

Revised and complete edition, ts binder 

2 19

Misc. pages "Controversial Eskimo", ts Etah and Beyond... (Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin, 1927) 

2 20

Etah and Beyond... ms (incomplete) pp. 67-150 

2 21

Etah and Beyond... ms (incomplete) pp. 151-250 

2 22

Etah and Beyond... ms pp. 251-300 

2 23

Etah and Beyond... ms pp. 301-350 

2 24

Etah and Beyond... ms pp. 351-400 

2 25

Etah and Beyond... ms pp. 401-450 

2 26

Etah and Beyond... ms pp. 451-522 

2 27

Etah and Beyond... ms pp. 20-48 for last chapter (1928 London ed.?) 

2 28

Original typescript for pages 204-361 (incomplete: missing pp. 243-283) "Four Years in the White North" (New York and London, Harper and Brothers, 1918) 

2 29

ts, pp. 1-50 

2 30

ts, pp. 51-100 

2 31

ts, pp. 101-181 (incomplete) 

2 32

ms and corrected ts, pp. 1-50 

2 33

ms and corrected ts, pp. 51-100 

3 1

ms and corrected ts, pp. 101-150 

3 2

ms and corrected ts, pp. 151-279 

3 3

Misc. fragments, 18 p 

3 4

Original ts of 1950 revision (incomplete) 

3 5

ts for Ch. 11 (later ed.) "How Peary Reached the North Pole: The Personal Story of his Assistant, Donald B. MacMillan" (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1934) 

3 6

How Peary Reached the North Pole... ts (first draft) pp. 79-125 

3 7

How Peary Reached the North Pole... ts pp. 126-170 

3 8

How Peary Reached the North Pole... ts pp. 171-225 

3 9

How Peary Reached the North Pole... ts pp. 226-250 

3 10

How Peary Reached the North Pole... ts pp. 251-290 

3 11

How Peary Reached the North Pole... ts pp. 291-325 

3 12

ts pp. 326-350 

3 13

ts pp. 351-[377] 

3 14

misc. ms pages 

3 15

Galleys "Kah-Da: Life of a Northern Greenland Eskimo Boy" (Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1930) 

3 16

ms fragments 

3 17

typescript 

3 18

"The North Pole" (unpublished book; all versions incomplete) ms [102] pp 

3 19

"The North Pole" (unpublished book; all versions incomplete) ts [57] pp 

3 20

"The North Pole" (unpublished book; all versions incomplete) carbon typescript [71] pp 

3 21

"The North Pole" (unpublished book; all versions incomplete) another version, [27] pp 

3 22

"The North Pole" (unpublished book; all versions incomplete) another version, ms [6] pp ts [13] pp 

3 23

"The North Pole" (unpublished book; all versions incomplete) another version, ms [14] pp ts [12] pp 

3 24

"The North Pole" (unpublished book; all versions incomplete) fragments [50] pp 

3 25

notes on DeLong, ms [33] pp, ts [13] pp 

3 26

4 chps. from a children's book, ms [7]pp ts [12]pp 


 M118.3 Literary Manuscripts about MacMillan and the Arctic, 1948-1962, n.d.   0.85 linear feet

Series Description:

This series contains manuscripts and typescripts about MacMillan and the arctic. Included are a biography by Allen Everett; three books written by MacMillan's wife, Miriam Macmillan; and a book on native Greenland language.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
3 27-31

Everett, Allen S., "Arctic Odyssey: The Life of Rear Admiral Donald B. MacMillan" pp. 1-419 

3 32

Everett, Allen S., "Arctic Odyssey: The Life of Rear Admiral Donald B. MacMillan" Galley books 

3 33

Everett, Allen S., "Arctic Odyssey: The Life of Rear Admiral Donald B. MacMillan" Book reviews & newsprint 

3 35-36

MacMillan, Miriam, "Etuk the Eskimo Hunter" Original corrected ts 

4 1-7

MacMillan, Miriam, "Green Seas and White Ice" Original carbon ts 

4 8

MacMillan, Miriam, "Kudla and his Polar Bear" First draft, 1953, 86 pp. 

4 9

MacMillan, Miriam, "Kudla and his Polar Bear" Second draft, 83 pp. 

4 10

MacMillan, Miriam, "Kudla and his Polar Bear" Third draft, *final* 

4 11-12

Rasmussen, Chr., "Gronlandsk Sproglaere, (translated by Lt. D.C. Nutt) pp. 1-161 

4 13

Rasmussen, Chr., "Gronlandsk Sproglaere, (translated by Lt. D.C. Nutt) Cover 


 M118.4 Articles and Addresses, 1908-1962   0.9 linear feet

Series Description:

This series contains manuscripts and typescripts of radio addresses and lectures given by MacMillan. It also contains manuscripts and typescripts for various articles written by MacmIllan. Also included are lecture schedules.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
4 14

"Ah-tuck-ta, My Little Polar Bear," ms/ts 

4 15

"Andree's Story" Book review 

4 16

"Arctic From the Air" Radio address, ms 

4 17

"The Canoe Trip" pp. 396-446 with corrections 

4 18

Folder accompanying "The Canoe Trip" 

4 19

"Discovery of America" 

4 20

"Four Years in the White North" Lecture script 

4 21

"Four Years in the White North" continued 

4 22

"Greenland" 

4 23

"Hunting Polar Bear with the Polar Eskimo" ms 

4 24

"Hunting Records in the Far North" ms for lecture and article written for possible publication in National Geographic 

4 25-26

"Hunting Walrus with the Polar Eskimos" ms 

4 27

"Iceland" lecture ms/ts with pictures 

4 28

"Munjoy Hill Observatory and its History" 

4 29

"North, Far North" lecture given at Bowdoin College, August 27, 1959 

4 30

"With Peary in the Arctic" notes from lecture with slides 

4 31

"Peary at the Big Land" 

4 32

"Peary goes to Conger" [1897 expedition] 

4 33

"Peary the Indomitable" 

4 34

"Peary: A Leader of Men" 

4 35

"Peary as a Leader" ts 

4 36

"Peary: The Man who Refused to Fail" 

4 37

"Peary" [1906 expedition] 

4 38

"The "Poleres" Drift" ms 

4 39

"Polar Eskimos" radio address, ms 

4 40

"The Real Value of Arctic Work" radio address [MISSING] 

4 41

"Removing Crocker Land From the Map" [partial] 

4 42

"Robert E. Peary" 

4 43

"Thanksgiving Dinner at Cape Colombia" radio address 

4 44

"Thanksgiving Dinner in the Far North" radio address 

4 45

"The True Value of Arctic Work" radio address 

4 46

"A Visit to the Polar Eskimos" 

4 47

"Why Go North?" 

4 48

"Why Go North?" radio address Feb. 17, 1931 

4 49

"The World's Record" 

4 50

Untitled article about Peary's 1908-1909 venture to the North Pole 

4 51

Untitled talk given by D.B.M. at Commencement dinner, Bowdoin College, June 20, 1918 

Map-case Drawer
D D10

Lecture posters (fragile) 

Box Folder
5 1

Lecture schedules, 1924-1925 

5 2

Lecture schedules, 1925-1928 

5 3

Lecture schedules; Redpath Bureau, 1959-1962 

5 4

Lecture schedules, continued 

5 5

Lecture schedules, continued 

5 6

Partial list of institutions where DBM gave lectures with motion pictures and slide photography 

5 7

Commentary on DBM's addresses and lectures 


 M118.5 Diaries and Journals - Originals, 1902-1957   7.5 linear feet

Related Archival Materials:

Additional volumes related to the Crocker Land expedition are in the Miriam MacMillan papers (M119), Maruice C. Tanguary papers (M328), and Walter E. Ekblaw papers (M327). Journals from the Crocker Land Expedition have been digitized and are accessible through the links in the finding aid. Digitization of materials related to Crocker Land Expedition funded by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, 2016.

Series Description:

This series contains diaries, journals, field notes, log books, and various notebooks from throughout MacMillan's career. This includes journals from the Peary North Pole Expedition of 1908-1909, the Crocker Land Expedition of 1913-1917, and for his various expeditions to Labrador, Greenland, and other Arctic destinations. There are also diaries and journals of other members of MacMillan's expeditions.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Volume
1

1902 Feb 3 - 1904 May 4 diary (no. 1) 

2

[1902] Sep 15 - 2; 1905 Jun 21 - Jul 3; 1908 Jan 10 - May 25; 1937 Jan 9 - Jan 11; 1961 Oct 9 - Oct 16 diary (no. 2) 

Volume-folio
3

1908 Jul 17 - 1909 Oct 2 diary, Peary North Pole Expedition (no. 3) 

Volume
4

[1908] [Oct 14] - Oct 30 field diary (no. 4) 

5

[1908] Nov 7 - Dec 13 field diary (no. 5) 

6

[1909] Feb 18 - Mar 25 field diary (no. 6) 

7

[1909] Apr 19 - May 31 field diary: support trip (no. 7) 

8

[1909] Jun 8 - Jul 19 field diary (no. 8) 

9

[1908] Jul 18 - [1909] Sep 5 natural history notes (no. 9) 

10

1912 Jun 1 - [1912] Sep 19 Diary: Trip in power boat GEORGE BORUP, Boston to North Larador (no. 10) 

11

1912 Dec 13 - 1913 Feb 24 field notebook: astronomical observations (no. 11) 

12

1913 Field Notebook: Crocker Land Expedition, list of equipment and supplies, calculations of stellar position (no. 12) 

13

1913 Field Notebook: ornithology, (no. 13) 

14

1913 Field Notebook: Crocker Land Expediton, list of food, house equipment, (no. 14) 

15

Field Notebook: Crocker Land Expedition, misc. notes, astronomical observations, Eskimo language, n.d. (no. 15) 

16

1913-1914 Journal: Crocker Land Expedition, July 2, 1913-Feb. 12, 1914 (no. 16) 

17

1914-1915 "Journal I": Crocker Land Expedition, Feb. 12, 1914-Mar. 26, 1915 (no. 17) 

18

1915-1916 "Journal II": Crocker Land Expedition, Mar. 28, 1915-Apr. 21, 1916 (no. 18) 

19

1916-1917 "Journal III": Crocker Land Expedition, Apr. 12, 1916-Apr. 2, 1917 (no. 19) 

20

1916 Field Notebook: Crocker Land Expedition, July 12-14, [1916] (no. 20) 

21

1916-1917 Field Notebook: Crocker Land Expedition, Aug. 29, 1916-May 28, 1917 (no. 21) 

22

1917 "Journal IV": Crocker Land Expedition, Apr. 3-Aug. 24, 1917 

23

1913 Fitzhugh Green's Field Notebook: Crocker Land Expedition, 1913 (no. 23) 

24

1913-1914 Fitzhugh Green's Field Notebook: Crocker Land Expedition, Sept. 25, [1913]-Feb. 3, 1914 (no. 24) 

25

1914 Fitzhugh Green's Field Notebook: Crocker Land Expedition, Feb. 7-May 20, 1914 (no. 25) 

26

1920 Diary: Lamson Hubbard Expedition on S.S. THETIS, July 6-Sept. 16, 1920 (no. 26) 

27

1921-1922 Diary: Baffin Land Expedition, July 1, 1921-Sept. 10, 1922 (no. 27) 

28

1922 Field Diary: Baffin Land Expedition, June 17-July 30, 1922 (no. 28) 

29

1921-1922 Notebook: Baffin Land Expedition, 1921-22 (no. 29) 

Volume-folio
30

1921-1929 Log Book: Schooner BOWDOIN, 1921-29 (no. 30) 

Volume
31

1923-1924 Diary: MacMillan Arctic Expedition 1923-24 to Refuge Harbor, No. Greenland, June 26, 1923-Sept. 29, 1924 (no. 31) 

32

1923-1924 Field Notebook: MacMillan Arctic Expedition 1923-24, Mar.-July, 1924 (no. 32) 

33

1925 Diary: Expedition of schooner BOWDOIN and PEARY to Greenland 1925, June 20-Oct. 9, 1925; diary-BOWDOIN voyage to Iceland 1930, June 4-Sept. 15, 1930 (no. 33) 

34

1926 Diary: Expedition 1926 with BOWDOIN and SACHEM, June 19-Sept. 11, 1926 (no. 34) 

35

1927-1928 Diary: MacMillan Expedition 1927-28, June 25, 1927-Sept. 7, 1928; diary-MacMillan Expedition 1929, June 22-Sept. 15, 1929 (no. 35) 

36

1928 Field Notebook: MacMillan Expedition 1928-Apr. 9-Aug. [1928] (no. 36) 

37

Notebook: Schooner BOWDOIN, by Jack Crowell [June 29-Aug.31] (no. 37) 

38

1931 Diary: MacMillan Expedition 1931-33-July 4-Aug. 31, 1931 (no. 38) 

39

1934 Log Book: Schooner BOWDOIN-MacMillan Expedition 1934, June 7-Aug. 31, 1934 (no. 39) 

40

1934 Diary: MacMillan Expedition 1934-Apr. 16-Sept. 2, 1934 (no. 40) 

41

1934 Notebook: MacMillan Expedition 1934, menus for trip, June 16-Sept. 1, 1934 (no. 41) 

42

1937 Diary: MacMillan Expedition 1937 in schooner GERTRUDE THEBAUD, June 24-Sept. 3, 1937 (no. 42) 

43

1938 Log Book: Schooner BOWDOIN-MacMillan Expedition 1938, June 27-Sept. 11, 1938; log of U.S.S. BOWDOIN, Sept. 13-Nov. 5, 1941 (no. 43) 

44

1938 Diary: MacMillan Expedition 1938, May 15-Sept. 8, 1938 (no. 44) 

45

1938-1941, 1920 Diary: Expeditions, Oct. 20-25, 1938; Mar. 6-Sept. 12, 1939; June 1, 1940-May 26, 1941; July 6-Aug. 29, 1920 (no. 45) 

46

1939 Log Book: Schooner BOWDOIN-MacMillan Arctic Expedition 1939, June 24-Sept. 9, 1939 (no. 46) 

47

1941 Journal: U.S.S. BOWDOIN to west coast of Greenland 1941, June 23-Nov. 20, 1941 (no. 47) 

48

1942-1945 Diary; Diary-June 14-Sept. 16, 1947 (no. 48) 

49

1944 Diary: Reconnaissance flights for U.S. Navy, May 26-July 8, 1944 (no. 49) 

50

1947 Log Book: BOWDOIN-MacMillan Arctic Expedition of 1947 to Greenland, June 21-23, 1947 (no. 50) 

51

1948 Diary: MacMillan Arctic Expedition 1948, June 3-Sept. 15, 1948 (no. 51) 

52

1949, 1950 Diary: MacMillan Arctic Expedition, May 1-Sept. 18, 1949; June 12-Sept. 11, 1950 (no. 52) 

53

1953-1954 Diary: MacMillan Arctic Expedition, Oct. 30, 1953-Sept. 29, 1954 (no. 53) 

54

1957 Field Diary: air flight over North Pole, Aug. 31-Sept. 15, 1957 (no. 54) 

55

"Birds and Animals" (in Crocker Land Expedition bound notebook) [n.d.] (no. 55) 

56

"Ethnological Notes", Eskimos of Smith Sound Tribe (in Crocker Land Expedition bound notebook) [1914-16] (no. 56) 

57

"Measurements of Esquimaux" [n.d.] (no. 57) 

58

Field notebook listing Eskimos aboard the ROOSEVELT; names of Smith Sound Eskimos; "Information about Dr. Cook" (concerning Cook's trip to Pole and statements of the Eskimos who accom-panied him) [1908-09] (no. 58) 

59

Dictionary of Eskimo words and phrases [n.d.] (no. 59) 

60

Eskimo dictionary collected in N. Greenland [1913-17] (no. 60) 

Volume-folio
61

Eskimo vocabulary, English-Eskimo, A-Z [1913-17] (no. 61) 

Volume
62

Eskimo grammar (not by DBM) [1913-17] (no. 62) 

63

Eskimo language,"Hudson Bay", English to Eskimo [1913-17] (no. 63) 

64

English/Eskimo dictionary compiled by F.W. Peacock [1913-17] (no. 64) 

65

"Facts for Book", misc. information re. Arctic [1913-17] (no. 67) 

66

Important dates in exploration, includes a partial list of MacMillan's expeditions (no. 68) 

67

"Notes, Arctic Expeditions"-notes on various expeditions of Otto Sverdrup (no. 69) 

68

Notebook in DBM's hand listing titles of books on the Arctic (no. 70) 

69

Bibliography of Arctic Books in the MacMillan Library (no. 70a) 

70

Catalogue of books in the MacMillan Library (no. 70b) 

Volume-folio
71

Lectures-listed alphabetically by town and/or club (no. 71) 

Volume
72

"The Traditional Labrador Eskimos" by Ernest S. Burch, Jr., Princeton Univ., Dept. of Economics and Sociology, for A.B. degree, Apr. 22, 1960 (no. 72) 

73

"A short history of the Arctic whale fisheries" by Stanton A. Cook, term paper for Harvard Univ., Jan. 8, 1950 (no. 73) 

Volume-folio
74

"Journal of a voyage from Okkak, on the coast of Labrador to Ungava Bay...in 1811" by Benjamin Kolhmeister and George Knoch...London, for the Brethren's Society for the furtherance of the Gospel among the heathen, 1814. Ts which DBM had copied from the volume found in the Rare Book Section of the Library of Congress (no. 74) 

Volume
75

"Tragedy on the Delta" by John P. Jackson [account of the loss and death of George W. Delong in his 1879 attempt to reach the N. Pole] (no. 75) 

76

Sketches and illustrations for "Tragedy on the Delta" (no. 76a) 

Volume-folio
77

Various maps and pencil drawings re. George W. Delong and John P. Jackson (no. 76b) 

Volume
78

George W. Delong's North Pole Expedition 1879-81 [clippings] (no. 77) 

Volume-folio
79

Ts. diary of Leo M. Davidoff from the MacMillan Arctic Expedition 1925, incl. many photos taken on expedition (no. 78) [DO NOT USE. USE COPY: M118.7 Box 6 Folder 1] [Original ms. copy of diary and literary rights are maintained by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Musuem] 

Volume
80

Diary of William R. Esson from the 1934 MacMillan Arctic Expedition to Labrador 

Volume-folio
81

Ts. of William R. Esson's diary 

Volume
82

Diary of Lawrence B. Flint form the 1934 Arctic Expedition 

83

Kenneth Sewall's ms. personal journal of the 1937 MacMillan Arctic Expedition 

84

Kenneth Sewall's ts. journal... 

85

Kenneth Sewall's journal on disk... 


 M118.6 Diaries and Journals - Typescripts and Photocopies, 1902-1957, n.d.   0.55 linear feet

Series Description:

This series contains typescript and photocopies of various diaries and journals belonging to MacMillan regarding the Peary North Pole Expedition, the Crocker Land Expedition, or relating to arctic exploration more generally.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrctions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
5 8

Diary: Swarthmore Prep. School and Worcester Academy, Feb. 3, 1902-May 4, 1902; May 2, 1904-June 9, 1904-photo-copy, partial ts (see original diary no. 1) 

5 9

North Pole Expedition, 1908-1909 ts 

5 10-15

North Pole Expedition, 1908-1909 electrostatic copy 

5 16

Field Diary, No. Pole Expedition (1908-1909), Feb. 18, 1909-March 25, 1909, 2 carbon ts. (*see original journal 6) 

5 17

North Pole Expedition, April 19-May 31, 1909; 3 copies 

5 18

Crocker Land Expedition, Feb. 12, 1914-March 26, 1915 

5 19

Crocker Land Expedition, March 28, 1915-April 11, 1916 

5 20

Crocker Land Expedition, July 25, 1913-Jan. 1, 1914 (cover) 

5 21

Crocker Land Expedition, Nov. 17, 1913-Jan. 15, 1914 

5 22

Crocker Land Expedition, July 25, 1913-Jan. 1914, ts (* see journal 15) 

5 23

Crocker Land Expedition, April 12, 1916-Feb. 14, 1917 (* see journal 18) 

5 24-32

"Arctic Information" pp. 6-81 

5 33

"Arctic Information" notes and astronomical facts, pp. 50-60 

5 34-36

"Arctic Information" pp. 6-81 electrostatic copy 

5 37

"General Information": "Greenland Ice Fields..."; "Polar Bear"; "Adiabatic Heat"; "Air" 

5 38

"General Information": "American Polar Expeditions"; "Arctic Fox"; "Astronomy"; "Aurora"; "Birds North of 76 deg." 

5 39

"General Information": "Birds"; "Caribou"; "Cairns"; "Cary Islands"; "Clothing"; "Treatment of the Eskimo Dog"; "Effects of Cold..." 

5 40

"General Information": "Colors"; "Compass Variations"; "Communication with Home"; "West Greenland Current"; "Darkness"; "Effect of Long Polar Night..."; "Deaths in the Arctic"; "Devil's Thumb" 

5 41

"General Information": "Labrador History"; "Dogs" 

5 42

"General Information": "Drift on the Ice"; "Efflorescence"; "Egedesminde"; "Eider Duck"; "Erik and Other Ships"; "Errors in Reporting Land"; "Expeditions from New York"; "Explorers Who Have Died..."; "Explorers Discredited"; "Polar Eskimos" 

5 43

"General Information": "Eskimos Who Have Visited Civilization"; "Eskimo Help"; "Fire"; "Foehn Wind"; "Food"; "Facts Relating to... Loss of Franklin"; "Geology"; "Greenland"; "Halos"; "Hans Christian" 

5 44

"General Information": "Arctic Hare"; "Russian Hermit"; "House"; "Ice Foot"; "Insanity"; "Kane Expedition..."; "Kites"; "Land Reported"; "Latent Heat"; "Lemmings"; "Littleton Island"; "Loom and Mirage"; "Strange Animals Seen" 

5 45

"General Information": "Accumulation of Moisture"; "Musk Oxen"; "Narwhal"; "Newspapers"; "Salt Water Ice"; "Sun"; "Spirits"; "Facts Concerning the So-Called White Eskimo" 

5 46

"General Information": "Greenland Ice Fields" through "Compass Variations" [electrostatic copy] 

5 47

"General Information": "West Greenland Current" through "Errors in Reporting Land" [electrostatic copy] 

5 48

"General Information": "Expeditions from New York" through "Facts Concerning the So-Called White Eskimos" [electrostatic copy] 


 M118.7 Notes, Clippings, Ephemera and Realia, 1884-1985, n.d.   2.0 linear feet

Series Description:

This series contains newspaper clippings, various manuscript and typescript notes and articles, and other ephemera. Within this series are clippings and articles concerning the Peary/Cook controversy, scrapbooks and photo albums; posters and press releases; certificates and awards; a run of mounted plant specimens from Labrador; and other miscellaneous ephemera and realia.

Access Resctrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
5 49

Anthropomorphic charts on four Polar Eskimos (Crocker Land) 

5 50

Etah Sun Drawings (Crocker Land Expedition) 

5 51

Temp. records, North Greenland, Dec. 20, 1914-July 30, 1917 

5 52

Account of 1921-22 expedition to Baffin Island, ms (incomplete) 

5 53

Account of the 1925 expedition to Greenland, ms 

5 54

Account of the 1925 expedition to Greenland, ts 

6 1

Leo Davidoff Diary, 1925 expedition to Greenland, photocopy 

6 2

Account of the 1934 expedition to Labrador, Baffin Land, ms & ts 

6 3

Notes on the Eskimo of Labrador [ca. 1910], ms 

6 4

Misc. notes on the history of Maine, ms 

6 5

Ms in DBM's hand re. teaching navigation to students aboard schooner "Bowdoin" (incomplete) 

6 6

MacMillan Arctic Association material 

6 7

MacMillan Arctic Association material 

6 8

List of books and papers given to the MacMillan Arctic Library, Feb. 1979, ts and photocopy 

6 9

Arctic books owned by DBM, listed alphabetically by author, ts 

6 10

Arctic books owned by DBM, listed alphabetically by title, ts 

6 11

Summary of Arctic books, April 22, 1933, ts 

6 12

Arctic books owned by DBM, listed alphabetically by title, ts 

6 13

Magazine articles by DBM, ts 

6 14

Cover containing DBM's book lists 

6 15

Notes on history of exploration of Ellesmere Land and Axel Heiberg Land, carbon ts (incomplete) 

6 16

Misc. notes on Arctic anthropology, ms & ts 

6 17

Misc. notes on the Arctic, ts 

6 18

Notes on the Arctic, ms/ts 

6 19

Cook/Peary controversy, ms/ts 

6 20

Cook/Peary controversy: News Clippings, 17 items 

6 21

Cook/Peary controversy: Printed Material 

6 22

Labrador Expedition report by J.M. Hastings, 1891 

6 23

Cover for Labrador Expedition report, 1891 

6 24

1925 Arctic Expedition-Log of the schooner "Bowdoin" 

6 25

Misc. notes for the 1908-1909 North Pole expedition 

6 26

Misc. clippings found at Greeley headquarters, Fort Conger; June 10th, 1909 

6 27

Scrapbook collection of autographs 

Volume-folio
1

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings documenting the 1925 MacMillan Arctic Expedition, compiled by family and friends of Maynard Owen Williams 

Box Folder
6 28

Anthropology course at Bowdoin: notes by DBM 

6 29

Anthropology course at Bowdoin: notes by DBM 

6 30

George Borup tribute, ms 

6 31

Elisha Kent Kane material 

6 32

"Bowdoin" Expedition crew lists 

6 33

Misc. Fragments 

6 34

Fragments 

6 35

"Rear Admiral Donald MacMillan and Peter Pitseolak: The Arctic Connection"- talk for Bowdoin College April 3rd, 1985 

6 36

Materials regarding the schooner "Bowdoin" 

6 37

Misc. material regarding MacMillan expeditions, 1924-54 

6 38

Navigational Calculations and instructions made by Lawrence Bertram Flint during the 1934 MacMillan arctic expedition 

6 39

"The Evolution of the Sailing Ship" 

6 40

"Nain Kiddies to their Friend, Captain Mac," an album of Inuit children's drawings, n.d. 

6 41

Painting by C. Glaster Pinxit of Lake Bennett 

6 42

Three drawings by G. Kleist of Godhavn, Greenland 

6 43

Photograph album from Hettasches of Nain, Labrador, 1930; pic. of Moravian school and schoolchildren. 

6 44

MacMillan-Moravian Mission School brochure/appeal for funds, n.d. 

6 45

Posters, Press Releases 

6 46

Posters, notices 

6 47

Labrador, 1929: Pressed and mounted plant specimens collected by DBM and his team. 

Labrador, 1929: Pressed and mounted plant specimens collected by DBM and his team. 

Box Envelope
7 1

Primula mistassinica, michx.; Nain, Labrador; 7/22/29 

7 2

Trientalis americana, Pursh.; Nain, Labrador; 7/21/29 

7 3

Cornus swecica, L.; Nain, Labrador; 7/23/2029 

7 4

Lonicera coerulea, L.; Nain, Labrador; 9/1/2029 

7 5

Arnica alpina, L.; Port Manvers, Labrador; 7/26/29 

7 6

Statice armeria, L.; Lok Land; 8/12/29 

7 7

Draba; Nain, L.; 9/1/29 

7 8

Senicio acris, L.; Mugford Island, Labrador; 8/27/29 

7 9

Rhianthus oblongifolia, Fernald.; Nain, Labrador; 8/30/29 

7 10

Antennaria alpina, L.; Lok Land; 8/12/29 

7 11

Pelasites palmata, Ait.; Anetalak, Labrador; 7/12/29 

7 12

Euphrasia arctica, Lange.; Mugford Island, Lab.; 8/_/29 

7 13

Cardamine praetensis, L.; Baffin Land; 8/20/29 

7 14

Arabis alpina, L.; Nachuak, Labrador; 8/2/2029 

7 15

Pleurogyna rotata, L.; Nain, Labrador; 8/31/2029 

7 16

Tolfieldia palustris, Huds.; Nain, Labrador; 7/22/29 

7 17

Listeria cordata, L.; Nain, Labrador; 9/1/2029 

7 18

Eriophorum polyptachylon, L.; North Shore, Frobisher's Bay, Baffin Land; 8/20/2029 

7 19

Eriophorum vaginatum, L.; North Shore, Frobisher Bay, Baffin Land; 8/21/29 

7 20

Saxifraga rivularis, L.; Lok Land; 8/18/2029 

7 21

Saxifraga caespitosa, L.; Nachuak, Lab.; 8/3/2029 

7 22

Saxifraga cernua, L.; Nachauk, Labrador; 8/2/2029 

7 23

Saxifraga aizoon, Jacq.; Nachuak, Labrador; 8/3/39 

7 24

Saxifraga azoides; Nain, Labrador; 9/1/29 

7 25

Saxifraga tricuspidata, Retz.; Nachuak, Labrador; 8/3/29 

7 26

Pinguicula villosa, L.; Nain, Labrador; 7/20/2029 

7 27

Linnaea borealis, (var. americana), L.; Nain, Labrador, 9/1/29 

7 28

Parnassus katzebuei, c+s; Mugford Island, Labrador; 8/27/29 

7 29

Anemone parviflora, michx.; Black Duck Bay, Labrador; 7/28/29 

7 30

Ranunculus sp.; North Shore, Frobisher's Bay, Baffin Land; 8/20/29 

7 31

Ranunculus pedatifidus; Nachuak, Lab.; 8/2/2029 

7 32

Ranunculus pygmaeus, Wald.; Nachuak, Labrador; 8/3/29 

7 33

Diapensia lapponicum, L.; Nain, Labrador 7/21/2029 

7 34

Campanula rotundiflora, L.; Port Manvers, Labrador; 7/26/29 

7 35

Campanula uniflora, L.; Baffin Land; 8/20/2029 

7 36

Castilija acuminata/septentrionalis, Spreng.; Mugford Island, Labrador; 8/27/2029 

7 37

Pedicularis euphrasoides, steph.; Nain, Labrador; 7/21/29 

7 38

Ellephantella graelaudica. Retz.; Mugford Island, Labrador; 8/27/29 

7 39

Pedicularis hirsuta, L.; Osbon Bay, Lok Land; 8/9/29 

7 40

Pedicularis flammaea, L.; Nain, Labrador; 7/20/2029 

7 41

Pedicularis lapponicum, L.; North Shore Frobisher's Bay, Baffin Land; 8/21/29 

7 42

Bartsia alpina, L.; Mugford Island, Labrador; 8/27/29 

7 43

Viscaria alpina, L.; Mugford Island, Labrador; 8/27/29 

7 44

Lychnis apetala, L.; Osbon Bay, Lok Land; 8/9/2029 

7 45

Lychnis affinis, vahl.; Baffin Land; 8/20/2029 

7 46

Stellaria media, Cyr. (?); Nain, Labrador; 9/1/29 

7 47

Equisetum arvense,L.; Osbon Bay, Lok Land; 8/18/29 

7 48

Equisetum salvatum, L.; Anetalak, Labrador; 7/18/29 

7 49

Crystopteris frigilis (L.) Bernh.; Mugford Island, Labrador; 8/27/29 

7 50

Ledum palustre, L.; Anatalak, Labrador; 7/18/2029 

7 51

Kalmia polifolia, wang.; Nain, Labrador; 8/31/29. Mugford Island, Labrador; 8/27/2029 

7 52

Moneses uniflora, L.; Nain, Labrador; 9/1/2029 

7 53

Chamaecistus procumbeus (L.) Kuntze; Lok Land; 8/11/29 

7 54

Cassiope hypnoides, L.; Lok Land; 8/11/29 

7 55

Oxycoccus oxycoccus,L.; Nain, Labrador; 9/1/2029 

7 56

Pyrola minor, L.; Nain, Labrador; 9/1/29 

7 57

Vaccinium vitis-idaea (var. minus, Lodd); Anetalak, Labrador; 7/18/29 

7 58

Vaccinium uliginosum, L.; Anetalak, Labrador; 7/18/29 

7 59

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, L.; Nain, Labrador; 9/1/29 

7 60

Cassiope tetragona, L.; Black Duck Bay, Labrador; 7/28/29 

7 61

Phylloduce coerulea, L.; Anetalak, Labrador; 7/18/29 

7 62

Veronica alpina, L.; Mugford Island, Labrador; 8/27/29 

7 63

Arenaria verna, L.; Nachuak, Labrador; 8/3/2029 

7 64

Cerastium alpinum, L.; Nachuak, Labrador; 8/2/2029 

7 65

Stellaria longipes, goldie; Mugford Island, Labrador; 8/27/29 

7 66

Comarum palustre, L.; Nain, Labrador; 9/1/2029 

7 67

Potentilla anserina, L.; Anetalak, Labrador; 7/17/29 

7 68

Potentila rubens, Crantz.; Lok Land; 8/12/2029 

7 69

Sibbaldia procumbens, L.; Mugford Island, Labrador; 8/27/29 

7 70

Onytropis campestris; Nain, Labrador; 9/1/2029 

7 71

Chamaenerion latifolium, L.; Nain, Labrador; 9/21/29 

7 72

Papaner medicante; Port Manvers, Labrador; 7/20/29 

7 73

Erigeron uniflorus, L.; Osbon Bay, Lok Land; 8/18/29 

7 74

Solidago multiradiata, Ait.; Mugford Island, Labrador; 8/27/29 

7 75

Taraxacum certatophorum, D.C.; Osbon Bay, Lok Land; 8/18/29 

7 76

Draba incana; Nain, Labrador; 8/31/29 

7 77

Alsine humifessa, Rottb.; a. Frobisher Bay / b. Anetalak, Labrador; 7/17/29 

7 78

Mertensia maritima; Anetalak, Labrador; 7/17/2029 

7 79

Polyganum viviparum, L.; Osbon Bay, Lok Land; 8/9/29 

7 80

Oxyria digyna, L.; Nachuak, Lab.; 8/2/29 

7 81

Triglochin maritima, L.; Anetalak, Labrador; 7/17/29 

7 82

Honkenya peploides, Ehrh.; Anetalak, Labrador; 7/17/29 

7 83

Rubus chamaemorus, L.; Anetalak, Labrador; 7/17/29 

7 84

Rubus areticus, L.; Anetalak, Labrador; 7/18/2029 

Box Folder
8 1

Posters,notices 

8 2

Posters, notices, etc. 

8 3

Richard Finnie ms 

8 4

Botanical notes made by Rutherford B. Platt on the 1947 and 1954 Expeditions 

8 5

MacMillan Open House, 1948 (at Bowdoin) 

8 6

MacMillan Open House, 1949 

8 7

MacMillan Open House, 1950 

8 8

MacMillan Open House, 1954 

8 9

MacMillan Open House, 1959 

8 10

Misc. documents, awards, certificates 

8 11

College rank and attendance reports for DBM, April 6, 1884-April 1, 1898 

8 12

Freeport High School report cards for DBM 1891-1893 

8 13

Copy of letter of Recommendation for DBM from W. DeWitt Hyde, July 6, 1898 

8 14

Levi High School in Gorham, ME: Report cards (DBM principal) for students Lee Plaisted (3/20/1899), Marion Moses (3/20/1899), and Flossie Parker (9/4/1899) 

8 15

Misc. documents; awards, certificates 

8 16

Documents, certificates, etc 

8 17

Documents, certificates, awards 

8 18

Awards, certificates, appointment notices 

8 19

Misc. documents 

8 20

Bradford Washburn Award material 

8 21

Misc. printed ephemera 

8 22

Misc. news clippings 

8 23

Misc. printed material 

8 24

"Labrador's 'Frist Snowmobile' Heads Down the Comback Trail" New York Times, December 12, 2014 

Object
Mitchell

MacMillan sword 


 M118.8 MacMillan Inuit/English Dictionary   6.65 linear feet

Series Description:

This series contains notecards for English to Inuit and Inuit to English translations.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

English to Inuit 

Box
9

A-B 

10

C-Do 

11

Do-F 

12

G-H 

13

Hou-L 

14

M-Pa 

15

Pai-R 

16

S-Sn 

17

Snow-Thus 

18

Thus-Window 

19

Window-Z 

Inuit to English 

Box
19

A-Arr 

20

Arr-It 

21

Itiv-Ku 

22

Kug-Or 

23

Orp-Si 

24

Siv-Tu 


 M118.9 Photographs   0.5 linear feet

Series Description:

This series includes photos of MacMillan at Bowdoin, many images of the schooner "Bowdoin," a few expedition photos, and various photos of MacMillan and others.

Arrangement:

Arranged by size.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
25 1

sm. photos (10) 

25 2

sm. photos (11) 

25 3

sm. photos (9) 

25 4

med. photos (8) 

25 5

med. photos (7) 

25 6

med. photos (9) 

25 7

lg. photos (8) - includes portrait of D. B. MacMillan by Bachrach inscribed for Mary C. Fallon, 1931 Jun 15 

25 8

lg. photos (7) 

25 9

lg. photos (8) 

25 10

lg. photos (9) - includes souvenir photograph of the Bowdoin with vignette insert of D.B. MacMillan, n.d. 

25 11

lg. photos (10) 

25 12

lg. photos (4) 

25 13

x-lg. photos (3) 

25 14

x-lg. photos (5) 

25 15

x-lg. photos (1) 

Ovsz-Box
Z

Group photograph - D.B. MacMillan with the Bowdoin track team, 1896 

Z

Group photograph - D.B. MacMillan with the Bowdoin football team, 1897 

Z

Group photographs - D.B. MacMillan with the football team at Swarthmore Preparatory School, 1901, 1902, n.d.