Nevius, Hall, MacMillan and Buck family papers, 1856-1978
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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
.63 linear feet ((1+1/2 file boxes) plus 8 photograph folders, 3 folio photograph folders, 3 folio+ folders)
This collection consists of family photographs; clippings; genealogical and biographical notes compiled by Caroline (Buck) Reeves about the Nevius, Hall, MacMillan and Buck families; a college diary and correspondence of Laura Beaver (Nevius) Hall (especially with a college friend who lived in San Francisco, China and Stuttgart, Germany); correspondence and articles of her husband Dr. Edward M. Hall and other family members relating to their life in Ohio; a travel diary and correspondence of Caroline (MacMillan) Buck and reminiscences of life in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and India; and correspondence and articles by and about her husband and children pertaining to the Methodist missions in India.
Caroline (Macmillan) Buck, Caroline (Buck) Reeves's other grandmother, was born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, daughter of David MacMillan and of Louise Hetzer, who died at Caroline (Macmillan) Buck's birth. Caroline (Macmillan) Buck was educated at the Gettysburg Female Institute, was graduated in 1863, and received her teaching certificate in 1868. Her home was situated on the battlefield of Gettysburg and in later life recorded her memories of Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg address. In 1871 she went as a missionary to India, where she met and married Philo Melvin Buck. They spent their lives in India as missionaries and raised their family of four children there: Philo Melvin, who married Aletheia Hall; Lois Mathild; Caroline (Buck) Wilkie, who saved and transcribed many of the family papers; and Oscar MacMillan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library by Caroline (Buck) Reeves in December 1984.
- Box 1: Folders 5-29
- Box 2: Folders 30-37
By: Jane Knowles
Updated: May 2016
By: Lillianne Keaney
- Reeves, Caroline Buck, compiler. Nevius, Hall, MacMillan and Buck family papers, 1856-1978: A Finding Aid
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