MACKAY, EDWARD GEORGE, 1874-1935.
Edward George Mackay family papers, 1861-1957

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zm02

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mackay, Edward George, 1874-1935.
Title: Edward George Mackay family papers, 1861-1957
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 691
Extent: 21.5 linear ft. (32 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of the Edward George Mackay family, including correspondence, printed material, genealogical information, photographs, clippings, and writings.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Due to preservation concerns, researchers are required to use photocopies of some of the materials in Series 3.

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in This Repository

James A. Mackay papers and Branham family papers.

Source

Gift, 1984, with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Edward George Mackay family papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed Susan Potts McDonald, July 15, 2002.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

The Mackay family originated in County Monaghan, Ireland. John Mackay (1833-1897) and Isabella Armstrong Mackay (1838-1917) had nine children: Mary Jane Mackay (1863-1875), Alice Mackay (1865-1926), Isabella Mackay (1866-1931), Susan Emily Mackay (1868-1875), Elizabeth Louisa Mackay (1870-1922), William Robert Mackay (1874-1935), John Mackay (1877-1903), James Alexander Mackay (1882-?), and Edward George Mackay (1885-1956). William Robert Mackay immigrated to the United States in 1893 and his brother Edward George Mackay followed in 1904, both settling in Georgia. In 1911, Edward George Mackay married Beulah Mason (1888-1989), the daughter of George L. Mason and Emma Keeler Mason, long-time missionaries in China. Emma Keeler Mason, the daughter of Ransom Noble Keeler and Mary Curtiss Keeler had two sisters, Lucy Keeler Neff and Orrell Keeler Mason. Orrell Keeler Mason (1845-1887), was a Baptist missionary in Assam.

Scope and Content Note

The Edward George Mackay family papers contain correspondence, printed material, genealogical information, photographs, clippings, and writings related to the Mackay, Mason, and Keeler families from 1861-1957. The collection includes the papers of William Robert Mackay, missionary Orrell Keeler Mason, and the papers of the Edward George and Beulah Mason Mackay family of Atlanta, Georgia.

Of particular interest, the Edward George and Beulah Mason Mackay papers include correspondence to and from their four sons who served in World War II. Donald Mackay's correspondence (1939-1952) documents his experiences as a Navy Chaplain assigned to the 7th Fleet with the Commander of Motor Torpedo Squadrons stationed in New Guinea, Borneo, the Moluccas and the Phillipine Islands. Edward Mackay's letters (1939-1952) discuss his service as a flight instructor early in the war for RAF pilots and later when he was accepted by the Air Transport Command and was stationed in Assam where he flew night flights over the Himalayas into China. The letters (1940-1952) from Jamie Mackay reflect his training at Coast Guard stations in Florida; his service on the Destroyer Escort Menges; and his experiences at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Leland Mackay's letters (1942-1948) document his experiences at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, his service in the Coast Guard stationed in the Pacific Theater working with submarines, and in 1945 when stationed in Long Beach, California.

Arrangement Note

Organized into three series: (1) William Robert Mackay papers, (2) Orrell Keeler Mason papers, (3) Edward George and Beulah Mason Mackay family papers, and (4) Unprocessed Additions.


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