Mills B. Lane, Jr. family papers

Mills B. Lane, Jr. family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Lane family
Title: Mills B. Lane, Jr. family papers
Dates: 1916-1989
Quantity: 4.8 Linear feet 9 document boxes, 1 oversized box
Coll. Number: ms2737

Biographical/Historical Note

Mills Bee Lane, Jr. (1912-1989), president of the Citizens and Southern National Bank from 1946-1972, son of Mills Bee Lane, Sr. (1860-1945), founder of the Citizens and Southern National Bank and president until 1928.

For more information, see the article "Mills B. Lane Jr. (1912-1989)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Mills (Bee) Lane IV (1942- ), publisher of the Beehive Press (Savannah, Ga.), author, son of Mills Bee Lane, Jr.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Mills B. Lane, Jr. Mills B. Lane, Sr. and the Mills family from 1916-1989. Materials (1916-1943) relating to Mills B. Lane, Sr. include incoming correspondence and carbon copies of Mills' outgoing letters, clippings, photographs, and legal documents. The materials document Mills' banking activities including his presidency of the Citizens and Southern National Bank (Savannah, Ga.) and tenure as chairman of the Board, as well as Mills' involvement with Georgia real estate sales, fertilizer and chemical companies, and his assistance to Georgia farmers through bank loans. Correspondents include Lane's brother Edward W. Lane and A.P. Brantley.

The bulk of the collection (1931-1979) contains the correspondence of Mills Bee Lane, Jr. Includes letters (1931-1934) between Lane, Jr. and his parents, Lane, Sr. and Mary Comer Lane, while a student at Yale University; letters (1935-1945) between Lane, Jr. and Lane, Sr. discussing banking activities, finance, and farming; correspondence (1950-1974) between Lane, Jr. and his brother Edward C. Lane concerning finances and the management of Edward's farm in Valdosta (Ga.); and letters (1958-1973) between Lane, Jr. and Mills Lane concerning Mills' schooling at Middlesex School (Concord, Mass.) and Harvard University, Mills' activities with Beehive Press (Savannah, Ga.), and Mills' finances. The collection also contains correspondence pertaining to the resignation of Richard Kattel, the financial crisis of Citizens and Southern Bank (1978), and the establishment of the Mills Bee Lane Memorial Foundation (Savannah, Ga.).

Index Terms

Banks and banking--Georgia.
Beehive Press.
Brantley, A. P.
College students--Connecticut.
College students--Massachusetts.
Farm management--Georgia.
Fertilizer companies--Georgia.
Harvard University.
Kattel, Richard
Lane, Edward Comer, 1916-
Lane, Edward W.
Lane, Mary Comer
Lane, Mills
Lane, Mills B., (Mills Bee), 1860-1945
Lane, Mills B., (Mills Bee), 1912-1989
Mills Bee Lane Foundation (Savannah, Ga.).
Publishers and publishing--Georgia.
Real estate business--Georgia.
Savannah (Ga.)
Valdosta (Ga.)
Yale University.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Mills B. Lane, Jr. family papers, ms2737, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Mills B. Lane, Sr.



2-11Correspondence, 1916-1973
12Correspondence - Georgia-Carolina Chemical Co., 1931-1943
13Correspondence - Reliance Fertilizer Co., 1938-1939
14Correspondence - South States Phosphate & Fertilizer Co., 1933-1934
15Deeds of trust, 1854 1861
18Writings-"Lanes of Lebanon"

2. Mills B. Lane, Jr.

21"Automobile Quarterly"
2Baptismal records
3Biography-"The Wonderful World of Mills B. Lane, Jr."
4-5Clippings, 1930-1989
6Clippings - Kattel resignation, 1978
7-10Correspondence, 1923-1934 (copies)
31-5Correspondence, 1935-1945
6Correspondence - between Pineapple (Mills B. Lane Jr.) and Coconuts (James Molaka), 1945-1947
7-13Correspondence, 1946-1977
41-4Correspondence - Kattel resignation, 1978
5Correspondence - Kattel resignation stockholder letters, 1978
6Correspondence, 1978-1979
55Correspondence - Lane Foundation
6Correspondence - Passport
7Correspondence - Photographs
8Correspondence - Tapes
9Correspondence - Wills, 1981-1988
10Correspondence - Writings, 1941-1977
61-6Correspondence re: Edward C. Lane, 1947-1984
7Correspondence re: Edward C. Lane Ruby Ellen Lane Gray Corbett, 1962-1973
8-10Correspondence re: Edward C. Lane finances, 1959-1984
71-10Correspondence to Mills B. Lane IV, 1952-1973

3. Mills B. Lane IV


Automobile file, 1968

2Beehive Foundation-report, 1994
3Biographical information
4-8Correspondence, 1949-1998
9Financial papers, 1970-1992
11-12Printed Material, 1972-2001
13World trips, 1992-1993
91Lawsuit - Agreement, 1947
2-6Lawsuit, 1995-2000

4. Oversize Material

10Oversize photographs-Mills B. Lane, Jr.
Duplicate photographs-Mills B. Lane, Jr.
Original copies of some newspaper clippings
"Three Hundred Twenty-One Barnard Street, Savannah"
restoration photographs and clippings
Custom made tie for Mills B. Lane, Jr., Undated