Mills B. Lane, Jr. family papers

Mills B. Lane, Jr. family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Lane, Edward Comer, 1916-
Creator: Lane, Mills B., (Mills Bee), 1860-1945
Creator: Lane, Mills B., (Mills Bee), 1912-1989
Creator: Lane, Mills
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.).


Arrangement

Organized into three series: (1) Mills B. Lane, Sr. (2) Mills B. Lane, Jr. and (3) Mills B. Lane IV


Index Terms

Banks and banking--Georgia.
Beehive Press.
Brantley, A. P.
Citizens and Southern National Bank.
College students--Connecticut.
College students--Massachusetts.
Farm management--Georgia.
Fertilizer companies--Georgia.
Harvard University.
Kattel, Richard
Lane, Edward W.
Lane, Mary Comer
Mills Bee Lane Foundation (Savannah, Ga.).
Photographs.
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

Mills B. Lane, Jr. family papers. MS 2737. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Mills B. Lane, Sr.

BoxFolder
11



Clippings



Correspondence

BoxFolder
121916-1928
31931-1933
41934
51935
61936
71937
81938
91939
101940
111941-1943, undated
12Georgia-Carolina Chemical Co., 1931-1943
13Reliance Fertilizer Co., 1938-1939
14South States Phosphate & Fertilizer Co., 1933-1934
15Deeds of trust, 1854 1861
16Genealogy
17Photographs
18Writings-"Lanes of Lebanon"
 

Series 2: Mills B. Lane, Jr.



Subseries 2A: Personal Material

BoxFolder
21"Automobile Quarterly"
2Baptismal records
3Biography-"The Wonderful World of Mills B. Lane, Jr."



Subseries 2B: Clippings

BoxFolder
241930-1969
51970-1989, undated
6Kattel resignation, 1978



Subseries 2C: Correspondence

BoxFolder
271923-1931 (copies)
81930-1932
91933
101934
BoxFolder
311935-1939
21940-1941
31942-1943
41944
51945
6Between Pineapple (Mills B. Lane Jr.) and Coconuts (James Molaka), 1945-1947
71946-1947
81948-1949
91950-1952
101953-1955
111956-1959
121960-1969
131970-1977
BoxFolder
41Kattel resignation, 1978 January -March
2Kattel resignation, 1978 April-May
3Kattel resignation, 1978 June
4Kattel resignation, 1978 July-November
5Kattel resignation stockholder letters, 1978
61978-1979
BoxFolder
511980-1982
21983-1985
31986-1987
41988-1989
5Lane Foundation
6Passport
7Photographs
8Tapes
9Wills, 1981-1988
10Writings, 1941-1977
BoxFolder
61Correspondence re: Edward C. Lane, 1947-1949
2Correspondence re: Edward C. Lane, 1950-1957
3Correspondence re: Edward C. Lane, 1958-1962
4Correspondence re: Edward C. Lane, 1963-1964
5Correspondence re: Edward C. Lane, 1965-1967
6Correspondence re: Edward C. Lane, 1968-1984
7Correspondence re: Edward C. Lane Ruby Ellen Lane Gray Corbett, 1962-1973
8Correspondence re: Edward C. Lane finances, 1959-1969
9Correspondence re: Edward C. Lane finances, 1978-1981
10Correspondence re: Edward C. Lane finances, 1982-1984
BoxFolder
71Correspondence to Mills B. Lane IV, 1952-1957
2Correspondence to Mills B. Lane IV, 1958-1962
3Correspondence to Mills B. Lane IV, 1963-1964
4Correspondence to Mills B. Lane IV, 1965
5Correspondence to Mills B. Lane IV, 1966
6Correspondence to Mills B. Lane IV, 1967
7Correspondence to Mills B. Lane IV, 1968
8Correspondence to Mills B. Lane IV, 1969
9Correspondence to Mills B. Lane IV, 1970-1971
10Correspondence to Mills B. Lane IV, 1972-1973
 

Series 3: Mills B. Lane IV

BoxFolder
81



Automobile file, 1968

2Beehive Foundation-report, 1994
3Biographical information



Correspondence

BoxFolder
841949
51967-1969
61979-1991
71992-1993
81994-1998, undated
9Financial papers, 1970-1992
10Photographs



Printed Material

BoxFolder
8111972-1989
121992-2001
13World trips, 1992-1993
14Writings



Lawsuit

BoxFolder
91Agreement, 1947
21995-1998
31999
42000 January-May
52000 September
62000 October
 

Series 4: Oversize Material

Box
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