Lane, Edward Comer, 1916-
Lane, Mills B., (Mills Bee), 1860-1945
Lane, Mills B., (Mills Bee), 1912-1989
|Title: ||Mills B. Lane, Jr. family papers|
4.8 Linear feet
(9 document boxes, 1 oversized box)
|Coll. Number: ||ms2737|
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.).
Organized into three series: (1) Mills B. Lane, Sr. (2) Mills B. Lane, Jr. and (3) Mills B. Lane IV
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Mills B. Lane, Jr. family papers. MS 2737. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.