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Abbot Paige Mills papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC-30

Scope and Contents

The Abbot Paige Mills Papers consist of newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs and other assorted items, reflecting the life of Abbot Paige Mills (1889-1973, Williams 1911), both during and after his attendance at Williams. Mills played four years of varsity baseball during college, and went on to play professionally for several years after graduating. Although he became a lawyer, he never lost his passion for the sport. His alma mater also continued to be an important part of Mills's life, and he remained aware of happenings at Williams through his service as Trustee, Alumni Fund Chair, and President of the Society of Alumni.

Dates

  • 1883 - 1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The Abbot Paige Mills Papers is open for research. Researchers are encouraged to contact Special Collections staff prior to a visit.

Conditions Governing Use

In consultation with Special Collections staff, reproductions may be made upon request. Material in this collection may be subject to copyright.

Abbot Paige Mills (1889-1973)

Biographical Chronology (APM=Abbot Paige Mills)

1889
APM is born October 23 in South Williamstown, the third and last child of Charles A. and Clara Paige Mills.
1903-1907
APM attends Pittsfield High School.
1907-1911
APM attends Williams College. He plays varsity baseball all four years, is sophomore Class President, a member of the Banjo Club, Gargoyle Society, the debate team, and is elected Class Day President.
1911
APM graduates from Williams, Phi Beta Kappa.
1911-1912
APM plays professional baseball for one season with the Cleveland team (before it is known as the Indians).
1912
APM plays briefly with the New Orleans Pelicans.
1911-1914
APM attends Harvard Law School and is associate editor of the 'Harvard Law Review.'
1914-1917
APM works for the firm of Hurlburt, Jones, Cabot & Hall in Boston.
1917-1919
APM serves in the U.S. Army in the 304th Infantry stationed in France, and earns the rank of Captain.
1920
APM works in Washington, DC as a member of the War Dept. Claims Board and decides to stay in Washington to practice privately administrative and general law.
1924
APM marries Augustina David Carr of Charlottesville, VA on October 22.
1925
Their daughter, Benair Mills, is born July 2.
1930
Their daughter, Clara Mills, is born May 21.
1935
Their daughter, Virginia Mills, is born September 11.
1935-1936
APM serves as the Chairman of the Williams College Alumni Fund.
1936
APM establishes the firm of Underwood, Mills and Kilpatrick.
1937-1939
APM serves as Williams College Trustee.
1939-1940
APM is President of the Society of Alumni.
1940
APM is elected to the All-Williams Team as third baseman.
1941
APM works for the U.S. War Department Amortization Board.
1944
APM, influenced by his youngest daughter, begins figure skating and eventually gains enough proficiency to win the 'Veteran's Dance' competition at Lake Placid, NY.
1953
APM helps to establish the firm of Mills, Partridge and Harding.
1953-1956
APM serves as second Vice President and Eastern Chairman of the U.S. Figure Skating Association (USFSA).
1956-1959
APM serves as Finance Chairman for USFSA.
1959-1969
APM works for the firm of Mills, Harding and Nairn. He is also elected to the All-Time Williams Team as third baseman.
1969
APM officially retires from law practice.
1973
APM dies June 4 in the Washington Hospital Center at the age of 83.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Organized into three series: I. Williams College, II. Papers after Williams, III. Family papers.

Physical Location

Library Shelving Facility

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Benair Titus (daughter), 1993 and 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Julie Diep (Williams 1997), January 1994 and Sabine Chishty (Williams 2010), June 2009.
Title
Abbot Paige Mills papers
Author
Nash, Katie
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Williams College Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Sawyer Library
26 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267