William Bryan Millson, 1882-1950 [RG0715.AM]


RG0715.AM: William Bryan Millson, 1882-1950

Papers: 1903-1944
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska: Salesman
Size: 1.0 cu.ft.; 2 boxes


William Bryan Millson, born at Salem, Illinois, was a nephew of William Jennings Bryan. He came to Lincoln in 1900 and attended Nebraska Wesleyan University for three years. Millson married Louise Stryker in 1903. After a period of out-of-state residence working as a salesman, he returned and for seventeen years he was a deputy collector for the Internal Revenue Service. William Bryan Millson died in Lincoln on May 29, 1950, and is buried at Wyuka Cemetery.


This collection consists of two manuscript boxes of material including correspondence, 1906-1944; certificates, insurance policies, deeds, etc.; clippings, 1906-1931; memo books of W.B. Millson, 1917-1918; and several folders of miscellaneous items. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence relating to Millson’s sales work and reflecting particularly the difficulties of the depression years.


Box 1

  1. Correspondence, 1906-1924
  2. Correspondence, 1925-1931
  3. Correspondence, 1932
  4. Correspondence, 1933-1934
  5. Correspondence, 1935-1940
  6. Correspondence, 1941-1944, n.d.
  7. Correspondence, undated, unrelated, and fragmentary
  8. Certificates, policies, deeds, etc.

Box 2

  1. Clippings, 1906-1931
  2. Memo books, 1917-1918 (contains addresses, orders, notes, etc.)
  3. Marriage license, guest book, and invitation of W.B. Millson and Louise Stryker, February 7, 1903
  4. Poems, writings, unsigned, undated
  5. Advertising brochures, programs, etc.

Subject headings:

Business and commerce
Economic conditions and social conditions
Government and politics
Great Depression
Millson, Louise (Stryker), 1882-1967
Millson, William Bryan, 1882-1950
Sales personnel

HEK/js 07-28-1965
Revised TMM 10-03-2017

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