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George MacKay correspondence

Identifier: MC-0475

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Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection consists of correspondence regarding the disappearance and death of George MacKay's son, Master Engineer George Lewis MacKay (Massachusetts Institute of Technology class of 1914), 117th Engineer Regiment, U.S. Army in France. Correspondents include military personnel, Mrs. A. J. George, executive secretary of the War Service Auxiliary of MIT, and MIT professor William H. Lawrence.


  • Creation: 1919


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George MacKay was an architect whose company, McIver and MacKay in Ocala, Fla., was concerned with hydraulic equipment, deep well drilling, and building materials. His son, George Lewis MacKay, 1892-1918, SB in architecture, 1914, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was killed in World War I.


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Guide to the George MacKay Correspondence
Deborah A. Cozort
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