Daniel MacMillan

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Daniel MacMillan
Daniel Macmillan 1813 1857.png
Born (1813-09-13)13 September 1813
Isle of Arran
Died 27 June 1867(1867-06-27) (aged 53)
Nationality Scottish
Occupation bookseller; publisher

Daniel MacMillan (Scottish Gaelic: Dòmhnall MacMhaolain) (1813–1857) was a Scottish publisher from the Isle of Arran, Scotland.


Daniel MacMillan was born on 13 September 1813, in the Isle of Arran to a crofting family. Moving to London, he founded Macmillan Publishers, with his brother Alexander.[1][2]

In 1833, he came to London to work for a Cambridge bookseller. In 1844, he decided to expand into the publishing business.[3]

Macmillan, with the recommendation of his brother Alexander, sent George Edward Brett to open the first American office in New York.[4]

He died at Cambridge on 27 June 1867.[3] He is buried in the Mill Road cemetery, Cambridge.


He married, on 4 September 1860, Frances, daughter of Mr. Orridge, a Cambridge' chemist. Their son, Maurice Crawford Macmillan (1853–1936) married Helen (Nellie) Artie Tarleton Belles (1856–1937), whose son Harold became British Prime Minister.

Additional reading[edit]

  • Elizabeth James Macmillan A Publishing Tradition, 2002, ISBN 0-333-73517-X
  • Charles Morgan, The House of Macmillan (1843–1943)


  1. ^ History
  2. ^ "PUBLISHING: Crofter's Crop". Time. 1951-01-22. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  3. ^ a b  Seccombe, Thomas (1893). "Macmillan, Daniel". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 35. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  4. ^ Crocker, Samuel (1893). The Literary World. E. H. Hames and Company. p. 276.