13 September 1813|
Isle of Arran, Scotland
27 June 1857 (aged 43)|
In 1833, he came to London to work for a Cambridge bookseller. In 1844, he decided to expand into the publishing business.
He married, on 4 September 1850, Frances, daughter of a Mr Orridge, a chemist in Cambridge. They had two sons, Frederick (born 1851) and Maurice Crawford Macmillan (1853–1936). Maurice married Helen (Nellie) Artie Tarleton Belles (1856–1937), and their son Maurice Harold Macmillan became Prime Minister.
- Elizabeth James Macmillan A Publishing Tradition, 2002, ISBN 0-333-73517-X
- Charles Morgan, The House of Macmillan (1843–1943)
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