H.R. Macmillan

This edition was donated to UBC’s Rare Books and Special Collections by H.R. MacMillan. H.R. MacMillan was a Canadian forester, forestry industrialist, wartime administrator and philanthropist. He was appointed Chief Forester of British Columbia in 1912, and received honorary degrees from multiple institutions, including the University of British Columbia. There is a building on UBC’s Point Grey campus dedicated to and named after him. According to UBC’s Wayfinding website, H.R. MacMillan and his family were major donors to the university. This would explain how this particular edition of The Idiot found its way into UBC’s Rare Books and Special Collections.

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