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Daniel MacMillan

88 (29) Regent Street

History of 88 Regent Street

Prior to Daniel Macmillan occupancy of the address it was, according to Henry Gunning in his Reminiscences 1854, the shop of a bookseller ‘who was universally known by the name of Maps [1730-96], though his only son, to whom he left a handsome property, discovered he was entitled to the name of Nicholson. When he first began business, he was a seller of maps and pictures, which he exhibited in the streets on a small movable stall; but when I came to college he was living in an old-fashioned, but large and commodious house belonging to King’sCollege … when his house was pulled down to make way for the Screen which connects the Chapel of King’s with the New Building, he built and removed to the house now occupied by [Daniel] Macmillan.’

John Nicholson, known as ‘Maps’ by P. Reinagle


Daniel MacMillan, 36, bookseller, b Scotland

Frances E, 29, b Cambridge

Elizabeth Crissall, servant, 23, b Ickleton

Daniel MacMillan was born on 13 September 1813, in the Isle of Arran to a croftingfamily. Moving to London, he founded Macmillan Publishers, with his brother Alexander. In 1833, he came to London to work for a Cambridge bookseller. In 1844, he decided to expand into the publishing business founding Macmillan Publishers with his brother Alexander. He died at Cambridge on 27 June 1857. He is buried in the Mill Road cemetery, Cambridge.

He married, on 4 September 1850, Frances, daughter of Charles 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. (from Wikipedia)


Samuel Young, 33, draper employing 6 females 4 males, b Norfolk

Fanny Maria, 26, b Norfolk

Elizabeth Frohock, assistant, 21, b Waterbeach

Robert R Young, son, 4, b Cambridge

Florence Young, 2, b Cambridge

Sarah E Turner, 17, apprentice, b Suffolk

Sarah Stagg, nurse, 40, b Norfolk

Harriet Burling, 18, housemaid, b Fen Ditton

Lucy I Young, niece, 17, assistant, b Norfolk


John L Newton, 32, physician, b Lancs

Emma S, 27, b Australia

Hannah E, 6, b Australia

Sophia S, 3, b Cambs

Amelia F, 1, b Cambridge

Herbert, 2m, b Cambridge

Eliza Taylor, 22, servant, b Cambridge

Elma Owers, 19, servant, b Cambs


Rufus Crouch, 51, accountant, b Sussex

Sarah Ann, 49, lodging house keeper, b Sussex

Eliza Root, 18, servant, b Cambs

Henry Logan, lodger, 82, Roman Catholic Priest, b Dorset

Fr Henry F C Logan was Mission Rector at St Andrew’s Union Road and Our Lady and The English Martyrs 1877-1884.


Caroline E Stanley, 40, lodging house keeper, b Middlesex

Percy J Scudamore, cousin, 13, b Cambridge

Philip Hall, boarder, 34, assistant schoolmaster, b Durham


Mary Phypers, widow, 55, keeper of boarding house, b Bourn

Olive E, 18, teacher of music, b Longstanton

William A, 16, jewellers assistant, b Longstanton

Mary, mother in law, widow, living on own means, b Longstanton

[In 1911 and 1913 Phypers is at 70 Regent Street]

(29a) Lawrence Wilson, boarder, 62, gentleman, b Lancs

Amelia, boarder, 50, b Cornwall

Sidney, 14,  b Manchester


Arthur Negus, 58, builder, b Meldreth

[It was the Negus company who were responsible for the single-storey hutted accommodation in Burrell’s Walk that formed part of the First Eastern General Hospital in WWI]

Sara,  61, b Bassingbourne

Margaret Ellen, 24, b Cambridge

Florence Jacklin, 18, servant, b Melbourn

The family home was at 102 Hills Road.

Arthur Negus of the Cambridge Liberal Party – Councillor for Romsey Ward


Arthur Negus and Sons, builders

Arthur Negus, councillor of the borough


(88a) Dorothy Hall, ladies hairdresser


CLC bookshop


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