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Patrick Hues Mell papers

Patrick Hues Mell papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Patrick Hues Mell papers
Creator: Mell, P. H. (Patrick Hues)
Inclusive Dates: 1829-1888
Language: English
Extent: 1.6 Linear Feet (4 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms60
Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Abstract: The collection consists of the papers of Patrick Hues Mell from 1829-1888. The papers include correspondence; compositions, including sermons; newspaper clippings; and bound volumes. The correspondence includes letters documenting his involvement in the Georgia Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention, the Baptist Church in general, and the University of Georgia. The collection also includes an 1885 roll of delegates and committees of the Southern Baptist Convention and a letterbook (Dec. 1884 - Dec. 1887) as Chancellor of the University of Georgia.

Collection Description

Historical Note

Patrick Hues Mell (1814-1888) was born in Liberty County, Georgia. Mell was a Baptist preacher, college professor, president of the Southern Baptist Convention (1863-1871, 1880-1887) and Chancellor of the University of Georgia from 1878-1888.

For more information, see the article "Patrick Hues Mell (1814-1888)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

This collection contains letters, letterbooks, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, letters from Civil War soldiers, rosters of Confederate Military companies, reports, articles and sermons. Material covers personal as well as official papers of Chancellor Mell. The 1977 addition includes letters pertaining to the removal of Mercer University from Penfield and other educational information as well as letter from Henry D. McDaniel concerning the death of Dr. Mell.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Patrick Hues Mell papers, ms60, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Provenance

Patrick Mell, Athens, Ga., grandson of Chancellor Mell. 1957-58.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 March 18.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Baptists -- Georgia.
Clergy -- Georgia.
College administrators -- Georgia.
Georgia Baptist Convention
Sermons.
Southern Baptist Convention
Universities and colleges -- Georgia.
University of Georgia

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Patrick Hues Mell, Jr. family scrapbooks, ms61.

See also:

Carlton-Newton-Mell Collection (Newton)
P. H. Mell, Jr. -- Scrapbooks

also: Mell, E. B. -- Reminiscences of Athens, Ga.

and: Mell -- Genealogy of the Mell Family.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Correspondence

boxfolder
111829
121830
131834
141835
151836
161837
171838
181839
191840
1101842
1111843
1121844
1131845
1141846
1151847 January-May
1161847 June-December
1171848 January-May
1181848 June-December
1191849
1201850
1211851
1221852
1231854
1241855
1251856 January-August
1261856 September-December
1271857
1281858
1291859
1301860 January-April
1311860 May-December
1321861
1331863
1341865
1351866
1361867
1371868
boxfolder
211869
221870
231871
241872
251874
261875 January-June
271875 July-December
281876
291877 January-July
2101877 August-December
2111878 January-April
2121878 May-August
2131878 September-December
2141879
2151880 January-April
2161880 May-December
2171881 January-June
2181881 July-December
2191882 January-May
2201882 June-December
boxfolder
311883 January-March
321883 April-June
331883 July-September
341883 October-December
351884 January-March
361884 April-June
371884 July-September
381884 October-December
391885 January-March
3101885 April-May
3111885 June-December
3121886
3131887
3141888
315Miscellaneous Correspondence, Undated
 

Chancellor's Reports to Trustees, 1879, 1884, 1886, 1880

boxfolder
41Chancellor's Reports to Trustees, 1879, 1884, 1886, 1880
Extract
 

Compositions, Speeches, Sermons, etc.

boxfolder
42Originality
42Notes on Lord Byron
42Woman's Influence
42Genius and Application
42Success in Life
42Personal Independence
42'Know Thyself'
42A Trip to Lookout Mountain
42Phi Kappa Library Report
42The Powers of the Human Mind
42Phi Kappa Anniversary Speech
42UGA Banquet Address
42Capital Punishment
42'God so Loved the World'
43"Nil Adrairare" ESSAY
44Defense of Slavery
45Obituaries
46Dr. Campbell's Eulogy of Dr. Mell
47Biography, Reminiscences
48Miscellany
49Newspaper Clippings
 

Letter Book of P . H. Mell

box
4Letter Book of P . H. Mell, December 1834 - December 1887
indexed
 

Southern Baptist Convention

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4Southern Baptist Convention
Delegate Roll Book and List of Committees, 1885
Empty Envelopes