Mitchell family papers

Mitchell family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mitchell family papers
Creator: Waddel, Moses, 1770-1840
Creator: Jackson, Henry R. (Henry Rootes), 1820-1898
Inclusive Dates: 1826-1945
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.2 Linear Feet (3 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms1366
Repository: Hargrett Library
Abstract: The collection consists of miscellaneous material, including several masonic documents of William L. Mitchell's, several letters of recommendation for William L. Mitchell including ones by Moses Waddel and Henry Jackson, class notebooks and calligraphic exercises of Henry B. Mitchell, sketches, poetry, and a variety of family-related manuscript materials. There are also two small photograph albums of family members (most unidentified) with one containing several carte-de-visites of Confederate military leaders. In addition, there is an unidentified tintype of an African American woman in striking Asian attire.

Collection Description

Historical Note

William L. Mitchell (1805-1882) was a native Georgian and lived most of his life in Athens, Georgia. He married first Sarah C. Neisler and second L. L. Bass. He was a lawyer, member of the state legislature, superintendent of the Western and Atlantic Railroad, 33rd degree Mason, and professor of law at the University of Georgia. He also served as trustee and secretary and treasurer of the university.

Henry Bass Mitchell was born in 1855 and received his A.B. from the University of Georgia at the age of 20. Married to Hattie G. Hart, he became a farmer and landowner, but he was also an exceptionally talented artist and inventor.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mitchell family papers, 1826-1945. MS 1366. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: William L. Mitchell family papers, 1819-1901; Henry B. Mitchell family papers, 1871-1960 (bulk 1877-1891)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Moses Waddel, 4 January 1826
12Worden Pope, 4 December 1826
13R. G. Ferguson, 10 March 1827
14Henry Pirtle, 3 November 1827
15Henry R. Jackson, Undated
16William L. Mitchell - Masonic
1William L. Mitchell - Masonic
17L.O. Bass
18Henry B. Mitchell - University Notebook on Latin, 9 October 1871
19Henry B. Mitchell - University Notebook on Physics and Chemistry, 2 October 1873
110Henry B. Mitchell - University Notebook on Greek and Mathematics, 5 October 1873
111Henry B. Mitchell - University Notebook on Chemistry, 24 December 1874
112Henry B. Mitchell - University Notebook on Civil Engineering
113Henry B. Mitchell - University Notebook on Civil Engineering with Inventions
21Henry B. Mitchell - Calligraphic Exercises, 11 May 1875
22Henry B. Mitchell - Sketchbook
23Henry B. Mitchell - Calligraphics and Lettering
24Henry B. Mitchell - Sketches
25Henry B. Mitchell - Oils
26Henry B. Mitchell - Illustrated Poetry
27Henry B. Mitchell - Sketch Ideas
28Henry B. Mitchell - Invention, 1889
29Henry B. Mitchell - Poems
210Raymond Mitchell , 17 July 1945
211Mrs. L.A. Mitchell , 17 September 1945
212Check 188
213Liberty Loans
214Photograph - Black Woman
215Photograph - Church Interior
31Photographs - Album #1 (72 Photos)
32Photographs - Album #2 (48 Photos)

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