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Eugene Muse Mitchell papers

Eugene Muse Mitchell papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Eugene Muse Mitchell papers
Creator: Mitchell, Eugene Muse
Inclusive Dates: 1881-1887
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms511
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Eugene Muse Mitchell was a graduate of the University of Georgia Law School (1885), and was a noted Atlanta attorney. He was also the father of Stephens Mitchell and Margaret Mitchell (Marsh), author of Gone with the Wind.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of miscellaneous papers of Eugene Muse Mitchell, including a letter (1887), receipt for his first office rent, promissory note (1881), autograph album, report cards from Means High School (1881-1882), reports from the University of Georgia (1882-1885), clippings related to the Mitchell family, two pages of a debate "Whether the Crusades were Beneficial to Europe," (this was the topic debated on May 27, 1881, by the Phi Kappa Society at the University of Georgia). There is a Phi Beta Kappa Society, Alpha Chapter of Georgia certificate dated 1914.There are also three samples of cotton from the Atlanta Cotton Exposition of 1881 labeled as to origin and each is wrapped in a broadside listing the candidates for Alderman and councilmen in the five wards (of Atlanta?). Thirteen photographs including a group photo of UGA law school class of 1885.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Eugene Muse Mitchell papers, ms511, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Processing Information

The photographs are housed in the Georgia Photograph File, ms3705, box 12, folder 76, Georgia--University--Law Class, 1885.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Autograph albums.
Biography files.
Broadsides (notices)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Cotton -- Georgia.
Europe -- History.
International Cotton Exposition (1881 : Atlanta, Ga.)
Mitchell family
Mitchell, Eugene Muse -- Pictorial works
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949 -- Family
Personal papers.
Political candidates -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
Receipts (financial records)
Report cards.
University of Georgia. Phi Kappa Society
University of Georgia. School of Law -- Alumni and alumnae

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-2Papers, 1881-1887
1276Group photo of UGA law school class , 1885
Robert Lee Jewell Smith, Frank Upson, Doc Cheney, Andrew J. Cobb (prof.), Robert S. Moye, Benjamin E. Morgan, Reuben R. Arnold, Dr. S. C. Benedict (prof.), [?] James, George Dudley Thomas (prof.), Eugene M. Mitchell, Judge Williams, and Frank Stone.
1276Individual portraits, 1885-1886
Eugene Muse Mitchell, W. D. Carswell, C. F. Rice, O. L. Cloud, Lucian L. Knight, T. Neal Kitchens, W. W. Osborne, P. H. Adams, Robert Lee Jewell Smith, Paul D. Langdon, unidentified.