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Patrick Hues Mell, Jr. family scrapbooks

Patrick Hues Mell, Jr. family scrapbooks

Descriptive Summary

Title: Patrick Hues Mell, Jr. family scrapbooks
Creator: Mell family
Inclusive Dates: 1857-1916
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms61
Repository: Hargrett Library

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

The collection consists of eight scrapbooks of the Mell family from 1857-1916. Scrapbooks contain some memorabilia and correspondence between Mell family members, but mainly contains newspaper clippings relating to Patrick Hues Mell, Jr., and his father, Patrick Hues Mell. Clippings document Mell's involvement with the Georgia and Southern Baptist Conference and as Chancellor of the University of Georgia; and Mell, Jr.'s work at Alabama Polytech Institute (Auburn, Alabama); the United Confederate Veterans, Alabama Division; and the Baptist Church. The scrapbooks also contain clippings relating to Annie R. Mell's involvement in various patriotic societies, including The Daughters of the American Revolution; and clippings concerning other relatives in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia. The collection also includes Mell Jr's class lecture notes on philosophy while attending the University of Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Patrick Hues Mell, Jr. family scrapbooks, ms61, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

General Notes

Acquired from Patrick Mell (nephew) in 1957.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Alabama Polytechnic Institute
Georgia Baptist Convention
Mell family
Mell, P. H. (Patrick Hues), 1814-1888
Mell, Patrick Hues, 1850-1918
Southern Baptist Convention

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-4Scrapbooks, 1867-1911
25-8Scrapbooks & lecture notes, 1857-1916