Mitchell family papers

Mitchell family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Jackson, Henry R., (Henry Rootes), 1820-1898
Creator: Waddel, Moses, 1770-1840
Title: Mitchell family papers
Dates: 1826-1945
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet (3 document boxes)
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.
Coll. Number: ms1366

Biographical/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.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Calligraphy (visual works)
Carte de visite photographs.
Confederate States of America--Officials and employees.
Employment references--Georgia.
Family papers.
Family records.
Letters of recommendation.
Mitchell, Henry B., (Henry Bass), 1855-1938
Mitchell, William L., (William Letcher), 1805-1882
Photograph albums.
University of Georgia. Alumni and alumnae.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Related Material

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
2Worden Pope, 4 December 1826
3R. G. Ferguson, 10 March 1827
4Henry Pirtle, 3 November 1827
5Henry R. Jackson, Undated
6William L. Mitchell - Masonic
OS Folder
1William L. Mitchell - Masonic
17L.O. Bass
8Henry B. Mitchell - University Notebook on Latin, 9 October 1871
9Henry B. Mitchell - University Notebook on Physics and Chemistry, 2 October 1873
10Henry B. Mitchell - University Notebook on Greek and Mathematics, 5 October 1873
11Henry B. Mitchell - University Notebook on Chemistry, 24 December 1874
12Henry B. Mitchell - University Notebook on Civil Engineering
13Henry B. Mitchell - University Notebook on Civil Engineering with Inventions
21Henry B. Mitchell - Calligraphic Exercises, 11 May 1875
2Henry B. Mitchell - Sketchbook
3Henry B. Mitchell - Calligraphics and Lettering
4Henry B. Mitchell - Sketches
5Henry B. Mitchell - Oils
6Henry B. Mitchell - Illustrated Poetry
7Henry B. Mitchell - Sketch Ideas
8Henry B. Mitchell - Invention, 1889
9Henry B. Mitchell - Poems
10Raymond Mitchell, 17 July 1945
11Mrs. L.A. Mitchell, 17 September 1945
12Check 188
13Liberty Loans
14Photograph - Black Woman
15Photograph - Church Interior
31Photographs - Album #1 (72 Photos)
2Photographs - Album #2 (48 Photos)