Henry B. Mitchell family papers

Henry B. Mitchell family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Mitchell family
Creator: Mitchell, Hattie G., 1858-1936
Creator: Mitchell, Henry B., (Henry Bass), 1855-1938
Title: Henry B. Mitchell family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1877-1891
Dates: 1871-1960
Quantity: 2.6 Linear feet (6 document boxes, 1 half box)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Henry B. Mitchell and the Mitchell family from 1871-1960. The bulk of the collection (1877-1891) contains correspondence from Hattie G. Hart (Mitchell) of Colebrook, Connecticut to Henry B. Mitchell of Athens, Georgia. The letters mainly detail their courtship, relationship, and news of friends and family. The collection also includes bills, correspondence, receipts, and reports relating to Mitchell's duties as a statistical correspondent for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture for Clarke County (Ga.), Mitchell's publication of various articles for the Practical Farmer (Philadelphia, Pa.) and with the Phelps Publishing Company (Springfield, Mass.), and Mitchell's donations to and involvement with the Thornwell Orphanage (Clinton, S.C.).
Coll. Number: ms2347

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Bass Mitchell (1855-1938), lawyer, farmer, and author married Hattie Gilbert Hart (1858-1936) of Colebrook, Connecticut. They married in 1879. They resided in Athens, Georgia. Henry received an A.B. from the University of Georgia in 1875. He was a farmer and a landowner while married to Hattie, as well as a skilled artist. Henry and Hattie had two children, born in 1880 and 1881. Both children died around the same time as their parents. Hattie died in 1936, and Henry died in 1938.


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Index Terms

Agricultural literature.
Athens (Ga.)
Authors, American--Georgia.
Clarke County (Ga.)
Colebrook (Conn.)
Orphanages--South Carolina.
Phelps Publishing Company (Springfield, Mass.).
Thornwell Orphanage (Clinton, S.C.).
United States. Dept. of Agriculture.

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henry B. Mitchell family papers. MS 2347. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1871
2Correspondence, 1876
3Correspondence, 1877 Jan-March
4Correspondence, 1877 April-September
5Correspondence, 1877 October-December
6Correspondence, 1878 January-February
7Correspondence, 1878 March-May
8Correspondence, 1878 June-August
9Correspondence, 1878 September-October
10Correspondence, 1878 November-December
21Correspondence, 1879 January-February
2Correspondence, 1879 March-April
3Correspondence, 1879 May-June
4Correspondence, 1879 July-September
5Correspondence, 1880
6Correspondence, 1881 January-March
7Correspondence, 1881 May
8Correspondence, 1881 June
9Correspondence, 1881 July
10Correspondence, 1881 August
11Correspondence, 1881 September-October
12Correspondence, 1883
13Correspondence, 1888
31Correspondence, 1891 January-July
2Correspondence, 1891 August
3Correspondence, 1891 September
4Correspondence, 1892
5Correspondence, 1893
6Correspondence, 1894
7Correspondence, 1897
8Correspondence, 1898
9Correspondence, 1900 January-August
10Correspondence, 1900 September-December
11Correspondence, 1901 January
12Correspondence, 1900 February-July
13Correspondence, 1900 August-December
14Correspondence, 1902 January-March
15Correspondence, 1902 April
16Correspondence, 1902 June-September
17Correspondence, 1902 October-December
41Correspondence, 1903
2Correspondence, 1904
3Correspondence, 1905
4Correspondence, 1906
5Correspondence, 1907
6Correspondence, 1908
7Correspondence, 1909
8Correspondence, 1910 Jan.- June
9Correspondence, 1910 July - December
10Correspondence, 1911 Jan - April
11Correspondence, 1911 May - December
12Correspondence, 1912
13Correspondence, 1914
14Correspondence, 1915
15Correspondence, 1916 Jan.- June
16Correspondence, 1916 July-December
51Correspondence, 1917
2Correspondence, 1918
3Correspondence, 1919
4Correspondence, 1923
5Correspondence, 1926-1930
6Correspondence, 1932-1960
7-8Correspondence, Undated
61Correspondence, 1881-1904
2Correspondence, 1912-1946
3Correspondence, 1946-1964
71Account Book
2Day Book
3Day Book
6-10Printed Material
11-13Post Cards