Patrick Hues Mell papers

Patrick Hues Mell papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Mell, P. H., (Patrick Hues), 1814-1888
Title: Patrick Hues Mell papers
Dates: 1829-1888
Quantity: 1.6 Linear feet (4 document boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of the papers of Patrick Hues Mell from 1829-1888. The papers include correspondence; compositions, including sermons; newspaper clippings; and bound volumes. The correspondence includes letters documenting his involvement in the Georgia Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention, the Baptist Church in general, and the University of Georgia. The collection also includes an 1885 roll of delegates and committees of the Southern Baptist Convention and a letterbook (Dec. 1884 - Dec. 1887) as Chancellor of the University of Georgia.
Coll. Number: ms60

Biographical/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 Note

Papers contain letters, letterbooks, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, letters from Civil War soldiers, rosters of Confederate Military companies, reports, articles and sermons. Material covers personal as well as official papers of Chancellor Mell. 1977 addition includes letters pertaining to the removal of Mercer University from Penfield and other educational information as well as letter from Henry D. McDaniel concerning the death of Dr. Mell.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Baptists--Georgia.
Clergy--Georgia.
College administrators--Georgia.
Georgia Baptist Convention.
Sermons.
Southern Baptist Convention.
Universities and colleges--Georgia.
University of Georgia.

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

Patrick Hues Mell papers, MS 60. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Provenance

Patrick Mell, Athens, Ga., grandson of Chancellor Mell. 1957-58.


Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Patrick Hues Mell, Jr. scrapbooks.

See also:

Carlton-Newton-Mell Collection (Newton)
P. H. Mell, Jr. -- Scrapbooks

also: Mell, E. B. -- Reminiscences of Athens, Ga.

and: Mell -- Genealogy of the Mell Family.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Correspondence

BoxFolder
111829
21830
31834
41835
51836
61837
71838
81839
91840
101842
111843
121844
131845
141846
151847 January-May
161847 June-December
171848 January-May
181848 June-December
191849
201850
211851
221852
231854
241855
251856 January-August
261856 September-December
271857
281858
291859
301860 January-April
311860 May-December
321861
331863
341865
351866
361867
371868
BoxFolder
211869
21870
31871
41872
51874
61875 January-June
71875 July-December
81876
91877 January-July
101877 August-December
111878 January-April
121878 May-August
131878 September-December
141879
151880 January-April
161880 May-December
171881 January-June
181881 July-December
191882 January-May
201882 June-December
BoxFolder
311883 January-March
21883 April-June
31883 July-September
41883 October-December
51884 January-March
61884 April-June
71884 July-September
81884 October-December
91885 January-March
101885 April-May
111885 June-December
121886
131887
141888
15Miscellaneous Correspondence, Undated
 

Series 2: Chancellor's Reports to Trustees, 1879, 1884, 1886, 1880

BoxFolder
41Series 2 Chancellor's Reports to Trustees, 1879, 1884, 1886, 1880
Extract
 

Series 3: Compositions, Speeches, Sermons, etc.

BoxFolder
42Originality
2Notes on Lord Byron
2Woman's Influence
2Genius and Application
2Success in Life
2Personal Independence
2'Know Thyself'
2A Trip to Lookout Mountain
2Phi Kappa Library Report
2The Powers of the Human Mind
2Phi Kappa Anniversary Speech
2UGA Banquet Address
2Capital Punishment
2'God so Loved the World'
3"Nil Adrairare" ESSAY
4Defense of Slavery
5Obituaries
6Dr. Campbell's Eulogy of Dr. Mell
7Biography, Reminiscences
8Miscellany
9Newspaper Clippings
 

Series 4: Letter Book of P . H. Mell, December 1834 - December 1887

Box
4Series 4 Letter Book of P . H. Mell, December 1834 - December 1887
indexed
 

Series 5: Southern Baptist Convention

Box
4Series 5 Southern Baptist Convention
Delegate Roll Book and List of Committees, 1885
Empty Envelopes