Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Mitchell, James 1832-1902
- James Mitchell Letter
- Inclusive Dates
- MC 1476
- 0.01 linear feet (1 Item)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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The James Mitchell Letter was received by the University Libraries as an anonymous gift.
Processed by Ethel C. Simpson; completed in July 2002.
Preferred Form of Citation
James Mitchell Letter (MC 1476), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
A biographical sketch of Mitchell is in Reynolds and Thomas, History of the University of Arkansas. He was born in Cane Hill, Arkansas, in 1832, where he received most of the sketchy formal education that he obtained alternately with farming. After serving in the Confederate Army in the Civil War he returned to Cane Hill and taught there until 1874, when he was appointed to the faculty of AIU in Fayetteville. He left there in 1877 to take up newspaper work first at the Arkansas Gazette. He and a partner purchased the Arkansas Democrat in 1878 and Mitchell served as its editor-in-chief until shortly before his death in 1902. He was a trustee of the University 1887-1895.
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of one item, a letter written by James Mitchell on November 27, 1874. It is written by hand on a folded sheet of stationery bearing a lithograph in green depicting University Hall, the building housing the Arkansas Industrial University. In the letter Mitchell addresses David Walker, a prominent judge, asking Walker to use his influence with the Arkansas General Assembly to obtain a sufficient appropriation to operate the new University.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
Box Small Manuscript Collections Box 9
|Box Small Manuscript Collections Box 9||Section MC 1476||Folder 1||
James Mitchell Letter, 1874
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