James Mitchell Letter

MC 1476

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University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Zachary Morgan, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Mitchell, James 1832-1902
Title
James Mitchell Letter
Inclusive Dates
1874
Identification
MC 1476
Extent
0.01 linear feet (1 Item)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The James Mitchell Letter was received by the University Libraries as an anonymous gift.

Processing Information

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.

Biographical Note

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

END OF COLLECTION

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