A Guide to the James Mitchell Papers, 1837-1931
James Mitchell lived on the Texas frontier during the mid-19th century.
Composed of correspondence, reminiscences, and biographical sketches, the James Mitchell Papers, 1837-1931, document the history of the Mitchell family in Texas during the 19th century. Photostat letters written by James Mitchell from 1850 through 1869 and Asa Mitchell from 1836 through 1837; discuss the Texas Revolution, frontier life, and the Civil War. Reminiscences of Wayne Mitchell discuss his family’s history and early Texas. Additionally, a biographical sketch provides information about the life of William Douglas Mitchell and the Camilla Plantation.
This collection is open for research use.
James Mitchell Papers, 1837-1931, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers