University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the James Mitchell Papers, 1837-1931



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mitchell, James
Title: Mitchell, James, Papers
Dates: 1837-1897
Abstract: 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.
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

James Mitchell lived on the Texas frontier during the mid-19th century.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Mitchell, James -- Archives
Mitchell family -- Archives
Mitchell, Asa, 1795-1865
Mitchell, Wayne
Mitchell, William Douglas
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas
Places
Texas -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Mitchell Papers, 1837-1931, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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

 

Inventory

box
2F43 Asa Mitchell letter, 1837
James Mitchell correspondence, 1850-1869
Wayne Mitchell reminiscences, undated
William Douglas Mitchell biographical sketches, 1931