Mitchell Family Papers

Manuscript Collection #420
Mitchell family
Physical description
0.055 Cubic Feet, 40 items , consisting of correspondence to Handy, Flora, and Realia Mitchell (1891-1905) and miscellaneous.
Preferred Citation
Mitchell Family Papers (#420), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1891-1905) consisting of correspondence; comments; inquiries; letters on flora, romance, religion and inquiries; postcards, business cards.

Scope and arrangement

Judging by the correspondence, Handy, Flora, and Realia Mitchell lived in Craven County from 1891 to 1905. All envelopes are addressed to either New Bern, home of Handy Mitchell, or Fort Barnwell where Realia and Flora resided (except for one piece addressed to Handy Mitchell in Morehead City, [1897]).

The bulk of the personal correspondence is to Handy Mitchell in New Bern and is of a most general nature. Individuals comment on their personal health, make inquiries about the health of members of the Mitchell family, discuss the family business, and occasionally mention economic matters of the day.

The remainder of correspondence is made up of eight letters, four to Flora and four to Realia, and concern romance, religion, and inquiries into the well being of others. It should be noted that "Realia" is also spelled "Realier" in this correspondence.

The remaining part of this collection consists of miscellany. Included in this group are unused postcards printed in Germany, business cards, program of the St. Cyprian P.E. Church, a wedding invitation, and a sheriff's notice for the sale of personal property.

Administrative information
Custodial History

October 9, 1980, 31 items; Correspondence (1891-1905) to Mr. Handy Mitchell of New Bern, N.C. Deposited by Mr. Edward Mitchell, Dover, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. Edward Mitchell

Processing information

Processed by H. Warren, February 1981

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Family Names
Mitchell family
Craven County (N.C.)--Social life and customs--19th century