Mitchell Family Papers, 1891-1905

Manuscript Collection #420

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Title: Mitchell Family Papers
Creator: Mitchell family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1891-1905) consisting of correspondence; comments; inquiries; letters on flora, romance, religion and inquiries; postcards, business cards.
Extent: 0.055 Cubic feet, 40 items , consisting of correspondence to Handy, Flora, and Realia Mitchell (1891-1905) and miscellaneous.

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Accessions Information

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.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

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

Preferred Citation

Mitchell Family Papers (#420), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Edward Mitchell

Processing Information

  • Processed by H. Warren, February 1981

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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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.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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