Mitchell Family Papers, 1891-1905

Manuscript Collection #420

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Mitchell Family Papers
    Creator: Mitchell family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: 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.
  • Description
     

    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
     
    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Edward Mitchell

    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.

    Processing Information

    Processed by H. Warren, February 1981

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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