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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
James Mitchell Papers,1859-1900
0.5 Linear feet1 Document Box
Unless otherwise noted, all correspondence is addressed to James Mitchell
Scope and Content
Correspondence of the Mitchell family.
These Papers were originally numbered as A-47.
James Mitchell was born at Cane Hill, Arkansas in 1832. He attended Cane Hill College, farmed, taught school in the Choctaw Nation, and in 1860 he was elected to the Arkansas General Assembly. In 1862, he joined the Confederate Army as a Lieutenant and served in the Trans-Mississippi Department. After the war he returned to farming and teaching in Northwest Arkansas. In 1876, Mitchell moved to Little Rock and became editor of the
Arkansas Gazette. Two years later he left the
Gazette and purchased the
Arkansas Democrat. Mitchell retained control of the
Democrat until his death on June 26, 1902.
A biographical sketch for James Mitchell was published in the
Arkansas Gazette June 27, 1902 and the
Encyclopedia of the New West, Arkansas Section, pp.36-39.
For additional information see
The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture entry on
James Mitchell (1833-1902)
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James Mitchell Papers, 1859-1900, UALR.MS.0049. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock, AR.
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