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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
James Mitchell Speeches, ca. 1850s-1890s
0.5 Linear feet; 1 document box
Scope and Contents Note
This collection contains seventy-six speeches delivered ca. 1850s-1890s [bulk 1890s] by Colonel James Mitchell, former editor of the
Arkansas Gazette and later owner of the
Arkansas Democrat. The speeches were typed on newspaper print and later bound in volumes. Due to their extreme fragility, the pages have been unbound and photocopied.
James Mitchell was born 1832 May 8 in Cane Hill, Arkansas. He attended Cane Hill College, farmed, taught school in the Choctaw Nation, and was elected to the Arkansas General Assembly in 1860. 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 the 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 1902 June 26.
Biographical sketches and obituary courtesy of the
Encyclopedia of the New West, Arkansas Section, pages 36-39, and the
Arkansas Gazette, 1902 June 27.
This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.
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James Mitchell Speeches, ca. 1890s, UALR.MS.0020. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.
Footnote or Endnote info:
Description of item, page number, file number, box number, James Mitchell Speeches, ca. 1890s, UALR.MS.0020.