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James L. Mitchell papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS840

Scope and Content

The James L. Mitchell collection contains .25 cubic feet of papers in thirteen folders. The greater part of the collection consists of reproductions of articles, memoirs, letters, newsclippings and maps. Some original correspondence of James L. Mitchell is included, but the bulk of the pre-1950 material is photocopied.


  • 1861-1985, undated
  • Majority of material found within 1889 - 1900


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

James L. Mitchell, an Atlanta, Georgia, resident and officer of the Travelers Insurance Company, was a collector of Civil War memorabilia. He owned land adjacent to the site of the Battle of Allatoona, forty miles north of Atlanta, and his interest centered on that event. During the 1950s, he corresponded with families of the main participants of the battle and from them acquired descriptions, anecdotes, and facsimiles of letters and photographs of General Samuel G. French (Confederate) and General John Murray Corse (Federal). Additional biographical information about James L. Mitchell has not been determined.


0.25 linear ft. (one half document case)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1985

James L. Mitchell papers
Laura Starratt
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305