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Mitchell and Mitchell property documents collection

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS448

Scope and Content

This collection contains real estate documents, title searches, indexes to land transfer, and index of deeds to lands in Fulton County recorded before 1854. The bulk of the collection is abstracts of title to real estate in the Atlanta area.

Dates

  • 1900-1960

Creator

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

The law firm of Mitchell and Mitchell developed from the partnership of Eugene Muse Mitchell and his brother Gordon Forrest Mitchell. Eugene Muse Mitchell (1866-1944) graduated from the University of Georgia in 1885 and completed professional courses from the University of Georgia Law School in 1886. Gordon Forrest Mitchell (1872-1956) received his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Georgia in 1891. The Mitchell brothers began their careers in criminal law and later specialized in probate and equity practice. The firm's prestige in real estate law developed in the early years of the twentieth century and continued throughout the careers of Eugene and Gordon Mitchell. Stephens Mitchell (1896-1983), the only son of Eugene Mitchell, joined the firm in 1919 and, like his father and uncle, developed a keen interest in real estate law. Stephens Mitchell was a graduate of the University of Georgia and attended Harvard University Law School until April 1917; his studies were interrupted by entry into the armed forces. Upon discharge, he returned to receive a L.L.B. degree from the Atlanta Law School in 1919. He taught real property law at the Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta beginning in 1935 and authored Real Property in Georgia. The firm of Mitchell and Mitchell dissolved in 1956. In 1957, Stephens Mitchell, Clarke, and Anderson formed and this form evolved by 1960 to Mitchell, Clarke, Pate, and Anderson.

Extent

58.79 linear ft. (105 document cases and fifteen record center boxes)

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1972
Title
Mitchell and Mitchell property documents collection
Author
Melanie Stephan
Date
July 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta GA 30305
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