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Edward Page Mitchell papers (M268)

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Title:
Edward Page Mitchell papers
Creator:
Mitchell, Edward Page, 1852-1927
ID:
M268
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1851-1926
Date [inclusive]:
1777-1926, undated
Extent:
1.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Correspondence, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous materials relating to Mitchell's life and his work in journalism.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Edward Page Mitchell Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Edward Page Mitchell was born in Bath, Maine on March 24, 1852. After graduating from Bowdoin College (Class of 1871), Mitchell worked as a journalist from 1871-1874 in Bath, in Lewiston for the Journal, and in Boston for the  Daily Advertiser. From 1875-1926 he worked in New York City for  The Sun; he was editor-in-chief for 50 years after succeeding Charles A. Dana. Mitchell was also a writer, considered a pioneer of the science fiction genre. He received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College in 1906, and from Columbia University in 1919. He also served as a Bowdoin overseer from 1917-1927. Mitchell died on January 22, 1927 in New London, Connecticut.

The collection contains a scrapbook titled "My Book of Bowdoin in College and Afterwards," and a scrapbook of letters about Mitchell's 1924 publication, "Memoirs of an Editor: Fifty Years of American Journalism." There is correspondence addressed to Mitchell at the Sun, personal correspondence, additional biographical material, and newspaper clippings. A bounty hunter's bill dated February 18, 1777 and other miscellaneous printed materials are also included.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Series Description:

Personal and professional correspondence of Edward Page Mitchell.

A-B

Box 1 Folder 1

B, part 2

Box 1 Folder 2

B, part 3

Box 1 Folder 3

C, part 1

Box 1 Folder 4

C, part 2

Box 1 Folder 5

C, part 3

Box 1 Folder 6

D, part 1

Box 1 Folder 7

D, part 2

Box 1 Folder 8

E

Box 1 Folder 9

F

Box 1 Folder 10

G

Box 1 Folder 11

H, part 1

Box 1 Folder 12

H, part 2

Box 1 Folder 13

H, part 3

Box 1 Folder 14

I-J

Box 1 Folder 15

L

Box 1 Folder 16

M

Box 1 Folder 17

P

Box 1 Folder 18

O

Box 1 Folder 19

R, part 1

Box 1 Folder 20

R, part 2

Box 1 Folder 21

R, part 3

Box 1 Folder 22

S, part 1

Box 1 Folder 23

S, part 2

Box 1 Folder 24

S, part 3

Box 1 Folder 25

S, part 4

Box 1 Folder 26

T

Box 1 Folder 27

U-V

Box 1 Folder 28

W, part 1

Box 1 Folder 29

W, part 2

Box 1 Folder 30

W, part 3

Box 1 Folder 31

Unknown

Box 1 Folder 32

Series Description:

This series contains biographical materials, chiefly related to two memoirs of Mitchell's time at Bowdoin and his time as editor of the Sun. Also includes a copy of a daguerreotype of Edward Henry Mitchell and his wife Francis Ainger Mitchell, and an 1860 Bowdoin College song book.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Copy of Daguerreotype of Edward Henry Mitchell and Francis Ainger (Page) Mitchell and attached biographical information, 1851

Box 1 Folder 33

Songs of Bowdoin College 1860

Box 1 Folder 34

My Book of Bowdoin in College and Afterwards, Edward Page Mitchell, Class of 1871

Volume-folio 1

Loose Materials Removed from Volume Entitled "My Book of Bowdoin In College and Afterwards" by E. P. M., circa 1871

Box 1 Folder 35

Letters About "Memoirs of an Editor", 1923-1926

Volume-folio 2

Loose Materials Removed from Volume Entitled "Letters About 'Memoirs of an Editor'" by E. P. M., circa 1923-1926

Box 1 Folder 36

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Series Description:

Includes the 1777 South Carolina Bounty Hunter's Bill (and copy), a 1798 deed of land made to Hector Calbraith in Falls Township, PA, and a 1860 booklet of Bowdoin College songs.

[Bounty Hunter's Bill 1777 Feb 18]

Box 1 Folder 37

Deed by Sheriff Daniel Thomas to Hector Calbraith in Falls Township, Bucks County, PA, 1798 Nov 7

Box 1 Folder 38
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