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Nathaniel Raines Mitchell family papers

Identifier: 1967-0451M

Scope and Contents

This collection of the Mitchell family of Thomas County, Georgia, family papers includes the Mitchell letters, plantation accounts, and the business records of cotton and tobacco selling and shipping. Most correspondence is to Nathaniel Mitchell from his children and their spouses.


  • 1830-1877


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Biographical / Historical

Nathaniel R. Mitchell was the grandson of William M. Mitchell of Virginia and the son of Thomas D. Mitchell (d. 1826), one of the earliest citizens of Thomas County, Georgia. Nathaniel married Temperance Jordan (1792-1843) in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, on October 8 1806, when they were both in their teens. They had nine children. By the 1830's they were living in Thomas County where Mr. Mitchell raised cotton, tobacco, and probably sheep on their plantation, Mount Pleasant. After Temperance Mitchell's death in 1843, he married a widow, Lucy A. Hill, in November 1844.


.75 Linear Feet

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Organized into three series: I. Correspondence, II. Business Papers, and III. Cotton and Tobacco Business Papers.

Other Finding Aids

Unpublished inventory available.

Related Materials

Related collections in this repository: Curry Hill Plantation Records microfilm; Elizabeth F. Hopkins Collection microfilm.

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgia Archives Manuscript Collections Repository

5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30214 United States