Mitchell, Samuel Chiles, 1864-1948

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Samuel Chiles Mitchell was born in Coffeeville, Mississippi on 24 December 1864. A noted educator, Mitchell received an M.A. from Georgetown (Tennessee) College in 1888. From 1889-1891, Mitchell taught history and Greek at Mississippi College, then returned to his alma mater in 1892 to teach Latin. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1899. Mitchell first became associated with Richmond, Virginia after 1895 where he taught history at the University of Richmond. Mitchell becomes President of the University of South Carolina in 1908, but in 1913 he was asked to return to Virginia. The Medical College of Virginia and the University College of Medicine were two rival institutions ever since 1893, when faculty split from MCV, forming their own medical school. This rift had widened due to several incidents, like a fire that destroyed the main UCM building, and graffiti vandalism. After several months of talks the two college presidents, Dr. George Ben Johnston and Dr. Stuart McGuire, decided to merge the two schools. Mitchell was asked to become the first president of the newly integrated Medical College of Virginia. While only in office a short time, Mitchell was able to guide MCV back to prominence. In 1914 Mitchell left to become President of what is now the University of Delaware. Mitchell would returned to Richmond in 1920 to resume teaching history at the University of Richmond, a position he would keep until his retirement in 1945. He died 20 August, 1948.

From the description of Samuel C. Mitchell collection, 1911-1913 (James Branch Cabell Library). WorldCat record id: 636103286

Mitchell was a professor at Richmond College, Richmond, Va.

From the description of [Dr. S.C. Mitchell's effort to prevent acceptance of Dr. Whitsitt's resignation as president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.]. 1899. (SBTS Library). WorldCat record id: 42085077

Samuel Chiles Mitchell was president of the University of South Carolina, 1908-1913; president of the Medical College of Virginia, 1913-1914; president of Delaware College, 1914-1920; professor of history at the University of Richmond, 1895-1908 and 1920-1945; trustee of the Negro Rural School Fund of the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation, 1908-1937.

From the description of Samuel Chiles Mitchell papers, 1861-1948. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 25754403

College president and educator.

From the description of Papers of Samuel Chiles Mitchell, 1903-1913 (bulk 1908-1913). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451895

Biographical Note

  • 1864, Dec. 24: Born, Coffeeville, Mass.
  • 1888: M.A., Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky.
  • 1892 - 1895 : Taught Latin, Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky.
  • 1895 - 1908 : Professor of history, University of Richmond, Richmond, Va.
  • 1899: Ph.D., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1891: Married Alice Virginia Broadus
  • 1908 - 1909 : Visiting professor of history, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
  • 1908 - 1913 : President, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
  • 1913 - 1914 : President, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Va.
  • 1914 - 1920 : President, Delaware College, Newark, Del.
  • 1920 - 1945 : Professor of history, University of Richmond, Richmond, Va.
  • 1948, Aug. 28: Died

From the guide to the Samuel Chiles Mitchell Papers, 1903-1913, (bulk 1908-1913), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

  • 24 December 1864: Samuel Chiles Mitchell born in Coffeeville, Miss., the son of Morris Randolph and Grace Anne Chiles Mitchell.
  • 1888: Receives M.A. degree from Georgetown (Kentucky) College.
  • 1889 - 1891 : Professor of history and Greek at Mississippi College.
  • 30 June 1891: Married Alice Virginia Broadus of Louisville, Ky. She was the daughter of Dr. John A. Broadus. They had five children: John Broadus, George Sinclair, Morris Randolph, William Terry, Mary Adams.
  • 1892 - 1895 : Taught Latin at Georgetown College.
  • 1899: Received Ph.D. degree from University of Chicago.
  • 1895 - 1908 : Professor of history at University of Richmond.
  • 1908 - 1909 : Visiting professor of history at Brown University.
  • 1908 - 1913 : President of the University of South Carolina.
  • 1913 - 1914 : President of the Medical College of Virginia.
  • 1914 - 1920 : President of Delaware College (later University of Delaware).
  • 1920 - 1945 : Professor of history at the University of Richmond.
  • 1908 - 1937 : Trustee of the Negro Rural School Fund of the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation.
  • 1945: Retired and lived at Blue Ridge and Montreat, N.C.
  • 20 August 1948: Died.

From the guide to the Samuel Chiles Mitchell Papers (#1003), 1861-1948 and undated, (Southern Historical Collection)

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creatorOf Mitchell, Samuel Chiles, 1864-1948. What is a state university? it is the state, thinking : University Day address, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 12th, 1936. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Mitchell, Samuel Chiles, 1864-1948. An aftermath of Appomattox : a memoir of the life of Samuel Chiles Mitchell 1942. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Samuel Chiles Mitchell Papers (#1003), 1861-1948 and undated University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Delaware Miscellany collection, 1825–1958, 1920–1958 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Mitchell, Samuel Chiles, 1864-1948. Papers of Samuel Chiles Mitchell, 1903-1913 (bulk 1908-1913). Library of Congress
creatorOf University of South Carolina. President. Records, 1909-1990; (bulk, 1962-1990). University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Moore, Andrew Charles, 1866-1928. Andrew Charles Moore papers, 1882-1941; (bulk, 1890-1926). University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Broadus, John Albert, 1827-1895. Letters to the Rev. Broadus [microform] 1850-94. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Mitchell, Samuel Chiles, 1864-1948. [Dr. S.C. Mitchell's effort to prevent acceptance of Dr. Whitsitt's resignation as president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.]. SBTS Library, James P. Boyce Centennial Library
referencedIn Jones, Allen, 1887-1975. Allen Jones (1887-1975) papers, 1903-1975. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Johnson, David Bancroft, 1856-1928. David Bancroft Johnson papers, 1842-1971. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Ogden, Robert C. (Robert Curtis), 1836-1913. Papers of Robert C. Ogden, 1843-1913 (bulk 1890-1913). Library of Congress
creatorOf Mitchell, Samuel Chiles, 1864-1948. Samuel Chiles Mitchell papers, 1861-1948. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Dabbs, James McBride, 1896-1970. James McBride Dabbs papers, 1914-1980 (bulk 1923-1970). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Dillard, Avarene Lippincott. Papers of the Dillard family, 1717-1964. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hart, James, 1896-1959. Letters to Professor James Hart from eminent Americans in the fields of politics and political science on governmental policy and problems [manuscript] 1915-1953. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Robert C. Ogden Papers, 1843-1913, (bulk 1890-1913) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Penn School Papers, 1862-2004 and undated, (bulk 1862-1978) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Mitchell, Samuel Chiles, 1864-1948. Samuel C. Mitchell collection, 1911-1913 Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU Libraries
referencedIn Mitchell, Broadus, 1892-1988. Letter, 1986 Apr. 11, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., [to] Margaretta [P. Childs, Charleston, S.C.]. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Delaware Miscellany collection, 1825-1958, 1920-1958. University of Delaware Library, Hugh M Morris Library
creatorOf Samuel Chiles Mitchell Papers, 1903-1913, (bulk 1908-1913) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Arthur D. Wright person
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associatedWith Broadus family
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associatedWith Broadus Mitchell person
associatedWith Brooke, S. P. person
correspondedWith Brooks, Samuel Palmer, 1863-1931 person
associatedWith Clifford, Mary Mitchell. person
associatedWith Columbia University corporateBody
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associatedWith Dabbs, James McBride, 1896-1970. person
associatedWith Dabney, Charles William, 1855-1945. person
associatedWith Dabney, Virginius, 1901-1995. person
associatedWith Freeman, Douglas Southall, 1886-1953. person
associatedWith Frick Company corporateBody
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correspondedWith Hall, J. J., Reverend person
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associatedWith Hart, James, 1896-1959. person
correspondedWith Holt, Hamilton, 1872-1951 person
associatedWith International Ladies Garment Workers Union corporateBody
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associatedWith Johns Hopkins University corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, David Bancroft, 1856-1928. person
correspondedWith Jones, Allen, 1887-1975. person
associatedWith Louise Pearson Mitchell person
associatedWith Mary Mitchell Clifford person
associatedWith Medical College of Virginia corporateBody
associatedWith Mitchell, Broadus, 1892-1988. person
associatedWith Mitchell, George Sinclair, 1902-1962. person
associatedWith Mitchell, Morris R. (Morris Randolph), 1895-1976. person
associatedWith Mitchell, Terry, fl. 1920-1944. person
correspondedWith Moore, Andrew Charles, 1866-1928. person
associatedWith Morris Mitchell person
associatedWith Negro Rural School Fund, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Occidental College corporateBody
associatedWith Odum, Howard Washington, 1884-1954. person
associatedWith Ogden, Robert C. (Robert Curtis), 1836-1913. person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918. person
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associatedWith Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938. person
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associatedWith Plunkett, Horace Curzon, Sir, 1854-1932. person
associatedWith Rives, George E. person
associatedWith Southeastern Cooperative League corporateBody
associatedWith Southern Baptist Theological Seminary corporateBody
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associatedWith University of Delaware corporateBody
associatedWith University of North Carolina (1793-1962) corporateBody
associatedWith University of Richmond corporateBody
associatedWith University of South Carolina corporateBody
associatedWith University of South Carolina. President. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Virginia Medical School corporateBody
associatedWith Whitsitt, William Heth, 1841-1911. person
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Birth 1864

Death 1948

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