Mitchell family papers, 1847-1923.


Mitchell family papers, 1847-1923.

The collection contains the miscellaneous papers of a prominent Milwaukee business and political family. The most extensive parts of the collection are John L. Mitchell's personal letters to his wife, Harriet, and her incoming correspondence from friends. The senatorial correspondence of John L. Mitchell is largely routine constituent correspondence or requests for support from fellow legislator, and includes letters from Frederick Pabst, William Jennings Bryan, Charles King, Arthur MacArthur, Alfred Thayer Mahan, William Rosecrans, Edward Salomon, William Tecumseh Sherman, and William F. Vilas. The collection contains some correspondence of Alexander Mitchell, including a request from Lyman Draper for Mitchell's financial support of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, and copies of several campaign speeches. Also included is an invitation and brochure on the christening of the battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin in 1898. Contains a photograph of aviator Billy Mitchell at the age of four months, and letters (1894-1901) to his father, John L., largely concerning an appointment in the cavalry and a trip around the world.

1 cubic ft.

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