Guide to the Papers of Richard M. Mitchell, 1896 - 1956Manuscript MS-1130

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Richard M. Mitchell, 1896 - 1956

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1130

Collection Dates:

1896 - 1956

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Richard M. Mitchell (1917-1990), collector. Consist of materials on the life of George Eli Whitney, including a photocopy of the typescript "The Story of George Eli Whitney", a biography written by Mitchell (1956), as well as photographs, reproduction photographs, negatives and contact prints of steamboats and machinery.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Richard Mitchell contain research materials on the life of George Eli Whitney, an early pioneer in automotive history and proponent of steam driven carriages who founded the Whitney Motor Wagon Company. Included in the papers is a photocopied typescript of an unpublished biography of Whitney: "The Story of George Eli Whitney", by Mitchell (1956), as well as photographs, reproduction photographs, negatives and contact prints of steamboats, machinery, George Whitney, and other people.

Biography

Richard M. Mitchell was born in 1917. A life long steamboat enthusiast, he wrote "The Steam Launch", which was published in 1982. He died in Brattleboro, VT in 1990.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1896-1956

Contains photocopy of typescript "The Story of George Eli Whitney" by Richard M. Mitchell (1956); photographs and reproduction photographs, some annotated, negatives and contact prints of steamboats, machinery, George Whitney, and other people.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

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