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Donald Grant Mitchell papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 492
Scope and Contents

The Donald Grant Mitchell papers contain original correspondence and manuscripts by the prominent nineteenth-century New Haven area author. Correspondents include Henry Ward Beecher, Henry Augustin Beers, George Washington Cable, William Maxwell Evarts, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Noah Porter, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Scribner, Edmund Clarence Stedman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and others. Writings include drafts for published and unpublished work and journals, including substantive drafts for Fresh Gleanings (1847), American Lands and Letters (1897-1899), English Lands, Letters and Kings (1889-1890), and Wet Days at Edgewood (1865), as well as an unpublished "History of Venice." Other materials include biographical and bibliographical material, financial and legal records, photographs, and printed ephemera.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Donald Grant Mitchell Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired through various gifts and purchases from 1938 to 1974. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.


Arranged according to Za Mitchell numbers in card catalog.

Associated Materials

Donald Grant Mitchell Papers (MSS #140). New Haven Museum, New Haven, Connecticut.

7.26 Linear Feet (18 boxes)
Related Names
Mitchell, Donald Grant, 1822-1908
Language of Materials