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Records Title: Mitchell Collection Records
Frances Pearle Mitchell (1863-1940) was a prominent local woman and 1879-80 graduate of Stephens College. In the early 1900s, she traveled the world and wrote travelogs about her experiences that appeared in the Columbia Daily Tribune. In the 1930s she donated to the Museum of Anthropology an assemblage of anthropological "curios" collected during her travels. The collection includes a wide variety of items collected from Asia, Africa, Europe, and Mexico, as well as Native American materials.
Scope and Content
The Mitchell Collection Records include copies of Mitchell's travelogs that appeared in the Columbia Daily Tribune in 1903 and 1904; Mitchell's original logbook for the artifact collection donated to the Museum; biographical information; and notes regarding background research conducted by Museum staff on Mitchell, her travels, and collections.
FF1 Travelogs, 1903-04
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