Title:H. Hedge Mitchell letters, 1877-1880
Creator/Contributor:Mitchell, H. Hedge., creator
Creator/Contributor:Chandler, Horace P., correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:McMahon, A. W., correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Potts, J. S., correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Sanford, John A., correspondent.
Letters (13 letters, 42 pages) and related papers (9 items) documenting the professional career, alcoholism, and related troubles
of Dr. H. (Henry?) Hedge Mitchell, former United States Army surgeon and Medical Director residing in Mayfield and (eventually)
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California. Most of the letters are addressed to his brother-in-law, attorney Horace P. Chandler
of Boston, Massachusetts from Mitchell and other various persons. Two are addressed to Mitchell from W.A. McMahon, the San
Jose coronor and California state medical director. Some letters are written by John Sanford of the Custom House of San Francisco,
California on Mitchell's behalf. One of the Sanford compositions is on official Custom House of San Francisco stationery (dated
December 26, 1877). The collection also includes a manuscript prospectus of Sonoma, Chrome, Iron, & Quick-Silver Mine (dated
May 10, 1877 and a deed for it dated April 23,1887). Printed ephemera includes two California business cards - one for Dr.
Mitchell and one for Dr. J.S. Potts, the author of one of the letters. A temperance pledge by Dr. Mitchell is notarized with
an embossed notary seal from Santa Clara County, California. Includes a single unmarked photograph (8.5 x 10 cm) of an unidentified
young man (possibly H. Hedge Mitchell).
Mitchell, H. Hedge -- Correspondence
Chandler, Horace P -- Correspondence
United States. -- Army -- Medical personnel
Sonoma, Chrome, Iron, & Quick-Silver Mine.
Physicians -- Alcohol use -- California -- San Francisco
Physicians -- Alcohol use -- California -- San Jose
Temperance -- California -- Santa Clara County
Surgeons -- California -- San Jose
H. Hedge Mitchell letters, BANC MSS 2008/1, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
BANC MSS 2008/1