George W. Mitchell Columns

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Collection Title: George W. Mitchell Columns

Collection Number: 141

Dates of Collection: 1928-1939

Box Numbers: 1-5, 2 oversized folders

Repositiory: Chester County Historical Society

Collection Scope:

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Collection Scope: 

This collection contains primarily typewritten drafts of articles written by George W. Mitchell (b. 1863, d. 1954) for several newspapers, including the Coatesville Record.  Many of the articles are gossip columns, noting the comings and goings of Kennett Square residents.  He typed the articles on the back of advertisements for products and money making schemes that he had received in the mail.  Occasionally, they are typed on the backs of his rejection letters from various newspapers.  He was also the author of the series, “Nuggets of Interest,” which are arranged in four groups, occasionally repeating the same ‘Nugget’ in a different group with a different number.  This seems to suggest that different groups appeared in different papers.  Also included in the collection are several series that he wrote and newspaper clippings.  

Collection Arrangement:

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Collection Arrangement: 

This collection is arranged by date of the columns, and then the undated series and columns, and then newspaper clippings.  

Collection Contents:

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Collection Contents: 

Box 1

Newspaper Columns, 1928-1929

Folder 1           January-April, 1928

Folder 2           May-September, 1928

Folder 3           October- December, 1928

Folder 4           January- March, 1929

Folder 5           April- June, 1929

Folder 6           July- September, 1929

Folder 7           October- December, 1929

Box 2

Newspaper Columns, 1930-September 1932

Folder 8           January- March, 1930

Folder 9           April-June, 1930

Folder 10         July- September, 1930

Folder 11         October-December, 1930

Folder 12         January-March, 1931

Folder 13         from April-June, 1931

Folder 14         October- December, 1931

Folder 15         December 31, 1931- April 28, 1932 (Coatesville Record)

Folder 16         May 3, 1932- September 30, 1932 (Coatesville Record)

Box 3

Newspaper Columns, October 1932- June 1939

Folder 17         October 3, 1932- February 27,1933 (Coatesville Record)

Folder 18         March 1, 1933-May 23, 1933 (Coatesville Record)

Folder 19         June 1, 1933- December 30, 1933 (Coatesville Record)

Folder 20         January-March 1934

Folder 21         January 1, 1936- May 29, 1936

Folder 22         June 1, 1936- December 30, 1936

Folder 23         January-March 1939

Folder 24         April- June, 1939

Box 4

Newspaper Columns, July-December 1939 and ‘Nuggets of Interest’

Folder 25         July- September, 1939

Folder 26         from October- December, 1939

Folder 27         Nuggets of Interest (1), No. 1-111

Folder 28         Nuggets of Interest (2), No. 1-84, 132-188

Folder 29         Nuggets of Interest (3), No. 189-285

Folder 30         Nuggets of Interest (4), No. 61-131

Box 5

Series, Undated Columns and Newspaper Clippings

Folder 31         “Reminiscence” and “50 and 1 years ago”, undated

Folder 32         “Chester Co. Part and Place in PA” series, Southern Chester Co., and “Kennett’s Place in Bayard Taylor’s Story of Kennett.”, undated

Folder 33         “Wayside Observer”, undated

Folder 34         newspaper columns, undated

Folder 35         by C. H. Thomas [look exactly like G. W. M.’s columns]

Folder 36         newspaper clippings of “50 and 1 years ago”

Folder 37         clippings of articles

Folder 38         envelopes of clippings (1)

Folder 39         envelopes of clippings (2)

Oversize Folder 1      Newspaper clippings; April, May, July, August, September 1929

Oversize Folder 2      “Who’s Who” newspaper clippings; April 1930