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Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, memorabilia and printed materials of John Mitchel, John Purroy Mitchel, and other members of the Mitchel and Purroy families. The collection concerns Irish nationalism, family matters, Purroy family business interests in Central America, the John Purroy Mitchel Memorial and William Brown Meloney's files relating to his research and writing of "The Story of John Purroy Mitchel" along with the manuscript and typescript drafts for this unpublished biography.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William Brown Meloney, Mitchel and Purroy papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Selected Related Materials - At Columbia University
There is additional material on John Purroy Mitchel in the Historical biographical files, 1800-2018 Columbia University Archives
There are notebooks, essays and exams books of John Purroy Mitchel in the John Purroy Mitchel papers, 1870s-1900s Columbia University Archives
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of William Brown Meloney, 1963.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Meloney, William Brown. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1963. Accession number--M-1963.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Entered in AMC 11/06/90.
2020-12-03 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
John Mitchel, 1815-1875, the Irish Nationalist, his grandson, John Purroy Mitchel, 1879-1918 (A.B. Columbia, 1899) lawyer and Mayor of New York City, and other members of the Mitchel and Purroy families.