The Edward Mitchell Papers

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The Edward Mitchell Papers

Edward Mitchell was the first student of African descent to attend Dartmouth College. In 1824, students protested the Board of Trustees' decision not to admit Mitchell because of his race. The students’ activism was supported by the faculty, the Board relented, and Mitchell took his rightful place in the student body. Born in Saint-Pierre, Martinique, in 1792, he had been a sailor and a porter before coming to Hanover. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1828, was ordained, and moved to Georgeville, Canada, where he found community and his calling in ministry.

This collaborative project is digitizing and bringing together primary documents surrounding Mitchell’s life from the McCord Stewart Museum in Montreal and from the Dartmouth Library. This robust digital collection and associated online exhibit will make documentary evidence from Mitchell’s life available to students, scholars, and the general public.

Learn more about these materials by viewing the digital exhibit Finding Community: The Life of Edward Mitchell 1828.

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Catalogue of the officers and students of Dartmouth College, 1824

Catalogue of the officers and students of Dartmouth College, 1824

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Catalogue of the officers and students of Dartmouth College, 1825

Catalogue of the officers and students of Dartmouth College, 1825

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Catalogue of the officers and students of Dartmouth College, 1826

Catalogue of the officers and students of Dartmouth College, 1826

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Catalogue of the officers and students of Dartmouth College, 1827

Catalogue of the officers and students of Dartmouth College, 1827

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Edward Mitchell: Observations on Religious Subjects

Edward Mitchell: Observations on Religious Subjects

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Eugene Sanger, letter, to Edward Mitchell, 18 September 1848

Eugene Sanger, letter, to Edward Mitchell, 18 September 1848

A letter from Eugene Sanger to Mitchell inquiring about a secondary school teaching position for winter break.

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Letter from Sarah Parker Parrott to her mother, 11 June 1828

Letter from Sarah Parker Parrott to her mother, 11 June 1828

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Minutes from the Board of Trustees

Minutes from the Board of Trustees

A selection from Board of Trustees' meeting minutes that documents the vote to confer the degree of A.B. to 41 students, including Mitchell.

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mitchell-P044_A-10_1

mitchell-P044_A-10_1

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mitchell-P044_A-10_2

mitchell-P044_A-10_2

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