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Stephens Mitchell papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS159

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, reminiscences, financial records, postcards, school records, court records, and newspaper clippings belonging to Stephens Mitchell. Also included is a scrapbook containing newspaper articles about the Mitchell family in Atlanta, and a handwritten manuscript by author Margaret Mitchell that was published in the Atlanta Historical Bulletin.


  • 1921-1950, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Alexander Stephens Mitchell, called Stephens, was the second of three children born to Eugene Muse Mitchell (1866-1944) and his wife Mary Isabel "Maybelle" Stephens (1872-1919). He had an elder brother, Russell Stephens Mitchell (1894-1894) and a sister, Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (1900-1949) who wrote "Gone with the Wind." Stephens Mitchell attended the University of Georgia, where he was a member of Beta Delta Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Stephens joined his father and uncle, Gordon Mitchell, in the law firm Mitchell and Mitchell practising land title law. Like his father he was an historian. On 3 May 1927 Stephens Mitchell married Caroline Louise Reynolds (21 May 1902 - Aug. 1950), called Carrie Lou. She was the daughter of Fannie Hansberger and Joseph Shewmake Reynolds and the sister of artist Glascock Reynolds (1903-1967). Stephens and Carrie Lou Mitchell had two sons, Eugene Muse Mitchell (6 April 1931-8 Aug. 2007, married Virginia, lived in Michigan) and Joseph Reynolds Mitchell. After Carrie Lou's death in 1950, Stephens Mitchell married Anita Benteen (12 Aug. 1902-25 April 1978) the daughter of Frederick William Benteen. Stephens Mitchell was president of the Atlanta Bar Association, the editor of the Atlanta Historical Society Bulletin, a member of the Catholic Layman's Association, a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Vincentian Society (Society of St. Vincent de Paul).


1 linear ft. (1 half document case, 1 oversize box)



Stephens Mitchell papers
January 2012
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Finding Aid Prepared According To Dacs
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305