Fonds Acc4162 - A. W. Mitchell fonds

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A. W. Mitchell fonds

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  • Graphic material

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CA PCA Acc4162

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  • 1895-1910 (Creation)
    Creator
    Mitchell, Albert W.

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1 album (58 images)
2 mounted photographs
20 glass plate negatives

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Mitchell, Albert W. (1868-1906)

Biographical history

Albert W. Mitchell was born on 12 June 1868, the son of Nathaniel and Hannah Mitchell of Charlottetown. He worked at the mercantile firm of Prowse Bros. most of his working career, was an active adherent of Methodism, and a prominent member of the Odd Fellows. He is best known as a talented amateur photographer. He died on 11 April 1906 of Bright's disease and tuberculosis.

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Scope and content

This fonds consists of an album of 58 photographs and 20 glass plates, the work of A.W. Mitchell. There are also 2 mounted photographs by G.H. Cook and J.A.S. Bayer respectively. The images from the album are typical Mitchell subjects including scenes and buildings in Charlottetown, individuals, Micmacs, shore and camping scenes. The glass plate negatives for many of these images are already in the possession of PARO. This has been noted on the item listing which follows. The glass plates in this fonds are all individual portraits, many of which appear to be family members.

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  • English

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Restrictions on access

Researchers are required to use the copy prints of these images located in the photograph binders in the Reading Room

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

PERMISSION FOR USE AND REPRODUCTION IS REQUIRED FROM THE PUBLIC ARCHIVES AND RECORDS OFFICE; QUESTIONS REGARDING COPYRIGHT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER

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See also: A large collection of Mitchell glass plates originally donated to the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation and later transferred to PARO is to be found in Acc3466/HF72.66. Copy prints of these are also available in the photograph binders in the Reading Room

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  • English

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