MITCHILL, Samuel Latham, 1764-1831



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Albany Institute of History and Art
Albany, NY
Papers: In New York State Agricultural Society records, 1792-1840; Caldwell family papers, ca. 1684-1832; and Albany Institute of History and Art records, 1791-1926.


American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In Joseph Carson letters, 1789-1858, on 1 microfilm reel of originals in College of Physicians of Philadelphia; Benjamin Vaughan papers, 1746-1900; Samuel George Morton papers, 1819-1850; and Thomas Jefferson papers, 1775-1825.


Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 7 letters.


Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: In Literary and Philosophical Society of New-York records, 1816-1830. 39 items. Chiefly letters, documents, and manuscripts relating to the society founded by Mitchill, who also served as vice president.


Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY
Papers: Lecture on “Materia Medica, Botany and Universal Science” in John B. Zabrinskie notebooks on anatomy lectures delivered in the University of New York, ca. 1827.


Harvard University
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Boston, MA
Papers: 1809-1828. 1 box. Includes letters pertaining to medicine, archaeology, and geology; his history of West Point Academy; and a proclamation (1828). Also in American Academy of Arts and Sciences records, 1775-1800.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Catharine Mitchill papers, 1806-1822, 1 container; and Thomas Jefferson papers, 1606-1889, available on 65 microfilm reels. Finding aid.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1792-1829. 72 items.


New York Public Library
New York, NY
Papers: 11 letters (1789-1827) in various collections. Also notes on lectures in Thomas A. Brayton papers, 1820-1833.


New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: Discussed in a letter (January 2, 1802) by William North.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1813. 1 item.


Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 1794-1827. 20 items. Correspondence relating to medical affairs, Indian affairs, agriculture, lotteries, politics, architecture, naval affairs, poetry, autobiography, and other matters.


Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences Archives
Staten Island, NY
Papers: Correspondence and biography in William T. Davis collection, 1851-1958.


University of Michigan
William L. Clements Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1802-1815. 30 letters. Concern personal, businesss, and congressional matters. Finding aid.


University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1 letter and note (June 14, 1789) to Mitchill in Joseph Priestley papers, 1696-1803.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In Burr family papers, 1750-1853.