Yours truly at lunch [at] Sweet Bay Mott, Calhoun County, Texas

Description:

Photograph of Joseph Daniel Mitchell sitting on the ground, having lunch at Sweet Bay Mott in Calhoun County Texas.

Creator(s): Mitchell, J. D.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Calhoun County
Creation Date: May 24, 1916
Partner(s):
Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
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Creator (Photographer):
Mitchell, J. D.

Mitchell, Joseph Daniel (1848-1922) - pioneer entomologist and conchologist.

Date(s):
  • Creation: May 24, 1916
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Place
United States - Texas - Calhoun County
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Description:

Photograph of Joseph Daniel Mitchell sitting on the ground, having lunch at Sweet Bay Mott in Calhoun County Texas.

Note:

Joseph Daniel Mitchell was born on October 22, 1848, at Mitchell’s Point in Calhoun County, Texas. Although Mitchell made contributions to many fields, he is most remembered as a naturalist. He worked tirelessly to document the native insects and reptiles of Texas. He also searched for solutions to problems posed by insect pests. In this role, he combined his knowledge of ranching and insects in a program to eradicate the cattle tick, a carrier of Texas fever. He was instrumental in implementing the state’s program for eradication of the boll weevil. He contributed to malaria research and was a leading expert on Texas reptiles. During his explorations he discovered two previously unknown shells, which have been named in his honor ---Mitchell’s Wentletrap (Amaea mitchelli) and Mitchell’s Macoma (Macoma mitchelli). J.D. Mitchell died on February 27, 1922 and is buried in Victoria, Texas.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm.

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Alternate Title: Photograph of Joseph Daniel MItchell
Partner:
Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 3356-o
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth64798
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image