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

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

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

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Mitchell, J. D. May 24, 1916.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2009 and was provided by Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 117 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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

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Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library

Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria presents over 200 photographs belonging to J.D. Mitchell, a rancher in Calhoun County who would later serve as a Texas state representative. The photographs depict ranching practices, hunting and the topography of Calhoun and Victoria County.

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  • Main Title: Yours truly at lunch [at] Sweet Bay Mott, Calhoun County, Texas
  • Alternate Title: Photograph of Joseph Daniel MItchell

Description

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

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

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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.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2009

Photographs, oral histories, artwork, letters, and more. These more than 5,000 items give a glimpse into the diverse people that have called Texas home over the years. Funding provided by the Summerlee Foundation.

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  • May 24, 1916

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  • Dec. 6, 2009, 10:24 p.m.

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  • May 21, 2011, 11:24 p.m.

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Mitchell, J. D. Yours truly at lunch [at] Sweet Bay Mott, Calhoun County, Texas, photograph, May 24, 1916; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth64798/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library.