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Elisha Mitchell (1793-1857)

Elisha Mitchell

REV. ELISHA MITCHELL, D.D.
PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND GEOLOGY,
IN THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA.
E. Mitchell
Engd. for the Philanthropic Society in the University.

Elisha Mitchell (1793-1857) was a clergyman, geologist and educator. He was a member of the faculty of the University of North Carolina from 1818 until his death in 1857. This portrait of Professor Mitchell was painted in 1848 by Nathaniel Jocelyn. Portrait property of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies Foundation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.