Guide to the Ada Mitchell Travel Diary
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1369
Creators:
Mitchell, Ada, 1882-1958
Griffith, Gordon
Dates:
1938 July 30-1938 September 9
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
The collection documents the forty day driving trip made by Ada Mitchell and her son Cecil from Vancouver, Canada to Key West, Florida and back, August-September 1938. This diary was kept by Ada Mitchell and tracks their experiences in all of the places they visited.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A diary chronicling a road trip taken in 1938 by Ada Mitchell and her son Cecil. The trip began in Vancouver, British Columbia, continued through the southern United States to Key West, Florida, and concluded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Along the way Ada Mitchell commented on the places they visited, the prices of products, and other aspects of their trip. Two photographs of Mitchell and her son are included.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ada Mitchell was born on December 20, 1882 in Birmingham, United Kingdom and died in 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She lived most of her life in Toronto, moving to Vancouver for a short period. Her son, Horace Cecil Mitchell, was born on June 5, 1908 in Birmingham, United Kingdom and died in 1966 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He accompanied her on their trip from Vancouver, Canada to Key West, Florida and back to Toronto, Canada.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Diary digitized in 2016. See repository for details.
Processing Information
Processed by Corey Schmidt, intern, 2016.
Author
Corey Schmidt
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives Center by Ada Mitchell's great-grandson, Gordon Griffith in 2015.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Ada Mitchell Travel Diary, 1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Diaries -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Automobiles -- 1930-1940 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Travel Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tourism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canada Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Automobile travel Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives