Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

Elizabeth Mitchell Heyl

 

HAYES-19


Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory

Introduction

Other related collections included: Platt Family Correspondence, General John Grant Mitchell Collection, Monsarrat Family Collection, and John Grant Mitchell, Jr. Collection. Many of the photos, originally found in the Heyl Collection were removed to the Portrait File.

Biographical Sketch

Elizabeth Mitchell Heyl was the eldest child of General John Grant Mitchell and Laura Platt Mitchell, the niece of President Rutherford B. Hayes. Born deaf and mute in 1864, Elizabeth was taken to the Clarke School in Northampton, Massachusetts before the age of five. At Clarke, she learned to speak and read lips. Returning to Columbus, Ohio, Elizabeth, known to the family as Lily, married James Henry Heyl in 1892 at Columbus, Ohio. They were the parents of four children. James Henry (Harry), Fanny, John Mitchell, and Edward Barry (Ed), were born in Columbus. John Mitchell died in infancy. There were no grandchildren. Elizabeth died in North Hollywood, California in 1956 where two of her children lived.

Scope and Content

The collection consists mainly of family correspondence, beginning in 1856 and extending to 1949. The correspondence includes that of Elizabeth Mitchell Heyl's parents, Laura Platt and John Grant Mitchell; grandparents, William A. and Fanny Hayes Platt; children, and extended family. The collection provides accounts of the death of President Hayes' sister, Fanny Hayes Platt in 1856. Of particular interest is the photograph collection that includes a large number of identified images of the Hayes, Platt, and Mitchell families.

Inventory

Ac. 2266

Ca. 1920 items

 

Box 1 Correspondence: Laura Platt Mitchell and John Grant Mitchell

Folder 1 Correspondence 7-19-1856 to 12-27-1887
Folder 2 Correspondence 1-2-1888 to 5-29-1888
Folder 3 Correspondence 6-4-1888 to 12-5-1888
Folder 4 Correspondence 6-20-1889 to 11-20-1893
Folder 5 Correspondence 12-25-1902 to 8-3-1916
Folder 6 Correspondence Undated Letters, Miscellany
Folder 7
     Periodicals
     "Author's Autograph presentation"
     List of books
     List of letters

Box 2 Correspondence: Elizabeth Mitchell Heyl

Folder 1 Correspondence 3-5-1882 to 1-23-1920
Folder 2 Correspondence 7-14-1924 to 12-30-1939
Folder 3 Correspondence 1-2-1940 to 10-13-1940
Folder 4 Misc. Material, undated postcards, letters
Folder 5 Art Prints
Folder 6 Fanny Heyl - Art Work
Folder 7 Edith Heyl - Short Stories

Box 3 Correspondence: Fanny Heyl

Folder 1 Correspondence 1910 - 1918
Folder 2 Correspondence 1919
Folder 3 Correspondence 1920
Folder 4 Correspondence 1921 - 1925
Folder 5 Correspondence Undated
Folder 6 Correspondence 1917, 1918, 1921, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1936
Folder 7 Correspondence 1938 - 1940

Box 4 Correspondence: Hayes/Platt Family Members and Elizabeth Mitchell Heyl

Folder 1 Fanny Hayes Platt Correspondence 1837 - 1861
Folder 2 Laura Platt Mitchell Letters 1849 - 1889
Folder 3
     Fanny A. Hayes Platt 1839 - 1856
     William A. Platt
Folder 4 Rutherford B. Hayes 1856 - 1881
Folder 5 Mrs. Rutherford P. Hayes 1928
Folder 6
     Mrs. Frances Hayes 1918 - 1940
     Mrs. Dalton Hayes (Corinne Monsarrat)
Folder 7 Harry James Heyl Jr. 1904 - 1931
Folder 8 Elizabeth Mitchell Heyl Correspondence 1879 - 1887
Folder 9 Elizabeth Mitchell Heyl Correspondence 1888
Folder 10 Elizabeth Mitchell Heyl Correspondence 1889 - 1896
Folder 11 Elizabeth Mitchell Heyl Correspondence Undated

Box 5 Correspondence: Elizabeth Mitchell Heyl

Folder 1 Correspondence 1902 - 1905
Folder 2 Correspondence 1907 - 1921
Folder 3 Correspondence 1922 - 1929
Folder 4 Correspondence 1922 - 1929
Folder 5 Christmas Cards

Box 6 Correspondence: Elizabeth Mitchell Heyl

Folder 1 Correspondence 1934 - 1936
Folder 2 Correspondence 1937 - 1949
Folder 3
     Undated Correspondence
     Miscellaneous Material
Folder 4 Correspondence 1893 - 1934
Folder 5 Newspaper Clippings

Box 7 Financial Records

Folder 1
     Bank Statements
     Canceled Checks
Folder 2 Bank Books

Box 8 Photographs

Folder 1 Elizabeth Sherman Bushnell
Folder 2 Edwin Fleischman
Folder 3 Rutherford Fullerton
Folder 4 Emily Platt Hastings
Folder 5
     Hastings Family - Bermuda
     Russell Hastings Family, E. Front St. Hamilton, Bermuda
     Hastings Children (3)
     Hastings Children (2)
     Lucy Webb Hastings - Fanny Hastings
     John Grant Mitchell Jr.
     Elizabeth Mitchell (Heyl)
     Lewiston Heyl
     Elizabeth Mitchell
     Lucy Webb Hastings
 
    Emily Platt Hastings
     Russell Platt Hastings
     Russell Hastings
     Fanny Hastings
     Hastings Children
Folder 6
     Rutherford B. Hayes
     Spiegel Grove
     Scott R. Hayes - Fannie Hayes
     Mrs. R. B. Hayes - President Hayes - Wm. Henry Smith
     Columbus - G.A.R. Reunion - September 1888
     Fanny Hastings & Elizabeth Mitchell. 12-21-87 Bermuda
     Rutherford & Lucy Hayes
     Jean Andrews Mitchell
     Fanny Mitchell
     Elizabeth Mitchell
     Unidentified
     Laura Platt Mitchell
Folder 7
     Rutherford B. Hayes - William Platt Hayes
     Mrs. Rutherford Platt Hayes - Margaret Lucy Hayes
     Rutherford B. Hayes - William G. Hayes
     Rutherford B. Hayes - William Platt Hayes
Folder 8 Amanda E. Heyl
Folder 9
     Edward Barry Heyl (2)
     Fanny & Ed Heyl
Folder 10
     Elizabeth Mitchell Heyl (AKA Lily)
     Elizabeth Mitchell Heyl (35)
     Collage
Folder 11 Fanny Heyl
Folder 12
     James Henry "Harry" Heyl - Jr. & Sr.
     Harry Heyl - ? - Winslow Hubbard
     Robbie Platt - Harry Heyl - Rutherford Platt
     Harry Heyl - Barry Wall
     James Henry ( Harry ) Heyl (19)
     James Henry Heyl Sr. (4)
Folder 13 Margaret Acton Hickok
Folder 14
     Hubbard
     Herman & Platt Hubbard
Folder 15 Kittie
Folder 16
     Fanny Mitchell (5)
     Fanny Mitchell -? - Elizabeth Mitchell
     Fanny Mitchell - Elise Links
Folder 17 Jean Andrews Mitchell (11)
Folder 18 John Grant Mitchell ( 5 )
Folder 19
     John Grant Mitchell & Children
     Elizabeth Mitchell
     Fanny Mitchell
     Jean Andrews Mitchell
     John G. Mitchell Jr.
Folder 20 John Grant Mitchell Jr. (17)
Folder 21
     Laura Platt Mitchell (8)
     Laura Platt Mitchell - Elizabeth Mitchell
     Laura Platt Mitchell - Fanny Mitchell
     Laura Platt Mitchell - Edward Barry Wall
Folder 22 Mrs. Dalton Hayes (Corinne Monsarrat)
Folder 23 Mrs. John Monsarrat & Nicholas
Folder 24 Sarah Follet Platt
Folder 25 William Augustus Platt
Folder 26 Edward Barry Wall (6), Wall Children

Box 9 Photographs

Folder 1 John Grant Mitchell Home
Folder 2 Hotchkiss Group Photos
Folder 3 Pets
Folder 4 Yale - Patriotic Celebration, June 19, 1917

Box 10 Miscellaneous unidentified photographs

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