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MITCHELL, Lucy Myers, archaeologist, born in Oroomiah, Persia, in 1845; died in Berlin, Germany, 10 March, 1888. She was the daughter of Reverend Austin Hi Wright, a missionary to the Nestorians. She was educated at Mount Holyoke seminary, Massachusetts, married Samuel S. Mitchell, of New Jersey, in 1867, and passed most of her subsequent life abroad. Her interest in classical archaeology began in Leipsic in 1872, where she collected material for her " History of Ancient Sculpture" (New York, 1883), in recognition of whose merits she was elected in 1884 a member of the Imperial archaeological institute of Germany, sharing this distinction with only one other woman. She was preparing a work on Greek vases and Greek paint-inks, but died before its completion.
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