Viewing Memorial Proceedings for William Mitchell. (1900).
William Mitchell, who served on the Minnesota Supreme Court from March 1881, to January 1900, died on August 21, 1900. Six weeks later memorial proceedings were held in the Supreme Court in St. Paul. Friends, lawyers and judges delivered tributes to him. In the style and tradition of nineteenth century funerary oratory, they recited a wide range of verse about death or to illuminate Mitchell's admirable qualities on and off the bench. The eulogists and the poems they quoted are identified in footnotes.