Barry Mitchell (1933-2021) was an American mathematician who wrote one of the earliest books on category theory (1965).

He proved what is now known as the *Freyd-Mitchell embedding theorem*, which shows that any abelian category has an exact embedding into a category of modules.

Introducing the Mitchell embedding theorem:

- Barry Mitchell,
*The Full Imbedding Theorem*, American Journal of Mathematics**86**3 (1964) 619-637 [doi:10.2307/2373027]

On category theory:

- Barry Mitchell,
*Theory of categories*, Pure and Applied Mathematics**17**, Academic Press (1965) [ISBN:978-0-12-499250-4]

See also:

- Barry Mitchell,
*The dominion of Isbell*, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society**167**(1972) 319-331 [doi:10.2307/1996142]

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