John McIntosh Kell letters

John McIntosh Kell letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Kell, John McIntosh, 1823-1900
Title: John McIntosh Kell letters
Dates: 1861
Quantity: 0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1378 to MS 1386)
Abstract:The collection consists of two letters from John McIntosh Kell while serving in the Confederate Navy onboard the ship Savannah in 1861. The first letter, to his father-in-law N.C. Munroe dated March 22, 1861, discusses the actions of Commodore Josiah Tattnall and the removal of guns from Fort Clinch, Florida to Fort Pulaski, Georgia. The second letter, dated March 25, 1861, is addressed to his wife Blanche Munroe Kell and discusses coastal Georgia social news.
Coll. Number: ms1381(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

John McIntosh Kell (1823-1900), son of John and Margery Spalding Baillie Kell of Darien, Georgia, married Julia Blanche Munroe of Macon, Georgia. During the Civil War, Kell served as an officer in the Confederate Navy. After the war, he served as Georgia's Adjutant-General from 1886 until his death in 1900.

Index Terms

Cantonment Clinch (Fla.)
Confederate States of America. Navy.
Fort Pulaski (Ga.)
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations.
Georgia--Social life and customs--19th century.
Kell, Julia Blanche Munroe, 1836-1917
Munroe, Nathan C., (Nathan Campbell), 1757-1885
Savannah (Ship).
Tattnall, Josiah, 1795-1871

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John McIntosh Kell letters, MS1381(m). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: See other Kell family papers.

Related archival materials in other repositories include the John McIntosh Kell papers, 1785-1921, Duke University.

Digital Version(s)

John McIntosh Kell letters, 1861

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter to his father-in-law N.C. Munroe, 1861 March 22
1Letter to his wife Blanche Munroe Kell, 1861 March 25