Kell family papers

Kell family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: D'Antignac, Evelyn Kell
Creator: Kell family
Creator: Kell, Carolyn
Creator: Kell, John McIntosh, 1823-1900
Creator: Kell, Julia Blanche Munroe, 1836-1917
Title: Kell family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1857-1914
Dates: 1857-1945, bulk 1857-1914
Quantity: 40.0 Linear feet (34 cartons, 3 oversized boxes, 18 art pieces, 2 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 flat box, 1 oversized folder C)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of the Kell family from 1857-1914, 1945. The papers contain the manuscript of John McIntosh Kell's book RECOLLECTIONS OF A NAVAL LIFE; an untitled manuscript by Kell's daughter Evelyn Kell d'Antignac regarding the friendship of slaves for their masters; correspondence from Kell and his wife, Blanche to their daughter Carolyn Kell at Fauquier Institute in Virginia and between other family members and friends; a diary (1907-1908) of Blanche Kell; photographs of family and shipmates of Kell; and a biographical sketch of Kell.
Coll. Number: ms2917

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.

Born: 26 January 1823 in Darien, Georgia

Died: 5 October, 1900 in Sunnyside, Georgia

Mother: Marjory Spalding Baillie Kell

Father: John Kell

Wife: Julia Blanche Munroe, married 15 October 1856

Children: Nathan Munroe Kell-died at age six

John McIntosh Kell

Blanche McIntosh Kell-died at age three

Raphael Semmes Kell

Marjory Baillie Kell

Hendley Varner Kell

Sarah Tabitha Kell-married Wingfield Nisbet

Hester Estelle Kell-married E. H. Davis

Evelyn Spalding Kell-married Auvergne d'Antignac

Mary Carolyn Kell

Career: Midshipman in U.S. Navy-1841

Lieutenant in U.S. Navy

Resigned from U.S. Navy when Georgia seceded-1861

Commander in Georgia navy-1861

Adjutant General of Georgia-1886


Arrangement

Arranged by type of material.


Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Navy.
Diaries.
Georgia--Social life and customs--19th century.
Manuscripts (document genre)
Photographs.
Slavery--Georgia.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations.
Women college students--Virginia.
Women--Georgia--Diaries.

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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kell family papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Other Kell family papers.

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


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Manuscript: "Recollection of a Naval Life" by John McIntosh Kell

BoxFolder
11Part I, pp. 1-91
2Part I, pp. 92-183
3Part II, pp. 184-275
4Part II, pp. 276-392
5Part II, incomplete
6Miscellaneous pages
 

Series 2: Correspondence

BoxFolder
17Correspondence, 1857-1895
8Correspondence, 1896-1945
9Correspondence-undated
10Empty envelopes
 

Series 3: Untitled Manuscript by Evelyn Kell d'Antignac

BoxFolder
21pp. 1-126
2pp. 127-347
3pp. 348-518
4pp. 519-619
5pp. 1-16 and typescript
6pp. 17-108
7pp. 109-186
8pp. 187-220
9pp. 221-354
10pp. 355-466
11pp. 467-486
12Miscellaneous pages and notes
13Envelopes for manuscript
 

Series 4: Photographs

BoxFolder
31John McIntosh Kell
2Evelyn Kell d"Antignac, Carolyn Kell
3Family, friends, shipmates
 

Series 5: Printed Material, Diaries, and Personal Papers

BoxFolder
34Clippings
5Personal items-John McIntosh Kell
6Printed material-"The Sinking of the Alabama"
7Bank book-Blanche Munroe Kell, (1906)
8Composition book-Blanche Munroe Kell
9Diary-Blanche Munroe Kell, (1907-1908)
10Diary-fragment, (1903?)
11Writings
12Paper animal cut-outs
 

Series 6: Artifacts

Fine Art: Print and Paintings
Item
1"Confederate Flag" Print
Item
2Funeral scene (p.11)
Item
3Captain John Kell (p.11-12)
OS Folder
1CReturn of Commodore Perry (p.12)
Item
5Confederate flag (p.12-13)
Item
6Italian lake scene (p.13)
Item
7Rice paper - figures (p.13-14)
Item
8Rice paper - fish (p.14)
Item
9Rice paper - birds (p.14)
Item
10Rice paper - fruit (p.14-15)
Item
11Rice paper - warriors (p.15)
Item
12Fish photos (p.15-16)
Item
13Rice paper - junks (p.16)
Item
143 soldiers (p.16-17)
Item
15Print - the 3 heroes (p.17)
Item
16Print - He's gone! Napoleon (p.17-18)
Item
17Tattered Confederate flag (p.18)
Item
18Matilda C. L. Ferrill (p.18)
Box
4Captain's hat-John McIntosh Kell
Wire-framed eyeglasses
Empty jewelry box from Chas. H. Soloman, Macon, Georgia
Two cased images (one empty)
Album of carte-de-visites-inscribed "Dear Sister Evy from Blanche, Christmas", 1867
Commemorative ribbon-Reception committee, Confederate Veteran Association of Fulton County, in memory of Jefferson Davis, May 29, 1893
 

Porcelain, Silver, and Textiles

CartonItem
11Bavaria Bowl (pg 27)
2-7Saucers (pg 27)
CartonItem
21-6White Ironstone Dishes: Tureen Marked with 'F' and Assorted Pieces (pg 29-30)
CartonItem
31Falstaff Plate (pg 24)
2Corn Pudding Mold (pg 25)
3Red Ware Vase (pg 26)
4Red Ware Pinch Vase (pg 26)
CartonItem
41-9White Ironstone Dishes: Plates (pg 29-30)
CartonItem
51-6Japanese Cups (pg 23)
7-12Japanese Saucers (pg 23)
CartonItem
61White Ironstone Dishes: Dish with Two Handles (pg 29-30)
2White Ironstone Dishes: Diamond-Shaped Serving Platter (pg 29-30)
CartonItem
71White Ironstone Dishes: Oval-Shaped Large Bowl (pg 29-30)
CartonItem
81-2White Ironstone Dishes: Oval Serving Dishes (pg 29-30)
3-4White Ironstone Dishes: Small Oval Serving Dishes (pg 29-30)
5White Ironstone Dishes: Large Base (pg 29-30)
CartonItem
91-4White Ironstone Dishes: Small Plates (pg 29-30)
1-6White Ironstone Dishes: Plates (pg 29-30)
CartonItem
101-6White Ironstone Dishes: Plates (pg 29-30)
CartonItem
111Fruit Bowl (pg 81-82)
CartonItem
121Opaque Vase (pg 28)
CartonItem
131Rose Medallion Sauce/Gravy Tureen (pg 20)
2Rose Medallion Rectangular Top to Broken Tureen (pg 20)
3Rose Medallion Chipped Saucer (pg 20)
CartonItem
141-3Rose Medallion Platters (pg 19)
CartonItem
151-8Rose Medallion Soup Bowls (pg 19-20)
CartonItem
161-9Rose Medallion Dinner Plates (pg 19-20)(Apparaised for 10, only 9 found)
CartonItem
171Rose Medallion Balustrade Vase (pg 21)
1-9Rose Medallion Fruit Plates (pg 21)
CartonItem
181Bavaria Plate (pg 22)
2Perfume Bottle (pg 29)
3Base (pg 29)
CartonItem
191Vase (pg 29)
CartonItem
201Vase (pg 29)
CartonItem
211Japanese Scallop Edge Dish (pg 23)
3-7Japanese Tea Set: Sugar Dish with Lid, Tea Pot with Lid, Cream Dish (pg 23)
CartonItem
221Pitcher (pg 24)
2Roseville Vase (pg 25)
CartonItem
231Czechoslovakian Square Bowl (pg 27-30)
CartonItem
241Czechoslovakian Soup Tureen (pg 28)
CartonItem
251White Ironstone Dish with two handles (pg. 28)
2-7Sterling flutes (p.30)
8-9Silver cream and sugar (p.30)
10Scallop serving spoon (p.32)
11Silver candy dish (p.31)
12Ladle (p.36)
13Berry spoon (p.32-33)
14Large ladle (p.37)
15-22teaspoons (p.37)
23-28large tablespoons (p.37)
29cake server (p.33)
30-334 teaspoons (p.37-38)
34-352 tablespoons (p.38)
CartonItem
261Fiesta teapot (p.25)
2The Koalin Bisque teapot (p.26)
CartonItem
271-7Saucers (p.22)
8-12Teacups (p.22)
CartonItem
281Dressing case with glass and silver bottle containers (p.51)
CartonItem
291Lace wedding dress and shawl (p.41)
CartonItem
301Nightshirt (p.41)
2Vest (p.41)
3Child's undergarments (p.41)
CartonItem
311Hat (p.42)
2-3Waist jackets (p.42)
4Black lace dress with black shawl (p.42)
5Black morning gown (p.41)
6Black lace undergarment
CartonItem
321Silk stockings (p.40)
2Gold satin skirt (p.40)
3Chinese forbidden stitch side apron (p.40)
4-9Underslips (p.40-41)
10Underskirt (p.40)
CartonItem
331Book, recollections of naval life (p.52)
CartonItem
341-2Scrapbooks (p.52)
OS BoxItem
11Hot water urn (p.30)
OS BoxItem
21Silver tea service (p.31)
OS BoxItem
31-2Rose medallion large meat platter with strainer
5 dinner forks (p.33)
6 dinner forks (p.34)
Item
12-165 teaspoons (p.34)
OS Box
35 forks (p.34)
6 large tablespoons (p.35)
6 soup spoons (p.35)
Fish knife (p.35)
Gravy ladle (p.36)
Small meat fork (p.36)