John McIntosh Kell family papers

John McIntosh Kell family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John McIntosh Kell family papers
Creator: Kell family
Inclusive Dates: 1784-1927
Language(s): English
Extent: 41.2 Linear Feet 3 document boxes, 2 card file boxes, 37 cartons, 1 framed item, 1 roll, 2 oversized folders
Collection Number: ms2323
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John McIntosh Kell (1823-1900) served as an officer in the Confederate Navy, commanding the Savannah and executive officer on the Sumpter and Alabama. He was reported to be a blockade runner and raider during this period. He later served as Adjutant General of Georgia from 1886 until his death in 1900. He was the son of John and Margery Spalding Baillie Kell of Darien, Georgia, married Julia Blanche Munroe of Macon, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of the John McIntosh Kell family and the DeVotie and d'Antignac family. Included is correspondence, post cards, diaries, farm account books, and photographs. Items of interest include a 1784 will of John Kell of Liberty County; a Franklin County jury list of 1836, and Confederate roll of Company K, 10th Georgia Regiment, Kershaw's Division.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John McIntosph Kell family papers, ms2323, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 September 11.

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.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in the UGA repository: John McIntosh Kell family scrapbook, ms2361.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11John Kell will, Franklin Co. jury list, De Votie bills, 1784-1847
12Correspondence, 1850-1859
12Pinckney address to Charleston College Alumni Society, Journal- unknown author, Lanier poem
13Correspondence, 1860-1869
14Correspondence, 1870-1879
14Sermon by Reverend Rees, St. Paul's Church Mercer program
15Correspondence, 1880-1899
15Court Martials from Georgia Adjutant's Office, 1897
15Planter's memo of Dr. John M. Kell
16Correspondence, 1900-1904
16Statements of proceeds from Kell's Recollections
17Correspondence, 1906-1913
17 Lyrics of the Gray
18Correspondence, 1914-1927
18UDC address by Mrs. Walter Lamar
22Correspondence-De Votie expense book; composition at Univ. of Ala. by Jewette De Votie, 1857-1889
23Correspondence-De Votie speeches, clothing bills, 1860-1869
24Correspondence-De Votie clothing bills, 1871-1883
25Correspondence-De Votie WW I material-Mitchell, 1918-1919
26Correspondence-d'Antignac, 1900-1912
27Biographies of J. M. Kell and J. H. De Votie
210Miscellaneous envelopes
31Book, Recollections of a Naval Life
32Two diaries of Blanche Kell, 1900, 1909
33Memory album, farm diary
34Farm account book, 1876-1877
35Accounts, farm operations, 1875-1892
36History of Christ Church Parish, Macon, 1884
4Baptist Association pamphlets
5Photographs-daguerreotypes, ambrotypes
1AFamily photograph, group painting, Confederate roster
2APhotograph of unknown Georgia soldier, on canvas

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