Thomas Balch letter
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Thomas Balch letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Balch, Thomas, 1821-1877.
Title: Thomas Balch letter
Dates: 1874
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0043

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Balch (1821-1877) was born in Leesburg, Virginia. He was an American historian and author of The French in America during the War of Independence of the United States, 1777-1783. Balch died in Philadelphia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter written by Thomas Balch to Joel Munsell on January 31, 1874. In the letter, he mentions having received a copy of The Siege Of Savannah, by C.C. Jones and offers his assistance to the Georgia Historical Society. Balch also discusses his Les Francais en Amerique being published in Paris, along with the publication of Pennsylvania letters in 1855 (referred to as "Shippen papers"). Balch is preparing an article on the Franco-German war for an encyclopedia edited by President Barnard and Professor Guyot.

Index Terms

Balch, Thomas, 1821-1877.
Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871.
Georgia Historical Society.
Letters (correspondence)
United States--History.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased, 1962.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Thomas Balch letter, MS 43, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Philip Fitzhugh Stryker, 1962.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.