John C. Bell letter
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John C. Bell letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Bell, John C., 1932-1952.
Title: John C. Bell letter
Dates: 1952
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0314

Biographical/Historical Note

John Clayton Bell served in the Marines as a Corporal during the Korean War. He was stationed in Japan in 1952. Corporal Bell was killed in action on October 26, 1952.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from John C. Bell to his grandfather, Elder John B. Glisson, 1952, regarding Bell's faith in God. Bell was in Japan when he wrote the letter; his grandfather was in Claxton, Georgia.

Index Terms

Bell, John C., 1932-1952.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Religious aspects.
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Letter was found in the Foltz photograph collection (MS 1360)

Preferred Citation

[item identification], John C. Bell letter, MS 314, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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.

Container List



1John C. Bell to his grandfather, Elder John B. Glisson, 1952 August 22 ( 3.0 pages )
Regarding his faith in God; John C. Bell was in Japan, his grandfather in Claxton, Georgia.