Kate Kelsey letter
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Kate Kelsey letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Kelsey, Kate, approximately 1877-
Title: Kate Kelsey letter
Dates: 1921
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0457

Biographical/Historical Note

Kate Kelsey was the daughter of Albert Warren Kelsey, author of Autobiographical Notes and Memoranda, 1840-1910.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter from Kate Kelsey to Mary Anderson, 1921, thanking her for a pamphlet she sent to Kelsey. The letter also contains details of Commodore Josiah Tattnall's encounter with federal gun boats on the Savannah River while carrying supplies to Fort Pulaski. Kelsey's father called this the most gallant act he witnessed during the Civil War.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Navy.
Fort Pulaski (Ga.)
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Kelsey, Kate, approximately 1877-
Letters (correspondence)
Savannah River (Ga. and S.C.)
Tattnall, Josiah, 1795-1871.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The material was sent to Mrs. Anderson from Kate Kelsey, creator.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Kate Kelsey letter, MS 457, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Clarence G. Anderson, 1954.


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

Item 1: Kate Kelsey letter to Mary, Mrs. Clarence G. Anderson, 1921 August 15 ( 4.0 p. )
Thanks for a pamphlet; details of Commodore Josiah Tattnall's encounter with Confederate gun boats on Savannah River while carrying supplies to Fort Pulaski which her father called the most gallant action he saw in the Civil War.