Margaret Branch Sexton letter
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Margaret Branch Sexton letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Sexton, Margaret Branch, approximately 1875-
Title: Margaret Branch Sexton letter
Dates: circa 1879-circa 1975
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0720

Biographical/Historical Note

Margaret Branch Sexton (b. ca. 1875) was born in Savannah, Georgia to Hamilton McDevitt Branch and Marie Eugenie Dickerson. She married James Lester Sexton and lived in Athens, Georgia, during the early 1960s.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Margaret Sexton to Dr. Wilson. In the letter Sexton explains in detail, at the request of W.J. DeRenne, that is was her father, Hamilton M. Branch, and not A.S. Bacon who was the model for the bronze statue of the Confederate soldier on top of the Confederate Monument in Forsyth Park. The location of the original letter is unknown.


Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Sexton, Margaret Branch, approximately 1875-
Soldiers' monuments--Georgia--Savannah.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
War memorials--Georgia--Savannah.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Margaret Branch Sexton letter, MS 720, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 
Item 1: Margaret Branch Sexton to Dr. Wilson, undated
Mrs. Sexton explains in detail that is was her father, Hamilton M. Branch, and not A.S. Bacon who was the model for the bronze statue of the Confederate soldier on top of the Confederate monument in Forsyth Park. Whereabouts of the original is not known. 2 copies. Typed carbon copy.