Matthias Welles letter
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Matthias Welles letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Welles, Matthias, 1819-1899.
Title: Matthias Welles letter
Dates: 1844
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0851

Biographical/Historical Note

Matthias Welles (1819-1899) was the son of Charles T. Welles of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania. He was born in Pennsylvania, married Mary Ann Ackley on February 21, 1849, and died in New York in 1899.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Matthias Welles to his father, Charles T. Welles, 1844. In the letter, Welles describes Savannah and tells of his plans to go to Matanzas, Cuba. He writes of national politics and the annexation of Texas. He also mentions several people. Charles T. Welles was in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania.

Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Savannah (Ga.)--Description and travel.
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846.
United States--Politics and government--1841-1845.
Welles, Matthias, 1819-1899.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Schindler's Antique Shop, Charleston, South Carolina.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Matthias Welles letter, MS 851, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1951.


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: Matthias Welles to his father, Charles T. Welles. Savannah, 1844 November 19 ( 3.0 p. )
Describes Savannah; plans to go to Matanzas; writes of national politics and annexation of Texas; mentions several persons.