Francis L. Galt letter
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Francis L. Galt letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Galt, Francis L., 1831 or 1832-1915.
Title: Francis L. Galt letter
Dates: 1906
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0946

Biographical/Historical Note

Francis L. Galt of Virginia was a surgeon in the Confederate States Navy. He served on the C.S.S. Sumter, and the C.S.S. Alabama. He was born around 1831 and died in 1915.

Scope and Content Note

This letter, dated September 11, 1906, was written from Francis L. Galt in Loudon County, Virginia to Mrs. John McIntosh Kell. Galt comments on the death and character of John Low, whom he calls "the last of the old mess of the Alabama except myself. "He also remarks on national politics of the day, and mentions William Jennings Bryan.

Index Terms

Alabama (Screw sloop)
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925.
Confederate States of America. Navy.
Galt, Francis L., 1831 or 1832-1915.
Kell, John McIntosh, 1823-1900.
Kell, Julia Blanche Monroe.
Letters (correspondence)
Low, John, 1836-1906.
United States--Politics and government--1901-1953.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Francis L. Galt letter, MS 946, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Exchange, 1975.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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

Container List

Item 1: Francis L. Galt letter to Mrs. John McIntosh Kell, 1906 September 11 ( 4.0 p. )