"In a satchel"
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"In a satchel"

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Kohler, Felix, b. approximately 1870.
Title: "In a satchel"
Dates: circa 1936
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1440

Biographical/Historical Note

Birth and death dates for Felix Kohler are not available, but information provided by the donor indicates that he was a contemporary of actor Charles Coburn (1877-1961), with whom he performed in Savannah theaters in Georgia. The Savannah, Georgia city directories between 1890 and 1910 list Kohler as a travel agent and as a general manager of the Colonial Amusement Company. It is known that he married Bertha Glaser of Macon, Georgia. Kohler left Savannah sometime after 1910, living for a time in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mason City, Iowa.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a short story by Felix Kohler entitled "In a Satchel" (circa 1936) that is presented as non-fiction. It was written by Kohler for publication in a serial and outlines an unusual chain of events that leads to romance between Larry Callaway of Claxton, Georgia and Amelia Leader of Vidalia, Georgia sometime after the Spanish-American War (1898). Evidence concerning the existence of Callaway and Leader could not be found.

Index Terms

Callaway, Amelia Leader.
Callaway, Larry.
Kohler, Felix, b. approximately 1870.
Short stories.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donor was the great-nephew of Felix Kohler's wife, Bertha Glaser.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], "In a satchel", MS 1440, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of J. Morton Williams, Jr., 1989.


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



1Item 1: "In a satchel", circa 1936