M. Edward Wilson photograph album
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M. Edward Wilson photograph album

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Unknown.
Title: M. Edward Wilson photograph album
Dates: 1900
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 1569

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a photograph album containing fifteen images taken by Savannah photographs M. Edward Wilson on March 20, 1900, of the Barracouta, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kelly, their crew, and the U.S.S. Hamilton. The images were taken during Admiral George Dewey's voyage on the yacht. Admiral Dewey, naval hero of Maila Bay, Philippine Islands in 1898, visited Savannah, Georgia, on March 20, 1900. Dewey, having arrived in the city the previous evening, was greeted by patriotic crowds and escorted to the U.S.S. Hamilton, where he was to take a cruise down the Savannah River, touring several sites, including the quarantine station and Fort Screven. While on board the Hamilton, Dewey became ill and could not continue the cruise. He was transferred to the private yacht, Barracouta, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kelly of New York, and escorted back to the city to recuperate (for more information, see Savannah Morning News, March 20-22, 1900).

Index Terms

Dewey, George, 1837-1917
Photograph albums.
Savannah River (Ga. and S.C.)
Wilson, M. Edward.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], M. Edward Wilson photograph album, MS 1569, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Roger Warlick, 1991.


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



1Photograph album

1569-01 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kelly on bridge of yacht Barracouta

1569-02 U.S.S. Hamilton, 12 noon

1569-03 U.S.S. Hamilton, 5 p.m

1569-04 Mr. Kirkland, Mrs. Kelly, Mr. T. Hopkins, Miss Eugenic, Mr. E. Kelly, Mr. L. Meyers

1569-05 Mr. Kirkland, Mrs. Kelly, Mr. T. Hopkins, Miss Eugenic, Mr. E. Kelly, Mr. L. Meyers

1569-06 Mr. and Mrs. E. Kelly, J. Lund (Quick?), P.C. Tilly, C.H. Goebel

1569-07 Crew of the Barracouta

1569-08 Quarter deck of the Barracouta

1569-09 Sitting room of the Barracouta

1569-10 Dining room (dinner) of the Barracouta

1569-11 Dining room (lunch) of the Barracouta

1569-12 Dining room (lunch) of the Barracouta

1569-13 "Blue" room of the Barracouta

1569-14 "Red" room of the Barracouta

1569-15 "Green" room of the Barracouta