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Kell, John McIntosh (1823-1900) to Carrie Kell

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00684.18 Author/Creator: Kell, John McIntosh (1823-1900) Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 June 1892 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Writes to his daughter, Carrie, in reply to a letter from her. Talks about his gardens at length and mentions a drought that makes "travelling on the Rail Road unbearable." Reports the birth of a grandchild named Walton Carroll. Written on printed stationery of the Georgia Adjutant General's office. Signed with initials, "Your affectionate Father J.M.K."

People: Kell, John McIntosh, 1823-1900.
Kell, Carrie, fl. 1892.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Confederate General or Leader, Children and Family, Railroad

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