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George F. Kettell correspondence

Identifier: MSS 0140

Scope and Content Note

This collection of correspondence consists of photocopies of the letters from the Reverend George F. Kettell to his daughters, Mrs. Caroline (Carrie) Budd and Mrs. Catherine (Katie) Biddle. The Reverend Kettell wrote these letters while he was serving as the U. S. Consul to the Grand Duchy of Baden in Karlsruhe, Germany from 1866-1869. His detailed letters describe his health, his functions as U. S. Consul, the local German community, and as well as other information.


  • Creation: 1866-1869


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S.Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library,

Biographical Note

Dr. Kettell was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 18, 1817. From 1929 to 1934 he lived in Germany with his parent. The family returned to live in Danbury, Connecticut where Kettell studied for the ministry. By the age of 21 Reverend Kettell was serving as an itinerant Methodist clergyman. After serving as the U. S. Consul for three years, he returned to Brooklyn and served as pastor in several congregations. At the time of his death in 1883, Reverend Kettell was serving in the fourth year of his tenure as Presiding Elder of the New York District.


26 item (113 pages)


Reverend George F. Kettell letters to his daughters, while he was serving as the U. S. Consul to the Grand Duchy of Baden in Karlsruhe, Germany from 1866-1869.


Gift of Mr. James H. McNeal, 1971..

Shelving Summary

Box 1: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes


Processed by Anita A. Wellner, 1991. Encoded by Caitlin Farthing, April 2013.

Finding aid for George F. Kettell correspondence
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2013 April 3
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

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