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Howell Cobb family papers

Howell Cobb family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Howell Cobb family papers
Creator: Cobb family
Inclusive Dates: 1824-1888
Language: English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms1367
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of receipts of General Howell Cobb and correspondence of the Cobb family of Athens, Georgia, from 1824-1888. Several letters from Harry L. Flash to Howell Cobb pertain to the sale of the MACON TELEGRAPH. Two letters of particular interest: dated Richmond, July 24, 1861, "Dear Wife," signed "Howell Cobb," regarding battle and people killed in battle; dated Athens, June 15, 1861, "Dear Brother," signed "Thomas R. R. Cobb," regarding formation of a legion. Correspondence after 1868 mainly regards Mary Ann Cobb and social life in Georgia.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by item type.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Howell Cobb family papers, ms 1367, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861.
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Cobb, Mary Ann Lamar, 1818-1889
Cobb, Thomas Reade Rootes, 1823-1862
Confederate States of America. Army. Cobb's Legion. Cavalry Battalion
Correspondence.
Georgia -- Social life and customs.
Macon telegraph (Macon, Ga. : Newspaper)
Receipts (financial records)
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Receipts, 1865-1868, undated
 
12-11Letters, 1824-1888