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Thomas Reade Rootes (T.R.R.) Cobb family papers

Thomas Reade Rootes (T.R.R.) Cobb family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas Reade Rootes (T.R.R.) Cobb family papers
Creator: Zamphtoff, Archibald
Creator: Barker, C. P. N.
Creator: Cobb, Howell N.
Creator: Cobb, Maud Barker, -1925
Creator: Cobb, Thomas Reade Rootes, 1896-
Creator: Howell, Clark, 1863-1936
Inclusive Dates: 1872-1961
Language: English
Extent: 30.9 Linear Feet (65 document boxes, 1 portfolio, 2 oversized boxes, 1 card file box, 3 oversized volumes, 1 oversize folder A)
Collection Number: ms1370
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

This collection concerns the great grand nephew of Thomas Reade Rootes (T.R.R.) Cobb (1823-1862). T.R.R. Cobb was considered a war hero and was killed in the Battle of Fredericksburg during the American Civil War. Several later individuals were named T.R.R. Cobb after the Confederate general, including one of his sons and a son of his brother, Howell Cobb. These two children, however, died in infancy.

Howell Cobb's son, Howell Cobb Jr., later had a son that he named after his fallen uncle - Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb IV. This T.R.R. Cobb was born in August 1868 and died in November 1898. He married Maude Barker, and they had two children, Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb (1896 - 1985) and Howell N. Cobb (1898 - 1966).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb and the Cobb family from 1872-1961. Includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, printed material, legal materials relating to Cobb's law practice, financial records, and manuscript poems written by Cobb under the pseudonym of Archibald Zamphtoff.

It is important to note that this collection is not that of the original T.R.R. Cobb (1823-1862) Civil War hero, but rather of a later descendent and namesake. In some places, this collection refers to T.R.R. Cobb III, but that was also the name of Howell Cobb's son who died in infancy, so he is more commonly referred to as T.R.R. Cobb or Cobb in the collection. He is not to be confused with his namesake, his great grand uncle, the Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb who died in the Civil War.

The correspondence contains letters from Maud Barker (Cobb) to her parents Charlotte C. and C.P.N. Barker written while a student at the Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.) and letters between Cobb and Maud including correspondence during Cobb's World War I service as a clerk with the American Legation in Stockholm, Sweden (1918) and Winchester, England (1919). Other correspondence, including originals to Cobb as well as typed carbons of his replies, relates to Cobb's law practice and pertains to legal cases, politics, and the Democratic party. Additional correspondents include Howell N. Cobb, Clark Howell, and C.P.N. Barker.

The collection also includes several volumes of class notes taken by Howell N. Cobb while at Emory University (Atlanta, Ga.) and Harvard (Cambridge, Mass.) and scrapbooks containing clippings and photographs of Carolyn Cobb.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged into 13 series by record type: Series 1. Correspondence, Series 2. Clippings, Series 3. Financial Papers, Series 4. Genealogy, Series 5. Legal Papers, Series 6. Miscellaneous, Series 7. Notes and Writings, Series 8. Pictures, Series 9. Printed Material, Series 10. Scrapbooks, Series 11. Oversized Materials, Series 12. Mementos, Series 13. School Notes.

Some series, such as correspondence, are more meticulously arranged than others, such as clippings which are in rough chronological order where appropriate.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb family papers, MS 1370. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 September 11.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American poetry.
Barker, Charlotte C.
Cobb, Carolyn Dana
College students -- Georgia.
Democratic Party (Ga.)
Emory University
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Harvard University
Lawyers -- Georgia.
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.)
Manuscripts (documents)
Poets, American -- Georgia.
Universities and colleges -- Georgia.
World War, 1914-1918.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Other Cobb family papers.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Correspondence, 1827-1961

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111827
121840
131853
141867
151872-1879
161881
171885
181886
191887
1101888
1111889
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211890 January-March
221890 April-July
231890 August-October
241890 November-December
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311891 January-March
321891 April-May
331891 June-July
341891 August
351891 September
361891 October
371891 November-December
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411892
421893
431894 January-May
441894 June-December
451895 January-August
461895 September-December
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511896 January
521896 February-March
531896 April
541896 May
551896 June
561896 July
571896 August
581896 September
591896 October
5101896 November
5111896 December
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611897 January
621897 February-March
631897 April
641897 May-June
651897 July
661897 August-September
671897 October-November
681897 December
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711898 January
721898 February
731898 March
741898 April
751898 May
761898 June-July
771898 August-October
781898 November-December
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811899
821890-1899
831900 January-July
841900 August
851900 September
861900 October
871900 November-December
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911901 January-October
921901 November-December
931902 January-July
941902 August-December
951903 January-May
961903 June-August
971903 September-December
981904 January-May
991904 June-December
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1011905
1021906
1031907
1041908 January-February
1051908 March-July
1061908 August-December
1071909
1081900-1909
1091910
10101911
10111912
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1111913 January-July
1121913 August
1131913 September-October
1141913 November-December
1151914 January-June
1161914 July-December
1171915 January-June
1181915 July-August
1191915 September-December
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1211916 January-July
1221916 August-December
1231917 January-March
1241917 April-December
1251918 January
1261918 February
1271918 March-April
1281918 May-June
1291918 July
12101918 August
12111918 September-December
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1311919 January-February
1321919 March-May
1331919 June-September
1341919 October-December
1351920 January
1361920 February-March
1371920 April
1381920 May-July
1391920 August-December
13101921 January-March
13111921 April-May
13121921 June-August
13131921 September-December
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1411922 January
1421922 February-April
1431922 May
1441922 June-August
1451922 September-December
1461923 January-March
1471923 April-May
1481923 June
1491923 July-August
14101923 September-December
14111924 January-February
14121924 March-April
14131924 May-June
14141924 July
14151924 August
14161924 September
14171924 October
14181924 November
14191924 December
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1511925 January
1521925 February
1531925 March
1541925 April
1551925 May
1561925 June
1571925 July-September
1581925 October
1591925 November
15101925 December 1-26
15111925 December 27-28
15121925 December 29-31
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1611926 January 1-7
1621926 January 8-16
1631926 January 17-31
1641926 February
1651926 March
1661926 April
1671926 May-July
1681926 August-December
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1711927 January-May
1721927 June-July
1731927 August-December
1741928 January-August
1751928 September
1761928 October
1771928 November
1781928 December
1791929 January
17101929 February
17111929 March
17121929 April-May
17131929 June-August
17141929 September-October
17151929 November-December
17161920-1929
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1811930 January-March
1821930 April-May
1831930 June-September
1841930 October
1851930 November-December
1861931 January
1871931 February
1881931 March
1891931 April-May
18101931 June-August
18111931 September-December
18121932 January-March
18131932 April-May
18141932 June-August
18151932 September-November
18161932 December
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1911933 January-February
1921933 March
1931933 April-July
1941933 August-October
1951933 November-December
1961934 January-February
1971934 March
1981934 April
1991934 May
19101934 June-July
19111934 August
19121934 September-October
19131934 November
19141934 December
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2011935 January
2021935 February-March
2031935 April
2041935 May
2051935 June
2061935 July
2071935 August
2081935 September-October
2091935 November-December
20101936 January-March
20111936 April-December
20121937 January-July
20131937 August-December
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2111938 January-March
2121938 April-September
2131938 October-December
2141939 January-May
2151939 June
2161939 July-November
2171939 December
2181930-1939
2191940 January-March
21101940 April-May
21111940 June-July
21121940 August-September
21131940 October-November
21141940 December
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2211941 January-March
2221941 April-June
2231941 July
2241941 August-September
2251941 October
2261941 November
2271941 December
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2311942 January
2321942 February
2331942 March
2341942 April
2351942 May
2361942 June
2371942 July
2381942 August
2391942 September
23101942 October
23111942 November
23121942 December
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2411943 January
2421943 February
2431943 March-April
2441943 May-June
2451943 July-August
2461944 January-February
2471944 March-June
2481944 July-September
2491944 October-November
24101944 December
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2511945 January-February
2521945 March
2531945 April
2541945 May-June
2551945 July-December
2561946 January-March
2571946 April-May
2581946 June-December
2591947 January-May
25101947 June-August
25111947 September-December
25121948 January
25131948 February-March
25141948 April-November
25151948 December
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2611949 January-April
2621949 May-November
2631949 December
2641940-1949
2651950 January-May
2661950 June-November
2671950 December
2681951 January-May
2691951 June
26101951 July-November
26111951 December
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2711952 January-February
2721952 March-June
2731952 July-September
2741952 October-December
2751953
2761954 January-April
2771954 May-November
2781954 December
2791955 January-June
27101955 July-December
27111956
27121957
27131958
27141959
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2811960 January-March
2821960 April
2831960 May-September
2841960 October-November
2851960 December
2861961 January-February
2871961 March-December
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291-22Not dated
boxfolder
301-14Not dated
 

Newspaper clippings

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31Clippings
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32Clippings
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33Clippings
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34Clippings
 

Financial documents

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35Financial
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36Financial
box
37Financial
box
38Financial
 
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39Genealogy
 

Legal Documents

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40Personal
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41Personal
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42Miscellaneous
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43Miscellaneous
box
44Miscellaneous
 

Ephemera

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451Blueprints
452-6Cards
457Carolyn Dana Cobb
458Filed Plaques
459Map
4510-19Names, Addresses, and Numbers
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461-4Postcards
465-6Programs
467Ration Stamps
468Stamps
469VA Papers
4610WW II Papers
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47Miscellaneous
oversized_box
67Wedding veil
oversized_box
68Visiting cards (2 sets), baby tag, string ribbons, award ribbons, medals, baby bootie
 

Writing

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48Notes, writing
box
49Notes, writing
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50Notes, writing
box
51Notes, writing
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52Notes, writing
box
53Notes, writing
box
54Notes, writing
 

Photographs

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551American Legation, Consulate General, Stockholm, Sweden, 1918
552Barker Family
553Bishop, Harriet Palmer Young
554Camp McCain-Grenada, MS
555Carpenter, Caroline Matilda Young
556Clark, Susie & family
557Cobb, Howell
558Cobb (Howell & Mary) gravestone
559Cobb, Howell (Judge)
5510Cobb, Howell Nesmith-fldr. 1
5511Cobb, Howell Nesmith-fldr. 2
5512Cobb, John Addison
5513Cobb, Mrs. John Addison
5514Cobb, Ned M.
5515Cobb, T.R.R. (grandson? of T.R.R. Cobb) & family
5516Cobb, T.R.R. III
5517Cobb, T.R.R. III. As a baby
5518Cobb, T.R.R. III. With others
5519Cobb, T.R.R. III. Family-fldr. 1
5520Cobb, T.RR. III. Family- fldr. 2
5521Cobb, T.RR. III. Family- fldr. 3
5522Cobb, T.R.R. III. Family-fldr. 4 (negatives only)
5523Cobb, T.RR. III. Family-fldr. 5 (negatives only)
5524Cobb, T.RR. III. Family-fldr. 6 (negatives only)
5525Cobb, Mr. & Mrs. William McKinley
5526Cobb, Mr. & Mrs. Zach Lamar
5527Confederate veterans group (incl. Judge Howell Cobb)
5528Cooper, Sam Inman. As a baby
5529"Evangeline" (Passenger ship)
5530Flagler's Overseas Railway
5531Hackney (?), Patterson
5532Lester family
5533Lipscomb, Andrew & Blanche
5534McKinley, Ann Andrews (as baby) & Pauline McKinley (her aunt)
5535McKinley, William (Col.)
5536Oregon trip
5537Rootes, Thomas Reade
5538Taylor, Lucy B.
5539Tintype-Unidentified lady
5540World War I training camp (?)
5541World War I. U.S. Military Instruction Camp. Asheville, N.C.
5542Miscellaneous & unidentified
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56Negatives & Scrapbook
 

Printed material

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57Miscellaneous
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58Miscellaneous
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59Miscellaneous
 

Scrapbooks

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60Scrapbooks
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61Scrapbooks
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62Scrapbooks
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63Scrapbooks
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64Scrapbooks
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65Scrapbooks
oversized_box
66Scrapbooks
 

Awards

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1ADiplomas, military roster
oversized_box
66Diplomas and Certificates
 

School notes

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1Emory Notes, 1923-1924
volume
2Harvard Notes, 1924-1925
volume
3Harvard Notes, 1928-1929