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John Esten Cooke letters

John Esten Cooke letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Esten Cooke letters
Creator: Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886
Inclusive Dates: 1861
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (2 letters)
Collection Number: ms1385
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Esten Cooke (1830-1886) was a novelist, biographer, and veteran of the American Civil War (1861–1865).

For more information, see the article "John Esten Cooke (1830–1886)" at Encyclopedia Virginia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two letters: dated Howitzer Battery, Leesburg, January 1, 1861, signed "John Esten Cooke," regarding orders, "the affair in Richmond," and Cooke's worries; dated Camp near Leesburg, September 8, 1861, signed "John Esten Cooke," regarding Cooke's friends, and his personal relationship with Miss Nettie.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Esten Cooke letters, ms 1385. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Confederate States of America. Army
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1861