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Cobb family papers

Cobb family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Cobb family papers
Creator: Cobb family
Inclusive Dates: 1859-1919
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms1480
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of the Howell Cobb, Sr. and the Cobb family of Athens, Clarke County, Georgia. Consists primarily of correspondence to or from Howell Cobb, Sr. and concerns mainly news of family and friends, law cases, and a few references to Reconstruction politics. One letter, dated January 31, 1887 to Howell Cobb, Jr. from Burton Harrison, discusses exiled Southerners living in Europe, meeting Jefferson Davis, and the improbability of Davis being brought to trial.

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Preferred Citation

Cobb family papers, ms 1480. 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

Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Cobb, Howell, 1842-1909
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Georgia.

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