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John Paul Cooper family papers

John Paul Cooper family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Paul Cooper family papers
Creator: Cooper, John Paul, 1858-1927
Inclusive Dates: 1780-1970
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.25 Linear Feet (5 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number: ms4083
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Paul Cooper (1858-1927) was an entrepreneur and businessman, who worked to revive the cotton industry in the south, helping many cities, like Rome, Georgia, recover after the Civil War. He and his wife Alice Allgood Cooper (1865-1938) founded The Darlington School in 1905, and Cooper also served on the Boards of both Shorter College and Berry College.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, documents, and writings all pertaining to life, career, and family of John Paul Cooper. Materials mainly range from late nineteenth century to early twentieth century. Notable items include the poetry of John P. Cooper, family photographs, and eleven oversized copy books containing John P. Cooper's business correspondence from 1890-1912. In addition to extensive family correspondence, Cooper also corresponded regularly with other businessman, such as Benjamin D. Riegel, who owned the Trion Company in Trion, Georgia

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Paul Cooper family papers, ms4083, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Berry, Martha, 1866-1942
Brush, Charles Newcomb, 1860-1938
Businessmen -- Georgia.
Cooper, Alice Allgood, 1865-1938
Cooper, Frederick Stanley, 1897-1980
Cooper, John Frederick, 1834-1861
Cooper, Mark A. (Mark Anthony), 1800-1885
Cooper, Mark Anthony, 1890-1958
Cooper, Mark Eugene, 1842-1907
Cooper, Thomas Lackington, 1858-1934
Cooper, Walter Eugene, active 1860
Cotton -- Georgia.
Cotton manufacture -- Georgia.
Cotton manufacture -- United States -- Records and correspondence.
Cotton mills.
Hamilton, Alfred Shorter, 1857-1925
Manufactures -- Georgia.
Poetry -- Georgia.
Riegel, Benjamin Dewitt, 1877-1941
Rome (Ga.)
Shorter College

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing



11-2Benjamin D. Riegel, 1920-1924
13-4Thomas L. Cooper, 1900-1934
15The Trion Company, 1920
16Mark "Uncle Eugene" Cooper, 1897-1908
17Walter Cooper, 1898-1903
18Mark A. Cooper, 1921, 1925
19-10Frederick S. Cooper, 1918-1936
111Franklin D. Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1918
111George Aubrey of Cartersville, Georgia, 1916
111Gordon Lee, 1918
111Gutzon Borglum, 1916
111Howard Rogers, 1926-1927
111John D. Rockefeller, Jr. , 1919
111Dr. L.G. Hardman of Commerce, Georgia, 1926-1927
112Alfred S. Hamilton, 1898-1908
113Charles N. Brush, 1894-1921
114Martha Berry, 1917
115Hines Smith, 1916-1927
116Catherine Barrington King and Catherine Nephew King, 1836-1837
117Anna Habersham and Charles Barrington King, 1846-1848, 1880
118Family and friends, 1855-1913, 1970
119Business, 1897-1922


120Contract between Mark "Uncle Eugene" Cooper and John P. Cooper, 1906
121Legal Documents for John F. Cooper, 1856
122John P. Cooper's self-description for trial, circa 1898
122Documents for Judge Augustus A. Wright

Charity and Gifts

123John Paul Cooper's donations to Shorter University, 1933
123Documents for Friendship Monument, Etowah, Georgia, 1916, 1926-1927
124-25Documents for Cooper Radium Fund, 1920-1927, 1954

Schools and Colleges

126Shorter College graduation programs, 1884
127Shorter College literary magazine - The Chimes, March 1928
127Biography of Frederick S. Cooper from Shorter University, Undated
128Obituaries from Darlington School for John P. Cooper and C.N. Featherston, Undated
128Report cards for Alicia Cooper at Cooper Hall, 1942
128The Inkling, a Cooper Hall publication - vol. 10, no. 1, 1941
128Frederick S. Cooper's Princeton University report card, 1917


129Major Mark A. Cooper's journal, 1846
130Writings on Major Mark A. Cooper, 1846, 1891
131Writings of Frederick S. Cooper, Undated
132Poetry, 1887-1917
133"Old Friends" by John P. Cooper, 1921
133John Paul Cooper's instructions for Frederick S. Cooper on cleaning the Woodhaven Pool
133Memories of John F. Cooper by his brother, Mark E. Cooper, 1906
133"J.P. Cooper: A Granddaughter's Memories" by Nancy Cooper, Circa 1995


234Pages from Bible of Judge John Ward Hooper, Undated
235Pamphlet for The Farmers' Alliance, 1891
235Sarah Hooper Alexander application to the Daughters for the American Revolution, Undated
235Invitation to the inauguration of President Taft, 1909
235Official state copy of history regarding Thomas Cooper and Mark Anthony Cooper - includes correspondence of A.D. Candler to Hon. Joel Branham , 1908
235Program for Mr. Olie Towers, Jr. funeral, 2001 December 11
235Barry genealogy
235Woodhaven library dimensions, Undated
236Rosa Cooper's scrapbook, 1858-1906
237Julie King's scrapbook of Maxwelton Plantation, 1910
238Currency - Cuban, 1897
239Currency - Confederate, 1863-1864
240Currency - Fractional, 1862-1863
241Currency - Rome Railroad , 1862
242Currency - State of Massachusetts-Bay, 1780
243Newspaper clippings, 1928, 1953, Undated
12 Photostat copies of maps of Oglethorpe County, Georgia, 1866
16 reproduction prints of maps of Oglethorpe County, Georgia, 1894

Photographs and albums

244Identified photographs
245-47Unidentified photographs, 1898-Undated
348Photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Cooper, Alice Allgood Cooper, and Alicia Cooper Wright
349Family photographs, Undated
350Jefferson Davis photograph, Undated
351World War I photographs
352Landmarks and buildings, 1909, Undated
353Nova Scotia, 1905-1927
353Marblehead, Massachussetts, Undated
353"Western trip", 1911
353Flight photographs, Boston, Massachussets, Circa 1900-1907
353Unidentified home, Undated
354Frederick S. Cooper's album , 1863-Undated
355Photograph Album #8 - Cambridge
456Frederick S. Cooper photograph album #9
456Frederick S. Cooper photograph album #3
457Frederick S. Cooper photograph album #4
457John P. Cooper photograph album
458Pages from Frederick S. Cooper's photograph album, Circa 1900-1930's
459Pages from Mrs. F.S. (Watts) Cooper photograph album, Undated
459Pages from photgraph album, Undated
459F.S. Cooper's original notes for photograph albums


560Copybook, 1890-1897
561Copybook, 1897-1901
562Copybook, 1902-1903
563Copybook, 1903-1904
564Copybook, 1904
565Copybook, 1905-1906
566Copybook, 1907-1909
567Copybook, 1909-1910
568Copybook, 1910-1911
569Copybook, 1911
570Copybook, 1911-1912