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Horace Montgomery collection of Howell Cobb family papers

Horace Montgomery collection of Howell Cobb family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Horace Montgomery collection of Howell Cobb family papers
Creator: Montgomery, Horace, 1906-2001
Inclusive Dates: 1820-1870
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms4484
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Howell Cobb was born on September 17, 1815, the son of Sarah Rootes and John Addison Cobb. The Cobb family moved to Athens, Georgia around 1819, where Howell attended the University of Georgia and graduated in 1834. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1843 to 1851 and then again in 1855 to 1857. He was the Speaker of the House from 1849 to 1851. He was the governor of Georgia from 1851 to 1853. He served under President Buchanan as the Secretary of Treasury from 1857 to 1860. When Georgia seceded in 1861, he also left, and served as the president of the Provisional Confederate Congress from 1861 to 1862. He was married to Mary Ann Lamar and had twelve children, only six of whom would survive to adulthood.

John Basil Lamar (1812-1862) was a lawyer, politician, and planter, born in Milledgeville, Georgia. Lamar served as an aide to Confederate States Army General Howell Cobb, his brother-in-law and close friend.

David Crenshaw Barrow Sr. (1815-1899) was a planter who resided in Oglethorpe County and Athens, Georgia. He married Sarah Pope (d. 1855), daughter of Middleton Pope. Their children included David Crenshaw, James Middleton Pope, Thomas A., Clara Elizabeth, Ella Patience (Spalding), and Lucy M. (Cobb).

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence and printed materials regarding the family and associates of Howell Cobb. Corresponents include Mary Ann Cobb, John A. Cobb, David C. Barrow, John B. Lamar, John H. Lumpkin, Lewis Cass, Middleton Pope Barrow.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item, box, folder], Horace Montgomery collection of Howell Cobb family papers, ms4484, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Barrow, David Crenshaw, Sr., 1815-1899
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Cobb, Mary Ann Lamar, 1818-1889
Families -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
Lamar, J. B. (John Basil), 1812-1862
Legislators -- Correspondence.
Poetry -- Georgia.
Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence.

Related Collections in this Repository

Collections with related materials include Howell Cobb family papers, ms1367; Howell Cobb family papers, ms1376; David Crenshaw Barrow Sr. family papers, ms69; John B. Lamar papers, ms1479.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

13Howell Cobb - Correspondence, 1835-1849
14Howell Cobb - Correspondence, 1850-1859
15Howell Cobb - Correspondence, 1860-1867
1Clarke County - Fieri Facias [Fifa] - William Nabors, administrator of Mary W. Chatham estate v. Howell Cobb, Charles G. McKinley, 1841 August 10
1Clarke County - Indenture - Howell Cobb - William Mathews, 1842 January 26
16Howell Cobb - Mary Ann Cobb - Correspondence, 1863-1864
17Mary Ann Lamar Cobb - Correspondence, 1838-1867
18Mrs. John A. Cobb - Correspondence, 1864
19John A. Cobb - Correspondence, 1863-1868
110John B. Lamar - Correspondence, 1844-1850
111Miscellaneous correspondence
Includes letters from Pope Barrow to "sister", George W. Close(?) to William L. Grady, and Rhesa B. Howard to "Cosin"
112Howell Cobb - State, U.S. Senate materials, 1843-1849
1Petition of Amos Holton, in Relation to a Claim, Originating in the War of 1812, 1844 February 10
1Circular regarding Daniel Palmer seeking government employment - House of Representatives to Howell Cobb, H.C. Hackett, 1849
113Speech manuscript - "To the People of Georgia" - Howell Cobb, 1860 December 6
1Passport - John B. Lamar, 1848 July 11
114Poem - "The Staff"
Humorous love poem to the staff of General Cobb, and mentions Major Thomas, Captain Pope, Captain Barrow, Colonel Hood, Lieutenant Lumpkin, and Howell Cobb, Jr. by name.
1Baldwin County, Georgia - Indenture - John J. Davidson - Jesse James, 1807 March 12
115Legal documents - William Brasswell - Improper language in the presence of ladies, 1865
116Notes - Horace Montgomery