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Jefferson Davis letter to Mary Lamar Cobb

Jefferson Davis letter to Mary Lamar Cobb

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jefferson Davis letter to Mary Lamar Cobb
Creator: Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Inclusive Dates: 1888 October 2
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms464
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was a Mexican War hero, U.S. senator from Mississippi, U.S. secretary of war and president of the Confederate States of America throughout the American Civil War.

For more information, see the article "Jefferson Davis" in the Encyclopedia Britannica Online.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter: dated Beauvoir, Mississippi, October 2, 1888, "My dear Mrs. Cobb," signed "Jefferson Davis," regarding allegations that prisoners were starved during confinement at Andersonville Prison, and supplies sent to the prison from General Howell Cobb's plantation.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jefferson Davis letter to Mary Lamar Cobb, ms464, 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

Andersonville Prison
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Cobb, Mary Ann Lamar, 1818-1889 -- Correspondence
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1888 October 2