Sarah Cobb Baxter

Sarah Cobb Baxter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Baxter, Sarah Spalding Cobb, 1882-1973
Creator: Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Title: Sarah Cobb Baxter
Dates: 1858-1967
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of letters, clippings, writings by Mrs. Baxter, and ephemeral material relating chiefly to the various members of the Cobb family. In addition, there are some letters of Howell N. Cobb, Judge Howell Cobb, and Mr. and Mrs. William McKinley Cobb as well as a large number of photographs. Included are facsimiles of the masonic documents showing the initiation, passing, and raising of George Washington and the Congressional Act admitting California to statehood signed by Howell Cobb, and framed pictures of Robert E. Lee and Richard B. Russell.
Coll. Number: ms1248

Biographical/Historical Note

Sarah Cobb Baxter was the daughter of Judge Howell Cobb and Mary McKinley Cobb of Athens, Georgia, and granddaughter of General Howell Cobb. She was married to Richard Bolling Baxter of Sparta, but spent most of her life in Athens.

Howell Cobb (1842-1909), son of General Howell Cobb, was an Athens attorney. He married Mary McKinley. He was a judge and a professor of law at the University of Georgia.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.).
Cobb, Howell N. -- Correspondence
Cobb, Howell, 1842-1909 -- Correspondence
Cobb, William McKinley, 1866-1941 -- Correspondence
Cobb, William McKinley, Mrs. -- Correspondence
Facsimiles (reproductions)
Lee, Robert E., (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 -- Pictorial works
Legislative acts.
Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971 -- Pictorial works
Statehood (American politics).
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Freemasonry

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sarah Cobb Baxter, 1858-1967. MS 1248. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11General correspondence, 1927-1957
2Correspondence- General, 1958-1967; Undated
3Correspondence- Howell Cobb
4Correspondence- Mr. & Mrs. William McKinley Cobb
5Correspondence- Cobb, Judge Howell
6Correspondence- Greeting Cards
7Writings- Articles
8Correspondence, Zach Cobb
9Writings- Copies of poems
11Ephemera- Southern Travels
3Facsimile of the Masonic records of Frederickburg Lodge
4Facsimile of the act to admit California as a state