Sarah Cobb Baxter collection

Sarah Cobb Baxter collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Baxter, Sarah Spalding Cobb, 1882-1973
Title: Sarah Cobb Baxter collection
Dates: 1900-1967
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 box, 1 oversized folder
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.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of newspaper 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. The collection also includes a facsimile of the masonic documents showing the initiation, passing, and raising of George Washington.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Cobb family
Cobb, Howell N.
Cobb, Howell, 1842-1909
Cobb, William McKinley, 1866-1941
Facsimiles (reproductions)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Sarah Cobb Baxter collection, 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 N. Cobb, 1944-1957
4Correspondence, Mr. & Mrs. William McKinley Cobb, 1940-1942, undated
5Correspondence, Judge Howell Cobb, 1900-1941, undated
6Correspondence, Greeting Cards, 1922-1943, undated
7Writings, Sara Cobb Baxter, 1932, undated
8Correspondence & Brief, Zach Lamar Cobb, 1902, 1945-1948
9Copies of poems, undated
10Clippings, 1931-1957, undated
11Ephemera, Southern Travels, 1946, undated
12-14Photographs, 1909-1931, undated
OS Folder
12 matted photographs & Facsimile of the Masonic records of Frederickburg Lodge, undated