Howell Cobb family papers

Howell Cobb family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Cobb family
Title: Howell Cobb family papers
Dates: 1824-1888
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms1367

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of receipts of General Howell Cobb and correspondence of the Cobb family of Athens, Georgia, from 1824-1888. Several letters from Harry L. Flash to Howell Cobb pertain to the sale of the MACON TELEGRAPH. Two letters of particular interest: dated Richmond, July 24, 1861, “Dear Wife,” signed “Howell Cobb,” regarding battle and people killed in battle; dated Athens, June 15, 1861, “Dear Brother,” signed “Thomas R. R. Cobb,” regarding formation of a legion. Correspondence after 1868 mainly regards Mary Ann Cobb and social life in Georgia.


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Index Terms

Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861.
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Cobb, Mary Ann Lamar, 1818-1889
Cobb, Thomas Reade Rootes, 1823-1862
Confederate States of America. Army. Cobb's Legion. Cavalry Battalion.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Macon telegraph (Macon, Ga. : Newspaper)
Receipts (financial records)
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Howell Cobb family papers, ms 1367, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Receipts, 1865-1868, undated
2-11Letters, 1824-1888