Barker, C. P. N.
Cobb, Howell N.
Cobb, Maud Barker, d. 1925
Cobb, Thomas Reade Rootes, b. 1896
Howell, Clark, 1863-1936
|Title: ||Thomas Reade Rootes (T.R.R.) Cobb family papers|
30.9 Linear feet
(65 document boxes, 1 portfolio, 2 oversized boxes, 1 card file box, 3 oversized volumes, 1 oversize folder A)
|Coll. Number: ||ms1370|
This collection concerns the great grand nephew of Thomas Reade Rootes (T.R.R.) Cobb (1823-1862). T.R.R. Cobb was considered a war hero and was killed in the Battle of Fredericksburg during the American Civil War. Several later individuals were named T.R.R. Cobb after the Confederate general, including one of his sons and a son of his brother, Howell Cobb. These two children, however, died in infancy.
Howell Cobb's son, Howell Cobb Jr., later had a son that he named after his fallen uncle - Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb IV. This T.R.R. Cobb was born in August 1868 and died in November 1898. He married Maude Barker, and they had two children, Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb (1896 - 1985) and Howell N. Cobb (1898 - 1966).
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of papers of Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb and the Cobb family from 1872-1961. Includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, printed material, legal materials relating to Cobb's law practice, financial records, and manuscript poems written by Cobb under the pseudonym of Archibald Zamphtoff.
It is important to note that this collection is not that of the original T.R.R. Cobb (1823-1862) Civil War hero, but rather of a later descendent and namesake. In some places, this collection refers to T.R.R. Cobb III, but that was also the name of Howell Cobb's son who died in infancy, so he is more commonly referred to as T.R.R. Cobb or Cobb in the collection. He is not to be confused with his namesake, his great grand uncle, the Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb who died in the Civil War.
The correspondence contains letters from Maud Barker (Cobb) to her parents Charlotte C. and C.P.N. Barker written while a student at the Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.) and letters between Cobb and Maud including correspondence during Cobb's World War I service as a clerk with the American Legation in Stockholm, Sweden (1918) and Winchester, England (1919). Other correspondence, including originals to Cobb as well as typed carbons of his replies, relates to Cobb's law practice and pertains to legal cases, politics, and the Democratic party. Additional correspondents include Howell N. Cobb, Clark Howell, and C.P.N. Barker.
The collection also includes several volumes of class notes taken by Howell N. Cobb while at Emory University (Atlanta, Ga.) and Harvard (Cambridge, Mass.) and scrapbooks containing clippings and photographs of Carolyn Cobb.
Arranged into 13 series by record type: Series 1. Correspondence, Series 2. Clippings, Series 3. Financial Papers, Series 4. Genealogy, Series 5. Legal Papers, Series 6. Miscellaneous, Series 7. Notes and Writings, Series 8. Pictures, Series 9. Printed Material, Series 10. Scrapbooks, Series 11. Oversized Materials, Series 12. Mementos, Series 13. School Notes.
Some series, such as correspondence, are more meticulously arranged than others, such as clippings which are in rough chronological order where appropriate.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb family papers, MS 1370. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Related collections in this repository: Other Cobb family papers.