Thomas Reade Rootes (T.R.R.) Cobb family papers

Thomas Reade Rootes (T.R.R.) Cobb family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Barker, C. P. N.
Creator: Cobb, Howell N.
Creator: Cobb, Maud Barker, d. 1925
Creator: Cobb, Thomas Reade Rootes, b. 1896
Creator: Howell, Clark, 1863-1936
Creator: Zamphtoff, Archibald
Title: Thomas Reade Rootes (T.R.R.) Cobb family papers
Dates: 1872-1961
Quantity: 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

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Arrangement

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.


Index Terms

American poetry--20th century.
Barker, Charlotte C.
Cobb, Carolyn Dana
College students--Georgia.
Democratic Party (Ga.).
Emory University.
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Harvard University.
Lawyers--Georgia.
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.).
Manuscripts (document genre)
Poets, American--Georgia.
Universities and colleges--Georgia.
World War, 1914-1918.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb family papers, MS 1370. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Other Cobb family papers.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Correspondence, 1827-1961, undated

BoxFolder
111827
21840
31853
41867
51872-1879
61881
71885
81886
91887
101888
111889
BoxFolder
211890 January-March
21890 April-July
31890 August-October
41890 November-December
BoxFolder
311891 January-March
21891 April-May
31891 June-July
41891 August
51891 September
61891 October
71891 November-December
BoxFolder
411892
21893
31894 January-May
41894 June-December
51895 January-August
61895 September-December
BoxFolder
511896 January
21896 February-March
31896 April
41896 May
51896 June
61896 July
71896 August
81896 September
91896 October
101896 November
111896 December
BoxFolder
611897 January
21897 February-March
31897 April
41897 May-June
51897 July
61897 August-September
71897 October-November
81897 December
BoxFolder
711898 January
21898 February
31898 March
41898 April
51898 May
61898 June-July
71898 August-October
81898 November-December
BoxFolder
811899
21890's undated
31900 January-July
41900 August
51900 September
61900 October
71900 November-December
BoxFolder
911901 January-October
21901 November-December
31902 January-July
41902 August-December
51903 January-May
61903 June-August
71903 September-December
81904 January-May
91904 June-December
BoxFolder
1011905
21906
31907
41908 January-February
51908 March-July
61908 August-December
71909
81900's undated
91910
101911
111912
BoxFolder
1111913 January-July
21913 August
31913 September-October
41913 November-December
51914 January-June
61914 July-December
71915 January-June
81915 July-August
91915 September-December
BoxFolder
1211916 January-July
21916 August-December
31917 January-March
41917 April-December
51918 January
61918 February
71918 March-April
81918 May-June
91918 July
101918 August
111918 September-December
BoxFolder
1311919 January-February
21919 March-May
31919 June-September
41919 October-December
51920 January
61920 February-March
71920 April
81920 May-July
91920 August-December
101921 January-March
111921 April-May
121921 June-August
131921 September-December
BoxFolder
1411922 January
21922 February-April
31922 May
41922 June-August
51922 September-December
61923 January-March
71923 April-May
81923 June
91923 July-August
101923 September-December
111924 January-February
121924 March-April
131924 May-June
141924 July
151924 August
161924 September
171924 October
181924 November
191924 December
BoxFolder
1511925 January
21925 February
31925 March
41925 April
51925 May
61925 June
71925 July-September
81925 October
91925 November
101925 December 1-26
111925 December 27-28
121925 December 29-31
BoxFolder
1611926 January 1-7
21926 January 8-16
31926 January 17-31
41926 February
51926 March
61926 April
71926 May-July
81926 August-December
BoxFolder
1711927 January-May
21927 June-July
31927 August-December
41928 January-August
51928 September
61928 October
71928 November
81928 December
91929 January
101929 February
111929 March
121929 April-May
131929 June-August
141929 September-October
151929 November-December
161920's undated
BoxFolder
1811930 January-March
21930 April-May
31930 June-September
41930 October
51930 November-December
61931 January
71931 February
81931 March
91931 April-May
101931 June-August
111931 September-December
121932 January-March
131932 April-May
141932 June-August
151932 September-November
161932 December
BoxFolder
1911933 January-February
21933 March
31933 April-July
41933 August-October
51933 November-December
61934 January-February
71934 March
81934 April
91934 May
101934 June-July
111934 August
121934 September-October
131934 November
141934 December
BoxFolder
2011935 January
21935 February-March
31935 April
41935 May
51935 June
61935 July
71935 August
81935 September-October
91935 November-December
101936 January-March
111936 April-December
121937 January-July
131937 August-December
BoxFolder
2111938 January-March
21938 April-September
31938 October-December
41939 January-May
51939 June
61939 July-November
71939 December
81930's undated
91940 January-March
101940 April-May
111940 June-July
121940 August-September
131940 October-November
141940 December
BoxFolder
2211941 January-March
21941 April-June
31941 July
41941 August-September
51941 October
61941 November
71941 December
BoxFolder
2311942 January
21942 February
31942 March
41942 April
51942 May
61942 June
71942 July
81942 August
91942 September
101942 October
111942 November
121942 December
BoxFolder
2411943 January
21943 February
31943 March-April
41943 May-June
51943 July-August
61944 January-February
71944 March-June
81944 July-September
91944 October-November
101944 December
BoxFolder
2511945 January-February
21945 March
31945 April
41945 May-June
51945 July-December
61946 January-March
71946 April-May
81946 June-December
91947 January-May
101947 June-August
111947 September-December
121948 January
131948 February-March
141948 April-November
151948 December
BoxFolder
2611949 January-April
21949 May-November
31949 December
41940's undated
51950 January-May
61950 June-November
71950 December
81951 January-May
91951 June
101951 July-November
111951 December
BoxFolder
2711952 January-February
21952 March-June
31952 July-September
41952 October-December
51953
61954 January-April
71954 May-November
81954 December
91955 January-June
101955 July-December
111956
121957
131958
141959
BoxFolder
2811960 January-March
21960 April
31960 May-September
41960 October-November
51960 December
61961 January-February
71961 March-December
BoxFolder
291-22[n.d.]
BoxFolder
301-14[n.d.]
 

Series 2: Clippings

BoxBoxBoxBox
34333231Series 2 Clippings
 

Series 3: Financial Papers

BoxBoxBoxBox
36353837Series 3 Financial Papers
 

Series 4: Genealogy

Box
39Series 4 Genealogy
 

Series 5: Legal papers

BoxBox
4140



Subseries 5A: Legal Papers (Personal)

BoxBoxBox
444342



Subseries 5B: Legal Papers

 

Series 6: Miscellaneous

BoxFolder
451Blueprints
2-6Cards
7Carolyn Dana Cobb
8Filed Plaques
9Map
10-19Names, Addresses, and Numbers
BoxFolder
461-4Postcards
5-6Programs
7Ration Stamps
8Stamps
9VA Papers
10WW II Papers
Box
47Miscellaneous
 

Series 7: Notes and Writings

BoxBoxBoxBoxBoxBoxBox
53525150544849Series 7 Notes and Writings
 

Series 8: Pictures

BoxFolder
551American Legation, Consulate General, Stockholm, Sweden, 1918
2Barker Family
3Bishop, Harriet Palmer Young
4Camp McCain-Grenada, MS
5Carpenter, Caroline Matilda Young
6Clark, Susie & family
7Cobb, Howell
8Cobb (Howell & Mary) gravestone
9Cobb, Howell (Judge)
10Cobb, Howell Nesmith-fldr. 1
11Cobb, Howell Nesmith-fldr. 2
12Cobb, John Addison
13Cobb, Mrs. John Addison
14Cobb, Ned M.
15Cobb, T.R.R. (grandson? of T.R.R. Cobb) & family
16Cobb, T.R.R. III
17Cobb, T.R.R. III. As a baby
18Cobb, T.R.R. III. With others
19Cobb, T.R.R. III. Family-fldr. 1
20Cobb, T.RR. III. Family- fldr. 2
21Cobb, T.RR. III. Family- fldr. 3
22Cobb, T.R.R. III. Family-fldr. 4 (negatives only)
23Cobb, T.RR. III. Family-fldr. 5 (negatives only)
24Cobb, T.RR. III. Family-fldr. 6 (negatives only)
25Cobb, Mr. & Mrs. William McKinley
26Cobb, Mr. & Mrs. Zach Lamar
27Confederate veterans group (incl. Judge Howell Cobb)
28Cooper, Sam Inman. As a baby
29"Evangeline" (Passenger ship)
30Flagler's Overseas Railway
31Hackney (?), Patterson
32Lester family
33Lipscomb, Andrew & Blanche
34McKinley, Ann Andrews (as baby) & Pauline McKinley (her aunt)
35McKinley, William (Col.)
36Oregon trip
37Rootes, Thomas Reade
38Taylor, Lucy B.
39Tintype-Unidentified lady
40World War I training camp (?)
41World War I. U.S. Military Instruction Camp. Asheville, N.C.
42Miscellaneous & unidentified
Box
56Negatives & Scrapbook
 

Series 9: Printed Material

BoxBoxBox
575859Series 9 Printed Material
 

Series 10: Scrapbooks

BoxBoxBoxBoxBoxBox
606162636465Series 10 Scrapbooks
 

Series 11: Oversized Materials

OS Folder
1ADiplomas, military roster
OS Box
66Diplomas and Certificates
Scrapbooks
 

Series 12: Mementos

OS Box
67Wedding veil
OS Box
68Visiting cards (2 sets), baby tag, string ribbons, award ribbons, medals, baby bootie
 

School notes

Volume
1Emory Notes, 1923-1924
Volume
2Harvard Notes, 1924-1925
Volume
3Harvard Notes, 1928-1929