John Esten Cooke letters

John Esten Cooke letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886
Title: John Esten Cooke letters
Dates: 1861-1862
Quantity: 0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; housed in 1 document box with minor collections MS 1378 to MS 1386)
Abstract:The collection consists of two letters from John Esten Cooke to Miss Nettie, apparently his girlfriend, from 1861-1862. The letters were written from camp near Leesburg, Virginia, while Cooke was a soldier in the Confederate States Army. He wrote of the personal relationship between he and Miss Nettie, mentions his friends General Richard S. Ewell and Mrs. Curtis, and wishes to be with Jeb Stuart.
Coll. Number: ms1385(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

John Esten Cooke (1830-1886), Virginia novelist.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army.
Ewell, Richard Stoddert, 1817-1872
Stuart, Jeb, 1833-1864
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

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

John Esten Cooke letters. MS 1385. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, near Leesburg, Virginia to Nettie, 1861 September 8
1Letter, Leesburg, Virginia to Nettie, 1861 January 1