Cobb family papers

Cobb family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Cobb family
Creator: Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Creator: Cobb, Howell, 1842-1909
Title: Cobb family papers
Dates: 1859-1919
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 1479 and 1480)
Abstract:This minor collection consists of papers of the Howell Cobb, Sr. and the Cobb family of Athens, Clarke County, Georgia. Consists primarily of correspondence to or from Howell Cobb Sr. and concerns mainly news of family and friends, law cases, and a few references to Reconstruction politics. One letter, dated Jan. 31, 1887 to Howell Cobb Jr. from Burton Harrison, discusses exiled Southerners living in Europe, meeting Jefferson and Mrs. Davis, and the improbability of Davis being brought to trial.
Coll. Number: ms1480(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Howell Cobb (1815-1868), lawyer, politician, Civil War officer, born in Jefferson County, Georgia. Cobb married Mary Ann Lamar and children included John A., Lamar, Howell, Jr., Mary Ann, and Sarah Cobb.

For more information, see the article "Howell Cobb (1815-1868)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)
Clarke County (Ga.)
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Georgia.

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

Cobb family papers, MS 1480. 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