|Title:||Lucy Cobb Institute student's letter|
|Dates:||1871 January 2|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
"In 1854 [T.R.R. Cobb's] sister, Laura Cobb Rutherford, appealed for a female high school in Athens. Cobb responded by raising money and organizing a group of trustees to form the Athens Female High School. The school opened in January 1859 and was soon renamed the Lucy Cobb Institute in honor of Cobb's eldest daughter, who died of fever at age thirteen in 1858." -- "Thomas Read Rootes Cobb" New Georgia Encyclopedia (Retrieved January 2007) http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2487
The collection consists of a two-page letter, dated January 2, 1871, written by a young woman, Regina, a student at Lucy Cobb Institute, to her father.
Lucy Cobb Institute student's letter. MS 2392. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.