Lucy Cobb Institute student's letter

Lucy Cobb Institute student's letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Lucy Cobb Institute student's letter
Dates: 1871 January 2
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms2392

Biographical/Historical Note

"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)

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.). -- Students--Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lucy Cobb Institute student's letter. MS 2392. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1871 January 2