|Creator:||Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868|
|Creator:||Rybolt, R. M., (Bob)|
|Title:||R. M. Rybolt collection|
|Quantity:||0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 2431, 2436, 2440, 2441, 2458, 2474, 2484, 2524, 2531, & 2532 housed together)|
"A mid-nineteenth-century politician, Howell Cobb served as congressman (1843-51; 1855-57), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1849-51), governor of Georgia (1851-53), and secretary of the treasury (1857-60). Following Georgia's secession from the Union in 1861, he served as president of the Provisional Confederate Congress (1861-62) and a major general of the Confederate army." - "Howell Cobb." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved July 25, 2008)
The collection consists of a book titled From Start to Finish assembled by R. M. (Bob) Rybolt. The book contains photographs pertaining to the Cobbs, especially Howell Cobb. Some of the photos are of Cobb's baby bed and the houses where he lived. Also included are copies and transcripts of letters by Howell Cobb.
R. M. Rybolt collection, before 1987. MS 2532. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.