R. M. Rybolt collection

R. M. Rybolt collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Creator: Rybolt, R. M., (Bob)
Title: R. M. Rybolt collection
Dates: before 1987
Quantity: 0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 2431, 2436, 2440, 2441, 2458, 2474, 2484, 2524, 2531, & 2532 housed together)
Coll. Number: ms2532(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

"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)

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Cabinet officers--United States--Correspondence.
Cabinet officers--United States--Pictorial works.
Cobb family
Cobb family -- Pictorial works
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868 -- Childhood and youth
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868 -- Correspondence
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868 -- Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868 -- Pictorial works
Governors--Georgia--Pictorial works.
Legislators--United States--Correspondence.
Legislators--United States--Pictorial works.
United States. Congress. House. -- Speakers--Correspondence
United States. Congress. House. -- Speakers--Pictorial works

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

R. M. Rybolt collection, before 1987. MS 2532. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1 From Start to Finish Book