Friends of Lucy Cobb manuscript collection

Friends of Lucy Cobb manuscript collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Unknown
Title: Friends of Lucy Cobb manuscript collection
Dates: 1892-1919
Quantity: 0.9 Linear feet 2 document boxes, 1 oversized folder
Coll. Number: ms2733

Biographical/Historical Note

The Lucy Cobb Institute was a boarding school for girls and young women in Athens, Georgia. It was founded in 1859 and named after a daughter of one of the school's founders, T.R.R. Cobb. Millie Rutherford was a long time teacher, administrator, and driving force behind the operation of the school. The school closed in 1931 and the University of Georgia purchased the building to use as a dormitory. In 1884 the offices of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government moved into the complex. The Seney-Stovall Chapel was built in 1882 and fully restored in 1997.

For more information, see the Lucy Cobb Institute page in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Mildred Lewis Rutherford (1852-1928) was an author and educator and resided in Athens, Georgia.

For more information, see the article "Mildred Lewis Rutherford (1851-1928)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Queen Elizabeth Holden was the great-great niece of Alexander H. Stephens.

The Lightning Bug is "A monthly magazine devoted mainly to the interests of the endowment fund for Lucy Cobb."

Nods and Becks is the year-book of the Senior class of Lucy Cobb Institute, Athens, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of materials collected by "friends" from former students at the Lucy Cobb Institute in Athens, Georgia. Included is a diary of Edna Pope, 2 letters, a card, and a photo of Pope; editions of "Nods and Becks"; a diploma to Queen Elizabeth Holden; issues of "The Lightning Bug"; and a bound notebook with events and writings. The collection also includes letters from Mildred Rutherford along with letters and writings from other Lucy Cobb Institute students.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
High school principals--Georgia--Athens--Correspondence.
Holden, Queen Elizabeth
Journals (periodicals)
Lightning bug.
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.). -- Alumni and alumnae
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.). -- Periodicals
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.). -- Students--Correspondence
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.). -- Students--Photographs
Nods and becks.
Pope, Edna -- Diaries
Pope, Edna -- Photographs
Rutherford, Mildred Lewis, 1852-1928 -- Correspondence
Shackelford, Montine
Student newspapers and periodicals--Georgia--Athens.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Friends of Lucy Cobb and Seney-Stovall manuscript collection, ms2733, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Mildred Lewis Rutherford papers, ms41; Mildred Lewis Rutherford scrapbooks, ms1686; Mildred Lewis Rutherford postcard album, ms1681; Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.) collection, ms42, ms4244; Lucy Cobb Institute photographs, ms2668; Lucy Cobb Insitute records, ms1589; Lucy Cobb Institue (Athens, Ga.) grade books, ms1636; Lucy Cobb Institute trustees extract, ms1310.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Edna Pope diary, 1893
1Photograph of Edna Pope
1Correspondence from Mildred Rutherford to Edna Pope (thanks for Christmas present; regarding entry into school)
1Rutherford to post graduates
1Fragments of letter to which are attached 2 envelopes from Rutherford; a calling card with note on verso from Rutherford
2Montine Shackelford notebook, 1894
3Lucy Cobb pamphlets
"Lucy Cobb Junior College & Academy for Young Women 1930-31"; "Student's Handbook of Rules and Regulations 1925-6"
"Preparatory Dept of Lucy Cobb, June 1921"
"9 th Annual Conference, Children of the Confederacy" at Lucy Cobb, June 1921
Williams Rutherford to dau Mildred, 7 October 1896 anticipating her return to NY from trip to Europe
Dot to Mary Ann [Lipscomb] 23 October 1905 [Dot had worked for Mary Ann at Lucy Cobb & moved to Malden Mass.
Laura Rutherford Hutchins to dau Laura Hutchins Paddock 25 December 1927, telling of fire that burned the Villa, Mildred Rutherford's home
4Typed copies of information regarding Mildred Rutherford's illness, the fire and her death from Thunder and Stars
5Correspondence to Mildred Rutherford, 1915-1926
from various people on various subjects
5Membership card to Mildred from Sov Colon. Soc of Americans of Royal Descent
6Incomplete letter from H. S. Tuggle
regarding Birth of a Nation's run in Boston
from Thomas Nelson Page to Mildred, 28 September 1892, regarding authors Margaret E Sangsler{?}, YMCA Joint Committee to Mildred, 14 November 1906, regarding her service on the nominating committee
Mary Carter Winter, Stone Mountain Confederate Monumental Assn, to Mildred, 30 September 1924, regarding medal for Andrew Adjate Lipscomb
Bessie Mell [Lane] to Lolla, 14 April
Lucius Smith to my dearest sweet child', nd
7Passport/ambassador at large from U. S. Embassy, London to Mildred Rutherford, 1903 October 25
manuscript: may be Mildred Rutherford's about education and the war-p. 7-23 [missing p. 8-10]
on slavery-3 pages, some missing
on Edgar Allen Poe
on a general's opinion of the South-2 pages
on President Davis, Andersonville and other wrongs-5 pages
Lincoln's strong points and weaknesses-6 pages
History review's-9 pages [appears to be for a class]
Georgia Dates-15 pages [important dates in state's history]
education and women-2 pages
typed stories of women and Civil War-raising silkworms; Rebecca S. A. Colbert Bartow Co; Sherman's Raiders at Buffalo Creek, Hancock Co; typical CSA women including Mrs Jack Beck, Murray Co [husband in Co E, 4th Ga], Mrs M A Chandler of Decatur and Mrs Asbury Hedges of Bullock Co [husband in 61st Ga]-p. 3-34 [at end of booklet is a signature of Lee Camp Moore, Agnes Lee Chapter]
11Photograph of Lucy Cobb Institute; stereoview of statue of Henry VI
Miss Millie Corrects U. S. History Concepts
Miss Millie Rutherford-eyewitness to history
Tribute to Miss Millie
Mildred L Rutherford: Defender of Confederacy
13Golden Jubilee, Lucy Cobb Institute, 1858-1908
14Lucy Cobb homecoming invitation; Lucy Cobb update no. IV, 1981, 1979
21 Nods and Becks, 1899
2 Nods and Becks, 1900
3 Nods and Becks, 1901
4 Nods and Becks, 1902
5 Nods and Becks, 1911
6 Nods and Becks, 1917
OS Folder
1BDiploma- Queen Elizabeth Holden, 1919 June 2
Diploma- Ernestine Ayers Walker, May 1927