|Creator:||Cox, Bunnie Vernon Porter, (Belle Vernon Porter), 1911-1968|
|Creator:||Middlebrooks, LaNette Hillsman|
|Title:||Bunnie Cox family scrapbooks|
|Dates:||1892-1968, bulk 1926-1932|
|Quantity:||2.5 Linear feet (3 document boxes, 1 oversized box, 1 oversized folder A)|
Belle (Bunnie) Vernon Porter (1911-1968) married Julian Hoyt Cox in 1932 and was society editor of the Athens banner herald from 1942 until 1968. She was a student at North Avenue Presbyterian School in Atlanta, Demorest (GA) High School, and the University of Georgia. Her sister Ann Beveille Porter was a student at Demorest High School and Piedmont College.
"Roswell King--native New Englander, manager of the Pierce Butler coastal plantations, and industrialist and businessman in Glynn and McIntosh counties--was in his seventies when he founded his namesake town, Roswell. He established the Roswell textile mills in the late 1830s and enticed wealthy coastal families to join his enterprise, thus changing the economy and the population mix of northern Fulton County. The influence of King's late-life accomplishments remains a part of Roswell's historic district." - "Roswell King." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved August 21, 2008)
The collection consists of a family record album, and two family scrapbooks. The family record album contains genealogy of the family names Porter, King, Strobhar and Habersham. The album held numerous loose papers consisting of clipping, photographs, correspondence, printed material and genealogy information. Ancestors of Bunnie Cox include Roswell King (founder of Roswell, Georgia) and Revolutionary War Major John Habersham. The two family scrapbooks are an engagement and wedding scrapbook of Flora Middlebrooks Cox and a child's picture scrapbook made by LaNette Hillsman Middlebrooks circa 1892. The latter scrapbook contains color advertisements and pictures, clippings, wedding invitations, and University of Georgia programs and invitations.
Arranged by record type.
Bunnie Cox family scrapbooks. MS 2987. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.