Bunnie Cox family scrapbooks

Bunnie Cox family scrapbooks

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Cox, Bunnie Vernon Porter, (Belle Vernon Porter), 1911-1968
Creator: Middlebrooks, LaNette Hillsman
Title: Bunnie Cox family scrapbooks
Dates: Bulk, 1926-1932
Dates: 1892-1968, bulk 1926-1932
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet (3 document boxes, 1 oversized box, 1 oversized folder A)
Coll. Number: ms2987

Biographical/Historical Note

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)

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Betrothal--Georgia--History--20th century--Sources.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Cox family
Cox, Flora Middlebrooks -- Marriage--Sources
Family papers.
Habersham family
Habersham, John, Major -- Family
King family
King, Roswell, 1765-1844 -- Family
Porter family
Printed ephemera.
Programs (documents)
Strobhar family
University of Georgia. -- History--19th century--Sources
University of Georgia. -- Pictorial works
Weddings--Georgia--History--20th century--Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bunnie Cox family scrapbooks. MS 2987. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Scrapbook-Bunnie Vernon Porter, 1925-1929
2Scrapbook-Bunnie Vernon Porter, 1925-1929
loose items in scrapbook
21Scrapbook-Bunnie Vernon Porter-Demorest High School, 1929
2Diploma-Bunnie Vernon Porter-Demorest High School, 1929
3Scrapbook-Ann Beveille Porter-Demorest High School, 1931
4Scrapbook-Ann Beveille Porter-Piedmont College, 1931-1932
31Family Record Album
2Family Record Album
loose items in album (correspondence)
3Family Record Album
loose items in album (genealogy)
4Family Record Album
loose items in album (photographs)
5Family Record Album
loose items in album (printed material)
6Family Record Album
loose items in album (clippings)
7Scrapbook-Flora Middlebrooks Cox, 1935
8Lucy Cobb Institute items, 1949 1952
4Scrapbook-Bunnie Vernon Porter-University of Georgia, 1929-1931
Scrapbook-LaNette Hillsman Middlebrooks, 1892
OS Folder
1ADiploma-Flora Middlebrooks Cox-Athens High School, 1928