William Cooper papers

William Cooper papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Cooper, William
Title: William Cooper papers
Dates: 1852-1867
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3644.TEMP

Biographical/Historical Note

William Cooper was a lawyer in Griffin, Georgia, who later moved to Texas. Among probable other businesses he owned a plantation and slaves in Georgia in the years just prior to Civil War.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a diary and a ledger from William Cooper. In the diary, Cooper writes on subjects such as court sessions, daily expenses and purchases, trips to his plantation, slaves, and his trip to Texas during winter. The ledger lists legal cases of Cooper & Norton for the years 1852-1867.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Georgia--Social life and customs--19th century--Sources.
Ledgers (account books)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

William Cooper papers, MS 3644. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary, 1857-1860
2Ledger, 1852-1867