Letter to Mary Lamar Cobb

Letter to Mary Lamar Cobb

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Title: Letter to Mary Lamar Cobb
Dates: 1888 October 2
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 449 to MS 471 housed together in 1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of a letter from Jefferson Davis, Beauvoir, Mississippi to Mrs. Mary Ann Lamar Cobb of Athens, Georgia dated October 2, 1888 in which Davis asks for information regarding supplies that Gen. Howell Cobb sent from his plantation to Andersonville Prison in order to help feed prisoners held there during the Civil War.
Coll. Number: ms464

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868).

Index Terms

Andersonville Prison.
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Cobb, Mary Ann Lamar, 1818-1889
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.
Military prisons--Confederate States of America.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jefferson Davis, letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Cobb gift.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1888 October 2