|Creator:||Cobb, Azariah P.|
|Title:||Azariah P. Cobb collection|
|Quantity:||0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 619 to MS 635, MS 637 housed together in 1 document box)|
"The Georgia Railroad Company was chartered to a group of Athens businessmen in 1833 for the purpose of building a railroad from Augusta west into the interior of the state to extend the line that already existed between Charleston, South Carolina, and Augusta. In 1835 the charter was amended to allow banking operations, and the name was changed to Georgia Railroad and Banking Company."-- "Georgia Railroad Bank and Trust/Wachovia Bank, N.A." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved November 21, 2008)
John Pendleton King "of Augusta, a former U.S. senator, ... was president [of the Georgia Railroad Company] from 1841 to 1878."-- "Georgia Railroad Bank and Trust/Wachovia Bank, N.A." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved November 21, 2008)
For more information, see his congressional biography.
Joseph Milligan of Richmond County was a cashier of the Georgia Railroad and Banking Company.
The collection consists of a cancelled share certificate for the Georgia Railroad & Banking Company stock dated March 16, 1866 made out to Azariah P. Cobb and signed by John P. King and J. Milligan. On the certificate is a note "Transfd. to James White, July 20, 1867." Attached is a power of attorney for A.P. Cobb to Joseph Milligan to transfer above stock to James White, signed by A.P. Cobb and the notary public James A. Carlton on July 18, 1867.
Azariah P. Cobb collection, MS 635. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.