|Creator:||Bacon, Milton E., 1818-1886|
|Creator:||Cox College (College Park, Ga.)|
|Creator:||Cox College (LaGrange, Ga.)|
|Creator:||Cox College and Conservatory (College Park, Ga.)|
|Creator:||Cox, Alice Bacon|
|Creator:||Cox, C. C.|
|Creator:||Southern Female Academy (College Park, Ga.).|
|Title:||Cox College and Conservatory records|
|Quantity:||6.4 Linear feet (5 document boxes, 2 half boxes, 3 oversized boxes, 3 oversize folders A, 1 oversize folder B)|
The Southern Female College (later know as Cox College) was established in ca. 1842 in LaGrange, Georgia. Milton E. Bacon (1818-1886) was president from 1843-1855. In 1857, I.F. Cox became president and eventually the name was changed to Cox College. In ca. 1895 the college was moved to College Park near Atlanta and not long after the name was changed to Cox College and Conservatory. Cox remained president until the school closed in 1923. His son, Charles C. Cox (1864-1905) served as principal for a number of years. He was married to Alice Bacon, daughter of Milton E. Bacon.
The collection consists of personal correspondence of the Bacon and Cox families and records relating to the Cox College and Conservatory and its predecessors, Cox College and Southern Female College. The personal correspondence is comprised mainly of letters (1853-1886) from Milton E. Bacon to his children. Written after his tenure at SFC, Bacon is living in Okolona, then Aberdeen, Mississippi where he is involved in female academies. The letters discuss mainly family news, emphasizing the education of his grandchildren and his current position. The collection also includes the personal correspondence of Charles C. Cox (1883-1905) mainly to and from his wife Alice Bacon Cox, his daughter Alice Cox, and his friend Clem P. Steed of Macon, Georgia.
Records relating to the Southern Female College (LaGrange, Ga.), Cox College (LaGrange and College Park, Ga.), and Cox College and Conservatory (College Park, Ga.) include college catalogs (1867-1922, with gaps); programs; newspaper clippings; scrapbooks (1857-1912, with gaps) containing programs, flyers, and newspaper clippings; and photographs of the Southern Female College and the Cox family.
Arranged into 4 series: (1) Correspondence; (2) Miscellaneous Catalogs and Print Material; (3) Scrapbooks; and (4) Photographs.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Cox College and Conservatory (College Park, Ga.) records, MS 72. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Gift of Mrs. Dan Burge, Atlanta, Ga. in July and September 1967.