Cobb / Erwin / Lamar family collection

Cobb / Erwin / Lamar family collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Cobb family
Creator: Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Creator: Cobb, John Addison
Creator: Cobb, Mary Ann Lamar, 1818-1889
Creator: Cobb, Sarah Robinson Rootes, 1792-1866
Creator: Erwin family
Creator: Erwin, Alexander S., 1843-1907
Creator: Erwin, Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1850-1930
Creator: Lamar family
Creator: Lamar, Zachariah, 1767-1834
Title: Cobb / Erwin / Lamar family collection
Dates: 1796-1929
Quantity: 22.6 Linear feet (46 document boxes, 3 cartons, 1 oversized boxes)
Coll. Number: ms86

Biographical/Historical Note

Zachariah Lamar (1767-1834) married Mary Ann Robinson. Daughter Mary Ann Lamar (1818-1889) married in 1835 Howell Cobb (1815-1868), son of John Addison Cobb (1783-1855) and Sarah Robinson Rootes Cobb (1792-1866). Howell and Mary Ann Cobb's daughter Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1850-1930) married in 1872 Alexander S. Erwin (1843-1907).


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of personal and business papers of the Cobb, Erwin, and Lamar families from 1796-1929. Early records deal mainly with the Zachariah Lamar family and include deeds, bonds, land grants, receipts, slave bills of sale, and correspondence. The period 1811-1928 covers the Lamar, Cobb, and Erwin families and contains correspondence, both business and personal; bills; receipts; invitations; legal papers; telegrams; tax notices; postcards; case books; letterbooks; scrapbooks; account books; photographs; and genealogical and biographical information pertaining to the Cobb, Erwin, and Lamar families. Also includes information on the law practice and legal firms of the Cobb and Erwin families. Of particular interest are Howell Cobb's order books for the 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment (Cobb's Brigade). The collection includes correspondence and material relating to the following family members: Zachariah Lamar, Howell Cobb, Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, John Addison Cobb, Sarah Robinson Rootes Cobb, Mary Ann Lamar Cobb Erwin, and Alexander S. Erwin.


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Deeds.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Land grants.
Lawyers--Georgia.
Orders (military records).
Practice of law--Georgia.
Slave bills of sale--Georgia.
Slavery--Georgia.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

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 note

Cobb / Erwin / Lamar family collection. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Other Cobb family papers.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Genealogy and biography
 
2Genealogy and biography
 
3Letters, Land plat, Bills of sale, 1796 - 1810
 
4Letters, Slave bills of sale, Indentures, 1811
 
5Letters, Slave bills of sale, 1812
 
6Letters, Slave bills of sale, 1813 - 1814
 
7Letters, Slave bills of sale, 1815
 
8Letters, Slave bills of sale, 1816 - 1817
 
9Letters, Will, Legal papers, Slave bills of sale, 1818 - 1819
 
10Letters, Business papers, Slave bills of sale, 1810 - 1820, Undated
 
11Letters, Plats, Slave bills of sale, 1821 - 1829
 
12Letters, 1830
 
13Letters, 1831
 
14Letters, 1832
 
15Letters, 1834
 
16Letters, 1836
 
17Letters, 1837
 
18Letters, 1838
 
19Letters, 1839
 
20Letters, 1840
 
21Letters, 1841
 
22Letters, 1842
 
23Letters, 1843
 
24Letters, 1844
 
25Letters, 1845
 
26Letters, 1846
 
27Letters, 1847
 
28Letters, 1848
 
29Letters, 1849
 
30Letters, 1850 January - June
 
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21Letters, 1850 July - December, Undated
 
2Letters, 1851
 
3Letters, 1852 January - May
 
4Letters, 1852 June - December
 
5Letters, 1853 July - December
 
6Letters, 1853
Governor's message
 
7Letters, 1853 January - June
 
8Letters, 1854
 
9Letters, 1856 January - June
 
10Letters, 1855
 
11Letters, 1856 July - December
 
12Letters, 1857 August - December
 
13Letters, 1857 January - July
 
14Letters, 1858 January - September
 
15Letters, 1858 October - December
 
BoxFolder
31Letters, 1859 January - July
 
2Letters, 1859 August - November
 
3Letters, 1859 December, Undated
 
4Letters, 1860 January - April
 
5Letters, 1860 May - December
 
6Letters, 1861
 
7Letters, 1862
 
8Letters, 1863
 
9Letters, 1864 January - June
 
10Letters, 1864 July - October
 
11Letters, 1864 November - December
 
12Letters, 1865
 
13Civil War Letters
 
BoxFolder
41Letters, 1866
 
2Letters, 1867
 
3Letters, 1868 January - March
 
4Letters, 1868 April - July
 
5Letters, 1868 August - December
 
6Letters, 1869 January - June
 
7Letters, 1869 July - December
 
8Letters, 1860s
 
9Letters, 1870 January - August
 
10Letters, 1870 September - December
 
11Letters, 1871
 
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51Letters, 1872
 
2Letters, 1873 January - June
 
3Letters, 1873 July - December
 
4Letters, 1874 January - March
 
5Letters, 1874 April - October
 
6Letters, 1874 November - December
 
7Letters, 1875 January - March
 
8Letters, 1875 April - June
 
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61Letters, 1875 July - December
 
2Letters, 1876 January - March
 
3Letters, 1876 April - August
 
4Letters, 1876 September - December
 
5Letters, 1877 January - March
 
6Letters, 1877 April - July
 
7Letters, 1877 August - December
 
8Letters, 1878 January - February
 
9Letters, 1878 March - August
 
10Letters, 1878 September - December
 
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71Letters, 1879 January - August
 
2Letters, 1879 October - December, 1870s Undated
 
3Letters, 1880
 
4Letters, 1881
 
5Letters, 1882
 
6Letters, 1883
 
7Letters, 1884
 
8Letters, 1886
 
BoxFolder
81Letters, 1885
 
2Letters, 1887 January - June
 
3Letters, 1887 July - September
 
4Letters, 1887 October - December
 
5Letters, 1888 January - August
 
6Letters, 1888 September - December
 
7Letters, 1889 January - March
 
8Letters, 1889 April - May
 
9Letters, 1889 June
 
10Letters, 1889 July
 
BoxFolder
91Letters, 1889 August - October
 
2Letters, 1889 November - December, 1880s Undated
 
3Letters, 1880's
Telegrams
 
4Letters, 1890 January - March
 
5Letters, 1890 April - July
 
6Letters, 1890 August
 
7Letters, 1890 September - October
 
8Letters, 1890 November - December
 
9Letters, 1891 January - March
 
BoxFolder
101Letters, 1891 April - December
 
2Letters, 1892 January - April
 
3Letters, 1892 May - August
 
4Letters, 1892 September - December
 
5Letters, 1893 January - February
 
6Letters, 1893 March - July
 
7Letters, 1893 August - December
 
8Letters, 1894 January - June
 
9Letters, 1894 July - August
 
BoxFolder
111Letters, 1894 September
 
2Letters, 1894 October - December
 
3Letters, 1895 January - March
 
4Letters, 1895 April - June
 
5Letters, 1895 July
 
6Letters, 1895 August - September
 
7Letters, 1895 October - December
Resale of stamps
 
8Letters, 1896 January - March
 
BoxFolder
121Letters, 1896 April - June
 
2Letters, 1896 July
 
3Letters, 1896 August
 
4Letters, 1896 September
 
5Letters, 1896 October
 
6Letters, 1896 November - December
 
7Letters, 1897 January - June
 
8Letters, 1897 July - December
 
BoxFolder
131Letters, 1898 January - June
 
2Letters, 1898 July - September
 
3Letters, 1898 October - December
 
4Letters, 1899 January - June
 
5Letters, 1899 July - September
 
6Letters, 1900 January - March
 
7Letters, 1900 April - June
 
BoxFolder
141Letters, 1900 July - September
 
2Letters, 1900 October - December
 
3Letters, 1901 January - June
 
4Letters, 1901 July - December
 
5Letters, 1902 January - August
 
6Letters, 1902 September - December
 
7Letters, 1903 January - March
 
8Letters, 1903 April - June
 
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151Letters, 1903 August - December
 
2Letters, 1904 January - April
 
3Letters, 1904 May - July
 
4Letters, 1904 August - December
 
5Letters, 1905 January - May
 
6Letters, 1905 June - August
 
7Letters, 1905 September - December
 
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161Letters, 1906 January - May
 
2Letters, 1906 June
 
3Letters, 1906 July
 
4Letters, 1906 August
 
5Letters, 1906 September
 
6Letters, 1906 October - November
 
7Letters, 1906 December, Undated
 
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171Letters, 1907 January - April
 
2Letters, 1907 May-June
 
3Letters, 1907 July - September
 
4Letters, 1907 October - December
 
5Letters, 1908 January - March
 
6Letters, 1908 April - June
 
7Letters, 1908 July - September
 
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181Letters, 1908 October - December
 
2Letters, 1909 January - September
 
3Letters, 1909 October - December
 
4Letters, 1910 January - July
 
5Letters, 1910 August - December
 
6Letters, 1911
 
7Letters, 1912
 
BoxFolder
191Letters, 1913
 
2Letters, 1914 January - April
 
3Letters, 1914 May - June
 
4Letters, 1914 July - December
 
5Letters, 1915
 
6Letters, 1916
 
7Letters, 1917
 
8Letters, 1918 January - September
 
9Letters, 1918 October - December
 
10Letters, 1919
 
11Letters, 1920
 
12Letters, 1921
 
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201Letters, 1922
 
2Letters, 1923 January - February
 
3Letters, 1923 March - June
 
4Letters, 1923 July - December
 
5Letters, 1924 January - July
 
6Letters, 1924 August - October
 
7Letters, 1924 November
 
8Letters, 1924 December
 
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211Letters, 1925 January - March
 
2Letters, 1925 April - May
 
3Letters, 1925 June - December
 
4Letters, 1926
 
5Letters, 1927
 
6Letters, 1928 - 1941
 
7Business Papers, 1840 - 1849
 
8Business Papers, 1850 - 1859
 
9Business Papers, 1860 - 1869
 
10Business Papers, 1870
 
11Business Papers, 1871
 
12Business Papers, 1872
 
13Business Papers, 1873
 
14Business Papers, 1874
 
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221Business Papers, 1875
 
2Business Papers, 1876
 
3Business Papers, 1877
 
4Business Papers, 1878
 
5Business Papers, 1879
 
6Business Papers, 1880 - 1882
 
7Business Papers, 1883 - 1885
 
8Business Papers, 1886 - 1887
 
9Business Papers, 1888 January - July
 
10Business Papers, 1888 August - December
 
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231Business Papers, 1889 January - February
 
2Business Papers, 1889 March - June
 
3Business Papers, 1889 July - September
 
4Business Papers, 1889 October - December
 
5Business Papers, 1890
 
6Business Papers, 1891
 
7Business Papers, 1892 January
 
8Business Papers, 1892 February
 
9Business Papers, 1892 March
 
10Business Papers, 1892 April
 
11Business Papers, 1892 May - June
 
12Business Papers, 1892 July
 
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241Business Papers, 1892 August
 
2Business Papers, 1892 September - October
 
3Business Papers, 1892 November - December
 
4Business Papers, 1893 January - March
 
5Business Papers, 1893 April - May
 
6Business Papers, 1893 June - July
 
7Business Papers, 1893 August - September
 
8Business Papers, 1893 October - December
 
9Business Papers, 1893 Undated
 
10Business Papers, 1894 January - March
 
11Business Papers, 1894 April - May
 
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251Business Papers, 1894 June - September
 
2Business Papers, 1894 October - December
 
3Business Papers, 1895 January - March
 
4Business Papers, 1895 April - May
 
5Business Papers, 1895 June - July
 
6Business Papers, 1895 August - December
 
7Business Papers, 1896 January - March
 
8Business Papers, 1896 April
 
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261Business Papers, 1896 May
 
2Business Papers, 1896 June - September
 
3Business Papers, 1896 October - December
 
4Business Papers, 1897 January - April
 
5Business Papers, 1897 May - August
 
6Business Papers, 1897 September - December
 
7Business Papers, 1898 January - April
 
8Business Papers, 1898 May - July
 
9Business Papers, 1898 August - September
 
10Business Papers, 1898 October - December
 
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271Business Papers, 1899 January - April
 
2Business Papers, 1899 May
 
3Business Papers, 1899 June - December
 
4Business Papers, 1900 January - June
 
5Business Papers, 1900 July - October
 
6Business Papers, 1900 November - December
 
7Business Papers, 1890s Undated
 
8Business Papers, 1901 January - June
 
9Business Papers, 1901 July - October
 
10Business Papers, 1901 November - December
 
11Business Papers, 1902 January
 
12Business Papers, 1902 February
 
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281Business Papers, 1902 March
 
2Business Papers, 1902 April
 
3Business Papers, 1902 May
 
4Business Papers, 1902 June
 
5Business Papers, 1902 July
 
6Business Papers, 1902 August
 
7Business Papers, 1902 September
 
8Business Papers, 1902 October
 
9Business Papers, 1902 November
 
10Business Papers, 1902 December
 
11Business Papers, 1903 January - June
 
12Business Papers, 1903 July - August
 
13Business Papers, 1903 September - October
 
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291Business Papers, 1903 November - December
 
2Business Papers, 1904 January - June
 
3Business Papers, 1904 July - December
 
4Business Papers, 1905 January
 
5Business Papers, 1905 February
 
6Business Papers, 1905 March
 
7Business Papers, 1905 April
 
8Business Papers, 1905 May
 
9Business Papers, 1905 June
 
10Business Papers, 1905 July
 
11Business Papers, 1905 August
 
12Business Papers, 1905 September
 
13Business Papers, 1905 October
 
BoxFolder
301Business Papers, 1905 November - December
 
2Business Papers, 1905 Undated
 
3Business Papers, 1906 January
 
4Business Papers, 1906 February
 
5Business Papers, 1906 March
 
6Business Papers, 1906 April
 
7Business Papers, 1906 May
 
8Business Papers, 1906 June - July
 
9Business Papers, 1906 August - September
 
10Business Papers, 1906 October
 
11Business Papers, 1906 November - December
 
12Business Papers, 1907
 
13Business Papers, 1908
 
14Business Papers, 1909
 
15Business Papers, 1910
 
16Business Papers, 1911
 
BoxFolder
311Business Papers, 1912
 
2Business Papers, 1913
 
3Business Papers, 1914 - 1941
 
4Bills, 1850
 
5Bills, 1854
 
6Bills, 1860
 
7Bills, 1862
 
8Bills, 1864
 
9Bills, 1866
 
10Bills, 1867
 
11Bills, 1868
 
12Bills, 1870 - 1879
 
13Bills, 1880
 
14Bills, 1881
 
15Bills, 1882
 
16Bills, 1883
 
17Bills, Receipts, 1884
 
18Bills, 1885
 
19Bills, Receipts, 1886
 
20Bills, Receipts, 1887
 
21Bills, Receipts, 1888
 
22Bills, Receipts, 1889
 
23Bills, 1890
 
24Bills, 1891
 
25Bills, 1892
 
26Bills, 1894
 
27Bills, 1895
 
28Bills, 1896
 
29Bills, 1897
 
30Bills, 1898
 
31Bills, 1899
 
32Bills, 1900
 
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321Bills, Receipts, 1901
 
2Bills, Receipts, 1902
 
3Bills, Receipts, 1903
 
4Bills, Receipts, 1904
 
5Bills, Receipts, 1905
 
6Bills, Receipts, 1906
 
7Bills, Receipts, 1907
 
8Bills, Receipts, 1908
 
9Bills, Receipts, 1909
 
10Bills, Receipts, 1910
 
11Bills, Receipts, 1911
 
12Bills, Receipts, 1912
 
13Bills, Receipts, 1913
 
14Bills, Receipts, 1914
 
15Bills, Receipts, 1915
 
16Bills, Receipts, 1916
 
17Bills, Receipts, 1917
 
18Bills, Receipts, 1918
 
19Bills, Receipts, 1919
 
20Bills, Receipts, 1920
 
21Cancelled Checks
 
22Bills, Receipts, 1923
 
23Bills, Receipts, 1925 - 1926
 
24Southern Mutual Building and Loan Association - Stockholder Lists
 
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331Letters, Undated
 
2Letters, Undated
 
3Letters, Undated
 
4Letters, Undated
 
5Letters, Undated
 
6Letters, Undated
 
7Letters, Undated
 
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341Letters, Undated
 
2Letters, Undated
 
3Letters, Undated
 
4Letters, Undated
 
5Letters, Undated
 
6Letters, Undated
 
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351Business Papers, Undated
 
2Business Papers, Undated
 
3Business Papers, Undated
 
4Invitations
 
5Invitations
 
6Invitations
 
7Invitations
 
BoxFolder
361Maps, Blueprints
 
2Miscellaneous
 
3Notebooks - Howell Cobb
 
4Notebooks-Howell Cobb
 
5Mementoes
 
6Notebooks
 
BoxFolder
371Clippings
 
2Pictures
 
3Notebooks
 
4Notebooks
 
5Printed Material
 
6Printed Material
 
Box
38Howell Cobb Order and Memorandum Book, 1864-1865
 
Howell Cobb Special Orders Book, 1864-1865
 
Howell Cobb Order and Letter Book, 1865
 
Howell Cobb Order Book, 1864
 
Howell Cobb Order Book, 1864-1865
 
Box
39Howell Cobb Letter and Telegram Book, 1863-1864
 
Howell Cobb Letter Book, 1864-1865
 
Mrs. Sarah Rootes Cobb Scrapbook
 
Box
40Andrew J. Cobb Letter Book, 1885 September-1886 December
 
Erwin and Erwin Case Book, 1900-1902
 
Erwin and Brown Letter Book, 1901-1902
 
Box
41Erwin and Erwin Case Book, 1906-1907
 
Mrs. A. S. Erwin Check Stubs and Receipts, 1919
 
Mrs. A. S. Erwin Check Stubs and Receipts, 1924
 
Andrew J. Cobb Case Book, 1891-1892
 
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42Visiting Cards, 1857
 
Visiting Cards, 1858
(1)
 
Visiting Cards, 1858
(2)
 
Visiting Cards, 1859
(1)
 
Visiting Cards, 1859
(2)
 
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43Visiting Cards, 1860
 
Visiting Cards, Undated
(1)
 
Visiting Cards, Undated
(2)
 
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44Visiting Cards, Undated
(3)
 
Visiting Cards, Undated
(4)
 
Visiting Cards, Undated
(5)
 
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45Photographs
 
Diplomas
 
Certificates
 
Indenture
 
BoxFolder
461Correspondence, 1871-1872 1877-1878
 
2Correspondence, 1879-1880 1882
 
3Correspondence, 1890
 
4Correspondence, 1892 February - November
 
5Correspondence, 1892 December
 
6Correspondence, 1893 January - March
 
7Correspondence, 1893 April - October
 
8Correspondence, 1895 - 1896
 
9Correspondence, 1897 - 1918
 
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471Correspondence, 1921 - 1949
 
2Correspondence, Undated
 
3Business Correspondence, 1861 1897
 
4Calling Card
 
5Class Roster - University of Georgia, 1897
 
6Empty Envelopes
 
7Grade Reports - University of Georgia
 
8Invitations
 
9Insurance Policies
 
10Legal Documents
 
11Clippings
 
12Photograph
 
13Miscellaneous
 
14Receipts, 1911 - 1923
 
15Remedies
 
16Speeches
 
17Washington National Monument Society
 
18Wills
 
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48Unprocessed
 
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49Unprocessed
 
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50Unprocessed