Letter: [Athens, Georgia] to Callie [King, 1852-1856?]

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Creator:Cobb, Marion, 1822-1897
Title:Letter: [Athens, Georgia] to Callie [King, 1852-1856?]

Undated letter probably written between 1852 and 1856 from Marion Lumpkin Cobb, wife of Thomas Read Rootes Cobb and daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin, to Callie King, wife of Porter King and Marion's sister, about her loneliness at her husband's upcoming business travel. Cobb describes her feelings about marriage and the state of her aging parents. She also provides information about a recent trip to Savannah including a brief report of current women's fashion. Additionally, she tells her sister of a cooperative effort to procure a teacher for their daughters. Her husband Thomas Read Rootes Cobb would later found the Lucy Cobb Institute, a high school for young women.

Digital image and encoded transcription of an original manuscript, scanned, transcribed and encoded by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2001, as part of GALILEO.

Local identification number: jhl0023

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Marriage--United States | Women--Education--Georgia--History--19th century | Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century | Savannah (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century | Domestic life | Cobb, Marion, 1822-1897--Journeys--Georgia--Savannah | King, Callie, 1826-1905 | United States, Georgia, Clarke County, Athens, 33.960948, -83.3779358 | United States, Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, 32.0835407, -81.0998342
Collection:Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers
Institution:Digital Library of Georgia
Contributors:Hargrett Library
Original Material:

Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857), box 1, folder 23, document jhl0023.

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Cite as: [title of item], Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857), Alexander Campbell King Law Library, University of Georgia School of Law, on deposit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia

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