Duke University Library
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections
1843-1868, 55 items.
The papers concern the Georgia tax system, Whig and Democratic politics in Georgia, Howell Cobb's work in Congress and as Secretary of the Treasury, disaffection with the Confederate government in Georgia, and military activities, including a letter from Robert Toombs in 1863 about raising a regiment for home defense. The papers also include a letter from Howell Cobb to Joseph E. Brown in April 1865 about sending troops to aid Alabama, as well as a letter to Howell Cobb from his wife, Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, describing a state dinner and a party at the White House for the Prince of Wales. There is also documentation of a memorial prepared by the Macon Bar upon the occasion of Howell Cobb's death.
Special Collections Department, Robert W. Woodruff
1857-1860, 18 items.
The papers include correspondence from Secretary of the Treasury Howell Cobb to Captain John Faunce of the Revenue Cutter Service. The letters concern the construction, outfitting, arming, manning, and provisioning of the cutter "Harriet Lane," which was temporarily under the control of the United States naval force to be sent to Paraguay.
Georgia Department of Archives and History
In File II Names.
The file is primarily incoming correspondence to the Governor of Georgia. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository.
Georgia Historical Society
In the John MacPherson Berrien Papers, 1779-1942, 1,392 items.
Correspondents include Howell Cobb. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository.
Library of Congress
In the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1848-1857, 3 items.
Subjects covered in the documents include Confederate Army officers, cabinet officers, Georgia Governors, and U.S. Representatives from Georgia.
University of Chicago Library
Manuscripts, Special Collections
1857, 1 item.
A letter from Howell Cobb to P. D. Vroom on December 1, 1857. Howell Cobb writes regarding the return of P. D. Vroom's household and personal effects from Berlin where he resided as Minister to Prussia.
1859, 1 item.
A letter from Jeremiah S. Black to Howell Cobb written on March 16, 1859. Jeremiah Black writes concerning the title to the island of St. Joseph in Mississippi.
University of Georgia Libraries
Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript
1861-1868, 0.5 linear foot.
The collection consists of papers of Howell Cobb from 1861-1868. The papers include correspondence and telegrams to Howell Cobb pertaining to the Civil War and administration of the Confederate government. The telegrams mainly contain brief notes on troop movements, battles or skirmishes, and casualties in Georgia particularly during the Atlanta Campaign. The correspondence discusses cotton production and trade for the Confederacy, conscriptions, black market trading by Georgia citizens, Reconstruction government, and the 1868 presidential election.
In the Howell Cobb Family Papers, ca. 1793-1932, approximately 54 linear feet.
The collection consists of correspondence of Howell Cobb and the Cobb family. Correspondents include Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, John B. Lamar, as well as other family members. The letters discuss politics in both Georgia and the United States, the Confederate States of America including its formation and administration, and information on Howell Cobb's business interests, especially plantation news. The papers also include several letters between Howell Cobb and Harry L. Flash pertaining to Howell Cobb arranging the sale of the Macon Telegraph. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository.
Wisconsin Historical Society
1856, 0.1 cubic foot.
A letter from Howell Cobb to John Elliott Ward written in 1856. Howell Cobb writes concerning the political situation and cabinet possibilities.
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