Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.)Alternative names
The Lucy Cobb Institute, a secondary school for young women in Athens, was founded in 1859 by Thomas R.R. Cobb, a prominent lawyer and proslavery writer. Between 1880 and 1928 Cobb's niece Mildred Lewis Rutherford, a Lucy Cobb graduate, taught at the school. She served as principal for twenty-two of those years... Despite its success, the institute struggled to maintain high enrollment and keep its bills paid. The school faced acute financial difficulties in the 1920s, mostly because of the agricultural depression that hurt the entire state. After Rutherford's death in 1928, the school struggled on for a few more years, finally closing in 1931.-- "Lucy Cobb Institute." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/
From the description of Lucy Cobb Institute grade books, 1904-1910. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 316577560
Lucy Cobb Institute, private girls school located in Athens, Georgia, operated from 1858-1931.
From the description of Lucy Cobb Institute collection, [ca. 1858-1940]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478167
Lucy Cobb Institute, a female educational institution located in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia.
From the description of Lucy Cobb Institute records, 1855-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476277
The Lucy Cobb Institute, a secondary school for young women in Athens, was founded in 1859 by Thomas R.R. Cobb, a prominent lawyer and proslavery writer. Between 1880 and 1928 Cobb's niece Mildred Lewis Rutherford, a Lucy Cobb graduate, taught at the school. She served as principal for twenty-two of those years. Rutherford's work in women's clubs, most significantly the United Daughters of the Confederacy, made her one of the best-known women in Georgia of her day. Her national reputation as a historian of the Civil War (1861-65) and the Old South brought the school widespread recognition and respect. -- The New Georgia Encyclopedia. (http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2624&hl=y) Retrieved 2/13/2009.
In 1880, shortly after Mildred Rutherford became principal of the Lucy Cobb Institute (a college for girls founded in 1858), she recognized the need for a chapel for the religious services of the school. She initiated a fund-raising campaign by having students contact prominent philanthropists. Nellie Stovall wrote to George I. Seney, who had given to both Emory University and Wesleyan College. Seney contributed a significant amount, under the condition that the citizens of Athens contribute the remaining sum needed. This was quickly done. Construction was begun and the cornerstone of the Seney-Stovall Chapel was laid in May 1882. The chapel was used for graduation exercises, as a recital hall, for lectures, plays, pageants, concerts and cultural events of all sorts. -- The Carl Vinson Institute of Government website. (http://www.cviog.uga.edu/about/chapel/history.php) Retrieved 2/13/2009.
From the description of Lucy Cobb Institute. Trustees extract: 5 November 1881, 1881. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 308452049
|associatedWith||Cobb, Carolyn Elizabeth, 1884-1957.||person|
|associatedWith||Cobb, Thomas Reade Rootes, b. 1896.||person|
|associatedWith||Featherston, Lucius Horace, 1814-1886.||person|
|associatedWith||Lipscomb, Mary Ann Rutherford, 1848-1918.||person|
|associatedWith||Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.) Board of trustees.||corporateBody|
|associatedWith||Mitchell, Robert Goodwin, 1843-1926.||person|
|associatedWith||Rutherford, Mildred Lewis, 1852-1928.||person|
|associatedWith||Seney, George I. 1826-1893.||person|
|associatedWith||Seney-Stovall Chapel (Athens, Ga.)||corporateBody|
|associatedWith||Seydell, Mildred, 1889-1988.||person|
|associatedWith||Smith, Jennie, 1862-1946.||person|
|associatedWith||Stacy, Ina Dillard Russell, 1894-1991.||person|
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Clarke County (Ga.)|
|Clarke County (Ga.)|
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