Sarah Cobb Baxter, 1858-1967.


Baxter, Sarah Spalding Cobb, 1882-1973. Sarah Cobb Baxter, 1858-1967.

Sarah Cobb Baxter, 1858-1967.

The collection consists of letters, clippings, writings by Mrs. Baxter, and ephemeral material relating chiefly to the various members of the Cobb family. In addition, there are some letters of Howell N. Cobb, Judge Howell Cobb, and Mr. and Mrs. William McKinley Cobb as well as a large number of photographs. Included are facsimiles of the masonic documents showing the initiation, passing, and raising of George Washington and the Congressional Act admitting California to statehood signed by Howell Cobb, and framed pictures of Robert E. Lee and Richard B. Russell.

1.0 linear feet.

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