Letters to Betty Cocke and Louise Cocke [manuscript], 1910-1914.


Letters to Betty Cocke and Louise Cocke [manuscript], 1910-1914.

The nine letters to Betty Cocke mostly pertain to family and personal matters. Topics include his cordial reception by people from the North; voting for Taft, not Wilson; remembrances of a temperance celebration at Bremo; Wilson not appearing as University of Virginia commencement speaker; and Confederate reunions and other social events. A letter, 1910, to Col. E. Leroy Sweetser discusses Mosby's dismissal from the Department of Justice in punishment "for having three scoundrels indicted for robbing the Indians." A letter, 1911, to Louise Cocke concerns his shooting of George Turpin at the University of Virginia. Also included are miscellaneous items, including: an advertisement for a book of Civil War photographs with sample photographs of Colonel Mosby and Brigadier General Orlando Bolivar Willcox, U.S.A.; a clipping from a 1911 January 15 Baltimore Sun describing Mosby's shooting of Turpin; and autographed photographs including his grandsons Sptoswood and Mosby Campbell.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7922513

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