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Collection Number: 01745-z

Collection Title: Cobb and Hunter Family Papers, 1819-1904

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Size About 150 items.
Abstract MICROFILM AND PAPER: All but one item (speech of Carrie Hunter) are microfilm of originals in private hands at time of filming. Miscellaneous papers of two families, the Cobbs of Georgia and the Hunters of Alabama, united in the marriage of James Edward Cobb of Thomaston Ga., and Liberty Tex., and Caroline ("Carrie") Elizabeth Hunter of Tuskegee, Ala. The collection includes fragments of a young man's diary of a journey, 1819, from Georgia to Cahaba, Ala., to locate new lands; a book of William A. Cobb of Georgia, father of J. E. Cobb, with memoranda of dealings with overseers and notes on his experiences while a volunteer officer in the 1836 Creek War; Carrie Hunter's extensive diary, 1860-1868, at Tuskegee; letters of Carrie's brothers, James (d. 1863?) and Hope, who joined the Confederate Army, and her speech to their company upon presenting them with a flag sewn by the ladies of Tuskegee; J. E. Cobb's diary, 1862-1864, as a Confederate officer in the 5th Texas Regiment serving in Virginia, and his letters from federal prisons, 1864-1865, to a young lady from Baltimore; the diary and memoranda, 1863, of Captain D. U. Barziza of the 5th Texas Regiment, during the Gettysburg Campaign; and other items.
Creator Cobb family.



Hunter family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Cobb and Hunter Family Papers, #1745-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Location of Originals
All but one item (speech of Carrie Hunter) are microfilm of originals in private hands at time of filming.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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All but one item (speech of Carrie Hunter) are microfilm of originals in private hands at time of filming. Miscellaneous papers of two families, the Cobbs of Georgia and the Hunters of Alabama, united in the marriage of James Edward Cobb of Thomaston Ga., and Liberty Tex., and Caroline ("Carrie") Elizabeth Hunter of Tuskegee, Ala. The collection includes fragments of a young man's diary of a journey, 1819, from Georgia to Cahaba, Ala., to locate new lands; a book of William A. Cobb of Georgia, father of J. E. Cobb, with memoranda of dealings with overseers and notes on his experiences while a volunteer officer in the 1836 Creek War; Carrie Hunter's extensive diary, 1860-1868, at Tuskegee; letters of Carrie's brothers, James (d. 1863?) and Hope, who joined the Confederate Army, and her speech to their company upon presenting them with a flag sewn by the ladies of Tuskegee; J. E. Cobb's diary, 1862-1864, as a Confederate officer in the 5th Texas Regiment serving in Virginia, and his letters from federal prisons, 1864- 1865, to a young lady from Baltimore; the diary and memoranda, 1863, of Captain D. U. Barziza of the 5th Texas Regiment, during the Gettysburg Campaign; and other items.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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