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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Howell Cobb Letter, 1851



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cobb, Howell
Title: Cobb, Howell, Letter
Dates: 1851
Abstract: The Howell Cobb Letter, 1851, is a political letter addressed to Linn Boyd, a Democrat from Kentucky who helped pass the Compromise of 1850.
Accession No.: 2015-014
OCLC No.: 938702128
Extent: 1 letter
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A Georgian, Howell Cobb (1815-1868) served in the House of Representatives and as Governor of Georgia. In 1857, President Buchanan appointed him the Secretary of the Treasury. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he gave up his Unionist sentiments and urged his state to secede. He was appointed a general and served his state through the war.

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Scope and Contents

The Howell Cobb Letter, 1851, is a political letter addressed to Linn Boyd, a Democrat from Kentucky who helped pass the Compromise of 1850. Cobb writes to Boyd on being elected to the speakership of the House of Representatives.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cobb, Howell--Archives
Subjects
Politicians--United States--19th century
Subjects
Personal Correspondence
Places
Georgia
Washington (D.C.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Howell Cobb Letter, 1851, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Paloma Graciani Picardo, September 2015.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4A461c Letter, November 21, 1851

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