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John and Mary Wellborn Cochran Diaries, Letterbook, and Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0326

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of three bound volumes, one of which contains John Cochran's diary, 1838-1846 (not continuous), another Mary Wellborn Cochran's journal, 1845-1847, and the third a miscellany of copies of some of John Cochran's outgoing correspondence, 1839-1841, some journal entries of his, 1847-1849, and copies of some freedman contracts to which he was party, 1868-1870. Also includes two unidentified photographs that appear to be from the early twentieth century.

Dates

  • 1839-1915

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical/Historical note

Cochran moved from Tennessee, to Jacksonville, Alabama, in 1835 and began a law practice. He served as state representative from Calhoun County, 1839-1842. He then moved to Barbour County, in 1843 and served as state representative from Barbour County, 1853-1857. He was also a representative to the state Secession Convention, 1861, and was circuit court judge, 1861-1865. He married three times: Caroline; Mary Wellborn of Eufaula, Alabama, October 8, 1845; and Miss Toney of Eufaula.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Three bound volumes of this Alabama attorney and politician and his wife: John Cochran's diary; Mary Wellborn Cochran's journal; and a miscellany of copies of some of John Cochran's outgoing correspondence, journal entries of his, and copies of some freedman contracts to which he was party. Also includes two unidentified photographs that appear to be from the early twentieth century.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Robert M. Lowe, 1954-55

Related Materials

John Horry Dent Papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library John Horry Dent Jr. Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library

General

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Processing Information

Processed by Clark E. Center, Jr.; updated by S. Braden, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012
Title
Guide to the John and Mary Wellborn Cochran Diaries, Letterbook, and Photographs
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500