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COOPER, WILLIAM, B. 1802.
William Cooper diaries, 1859-1887

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z4zg


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cooper, William, b. 1802.
Title: William Cooper diaries, 1859-1887
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 547
Extent: .125 linear ft. (1 partial box) ; 5 microfilm reels
Abstract:The diaries of Alabama and Mississippi lawyer William Cooper.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Reproduction restrictions apply to photocopied and microfilmed diaries. This repository does not normally provide reproductions for a copied item when the original is held by another repository.

Additional Physical Form

Diaries for 1860 and 1870 are also available on microfilm.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

William Cooper diary and photographs, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama and William Cooper diaries, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Source

Gift, 1975, with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], William Cooper diaries, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

William Cooper, lawyer, was born January 11, 1802, in Brunswick County, Virginia, and died 16 August 1887, in Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama. He practiced law in Alabama and lived at Tuscumbia, Alabama, and at Magnolia Plantation, near Friar's Point, Cahoma County, Mississippi. His sons, James Parke Cooper and John William Cooper, were Confederate soldiers who served with the "Franklin Blues," (2nd Alabama Infantry, Company E). His daughters were Jane, Susan, Sarah, Mollie, and Julia.

William Cooper, lawyer, was born January 11, 1802, in Brunswick County, Virginia, and died 16 August 1887, in Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama. He practiced law in Alabama and lived at Tuscumbia, Alabama, and at Magnolia Plantation, near Friar's Point, Cahoma County, Mississippi. His sons, James Parke Cooper and John William Cooper, were Confederate soldiers who served with the "Franklin Blues," (2nd Alabama Infantry, Company E). His daughters were Jane, Susan, Sarah, Mollie, and Julia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of originals or microfilm copies of the diaries of William Cooper from 1859-1887. Short daily entries are illustrated by drawings in color. Topics include farming, the weather, his law practice, African Americans, travel, and events of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Cooper's third wife, Julia, his son, John W., and James L. Alcorn, a neighbor, are frequently mentioned.

Diaries for 1860 and 1870 are also available on microfilm. Diaries for 1862, 1864 and 1886 are available on microfilm only. Diaries for 1859, 1865, 1867, 1872, 1876, 1882, 1883, 1884, and 1887 are available as photocopies only.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1859, photocopy
1 1860, original
1 1865, photocopy
1 1867, photocopy
1 1870, original
1 1872, photocopy
1 1876, photocopy
1 1882, photocopy
1 1883, photocopy
1 1884, photocopy
1 1887, photocopy
MF1 1860
MF2 1860
MF3 1862, 1886
MF4 1864
MF5 1870
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