|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Cohen, Solomon, 1802-1875.|
|Title:||Solomon Cohen papers|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Solomon Cohen (1802-1875), son of Rev. Moses C. Cohen, was a lawyer in Georgetown, S.C. until 1838 when he moved to Savannah. He represented the Georgetown District in the South Carolina Legislature. After moving to Savannah, he represented Chatham County in the Georgia Legislature. He was on the Board of Alderman of Savannah and served as U.S. Postmaster in Savannah, 1853-1861. In 1860, he was a member of the Georgia delegation to the Democratic convention in Charleston, S.C., where he spoke in favor of reconciliation with the North. At the commencement of the Civil War, he continued to be Postmaster under the Confederate Government. In 1866, he was elected to the U.S. Congress from the First Congressional District of Georgia, but was not admitted.
This collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence. Included are a lecture delivered to the Georgia Historical Society, 1841; meeting minutes of the Georgia Historical Society, 1855; and a eulogy of the Rt. Reverend Stephen Elliott, published by the Georgia Historical Society, 1867. Also included are four letters to Cohen, as Confederate States Postmaster in Savannah, from officials in the Confederate States Post Office Department in Richmond, Va., 1863.
[item identification], Solomon Cohen papers, MS 159, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Miriam and Ophelia Dent, 1949 (Items 1-3); Purchased from Schindler's Antique Shop, 1969 (Items 4-7)
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
|Item 1: "A Discourse on the formation of the Constitution of the United States, delivered as an introductory to a course of Lectures of the Georgia Historical Society" by Solomon Cohen, 1841 January 7|
|Item 2: Minutes of a meeting of the Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Ga., 1855 January 7|
|Item 3: "Eulogy on the life and character of the Rt. Rev. Stephen Elliot, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Georgia and President of the Georgia Historical Society," by Hon. Solomon Cohen, 1867|
|Written and published at the request of the Georgia Historical Society.|
|Item 4: Letter from B.N. Clements, Chief of Appt. Bureau, Richmond, Va., Confederate States Post Office Department, Appointment Bureau, to Solomon Cohen, 1863 July 15|
|Authorizes Cohen to purchase paper.|
|Item 5: Letter from B.N. Clements, Chief of Appt. Bureau, Richmond, Va., Confederate States Post Office Department, Appointment Bureau, to Solomon Cohen, 1863 August 6|
|Regarding Route Agents on the Macon and Augusta Road.|
|Item 6: Letter from Bolling Baker (Baber?), Auditor, Richmond, Va., Confederate States General Post Office Department, Auditor's Office, to Solomon Cohen, 1863 August 13|
|Item 7: Letter from Jno. G. Harrell, Chief of Finance Bureau, Richmond, Va., Confederate States Post Office Department, Finance Bureau, to Solomon Cohen, 1863 September 25|
|Regarding collection of enclosed draft (not included with letter) and placing funds in the Depository at Savannah.|